John “Bulldog” Drummond Part 1

January 8, 2018

In the first a two-part show Aaron and I interview the well known colorful Chicago TV personality and reporter “Bulldog” John  Drummond. In this show, Bulldog tells about his early career, how he develops sources inside law enforcement and the Outfit.  John Drummond’s interest in organized crime goes back to the Kefauver Committee Hearings on Organized Crime in the 1950s. He noticed how the majority of folks were entranced with these hearings and the mob personalities the committee questioned. He had a masters in political science, and had studied totalitarian moments like the Italian fascists and the Stalinist in the Soviet Union. He saw that organized crime organizations compared favorably to those totalitarian movements. He describes himself as becoming a Mobologist instead of a criminologist. In addition to reporting on the Chicago mafia, Bulldog talks about his early career in Chicago and his first hand street reporting on the 1968 riots after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King and later the same year, how he was on the streets and followed the protesters from Grant Park down Michigan Avenue.

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