There really is a method to the madness….

I hope everyone enjoyed Halloween.  I have less time than yesterday to post but all hell is breaking loose on several fronts. (h/t to several readers and commenters.)

The method to the madness is called building a critter called institutional memory. It comes in handy on days like today.  Here are some salient links:

A dispatch from ghouls of Halloween past ~ Jason Berry

Jason has been covering the Wisner Foundation and the MDL OIl Spill litigation for quite some time now. Seeing the intersections between those topics and a certain class action lawyer whose name has showed up frequently on these pages is most gratifying. Speaking of that clique:

Gusman ends controversial flat-rate contract with firm ~ Claire Galofaro

And from the whistleblower retaliation files Sheriff Gusman remains stuck on stupid…..

Orleans Parish Prison whistleblower who helped expose problems fears for his job ~ Naomi Martin

Meantime the jackassery on the Jefferson Parish Council is hitting full tilt with the gang deciding the voters really do need to have a say so on this hospital deal: Continue reading “There really is a method to the madness….”

Highway Robbery at the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office

Gusman agrees to pay lawyers who sued him $900,000 ~ Claire Galofaro

The $900,000 is not the highway robbery part. This is:

Gusman pays his own lawyers, the firm of Usry, Weeks and Matthews, a flat rate of $68,000 every two weeks. If that arrangement continues, in the five years it will take him to pay the Southern Poverty Law Center its $900,000, he will have paid his own lawyers about $8.8 million.

File this one under nice to be a good ol’ boy.

Because he is that incorrigible: Dean Kelly headed back to the pokey….

What can I say folks but the saga of Dean Kelly and the women from across the country who want to strangle him has no end in sight.

Dean Kelly files suit against Sheriff Gusman ~ Natasha Robin

I knew there was a development a few days ago because of the google searches from across the country that landed on these pages looking for the story behind the story on Kelly, a former male model that is well known here in the greater Soggy Bottom metropolitan area. Back to the post title and Dean being incorrigible:

Accused rapist, ex-model Dean Kelly ordered back to jail ~ Mystery reporter WDSU TeeVee

What we need now is another busload of pissed off Tulane coeds to hit the next hearing.  😉


For those of you that missed this last week. Rotten to the core in NOLA

And I get the urge to laugh hysterically when Mayor Malf Moon hints at dumping the tab for decades of neglect due to local thievery on the US Treasury.

Editorially, Slabbed New Media is resolutely against dumping, whether by a sleazy stock operator in Vancouver Canada, a large multinational insurance company outta Bloomington or the Mayor of arguably the most corrupt city it the entire country.

Watch and learn folks.

Anyone want to start an over/under pool on how long Marlin Gusman will be Orleans Parish Sheriff?

Yeah folks it is that nimble new media deal again as my colleague Jason Berry at American Zombie appears to have the goods on Milton Banks, a deceased person that shares something in common with Sheriff Gusman and this does not count the rumors I’m hearing about a high ranking OPSO employee being indicted.  It is a must read folks.