Part 2: Nikita Richards

By:  Diane Benjamin

See Part 1 here:   https://blnnews.com/2018/08/24/please-explain-why-nikita-richards-has-a-job/

See Part 3 here:  https://blnnews.com/2018/08/30/part-3-nikita-richards/

If Nikita is still employed at the City of Bloomington after obviously accessing political websites from a City computer, maybe the new City Manager can explain why.  Tim Gleason?  After reading the information below, he REALLY needs to explain why she is still getting paid by the taxpayers of Bloomington.  I bet the Illinois State Police will be interested.

This Facebook comment, which I think has been deleted, was Nikita’s response to Part 1:

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Job Description for Nikita Richards obtained by FOIA – Employment Coordinator

Note the job description has nothing to do with Information Technology or Analytics.

The Browser History I received is for 7/9, 7/10, 7/11 and 7/17/2018.  Nikita was on vacation for other days I FOIA’d and no history is listed for those days.

Also note the Browser History I received is not a complete history, Facebook.com is listed, but not which page on Facebook.

See the 543 page history received by FOIA here:   Nikita Richards Browser History

So, what’s the first problem?

All of these pages have links described as shopping:   Amazon Shopping, Google Play App shopping, etc – pages:

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 68, 82, 83, 84, 85, 96, 97, 88, 95, 105 ,106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 122, 123, 130, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140,141,142,143,144,145,155,156,191, 223, 226, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240 ,241, 242, 243, 489

Was Nikita shopping for the City of Bloomington?

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No, I FOIA’d any PCard purchases she made during July.

See what I received here:   FOIA 18-08-1004_Redacted

The PCard charges were for background checks and 2 banners from FastSigns.  I have no idea why HR needs large banners, they deserve another FOIA.

Next:

There are many entries for Google Analytics.  Also obtained by FOIA was a list of City employees who use this site as part of their job.  Nikita is not on the list:

Note #3 – Google Analytics is used to provide statistics on website activity etc.  Since Nikita is not in the IT department, what website was she analyzing?  Her campaign website?

Also on 7/17 are many entries for Google.com described as Search Engines and Portals.  Nothing in her job descriptions requires using any of those tools.

There are also entries relates to web fonts.  Since Nikita is not employed as a programmer, why is she going to “font” sites?

I only received data for FOUR days – all days Nikita was paid by taxpayers.

In those FOUR days a considerable amount of time was spent shopping and going to sites not job related.

The City Manager is in charge of the City employees.  Tim Gleason needs to explain why your tax dollars are paying Nikita Richards.

The City of Bloomington has a Facebook page, Twitter, or email:  

Justice in 2018 has to be demanded, nobody just does the right thing anymore.  I can’t wait to see Nikita’s supporters explain why her actions justify voting for her for County Clerk.

Illinois Constitution:

Violations constitute official misconduct, some people actually do get prosecuted, still waiting for Tari Renner.

Do laws matter?  Time will tell.

One more note:  Many of the websites listed come up “Page Not Found”.  Why is that?

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68 thoughts on “Part 2: Nikita Richards

  1. It’s rich that Nikki is whining about social media trolls. She was an active member of the Face Book troll group called the “Sisterhood…” during the previous Mayoral election. Their only goal was to vilify Renner’s opponents. Yes, Nikki has “arrived” riding in a cart full of lies.

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  2. Yes, Nikki we did see you coming…. you are just another manifestation of our white liberal elites desire to use “diversity” to empower and promote an unqualified woman with an agenda that is divisive and not in the true interests of the area’s residents.

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  3. Why exactly haven’t you FOIA’d Kathy Michael’s computer search history? Could it be that there would be the exact same computer usage your blasting Ms. Richards for using? Is it because you rather do a hit job on African American Democrat? I’m sure you find the exact same thing on Ms. Michael’s computer if you did the exact same thing you are doing to Ms. Richards. Racism knows no boundaries.

