Author Archives: RealShreveport

Lindora Baker
08 Feb
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How Politicians Set Themselves Up to “Retire”

We all know it happens and roll our eyes at knowing exactly how those in public office use their “service” to us as a means to enriching themselves. We generally have zero respect for these types of people, but we ...

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Shreveport Flag - www.shreveportflag.com
06 Feb
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What is Our Cultural Identity?

One of Shreveport’s poorly known cultural identifies, the Shreveport Flag. (shreveportflag.com) Shreveport/Bossier suffers from a lack of cultural identity. As I have learned through the process of bringing the Shape of Shreveport documentary series to life, Shreveport is a mix ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
05 Feb
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Caddo Commission Meeting: Good, Bad and Mainly Ugly!

(NOTE: This first-hand report is in no way arranged at the request of anyone. Some media reports apparently have been.) February 5, 2016 In what easily qualifies as the most bizarre meeting of a governmental body I have ever witnessed, ...

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04 Feb
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‘Shape of Shreveport’ hits a home run

Original story posted (with pictures & many other great Shreveport stories) at: http://nvanthyn.blogspot.com/2016/02/shape-of-shreveport-hits-home-run.html Those of us who are fond of Shreveport-Bossier and its people very much appreciate The Shape of Shreveport documentary series. Especially, episode 7 — on professional baseball ...

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Realshreveport.com
04 Feb
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An Unnoticed Victory and a Perfect Distraction from Truth

First, some good news on local accountability in government. We originally exposed in October 2015 that the Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF) tax payer funded plot to create the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) so that some of the wealthiest Shreveporters could ...

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02 Feb
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Questions surround EAP/Angel Fund in Caddo Parish

Originally Published: October 23, 2015 [NOTE: Since publishing this article back in October, I discovered that the Biomedical Research Foundation, a taxpayer funded organization, also contributed $250,000 to the EAP in 2014.. This original work was published on the eve ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
30 Jan
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Dear Louisiana Tax Man: “Know why Rice plays Texas?”

January 30, 2016 To a government thus inclined, as Louisiana’s now is, raising taxes is a one-step dance of picking winners … which leaves the losers: folks who pay taxes. A real, just and lasting solution – a long overdue ...

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Linn-Bloomfield Threat
26 Jan
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Sheriff Runs to Aid Commissioner from Woman with Facebook Joke

Caddo Commissioner Matthew Linn reported that he was the target of “bodily harm” due to this website. He wrote in an email (copied below) to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator that he wanted a peace bond placed against local attorney, Kathryn ...

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Louisiana Legislative Auditor
22 Jan
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Commission Put on Notice Regarding Further Illegality of CPERS

At today’s Caddo Commission meeting, I had the privilege of submitting a letter that I wrote to Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera. The Commission is considering furthering their illegal activity in the self-enrichment scandal in spite of Mr. Purpera’s strongly ...

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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
21 Jan
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Taxpayers Struggle to Understand Lack of Investigation

In a bit of irony, the Caddo Commission pressed felony theft charges against a 46 year old Haughton woman for obtaining illegal money. Lisa Bain Phillips was a contract nurse who is alleged to have knowingly invoiced $39,896 that was ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
18 Jan
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New Caddo Commission Plan Quadruples Down on Self-Pay

Early last month, a new Caddo Parish Commissioner contacted me as he worked on a plan to “correct” policies at the heart of the Commission self-pay scandal. I quickly saw that the work was another guarantee of Commissioner self-pay, tracing ...

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Matthew Linn
18 Jan
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This Week: New Commissioners Confronted with Conspiracy

January 18, 2016 The Caddo Commission in its newest iteration, is still using the same tricks to get those of us following their financial abuses of taxpayer dollars to simply go away. In spite of numerous writings and public outcry, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Jan
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A Personal Message to Sheriff Prator and Our News Media

For those yet unaware, Shreveport’s newest website on the block is also easily its best. Will Broyles, the leader of the team that brought us their powerful Shape of Shreveport documentary, is working with his wife Chelsey, his brother Jim, ...

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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
17 Jan
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Local Media, District Attorney Actively Ignoring Criminal Conspiracy in CPERS

Elliott Stonecipher began to make Caddo Commissioners aware that he had found a problem in early 2015. His discovery? That Caddo Commissioners had been receiving pay and benefits outside of the legal restrictions placed in the Caddo Parish Home Rule ...

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ramon lafitte
16 Jan
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List of Cases Contrary to Lafitte CPERS Exception Ruling

Below is a list of various court cases (not even all) in which the Caddo Commission has stood in a party to a lawsuit. The precedence outlined in my previous writings leave many questions about why Judge Ramon Lafitte ruled ...

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