Too Politically Sensitive

Too Politically Sensitive

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by Michale Callahan
     
 

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Too Politically Sensitive by Michale Callahan

Since when is murder "too politically sensitive"?

In a state as rich in political corruption as Illinois, it's more of a reality than a question. This true story starts with a murder in a small town and the wrongful conviction of two men, but quickly escalates into a conspiracy of deceit, hypocrisy,…  See more details below

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Too Politically Sensitive by Michale Callahan

Since when is murder "too politically sensitive"?

In a state as rich in political corruption as Illinois, it's more of a reality than a question. This true story starts with a murder in a small town and the wrongful conviction of two men, but quickly escalates into a conspiracy of deceit, hypocrisy, misconduct, and cover-up by one of the most corrupt states in the United States.

In 2000, Michale Callahan was the newly promoted Investigations Commander over a nine county area in East Central Illinois. His first assignment was to review the fourteen-year-old murder of a young, newlywed couple, Dyke and Karen Rhoads. Rumblings from the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, The Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University, and an upcoming show on CBS's 48 Hours were that two men had been wrongfully convicted for these murders. This true story is about his fight to search for the truth and free the two innocent men he learned were railroaded into prison. Callahan's fight continues with his personal battle against a corrupt and powerful state that is more interested in covering up the scandal and silencing its employees than seeking justice.

This book is about everyone's worst nightmare, when the cover up of any crime becomes more important than the injustice done to the victims. This true story is a warning and foreboding example of just what can happen now that a government can muzzle its employees to cover up its criminal acts. When you're done reading this book, you'll ask yourself this important question: just who will police the police when they refuse to police themselves?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615281032
Publisher:
Land of Lincoln Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
750,150
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author

Michale Callahan grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. After graduating from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in Forensic Studies and spending a year in graduate school, he left to pursue a career in law enforcement. After graduating from the Illinois State Police Academy, he began his twenty-five year law enforcement career as a trooper in Chicago, Illinois. Four years later, he became a special agent in the State Police's Division of Criminal Investigation. In 1998, he transferred to District 10 in East Central Illinois, where he finished out his distinguished career. During his twenty year career in investigations, Callahan was promoted to sergeant, master sergeant, and lieutenant. Callahan retired from the Illinois State Police in March 2005. In 2006, he received The Edmund Burke Award from the National Lawyers Association, which inscribed, "A good man who did something to prevent the triumph of evil."

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Too Politically Sensitive 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a courageous man! To stand up against organized crime, motorcycle gangs, street thugs, and the political hacks running the Illinois State Police, to try and right an incredible wrong when two innocent men were sent to prison, and guilty people were allowed to run free. Kudos to you, Mr. Callahan! You are an American hero!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Save your money. Poorly written by an egotist who believes down state Illinois starts one mile south of Chicago. Infers that Chicago is the center of ethics and "down state" is where all the corruption is. Seriously doubt some of his claims. Can't even bring myself to waste my time reading past half way.
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m1h2 More than 1 year ago
Everyone, especially if you live in Illinois, should read this book. Last I heard Illinois was at the bottom of the list (#48) as one of the most corrupt States in the Union. Well, after reading this I think we must truly be at rock bottom - #50. It is inspirational but not spititually so; it is inspiring because we all need to have a heads up and be cognizant of just what elected and appointed officials are doing, or not. Callahan has thoroughly documented every bit of his information. His writing is clear and concise. He deserves a gold medal for coming forth and exposing how corrupt many in Illinois government, politics etc are. Once you start you will not want to put it down.
RDL53 More than 1 year ago
This book should be required reading for every person living in the State of Corruption, aka Illinois. It reveals the political corruption that resides in the upper levels of the Illinois State Police... and how that corruption put two innocent men in prison, one on death row, for more than 15 years for a double murder. The conspiracy, deceit, hypocrisy, misconduct, and cover-up by the upper command of the Illinois State Police revealed by this book is absolutely sickening, and something every Illinois resident needs to be aware of. It also reveals the connections to organized crime that existed (exists) in the small town of Paris, Ill. where the murders occurred. Thank you, Michale Callahan, for standing up and revealing the truth.
JJWKL More than 1 year ago
This book is a GOOD Read! Easy to read and holds your attention throughout the book. I think Michale Callahan needs to run for Governor of Illinois and try to clean up this corrupt state. Thank you Mr. Callahan for standing up for the Truth. I know it wasn't easy for you and your family, but it is very much appreciated. If you write any more books, I would love to read them. I was sorry this book came to an end as it was a very interesting book. May God Bless you and your family and keep you safe. Thanks again for exposing all of the corruption in the state of Illinois. This is a must read for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago