||Galtney Global Press
||April 31, 2009
I attended Northeastern Illinois University studying for a double major in Political Science and Criminal Justice while living in Robert Taylor Homes the largest public housing authority in the nation while working as a community activist for poverty stricken resident’s rights. I have also received a certification as an Urban Developer from University of Illinois at Chicagos Great Cities Urban Developers Program.
The 'No-Way' Out Syndrome...Coup de tat'
In this shocking and engaging book, Tyrone Galtney, a Former Black Community Activist, Researcher & Former resident of Robert Taylor Homes walks you through the assassination of Robert Taylor Homes: the former largest public housing development of the nation. He places you right at the scene of a real life startling event that has had an impact on the Black votes in the city of Chicago, and throughout the Inner-City nationwide. Through experience, comparison and analysis and a thorough examination, he reveals the evil behind this whole injustice of a poor people: the Daley Machine Politicians who have battled to keep the control of Chicago out of the hands of Blacks, after the death of the First Black Mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington.
It would not be an easy task. Mayor Daley (known as Lil Richie in the book) would have to call for help from the White House in order to fulfill such a mission. The Racism and superior-power of Mayor Daley as Lil Richie and President Clinton known as 'Dollar Bill' in the book is both thought provocative and shocking, revealing one of America’s best kept secret. Tyrone dispels the poverty and crime myths with thought provocative research. It is definitely a guide to Black Public Housing racism at its finest. In this book three black men from Chicago Housing Authority projects will stand up against an evil political empire, a machine full of politics used to displace extremely low-income mothers and their children in order for a dictator to remain in power forever amintaining control even at the doorsteps of 'The WhiteHouse' with Rahm Emmanuel watching President Barack Obamas every move.
I believe that just as many working class citizens are losing their homes in droves do to the real-estate market bubble burst caused by predatory Lending. I also believe that people need to know the full truth about the hidden affect transformation from public housing to the rental market is having on extremely low-income families who are being forced out, on to the street despite the mayor’s potential for the Olympics 2016 bid in Chicago. Each city has its own identity and its own rules. In Chicago, the rules are dictated by one man Mayor Daley (Lil Richie) who is a politician at heart; but, so am I.
You can see the full truth by purchasing a copy of the book at http://www.publishersgraphicsbookstore.com/The-No-Way-Out-Syndrome--Robert-Taylor-Homes-Coup-detat-by-Tyrone-Galtney_p_374.html
The Ultra-vires of the U.S. Constitution -President Clinton Superseding the Constitution
Mayor Daley through the auspicious of Chairman Vincent Lane at Chicago Housing Authority was pushing sweeps throughout Robert Taylor Homes and all public housing developments. Ethel Washington which was the Local Advisory Council President had decided that these sweeps were violating her and her tenants 4th Amendment Constitutional rights: which protected them from unreasonable search and seizures of their persons and apartments. At the time I was a residential leaseholder in a single bedroom apartment in 4410 South State Street # 204: while I was attending Northeastern Illinois University’s off-campus Inner City Studies and working for a black owned computer company that was owned by my sociology professor: Dr. Iva Carruthers.
‘SWEEPING THE RESIDENTS UNDER THE RUG’
I still remember the day they came to sweep my building address: 4410 South State Street. Housing management had cut off all of the washroom water in every unit and prevented residents from movement in and out of their apartments. By me living on the 2nd floor, I could hear all of the commotion and see all of the flashing lights and trucks pulling up to the buildings at around about 8:00 a.m. There was at the least over 300 people from different law enforcement agencies and local government offices involved in this process. As I went to look out of my bedroom window, I saw police officers strategically placed under all of the buildings bedroom windows in order to make sure no one was throwing drugs outside of their windows. At that moment I recognized that there was a double standard in society for treatment of blacks as residents in any type of housing especially for the extremely low-income people. What did they think these mothers were, Terrorist or something? I wouldn’t treat a dog like these mothers were being treated during sweeps by government officials. Most petty drug-dealers were working for the police and their supplies came from the outside community and not the inside. Many suppliers knew ahead of time and did not even send supplies in on the days of the sweep. Therefore, the authorities were inconveniencing the residents for nothing.
