Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

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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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Apr
2

Our Lost “Scalpel of Law” Against Public Corruption

April 17, 2016 Just after the recent tax vote for our collapsing Caddo Parish school system, a new friend shared with me her exchange with a local guy about corruption in that system.  This man pooh-poohed any such, dismissing as ...

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13 Apr
1

More Details of Woodlawn High School Theft, Cover-Up

April 13, 2016 Many questions remain unanswered about the theft of public funds at Woodlawn High School in Shreveport.  Such is no surprise, though, given the attempted cover-up, now evident, by top Caddo Parish School Board officials. My original articles ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
11 Apr
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Caddo Election: We Fed Goliath … He’s Eating Us Alive

April 9, 2016 As the discussion about the Caddo Parish election today ensues, there will be all manner of celebrations, claims, charges, scapegoating, and the rest of the full range of chat and chatter.  Given my upcoming enforced “vacation,” I ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
07 Apr
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CPSB Collapse Directly Threatens Our Community

April 7, 2016 I have never been more concerned for the future of my home town and parish.  Not since the 1954 Wallace Lake plane crash took the lives of so many of our leaders have we been at such ...

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02 Apr
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Shreveport Councilman Willie Bradford’s Awful Slap of Candor

April 2, 2016 Fair warning:  the significance of this subject is beyond my ability to adequately express.  As good, decent and honest people here hope and pray for restoration of good and honest government, the subject events scream a declaration ...

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Source: CPSB website | Realshreveport.com
31 Mar
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Now, Baton Rouge and Lafayette Put Caddo to Shame

March 31, 2016 When the subject is the Caddo Parish School Board and its current administration, we are never far from more news of its dramatic spiral-down.  Yet, the whole truth of any given school system violation of law or ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
29 Mar
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CPSB Put To Shame by St. Mary Parish School Board

March 29, 2016 It is all too easy these days to survey the wasteland of our local government and conclude its spiral-down is somehow inevitable.  This calamity is written-off as a sign of the times, or the insanity of today’s ...

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Source: CPSB website | Realshreveport.com
28 Mar
1

Explosive Charges by “Bill Unsharpened” Hit CPSB Top Staff

March 27, 2016 This article is much different than any I have written about Caddo Parish government.  It concerns our spiraling-down public school system, and given its weaving of unusual source materials, may read like a book chapter.I write here ...

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