Better than Law and Order: Watch Berkowitz w/Locke Bowman on Cable/Web discuss possible Obstruction of Justice by State's Attorney Alvarez and the Chicago Cops

WATCH   MacArthur Justice Center Locke Bowman interviewed by show host Jeff Berkowitz   24/7  

There was a homicide in the early hours of the morning on April 25, 2004. No doubt about that. It appears that R.J. Venecko, nephew of  Mayor Daley, was involved in some kind of a shove/punch fracas with the young man who was "clocked" and died 11 days later.  What happened in the ensuring investigations by the Chicago Police Department and the State’s Attorney office, first under State’s Attorney Dick Devine (who was tied at the hip politically to his very good friend and former boss, Mayor  Daley)  and then under State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, whowas hired into the office by Mayor Daley. Did R. J. Vanecko, nephew of Mayor Daley, sucker punch David Koschman that night (near the corner of Division and Dearborn, close to Butch McGuire’s bar in the Rush street area of Chicago), causing Koschman’s death eleven days later.  Has Vanecko gotten off without a "meaningful investigation," due to Chicago cop and Cook County State’s Attorney white washes and cover-ups.  Have the cop and State's Attorney files been lost, misplaced or withheld-- just as they were in a Scott Turow novel (Life imitating art?)   Are the cover-ups continuing to this day?

Should a Special Prosecutor be appointed this Friday, April 6 [Perhaps ironically so on Good Friday, as we head toward the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ] by Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Division, Michael Toomin, sitting as the judge, by special designation, to decide this matter at 2:00 pm in Room 606 of the Cook County Criminal Court Building at 2600 So. California (affectionately known by criminals, the accused, prosecutors, public defenders and criminal defense lawyers as “26th and Cal.”

Get some answers to these and other questions by watching Locke Bowman, MacArther Justice Center Director at the Northwestern University Law School and counsel to David Koschman’s mother, debate and discuss these issues with Public Affairs show host Jeff Berkowitz. The show, taped on Sunday, April 2, 2012, airs tonight in 24 North and Northwest Chicago Metro Suburbs. 


The Public Affairs show featuring attorney Locke Bowman airs tonight at 8:30 pm:

On Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette.

and on Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.


You can also WATCH THE SHOW 24/7 on your computer.  


Locke Bowman: The inescapable fact is that any reasonable thinking person would look at the police reports and compare those police reports to the sworn statements of the witnesses and say the cops wrote this up different from what happened and the question is why? And, that comes back to politicsand it comes back to serious questions about why we have a criminal justice system and what it is supposed to accomplish for us.

Jeff Berkowitz: When you say it comes back to politics, what proof do you have of that?

Locke Bowman: …There is a note in the police file and I can quote this from memory.  It says, “V” which I think stands for Vanecko. It says, “V Dailey sister son,” and that’s if you take V as Vanecko, “Vanecko is the son of Richard M. Daley’s sister, Mary Daley.”

Jeff Berkowitz: And therefore the nephew of—

Locke Bowman: And, therefore the nephew of [Mayor Daley].


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