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Andrew Zinke Fearful to Debate Bill Prim Lies to Get Out of It

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Undersheriff Andrew Zinke, the fear ridden to debat Bill Prim

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke, fear ridden to debate Bill Prim

Andrew Zinke revokes his commitment to debate Bill Prim. However, that is not what you would have read in the Northwest Herald the following Monday. Let’s start at the beginning of the sequence of events.

On Friday December 27th on the McHenryCounytBlog.com was a post about a press release from Patriots United. It says:

Andy Zinke Pulls Out of Debate with Bill Prim

WOODSTOCK, IL – The scheduled debate between the Republican candidates for Sheriff of McHenry County, Andy Zinke and Bill Prim, has been cancelled.

The debate, which was to be hosted by Patriots United, was cancelled when Andy Zinke, who had previously agreed to participate, withdrew his commitment saying there would be two other debates between the candidates sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Northwest Herald and that a third debate was unnecessary.

The Board of Patriots United expresses disappointment in this cancellation, noting there are serious issues concerning this office which need to be discussed so the voters can make an informed decision about who will best bring reform to the Sheriff’s office.

The Board looks forward to the other two promised public debates in advance of the primary election so voters can choose the best candidate.

The following day the Bill Prim for McHenry County Sheriff camp put out their own press release. Here is the first paragraph:

Republican candidate for Sheriff Bill Prim Saturday called Andrew Zinke’s decision to pull out of the only scheduled debate a decision that denies the people of McHenry County a chance to weigh for themselves the qualities and abilities of the two candidates.

I would suggest that it was not only feeble but cowardly. Not to mention a total lack of confidence that Andrew Zinke has in himself. Anyone that is confident in their skills will want to debate. It is the best way to demonstrate your wit to think on your feet. You will not only want to do it once, but as many times that you would have an opportunity to pound your opponent to submission. In Bill Prim’s press release he understands the power of debate with the following quote.

“Mr. Zinke has now deprived the voters of an excellent opportunity not only to learn our positions on the issues but to get a sense of the people behind the positions, and how we conduct ourselves in a high-stakes, high-pressure environment.

“The Sheriff’s Office, and law enforcement in general, is frequently stressful,” Prim added.  “Voters want to see for themselves how a candidate for that office operates when he has to think on his feet and make rapid decisions.  Mr. Zinke has just denied the voters that chance, and that is a feeble showing indeed.”

I have dealt with Andrew Zinke personally, and I can tell you that thinking on his feet is not in his character. The next paragraph in Bill Prim’s press release, explains what was wrong with Andrew Zinke’s explanation that he felt  with two other debates sponsored by the Northwest Herald and the League of Woman’s Voters was sufficient, and a third with the Patriots United was not necessary.

Bill Prim who is being denied the opportunity to debate Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff

Bill Prim who is being denied the opportunity to debate Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff

The Prim and Zinke campaigns had previously both formally committed to the debate, to take place under the sponsorship of Patriots United.  No other organizations, neither the Northwest Herald newspaper nor the League of Women Voters (both of which have been mentioned as possible debate sponsors), have contacted the Prim campaign regarding a debate before the March 18 primary election.  Either of those groups would be fine with him, Prim said.

You got it, Andrew Zinke was caught in another lie. His last lie pertained to his original denial that he did not tip off Brian Goode that he was a person of interest in a DEA investigation concerning tons of marijuana being shipped to Andrew Zinke’s campaign headquarters, the RITA Corporation. At least this lie was not criminal but it did emphasize his lack of character. This was the only debate that was scheduled. He lied about two non-existing debates, because he was fearful in his performance in the debate with Prim and the damage that his run for sheriff would endure. Even though this occurred over the weekend, this story started to take a life of its own. What was fueling the fire was that Andrew Zinke was so fearful to debate Bill Prim. Why would he be fearful? One of Undersheriff Andrew Zinke’s cornerstones in his campaign is education, but he failed his Sergeant’s exam scoring very low in the areas of investigations, patrol, and supervision. In a debate it would have been revealed that he has not been promoted out of merit but through cronyism. However that would have not been the worse reveal. In the press release by the Bill Prim camp, they hit on what is worse than a sheriff that is challenged to pass a sergeants exam, and that is his involvement in the alleged corruption of the sheriff’s department.

