he or won't he?
After U.S. Atty. Jane Boyle appalling decision to drop the action against Old Al
Lipscomb for accepting bribes as a councilman, Rad Field sent an e-mail saying
that now Old Al is free and voting.
Rad Field worries about Old Al voting. More than one person is worried
about Old Al running again. He told Todd Bensman "he has no plans to
run for political office again", but Old Al tells lies. Old Al takes
bribes. Old Al used to pimp and push drugs. Old Al claims to be a
civil rights leader, but he sold women into sex slavery. So with all the
lies, bribes and contradictions, why would we accept Old Al's word that he won't
run for council again?
'free and clear' Bribery
retrial wouldn't serve justice, U.S. attorney says
"Exoneration, exoneration, exoneration," Mr. Lipscomb said, .
. . Mr. Lipscomb said he has no
plans to run for political office again, . . .
He has accepted a job with the counseling organization Mothers (and
Fathers) for the Advancement of Social Systems. . . .
Mr. Lipscomb also said he will campaign for Democratic candidates
Ron Kirk for U.S. Senate and Tony Sanchez for governor. Friday, he wore a
Kirk sticker and a Sanchez button on his T-shirt. . . .
A situation is likely to develop that will
alter Old Al's plans! A huge rumor is flying around Beat that Indictment
Fantroy (who has kidney problems) is going to determine that his health will
prevent him from seeking another term. Old Al will then put his reluctance
aside, step up and offer himself for public office. District 8
"voters" will do their part and re-elect Old Al to the city
council. I bet the DMN endorses him!
Steve Byars calls Dallas
-- Heir Apparent to Detroit, but
it looks like Dallas might be Heir Apparent to D.C. We get a convicted
felon on our own city council. Will that make us World Class?
We may not have the video, but two bad guys testified they gave Old Al money to
help them out in his capacity as a city councilman. One gave Old Al only
$7,700 and in exchange he got the assistance of Old Al and a high ranking police
officer to stop NW Substation officers from enforcing City of Dallas laws in the
sex clubs on NW Highway. Old Al got a whole lot more than $7,700 from
Floyd Richards, which is appropriate.
As bad as Old Al caused things to be for my Bachman-NW Highway community, what
he did to those poor taxi drivers (many of whom were Blacks) was ten times
worse. Several of those cab drivers lost their business and livelihood,
but Old Al got his dirty money. And, now, he may be back on the city
council within a few months.
Here's a question that no reporter seems to be asking. Did Old Al pay
income tax on his bribes? If they were gifts, did he report them as
"gifts" on his tax return. Did Old Al report his bribe/gifts on
his income tax returns? We know he did not report them on council reports.
So, how come
the IRS is not going after Old Al?
Back to the huge rumor, it doesn't make any difference whether it's Beat that
Indictment Fantroy representing District 8 or whether it's Beat that Conviction
Lipscomb. They are both racists. They are both going to do nothing
for District 8. They are both going to be disrespectful toward Mayor
Miller. They are both low life scum bags.
Sunday, there were dueling letters to the editor in The Dallas Managed
. . . I
am appalled to hear the U.S. attorney will not retry Al Lipscomb on
bribery charges. In this day, when most of the headlines point out
corruption by our "leaders" (political, corporate and religious)
we need to pursue every credible case to the fullest extent! Otherwise we
perpetuate an environment of leniency and entitlement for those who are in
their position of leadership.
If the U.S. attorney believes, as she has stated, that the
"evidence is overwhelming," then she needs to pursue the case.
If she does not believe she has a good enough case then say so. .
. . If Mr.
Lipscomb is innocent then let a trial prove it and then shout to the world
there was no corruption. But don't leave society flapping in the wind to
believe corruption is ever present and is just something we should
accept. Kurt Fisher, Dallas
Attorney Jane Boyle's decision not to retry Al Lipscomb, former City
Council member, was a decision based on wisdom, courage, good judgment and
was in the best interest of justice. .
