Chuck Tuner:  Political Life in the Land of Justice

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in High Places will follow, and the Money Power of the Country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the People, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war

Abraham Lincoln

In typical style the media erupted in joy as a 2cd Black Leader of the black community was indicted for bribery this week in Boston.   These two individuals, Diane Wilkerson and Chuck Turner have done more for the black community in the Boston than most.  As to Diane Wilkerson fate, one can only conclude that this is not the first time that she had used bad judgment.

As to the fate of Chuck Turner, I am come to a much more radical conclusion.  Why would the US Federal Attorney Michael Sullivan and FBI Boston chief Michael Bamford spent such limited resources to target someone who is owned more than $120,000 from his own campaign?  Chuck Turner uses part of his income to provide services for his own community by funding an out reaches office right in his community.  The services provided by this office are unmatched by any of his contemporaries in the entire Boston City Council.  At the very worst there is a failure to report a campaign contribution, although I am sure that there is a lot to be learned at trial, which in my opinion is a colossal waste of taxpayer’s money.

I believe that Sullivan and Bamford had quite different motives in mind, self-protection.  In all honesty I did not want to talk about this story until the day after Obama had been inaugurated for reason you will understand as you learn the facts.  My tale begins in 1995 when while working in a residential program for HIV positive drug addicts I met Johnny.  Johnny had worked for Whitey Buglers organization for more than 2 decades.

Johnny used me as his confessor as he walked through the steps of AA.  I learned a lot about how organized crime worked in Boston.  What I learned from Johnny that interested me most though was his stories about traveling to South Florida to pick up kilos of cocaine for delivery to Dorchester and Roxbury for more than a decade.  By my own estimates more than $350 Million Dollars worth of product.

In 1994 as a senior at Harvard I called on of then US Attorney General, Janet Reno to protect my First Amendment rights and gain me access to AT&T 900 services for fundraising purposes.  AT&T denied me service calling the commercial that I wanted to run in Texas concerning Bush Family involvement in the narcotics trade libelous.  I got a “Dear John” letter from the Head of the Civil Right Division in the Clinton administration, our own Governor Deval Patrick telling me no one in the Reno Justice Department was interested in defending this issue.  My professors at Harvard were calling me a bipolar maniac as I warned them that if another Bush entered the White House the country was in for a disaster.

 Ultimately this story is one about why the US Attorney and the FBI choose to run a sting operations specifically against 2 of Boston’s finest Black Leaders, especially considering the level of political corruption in many areas of Massachusetts politics but most especially in the areas of Development and Construction were Billions of Dollars has changed hands.  I make that observation having left the Architectural Millwork business in Boston after realizing that to be part of the system you were required to do favors as part of your contract obligations.  I watched thousands and thousands of dollars change hands on almost every project I participated in.  I refused to pay the Game.  So this story is about how best to use of governments resources at a time when our entire community is in crisis.  There has been no greater leader in Boston during this crisis than Chuck Turner.

For those of you who sat ringside, watching our economic world crash over the last few months, this crisis has lasted over 30 years in Boston’s Black neighborhoods.  This crisis is a direst result of government involvement in the narcotics trade.  The pain of this tragedy is written across the faces of thousands of families who lost loved ones during this crisis.

 In June of 2007, I approached Chuck Turner about helping me to introduce to Boston City Council what Johnny had helped me establish beyond any reasonable doubt. Whitney Bulger operated in Boston for more than a decade because he was being protected by a “Secret Power” structure built by George Herbert Walker Bush while he was Vice President.

 I intended to ask Chuck Turner to introduce this petition to the Boston City Council to support my effort in court to recover the profits from this criminal cartel and return it to Boston in the form of economic development money.   Bamford and Sullivan had a lot to loose with these revelations.  These facts will demonstrate clearly that neither one of them is capable of doing their jobs.  It is without a doubt that both the FBI and the US Attorney do know about the true nature of this problem.  They both had a lot to gain by derailing Chuck Turner before he made a fool of them both.

The Boston City Council tonight should vote to refocus on the needs of the city, and let Chuck Turner continue his admiral service to the community.  US Attorney Michael Sullivan and FBI Boston Chief Bamford should be removed from duty for using their offices for political purposes. 



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