Tuesday, January 09, 2018

TKC EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW!!! SCREAMING MATCH BETWIXT PROSECUTOR MEAN JEAN'S OFFICE VS. EXEC TEAM FRANK WHITE THREATENS TO COST JACKSON COUNTY TAXPAYERS BIG BUCKS!!!



This is just a preview and we'll have more on this tense Jackson County struggle for control of the COMBAT anti-crime program . . .

There are many who don't understand the scope of COMBAT - Here's a quick overview of the massive taxpayer effort:

"The Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax (COMBAT) is supported by a County-wide sales tax, at the rate of 0.25% for a period of 9 years, used solely for the purpose of the arrest and prosecution, incarceration, treatment and prevention of drug related offenses and violent crimes; and the judicial processing of adult and juvenile violators of such offenses. Anti-Crime Sales Tax funds annually generate over $19 million and are used throughout the county to support these efforts."

For now, let's look at the immediate implication of this Courthouse battle . . .

JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS FEAR AN EXPENSIVE FIGHT AND COURTHOUSE GRIDLOCK AS THE DEBATE OVER COMBAT ANTI-CRIME LEADERSHIP NOW MOVES TOWARD A LEGAL FIGHT!!!

The harsh words in yesterday's session now have denizens inside the courthouse searching for cover and getting ready for another set of EPIC payments to lawyers.

Insider word:

"Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will need outside counsel to represent her along with the Legislature and Executive Frank White's office will also require legal representation. The Taxpayers are going to be stuck with a bill that is going to cost hundreds of thousands WHEN this thing goes to court. In the meantime, that's money we could be spending on desperately needed repairs to the jail, for the crime program in question or any number of needs that we have on the docket."

Meanwhile . . .



What we've seen here is the Legislature unified in their criticism and opposition of the Exec Frank White's Administration. While these politicos don't have the same kind of name ID or recognition, they're making the case among their constituents that returning COMBAT to the Prosecutor's office will provide greater transparency and accountability to the taxpayer funded program.

The arguments of Exec White's Team simply call the move "unlawful" and are now moving to a court challenge of the Legislature as they lash out at the Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.

Developing . . .

23 Comments:

You heard it here FIRST said...

Frank will bankrupt Jackson County before he leaves.

Anonymous said...

More dummocrats, they all need to be voted out.

Anonymous said...

Its all a fight to get rid of Caleb. If Caleb walks out for good, we will save a ton of money.

Cnz said...

Be fair, Jackson County was always headed toward bankruptcy. Frank is just speeding up the process the best way the knows how - I guess he wants all of the kickbacks for his friends & family.

Anonymous said...

I know Frank is way in over his head but don’t forget that Jean Petersucker Baker is acompletely worthless prosecutor.

Jonsie said...

That is true enough @5:46. But nobody is worth that much, If Caleb wanted to do Frank a favor, he'd find a replacement for himself. Because he's costing Frank White his job.

Anonymous said...

For about 4.5 years of the time that Caleb Joe Clifford was working for Jean those two were playing grab ass every chance they got. Then they broke up and Jean "hated" her chief of staff. So, now Juliet and Romeo are in a huge fight and its going to get expensive for everyone else.

Comment Judge said...

Jonsie wins round 1!

Anonymous said...

Dueling douche bags..............

Caleb said...

#Metoo

Anonymous said...

Frank why can't you see what everyone else sees! Caleb Clifford is your enemy. He uses you. Caleb is not your friend. Grow a pair and let them drop. Even if Caleb was doing a good job and he is not, he rubs everyone but you the wrong way. EVERYONE FRANK!

Follow the Pick-up said...

If Frank White did not know about the corrupt way that "Caleb Joe" concealed the cost of that luxury pick-up truck that the public paid for Caleb Joe's enjoyment,then Frank should fire Caleb Joe.

If Frank did know about that money game that Caleb Joe played, then both of them should resign.

NOW.

Anonymous said...

If only mean jean would prosecute thugs, rapist, robbers and murderers with this much passion........ the murder and crime rate would be zero! But alas, she’s a complete failure at her job

Anonymous said...

She needs a whole council?

How about COUNSEL instead?

See this the sort of shit that undercuts everything published here and why nobody takes it seriously.

At least they're not RAGING this time.

Anonymous said...

This is so FABAR. Frank cries "unlawful" while he unlawfully uses COMBAT funds to keep Caleb and Angie Jeffries and his whole PR team on the county payroll. What bullshit. COMBAT has become Frank's personal slush fund. He is spending the money any way he wants with no oversight to go around the budget the Legislature approved after cutting funding for Caleb and The Crew. Frank is pathetic.

Anonymous said...

^^^ I've heard county staff, not Caleb, of course, have been telling Frank he can't just allocate COMBAT funds however he wants without going through the county legislature for approval. These employees are warned to play along or lose their jobs. That's where we're at in Jackson County. Frank threatens employees who want to do things right, and he protects a weasel like Caleb Clifford.

Anonymous said...

Frank needs to rehire Chief if staff Calvin he got the job done without lawyers

Anonymous said...

Jean Petersucker Baker is soft on crime. She can’t or won’t successfully prosecute criminals. Jean Petersucker Baker is worthless.

Super Dave said...

This looks like two junkyard dogs fighting over a bone. Meanwhile neither is doing the job they are in place to do.

Anonymous said...

Frank you cannot pay your staff with COMBAT funds!

Anonymous said...

Yet Combat was renewed...its been a serving for the last 30 Years!!..An crime or Murder is dam near record catcher for 2017...just renewed for another decade..with only 23% percent of population of KC voting..For a failed slush fund!!!..Stop the insanity!!

Anonymous said...

They are better at fighting then doing their freakin jobs, sad

Anonymous said...

How about some pics of Caleb? He’s hot!