Tenn. -- Home of the guys with a real little bit of political power who
can't handle it
where no dog has gone before -- and without a leash'
|Is this how
you want your money used?
Tennessee Municipal League
uses tax money to undermine honest government, civil rights
the TML's Risk Management Pool's gracious defense of every civil rights-violating
tyrant in public office in the state -- through the bottomless pocket of
tax money -- we can increase tourism by bussing in juries from other
towns and putting them up in local hotels, also at taxpayer expense.
And it's likely to continue because officials have absolutely no incentive
to stop violating civil rights. Why should they? TML is there with your
money . . . when they're not entertaining other states' municipal leagues
at fancy Boston hotels.
be out on my ear in a minute if it weren't for TML's secret spending of
tax money savin' my civil rights violatin' butt over and over again,' Shipley
would say if he were truthful, which he isn't -- at least not in documents
he's sworn he tells the truth in.
at the ramifications of these items:
Tennessee Municipal League and Rep. Jere Hargrove present:
Society without Official Accountability
talk double standard:
rape children, then get their hand slapped in criminal matters; meanwhile,
the Tennessee Municipal League supports limits on civil awards while supporting
a law that would allow municipal courts to increase fines for minor code
violations. Now, municipalities can further exploit
municipal courts to generate revenue while using the cash to pay for
the defense of civil rights violations they commit.
Who will pay
the $12 million if the victim wins?
Co. Sheriff gets 30 days in statutory rape of retarded teen-age girl;
million lawsuit filed
Charlie Logan and
a friend of his, Peggy Dale of Overton County, were jailed to serve 30-day
sentences for statutory rape of a teenaged girl last year. They were also
named as defendants, along with Pickett County, in a $12 million lawsuit
filed on behalf of the girl, who was 15 at the time of incident and who
has just recently turned 17. H-C
Penalty Constitutional Amendment
With state Rep. Jere
Hargrove in its hip pocket, the TML wants to limit civil
awards victims of things like rape by a law enforcement officer in
uniform might be entitled to. Linked to a TML-supported 10-fold increase
in the fines city courts can impose, government officials can now rape
at will then set up roadblocks to generate revenue to pay their damages
through code violation enforcement.
slush fund to defend civil rights violators
TML steals civil rights from citizens to protect guilty officials
For subscribers only by email: Watson,
Hollow & Reeves lied in court documents while defending Cookeville
officials who sought to silence newspaper telling the truth about them.
establish a whole new bureaucracy to subvert inspection of their records
For subscribers only by email:
do your taxes pay for these people to entertain and gush over each
ON THE TML!
get-togethers in Boston
hotels to newsletters that publish chat
about themselves, the Tennessee Municipal League enjoys a lavish, tax-funded
narcissism greater than what Cookeville Councilman Harold Jackson might
experience when he views police videos of his drunk driving stops. But
they are willing to go to court to keep you from looking at their books!
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The Shipley Gang, in conjunction with
Law firm's bills to state agency draw inquiries
& WASTE: WATSON,
Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2000) -- Watson, Hollow & Reeves, a Knoxville law firm
defending Cookeville and other municipalities accused of violating citizens'
rights, is needlessly running up its bills to the Tennessee Municipal League's
Risk Management Pool. STORY
time running out for TML big shots?
Municipal League's assault on civil liberties
taxes to annexation; censorship to seat belts: TML is on the wrong side
Tenn. (Nov. 28, 2000) -- The Tennessee Municipal League, an organization
that serves local governments and is funded with public money, refuses
to make public how it spends that money. Story
TML's Risk Management Pool
and taxpayers across Tennessee present
Federal civil rights tripleheader scheduled for Cookeville in 2001
big shot Knoxville lawyers at the trough
government, officials faces millions in damages from complaints alleging
repeated federal civil rights, employment violations
v. Cookeville Tentative trial date of April 30, 2001 set in former
police chief Richard Holt's civil rights suit against the Shipley Gang
Andrews v. City of Cookeville and Robert Terry , tentative trial date
of Sept. 25, 2001 in employment discrimination case.
Pit v. Cookeville Date of Oct. 9, 2001 in trial of first amendment
abuses by Cookeville City Manager Jim Shipley
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
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