Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

Elliot Stonecipher
05 Jan
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Part 1: HONEST CADDOANS TAKE OUR CASE AND HOPE TO A HIGHER COURT

January 5, 2017 As some few of us know very well, our Shreveport / Caddo Parish community has its very own appointment with destiny next week. That statement is not overly dramatic. On Wednesday, January 11th, a three-judge panel of our 2nd ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
03 Jan
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NEW REPORTS FROM KTBS-TV

NEW REPORTS FROM KTBS-TV: SHON GABLES: The Notable Back-Story on Shreveport City Councilman Jerry Bowman … AND JEFF BEIMFOHR: The Sadly Inept Louisiana “Ethics Administration” …. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 … 9:08 A.M. …. In her new – and again ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
20 Dec
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YES! REAL JOURNALISM REAPPEARS HERE! WILL IT LAST?

Monday, December 19, 2016 ….. 10:35 P.M. ….. As Christmas now rapidly approaches, I feel like presents for my Shreveport and Caddo Parish home have already been opened. The first such gift is the three-part series now finishing up by ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 Dec
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MY MOST SINCERE RESPONSE TO TOM ARCENEAUX

Monday, December 19, 2016 … 8:48 A.M. ….. The Shreveport Times this morning continued its series on the Caddo Parish Commission’s heist of taxpayer money over more than two decades. Frankly, I was shocked by comments in the article by ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Dec
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NO NEW TAXES IN SHREVEPORT 2017 BUDGET

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 … 12:12 A.M. To be honest, I hesitate in writing and posting this news, lest it somehow be reversed or otherwise proved wrong. It does seem, regardless, that Shreveport city officials have passed a budget for ...

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04 Dec
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A Corruption Case Study: Glover and the 3132 Extension

[This report is book-chapter length, and may require some 10 minutes of reading time, including the linked exhibit – “Here is that presentation.”] December 4, 2016 I have done everything in my power to communicate and explain my bedrock conviction ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
28 Nov
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SPECIAL REPORT: Underbelly of Shreveport / Caddo Tax-and-Spend Exposed

November 28, 2016 As I watched last Tuesday’s Shreveport City Council meeting on television, Mayor Ollie Tyler’s resentment of opposition was awful to see and hear. Her garbage tax failed for many very good reasons, particularly the misinformation (I am ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
23 Nov
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Yesterday’s City Hall Meeting, and My Thanksgiving Prayers

November 23, 2016  When Thanksgiving breaks tomorrow, I will awake to the organized chaos of this wonderful, and to me meaningful, American observance.  I will be blessed to share it with many whose love I most treasure, including those who cannot ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
21 Nov
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Update: Trash Tax

Monday, November 21, 2016 … 6:31 PM At this afternoon’s City Council regularly scheduled “work session” in preparation for tomorrow’s meeting, members agreed that Chairman Bradford will act at tomorrow’s meeting to remove the garbage tax from further debate. However, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
20 Nov
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Garbage Tax Vote Poses Real Risks to Shreveport Council Members

November 20, 2016   [To readers new to the subjects discussed in this article, many related ones are posted on RealShreveport.com.] ************ It is a fact in these days of citizen journalism that if a public official, in the performance ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Nov
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KTBS-TV News: Mayor Tyler’s Water Under-Billing, Document Breach

November 16, 2016 Late this afternoon, KTBS Television posted on its website another story about the unprecedented breach by Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler and City Attorney William Bradford of some of the city’s most sensitive, confidential public records.  Triggering the ...

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14 Nov
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ADDENDUM to Pt. 2: Dumbfounding Developments in Shreveport City Hall Meltdown

Last Friday afternoon, I wrote and posted Part 2 of our series on the stunning collapse of basic governance, and adherence to the Rule of Law, at Shreveport City Hall by Mayor Ollie Tyler and others. In that article, I ...

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11 Nov
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Pt. 2: Dumbfounding Developments in Shreveport City Hall Meltdown

November 11, 2016 This all began as a tale of embarrassing and expensive-to-taxpayers incompetence at Shreveport City Hall, then quickly worsened as underlying public corruption surfaced. Now, almost unimaginably, the full-blown scandal features a city administration which has somehow managed ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
06 Nov
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Pt. 1: Spiral-Down at Shreveport City Hall Accelerates

November 6, 2016 It has not been a good morning for Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler, this year’s City Council Chair Willie Bradford, and a few other smoke-and-mirrors folks at City Hall. This article included, there is a lot of opposition ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
03 Nov
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Update… Update… Update: A Bit of the Inside Story on Shreveport City Hall’s Latest Blow-off of Taxpayers and Law

Thursday, November 3, 2016 … 9:12 AM … On Tuesday evening, November 1st, at 6:16 PM, Kaley Green, reporter for RealShreveport.com, wrote / published an article entitled, “City Still Refusing to Turn Over Public Documents.” The documents at issue are ...

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