Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kass on Michael Scott: Isolated location no place for such a public man to die

It's a weird place to shoot yourself unless your a Rail Road History buff or into the industrial archeology of draw bridges. Otherwise it's a venue right out of a mob movie for an execution.

Kass has the feel for Chicago to figure that out, as does Jody Weis it seems.
Visitors Monday to the spot where Scott died didn't see any police or security cameras that might have recorded Scott's last living seconds. With all the high-tech in Chicago, the spot where Scott died is seemingly off the grid.

It is not a place for public men like Scott. Rather, it is a place for homeless junkies and rats. It is a place to hide.

It's certainly not a place for Daley's 1983 deputy campaign manager and, until Monday, the mayor's president of the Chicago Board of Education.

The Cook County medical examiner's office ruled Scott's death a suicide. But police aren't so sure.

"We know what the ME ruled," said Police Superintendent Jody Weis. "But there are a lot of questions out there."

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