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Re: “A gracious winner at the Republican victory party

Maybe Mr. Darr should be the one to go check on Ted Nugent (and other similarly situated nut bags) this morning - last we heard from them, an Obama win would sending them reaching for moving boxes and/or rounds of ammunition sufficient in calibre to off themselves with....it'll be a win for Mr. Darr as well, as most folks don't move groceries - or have need for them after they expire....

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Posted by JimLeveritt on 11/07/2012 at 9:19 AM

Re: “The Little Rock police protect their own

NO, Sound Policy, I am not saying the Police Department should be immune from public inquiry - in fact I did say "Notwithstanding the issue at hand". The point I am trying to make however, is that its far easier to "arm chair quarterback" than it is to be LR's Police Chief. Additionally, be it a regular investigation, or an internal one, full disclosure wouldn't be available until after the investigation(s) have been completed and/or the matter adjudicated. There are in fact, plenty of instances where the public feels it needs more disclosure than its getting, and there is a legal process for that.

Further, I don't think anyone should presume that Stuart is the ultimate decision maker where this type of policy is concerned - he has people above him that have boxes full of wrenches they can toss into the process, and often do.

Stuart is an upright guy and should not be considered a villain here. In the end, I'm certain he is doing an admirable job of balancing himself on the edge of someone else's razor.

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Posted by JimLeveritt on 12/11/2011 at 6:15 AM

Re: “The Little Rock police protect their own

If an employee of a company does something wrong (that affects you) and you complain - the company will determine (good or bad) what actions to take relative to the employee. While the company might accommodate you, or even owe you something for the wrong-doing, you don't get to participate in the "lynching" of the employee. Notwithstanding the issue at hand, try to bear in mind that a LOT of treasure is expended training law enforcement officers. Stuart and his direct reports have many factors to consider and weigh relative to personnel matters that go well beyond just the issue itself. Stuart is a highly skilled administrator, and very dedicated to the citizens of LR. Further, when attempting to compare crime rates vs. similar-sized cities, the very first thing to compare would be the capacity for incarceration, both in terms of bed space, and commitment-term space.

Being a Police Chief is actually a pretty tough job - I'm glad LR has someone that is actually very good at it. Imagine what things would be like if we had someone like (former Fire Chief) Rhoda Mae Kerr as our Police Chief! I still can't believe we didn't have to PAY Austin, Texas to to take her from us...

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Posted by JimLeveritt on 12/10/2011 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Bill Clinton makes case for Obama's re-election

"Doc": the comment was recent DEMOCATIC predecessor.......

Posted by JimLeveritt on 11/28/2011 at 4:20 AM

Re: “McCance to resign from Midland School Board

Take the anti-gay rhetoric out of this, and you still have an elected official who is CLEARLY bias. Worse still, is his position involves educating children. Personally, I believe he should be charged with fraud because he didn’t make his absurd beliefs public prior to being elected to his seat – he has effectively stolen fair representation from the electorate.

Posted by JimLeveritt on 10/29/2010 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Urban living

Numerous and multiple coinky-dinks going on here....The city can say what it wants; but truth to tell, the White - Baucum house was NOT on their radar at all. It was all the result of an e-mail circulated through the Downtown Neighborhood Association the previous day, which the Arkansas Times picked up on, and featured on this website.

As for Mayor Stodola's house - "Neighborhood Programs head Roark said there were no complaints on file about the property" - Please find me SOMEBODY that is shocked by that statement...It was a blog entry on this same story that sparked a flame under the mayor...

Posted by JimLeveritt on 07/14/2010 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Little Rock evicts squatters from historic house

CammackLife: Please contact me. Y! to the user id listed below.....

Posted by JimLeveritt on 07/02/2010 at 11:59 AM

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