“Mr. Zinke will have a very hard time defending his decision to give the RITA Corporation, and his political donor, early warning about DEA surveillance of a drug shipment, not to mention the huge budget run-ups in the Sheriff’s Office over the last several years with nothing to show for it.  I expect him to drag his feet regarding debates in order to avoid defending himself on these and other issues.”

Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers

Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers

Other issues could have included his acceptance of $12,000 plus for his campaign from the International Union of Operating Engineers whose leadership has known ties to the Colombo and Gambino Crime families. You can read more about this in my article  IUOE Local 150 and Andrew Zinke. Is this Gangster Money for a Gangster Cop?

That takes us to the following Monday, a story was released by the Northwest Herald about Zinke dishonoring his commitment. You would think in this story they would have confronted Zinke and asked him why he used the Northwest Herald in vain by including them in his lie; but they didn’t. Instead they offered to help bail out Zinke from yet another one of his self-inflicting acts of poor character.  Here is the headline to that article:

Andrew Zinke rejects debate with Bill Prim in sheriff’s race

Does this headline reflect that the man lied to get out of a debate? Instead they offer Andrew Zinke an opportunity to convert from a lie to an excuse that does not hold water. He cited that two Patriot United Board Members have contributed to Bill Prim’s campaign.  In the article Zinke said “What makes you think that I want to go be in a debate for your group when it’s clearly going to be one-sided?”  Keep in mind that Andrew Zinke is running as a Republican. He finds this very Republican forum daunting by his own omission. This is the mission statement of Patriots United from their press release.  Patriots United is a not-for-profit organization founded on five pillars: pro-family, limited government, free market economy, national defense, and choice in education. Dedicated to educating the public on public policy that reflects our conservative Pillars and values, uniting all like-minded citizens, and encouraging individuals to use this knowledge to hold those in the public sector accountable. What is more Republican than that? If he could not find comfort debating in this forum, what forum would he debate in? Maybe Zinke is not really a Republican.

He was part of the Host Committee for a fundraiser for Jack Franks, who is a Democrat and a State Representative; even though there was a Republican candidate. Even still, Jack Franks had successfully participated in a Patriots United sponsored debate. So what is all the lying and excuses really about? It is really about Undersheriff Andrew Zinke lacking in confidence and courage in a debate, fearing the further revelation by the community of McHenry County of his ineptitude, cronyism  promotions, and corrupt character. If Andrew Zinke denies the citizens of McHenry County in seeing their Republican Candidates debate for their betterment of qualifications to become Sheriff of McHenry County; then maybe the citizens of McHenry County should deny him the opportunity of becoming the McHenry County Sheriff.

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KNOWLEDGE CENTER

I have put together some of the articles that I have written that are prevalent for the upcoming election in MARCH!. This is the Republican Nominee election but probably more important than the general election. It is most likely the winner in March will win in November and become sheriff. If you review the articles in the Knowledge Center, you will read all kinds of unbelievable things that pertain to this upcoming sheriff’s election.

My mother and father, Ron and Kathy Scharff, 1969.

