Author Archives: RealShreveport

23 Apr
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Bond Bounty Pt 5: ADA scores DOUBLE his full prosecutor salary in bond fees.

Attorney Joshua K. Williams graduated from law school in 2013 and was admitted to practice law in Louisiana on May 8, 2014.  Since this time, Mr. Williams has worked full-time for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s office as an Assistant ...

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22 Apr
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PROMISED Q & A … NEXT SATURDAY’S TAX HIKE VOTE

Sunday, April 22, 2018 … 9:18 A.M. As promised, here are requested questions and answers about Mayor Ollie Tyler’s bad faith tax hike package up for a vote next Saturday. 1. Why did Tyler deliberately allow five-of-six of these property ...

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18 Apr
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Bond Bounty Pt 4: Bond Commission report shows Shreveport payoff to Washington is comparably huge!

In this series, we’ve demonstrated the incredible bond bounty paid by the City to certain local “co-bond counsel” and the willingness of City “leadership” to violate its own laws to keep the paydays coming.  In this article, we’re bringing to ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
15 Apr
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HITTERS TAKE “RACIST!” LOW ROAD … AND ELLIOTT’S MESSAGE

Sunday, April 15, 2018 … 9:43 A.M. As some readers are aware, a cabal of local corruption boosters accuse me of “never offering solutions” for Shreveport’s problems. It is an old and worn charge from “leaders” who have for decades ...

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12 Apr
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Bond Bounty Pt 3: Bond attorney fails to pay city taxes; City Hall poised to openly break malfeasance law

Shreveport City government is an onion of corruption.  You expose one layer only to find more lurking in the shadow. In my previous articles (here, here), I exposed the hundreds of thousands of dollars in payoff received as “co-bond counsel” for ...

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10 Apr
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New info reveals Washington set to make half million dollars in bond “fees” since 2014!

Part 1 – Original Report: HERE Part 2:  Newly obtained documents from the State Bond Commission (https://www.treasury.state.la.us/state-bond-commission/) reveal an additional $45,200.00 in “Co-Bond Counsel” payouts to Alex Washington of the Washington & Wells law firm (PDF link) related to a ...

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31 Mar
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INITIAL “CROSS BAYOU POINT” APPROVAL JUST AFTER TAX VOTE?

Saturday, March 31, 2018 … 2:28 P.M. Unbelievably so, sources inside Shreveport City Hall say the partners in the Cross Bayou Point development are already lining up City Council votes for a key approval of their $1 billion scheme. (Other ...

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27 Mar
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Shreveport municipal bonds a cash cow for politically connected attorneys

On March 13, 2018, the Shreveport City Council voted unanimously to pass Resolutions 22 and 23 of 2018 (see Minutes).  These resolutions authorize the City to hire professionals and then issue up to $120 million in water and sewer revenue ...

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17 Mar
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April 28th Vote: TYLER WILL SLAP 33% PREMIUM ON TAXES THAT PASS

Saturday, March 17, 2018 … 2:10 P.M. Lest any reader wonder, NO … I am in no way surprised that Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler has confected another taxpayer abuse. Surprised or not, I am far beyond sick and tired of ...

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07 Mar
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NEW CROSS BAYOU OP, MAYOR RACE LINK, AND TYLER TAX HIKE

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 … 9:00 A.M. Nowadays in Shreveport, such pressure is unrelenting. Just as we face next month’s property tax hike vote from Mayor Ollie Tyler, we face another new scheme to grab a wagonload of our money. ...

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28 Feb
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THE FIRES GOV. EDWARDS AND LEGISLATIVE PALS ARE SETTING

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 … 2:39 P.M. To Governor John Bel Edwards and his legislator buds and other enablers, the latest Census Bureau data are the equivalent of a five-alarm fire. Rather than respond, they feign deafness. Perhaps these “leaders” ...

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21 Feb
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GOING UP AGAINST ERIC HOLDER IS ALWAYS WORTH DOING

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 … 5:02 P.M. I plead guilty. I am no fan of former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder. And now he wants to run for President. To me, Holder’s red-hot political activism for America’s hard political ...

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17 Feb
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PRESIDENT TRUMP CHOOSES DAVID C. JOSEPH AS U. S. ATTORNEY

Saturday, February 17, 2018 … 7:57 A.M. In a White House announcement late yesterday, President Donald J. Trump nominated Lafayette attorney David C. Joseph to be the U. S. Attorney for our forty-two parish U. S. Western District of Louisiana. ...

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03 Feb
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SHREVEPORT MAYOR: CANDIDATES AND RUMORS OF CANDIDATES

Saturday, February 3, 2018 … 11:43 A.M. For perhaps a significant number of Shreveport residents, our just-beginning campaign for mayor may well determine if they stay or join our city’s years-long exodus. In my experience, confidence in local government is ...

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29 Jan
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Journalism and public outcry nets malfeasance conviction of Caddo Schools bookkeeper!

“A growing hope for Shreveport’s future exists when the public is given the truth AND see accountability take action…” News came out around noontime on Friday Jan. 26th that Bridget Lee, formerly a Woodlawn High School bookkeeper, pleaded guilty to ...

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