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Elliot Stonecipher
08 May
0

Criminal Investigation of Caddo Commission Long Overdue

May 8, 2016 Not since the mid-1970s has Caddo Parish stared down a like wave of public corruption.  Corruption in our parish school system and Caddo Parish Commission is systemic.  That some self-anointed community “leaders” provide cover for it is ...

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Matthew Linn
21 Mar
0

Matthew Linn Attempting to Legalize Commission Theft

Once the Caddo Commission was caught in the well documented self-pay scandal (Read about it here), the Commissioners quickly went to work to preserve the loot. Elliott Stonecipher filed suit to seek to restore the public’s money and the rule ...

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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
11 Mar
0

Williams Convicted, Prator Invisible on CPERS

Former Caddo Commissioner, Michael Williams, was convicted of wire fraud after jury deliberations for about an hour on Thursday (read here). The Williams scandal was straight forward as well as politically safe and easy for the local media to cover, ...

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Realshreveport.com
05 Mar
0

Local Media Misses Commission Move to Secure Illegalities

The Caddo Commission, led by President Matthew Linn, took an almost unanimous step on Thursday to protect themselves from the consequence of following the law, voting 11-1 to keep the hotly contested “allowance” of $15,000 per year in educational travel ...

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Realshreveport.com
01 Mar
0

Caddo Commission Abusing/Ignoring Public, Again… With Help.

While it usually is not worth commenting on, tonight finds this video on KTBS (here). The subject, Caddo Commissioners considering amending the illegal ordinance concerning “education” travel reimbursement “allowances”, is one that is part of the lawsuit filed by Elliott ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
27 Feb
1

Caddo Commission Disdain for Law Again Spotlighted

February 27, 2016 As the new Caddo Parish Commissioners settle into their jobs, I offer this sobering article. I take no pleasure in writing it, just as I doubt any good and decent citizen will take any in reading it. ...

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Matthew Linn
19 Feb
0

Linn Proves Ineptitude in Spite of Harvard Education

Matthew Linn has had a terrible week at the Caddo Commission. In the news was Linn’s embarrassment of Caddo Parish by attempting to remove Caddo Administrator, Woody Wilson, from NLCOG. When Wilson pushed back, Linn went after his job by ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Feb
0

The Spectacle Which Is the Caddo Commission

February 17, 2016 It’s too late to write this, but I am going to, so please bear with it. My oh my oh my, can things at the Caddo Commission get worse? How – goodness gracious, HOW – do we ...

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08 Feb
0

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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Elliot Stonecipher
05 Feb
0

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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Realshreveport.com
04 Feb
0

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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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
21 Jan
0

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
0

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
0

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
0

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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