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      1. What? Elected officials can’t misuse their computers and campaign on tax payer’s dime? How is this “unbiased” when you’re attacking one person who you obviously have a very personal animus against? The fact is that elected officials can and do use their offices computers to campaign. Just because you refuse to look at a nice Republican white woman, doesn’t make it right what you’r doing.

        Yes, the race card. I’ll call out racism when I see it. This personal attack is racism at its ugliest.

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    1. It’s always the race card, right? Unqualified and questionably employed by the city being supported financially by Chicago unions has nothing to do with it? Yes I am going to say it, “Not is our town” … enough is enough – we need the best and the brightest, not a quota filler promoted by the establishment elites and the Chicago political machine.

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      1. You literally just used “white liberal elites” in your post above. Now you want to call out race posts?

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      2. @Mike Madigan—You read what you wanted to see. Comprehension doesn’t seem to be your strong point. Lawrence did not use the word “white”—only “liberal elitist.”

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      3. @Homer-my apologies. Is “white” now considered a race? The nomenclature keeps changing. I thought the phrase used is “white privilege.” I thought racism can’t be associated with people with white skin.

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      1. Our country is being torn apart by the attitude that laws are only for some people. Liberal elites want to decide who the laws apply to. A sailor goes to prison for taking a picture of a submarine and Hillary Clinton remains free after allowing her illegal personal server to be hacked in real time by the Chinese government. It is fine that blacks kill blacks in staggering numbers every day… but if a white police officer kills a black person in the discharge of their duties… People like this Nikki are ready to march and protest the police and call them criminals.

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    2. Crimson the Racebaiter!!!! I think we should start a 2 year witch hunt searching for anything the socialist Ms. Kruschev has ever done wrong. Fair is Fair, right Nikita?

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    3. There you go again bringing racism into the conversation. Why you gotta be like that? This story has absolutely nothing to do with the color of skin but everything to do with the examination of one’s actions as they vie for public office.

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    4. I believe it illegal to campaign, which would include preparation of campaign materials, on government property or using government materials.

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  4. @Mike Madigan—I’ve seen campaign banners hanging from the historic Court House Downtown during campaign announcements by the Democratic candidates. That building is government owned. Most announcements were not done by government employees during working hours. One could question the legality of that activity.

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    1. So you’re using a Trump bot to explain history. How rich. Did Ms. Owen add that Republicans have been the racist party since around 1968 when Nixon enacted Southern Strategy during his campaign where all the southern Dixiecrats became Republicans? Bet not. How much was she paid to post this video? How many crack pot alt right conspiracies has she supported on InfroWars and on Fox? You call this a serious person? I don’t.

      All the post here pretty much prove my point. This is racially driven hit job. “Democratic plantation”, calling Ms. Richards “Khrushchev”. And what you go on about what? You have zero evidence that Hillary’s server was hacked by the Chinese. None. Just because you repeat Alt Right points doesn’t make you right.

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      1. You are completely missing the point – it went right over your head… a 50 plus year democrat like me… former union organizer…. walked away from the Democratic Party…. Yes, I campaigned for JFK when I was 9 years old… the real racists are Democrats… Black people everywhere are walking away… after the November election the Democratic party is done as a national party…. they are the new Wig Party…. take it to the bank… and get ready to start crying and suffer massive cognitive dissonance.

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      2. Red wave in November Crimson because of the ignorance that comes from “people” like you. People, not color, just people so don’t twist it. As that left leaning liberal ignorance knows no color.

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  5. Everyone here is going on about race. WHAT about integrity, honesty, law abiding, and INTELLIGENCE!! These seem to be things that liberals leave at home when they TRY and booster any of their agendas..

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  6. Chicago gave a marxist candidate to Bloomington to get involved in politics to further screen up BN. In order to campaign down here she had to live down here. In order to live down here she have to have an income/job. So, they gave her a “job” so they could pay her a salary so she could live down here. Nevermind qualifications, applying for and earning a job. No, they said come on down, we’ll put you on the payroll at the city of Bloomington. All s HUGE scam from the word go. She is not entitled to a job just so she can live here to be in politics.

