Thursday, January 01, 2009

Burris Once Sought Death Penalty for Innocent Man

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What a nice guy Blago selected:

Illinois attorney general Roland Burris, embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick to replace Barack Obama in the Senate, is no stranger to controversy.

Public fury over the governor's alleged misconduct has masked the once lively debate over Burris' decision to continue to prosecute, despite the objections of one of his top prosecutors, the wrong man for a high-profile murder case.

While state attorney general in 1992, Burris aggressively sought the death penalty for Rolando Cruz, who twice was convicted of raping and murdering a 10-year-old girl in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. The crime took place in 1983.

But by 1992, another man had confessed to the crime, and Burris' own deputy attorney general was pleading with Burris to drop the case, then on appeal before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Raise your hand if you believe that The Politico would have even printed this if Burris was supported by Obama. If Obama wanted Burris, this story would have buried deeper than the John Edwards banging Rielle Hunter investigation.

Anyway, nice guys they have in Chicago politics, huh? Blagojevich could have selected someone without the baggage of this guy but Burris fit the profile he wanted: black, not supported by The One and a history of some unsavory doings. Blago wants a battle and this guy was a means to an end for him.

4 comments:

robert verdi said...

typical class act Democrat

Betty said...

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Anonymous said...

I wonder how this guy woulda felt if it hadda been him on death row and proof existed to show he didn't do it?? This guy's a complete A-hoe and a #1 ass-kisser. I'm sure the state of Ill. can do better.

Scott said...

Welcome Betty.