FIRST THE LAW… apparently enacted to stay in a book and not be applied:
1) RS 14:134 SUBPART F. OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES
§134. Malfeasance in office
NOTE: §134 eff. until Aug. 15, 2011. See Acts 2010, No. 811, §1.
Malfeasance in office is committed when any public officer or public employee shall:
(1) Intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, as such officer or employee; or
(2) Intentionally perform any such duty in an unlawful manner; or
(3) Knowingly permit any other public officer or public employee, under his authority, to intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, or to perform any such duty in an unlawful manner.
Any duty lawfully required of a public officer or public employee when delegated by him to a public officer or public employee shall be deemed to be a lawful duty of such public officer or employee. The delegation of such lawful duty shall not relieve the public officer or employee of his lawful duty. Continue reading
The ‘Little Man’ Uncle Carlos (as in Marcello) must be all a glee in his grave to think that the political elite of Jefferson Parish have chosen as their persona, wannabe wise guys, just like his ‘family’ of the past.
And what about this thing, this MAFIOSO thing, that attracts our Parish politicians: from Judge to Parish President, from Council member to Clerk of Court, from a Chief of Police to School Board member, from Mayor to State legislator? Jefferson Parish’s Political establishment’s shocking and disturbing characterization of themselves, both in public projection and by emulating the “Thug Mentality” associated with a mafia family does in fact identify these individuals with what the adopted analogy implies, ORGANIZED CRIME!
Simply stated another way, we have a entrenched, incestuous, arrogant, self-entitlement, retirement junkie Politico Class that do what they ‘wanna do…whatz youz going to do about it?’
Timmy, Tommy and Michael all look to be going up the hill. Tommy was evidently let go by Baldwin Haspel per Sock’s recent comment.
Tom pOreteous will be going down hard folks. His refusal to resign exposes others like former Jefferson Parish DA John Mamoulides. I’ve enjoyed seeing the lightbulbs go off with some of the knowledgable folks I talk with who have been previously puzzled about my inquiries regarding the former DA.
Those with a stake in this very high stakes game are not sitting on their hands folks. Mr pOrteous, by his actions, intend to take others down with him. Mamoulides is one such example IMHO. This one has the makings of a real donnybrook so everyone get your popcorn ready.
Porteous, Mamoulides and Jack Capella are all long time Jefferson Parish political machine guys. Porteous practiced in Harahan to be precise, before running for judge on the 24th Judicial District. In Jefferson Parish having the DA on board has long been part of the successful path to getting on the bench. That trend may be changing though. Continue reading