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Doing the Chicago Shakedown,
Starring the Jacksons

American Thinker, by J. Robert Smith

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Posted By:DW626, 2/18/2013 6:25:21 AM

No, I´m not talking about Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael (God rest Michael´s tortured soul). I´m talking about the Chicago Jacksons, Jesse Sr. and Jesse Jr. The Jackson 5 in their heyday gave plenty: music, entertainment, and joy to their fans. The Chicago Jacksons are another story. Jesse Sr. (The Right Reverend) and his son (the erstwhile congressman) have done a lot more taking than giving. "Taking" may be too charitable a word. Shaking down and wheedling may be better descriptors for the Chicago Jacksons´ acts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 2/18/2013 8:09:37 AM     (No. 9182540)

Something comes to mind about apples and trees here. JJSr. has been on the edge for years. Both are phonies and should be doing time in the federal pen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/18/2013 8:18:54 AM     (No. 9182547)

And from "The Big House" in Joliet is heard the latest rendition of the "Highjackson´s" all-time best seller, "The Chicago Shakedown":
..."Everybody, let´s rock...Everybody in the whole cell block...Was dancin´ to the Jailhouse Rock."!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/18/2013 8:30:36 AM     (No. 9182561)

Once again, I remind you people that the rev never gets audited on his charitable accounts, which he used to buy a big house in california for his young mistress/employee back in the 1990s, and he pays child support for the illegitimsate baby he produced with his mistress, using chartibable funds.
(Jackson met with bill clinton post-monica, to counsel clinton on adultery. And jackson took his pregnant mistress to the white house with him.)
go figure.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: southron, 2/18/2013 9:14:58 AM     (No. 9182651)

Americans who try to live by the rules and hold on to their morals (unlike the Jacksons) are waiting to see if JJjr and wife are also subject to the rules - will their punishment fit the crime. It is a sign of the times that most people think that JJjr and wife will be shown judicial preferences.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/18/2013 9:25:07 AM     (No. 9182667)

If they aren´t shown judicial preferences they will receive presidential pardons.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: msjena, 2/18/2013 9:29:47 AM     (No. 9182678)

The only thing surprising about JJJ´s misdeeds is that he was actually prosecuted. Obama got a sweet deal from a big donor (Tony Rezko) and the media and everyone else just shrugged. How many other politicians are raiding campaign funds getting financial deals from big donor and getting away with it? Exhibit A is John Edwards.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Paglia guy, 2/18/2013 9:34:11 AM     (No. 9182686)

Nothing new for Jesse. He came to Norfolk, VA years ago and shook down every radio station filing for FCC license renewal, the only way to stay in business. Stations had to pay Jesse big bucks or face EEOC discrimination suits. Most chains, like Saga, Clear Channel, and Entercom just bent over and paid him. Locally-owned stations faced the lawsuit and got hosed over it. And this isn´t rumor or second-hand information. I was with one of the locally-owned stations.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/18/2013 11:15:07 AM     (No. 9182914)

He shook down NASCAR and most of its corporate sponsors.

That´s how the AA community works even on a local level. I used to be a budget officer for a large Federal contractor. We had to budget thousands of dollars for a plethora of local "civil rights" organizations essentially to buy peace from them. The VP I worked with was quite honest about how we were paying them to leave us alone.

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