‘AW, SNAP! – GALTNEY’S IN 204’
However, when I went to the front to open up my living room door, there were police officers with walkie-talkies coming down the porch and also one standing in front of my door. They were searching every apartment but skipped mine. It came to my mind that they already had been forewarned that I had pending charges against white police officers at the Office of Professional Standards.
‘WAITING FOR JUSTICE ALWAYS CAME TOO LATE’
That brings me to a point of importance. It was interesting how it always took the Office of Professional Standards three years to reach a decision on an allegation of police brutality. I believe this was done because you had a statute of limitations of two-years to file a civil lawsuit. If you did not file within that time your ass was out. They left Complainers’’ no room for filing a claim in a timely manner. However, residents were issued building Identity Cards and visitors were escorted out of the building. It was a blessing that I did not have visitors at that time, because that would have created a problem for them with me. For, I knew my Constitutional Rights and about Contract Law. There was no other place in America they were escorting people out of renters’ apartments, but in Chicago Public Housing.
‘SUPERSEDING THE ANDERSEN COURT OPINION’
The American Civil Liberty Union had filed a lawsuit against these searches and had prevailed. Judge William Andersen of the 7th District Court had entered an injunction against the City of Chicago’s unreasonable search and seizures of Robert Taylor Homes Residents apartments. Now Dollar Bill was angry at the 7th District Federal Court for stopping what would be his prize piece of promotion for his next campaign. He thought that being tough on crime was the thing to do. Lil Richie definitely could use the help. The Daley Machine had just been served a devastating blow by the courts. Dollar Bill called an emergency meeting with Janet Reno (the then Attorney General of the United States) and Henry Cisneros (the then Secretary of Indian and Public Housing before a scandal broke loose). He wanted them to come up with a policy to circumvent the 7th District decision in violation of the separation of powers doctrine of the Constitution. They did even though they proclaim it didn’t. There was no Checks and Balance System there. The Constitution was designed and created to prevent things from happening just like what they did. The Constitution which is the law is supposed to be King; but, not in this instance Dollar Bill was.
‘WAR ONE-ON-ONE WITH ROBERT TAYLOR HOMES’
Dollar Bill had put on his Dictators hat and declared war on Robert Taylor Homes Residents. On February 11, 1994 He issued an Executive Order requesting under section 1-103(a)(4) that they identify differential patterns of consumption of natural resources by the minority and low-income population. He was looking for Development strategies from federal agencies on how to deal with these low-income and minority population people. In Section 6-609 he would null and void judicial review for compliance or non-compliance. Dollar Bill actually declared a state of emergency against Robert Taylor Homes Residents. Violating the separation of powers doctrine he pulled the judicial branches coat tail. He had suspended the U.S. Constitution against Robert Taylor Homes.
‘SUPERMAN IN THE WHITEHOUSE’
Therefore, he had given all federal officials immunity from any strategies they used to complete their missions against the people in Robert Taylor Homes and public housing nationwide. To add to the madness he made a preemptive strike on Robert Taylor Homes by Executing a One-strike and you are out Order for residents. This policy would be promoted right on Robert Taylor Homes Soil on Friday June 17th 1994. Many community leaders and Ziff Sistrunk was happy to gobble up the media with the portrayal of guns, giving the perception that fatal gun violence only occurs in public housing and that Robert Taylor Homes’ black youths were the chief orchestrators’ of such black-on-black violence, a myth. The television media bought it, and the people were sold out to Dollar Bill as being the savior.
