In the 1980's two Chicago Police Officers were tortured and murdered by the Wilson Brothers. The Wilson Brothers were arrested, charged and convicted of the torture and murder of Officers Fahey and O'Brien.
Ten years earlier,Dr. Kermit Barron Gosnell, MD began charging impoverished women $1,600 a snip to murder their unborn children. This murderer is described by the Associated Press as 'serene and elegant' as he stands trial. That AP story line is the only one carried here in Illinois.
The Peoples Law Office's G. Flint Taylor with a powerful assist from ex-con Northwestern Professor Bernadine Dohrn, Mother Jones writer Sasha Abramsky and later The Chicago Reader began crafting the Mythology of Jon Burge and His Midnight Crew. The Chicago Media lapped it up.
Meanwhile Dr. Kermit Barron Gosnell, MD of Philadelphia amassed millions of dollars - dare I say millions of dollars? Sure, I dare - butchering the unborn, partially born and alive children of mothers who were lured to his Lancaster Avenue abattoir. That is until 2010.
G. Flint Taylor had many opportunities and millions of dollars to this end - prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Police Commander John Burge systemically tortured hundreds of black men. G. Flint Taylor failed to do that, but managed to create a compelling narrative that time, repetition and legal legerdemain managed to lay a perjury trap that sent Jon Burge to Federal Prison.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, MD slaughtered thousands children; Burge might have 'tuned-up' a few thugs and possibly a couple of innocents as well.
Both Chicago newspapers keep the Burge fires burning, while Kermit Barron Gosnell* goes ignored.
You see Gosnell is on the right side of history and Burge looks like a guy who might give one a slap. Therefore, he must have tortured black men 24/7 with his systemically racist Midnight Crew in the House of Screams that no one seemed to hear. After all, why else would John Conroy write so many compelling narratives for the Chicago Reader and go on to work for, a not a news agency, but that soul integrity and good humor Andy Shaw of BGA? Judges, urban translators, commissions, blue ribbon panels, university faculties and every person with press pass in Chicago demands that Burge face the music. Ergo, a Burge Reminder appears every two weeks, or so.
However, nothing about the butchery of children gets any sweat equity from the Chicago Media Mavens.
Abortion is woman's health care wedded to Gay Marriage. Can't sully that.
Burge Beefing, and a mighty thin beef it be, undermines any and all confidence in law and law enforcement and that is a good thing. You see the same folks involved in crafting the Burge narrative also helped destroy Chicago public education and that is a good thing - tragically bad schools, lousy public transporation, dangerous neighborhoods, bigger taxes, and soul-sucking repetition of nonsense will cause more people to flee Chicago, create greater real estate bonanzas for the Judson Miner, Allison Davis and Val Jarrett,
If you happen to be a Buzz-cut Bolshevik, or a Cadillac Commie with membership in an Ivy League, Northwestern, or University of Chicago Alumni Association, you have ears of Tom McNamee, Carol Marin and Bruce Dold and the other editorial and news ninnies. Exemplum Gratia!
After court, Locke Bowman, director of the Northwestern University's MacArthur Justice Center, called Biebel's decision sensible given the "abysmal" track record of the state's attorney's office on Burge-related cases.They would be the States Attorneys Office and most juries before whom Flint and Locke laid on the mythopoeic rhetoric. Once Bernardine Dorhn suggested an electric shock box in the Mother Jones article by Sasha Abramsky that mythical torture device became doctrine, but never made an appearance . . .with the exception of the one G. Flint Taylor parted with a few nickels to have built for him.
"They've never acknowledged that Jon Burge injured anyone," he said. "They've never taken any steps to address any of the flawed prosecutions on which his actions turned, and as a result they are tainted." (emphases my own)
That is because not one of these later-day Clarence Darrows could prove that Jon Burge enjoyed boating, let alone tortured people 24/7.
There will be no end to Burge Myth, because that is the point.
We need to demand some time, certainly no equal time for the monstrous murdering medicine man in Philadelphia, because you can bet the same thing is happening here.
* Grand Jury XXII -
Section I: Overview
This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we
mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester
of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with
scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in
which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among
them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two
occasions, caused their deaths. Over the years, many people came to know that
something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it.
Let us say right up front that we realize this case will be used by those on both
sides of the abortion debate. We ourselves cover a spectrum of personal beliefs about the
morality of abortion. For us as a criminal grand jury, however, the case is not about that
controversy; it is about disregard of the law and disdain for the lives and health of
mothers and infants. We find common ground in exposing what happened here, and in
recommending measures to prevent anything like this from ever happening again.
The “Women’s Medical Society”
That was the impressive-sounding name of the clinic operated in West
Philadelphia, at 38th and Lancaster, by Kermit B. Gosnell, M.D. Gosnell seemed
impressive as well. A child of the neighborhood, Gosnell spent almost four decades
running this clinic, giving back – so it appeared – to the community in which he
continued to live and work.
But the truth was something very different, and evident to anyone who stepped . . .