Author Archives: RealShreveport

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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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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