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New Mayor Locked out of City Hall by previous Admin

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  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    So usually I don't focus on small town drama but this was too good to pass up.

    The new mayor of Kinloch, a suburb of St. Louis, who won the election with 2/3 of the vote on April 7, has been locked out of City Hall by the administration she is replacing. Betty McCray was confronted by 20 police officers as she tried to enter the building and was told that she had been impeached and that she had been served impeachment papers for voter fraud. Which doesn't make any sense because she hasn't taken office yet AND even if she had taken office, being impeached does NOT remove an official from office on it's own. She was also told that she had been served impeachment papers which were "in the mail," but she hadn't received them yet.

    About a day later, when the lawyers realized that impeachment didn't make any sense, they claimed they misspoke an said that McCray was 'suspended' and not impeached.

    Out of curiosity I looked into a little bit more and found that this town has a long history of corruption which has drive the population down from 3000 in 1980 to just 298 of today. Wire Fraud, witness tampering, bribery, tax evasion, receiving stolen property and every other money related crime have all been levied against elected officials. Apparently, someone even sold City Hall itself to a local salvage yard.

    Another interesting thing that caught my eye was that 20 police officers were at city hall to stop the mayor-elect. So in a town of 298, at least 20 of them are law-enforcement. This means that this town has AT LEAST 1 cop for every 14.9 citizens. That is a stronger ratio than just about every public school's teacher to student ratio, which I think comes out to somewhere around 1:29. Where does all the money come from the pay all these people.

    Anyway, minor story but just really intriguing.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    We have here in a neighboring county a similar happening, Delaware County to be exact, in a township named Colwyn, where the new city Council Chairperson locked herself in her office and had to be removed by the local authorities, she said she was preserving files and documents which related to the previous councils corruption and she was afraid that these files and documents would be destroyed prior to their being inventoried and placed in evidence, this circus is still ongoing. Small town politics is almost always rooted in croynism and corruption, and it does not matter which party is in power, these is an old adage that goes All politics are local.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: We have here in a neighboring county a similar happening, Delaware County to be exact, in a township named Colwyn, where the new city Council Chairperson locked herself in her office and had to be removed by the local authorities, she said she was preserving files and documents which related to the previous councils corruption and she was afraid that these files and documents would be destroyed prior to their being inventoried and placed in evidence, this circus is still ongoing. Small town politics is almost always rooted in croynism and corruption, and it does not matter which party is in power, these is an old adage that goes All politics are local.
    Not all politics are local; that "breeds" also to the higher levels Here in FL Mr asshole Scott now wants to sue Obama for " healthcare" money etc. This evangelical nuthead should belong in the nuthouse or jail instead because he stole millions of his hospitals (claimed the "fifth") before he bought himself into his present job.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Zach,
    I read a story on this town a few days ago on the net. I almost started a new thread but I did not.
    The story mentioned how 4 cops quit their jobs. They suggested total cops was 5. A couple of other
    city officials also quit. I bet there are not a lot of opportunities in this Bigoted bastion in Missouri.
    I honestly hope she proceeds with confidence. These little cities in counties across America need
    to get a modern day wake up call on gender equity and racial equality.
    It's a long uphill climb.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Dutch:

    There are few people in America who are more corrupt than Rick Scott, and the link below provides a lot more information on his skullduggery:

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/gov-rick-scott-solantic-and-conflict-of-interest-whats-the-deal/1161158

    When he was the head of the Columbia/HCA hospital chain, the company was fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud. Scott was forced out, but left with a $10 million severance package, and $300 million worth of stock and options. Scott was never charged with any wrongdoing.

    He used the money from Columbia to start Solantic. A fewe days before he took office, he transferred the company to his wife's trust, and claims that he is no longer involved. By an amazing coincidence, the company does drug testing, so all those 58,000 welfare folks who were forced to undergo drug tests AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE brought profit to his "wife's company".

    Although Rick Scott never should have been re-elected, he got a lot of help from the Koch brothers. The Koch organization , Americans for Prosperity, had 40 paid staffers in Florida helping with Scott's re-election campaign.

    http://realkochfacts.com/rick-scott-the-special-interests-governor/

    Sam Brownback and Scott Walker never should have been re-elected either, but they also got a lot of help from "the boys":

    Scott Walker, in fact, has been described as a "wholly owned Koch subsidiary "

    http://www.salon.com/2014/08/28/secret_audio_nails_scott_walker_a_humiliating_suck_up_to_the_koch_brothers/

    http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.c7xTFmWsScC3GlOE3Xztig&w=225&h=169&c=7&rs=1&qlt=90&o=4&pid=1.1

    Brownback's ties to the Koch brothers go back a LONG ways - to 1996 in fact. That was the year that support from the Kochs helped him to capture Bob Dole's Senate seat, and he served in that position for 15 years. The last time that a Democrat was elected to represent Kansas in the Senate was 1930.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/09/19/100805/democrats-highlight-sam-brownbacks.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators_from_Kansas

    Bob Dole, incidentally, supported Brownback in his 2014 re-election campaign, even though 100 Republican officials supported his Democratic opponent.

    http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Brownback--259270271.html
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    that guy in Arizona Wrote: Dutch:

    There are few people in America who are more corrupt than Rick Scott, and the link below provides a lot more information on his skullduggery:

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/gov-rick-scott-solantic-and-conflict-of-interest-whats-the-deal/1161158

    When he was the head of the Columbia/HCA hospital chain, the company was fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud. Scott was forced out, but left with a $10 million severance package, and $300 million worth of stock and options. Scott was never charged with any wrongdoing.

    He used the money from Columbia to start Solantic. A fewe days before he took office, he transferred the company to his wife's trust, and claims that he is no longer involved. By an amazing coincidence, the company does drug testing, so all those 58,000 welfare folks who were forced to undergo drug tests AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE brought profit to his "wife's company".

    Although Rick Scott never should have been re-elected, he got a lot of help from the Koch brothers. The Koch organization , Americans for Prosperity, had 40 paid staffers in Florida helping with Scott's re-election campaign.

    http://realkochfacts.com/rick-scott-the-special-interests-governor/

    Sam Brownback and Scott Walker never should have been re-elected either, but they also got a lot of help from "the boys":

    Scott Walker, in fact, has been described as a "wholly owned Koch subsidiary "

    http://www.salon.com/2014/08/28/secret_audio_nails_scott_walker_a_humiliating_suck_up_to_the_koch_brothers/

    http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.c7xTFmWsScC3GlOE3Xztig&w=225&h=169&c=7&rs=1&qlt=90&o=4&pid=1.1

    Brownback's ties to the Koch brothers go back a LONG ways - to 1996 in fact. That was the year that support from the Kochs helped him to capture Bob Dole's Senate seat, and he served in that position for 15 years. The last time that a Democrat was elected to represent Kansas in the Senate was 1930.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/09/19/100805/democrats-highlight-sam-brownbacks.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators_from_Kansas

    Bob Dole, incidentally, supported Brownback in his 2014 re-election campaign, even though 100 Republican officials supported his Democratic opponent.

    http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Brownback--259270271.html
    Guy thanks; great that you published this; the only thing I absolutely do not understand is: Are Americans that naïve and prefer that crooks run this country?