Author Archives: RealShreveport

ramon lafitte
15 Jan
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Taking Exception to Exceptions – A Caddo Commission Update

January 15, 2016 For those of you following the Caddo Parish Commission (Commission) scandal involving its illegal benefits and pay, including CPERS retirement fund benefits, you may want to focus in on a very critical matter. Over the years, the ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Jan
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Caddo Commissioners, No More Scamming, Please.

January 14, 2016 It was a big deal when Caddo Parish voters changed our form of government on April 7, 1984. Our predecessor Caddo Police Jury had governed since we became a parish almost 150 years earlier, in 1838. When ...

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John E Atkins
27 Nov
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Atkins Exposed for Huge Conflicts of Interest!

Newly elected Caddo Commissioner John E. Atkins has a whopper of a conflict of interest that every tax payer should know about before he takes office in January. This is a problem that will not go away easily, and I ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Jun
0

Door Open to Criminal Sanctions for Commission

Pictured: Elliott Stonecipher By: Elliott Stonecipher June 14, 2015 The malfeasance conviction of a Jackson Parish official has opened the door to possible criminal sanctions against Caddo Parish Commissioners and top administrators who have taken the same official actions. The ...

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13 May
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Shape of Shreveport Launch Video

Shape of Shreveport is a series concept of stories created by Will & Jim Broyles to bring an educational, entertaining historically relevant set of stories to public attention. Directed by Chris Charles Scott and produced by Chris Lyon, these first ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
12 May
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An Unveiling at Caddo Commission Meeting

Pictured: Elliott Stonecipher By: Elliott Stonecipher May 12, 2015 As many readers are aware, I have been continuously researching our Caddo Parish Commission since 2013, focusing particularly on its financial management and the bountiful compensation with which members reward themselves. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
16 Mar
1

Lawsuit: No CPERS, Other Caddo Commission Benefits

Pictured: Elliott Stonecipher By: Elliott Stonecipher Originally published: March 16, 2015 A lawsuit filed today in Louisiana First Judicial District Court in Shreveport asks a judge to “recognize and declare” that elected Caddo Parish Commissioners are prohibited from participation in ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
13 Feb
1

Commissioners in CPERS: La. Legislative Auditor Says “… Appears Unconstitutional”

Pictured: Elliott Stonecipher By: Elliott Stonecipher Originally Published: February 13, 2015 At the same time Caddo Parish Commissioners yesterday sued taxpayers to somehow keep their Caddo Parish Retirement System (CPERS) haul, Louisiana State Auditor Daryl Purpera notified the Commission of ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
07 Feb
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Caddo Commission Looks to Court to save CPERS Take!

Pictured: Elliott Stonecipher by Elliott Stonecipher Originally Published: February 7, 2015 Caddo Parish Commissioners unanimously voted in their Thursday meeting to seek “a permanent judicial resolution” to questions concerning the constitutionality of their participation in “CPERS,” the Caddo Parish Employees ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
02 Feb
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Caddo Commission: Stunning Self-Dealing

Pictured: Elliott Stonecipher By: Elliott Stonecipher Originally Published: February 2, 2015 Last week I posted the first in a series of articles about Caddo Parish Commissioners’ unconstitutional participation in “CPERS,” the Caddo Parish Employees Retirement System. To understate the case, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
27 Jan
1

Commission Caught Abusing Tax Dollars

These are a series of stories originally published by Elliott Stonecipher.  Our intention of re-publishing them is to make people in the community fully aware of the timeline of events that led to today’s scandal. January 27, 2015 It was ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
07 Jan
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Part III. Commission Hits Us Again… Hard

[Previous articles in this series can be read here and here.] The formula for good government is simple and direct:  the governed commit to battle as necessary for transparency in all elected officials do in the public interest.  Holding officials accountable for their ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
31 Dec
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Part II. Caddo Commission Hits Us Again, and Hard

by Elliott Stonecipher The last time Caddo Parish Commissioners took a specific, publicly recorded vote to give themselves a pay raise, Bill Clinton had been President for less than a year … December 8, 1993. If that strikes you as ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
22 Dec
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Caddo Commissioners Hit Us Again, and Hard

Last spring, I learned and wrote about the Caddo Parish Commission’s new “education & training” policy, and what a perk, to say it politely, it might prove to be for Commissioners. As I promised then, this is the initial report ...

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Jim_Leslie
05 Jul
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The Murder of Jim Leslie

(Originally Published July 5, 2012.  Last Edited July 7, 2016) Most of us would agree, I think, that the murder of Shreveport advertising executive Jim Leslie, 36 years ago next Monday, happened “a long time ago.”  That period is, after ...

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