your lawyer been naughty?
additions to the disciplined Tennessee lawyer list:
L. Hinson: COLLIERVILLE
ATTORNEY PUBLICLY CENSURED
K. Garrison: MEMPHIS
LAWYER PUBLICLY CENSURED
F. Head: MEMPHIS
did whatever he wanted.
law didn't matter.
hired big shot insurance lawyers.
October 9, 2001Cookeville City Manager Jim will face the jury, but he has
nothing to lose. That's why this year his administration brought Litigationfest™
you have insurance from the Tennessee Municipal League . . .
a public official in Cookeville means never having to say you're sorry
Manager Jim Shipley might just as well say: "All we did was retaliate against
him for what he said about us. Was that so bad? Of course, we lied, and
denied him free speech, then violated his child's rights and withheld information
and tried to get his Internet provider to shut him down, but is that so
bad? And we wouldn't let him circulate his opinions in City Hall and we
refused to pay him for work he did, but is that so bad? And we made false
statements in court pleadings and shoveled out tens of thousands of dollars
in legal fees to cover it up and protect us from having to answer for what
we did, but is that so bad? You know us. And we're from Cookeville. He's
Cookeville City Manager
Jim Shipley has a choice: say "I'm sorry" for violating civil rights in an
upcoming federal trial, or have the Tennessee Municipal League pay even
more legal fees to defend him -- and face liability of tens of thousands
of your tax dollars when there's no money for Band-Aids in City Hall first
aid kits. Guess what he'll do. At least the economy is in good shape and
there's no problem with the utilities and there's plenty of revenue and
we have a good police chief and the Herald-Citizen keeps folks informed
and there aren't any unsolved murders and people aren't hanging themselves
with their shoelaces in the jail. Click
here to see what the US Court of Appeals says
look at all the great publicity we got for the city!
raises tax for school budget
Tenn. — To the accompaniment of honking car horns from motorists circling
the courthouse square, Putnam County commissioners on Sept. 4 approved
a 10 cent property tax increase and proposed a $25 wheel tax to fund a
gap in the school system's $45 million budget. The proposals drew only
a lukewarm response from a standing-room-only crowd, primarily composed
of teachers, parents and students who wanted the commissioners to pass
a 26-cent property tax increase.
to the editor
funding reinforces view that old money makes Cookeville stagnate
10 cent property tax increase and $25.00 wheel tax fund is in my opinion
a tactic being used to once again insure the same circle of friends is
again voted into office by the voting majority. If these people, who are
so concerned about saving money now could see past their noses today they
might understand why tomorrow their jobs, their children's jobs and academic
scholarships are going to be given to an educated immigrant.
is one of the few places on earth I've been which seems to put forth an
actual effort to stay out of the new millennium. Every decision made here
only insures the old money remains in power and the city and county continue
to stagnate while the rest of the state moves forward. "Bud Leist" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
stupid do they think we are, anyway?
Municipal League lawyers reject settlement even when citizens would benefit
G r a
v y T r a i n
other towns create slush fund to pay civil rights defense lawyers
million funneled to 'non-profit' pool to defend censorship, discrimination
and other civil rights cases for Tennessee Municipal League members --
that creates unaccountability shamefully displays state flag on web site
while it shields itself from financial scrutiny. Click
Is nothing sacred?
Next, they'll have a Jesus look-alike doing their commercials! Click
describes expenditures in pennies: tells you to do the math
that school budgets, fuel costs and other expenditures are draining government
There will always
be enough money to defend official crimes because the very officials who
commit them authorize the payment of their defense costs
insurance from itself to protect itself from itself
Your tax dollars
at work -- if they're not stolen
Coverage for 'employee dishonesty' included in package
(When you do it,
they'll call it theft and there is no insurance for that unless you know
"Coverage is provided
for loss from employee theft of money, securities, or property. Coverage
can be written with a per loss limit, a per employee limit, a per position
limit, or on a combination basis with a blanket limit for all employees
and an additional limit for other key employees."
budget skyrockets 20%
any expenditures for justice, judging by the results
After a greedy reign
of terror that left the constitution in tatters,
attorney T. Michael O'Mara gets the hook
like a protected Cookeville government employee with too much free time
you want to be a big shot like the government employees working for
the water and electric utilities at
Shipley's Municipal Playhouse?
more to working for Cookeville than just illegally turning off people's
utilities and annexing land as fast as possible to stop the municipal ship
from sinking in debt.
get as much time at work to waste as Cookeville government employees, you
won't have to mindlessly click. Follow the trail left by mindless clickers
on the computers in Jimmy Shipley's House of Mindless Clicking!
to download the .zipped official log files