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Elliot Stonecipher
30 May
0

The Atrocious Epidemic of Caddo Commission Secrecy

May 30, 2016 Edward Teller, the physicist best known as “the father of the hydrogen bomb,” knew a lot about official secrecy.  His work on the Manhattan Project fascinated me as a teen, as did details of how that World War II ...

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23 May
0

Taxpayers Absorb Huge Blow… Atkins Joins Corruption Crowd in Blocking CPERS Vote!

With little fanfare, John E. Atkins and his Community Foundation coalition stuck a dagger in the hearts of taxpayers who know that the CPERS scandal is our greatest test for the future of our parish.  It is the decision to ...

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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
17 May
0

What the Sheriff & D.A. Importantly Did Not Say at BNA Forum

Caddo Parish is in decline due, in large part, to the economic impotence we suffer from our culture of corruption.  No single man is more able to fix that, and more unwilling to do so, than Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
16 May
0

CPSB Public Record: Rob Wilkinson, a.k.a. Rob Broussard

May 16, 2016 I am now a few days deeper into Caddo Parish School Board records about Rob Broussard’s employment there.  It is research resulting from a Caddo Parish Commission handover of $70,000 in taxpayer money to him for tutoring public school ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
12 May
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Tuesday Night at BNA: Linn, CPERS, Corruption and More

May 12, 2016 Throughout my career, Shreveport’s Broadmoor Neighborhood Association – the “BNA” – has served a purpose extending far beyond its geographical corner of our parish.  During those decades, the organization’s meetings, held at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, have done ...

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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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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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Elliot Stonecipher
19 Feb
0

Caddo Commission Meeting, and Our $88,002 CPERS Hit

February 19, 2016 For the first time in several years, yesterday’s Caddo Parish Commission meeting netted us some gains. It is too bad that some rotten Commission news hammered us last night, too. First, let me dispatch that bad news. ...

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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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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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