After months of standing by Donald Trump despite his racist, sexist, xenophobic and violent rhetoric, some hypocritical Republican politicians are finally distancing themselves from Trump after The Washington Post published recordings of Trump boasting about serial sexual assault. Yet one prominent right-wing Republican Senator – Alabama’s Jeff Sessions – is moving toward Trump, not away.
Archives for October 2016
These are the responses I received from Edward Hargis when I asked him about the whistle blower email. Not really informative… Ms. Larson, In response to the Whistleblower Concern that was sent to the City of Frederick on October 1, 2016, I am supplying the following information for your review. Article
The young 11 and 12-year-boys of the Beaumont Bulls football team have been harshly punished for silently protesting the national anthem.1 After these kids knelt during the anthem to protest police violence against Black youth, their local executive board canceled their entire football season, suspended the coaching staff, and threatened to arrest their parents if they
In a previous whistleblower email sent to the mayor & alderman about three weeks ago, it was revealed that city police vehicles have been effectively issued as take home vehicles to officers who live outside the corporate limits of the city of Frederick, in violation of the current written contract between the FOP and the
Since it appears that Jan Gardner is now supporting TIF’s…we as taxpayers should be able to qualify for a TIF, tax incremental financing. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner’s support of a $2.8 million TIF for the proposed downtown hotel and conference center was called into question at last week’s County Council meeting. Tax-increment financing, or TIF,
The proponents of the City & County TIFs for the Downtown Hotel & Conference Center sound like a broken record: no risk to taxpayers, no use of existing taxpayer dollars, etc. Those kind of statements contain enough grains of truth in them to avoid being outright lies. Hence it is difficult to draw the attention
The recent deaths of Alfred Olango, Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott at the hands of police, and the police killings of 198 other Black people since just the start of 2016 serve as stark reminders of the ways white supremacy and systemic racism stack the deck of the criminal justice system against Black people.
It is certainly fair to ask Mr. Plamondon to put his money where his mouth is. It is also fair to request elected officials to require his personal guaranty before they make the MOU. But will he and will the elected officials require his personal guaranty before they make the MOU? I have emailed the
The AGENDA for the Wednesday Oct 5th, 3 PM CITY WORKSHOP says, the MOU was negotiated between Plamondon, City, County, MSA and Maryland Economic Development Corporation…MEDCO. That is a 5 party agreement. But WHO drafted it…we don’t know…????? If the Downtown hotel project can’t get Maryland Stadium Authority to issue the 20 Million dollar BOND
From the FoFC Downtown Marriott Watch Face Book page taxpaying public needs to attend this meeting, from Jane Weir and Peter Samuel UPDATE: Now instead of Monday the 4 party or joint MOU will be available “prior to the meeting.” Wednesday October 5th at 3 pm Please come! The new Memorandum of Understanding will only be available