. . I
will not argue the merits of the government case. I will, however, offer
that in light of the facts of the case, the judge, tax money spent on
trial in Amarillo, public office vacated, nonviolent crime, that Ms. Boyle
made the decision that meets the test for an excellent public
servant. Betty Culbreath-Lister, Dallas
Fisher is right. Culbreath-Lister could not be more wrong. Lives
were ruined because of Old Al's actions. Old Al got a new big screen
TV and a new room on his house. Law enforcement was circumvented on NW
Highway and Old Al may be back on the council to do more harm to us.
If there ever is another zoning case or anything else related to Bachman-NW Hwy
or the area between Bachman-NW Hwy and Walnut Hill, I will be at City Hall with
my neighbors demanding Old Al recuse himself from any briefings, discussions or
vote. HE HAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
When you mention conflict of interest, you have to think of Con Jerk, as
in our former mayor and current Senate candidate. Here is an incredible
article from 1998, with many more details than we got from The
Dallas Managed News:
June 7, 1998
to Hicks helped Kirks boost fortunes $500,000
(AP) -- Mayor Ron Kirk's family is benefiting financially from a company
owned by radio and sports mogul Tom Hicks, whom Kirk supported in his
plans to build an arena near downtown Dallas.
The value of stock options in Chancellor
Broadcasting Co. granted to Kirk's wife, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, have
increased in value by more than $500,000 in the last two years, The
Dallas Morning News reported in Saturday's editions.
Ms. Ellis-Kirk received the stock options for
serving one year on Chancellor's board of directors. Hicks
interviewed her for his company board in July 1995, one month after her
husband was elected mayor, . . . . Kirk and
Dallas city manager John Ware negotiated the city's $230 million arena
deal with Hicks, who owns the Dallas Stars, and Ross Perot Jr., who owns
the Dallas Mavericks basketball club. . . . .
On Friday, Ware announced he
will leave his city post to head a new investment company backed by
Hicks. . . .
Suzie Woodford, executive director of Common Cause of Texas, said the
relationships Hicks created with Kirk and Ware raise concerns.
"It may not be against the law, and it may
not be against the code of ethics. But it certainly is a huge appearance
of impropriety," Woodford said. "It certainly does not pass
the smell test." . . ."There's no
prohibition against us investing in stocks or making a living,"
Kirk said recently, according to the Morning News. "I strenuously
object" to any implications "that my wife is unethical or
corrupt.". . . .
Upon her appointment, Ms. Ellis-Kirk was
granted the right to buy 9,166 shares at a price equal to the initial
public offering price -- $20 per share.
The $20 price was low enough to give Ms.
Ellis-Kirk an immediate profit of about $40,000 when she paid $50,000 to
buy 2,500 shares in mid-1996. The market price was about $36 per share,
making 2,500 shares worth approximately $90,000. . .
. "There was no legal conflict; there was not ethical
conflict," Kirk said. His wife "resigned from the board, and
we paid a hell of a financial price for that," the mayor said.
Oh, right! They "paid a
hell of a financial price for that" -- $275,998
was the reported earnings from the sale of some of those stock options in
Here is another rumor circulating. Part of it is absolutely
true. The city spent $6 Million on a new payroll system that apparently
doesn't work so well. That's absolutely true. Part of the rumor is
that the entire payroll department at City Hall is being "RIF'd", and
an out of state firm will be doing City of Dallas payroll for $1 million
annually. Is there a savings somewhere in all that?
That's only part of the rumor. Do you know whose sister was the con artist
who sold the package to the city? A whole bunch of people think they know
her sibling's I.D. Here's a clue -- the sibling was not a city
employee. Graft and chaos abound. Read anything about this deal in The
Dallas Managed News? Neither, have I.
Now, these are rumors.
a rumor that Old Al will step up to do his duty when BTI Fantroy must step
aside for health reason.
● It's a rumor that the payroll
department will be replaced by an out-of-state company.
a rumor that a big shot's sister sold the city the multi-million dollar payroll
package that doesn't work.
For my money
(meager though it is), I bet all three rumors are factual and will be proven