‘STUNTING FOR DOLLAR BILL’S NEXT PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN’
Many residents had seen this as hypocrisy for Chicago Housing Authority to put on a façade in the community for Dollar bill. They were being given services that they had not seen in over twenty-years. Editorial of Chicago Defender – Monday, June 20, 1994. “I’ve lived here 32 years, and they’ve never done this,” said 32 year old Arlene Lewis, angered by the sight of a worker on his hands and knees, meticulously planting flowers in a mound of dirt that has long lacked greenery…”Come next week, those Janitors will be nowhere to be seen. This is a scam. Why does the president have to come for us to get this?” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, Friday, June 17, 1994, ‘Taylor Gets Spruced Up, Thanks to Official Visit,’ By Maudlyne Iherjirika. Just like Goldberg said in his book “BIAS”: “when Clinton became president the media acted like all homelessness had ended but these stories by the news media were just-to-good-to-be-true.” This was the beginning of Robert Taylor Homes Residents’ sorrows. The residents and black youths of the developments were being issued no-way-out by the media, Dollar Bill and the Daley Machine. They were once again becoming victims of mass media hysteria nationwide. Now the black youths’ were being targeted as violent prone and as drug prone for a purpose: in order to increase their parents’ evictions off of C.H.A. Property. Deborah Yancey was definitely one of the leaseholders who suffered big time because of one of these illegal-evictions. Lil Richie was in the process of getting his wish of doing a systematic ethnic cleansing along the Black Belt with the assistance of policies being implemented by Dollar Bill. On February 11, 1994 in this Executive Order he issued he was requesting under section 1-103(a)(4) that they identify differential patterns of consumption of natural resources by the minority and low-income population. He was looking for Development strategies from federal agencies on how to deal with these low-income and minority population people. In Section 6-609 he would null and void judicial review for compliance or non-compliance. Therefore, he had given all federal officials immunity from any strategies they used to complete their missions against the people in Robert Taylor Homes and public housing nationwide. He also was promoting a new covenant with American Cities calling for welfare recipients to be required to take a job within two years of receiving benefits from it. Or else, become modern day slaves through primitive accumulation a race to the bottom (competition for jobs between the blacks and foreigners for the less amount of pay). The residents who were receiving these benefits to supplement their under living wage jobs, were being issued no-way out once again by Dollar Bill.
‘TRYING TO MAKE INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE FOR POLITICAL RACIAL BARRIERS - FROM THE WHITE HOUSE & CITY HALL’
A thorough examination of housing policies during that time will show that the saliency of racism was the factor behind their designs and implementations. As Michael Katz observed, “poverty…slipped easily, unreflectively, into a language of family, race, culture rather than inequality, power, and exploitation…by individualizing poverty, many American social scientists have aided the mystification of its origins and obscured politics…for finally the politics of poverty are about the process of inclusion and exclusion in American life: Who, to put the question crudely, gets what?” What did these residents get, No Way Out? Many times Dollar Bill was serving his self, and not in the Official capacity as the president of the United States of America. Dollar Bill and Lil Richie thought me, David and Shahshak were none other than half-pints and cream puffs who had to walk around this country on egg-shells and whose knees would turn into jelly and waffle at the sounding of their names. Instead we would nail them on the cross and crucify them for violating the residents’ rights before the media by ridiculing the whole process and its Constitutional loop holes.
‘PREPARING TO WAR AGAINST RACISM - TARGETTING POOR BLACKS’
We loaded both barrels of our guns with arsenal of federal regulations and shot them down with them. Before they started to glory real fast, we had cut them down to size by hammering at their own weaknesses in civil rights law AND THE UP-COMING Census 2000 Count. We twisted their arms before the media just like they would try to assault our integrity and assassinate our characters later on. We were not trying to have violent disagreements as they portrayed ‘Robert Taylor Homes Residents’ before America. Instead, we killed them with kindness whenever we were in their presence. Oppressing low-income mothers’ was like a cocaine high to them. We would soon bring them down from it. Spoil their party and wreck their plans. We had a paucity of time to do all of this, but we did it.
The “No-Way-Out” Syndrome Robert Taylor Homes Coup de tat’ New Book Release Exposes Daley’s Racism
September 8, 2008 -- Transformation of public housing was supposed to make many extremely low-income families lives better. Instead, it was used as a political ploy to confiscate the land in which blacks have resided upon since the fourth migration to the North from the South. With evidence it was used instead to dilute the power of black votes which once was kept for patronage.
