“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
Submitted by Name: Who Isn't Agitated?
Comments: Didn't the agitated man also have a broken leg as a result of jumping from a second story window? I was watching a re-enactment of Lee Harvey Oswald's capture in the movie theatre a couple nights ago. You know that f---er had a revolver pulled on the cops when they confronted him? The cops didn't shoot him. One of them grabbed that gun, held it down and they proceeded to wrestle. As they went around in circles getting nowhere, they still didn't shoot him. A cop delivered a brutal punch to his forehead above the eye, and you can see the mark in Oswald's mug shot. That stunned him enough to be restrained. I think cops had more sense fifty years ago, when the criminal justice system wasn't an industry, but a necessary service to the public.
Added: August 27, 2015 08:22:10 PM
Submitted by Name: JB
Comments: Whether a person is agitated, and how dangerous he is, is rarely easy to determine. Combine that uncertainty with a low tolerance for risk on the part of both officers and the use-of-force laws that govern their actions, and the result is speculative police killings: cases in which people are made to forfeit their lives on the basis of little more than guesswork about what they might do.
“Maybe. Who knows?” Is that reason enough to have ended someone’s life?
We've been waiting on the ISP investigation on our County Deputy shooting an unarmed "agitated" man.
It should take no longer than ten to twenty minutes to figure out agitated does not require the death penalty.
Assuming the investigation will take months is the plan to maybe the public will forget - not likely here !
Added: August 27, 2015 06:44:42 PM
Submitted by Name: Lautz From: Madison E-mail: Contact
Comments: to Just Curious: Could be as a result of the law suit - your choices were take the money or have them re-bury your loved one with a vault instead of a crypt which was illegal because of the water table.
Added: August 27, 2015 02:13:28 PM
Submitted by Name: Gateway to Poverty
Comments: Someone needs to ask Welch-Flint and City Council how much it is going to cost to maintain Indiana 56 if the city does take it over. Currently putting away $255,000 a year! By end of next year over a half a million dollars. All that for a little over 4 miles of road while the rest of the city gets 60-70 thousand a year for roads? Something doesn't sound right here. Could it be the money is a giant slush fund to pass out to the rainbows and unicorn folks?
Added: August 27, 2015 02:07:35 PM
Submitted by Name: A Mayor to Far
Comments: Seems as though decisions have been made on the new bridge approach (without the promised public input) and work is supposed to begin soon and take two years to complete. Our * * * mayor is saving the announcement to be made closer to the election. Remember, he does everything for the public good and would not run again if it meant the public would benefit (one of his many broken promises). So tell us Damon, which of the five or so alternatives will the approach take (and which of your buddies will benefit from land sales, etc?) And, if the decision is made and work is to begin, does that mean you will end the massive payouts to Flint to "keep you apprised on the project"
Added: August 27, 2015 01:16:11 PM
Submitted by Name: Just curious From: Jefferson County
Comments: Does anyone know what is going on at Grandview? There is a lot of digging going on and hearses coming and going. The hearse drivers are not wearing suits and no apparent services are being held. Anyone have a clue?
Added: August 27, 2015 11:55:18 AM
Submitted by Name: Thought Twice
Comments: Think Twice, are you kidding me? Damon and his bunch has ripped off the taxpayers more in 3 1/2 years than Jan could ever dream of. Want an example? Go to the Clerk Treasures office and ask for a report for the past three years on how much the city attorney has collected for his harassment of Hutchinson in trying to get a piece of his property. And he doesn't care who wins, because either way he collects his fees. Want another example? Damon uses a city vehicle for personal use and does not declare it on his taxes-something the real church lady would never do - with or without a prayer circle. Ever wonder why Laura goes along with every Welch scheme? Ask her what company her sister works for and how much they have collected from the Welch regime. Then ask her if it is on the conflict of interest statement she signed. The list is very long.
Added: August 26, 2015 08:22:29 PM
Submitted by Name: How It Works
Comments: Campaign Contributions Michael Flint Consultant/Lobbyist
Individual contributions less than $99 each not reported.
Added: August 26, 2015 04:37:20 PM
Submitted by Name: old news From: madison
Comments: The citizens of Madison and Jefferson County need to understand the reason why Mike Flint enjoys such a cozy relationship with the Welch administration. Joe Jenner is the city's attorney. Joe's half brother is Scott Lynch. One of Mike's closest friends growing up was Scott Lynch, hence the close relationship between Flint and Welch. Ask someone from the Riverfront Development Committee how much Flint charged them for "consulting" on a project they eventually chose not to pursue. This guy needs to be exposed as the opportunist he is. The citizens can decide for themselves.
Added: August 25, 2015 10:53:32 PM
Submitted by Name: Kidding Me
Comments: I was looking through the collection of documents. A line in the KIDDING ME; doc about closing elementary schools to redirect money to administration made me think of the late night charity scam commercials on TV.
I looked one up the other night on Charity Navigator, I think Ben Affleck was shilling for disabled veterans. Which is a whole other shame, since there's no excuse for 100% of the care a disabled vet needs to not come from the government, from our tax dollars. Their care should not be dependent upon whether people decide to donate or not. This particular charity only spent 32 cents of every dollar on veterans, the rest went to administration and advertising.
But back from the tangent, schools are kind of like a charity. Except "donating" to them is compulsory. They exist to help the children. Money spent on administration, propaganda & public indoctrination, sham * * *-for-tat contracts, none of that helps a student. What kind of score would MCS get if they were graded the way charities are? In the low 30s out of a 100?