Freedom of Information Act Appeal to get the remainder of my father’s file. In my efforts to get to the bottom of my father’s murder and what the McHenry County Sheriff’s office has done to me and my family 33 years ago. I filed a FOIA Request (Freedom of Information Act Request) to get my father’s case file. Many documents were withheld from my request. It is my believe the documents are withheld to protect guilty individuals that are known to Sheriff Keith Nygren and Undersheriff Andrew Zinke that covered up who actually killed my father during the original investigation. Start on page 11 to read what sounds like a murder mystery thriller, but this is my true life. It is backed by FBI reports, witness statements, and newspaper articles.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Rita Corporation on RT 31Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff, Really??? This article is based on my own father’s murder investigation and Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. I talked about how he made his own milestones and failed to meet every single one. How it took me calling NBC News Chicago to get Andrew Zinke to return my phone call about my father’s murder investigation, as he was the lead investigator. I am fighting to get the remainder of my father’s case file. It is my believe that Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Sheriff Keith Nygren are hiding and protecting individuals that covered up the true killer of my father during the original investigation.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Rita Corporation on RT 31Andrew Zinke plus Rita Corporation equals ON THE TAKE Brian Goode and his RITA Corporation was a person of interest and focal point for the investigation of the distribution of 30 plus tons of marijuana. Undersheriff Andrew Zinke told Brian Goode of the investigation. Two days later, according to Koziol, (Sgt. Koziol was working on the investigation and filed a complaint against Zinke) Goode gave Zinke’s election campaign a $5,000 donation. The RITA Corporation address is the same address as Andrew Zinke’s campaign headquarters.

Deputy Zane SeiplerMcHenry County Deputy Zane Seipler under siege, Again!! Zane Seipler is a whistleblowing deputy that was fired by Keith Nygren after he exposed the sheriff’s office for racial profiling. Nygren was forced to hire Seipler back after he lost an arbitration ruling, a court hearing, an appellate court hearing, and a failed attempt to be heard by the Illinois State Supreme Court. After Seipler was hired back, Nygren fired him again. Zane Seipler is currently fighting to get his job back.

Deputy Scott Milliman in uniform.

Another McHenry County Deputy under siege, Scott Milliman Scott Milliman was a deputy and former right hand man to Sheriff Keith Nygren. He was fired by the sheriff for whistleblowing that the sheriff allegedly transacted in ticket fixing, bribery, general corruption, fraud in a SBA Loan, and in tapping Milliman himself to kill a McHenry County Judge and a Coroner’s Candidate. Scott Milliman is currently fighting to get his job back.

Gary Gauger, of Richmond, was wrongly convicted of murdering his parents in 1993 and sentenced to death. After years in prison his sentence was overturned and two gang members were later convicted of the murders. Gauger is released a book detailing the event called IN SPITE OF THE SYSTEM. (Ryan Rayburn photo)

How Gary Gauger got to DEATH ROW This is the real life, tragic story of Gary Gauger. He was falsely arrested and sent to Death Row by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department for the double murder of his parents. Investigators from the sheriff’s department rigged a false confession so that they could convict him.

 

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke giving Cal Skinner the finger at the 4th of July Parade in Crystal Lake, IL.

McHenry County Ethics Commission, Ethical or NOT!?!? The McHenry County Ethics Commission conducted a hearing of a complaint filed by Cal Skinner that Undersheriff Andrew Zinke used a government computer for a very politically charged email. The hearing was ran over by Zinke’s attorneys Mark Gummerson and Rebecca Lee. The sign up sheet to speak at the hearing went missing but found in the possession of Rebecca Lee. The commission went into secret session, made its decision, and did so without explanation.

Pete Gonigam, publisher of the First Electric Newspaper.

First Electric Newspaper v.s. Sheriff Nygren and EEO Officer Donald Leist Pete Gonigam won a Public Access Bureau (Illinois States Attorney) appeal for the release of a 100 page report conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s office. The report exonerated Undersheriff Andrew Zinke after he told Brian Goode that he and his RITA Corporation was a the focal point of a drug investigation by the DEA.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke giving Cal Skinner the finger at the 4th of July Parade in Crystal Lake, IL.

Zinke’s middle finger may cost Cal Skinner $5,000 After filing a valid ethics complaint against Undersheriff Andrew Zinke for using a government computer for his campaign, Cal Skinner was to face Zinke’s attorney Mark Gummerson. Gummerson was lobbying for a $5,000 fine against Skinner filing a valid complaint. An act of bulling and intimidation of a McHenry County citizen.

Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers

Will McHenry County be Ripped Off by Special Interest in Sheriff Election? I question the interest and the contribution to Undersheriff Andrew Zinke’s campaign from the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 election. I send a letter to the President-Business Manager of the union James M. Sweeney.

Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers

IUOE Local 150 and Andrew Zinke. Is this Gangster Money for a Gangster Cop? The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 contributes money to Undersheriff’s Andrew Zinke’s campaign. They have known ties to the Colombo and Gambino Crime Families.

 

Cal Skinner former McHenry County Treasure and State Representative and current editor of the mchenrycountyblog.com.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke Shuts Down Cal Skinner’s Blog Site Undersheriff Andrew Zinke’s campaign was able to get Cal Skinner’s website, mchenrycountyblog.com shut down by falsely accusing him of stalking and linking to obscene material. Read here on how Zinke’s campaign resorts to breaking the law to silence a citizen’s voice.

 

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  • […] Andrew Zinke Fearful to Debate Bill Prim Lies to Get Out of It. Undersheriff Andrew Zinke is so fearful to debate Bill Prim for McHenry County Sheriff that he lies to get out of it. Zinke knows that he would be out matched, outwitted, and the truth of his corrupt character would be revealed to the citizens of McHenry County. Instead of enduring such damage to his campaign he lies to coward out of it. […]

  • Duncan Mchenry says:

    The history of Andy Zinkes campaign says it all.. . In fact, you could probably turn “Zinke Family Antics” into a comedy act. Oh sorry, I have already done that… LOL…..

    Wake up people, we have a real live Greylord going on in McHenry County.. During Operation Greylord 92 officials had been indicted, including 17 judges, 48 lawyers, eight policemen, 10 deputy sheriffs, eight court officials, and one state legislator. Nearly all, were convicted, most of them pleading guilty. Greylord, was the first investigation in United States History of a County Government and the employees that worked there.. During the early 90’s the last of the defendants were sentenced. While that was going on, I knew that Greylord was already in McHenry County and it was here to stay until someone decided to clean it up. There appeared to be a stronghold on the Officials connected to the County and no one could understand why nothing was being done, despite the fact that many reports of Corruption had been made directly to the Rockford and Chicago FBI offices. The answer is that, the Mafia, including some Local 150 members maintain a strong and resilient influence on our Federal, State and County Government…They still do today… Take a look at the Whitey Bulger case. Bulger ran a criminal enterprise with the help of corrupt FBI agents from the Boston Massachusetts office. That particular FBI office, was know as one of the most corrupt FBI offices across the Country. It wasn’t until honest agents with integrity came in and cleaned up the corruption, and then Whitey Bulger was finally prosecuted and convicted….Whitey Bulger was known for paying FBI agents Connolly and Morris for information, so Whitey could maintain his criminal enterprise in the Boston area and beyond.

    What the people of Mchenry County need to realize is that we can change everything on election day. We can choose to put them “OUT OF BUSINESS” by making sure that Andy Zinke is voted out of office. I asked an expert on this topic to explain to me, how do we finally eradicate corruption in McHenry County? They simply said, “WE CHANGE THE LEADERSHIP”… We vote for Bill Prim. Once we change the leadership, the Mafia and the Regime will no longer be allowed to operate in McHenry County. Bill Prim will not allow it. With that in mind, we must realize that we will never eradicate the Mafia or the Regime completely, they will always find a way to operate somewhere else. Let’s make the choice to take back the Government of McHenry County and make it a place where we want to live, raise our kids and enjoy life.

    We can set a precedence for other communities across the United States fighting corruption. We can be the example for change, by demonstrating that change is possible through the power of the vote and that “We the People” are responsible for making the change happen on election day… Our Governments belong to us and the officials that run them have an obligation to to do their jobs in the best interest of all of us.

    Please vote in the Primaries March 18, 2014…. And, say good bye the Legacy of Keith Nygren, Andy Zinke and the Regime…and let’s welcome Bill Prim…

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