Tuesday, April 02, 2013
But as despicable as I find the actions of career criminals like this young man, it pales in comparison to the disdain I have for politricksters who betray the communities that they are supposed to be serving by looking out for their own self interest. They are in positions of power and they have the ability to make real change from their seats at the table. When they do nefarious things their actions have a profound effect on the communities that sent them to sit at the table.
This is why I was so glad to hear of the arrest of Malcolm Smith in New York. This Negro was allegedly scheming to buy off republican politricksters so that he could get his name on the mayoral ballot. He is being charged with bribery, extortion, and mail fraud. If he is found guilty I hope that they throw the book at him.
"But field, why does the black man have to be the first to get arrested? Why is 'the man' always going after these high ranking black politicians?
Because black politicians like this ignorant Negro would rather spend his time scheming with republicans (REPUBLICANS!) to grab power and line his pockets than do the people's work.
When you fool around in the house instead of trying to find ways to serve the people you are supposed to be looking out for, you will ultimately find yourself doing a perp walk and embarrassing your family and your constituents.
"Authorities described the scheme - potentially one of the biggest political scandals to hit New York in years - as an attempt to game the city's first wide-open mayoral election in more than a decade. New York will choose a new mayor in November, before Michael Bloomberg's third term wraps up at year's end.
The charges center on State Senator Malcolm Smith, a Democrat from Queens, who prosecutors said made payments to a city councilman to set up meetings with top New York Republicans to assist in getting him on the mayoral ballot.
Smith and the councilman, Daniel Halloran, a Republican from Queens, were among the six politicians arrested on Tuesday morning in connection to the bribery scandal.
Charges against the six include bribery, extortion, and wire and mail fraud.
"From time to time the question arises, how common is corruption in New York?" said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara at a late-morning press conference. "Based on the cases that we have brought and continue to bring, it seems downright pervasive."
Recent years have seen another high-ranking New York state Senator, Democrat Pedro Espada Jr., convicted of stealing more than $600,000 from Soundview HealthCare Center, a partly federally funded company he worked at; and a pay-for-play scandal at the state's pension fund that saw the state comptroller resign and serve 21 months in prison.
Authorities arrested four other politicians: Queens County Republican Party Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone, Bronx County Republican Party Chairman Joseph Savino, Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret.
Jasmin and Desmaret are Democrats.
Smith's lawyer, Gerald Shargel, defended his client but said he had not yet fully reviewed the charges. "Malcolm Smith is a dedicated public servant who has served ... his constituents in an exemplary fashion," Shargel said."
Excuse me while a get some tidy wipes. I think I just threw up on my computer keys.
I Love The Negro Tour on behalf of the GOP. He has been going to some major urban areas where a lot of black folks congregate, and from what I hear he has been sincerely trying to reach out (see passing out $$$ to certain preachers) to you Negroes on behalf of his party.
Sorry Reince, I know some of these Negro preachers; your 10 million dollars might run out after just two churches.
*Pic from Gopper.com