Top 10 most corrupt cities in the United States.


What is going on everyone? Have you ever
done some shady stuff? If you’re a politician and your name’s not Jimmy
Carter the answer is probably yes. Politics and corruption always have
seemed to go together like peas and carrots, like movies and popcorn, like
poor decision-making and Jagermeister like you get the idea political
corruption isn’t just in Washington DC with the president members of Congress
and senator type thing no we’ve seen police officers indicted elected city
officials hauled off in handcuffs influence-peddling operations with
politicians reaching all new lows that’s just in the last few years if you’re
looking for signs of corruption you need to start with budget shortfalls rumors
of nepotism corrupt police departments and city officials going on vacations
with real estate developers because we all know millionaires like to hang out
with dudes that make $30,000 a year working at the city’s planning office
anyway those are just a couple of the warning signs with all the nonsense
going on in the world of politics I thought this would be a fitting subject
this week before we get rolling there’s something you should all understand I
mean we should all just understand it both sides of the aisle are guilty of
nonsense it’s just the way it is it’s just the way it’s always been the only
difference is what side of that nonsense are you on so what was the methodology
for this list that’s an easy question I look to the city that has a lot of
experience in shady politicians Chicago University of Chicago Illinois did a
study in early 2019 with data from 2016 17 18 and came up with stats charts and
opinions on what cities in the United States are the most corrupt here’s that
list of shame number 10 Las Vegas if you didn’t know
about Las Vegas and corruption you probably don’t pay much attention to the
news especially and for that I’m kind of jealous I wish I didn’t pay as much
attention to the news it’s kind of depressing anyway after a three-year FBI
investigation Las Vegas councilman Ricky Barlow pleaded guilty to fraud charges
and resigned his seat in January of 2018 the Barlow investigation is as you can
imagine the tip of a very large iceberg in Las Vegas after the mass shooting by
some coward in Vegas a couple years back the FBI also uncovered some shady ways
of doing things by the local law enforcement agency
in Vegas including Las Vegas cops actually arresting someone who called to
report police brutality he witnessed on the streets in 2017 I got a sucks it’s
not the guy you’re supposed to be arresting number nine
Newark New Jersey now this one might seem like something out of a fictional
cop drama movie type thing but I assure you it is not the City of Newark had 442
corruption convictions between the years 2000 and 2014
that’s convictions not just accused they were convicted how does a city with a
population of around 280,000 hit so many corruption convictions do they do like a
two-day class on how to do shady stuff and rip off your constituents and nobody
showed up for day two which teaches you about how not to get caught the
watershed scandal exposed in 2016 actually blew local observers away with
the brazenness of this illegal operation this whole thing was just a bunch of
people in charge of various things apparently trying to outdo each other to
see who’s the biggest scumbag speaking of scumbags in New Jersey two of
Governor Chris Christie’s aides got federal prison time in 2017 for their
role in the Bridgegate corruption scandal and then in 2018 the US
Attorney’s Office took another guilty plea when a political fundraiser Neuer
admitted to wire fraud and tax evasion Newark is as corrupt as ever in 2019 I
am sure number eight Los Angeles California
since the turn of the century Los Angeles has posted five hundred and
seven corruption convictions and that alone gets them on this list they would
have been higher but they have like ten times as many people ten times as many
politicians and ten times as many departments than say Newark New Jersey
in number nine so the per capita saves them from being much higher on this list
if you go all the way back to the 1920s you probably be shell-shocked reading
all the crap people running the City of Angels have tried to pull off and fail
that I grew up in Los Angeles in the 80s and 90s and I always remember some sort
of corruption scandal going on then you have the LAPD which has made great
strides in the right direction in the last 20 years or so still got a long way
to go by most people’s accounts the days of letting in the cops who beat Rodney
King go free are a distant memory but clearly there are problems
city officials need to get a handle on everyone in LA hates the DMV
even more so when they found out the DMV officials were taking bribes most of the
people were pissed off they didn’t know there was a bribe system in place that
could have got them to the head of the line to renew their license ask anyone
who grew up in Los Angeles and they will tell you the DMV is an all-day affair of
