Edmonson cover-up continues Thursday, Aug 14 2014 

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He was refused a public document

The reason given by the La. State Police Retirement System for not meeting until September 4 to consider the rip-off of the pension system via SB 294 was that they were waiting on a report from their lawyers.

Wednesday, we learned that was a blatant lie. They already have the report.

State Treasurer John Kennedy, a member of the LSPRS Board, was refused a copy of the report by the board’s Executive Director Irwin Felps. As a result Kennedy fired off a formal Public Records Request for the document.

Whether Kennedy has any luck in getting the board to comply with the Public Records Law is iffy.

Superintendent of La. State Police Mike Edmonson, who is the beneficiary of the rip-off, controls the board via five subordinates and one contractor to the LSP on the 11-member board. Three members of the board are controlled by Bobby Jindal.

Thus, Kennedy is clearly out-voted at least 9 to 2. More likely the vote will be 10 to 1 against since no other member of the board has agreed to support a lawsuit contesting the constitutionality of SB 294.

By the time we citizens, who paid for the report, see it on September 4 (Assuming the board has a quorum.), it will have been “sanitized” by Edmonson’s subordinate and LSP lawyer, Frank Blackburn. Blackburn is a key member of “Dork Dynasty” (Term used by working Troopers to refer to Edmonson and his henchmen.).  It’s unlikely that Blackburn will want to eat breakfast each morning at the State Police Commissary at another table.

Folks, once again, YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!

More later. Ever heard of the “49-5 Club” at the State Police Headquarters?

C.B.

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Edmonson’s tentacles are everywhere Wednesday, Aug 13 2014 

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Cross him at your peril

Tom Aswell has an uncanny ability to quickly connect the dots when it comes to corruption in Louisiana. Tom has excellent sources because state employees and ordinary citizens trust him.

In the latest case, Tom unearths corruption involving the paid media  and  the Edmonson Amendment.

Since Buddy Roemer legalized gambling in Louisiana, it has been my experience that the State Police gambling (they call it “gaming”) regulators are the most corrupt individuals in the entire Department of Public Safety. That’s not just my opinion, but the opinion of other Troopers as well as patrons of the casinos.

Aswell exposes how State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson’s tentacles are deep into the paid media.   Read it here.

Edmonson’s power coupled with that of Bobby Jindal is why the board of the La. State Police Retirement System would rather steal from their fellow Troopers and their widows than to litigate the constitutionality of SB 294.  One crosses Edmonson and Jindal at their peril.

Edmonson and Jindal are also why none of the leges are will to step up to litigate SB 294.  We’ve heard the stories about the leges not knowing what the Edmonson Amendment did; I’m not so sure.

C.B.

“King of Subversive Bloggers” – James Gill

LSPRS Board members aren’t students of history Tuesday, Aug 12 2014 

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History repeating itself

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” — George Santayana.

As reported yesterday, the La. State Police Retirement System Board has finally called a meeting for September 4 to look into the Edmonson Amendment .

However, the agenda of the meeting clearly shows that the meeting is not about the board finally recognizing its fiduciary responsibility to the retirement system beneficiaries and the taxpayers. The meeting is part of the on-going cover-up of the Edmonson scandal. It is an effort to cool the heat generated by the public on the Edmonson conspirators.

The agenda allows NO ACTION by the board other than hearing a report. The board ignored State Treasurer John Kennedy’s request to invite various individuals who were a party to this rip-off to present their side of the story. There will be no testimony other than the “hired guns” working for the board.

Additionally, the timing of the meeting is strategically set to minimize the time available for the board and public to consider whatever information is provided by the report.

Lesson not learned

It’s obvious that Bobby Jindal, the leges, Mike Edmonson and Edmonson’s henchmen a.k.a. “Dork Dynasty” are not students of history or if they are, they don’t remember it.

Ironically, the meeting notice was sent out on the evening before the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

What Jindal, et. al., didn’t learn from history is that it wasn’t the break-in at the Watergate Apartments that brought down the Nixon Presidency, it was the cover-up following the break-in.

It’s up to us, the citizens of Louisiana, to protect ourselves. KEEP THE HEAT ON!

C.B.

 

 

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