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  7. Everyone should watch the video I posted on Candace Owens – at 29 years old she is having a major impact on the conversation in this country about race and the Democratic party’s true agenda. She is well read, intelligent and articulate. She has left the Democratic plantation…. The genie is out of the bottle, Crimson…. I would suggest heading over to the Green Party or the new Brown Shirt Party (Antifa) …. after November the Democratic Party will be unofficially dead. And by the way Crimson, It appears that the Chinese were reading your girl’s e-mails (Hillary) from her illegal home private server in real time? They were reading e-mails with top secret classified material in them…. they apparently read every e-mail for the 4 years she was in office? Do you see a problem with this? Nothing to see here, right? Hillary is above the law? Is Nikita above the law too? In your mind I bet she is?

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  8. Again how much is Candace Owens being paid to sprout her conspiracy nonsense on InfroWars? Tell me again how during the 1960’s Republicans used racial tensions and the civil rights movement to flip the South to Republicanism. Your “Democratic plantation” is laughable since only about 9 percent of African Americans approve of your president or vote Republican.

    Neither Ms. Owens or Kanye West represent or speak for anyone in the African American community. Neither do you or anyone in the Republican Party.

    Lawrence, your post is laughable. It must be hard to live with Hillary Clinton and Democrats living rent free in your brain. If Hillary Clinton e-mails are all you got, you’re grasping at straws.

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    1. She works for Turning Point USA. The head makes less than $30,000 a year while getting millions in donations. She is probably not getting paid any better. Some people actually believe in their mission and don’t try to get rich off of it.

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    2. You can be brainwashed if you want… maybe you should watch the video? Trump is Hitler right? Closing your mind is not going to help your coming cognitive dissonance in November. You will see much more of Candace in the future…. she is really smart…understands and is knowledgeable about history… at 29 years old she has a bright future ahead of her. You really should consider #walkaway…. I did… It started when I realized that my president that I help elect turned is back on me and all the working people of the country and sold out to the big banks…. then my party screwed and cheated Bernie Sanders and then told me I needed to vote for a Corporate War Monger named Hillary Clinton. Now two years later the mainstream media, DNC and deep state are still trying to find some way to throw Trump out of office. I will never be back to the party I called home for over 50 years. But then soon the Democratic Party will no longer exist…. you need to join Antifa, Crimson… your hate and ignorance needs to be vented on the streets on people who disagree with you and your ilk. We are not going away and our truths are not going to be silenced. It’s a new world and you can be part of it…. or… not!

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      1. I don’t believe a word you wrote. You were never a Democrat, just an old guy bloviating about the past.. Again Hillary Clinton is living rent free in your brain. Considering that a Trump supporter was just arrested for threatening to murder reporters for the Boston Globe, I wouldn’t be so sure who is in the party of hate. As for Trump he digging his own grave. Ignorance. Look in the mirror. There is rise in the white supremacy murders and hate crimes against Latinos and African Americans.

        Trump is a wannabe authoritarian leader who wants to rule without any oversight and with the spineless approval of people like you. The other fact is that your president’s disapproval rating hit 60 Percent. Your not going away? Yes you are, you’re old and we are young. We will out live you and out vote you.

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      2. Whatever… I was on stage with Obama in 2004 – held one of his kids – . I don’t care what you believe – I was working to change things before you were born… go away and beat up someone you disagree with.

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    3. The event was outside in which I was on stage with other UAW officials – I am the one with the sunglasses on – this picture was taken right after he spoke to about 300 laid off Mitsubishi workers – I have other pictures somewhere. If this doesn’t display properly – can you be a man and click on the link to see the picture of me with then Senator Obama?
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UsWwdmnzOp199mlZ4kpqfEVBkL7ATukV/view?usp=sharing

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      1. No… not for this Crimson guy….he is far too propagandized and attached to the old system to be reasoned with….But as you and I are keenly aware…. this publication is seen by many people throughout the nation and the world. The conversation that is going on is important and needs to continue. My #walkaway story is just one of thousands that are happening all the time in our country. Given my lifelong commitment to the Democratic party, I think my #walkaway is particularly significant and shows the truly fatal flaws that characterize the current Democratic Party. So no…Crimson will most likely not even look at the proof of my early encounter with the sell-out and liar, Barack Obama, but the truth is immutable and always needs to be spoken and shoved in the faces of those who seek to control us. The real power in our republic lies in the hands of the people. This publication and hundreds of citizen journalists around the country have wrestled the eyes and minds of millions of Americans away from the mainstream corporate media and toward the truth. Once again… hats off to Diane for being our citizen journalist here in Bloomington/Normal. The truth needs to be spoken… silence is not an option.

