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Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
voice of america April 23, 2014 at 07:56 am
We need a million man march in Peoria. Demand the removal of the Mayor, All three Judges, and PoliceRead More chief.
Elizabeth Miller April 23, 2014 at 08:34 am
It probably took 3 judges to get them to grant the warrants they were looking for. And the AttorneyRead More Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is the "bar" you are looking for. You will find specific rules there and though anyone can lodge complaints, and all complaints are heard, the accused members of the bar have a right to defend themselves and their actions. The attorney for the arrested kid can file for sanctions, too, and move to suppress the information obtained by the warrant if it is judged to have been granted erroneously.
The Other Christine April 23, 2014 at 10:22 am
Here you go: On March 14, Judge Kirk Schoebein signed off on a warrant seeking subscriberRead More information from Twitter. On March 29, two days after Twitter gave police the information they requested, Judge Lisa Wilson approved a warrant for Comcast to find out where the person who used the Internet to access Twitter lived. On April 1, Elliott was identified as the Comcast subscriber for 1220 N. University St., the affidavit said. Two weeks later, Judge Kim Kelley approved the warrant to search the house. Police seized several iPhones, two Xbox video game consoles, computers, pieces of mail, drug paraphernalia, alleged marijuana and digital memory cards. Courtesy of the Peoria Journal Star Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140417/News/140419023#ixzz2zitrPrj3
Pam Z January 23, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Democrats and Republicans one and the same on the county council. Both = UN Agenda. More GovernmentRead More control to push everyone where they want to place them.Time for Democrats to wake up to the fact that their heart to really help people have turned into only helping the elite and time for the Republicans to wake up to the fact that they are also only helping the elite.
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Jon January 22, 2014 at 07:39 am
I'm a bit confused by this, in that internet service providers already have tiered service, as farRead More as bandwidth goes. If I want a fast enough data stream to support streaming video, I have to pay more than if I'm content with turning pages. So, if this isn't a new thing regarding speed, it must be about controlling content. This boils the matter down to two things: favoritism and censorship. Neither is consistent with the First Amendment or living in a free and open society.
Charles Hardy January 4, 2014 at 10:38 am
Instead of praying for more extended unemployment benefits (and exactly how much longer is itRead More going to take these folks to find a job?), wouldn't it be better to pray for a job? Is it even proper to pray for extended benefits? For example, I have heard some clergy say that if, for instance, you turned on to your street and saw smoke and fire engines, it would be human nature to pray it was not your house. But inasmuch as that would mean asking God for someone else's house to be on fire, that would not be a proper use of prayer. Pray that everyone is safe, but don't pray that it's someone else's house. In the same vein, these benefits are going to come out of other people's pockets, so I don't think that's a proper use of prayer.
Barb Dwyer January 5, 2014 at 09:55 am
Charles Hardy, instead of praying for a job, wouldn't it be better to pray for corporate America toRead More stop offshoring jobs to China, India and other countries? For the past 30+ years they've been sending all the well-paid, high-benefit (and yes, union) jobs overseas. And then everyone acts so surprised when people can't find jobs after 99 weeks. To ignore offshoring of jobs is to ignore the 800-pound gorilla sitting in the room.
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Jon November 13, 2013 at 08:13 am
We should be able to look to those states that have legalized marijuana, soon if not already, to seeRead More whether its benefits outweigh its risks. What's needed is a core of facts and actual experience, and these states are giving these to us. What should be clear, however, is that the current federal classification of marijuana as a schedule 1 drug should not be held up as an argument against it. It's classification was largely political and not fact based. Recall that slavery was once the law of the land. To make good decisions we need facts, not precedents. If the latter prevailed nothing would ever change.
Karen Smith October 15, 2013 at 08:33 am
Furthermore......as I commented in the public session at the last BOA meeting, the first questionRead More that needs to be raised is why the sitting BOA at the time of the abuse (and based on what was revealed through the police investigation) didn't file a claim against the bond. This city could use the money to improve our reserves and operations. Although many feel we are financially sound, there are many things this city should be doing to insure that we are operating efficiently and fiscally sound...but we are not because we don't have the money. As an example, the city was supposed to do a compensation survey/report to help inform the budget process, but we didn't have the $30k in our budget to do such. I think that city staff is working hard to catch up and get this city back on the right track, but they need the tools to be able to do their job. And the BOA needs the tools to be able to provide the governance.
Karen Smith October 15, 2013 at 08:50 am
Tom.....thanks for your attempt to try and clarify. Unfortunately, I think you only created moreRead More confusion and questions. And although I admired greatly your attempt to bring to light issues related to the real estate transactions of the Strassner TDD, where have you been since? There have been plenty of opportunities to demonstrate that same degree of integrity over the last several years. For example, in a recent Ways & Means you offered that the accounting firm should have provided the BOA with a copy of the management reports which highlighted many of the city abuses. I guess I don't understand why the BOA didn't request them if the accounting firm failed to do such. I know that the sitting BOA new about them because the existence of those reports was disclosed at a BOA meeting in the mid 2000s. I had to request a copy each year and the sitting BOA could have done likewise. I question how anyone on the sitting BOA during the time of all of the abuse can judge integrity and character of others.
Maureen Wheat October 15, 2013 at 09:33 am
Jim Pozzo, Karen Smith and Mr. Completely---your posts are all painting similar pictures of badRead More Admin. actions. I would like to know if the Missouri Sunshine Laws can be applied to Brentwood bad actions? You are all obviously more informed than am I. But I do know right from wrong----and there is something really wrong here. Thank you for such informative posts.