Monday, April 22, 2013

Nice work if you can get it

Louis Farrakhan’s son, Mustapha, is a part-time cop for the town of Harvey, Illinois. Interestingly, the fact that he hasn’t worked a shift in four years hasn’t deprived him of access to a concealed-carry permit and a squad car.
Officer Farrakhan does, though, appear to do “police work” off-duty, more than a dozen miles outside Harvey city limits, in Chicago, where he uses his Harvey squad car’s lights to stop traffic and escorts his father’s unofficial motorcade, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found.

The unusual arrangement that allows him to carry a concealed gun into places where regular citizens can’t, and to drive a police car, despite apparently failing to do regular police work for the suburb that employs him, may be especially useful to the man who leads the Nation of Islam’s “Fruit of Islam” security detail.


JeffS said...

When I lived in Chicago, in the late 1980s, the mayor (Washington) had a security detail, from the Chicago Police Department, of some 20 cops. In addition, each alderman had two permanent police "liaisons" assigned to them.

At one point, back then, Mayor Washington had to attend some trial in the Federal court building. Federal security wouldn't let his security detail in; in order to get Washington into the courtroom (his attendance was essential, for some reason), the Federal Protective Service had to pony up two bodyguards for the duration.

This was 25 years ago. When Chicago wasn't so openly dysfunctional. Today? You couldn't pay me enough to work or live in Chicago.

This doesn't surprise me, except that it's very much in the open. Farrakhan always had close ties with Cook County and Chicago officials, even when he was openly collaborating with Qaadafi.

Chicago -- the center of corruption in America. Even Washington DC pales in comparison.

Paco said...

The shade of Al Capone can only gnash its teeth in envy.

rinardman said...

I'm shocked!

Spiny Norman said...

Shocked? Really? Oh, wait, I get it... and now, sarcasm!

RebeccaH said...

I have a feeling that when Louis finally kicks off, Mustapha hasn't got the mojo to keep the empire together.

JeffS said...

I think you're right, Rebecca. The Nation of Islam has been sliding downhill for a long time now. It's only because of cronyism and a hefty savings account (from skimming all the donations over the years) that keeps Farrakhan rolling.

When he drops dead, it'll be like when Washington died -- I was in Chicago for THAT as well. A massive feeding frenzy ensued, one notch below a local civil war. N of I won't be quite as spectacular, given their size, but the group will likely splinter after Farrakhan croaks.

Good riddance to bad rubbish, says I.

mojo said...

I thought it was "Fruit of the Loom"...

Q: Are there "Vegetables of Islam"? Maybe some brain injuries from all the bombings?