Author Archives: RealShreveport

09 Jul
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Journalism holds government accountable, Caddo citizens receive PARTIAL refunds!

Local government is choking at having to do the right thing by the citizens. All the way back in August 2015, Elliott Stonecipher set out to help hold the local Caddo Parish government accountable by exposing an illegal collection of ...

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10 Jun
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WHO’S MISSING? SHREVEPORT MAYORAL RACE QUALIFYING NEARS

Sunday, June 10, 2018 … 10:09 A.M. With just under six weeks to go before official qualifying for Shreveport mayor – July 18, 19, and 20 – top candidates who have publicly announced their campaigns are Democrats Adrian Perkins and ...

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30 May
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NEW CENSUS COMPARISONS: SHREVEPORT – LOUISIANA – U.S.A.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 … 8:53 A.M. My thanks to all who contacted me after my most recent article which detailed Shreveport’s continuing population loss. Many of you asked for more information about Shreveport’s population and demographics compared to Louisiana ...

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24 May
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NEW U.S. CENSUS DATA: SHREVEPORT POPULATION DROP

Thursday, May 24, 2018 … 11:00 A.M. Just-released U. S. Census Bureau data from its official Population Estimates program shows continuing population loss for Shreveport … now down to 192,036 … through July 1, 2017. The city’s population has dropped ...

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22 May
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CITY COUNCIL RESCUES CROSS BAYOU POINT OP

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 … 7:49 P.M. Last September 12th, the Shreveport City Council voted unanimously to shut-down the secretly designed plan of Mayor Ollie Tyler to “develop” the Cross Bayou area north of downtown. Before taxpayers could take a ...

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18 May
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CADDO COMMISSIONER CAWTHORNE AND “SYSTEMIC” CORRUPTION

Friday, May 18, 2018 … 8:44 A.M. My thanks to KSLA-TV News and reporter Stacey Cameron for more digging into the relationship between now-indicted Caddo Parish Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne and local government … both the City of Shreveport and Caddo ...

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15 May
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CROSS BAYOU “PLAN” LOOKS MORE QUESTIONABLE THAN EVER

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 … 8:39 A.M. A week from today, the Shreveport City Council is expected to vote, in some way or another, on the matter of a “non-binding” Memorandum of Understanding – a “MOU” – for a $1 ...

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02 May
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Indictment of Cawthorne was years in the making… and a Real Shreveport vindication.

This past Thursday, April 26th, citizens of Shreveport got the experience it was finally due… a corrupt public official in the crosshairs of law enforcement.  Public corruption was in full view as federal prosecutors indicted Caddo Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne for ...

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28 Apr
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WHAT LOW TURNOUT ALWAYS GETS US IN SHREVEPORT … TAXES!!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 … 9:54 P.M. No one who has lived in Shreveport very long needs to be told that property taxes – mainly who gets to vote them on whom – are not fair. The rest of the ...

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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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