suckage for the most minor things oh and Compton’s Mayer was found guilty
of corruption and sent to jail la has a long way to go number seven New Orleans
the corruption and the Big Easy is legendary they’ve made movies and
written books about it several of each really the whole state Louisiana is
pretty much bad when the New Orleans FBI director left his post in late 2017 he
summed up corruption in the Big Easy like this it can’t get much worse he
cited that the lack of term limits for sheriffs and District Attorney’s as
hallmarks for bad government the 334 convictions for various types of
corruption since 2000 sort of proves the FBI director was right to New Orleans
cops went to jail in November of 2018 for bribery and conspiracy convictions
and they won’t be the last they’re kind of going through a housecleaning type
thing so to speak we’ll see how that all works out here in the next couple years
number six New York City corruption convictions go
back to the early 1800s in New York City like New Orleans so many movies have
been filmed and books have been written about the corruption in New York City
they almost take pride in it for some reason how sad is that the New York City
Police Department corruption scandals over the years have always kept a city
in the top ten of most corrupt cities in 2017 the city watch has two cops and a
former prosecutor got arrested for bribery scheme involving gun permits in
2018 a Brooklyn Assemblymember got hit with an 11 count indictment from the FBI
New York has gotten better in recent years but it’s gonna take generations
for them to change such a corrupt system even New York City street parking is
preposterous ly corrupt that’s what one post said that could be a great scary
movie you know if you think about it I want to do the voice-over for the
trailer know when meter maids go bad you’ll see what happens when you go one
minute over at the wrong parking meter this parking enforcement doesn’t play
nice they’ll even check your car insurance bite the head off your Geico
gecko bobblehead doll and spit it back at you yeah it’s that bad in New York
City they’re going after the Geico gecko number five Houston Texas while places
like Los Angeles in New York had slowed their pace on corruption cases by
2013 Houston I guess didn’t want to look like quitters and they went full steam
ahead in a single year Texas Southern District posted 83 convictions most of
any city in the United States one year they don’t seem to be slowing down
either Steve Stockman who is a former Republican House member from Texas he
was indicted on 28 criminal charges in 2017 Stockman faced charges from
stealing hundreds thousands dollars from charities money laundering wire fraud
and conspiracy when he was arrested by FBI agents Stockman tried to board a
plane to the arab emirate he was sentenced to ten years in the big house
number 4 Baltimore Maryland Baltimore is a city on the mend a lot of people see
it as turning around within the next five to ten years and if you know where
they’ve been in the last three or four decades
you know that’s saying something if you go simply by the number of corruption
convictions in the recent decades Baltimore isn’t that bad however the
magnitude of the corruption events is like when the FBI exposed the police
department corruption in 2018 a sergeant pled guilty to racketeering and other
federal crimes while a local businessman involved in the same case got 11
indictments for money laundering there’s also planning of evidence all
kinds of nasty stuff in there meanwhile while this is going on the entire police
department is still reeling from the guns trace task force a scandal that
could have been on an episode of any gritty cop show in a 2016 investigation
the US Department of Justice found that the Baltimore Police Department was
abusive and corrupt on multiple levels they had widespread racism at every
stage of its enforcement and a constant source of constitutional right
violations the Justice Department explained that these practices have
eroded the community’s trust that is critical to the effectiveness of
policing the US attorney on the case described the group as both cops and
robbers at the same time they were basically preying on the citizens and
the more you read about that case it just gets worse I read about 30 minutes
on the gun trace task force that part alone and it was bad it was bad but in
January of last year 2018 the mayor of Baltimore announced that she was firing
the City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis Davis’s successor Darryl deed de Sousa
sailed through the confirmation process and he was put in as the police
commissioner for about a month and then he had resigned because they’ve realized
he had been paying as taxes number three Detroit no
one is considered Detroit a pillar of good honest government in a very long
time if ever but Detroit didn’t make the University of Illinois Chicago’s top ten
most corrupt cities in 2015 that’s good 2015 they weren’t on the list they were
on the straight and narrow they had pulled it together and they became a
