Widespread Illinois Corruption & Cover-Up of the Unsolved 1986 Paris, IL Murders of Dyke and Karen Rhoads on CNN Death Row Stories, Sunday, July 19th, 9 pm Central Time...
CountyLeaks has published never-reported information on the role the Illinois State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's office, its former Board of Governors and the Illinois State's Attorneys Association in protecting wealthy and powerful individuals.
Watch the trailer for CNN Death Row Stories: Murder in Paris to air Sunday, July 19th, 9 pm Central Time...
International spokesperson for abolishing the death penalty, Randy Steidl, who was wrongfully convicted for the 1986 Paris murders and imprisoned for 17 years, including Death Row. People certainly deserved to be behind bars, but NEVER Randy Steidl and Herb Whitlock.
Courageous former Illinois State Police Lt. Michale Callahan who refused to give up in pursuit of truth and justice. Callahan tells his compelling story in Too Politically Sensitive.
Click on the titles to read these past CountyLeaks stories for crucial and radioactive background to Sunday's program:
Who is CountyLeaks? This explains why I started this blog. I could not accept that the same "game changing" political operative was simultaneously working for/with the wealthy and powerful "He Who Cannot Be Named", the Illinois State's Attorney's Appellate Prosecutor office, defense attorneys for the Paris murders wrongful conviction lawsuits, the political campaigns of several top state's attorneys in Illinois, and a government agency in DuPage County. Truly, this stuff cannot be made up.
Below the Radar in Edgar County If you only have time to read one CountyLeaks story before watching Sunday's program, this is it. This article looks at the history of the Illinois State's Attorney's Appellate Prosecutor's office's involvement in protecting certain individuals and ultimately themselves, even if it meant placing innocent people under perpetual investigation and allowing the real killer or killers to roam freely. Why did ILSAAP's executive director approve of their contracted political operative to work simultaneously for his government agency AND "He Who Cannot Be Named" who was featured prominently in Callahan's Too Politically Sensitive?
Shadowy Illinois State's Attorneys Association The Edgar County prosecutor of the Paris murders was at one time the president of this association, a quasi-public organization supported by tax dollars and directly connected with the Illinois State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutors office, yet not subject to the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act. This is the go-to organization for filing amicus curiae "friend of the court" briefs supporting interests of state prosecutors, past and present.
State Agency or Prosecutorial Fraternity Learn how your tax dollars supported the never-ending corruption and cover-up of the Paris murders. When will someone investigate THEM?
ILSAAP Approved Amicus Curiae Supporting Payment to Defend Former Paris, IL Prosecutor More than two decades *after* the wrongful-convictions of the Paris murders, ILSAAP supported tax-funded legal fees for the former Edgar County prosecutor. Was it all hitting too close to home? Could they imagine themselves in the same position one day?
Targeting David Protess Six Years Read how the DuPage County Brotherhood began a orchestrated and documented smear campaign a decade ago against Northwestern University's Innocence Project and its well-known former director, David Protess, and former Illinois State Police Lt. Michale Callahan. It will make you think twice about taking a stand against the rich and powerful.
Same Tech Firm Examined Computers in High-Profile Cases Protek International, Inc., a Clarendon Hills-based firm specializing in investigations and advisory services related to cyber crime, inspected evidence from the computer hard drive of the operative hired by "He Who Cannot Be Named" in the Steidl-Whitlock wrongful prosecution lawsuit. Incredibly, the owner of Protek had close ties with the defense attorneys -- so close, he was working under the same roof and shingle -- and had worked with the operative at former Illlinois Attorney General Jim Ryan's office. These relationships were never disclosed to the plaintiffs and their attorneys.