While the mainstream news media shirk their responsibility to expose corruption except when it fits their "Republicans' Culture of Corruption" template, there are men and women willing to endure the slings and arrows of people Professor Walter Williams, an African-American scholar, calls "Poverty Pimps." Atop that list is the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who enjoys total impunity from the MSM.
One organization that's not only exposing Jackson, but bringing a civil suit against him is Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes corruption.
In a media release, Judicial Watch announced some of the details in a just-released special report titled, “Jesse Jackson Exposed,” which details the intimidation and shakedown tactics of Jackson's so-called civil-rights organization, the Rainbow Push Coalition.
The report's introduction reads:
"Jackson had been exposed…as an extortionist who uses his influence as a civil rights leader to essentially blackmail wealthy corporations with absurd discrimination threats.
"While some of those tactics have been published in the past, this special report offers detailed information – never before released – gathered during the discovery process of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit and the subsequent trial. It also includes incriminating admissions from Jackson made under oath at trial."
Among Jackson’s shakedown tactics highlighted in Judicial Watch’s report:
* Jackson lobbied the Federal Communications Commission to prevent media companies seeking government approval to merge until they donate money to Jackson's Rainbow/Push.
* Jackson publicly chastised Toyota for running an ad Jackson deemed “racist.” Even after Toyota pulled the ad, Jackson threatened a boycott against Toyota to force the company to launch a $7.8 billion “diversity program.”
* Jackson installed one of his friends, J.L. Armstrong, in a management position at Toyota to determine which "organizations" would receive $700 million in contracts awarded by Toyota.
* Minority businesses pay Jackson’s “Trade Bureau” a fee to help extort lucrative contracts from corporations. Jackson interjected the Bible when he compared his Trade Bureau to “Noah’s Ark,” boasting that minority businesses and organizations had to be inside the “ark” to survive.
“Not only did Judicial Watch force Jesse Jackson to answer for his behavior in a court of law, but we also learned new information about how corrupt officials like Jackson operate,” said JW President Tom Fitton.
“This is an important public education benefit that comes with every single lawsuit Judicial Watch pursues.”
The Rev. Jesse Jackson's latest target is the oil giant British Petroleum in his latest high-dollar shakedown, according to the National Legal and Policy Center.
Despite the fact that BP was a "Bronze Sponsor" of the Coalition's 35th annual conference held in Chicago, Jackson announced that he was returning the company's $10,000 donation as part of a boycott to demand greater minority involvement in the corporation's business practices.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.