Derrick Smith Using William Beaver’s Defense

Today’s Story:

Victor Henderson, the lawyer for accused Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith tells “The Don and Roma Show” on WLS, that the reason federal authorities charged Smith with bribery, was because they wanted him to give up information about possible wrongdoing by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Smith’s long-time political mentor.

via WLS 890AM.

February 25th, 2012:

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, an old-school Chicago politician who likes to call himself “The Hog With the Big Nuts,” has been indicted on federal tax charges.  …

But Beavers, 77, called the indictment “horse s— I’m not worried about.”

He said the feds only indicted him because he refused to wear a wire on fellow Commissioner John Daley, the brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley and of former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley.

So let me write… again…

Assuming this is true, isn’t this just about the last thing you want to say?  How does this help Beavers Smith or Daley White?  It doesn’t.

Can you imagine some knuckle-dragging bent nose Tony Soprano wanna’be getting indicted and walking out of booking shouting, “They wanted me to wear a wire on Tony.”  Now what you’ve done is tie the two of you together and make both of you look guilty of somethin’.

Absolutely hilarious!!

Criminal Justice System Failing

A man who knocked out a woman’s teeth in the South Loop in 2008 when she refused to give him a cigarette became violent again, according to police, this time beating up his longtime female companion.

The latest attack took place Monday night in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

It was his fifth arrest since late last year. All five resulted in only misdemeanor charges.

Derrick King, 50, was booked into Cook County Jail today after a Domestic Court judge set a $20,000 bail for him on a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery, said a Cook County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

via Chicago Tribune.

Why is this guy still on the streets?

I think it’s time to break-out the torches and pitchforks and find Anita Alvarez.