Appointment to the Police Review Board
How can a convicted felon like Al
Lipscomb who got off on a technicality may be in the Police Review Board (PRB)?
I still can't get over it.
In case you have forgotten, Al Lipscomb is the man who accepted a bribe to
help Nick RIzzo. It was Al Lipscomb who kept the police from going into
Rizzo's topless bar on NW Highway.
As a City Council person, Al Lipscomb was a thorn in the side of the Police Department.
It will be a nightmare if he is placed on the PRB. I've heard of
people who have no shame. Unfortunately for Dallas citizens, Lipscomb is
at the top of this list. He is an opportunist who will do anything for
Al Lipscomb does not deserve to serve the public in any form other than
perhaps to do community work with ex-felons like himself. This would show
me that he has really changed. His wanting to be on the PRB shows me
he has not changed in any way.
If Dallas citizens do not fight to stop Al Lipscomb from being on the Police
Review Board, we can kiss good-bye any future growth for this city.
Who in their right mind would want to relocate any business or invest money in a
city that with unscrupulous people like Lipscomb serving on any city board.
If it happens, we deserve to be laughed at and will be known as a city
Lack of integrity in this city's leadership is one of our main problems. This
happens when a city forgets integrity is very important in the people we
have in key government positions. People with integrity are trusted and
their names are respected. Respect does not come to mind when Al
Lipscomb's name is mentioned.
Lipscomb has proven by his actions that integrity is not important to him.
People who back him see that Lipscomb can do anything without any accountability.
Look what City Manager Ted Benavidez has done to our city, cost us millions of
dollars by mismanaging our tax dollars.
Police Chief Terrell Bolton is another example of one who breaks the record in
being allowed to keep his job even although his bad decisions have caused Dallas
to pay millions in lawsuits. During Bolton's watch, Dallas has
lead the nation in violent crimes and property crimes FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN A ROW.
How do these people live with themselves? If Dallas were a
corporation, Benavidez and Bolton would have been fired a long time ago.
Yet, they are in key positions of leadership.
I am tired of this. Speaking for myself, I will do whatever I can to stop
Lipscomb from getting on this board.
Dallas has always been important to Texas. People have admired and wanted
to be like us.
Political Correctness has made damaged our city. People were hired for
their race and not for the qualifications.
Why do we allow this to go on year after year? Do people not see how
destructive this indifference is to the citizens of Dallas. I know many
people who tell me they would never consider buying a house in Dallas because of
our inept leadership. I have many friends who are relocating to the
suburbs out of frustration with what goes on in our city.
What example do we give our children by allowing these incompetent people to run
I pray citizens will care enough to do something to stop Al Lipscomb from
serving on the PRB. If we do nothing, we deserve whatever happens.
Each one of us will have to answer this question one way or another.
To do nothing means you approve of an ex-con serving on the Police Review Board.
Only you can decide which side of this important issue you will take. Make
the right choice and fight this. Otherwise, be prepared for bad times
ahead. Especially, since our police officers' morale is so low.
We will lose many more good officers. To have someone who was arrested,
tried, confessed and convicted of public corruption be in some capacity over
them in rulings would be the last straw..
Please to do something and do not be passive.
For most people it is not possible to go to City Hall to speak against this
appointment. You can call your representative on the City Council or write
a letter. If you have never done anything before, this is the time to do
something. The price Dallas citizens will pay is too high to
You will be glad you contributed in some way to stop Al Lipscomb's appointment
to the Police Review Board.
Watch carefully who supports his nomination for they will be exhibiting
their own lack integrity, as far as I am concerned.
Mary Lou Montes Zijderveld