Chuck Turner vote
The Hiller Instinct: Chuck Turner vote
The city councilor sees himself as a man of conviction, when--in fact--he's a convicted felon.
Turner sees himself as a victim, though a jury of his peers found him guilty of victimizing the community he represents.
He's been complaining for a long time about having his honesty questioned:
"I am innocent!" Turner said in 2008.
But now that he's been judged guilty of taking a $1,000 bribe, the Boston City Council can vote tomorrow--and should--to make him a former councilor.
"I think the odds are for them voting me off the Council," Turner said.
But Boston being Boston, suppose the Council decides not to remove Turner. Then what?
"The Council will be in order," Turner said during a meeting.
If he's not removed, he'll become the face of the Council, which will cost it whatever credibility it still has.
So, before the vote, can we just look at this video one more time?...that proves Chuck Turner is not a priceless advocate of justice--his price is $1,000.
"Why should I be concerned? I'm innocent," Turner said.
Under state law, Turner will lose his council seat automatically if he's sentenced to a federal prison for his crime, and his sentencing is set for January.
So the councilors could take the easy way out tomorrow...and just wait.
I hope they don't.
I'm Andy Hiller, that's my instinct.
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