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Re: “Dumas, nonprofit note barriers to progress in Arkansas and the South

A good look at "The Color of Law" would enlighten the public officials and public as a whole how things got this way. Bottom line, it was NOT by accident.

Posted by Clayton J on 04/12/2018 at 6:54 AM

Re: “The Little Rock Police Department: The chief isn't the only problem


"That brings us to city government. The combination of a semi-strong mayor with a city manager and a City Board controlled by three at-large members is a failure. We need mayor-council government"

right after the last election I spent some time trying to get a petition campaign started for aldermen form of government....what I got mostly in response is agreement with what I have referenced above...just as long as it did not include whomever I was talking with.

Seems to me that mostly the residents of LR just want to complain a lot and then just wait for someone else to come up with the solutions and then make them happen, as long as they do not have to get involved.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Clayton J on 02/03/2018 at 6:36 PM

Re: “The suburban Little Rock police force. Most take-home cars head out of town, driven by white officers

I teach in LR, I fail kids in LR, I am involved in corrective actions and suspensions of students in LR....all of which has clearly created animosity among the participants for years.

I have met some of these students and their parents at various locations throughout the city (mall, parks, etc.) and have never had a situation that made me fear for any reason (often times I find out they saw me and I did not see them).

I think some of this fear is just mongering....most LR residents know we do what the job demands and are not out "to get people", yet I realize that policing moves it to much higher level.

Yet, still, this "not living where you judicature" makes an argument that can also be made for all kinds of professions and for one who "does" live in LR...I do not believe there is THAT big of a danger.

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Posted by Clayton J on 01/31/2018 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Candidate announces for Ward 1, Little Rock City Board

True, but she knows the people and the strings to pull to get reelected.

People not well known throughout the ward would be wise to acknowledge this...

at there own peril.

She is right, she has ground up a lot of opponents with lots of his same experience and well known throughout the ward...and they still lost.

She is also a champion at the old trick of splitting the opposition vote.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Clayton J on 01/29/2018 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Stodola defends his carryover fund

There is a simple "real" reason for this law suite. The chamber has done some sort of polling somewhere that indicates that the mayor is VERY vulnerable to any opposition in the next election, especially in the case of his two announced opponents.

This is LRCH (for those simpletons, that stands for Little Rock City Hall), standard operating procedure. When they found the same thing for my opponent they dropped a straw candidate into the election the last 3 or 4 weeks before the filing deadline to split the opposition vote. It worked and I suspect the same will be true for their ongoing efforts in the mayoral race.

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Posted by Clayton J on 01/19/2018 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Dear Little Rock,

Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what LRCH means, Morris, given the context of the post but apparently you are just one of those people that want to attack the messenger, rather than just discuss the problem.

A very LRCH (that would be Little Rock City Hall - Morris, in case that is TO complicated for you) approach to denying the problem Morris.

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Posted by Clayton J on 10/24/2017 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Sabin raises $100,000 for mayor's race

Like I said before, the same old story...lots of money thrown at a candidate by all the deep pockets and in the end what change do we get,

someone else sitting in the mayor's office on the second floor of LRCH....

nothing more.

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Posted by Clayton J on 10/23/2017 at 8:13 PM

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