shiny beacon of hope and prosperity for one year it was nice while it lasted but
in 2016 they went back on the list since then things have taken a serious turn
for the worst the FBI’s massive citywide corruption
probe netted 12 convictions and charges against 19 different people as of
December of 2018 and apparently they’re still working on others the FBI agents
spent years listening to phone calls from more than a dozen people including
some politicians businessmen as part of this widening investigation into public
corruption in the Metro Detroit area those are all according to sealed
federal documents now if they’re sealed how do we know about it how did I get
this information I didn’t break any laws it was on a website really strange I
thought sealed means we’re not supposed to know about it anyway six Detroit cops
were indicted on extortion charges that same month that they arrest all these
people I guess they’re trying to get attention away from how many vacant lots
they have in Detroit google map Detroit it’s scary how many vacant lots they
have so many people just up and bailed on this city and abandoned their homes
the city had to start knocking down the homes because people were squatting in
them and just setting them on fire sometimes as if Detroit hasn’t had
enough hurdles over the years they get a bunch of a-holes that are supposed to be
working on a fix instead they’re doing a bunch of shady stuff sad number two
Chicago at number two we have the city of Chicago that carries the nickname the
Windy City the origins of Chicago’s famous nickname aren’t entirely clear
the most obvious explanation is that it comes from the frigid breeze that blows
off Lake Michigan and sweeps through the city streets however another popular
theory is that it was coined in reference to Chicago politicians who
were said to be full of hot air to everyone you prefer I like the
politician one if you want to go back and look at the history of political
corruption you would be wise to start with Chicago it goes on way before Al
Capone but this would be the most famous era of Chicago corruption the FBI
actually had to bring in an outsider named Eliot Ness the story’s been told
million times so in case you never heard it or if
you’ve heard it the FBI brought in an outsider named Eliot Ness to go after
the Chicago Outfit led by Al Capone with the corruption of the Chicago law
enforcement agents at an epidemic status Ness went through the records of all
probation agents to create a reliable team initially of six and eventually
grown to about ten or twelve people they they were called the untouchables they
did a really good movie with Kevin Costner a great movie watch it if you
want to complete a count of one year in big city corruption take a look at 2016
University of Illinois Chicago’s report on Chicago you’ll find false medical
billing planted evidence prison bribes aldermen heading to jail and every other
crime you’d expect in infamously corrupt town not much has changed in the past
few years far too many elected officials have seen
life inside a prison as I write this one of Illinois Governor sits in jail for
corruption he was trying to sell Barack Obama’s seat I talked about this in a
video just recently but hey they ain’t the worst and number one Washington DC
the District of Columbia got the nickname the swamp for a reason and has
nothing to do with the fact my cousin calls his ex-wife the swamp witch now
the study that I got most of this information from put Washington DC at
number one because of various events and convictions in the Washington DC metro
area but they really focused on what has been going on in big boy politics called
the federal government the study was about what’s happening now last three
years or so that’s how they do it every year it’s what’s going on the last three
years so it was pointing a lot of fingers to the current administration
sure they’ve had a bad run of things people are going to jail and things like
that but really it’s nothing new this has been going on forever they just
happen to be the ones sitting in the seat this year all administration’s all
political parties do the same shady stuff it’s just a different angle this
time that’s all it is in a couple years maybe one maybe five years from now DC
will be on the list with a new cast of characters
I guarantee but yeah Washington DC is currently considered the most corrupt
city in the United States for 2019 good go in DC alright so that is my top 10 most
corrupt cities in the United States hope you guys enjoy the list hope you got
some information out of it uh it’s a weird world we live in
corruptions been going on since before the Roman days I’m sure I’m not a
historian but I’m sure it was around back then I’m sure it was around when
people were living in freaking caves anyway don’t forget all the links below
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But, uhhhh, DC is Actually ran by guess who?! Demonrats! City council, mayor, police chief, etc. etc! Not the current administration,and any years administration! Total separate deal!!

