Monday, July 22, 2013

INSPECTOR GENERAL: Tunney Attempted To Tamper With A Witness

Alderman Tom Tunney has a co-starring role in the just- released Office of the Legislative Inspector General's semi-annual report. 

The OLIG found that Tunney, "improperly called and attempted to tamper with a potential witness in a criminal investigation for prosecution of a third party." His conduct has been referred to the City Council's Board of Ethics.

According to the OLIG report, Tunney testified that he made the improper call "to protect his ward and businesses by keeping them out of the news."

This is an important moment to remember. It's a true waymarker on the path to understanding why he covers up Wrigleyville and Boystown's violent crime problem, too.

If Tunney is that interested in keeping a borderline comedic drunk-assistant-state's-attorney-in-a-sex-shop story out of the news to protect the area's reputation, to what lengths do you think he would go to keep stories like THIS out of the news?

To protect the area's reputation and keep it out of the news, would he insist that stabbings are isolated incidents, when the city's own statistics show that stabbings have been on the rise here for years?

To protect the area's reputation and keep it out of the news, would he imply that the robberies in our area are merely drunks having cell phones spirited away by thieves who flitter past on gossamer wings?

To protect the area's reputation and keep it out of the news, would he claim for years that Wrigleyville and Boystown is not seeing an increase in robberies, when the city's own statistics show that they've been on the rise for years?

To protect the area's reputation and keep it out of the news, would he literally shed tears on the floor of the City Council for the people who have been stabbed, beaten, and robbed after trusting his false version of events? Oops. Sorry. His tears were shed over the square footage of a Jumbotron. Our bad.

Or maybe, just maybe, his motivation was something other than protecting the area's reputation and keeping it out of the news.

17 comments:

  1. My, my...
    How the flighty have fallen.
    Lets just hope he gets swept up and taken away by one those Cubs street sweepers so we can be represented by someone far less ego driven, and not at all sociopathic.

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  2. Is there any way to get him out of office before his time is up? We need action now to deal with the violence and crime.

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  3. He should resign.

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  4. Yes he should resign...
    And we should start a chant:
    "Liar liar pants on fire!"
    It is silly and immature, therefore it suits him to a tee

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  5. He should resign to prevent all the bad press that is about to descend on the businesses and tourism of boystown.

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  6. Anyone who is "friends" with Tommy Tune on his Facebook page should ask him about this.

    Odds are, the message will get deleted.

    Phone calls should be made, and mention that "Since I'm just one person asking this..."

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  7. This news about Tunney is an amazing revelation. No wonder our ward cannot get any help, and is sliding further and further into the abyss of high-crime hell.

    This is an amazing website...keep going CWB!!!!

    TUNNEY MUST RESIGN NOW!!

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  8. TheDoctor1963 said...
    Anyone who is "friends" with Tommy Tune on his Facebook page should ask him about this.

    Odds are, the message will get deleted.

    Phone calls should be made, and mention that "Since I'm just one person asking this..."
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    We're hoping for a statement along these lines from Tom, "Yes, I tamper with witnesses. But he was just one witness."

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  9. Will someone please look into the procedure that ward residence use to get rid of an alderman. He keeps digging himself deeper every day.

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  10. Here is something about the recall process:

    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=006500200Hprec.+Sec.+21-24&ActID=803&ChapterID=14&SeqStart=3200000&SeqEnd=4500000

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  11. He wont resign. He will get reelected. Things will continue to worsen. This is the truth.

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  12. We're hoping for a statement along these lines from Tom, "Yes, I tamper with witnesses. But he was just one witness."
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    Oh, we are witty today ;)

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  13. The problem is, no viable candidate has run against him, thus him being reelected. We need someone to stand up for the community, someone gay or straight, and someone that will represent all of Lakeview not just Boystown or Wrigleyville. On a side note, will someone please put a bug in his ear that the food at Ann Sathers really isn't that great?

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  14. Anonymous Anonymous said...
    He wont resign. He will get reelected. Things will continue to worsen. This is the truth.
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    I beg to differ. I know of at least two people in the 'hood who intend to run. Both would likely succeed at getting things done as they are both successful businessmen (with no conflicting interests such as certain current alderman might have ...)

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  15. you guys leave tom tunney alone! he's got big things to do like change out otherwise perfectly normal bike racks to ugly orange ones all over lakeview!(couldn't we have used that money for more cops after 10pm OR at least tip out the guardian angels so they hang out in our hood for a few nights a week?) he's busy selling bad eggs and hash browns and hanging out in saugatauk. these are important issues that every sociopath must attend to!! dont you see!!
    omg he truly represents all signs of a sociopath. i should know. i dated one and was in therapy over it for months after....
    here are some of the classic signs of a sociopath:

    10 Superficial Charm.
    9 Manipulative.
    8 Shallow Emotions. They can’t really feel too deeply because that would make them vulnerable and expose them to other people as a normal human being, which they despise.
    7 Lack of Empathy. They’re unable to understand your feelings, or experience most feelings with you.
    6 Narcissistic. They’re extremely selfish and crave the admiration from others. Unfortunately, because they’re so damn charming, they’re showered with that admiration constantly.
    5 Infidelity.
    4 Incapable of real human attachment to another. They prefer to keep two-faced and superficial people close to them because they’re the only ones who won’t care that there’s no genuine connection, and they can create a relationship with those people where each uses the other for their own selfish purposes. Not symbiotic: more like mutual parasitisism!
    3 Unable to feel remorse or guilt. No matter how terribly they treat you and how sad you feel about it, they’ll never feel bad about it themselves.
    2 Incapacity for Love. Since their emotions are so shallow, love- one of the deepest emotions of all- is something that they will not likely be able to experience (well, except maybe for themselves).

    AND PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ONE....
    1 They don’t perceive that anything is wrong with them. This is the most frustrating one, because you’ll never get them to see the err of their ways, no matter what you do or say. Which, is why if you meet one of these people, you just have to RUN THE OTHER WAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!

    but seriously....how the hell do we get him out? enough's enough.

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  16. Why has this news not been picked up by any of the major news outlets? Sure hear a lot about Ald Moreno... And the timing is interesting, could this be what led to Tunney backing down in his fight against the Ricketts?

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    1. Was a bullet point in the tribune. I guess we can ask him at tbr next beat mtg. I mean the mtgs r for us, right?

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