Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

Elliot Stonecipher
13 Aug
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Whitney Pesnell vs. Caddo Commission … Because It’s Right

August 13, 2016 As our work against Caddo Parish Commission corruption broadens and deepens, one of its untold stories is ripe for telling.  It is Whitney Pesnell’s story, the Shreveport attorney volunteering his services while lawyers on the other side ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
06 Aug
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Dear Caddo Commission: “Where’s Our Money?!

August 6, 2016 The following definition is included in an article I recently read by Michael J. Hutter for the American Bar Association, “Prosecuting Public Officials / Figures for Corruption: The Approach in the United States“… “Public corruption is any ...

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30 Jul
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As Facts of the Jim Leslie Tragedy Unfolded …

July 31, 2016 (Previous articles I have written on this subject may be read here and here.) ************* On the hell-hot afternoon of the same day Jim Leslie was killed in Baton Rouge, July 9, 1976, an airplane arranged by his ...

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24 Jul
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Jim Leslie: The Delay – Denial? – of Justice

July 24, 2016 The response to my recently reposted article about Jim Leslie’s death has been very positive.  That so many readers would remember so well, much less share their personal reactions to his heart-rending story, was a fine surprise.  (Article ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
30 Jun
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Caddo Commissioners Soon to Ice Their CPERS Haul?

June 30, 2016 (* Readers interested in my earliest articles on this subject need only follow the directions in the footnote, below.) From the first of my reports, in January 2015, about Caddo Parish Commission corruption – most notably in ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
26 Jun
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Tax-And-Spenders Have Branded me… And I Accept

June 26, 2016 It isn’t every morning that I smile more or less all the way through my cereal, and I write to gladly credit The Advocate for thus kicking-off my day.  In fairness, though, I stipulate that those now in charge ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
20 Jun
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Governor Edwards, Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers.

June 19, 2016 No matter anything else, many Louisianans believed John Bel Edwards would shoot much straighter with us than did ex-Governor Bobby Jindal.  It gives me no pleasure to say that he is busily proving us wrong. Our governor’s ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
11 Jun
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Caddo Commission Damages Us Again… Because It Can

June 11, 2016 * (This article first requires reading the underlying report from local blogger Pat Austin … here.) I thank Ms. Austin very much for attending and reporting this Caddo Commission meeting concerning the Confederate Monument on our courthouse grounds.  I also ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
05 Jun
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The Emerging Plan for Caddo Commission Self-Pay

June 5, 2016 It is certainly true that the Caddo Parish Commission self-pay scandal, more that two decades old, is the stuff of non-fiction books and documentary films.  Now, a valued, primary source reveals more of its signature abuse of ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
30 May
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The Atrocious Epidemic of Caddo Commission Secrecy

May 30, 2016 Edward Teller, the physicist best known as “the father of the hydrogen bomb,” knew a lot about official secrecy.  His work on the Manhattan Project fascinated me as a teen, as did details of how that World War II ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 May
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Shreveport Population Drops Below 1990 Census Count

May 19, 2016 The U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimates data for American cities shows Shreveport falling below its 1990 population total.  Between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015, Shreveport lost another -1,114 residents, dropping its total population to ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
16 May
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CPSB Public Record: Rob Wilkinson, a.k.a. Rob Broussard

May 16, 2016 I am now a few days deeper into Caddo Parish School Board records about Rob Broussard’s employment there.  It is research resulting from a Caddo Parish Commission handover of $70,000 in taxpayer money to him for tutoring public school ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
12 May
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Tuesday Night at BNA: Linn, CPERS, Corruption and More

May 12, 2016 Throughout my career, Shreveport’s Broadmoor Neighborhood Association – the “BNA” – has served a purpose extending far beyond its geographical corner of our parish.  During those decades, the organization’s meetings, held at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, have done ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
30 Apr
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Corruption Apologists in Shreveport / Caddo History

 April 30, 2016 Earlier in this series, I wrote about our community’s Corruption Apologists.  I capitalize the name of the group just as historians do the “Longs” and “Anti-Longs” of that era.  These names group and identify the essence of members’ ...

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24 Apr
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Investigation, Prosecution of Caddo Official Malfeasance

April 24, 2016 [NOTE:  Our Caddo Parish sheriff and district attorney are key in the subject discussion, prompting me to share these notes of disclosure.   In 1990, on behalf of incoming Mayor Hazel Beard, I vetted and worked for Steve ...

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