The hardest part fighting corruption is changing the mentality. In Italy is getting better but still a long way. But the curruption is lower than ever here. And each day a task force has arrested some financial dude er politician. But it's getting way better I am impressed by the Italian police force they do a great job my respect to men and women who put their lives in risc.

I'm really surprised that Oakland Ca. & San Francisco Ca. didn't make the list. Both those cities are incredibly corrupt.

Briggs is a LYING, CORRUPT, PROPAGANDIST for the radical left, whether they call themselves democrats, socialist, or communists. Of all the recent history of hudreds or more instances of corruption in these cities, he names ONE perpetrator, democrat Barlow of Las Vegas. The populations of all these cities are OVERWHELMINLY DEMOCRAT & the elected politicians & their corrupt cronies appointed to city agencies down the line are OVERWHELMING DEMOCRAT, if not near exclusively. For example, Briggs could have easily listed the democrat/black mayors who had to resign or go to jail. Yet the only name or city agency he mentions in the entire video is Chris Cristie & police !! "Bridgegate" has nothing to do with Newark or any cities corruption or ANY misdeed by Cristie. Yet Briggs contemptibly injects it here. The widespread criminality/corruption by city officials is hugely about abusing their position/power for MONEY for themsrlves. relatives, friends, cronies or allies. It's about abuse throughout city government & agencies, not the police dept. that Briggs exclusively repeatedly mentions. Briggs uses the police as a target here to deflect blame for corruption to the police that democrats & these cities residents have a dysfunctional (corrupt) hatred for. The six Detroit officers are all black & therefore probably all democrats, maybe the result of lowering standards to hire officers by race to play a corrupt numbers game. Police having more interaction & resources in black comnunities of cities like Detroit & Baltimore, where the majority of the residents are black & the crime problem is OVERWHELMINGLY in these areas is policing tactics against crime, not corruption & not for ANY criminal/corrupt financial gain. These cities police depts. are run by black chiefs, & have majority black leaders & minorities as officers, yet scummy Briggs deceitfully singles this one agency out when they are not the story of one party, democrat run, city corruption.

Bell, California didn't make the list, apparently because their corruption problem was solved. The city administrator was making $750,000.00 per year, his assistant, $500,000.00. the police chief, $450,000.00. The council members made $100,000.00 a year in a city of 30,000, where spanish is the most common language spoken in the home.

I always laugh when I hear US politicians claim that there is so much corruption in Mexico or other countries, I think they learned from US politicians.

Being a Native San Franciscan who has lived in LA for the last 4 years, I am shocked daily by the corruption in this city. Don’t get me started about the LA Veterans Medical Center.

I agree with DC being #1 shame it's our capital. Sad how apollo 50th anniversary. And the whole city filled with people from around the world. And the city is spray painted with F Trump and Get rid of ICE . Nice message to the world!!!!!!! Leave this country now . Don't come here to change America our freedom we are losing. Stupid people are in charge.
Sad Disabled Veteran!!!!!!

Some people need to watch the unedited version of the Rodney King incident….the footage before what the news played endlessly ….you know the part where Rodney King attacked the cops…the part the news cut out.

Great video..but just one oversite… On the Washington D.C. aerial of the fedral building ,it was actually the Rhode Island state house that you showed, not a Washington D.C. building at all.

Man I think you missed two of the most corrupt cities in one state Atlantic City New Jersey and Camden New Jersey …

Sad you missed Providence, RI….which is completely owned by the mob. If you don’t pay the don his cut, you don’t get elected. Guess it’s pretty small compared to NY and Boston, but it’s where the made guys go to get experience bribing politicians and running zoning boards

Washington DC is known as the swamp because that is where it was built. The founding fathers chose the location with care because they did not want the city to be an inviting place for politicians to come to live. Their plan was that the legislature would convene once every 2 years, get their business done as quickly as possible and then go home. They figured a mosquito infested swamp would be the ideal location for the seat of government since it would discourage the politicians from settling in.

Don't stop at the cities, make a couple hour video on towns.
Two years ago, Doraville homeowner Hilda Brucker got a call from a flustered clerk at the city court demanding that she drop everything she was doing and come in. When she got there, Hilda was confronted by a city judge and prosecutor armed with photos of her driveway, arguing that its cracks violated Doraville’s city code. Hilda protested that this was the first she’d heard about it, and that she’d never even received so much as a “fix-it ticket.” The prosecutor wasn’t having it, and the judge proceeded to impose a fine and sentenced her to six months of probation. Hilda walked out of court a convicted criminal for having a cracked driveway.

ANY CITY RUN BY THE DEMONRATS.
STEALING FEDERAL MONEY IN THE TRILLION OVER MANY YEARS.
GET FEDERAL MONEY FOR THE POOR BUT NEVER SOLVE THE PROBLEM, MAKE THE MONEY "DISAPPEAR" SO YOU KEEP GETTING MONEY

Thank you Biggs. Your courage and moral stance is a welcome breath of fresh air on Youtube. Please continue in this vein.
Peace.

