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The Shipley Gang
Federal civil rights tripleheader scheduled for CookevilleCity government, officials faces millions in damages from complaints alleging repeated federal civil rights, employment violations
U.S. Supreme Court is asked to hear a related Cookeville case naming City Manager Jim Shipley and City Attorney T. Michael O'Mara as defendants for retaliation against journalist critical of them
Putnam Pit 's Tour of Living Governmental Corruption and Incompetence
Special hospitality walking tour for visiting journalists:
Includes maps showing Looper's old office in the Court House, District Attorney General Bill Gibson's real big sign, Cookeville City Hall and council chambers/traffic court, Cookeville Police Department [with possible glimpse of Chief Bob 'Smut Boy' Terry], Putnam County Justice Center [Home of the altered grand jury indictments and strict dress code for defendants], Putnam County Court Clerk Lewis 'The Thief' Coomer's Office, Putnam County Court House, County Executive's Office and Putnam County Jail [home of the famous shoe-lace suicides]. Includes a discount at the Willow Tree Lounge on a Pit Bull on Crack -- the official drink commemorating the second drunk driving arrest of City Councilman Harold Jackson.
- See altered documents
- Fill out public records forms
- Inspect City Attorney Mike O'Mara's legal bills for services
- See where pornography is emailed to the District Attorney General
For information and reservations, email Fabulous Living Corruption Tour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Welcome to Cookeville, Tenn., home of the Phabulous Wee-Wees
University of Tennessee, Center for Literacy Studies
A great place for businesses that thrive where corruption exists law firms: You could not find a better place to start a law practice dealing with civil rights abuses by municipal and county officials than Cookeville, Tenn. First off, the self-insurance schemes the local governments participate in guarantee you all the money you want because there is virtually no limit to the amount of tax money officials will pay to get out of charges against them. Not only that, but the self-insurance funds also pay to defend the officials even when they are sued in their individual capacity, not in their official capacity.
A great place for businesses that thrive on jail suicides funeral homes: Why, just last week, a jail suicide resulted in business for a local undertaker. That could have been your client, had you been in Cookeville and Putnam County, Tennessee.
A great place for businesses that thrive on disaster
agencies: book your next client's overnight
in the Upper Cumberland at Howard Johnson's Motel, where Tim Neill died
in a suspicious fire.
available to view the famous Bill Gibson sign.
Also, visit the court house where the famous 'cookie case' was filed.
MAKING DO WITH WHAT WE'VE GOT
For more on the attractions in Cookeville, and for more local history,
e-mail The Putnam Pit
or visit the city's webpage
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|Population change 1980-90:||7.2%||4.6%|
|Percent Urban 1990:||47.3%||60.4%|
|High District:||$ 2,274.00|
|Putnam County:||$ 880.00|
|Low District:||$ 385.00|
|State Average:||$ 1,124.00|
Source: University of Tennessee, Center for Literacy Studies