By: Diane Benjamin
Police Officers have a LOT of discretion in who gets a ticket, who gets their car searched, and who gets hauled off to jail. You respect their authority under the law and they will respect you. You act like a jerk and you will be treated like a jerk if you take it too far. The police are human with feelings too, they aren’t being paid to take abuse from anybody.
A resident is organizing a Bloomington Police Lives Matter rally on 8/14 in Front of City Hall – 5:30. That is the date of the next Council meeting. She wants signs and flags! After all the comments disparaging the local police recently, they need to know you have their back.
The media chooses what they will report. The local media makes a lot of money off local government, especially advertising all the Quality of Life events most of you never attend. The rule banning reports of transgressions of friends in power doesn’t have to be written. It’s just understood they support their friends and attempt to destroy anybody who opposes them. Note the Pantagraph, WJBC, and WGLT have reported ZERO about Traveling Tari.
Prosecutors can drop cases or ignore anything they choose to. Just because a law is broken it doesn’t mean a thing if nobody decides to investigate or prosecute. Jason Chambers and Lisa Madigan can pretend they have no idea any crimes have been committed if prosecuting doesn’t fit their agenda or staff doesn’t have time.
It doesn’t exist to benefit you. If it did the Coliseum would never have been built and we would have great roads and your elected officials wouldn’t be vacationing in Cuba and Japan. City employees wouldn’t have gold plated insurance and lavish retirements. When most voters stay home flashy narcissists easily win because they pay off supporters with your money.
is attempting to defend himself from Japan:
Sometimes he is transparent!
We know the crime was the CHARGE, reimbursement is immaterial.
What if every person with a P-Card made personal purchases? A full-time person would be needed to make sure it all got paid back. That’s why laws exist to protect taxpayers! No co-mingling of taxpayer money with personal funds! Duh.
Also note: Tari says Margot was willing to pay – not that she did!
I have a FOIA request pending and so do the Edgar County Watchdogs for Margo’s payment. If payment had been promptly made and Tari wants his name cleared (it’s still illegal), why have neither of us received the proof?
It gets better! A Federal judge very recently ruled that elected officials violate the 1st Amendment when they block or delete comments on Social Media: https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/could-federal-judges-facebook-ruling-affect-trump-twitter-lawsuit
Some of the comments are missing from the Mayor Tari Renner Facebook site. I posted the court ruling story and poof – it disappeared!
Tari threatened to sue me for telling the truth. Looks like I’ve got a case too Tari!
New Alderman Jamie Mathy needs to brush up on the law. He doesn’t understand the difference between Public and Private money. An email he sent:
Jamie, if they wanted to sit together Tari should have used HIS personal credit card and then turned in an expense report. The City isn’t Corporate America where companies spend their own money and make their own rules. I bet Jamie doesn’t remember that every vote he takes is spending OTHER people’s money. He needs reminded.