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  9. You were on the stage with Obama in 2004…what a knee slapping lie. Who cares. You seem to insert your self into all kinds of historical occasions. You can claim anything without proof. With the posting of that ridiculous video I know you’re lying. You go away.

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    1. Yes… 2004 after I was laid off from Mitsubishi – Senator Obama came to our union hall – he spoke in the back of the hall – the Pantagraph did a story and I was in the picture with him that was in the paper… You were probably still in high school – You can denigrate me all you want….. assault my character… call me a liar… that is all you got… sad that you attack someone who battled his entire life for working people… this shows what you are… An elite who has never really worked a day in his life… I know what I have done… what have you done for the average working guy or girl? How about you list what you have done and I will list what I have done? Be a big boy and list what you have done to better our world and help your fellow man? Let’s see what you have accomplished? Who have you helped? Have you helped our military people? How about developmentally disabled kids? How about economically disadvantaged people? How about troubled kids? How about people who lost their jobs? How about helping elderly people? Yes these are just a few of the things that I have done… I have many more.. and you? Give us one thing you have done to help regular people? We are waiting….

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      1. The McCain funeral is a rebuke to everything you wrote. A rebuke to Trump who is golfing.I listen to the video you posted. Ms Owens conveniently over looks the fact that African Americans have been voting Democratic since the 1930’s. She also conveniently overlooks that only 9 percent of African Americans approve of Trump. No matter what, African Americans will not vote Republican in great numbers.

        Great economy? I’m confused you’re usually railing about unemployment and other economic woes. Either the economy is great or it isn’t. You can’t have both ways.

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  10. Not so fast you’re quoting an outlier poll. “It might seem far-fetched that over a third of African Americans would now approve of a president with a very long history of racial insensitivity — especially because fewer than 10 percent of black voters supported him in 2016.

    That’s because it is far-fetched. Trump’s black approval rating is nowhere near 36 percent.

    Polling firms that have interviewed far more African Americans, and that are much more transparent than Rasmussen, all show that Trump’s black approval rating is much lower than 36 percent.

    For example, Gallup has interviewed thousands of African American respondents in 2018. Its polling suggests that Trump’s black approval rating has consistently been around 10 to 15 percent through 2018“.

    Obama (who you can’t even name), rescued the economy so that Trump can brag about the economy Obama gave him. Trump is too busy insulting African American’s intelligence to gain their support.

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    1. Less than 2% growth rescued the economy! WOW. Democrats lost more than 1000 elected positions during his 8 years. Keep worshiping him and thinking the country approved. He created the conditions for Trump. Oh, Trump was never a racists until he ran for office. Do some research. Obama wore out the word racist, nobody is buying it anymore.

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      1. If you can deny what is happening to our economy and how trade is being dealt with, you are living in an alternative Trump Derangement reality that requires medical intervention. Someone needs to turn off the TV…turn off CNN… MSNBC and stop reading the NYT and the (deep state) Washington Post. People are ending up in jail for the rage and ignorance associated with Trump Derangement Syndrome. Stealing Trump hats, attacking Trump supporters…. it is not pretty… Get help Crimson! I don’t want to see you on the news…

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      2. Trump was never racist before he ran for office? What was the birther movement Trump supported during Obama presidency? Racism. Have many times was he sued because he would not sell real estate to African Americans? Trump ran an entire page in news papers calling for the death penalty for 5 innocent African American men. Their conviction was over turned. Trump has repeatedly attacked African American intelligence

        I’m going to be jailed because I oppose Trump? Really? Aren’t you espousing the strong man and autocratic tenancies of Trump? Isn’t that what tin pot dictators do upon gaining power? I think so.

