Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

06 May
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CORRUPTION DENIAL REALITY CHECK, & MAYOR’S RACE WARNING

Sunday, May 6, 2018 … 9:40 A.M. Our Shreveport daily newspaper recently found what many others have long known: minimizing, much less denying, the pervasiveness of public corruption here is risky business. As Shreveport’s recent tax election was only days ...

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08 Apr
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SHREVEPORT PROPERTY TAX PAYERS DISRESPECTED, DISAPPEARING

Sunday, April 8, 2018 …12:35 P.M. Each year, over $1 billion flows from taxpayers to the City of Shreveport, the Caddo Parish School Board and the Caddo Parish Commission. In 2010, on my own time and dime, I began studying ...

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04 Apr
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MORE BOOSTING OF CROSS BAYOU POINT REPORTED

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 … 10:54 P.M. There is more news tonight – just four days after my most recent article on this subject – about the supposed / imagined / dreaded Cross Bayou development just north of downtown Shreveport. ...

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24 Mar
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Pt. 2, April 28th Vote: MAYOR TYLER’S 2018 BUDGET BREAKS CITY LAWS

Saturday, March 24, 2018 … 12:51 P.M. Who do honest Shreveport citizens see when city officials knowingly break our laws? Unless and until taxpayers determine and act on that, the April 28th election should not be held. The Shreveport City ...

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12 Mar
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CORRUPTION TEST: CROSS BAYOU POINT + M.P.C.+ MAYOR’S RACE

Monday, March 12, 2018 …2:51 P.M. Given its exceptionally strong hold on Shreveport and Caddo Parish, few honest folks are surprised by new examples of public corruption. Surprised or not, though, it is sickening to watch it take shape directly ...

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01 Mar
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NEW C.P.S.B. MEMBER APPARENTLY IN VIOLATION OF STATE LAW

Thursday, March 1, 2018 … 10:14 A.M. When newly-appointed Caddo Parish School Board member Durwood Hendricks, Jr., took his oath of office at Tuesday’s meeting, he seems to have done so contrary to specifically applicable Louisiana law. Louisiana law – ...

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25 Feb
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MAYOR TYLER’S TAX HIKE IS PURELY WRONG, IN BAD FAITH

Sunday, February 25, 2018 … 12:15 P.M. I devoutly believe it is a rule by which people must live: we should never – ever – vote to tax ourselves unless and until our government is honest, with demonstrated respect for ...

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10 Feb
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A STUNNER … AND FLURRY’S SEEMING A. & E. COMMITTEE SUCCESS

Saturday, February 10, 2018 … 10:33 A.M. Hopefully not counting our chickens before they hatch, Councilman James Flurry believes the Shreveport City Council will soon pass his ordinance (law) to redo City Hall’s corrupt Architectural & Engineering Committee. Such has ...

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06 Feb
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Short-Takes: FLURRY ON A & E + WOODY WILSON + CoS WATER WOES

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 … 12:43 P.M. Notes for the enjoyment – or not – of Shreveport / Caddo residents: 1. COUNCILMAN JAMES FLURRY’S A. & E. COMMITTEE ORDINANCE Since last fall, Councilman Flurry has taken point in an overhaul ...

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27 Jan
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FOUL A. & E. COMMITTEE: WILL FLURRY, COUNCIL STOP TYLER?

Saturday, January 27, 2018 … 11:22 A.M. When he spoke out last October on KTBS Television News, Shreveport City Councilman James Flurry grabbed the attention of everyone who stands against our culture of corruption. Soon – he told me “in ...

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14 Jan
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WHY DOES MAYOR TYLER REFUSE TO CLEAN-UP A & E COMMITTEE?

Sunday, January 14, 2018 … 11:33 A.M. Six weeks ago, thanks to City Councilman James Flurry, it seemed a long overdue clean-up of at least a key cog in Shreveport’s corruption wheel might be in the offing. Now, instead, Mayor ...

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07 Jan
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SHREVEPORT TIMES CITY HALL CORRUPTION REPORT A MUST-READ

Sunday, January 7, 2018 … 11:20 A.M. The Shreveport Times devotes much of its news space in this morning’s print edition to the sprawling corruption in Shreveport City Hall. If the F.B.I. and other feds needed any further nudging, this ...

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01 Jan
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SHREVEPORT’S 2018 NEW YEAR … A HAPPY ONE?

Monday, January 1, 2018 … 2:50 P.M. My most particular wish for a first-rate New Year 2018 goes to my hometown. As some of us well understand, Shreveport is long overdue a good one. My wish, however, is tempered by ...

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22 Dec
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DEAR CADDO COMMISSION: I AWAIT YOUR “THANK YOU” NOTE

Friday, December 22, 2017 … 9:03 A.M. Three days ago, I wrote yet another article detailing the Caddo Parish Commission habit of openly violating its own laws … specifically, our Caddo Parish Home Rule Charter. The article’s title is “CADDO ...

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19 Dec
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CADDO COMMISSION MALICIOUSLY SLAPS RULE OF LAW … AGAIN

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 … 11:55 A.M. Subscribers to Shreveport’s local newspaper may have noticed today’s lengthy article, “Parish Moves Forward With Call for Internal Auditor.” It treats positively a thing – ignorance of the rule of law by the ...

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