NY's Election Law not Albany's ethic disclosure laws are what keeps our elected officials corrupt. One Irish pol who never gets any negative press compared to Vito Lopez will because of the Weiner's perfect storm will get to pick Brooklyn Jewish seat. If Weiner was leaving a city council seat Boss Crowley would would not be able to choose the winner. The Charter changes put into effect after Donald Manes who was Queens Boss before Crowley killed himself after being caught in the Koch's administration corruption, took the power away from political bosses to pick the parties nominee.
A Jailed Elected Official is An Opportunity to the Queeens MachineWe will look at why so many Queens elected officials have been indicted or are under serious criminal investigations. Already convicted in the last couple of years Alan Hevesi (in jail), Brian McLaughlin (in Jail), Tony Seminerio (died in jail) and Hiram Monserrate. When McLaughlin, Seminerio and Monserrate were forced to resign it was Crowley who picked there successor by giving them the Democratic nomination in the special. When When picked Peralta to take Monserrate he also go to pick Maya to replace Peralta in the assembly. Crowley also controls without opposition who becomes a judge, who becomes surrogate and who becomes the district attorney. The Queens County Leader is has already pick the replacements for Assemblywomen Pheffer and Mayersohn. Jo Ann Shapiro for Pheffer and Mike Simanowitz for Meyerson.
More Than A Majority of the Queens State Elected Officials Were Pick by the Party Boss, Not In Open Elections
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