        Jailing your opponents and anyone who speaks against you is a strongman’s tactic.. I’m going to be in the news.? How so? Because I’m going to vote? The path that this country is on, the rejection of truth, its historical support for democracy and everything this country stands I will stand for and against Trump. I’m not going to stop reading venues that speak truth to power and corruption of Trump.

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      3. What planet are you on? OMG — If you smash Trump supporters on the street like Antifa does… steal hats and throw drinks in people’s faces you might end up in jail… That is were your insanity and hate is headed…. violence … which will make you go to jail, boy! No you aren’t going to a Trump concentration camp to be turned into a cracker (something you can eat not a white person) LOL – FYI again… seek psychiatric help immediately… Note to Diane: This guy is off the wall…

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  11. John McCain was an insane war monger who never saw a war he didn’t like. Since I remember the Vietnam war and what happened there… let’s talk about another reason I left the Democratic Party… Henry Kissinger (the war criminal) is a close friend and adviser to Hillary Clinton…. Yes, the man who should be tried at the Hague for war crimes associated with his secret bombing campaign of Cambodia that killed thousands of men, women and children. And while we are at it… there are quite a few people who believe (McCain) was the one who caused the Forrestal fire. Yes I feel for his family… but I will not miss the insanity and division that he loved to show on an almost daily basis on the Senate floor and in front of the mainstream media microphones.

    Yes, it is my prediction that blacks will vote in amazing numbers for Republicans in November. So much so that the Democratic Party will be wiped out across the board. Black people are leaving the Democratic Party everyday. Social media and Youtube are awash with blacks and white liberals walking away for the corporate deep state Democratic Party.

    For whom the bell tolls… it tolls for the new wig party (The Democratic Party) … soon to be relegated to the history books and then forgotten.

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    1. I’m voting nothing more. You and this blogger are putting words and actions in my mouth. It was the white supremacist who killed a protester in Charlottesville not the other way around. It was the white supremacist who chanted “The Jews will not replace us” and “Blood and soil” while marching with torches. They were the people armed with, not the protesters.

      Blacks will vote for Republicans in amazing numbers in November? Why would they? They certainly didn’t vote forTrump in 2016, and his racist attitude hasn’t changed.

      That you are so petty that you would put the tragic fire of a ship on McCain,shows just where you’re coming from. Thant fire was investigated over and over again, other than McCain being on the ship, he had nothing to do with the fire. Might as well blame the sailors who were pouring sea water on the flames washing away the foam that suppressed the fire. You’re like the people ruin people ‘s lives for fun. That’s your president. I’m voting against him nothing more.

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      1. So, I provided the proof that you asked for about my being on stage with Senator Obama in 2004. I have provided you with just a few of my life’s accomplishments. Now, you have not apologized to me for what you said about me, “I don’t believe a word you wrote. You were never a Democrat, just an old guy bloviating about the past.” And you have not provided me/us with any examples of what you have done to help the people you seem to be eager to protect from the likes of people like me? Perhaps more examples? How about my one-on-one meeting with Senator Dick Durbin in 2005? Will you require pictures of us talking about the challenges that workers have in seeking employment after a job loss? What have you done? Where is your apology? I am waiting… FYI… Obama in person is much smaller than he appears on TV. He has gained some weight from living his life of luxury after selling out everyone who worked hard to make him president…

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      2. You are right… but it never hurts to ask….. One of my life’s missions is to make people think….And I have always believed that you need to be able to back up or defend your arguments with evidence and/or a well thought out logical perspective. With that being said, I believe that it would behoove Crimson to admit that he/she was terribly wrong about me and begin the process of understanding that we (Trump supporters) are real people with histories, accomplishments and commitments to our country and it’s people. We are not the monolithic block of racists and half-wits that the mainstream corporate media has portrayed us as. We are not the problem. The problem is the deep state led corporate media that is brainwashing millions to divide us against each other.

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