Author Archives: Douglas Handshoe

Bellum Furit: One X, Two Slants

Regarding this civil rights lawsuit against St Slammany Parish DA Walter Reed which Slabbed broke the Plaintiff’s Ex-Wife has spoken and despite having spoken to both the areas major newspapers it is not clear what she said:

Woman says she was behind arrest of man who claims he was targeted by DA Walter Reed ~ Gordon Russell

Here is the salient snippet:

Crystal Magee’s version of events doesn’t necessarily contradict what her ex-husband claims in his suit. But her account suggests that it was a phone call from her to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal’s office that led deputies to arrest her ex-husband in the first place.

Next up:

DA Walter Reed did not have man arrested for talking to FBI, woman says ~ Heather Nolan

The ex-wife of an Arkansas man who claimed in a federal lawsuit that District Attorney Walter Reed and others had him arrested in Washington Parish as retaliation for providing information to the FBI says her ex-husband’s story is not true.

Meantime on Twitter the news war rages: Continue reading

Attention Eric Holder of Washington DC……

There are a couple of my peeps down here that contacted you to register their displeasure at how this DMR thing worked out. To the extent they took the time to engage your office I think it would be nice if those folks heard back from you or one of your staff. Mac, for example, hit the beach a little over a year ago protesting the systemic corruption and she is not getting any younger. It would be nice if she at least got some sort of communication from you guys acknowledging her letter.

As always I thank you guys up DC way for being in that number here on Slabbed.

Hancock County Alliance for Good Government: Bay Waveland Schools lack of soil sampling means 7 more years bad luck

I’m getting word from last night’s school board meeting that the concrete pads under the new bleachers at Bay High Stadium must be demolished due to the failure to account for the high water table here in Soggy Bottom. I’m further told this may well be headed to litigation.

Vital background can be found here.

Another Civil Rights Lawsuit filed against St Slammany DA Walter Reed

So the story goes Magee provided information to the FBI concerning “Jerry Wayne” Cox, a Pentecostal Preacher who is friends with District Attorney Walter Reed, concerning property insurance claims made by Cox. Magee alleges he was warned not to return to Louisiana. Sure enough according to Magee, the next time he took a trip to Louisiana, several Sheriff’s deputies showed up at his aunt’s house, tased him into unconsciousness and arrested him. After the arrest, a press release was issued saying Magee was arrested for owing back child support payments. He was held in jail for 97 days, during which time he was denied bail under the pretext he was under a “DA Hold” put in place by Reed. This all sounds familiar folks.  Click the pic to score the 28 page PDF below:

Magee v Reed et al Doc 1

RINOS run amuk these days in Jefferson Parish (Updated)

It’s no secret that I am an independent voter blogging in the reddest of this Union’s Red States, a phenomenon we have in common a hop, skip and jump away over the state line in St. TammanyHall, St Bernard and Jefferson Parishes.  Its election season and  there are some conservatives that are upset with some of the political leaders and consultants pushing RINO candidates.  The power brokers must think the Jefferson Parish Republican voters are particularly dimwitted and they can honestly point to luminaries like John Alario as proof.

It is also no secret that large parts of the libertarian viewpoint on display here resonates with the local TEA Parties both in Jefferson and Hancock Parishes.  Yesterday I spoke with concerned Citizens with TEA Party leanings who are also highly placed in Jefferson Parish governmental circles. They are concerned that no less than three people who are running for office in November have switched parties to Republican in the weeks before election qualifying in August.

Since Jefferson Parish largely votes Republican, I can’t imagine that the powers/machines directing these party switchers would be bold enough to try this without benefit of incumbancy but we’ve covered enough JP elections to know these affairs are bare knuckled, wild and wacky (though #MSSEN compares very favorably that way). The candidates certain believe that the political machines that are supporting some of them can carry them to victory despite the RINO label. With the Republican party endorsement meetings set for tonight the dirt and muck is flying as the conservative JP wing of the Slabbed Nation has been checking Registrar of Voters records along with other public record websites digging dirt since qualifying closed.  Here is a sampler.

In the race for the Public Service Commission, a candidate named Forest Bradley Wright is running against two other Republicans. Wright is puzzling. I read a post by fellow blogger Scott McKay during the week of qualifying outlining the fact that Wright, who lives in another Public Service District in New Orleans previously ran for the Louisiana PSC a few years ago as a Democrat. The guy must be a devotee of St. Jude (The patron of lost causes) as this is the second time he’s run for this commission and ostensibly the second time he won’t be able to even cast a vote for himself. Continue reading

Bay St Louis Mayor says news coverage of City’s audit report “sensationalized”

And just think folks, Slabbed has yet to break down the 2013 audit, which is chock full of internal control findings that indicate severe financial mismanagement under the current Administration.  Meantime Hizzoner said Stacey Pickering’s Krewe said everything was A-OK down here in the Bay but don’t take it from me.

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