Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Rod Blagojevich holds news conference after Trump commutes his sentence


  1. Looks like one of his first stops this AM before the presser was the barber shop. I guess he sure didn't lose any of his vanity

  2. Anonymous2/20/2020

    This is what Lightfoot had to say about Blago compared to others that were incarcerated, "“The difference between most of them and Rod Blagojevich is that they accept responsibility for the crimes they have committed. They are willing to do what’s necessary to make amends for the harm that they caused.”

    She ought to tune in to and see how contrite and remorseful some of those freed felons are making amends for their past transgressions. If she were any more full of crap, ah never mind.

  3. Anonymous2/20/2020

    Lori Lightfoot is turning out to be a disaster, in just the first few months of office. Fortunately she seems pretty ineffective and not too bright. A good chance someone who is more pragmatic can emerge to win and ultimately put her in the Jane Byrne category.

  4. Anonymous2/21/2020

    Oscar López Rivera-Sentence commuted by President Obama, sentence ended in May 2017

    January 6, 1943 (age 77)
    San Sebastián, Puerto Rico
    Known for
    Longest-incarcerated FALN member
    Home town
    San Sebastián, Puerto Rico
    Criminal status
    Sentence commuted by President Obama, sentence ended in May 2017
    Bronze Star Medal

    Criminal charge
    Seditious conspiracy, use of force to commit robbery, interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition to aid in the commission of a felony
    Prison for 55 years; extended 15 years for later conspiracy to escape
    Oscar López Rivera (born January 6, 1943) is a Puerto Rican activist and militant who was a member and suspected leader[1] of the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña (FALN), a clandestine paramilitary organization devoted to Puerto Rican independence that carried out more than 130 bomb attacks in the United States between 1974 and 1983.[1] López Rivera was tried by the United States government for seditious conspiracy, use of force to commit robbery, interstate transportation of firearms, and conspiracy to transport explosives with intent to destroy government property.
    López Rivera declared himself a prisoner of war and refused to take part in most of his trial. He maintained that according to international law he was an anticolonial combatant and could not be prosecuted by the United States government. On August 11, 1981, López Rivera was convicted and sentenced to 55 years in federal prison. On February 26, 1988, he was sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison for conspiring to escape from the Leavenworth prison.