Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

17 Jul
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A PERSONAL MESSAGE ABOUT THIS (MY) WORK

As some readers know, I’ve been criticized here recently for “preaching to the choir” … not doing anything about local corruption. Although inaccurate, I completely understand the frustration. In fact, I can certainly attest, there are real reasons, far beyond ...

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10 Jul
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SHREVEPORT’S BAD … VERY, VERY BAD … PAST FOUR DAYS

Government is a public trust. It is therefore wholly dependent on the confidence of those who fund it. As confidence collapses, the tax base flees. Nothing undermines public confidence as certainly as wide-open corruption. * * * * * * ...

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06 Jul
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PERKINS NOW SET TO GRAB $220,000,000 IN NOVEMBER BOND VOTE

Confirming rumors very few believed would prove true, Mayor Adrian Perkins has now given public notice that he will ask Shreveport voters to approve a massive General Obligation bond issue – likely $220,000,000 – in an election on November 16, ...

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06 Jul
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STUNNING SHREVEPORT FINANCE FAILURES IN NEWS REPORT TODAY

For those with access to today’s Shreveport Times, a must-read is Sara Mcneil’s report of downright scary developments in our city’s financial management. Included among the City’s gross mismanagement, if not worse, are the following findings and developments … … ...

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02 Jul
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TRANSCRIPT: MEMBER RESPONDS TO MY CRITICISM OF CITY COUNCIL

Thus far, two members of the Shreveport City Council have directly responded to my article two days ago in which I criticized the body’s silence about three lawsuits alleging years of business and residential overbilling for City water and sewer ...

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10 Jun
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JUDGE RULES AGAINST CITY FOR OVER-BILLING BUSINESSES

Caddo District Judge Michael Pitman has ruled in favor of Shreveport businesses overcharged for services from the City of Shreveport Water & Sewerage. The lawsuit on which Pitman ruled was filed on August 6, 2018, by attorneys Jerald “Jerry” Harper ...

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05 Jun
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U. S. ATTORNEY / F.B.I. … CADDO-SHREVEPORT’S LAST BEST CHANCE

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 … 2:45 P.M. Trusted sources tell me the Caddo Parish Commission is set to give 48,000,000 taxpayer dollars to some highly suspect local pols and pals. They would have us believe they will then “develop” the ...

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29 May
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CROSS BAYOU DEVELOPMENT:  SHREVEPORT / CADDO’S UNDEAD

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 … 2:28 P.M. Life after death … after death … after death …   It was decades ago when I first heard some phonily glowing description attached to Cross Bayou “development.”  Mercifully, each such episode was ...

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25 May
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ANOTHER U.S. ATTORNEY INDICTMENT, KIDS FOOD PROGRAM THEFT

Saturday, May 25, 2019 … 9:52 A.M. Myrna Quarles of Cotton Valley has been indicted by U. S. Attorney David Joseph for a million-dollar-plus heist of taxpayer money funding the feeding of low-income children. Working with Joseph and others in ...

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23 May
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NEW CENSUS DATA:  SHREVEPORT POPULATION LOSS CONTINUES

Thursday, May 23, 2019 … 3:06 P.M. NEW CENSUS DATA:  SHREVEPORT POPULATION LOSS CONTINUES The U. S. Census Bureau today released its official Population Estimates for cities.  These latest population Estimates are through July 1, 2018.   Shreveport’s population officially ...

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19 May
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TO SHREVEPORTERS WHO OPPOSE CORRUPTION, THANK YOU, AGAIN

Sunday, May 19, 2019 … 7:00 P.M. I spent time this week with another lifelong resident of Shreveport working to confirm corruption involving Adrian Perkins during his campaign last year. If the two of us, plus a corruption-hating government official ...

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10 May
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SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS: GOREE-C.P.S.B. vs. PERKINS, COUNCIL

Friday, May 10, 2019 … 1:40 P.M. As we saw again last Saturday, the Caddo Parish School Board and Superintendent Lamar Goree are somehow able to control what much of our traditional news media outlets might otherwise report about them. ...

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04 May
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C.P.S.B. “WINS” TAX BY LOSING … B.P.S.B. TAX CRUSHED

Saturday, May 4, 2019 … 10:18 P.M. Yep, the Caddo Parish School Board “win” of yet another $88 million of taxpayers money was rigged. The 58% YES / 42% NO result, with turnout of only 7.9%, was the product of ...

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03 May
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A PERSONAL MESSAGE … YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW

Friday, May 3, 2019 … 11:18 A.M. For most of my life, this subject triggers a certain memory. My mother is holding my six- or seven-year-old hand in the auditorium of Barret Elementary School. It is standing room only for ...

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02 May
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PERKINS SUBPOENA, AND ANOTHER VIOLATION NOT ADDRESSED

Thursday, May 2, 2019 … 3:02 P.M. The subpoena to Mayor Adrian Perkins, about which I wrote on Tuesday, relates to a violation of state campaign finance law which I had specifically reported in my January 26, 2019 article. Not ...

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