Flint Michigan water crisis and 83 million missing from it water fund President Obama gave Flint money twice the last time 130 million right before he left office in Dec. 2016 and it was only suppose to be use for Flint Michigan nothing else and Trick Rick Snyder wasn't charge for those 11 or 12 dead and peoples getting sick and rash and health problem for the rest of there life ? and property damage to there hot water heater and washer machine and tiolet and pipeline inide and outside there home an Flint look like a war zone too hold neighbor hood gone Detriot city still look better then Flint and Flint have less then a 100 thousand peoples on a good day with the crims race.

What about the corruption in the DC city government. Also, Compton is a separate city from Los Angeles. While the City of L.A. has its share, seems a little disingenuous to lump in some of the surrounding, separately incorporated cities.

Chicago is a Petri dish for the development of bigger and progressively worse slime balls .
Several (not enough) of the governors have made license plates from jail , a former president (the worst abomination on our national history ), and an old dinosaur gangster
I can’t name (mike madigan ) sorry , have been ass fucking the city of Chicago for many ,many terms !
It’s the Democratic way ! If you still live anywhere in Illinois get used to it ! Pucker -up !

I was surprised to see that Chicago wasn't number one but then when I saw that Washington DC was number one then I realized oh yeah of course.

Please don’t go after the Geico Gecko! I have Geico insurance and I like that little dude!!
I’m just not sure if he’s English or Australian.
I don’t have Allstate insurance but I sure do love that Mayham dude! That’s the name I use when I go into a stripper bar.
Strippers be like… Mayham ain’t your real name!
I’m like… Anastasia your real name?

Chicago. Let’s not forget about a scumbag homosexual senator from that city. Married to a trans man. That became president 44 of the United States. Who’s to say that peter puffer did not buy his Senate seat!!!

Theirs only 1 problem Washington d.c. is in the district of Columbia. I don't believe that considered America. I think its kinda like a church in the movie highlander. You know what I mean equal ground or something like that.

Well, at least we know that New York city just became less corrupt and Florida just became a lot more corrupt. Good riddance Trump.👋🤓

Some years ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about corruption in New Jersey gov't. The title of this news story ? Louisiana North.

Some things kept happening to me between 2001 and 2005 in one of the 7 counties of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis & St.Paul Metro area. I could have gone to the press with my story and had a lawyer sue 3 Cities and one county government, but instead I filed a complaint and it all stopped. It would have definitely been in the news.
I find it interesting that the corrupt cities are dominated by Liberal politicians.

When your main politicians are: Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Ted Lieu, Katie Hill, Laura Richardson, Judy Chu & Maxine Waters you know you are living in the most corrupt state in the USA.

Thanks for making this video.
While knowing about most corrupt states through academic studies is essential, only certain types of corruption matter and based on how important you are within a state, either as a resident or as a migrant.
While I don't advocate for corruption, for general living and prosperity, many types of corruption don't matter. More than corruption, human behavior and culture matters in deciding on a state for living. Besides, corruption can never be eliminated 100percent.
I could write maybe 500 pages based on my experience but that's for later. This is where experience matters more than academic studies.

I'll take the nonsense on the right any day over socialism , I'm working 60 hours a week trying to keep up with all the work I have now I love it ,. Good upload

10. Las Vegas 9. Newark NJ. watershed scandal. 8. Los Angeles DMV 7. New Orleans. 334 convictions bribery 6. NYC. 5. Houston. 83 convictions 4. Baltimore. Money laundering. racism. Preying on citizens. 3. Detroit. 2. Chicago. 2016 Report medical 1. Washington D.C. we all knew this. All liberal, left, bought.

You got that right, the last few years have been despicable and is mostly because of the criminals on the left that have polluted DC to the max for years. The Congressional demoncRats together with Hillary the killer Clinton as well as Barack Hussein, have been involved in a coup to remove a duly elected president and need to be put away for their crimes
🐍🐍. It's not a coincidence that the most corrupt cities are controlled by demturds, and people are stupid for continuing to elect them. At least I was sharp enough to see right through Obama, and left the left during his first 4 years of fundamental transformation and thank God that I did 🙏🏼

The common thread? ALL these cities are run by democrats. Now, republicans are corrupt as well, but the BIGGEST corruption locales are all run by democrats.

Hey Briggs, did you go to Sonora High School? You had it’s pic in one of your videos about CA, just kinda funny that of the thousands of HS in this state Sonora was used

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