H/T Dan Riehl
Breitbart Media has worked for days to get to the bottom of a seemingly highly-charged story allegedly involving racism from a high profile Democrat and now former law enforcement official that may reach into the upper-level of Illinois state government, including the office of Governor Pat Quinn. Based upon sources in Carlinville, Illinois, at least on the surface, it appears as though powerful Democrats and perhaps even the State Police may be attempting to cover up a racial incident involving now resigned Democrat County Chair and former head of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s southern security detail, Kenneth Snider.
The Sun-Times shed some light on the story on Saturday. Their story suggests they’ve been enountering the same resistance we’ve encountered. Snider abruptly resigned his various official positions without explanation the day after an alleged racial incident. At the time, Snider was already relying upon benefit time after a previous troubling incident in January. St. Louis Today touched on the latest story on March 23, as well. The Chicago Republican Party also reported the story, calling the investigation “secretive,” while pointing out Snider was paid $132,000 a year as head of Quinn’s State Police security detail.
Snider had been employed by the state since 1984 and was elevated last December as supervisor of Quinn’s south security detail, a job that put him in charge of overseeing executive protection officers, scheduling, routes and movements, Vega said in a prepared statement late Friday.
That assignment lasted until Jan. 19, when he began to use benefit time until his resignation on March 18, he said. Immediately after the March 18th incident, Snider resigned his chairmanship of the Carlinville school board and the MaCoupin County Democratic organization.
Multiple sources reluctant to come forward publically, or speak on the record, paint an extremely troubling picture that only raises even more serious questions, if true. Why did Snider abruptly resign? If there was an altercation, why was no one charged? Why did the local police turn the case over to the State Police? Are they really the best qualified to investigate one of their own given such a potentially significant story impacting race relations, especially for Democrats, in Illinois? Will justice be served, or only the interests of Democrats, who control all levers of government in Illinois?