WOW: Dem Councilman Takes Oath Of Office In Jail After Being Re-Elected...

WOW: Dem Councilman Takes Oath Of Office In Jail After Being Re-Elected Despite Murder Charge

Battle

Nope, this is not “The Onion.”

According to The Chicago Tribune:

“East Chicago City Councilman Robert Battle took the oath of office from behind bars at the Porter County Jail last week.

Battle was re-elected to his council seat in November, one month after murder and drug charges were filed by the federal government.

An unnamed official was brought in to do the swearing-in on Friday for Battle, who is being held in federal custody at the Porter County facility, according to Sheriff David Reynolds.

“There is no reason for me to deny it legally,” Reynolds said, adding he spoke to the U.S. marshal, who agreed. Battle could have chosen to be sworn in via video conferencing but opted for an in-person oath, Reynolds said.

Indiana law permits Battle to hold his seat – and collect the $42,365 salary that it pays – until he resigns, admits his guilt on any of the charges or is found guilty in court…”

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10 COMMENTS

    • Don’t forget Kwame Kilpatrick, mayor of Detroit whose wife whipped out her gun and shot some woman at a party. He allegedly paid partygoers to lie on her behalf.

  1. All I can do is laugh, because America has gone crazy. Lately I’ve been hearing the term “zombies” being used a great deal when it comes to discussions regarding defending ones self from the zombies during apocalyptic doom. I believe we just identified the real “Zombies”. They’re LIBERALS….! And they’re in Chicago… ha ha ha ha…..

  2. This just shows how corrupt, stupid, idiotic, and moronic the citizens of his area are; he got elected a month AFTER BEING CHARGED. So he was IN JAIL already for a month when the people elected him. Chicago and its suburbs have become a cesspool.

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