Sunday links plus docs for this is how we roll…..


Red light camera firm admits it likely bribed Chicago official ~ David Kidwell

On Friday the company announced the resignations of its president, its chief financial officer and its top lawyer. The head of Redflex’s Australian parent company conducted town hall meetings at the headquarters of its Phoenix-based subsidiary to tell employees there was wrongdoing in the Chicago contract and that sweeping reforms were being instituted to win back the company’s reputation.

Everyone better be careful what you write as Australia is a defamation cesspool.  That point being made “Primus homo per parietem semper est cruentatus … semper” for this is how we roll here at Slabbed.

Earlier this week the Mrs’ Uncle was in town and these days he and his bride live in Chicago. We convened for our annual meeting at Dempsey’s and compared notes.  Somewhere in the conversation I remember him mentioning the only place more corrupt than New Orleans was Chicago, a statement to which I took personal umbrage.  Long story short Unk demanded proof so I whipped out the following from Slabbed’s fabled document cache:

Redflex, Wilkinson and Theriot

He remained unconvinced and people from Chicago are notoriously famous for being hard headed so Unk demanded more proof, which I dutifully delivered:

Julie Murphy Theriot Redflex meeting

So we had another round of beers and determined Chicago needed someone like me up there. 😉 (Hat tip Katie Moore @ WWLTeeVee)

In other news:

Hark did I read the name Kerwin Cuevas today in the Sun Herald?????

Investigators looking into DMR’s use of charter boats ~ John Fitzhugh and Paul Hampton

It appears Mr. Cuevas is not being allowed to speak with the media.

Now for more Jefferson Parish links:

This story on Julie Stokes winning the special election for the District 79 House seat is important because it reveals that John Young and Team Connick’s endorsement on the East Bank carries more clout than the River Birch Landfill connected Louisiana Senate Prez John “Big Dog” Alario and his peeps including Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni and Sheriff Noodles.

Next up for you Jesuit guys:

Jesuit marks 50th anniversary of desegregation with panel of New Orleans mayors ~ Kari Dequine Harden

Media fallout and punditry related to last Monday’s Goat Roast on Camp Street:

Aaron Broussard testimonials to sentencing judge came from children, friends, himself ~ Drew Broach

Broussard, Edwards, Duke: The election in which (almost) everyone ended up in jail ~ Sir James

Aaron Broussard’s sentence and the problem with blind justice ~ Jarvis DeBerry

N.O. area’s politics not cleaned up yet ~ Clancy DuBos

Meantime up on 10 at Yenni:

JP president says parish working daily to get Arts Center completed ~ Sabrina Wilson

Jefferson Parish President John Young grilled over his removing Housing Authority commissioners ~ Paul Purpura

Jefferson Parish Council delays decision on appeals by fired Housing Authority members ~ Allen Powell II

Chaotic feedback:

Housing hearing, listening sessions, commentary: Jefferson Parish politics links ~ Drew Broach

Parks not going to the dogs; a look at changes at 2 local newspapers ~ Mark Moseley

And we end with a big wet kiss.

Kenneth Polite Jr. is a promising leader for U.S. attorney’s office: Editorial

Editorially Slabbed harbors dubiety on Mr Polite’s nomination by Mary Landrieu.


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