According to recent research study’s first released by The Chicago Reporter, Woodstock Institution and U.I.C. the transformation plan would prove to be fatal for the many blacks who were forced to leave off the land where they raised more than three generations of family members. A whole generation would be ripped and torn apart forever. Many would be traumatized, never to be the same.
In the books detail, calling for help from the White House, mayor Daley would receive federal welfare like never before from government agencies to pack the pockets of his developer cronies superseding the ultra-vires of his power as Chicago’s mayor as he marches towards winning the 2016 bid for the Olympics and surpassing his father in reign.
It also puts to question the real standard that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald abides by in Chicago, a city controlled by Daley Machine Politicians connected to the White House.
Believing that “the surge of violence in the many pockets of poverty created throughout the Chicago inner-city by black youths are caused by many children being psychologically politically traumatized due to public housing displacement” according to Yael Fischman PhD, an Orthopsychiatrist. As their neighborhoods have become war zones. The author offers the advice for a remedy from an expert study on dealing with such trauma. The author comes out with hard hitting facts in a fight for his life for a wrong that is least talked about in mainstream society.
Two new books about public housing in Chicago
I rarely do this, but am so excited about these two books about public housing in Chicago that I am going to give a brief description of them before having read the work.
Tyrone Galtney’s The “No-Way Out” Syndrome Robert Taylor Homes Coup de tat’ is an insider’s look at life inside the largest and one of the most notorious homes in the Chicago Housing Authority.
Robert Taylor man takes aim at city officials in new book
Tyrone Galtney has been writing his book, "The No-Way Out Syndrome," for 10 years, but he's been living the subject of the book since he was born.
Shortly after his birth, his family moved to the Robert Taylor Homes, the former mammoth public housing project on the city's South Side.
Galtney says he was compelled to write the book after the Plan for Transformation dramatically changed the community he grew up in. In Galtney's view, the Plan for Transformation destroyed the community, and in the book he issues harsh criticism on the CHA and other Chicago officials.
"Robert Taylor was a family. We knew everybody. Kinfolks is what we call it," says Galtney. "We lost our family."
Galtney grew up living in both the Robert Taylor and Clarence Darrow Homes. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in criminal justice and political science and also studied urban development as a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has lived in Chicago all his life and now resides in the Ashburn neighborhood.
He says his initial motivation to write the book came from his aunt, a long-time resident of Robert Taylor, who was distressed by the buildlings being closed down and razed.
"My auntie said, 'Tyrone, Are you going to let them do us like this?'" he says. "It was a disrespect to my family. It was a disrespect to my people."
The book's title is a reflection of how the tenants of Chicago's public housing have been stripped of their community ties, giving them no connection to political or community participation, says Galtney.
"The people were disenfranchised. They were put out of sight, out of mind," says Galtney.
Many former public housing residents were transferred out on a Section 8 voucher, says Galtney, sending them to communities where they didn't know anyone or have any ties to the community. That kind of isolation, says Galtney, causes severe stress on a family, especially children.
"When you don't have stability, kids get aggressive. They act out," says Galtney.
Galtney says his book relies on newspaper and magazine articles, investigative reports, documents, resident experiences as well as his own individual experience in public housing.
"The research is all here. All I did was put it together and put it in the book," says Galtney.
The book is self-published and will be released in May. Galtney is planning several book signing events in the community, including one at his alma mater, NEIU, and one at the Central Advisory Council meeting, the city-wide council of public housing leaders.
Some of those leaders are excited about the book, including Shahshak Levi, former local advisory council president at Robert Taylor. He says he's been waiting a long time for a book like this to come out, and the anticipation has been quite emotional.
"There are tears that are exhilarating because it has been long waited for," says Levi. "There are tears of sorrow because it has been long waited for."
Galtney says he expects criticism and denial from public officials, but isn't worried about it. He says he knows the truth because he experienced it firsthand.
"I lived there," says Galtney. "I was right there. I lived through it."
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