Mike Edmonson: In his own words Thursday, Aug 21 2014 

state Police Badge in shit

Hoping isn’t cleaning the badge

 

Below are prescient comments from Superintendent of State Police Mike Edmonson:

“When you tarnish [the State Police] badge, you take away the trust of society….” KNOE-TV, March 19, 2013

Edmonson is hoping the public doesn’t start suspecting complete corruption…. Ibid.

The above comments remind me of a quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson: ”The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.”

The current actions of the La. State Police Retirement System members who wear the badge have created the huge pile of crap you see the badge sinking into above. There are many ways to continue to do wrong; there is only one right solution — litigate SB 294.

If the public has begun “suspecting complete corruption” within the State Police, it is certainly understandable.

Troopers and intimidation

Finally, a few comments are in order to those Troopers who want to curry favor with “Dork Dynasty.”

Before and during the time I was in law school at LSU, I worked as a civilian employee of the State Police at the “Barracks” on North Foster. Most of you weren’t even born then. However, I gained some insight into a mind set found in some Troopers.

When you Troopers see me in public, put your hand on the butt of your Glock and stare, not everyone is aware that you are just trying to intimidate me.

As I told Edmonson I’m not easily intimidated. In the future, you should consider the innocent citizens around me.  They might be intimidated.

Nuff said.

C.B.

“King of Subversive Bloggers” – James Gill

Jindal supports Edmonson Amendment Wednesday, Aug 20 2014 

Pirates

Taxpayers being thrown to sharks.

The Associated Press is reporting that Bobby Jindal will not support litigating the Edmonson Amendment.  Of course, he won’t; he is a key party to the taxpayer rip-off.

Jindal says to wait until the 2015 Regular Session to deal with it, legislatively.  That is simply part of Dork Dynasty’s strategy to prevent litigation. It give the leges time to pass another special retirement bill for Edmonson.

The lege “solution” by Senator J.P. Morrell and Rep. Walt Leger (two of the six lege co-conspirators) is a crap shoot, at best.

Big lie

Jindal knew the change helped Edmonson, he didn’t realize the legislation only affected two people when he signed it into law. Associated Press, August 19, 2014

Of course Jindal knew about it. He even authorized a transfer of $300,000 to the LSPRS to pay for the initial cost of the Edmonson rip-off.  Additionally, Jindal’s executive counsel reviewed the bill before Jindal signed it.  If Jindal wanted to know what the bill did all he had to do was ask.

Fool me once….

The La. State Police sneak through two significant unconstitutional pieces of legislation during the waning hours of the 2014 Session. They used the exact same trickery (Conference Committee Reports) to deceive the public. The Edmonson Amendment was one. The other was an $83 Million tax. Details here.

Do you trust the same people who pulled off two taxpayer robberies in one day to suddenly stop robbing us?

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

If your leges tells you the Edmonson Amendment can be fixed legislatively, tell them you aren’t as stupid as they think.

C.B.

“King of Subversive Bloggers” – James Gill

Agency ordered to ignore tax collection Tuesday, Aug 19 2014 

Barry Ivey

He’s above the law

The state constitution prohibits the lege from passing a new tax or increasing an existing tax in a Regular Session in an even-numbered year. A “fee” can be introduced and passed in such a session. However, a “fee” can only produce enough revenues to provide a specific service for which the “fee” was passed.

Rep. Barry Ivey passed House Bill No. 872 during the 2014 Regular Session. The bill adds a $75 fee for the reinstatement of one’s auto insurance that has lapsed.  See how your leges voted on the illegal tax: House Senate

HB 872 dedicates $42 Million annually from the revenues produced by the fee, to the general operations of the Department of Public Safety. HB spells out that only $1 Million of the fee is to be used to perform the services for which it was passed.

Therefore, the other $42 million in revenues are an unconstitutional “tax.”

Being an attorney licensed to practice in LA, I hereby declare HB 872 unconstitutional.  I recommend that the Department of Public Safety ignore this law until someone sues them. When a suit is filed the Attorney General is required to defend it.  Thus saving DPS much needed revenues. His defense will be that the “fee” is a “tax” and therefore unconstitutional.

Some of you lawyers are wondering where I get such power. I get it from a legal memorandum prepared by some Florida lawyers for the La. State Police Retirement System.

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

C.B.

 

“King of Subversive Bloggers” – James Gill
 

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