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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

DEFAM, Welch’s day job [7th Rep]

Emanuel Christopher Welch isn’t just a politician who files lawsuits to abridge First Amendment rights. He also has a day job as an attorney who files lawsuits to abridge First Amendment rights.

In International Bank of Chicago vs. Rev. Marvin G. Hunter, Rev. Matthew Miller, Rev. Johnnie H. Miller, Mark Carter and G. Norwood, Welch represented “the man” against community activists.

The suit has four counts.
Count I—Trespass
a. Knowingly and without lawful authority entered the Plaintiff’s private property….
b. After receiving notice from the owner or occupant to depart, remained for a period of time….
Count II—Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations
a. The defendants intentionally led protesters to intimidate and scare customers to withdraw accounts from [the bank]….
Count III—Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage
a. Have caused protests to occur on plaintiff’s private property on at least two occasions to intimidate and scare plaintiff’s… customers
b. Have made false and defamatory statements in the media….
Count IV—Defamation-Commercial Disparagement/Derogatory Statements About Banks

I thought there might be some merit to the trespass count until I asked Grady Norwood about it. Apparently the plaintiff invited the activists to the bank.

The rest of the complaint is standard Welch bullshit. Here’s the simple test for the suit. The information Welch claims is defamatory was published in the Sun-Times. Why isn’t Welch listing the Sun-Times as defendants? Is it because they have ready access to lawyers and would crush Welch like a bug?


  • WOW!
    What rats these guys are. I read this blog and try to connect the dots and I get dizzy!

    By Anonymous AB of Bellwood, at 9:01 PM, November 01, 2005  

  • I cant' wait until Karen takes over Proviso Township so all of those Jobs can be ours

    Ed Smith Promised me I could Have Alexis Wallaces' Job and I dont' even have a GED

    By Anonymous Tommy From the 28th Ward, at 9:38 PM, November 01, 2005  

  • I deleted a couple anonymous comments, but one did have a link to the International Bank of Chicago advisory board. Ron Serpico is a member.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:32 AM, November 02, 2005  

  • So Welch again is out to bid fror the "White man", over his people? What a louse Mr. Welch is and what a coward! How will welch act in prison when his cellie"Tyrone", takes a liking to him? Will he ask his white masters for help?

    By Anonymous Tyrone, at 9:19 PM, November 02, 2005  

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