Friday, December 13, 2019
GOLDEN GHETTO $2500 PUBLIC MEETING SPEAKER OVERTIME TICKET PUSHED BACK THANKS TO OUR PAL TRACY THOMAS!!!
Earlier this week we "reported" on hot mess in Shawnee that included speculation about threats, resident dismay with development and a very read and EPIC find directed toward a frustrated resident.
Here's the aftermath:
The case was settled for a $250 fine...Down from the charge of $2500, believed to be the largest fine in Johnson County history.
Here's the sitch told via stanzas in Tracy's unique, poetic style and a glimpse at how she worked to mediate the hot mess behind the scenes . . .
I reached out to the Chief of Police, Rob Moser, the morning after the incident --
and urged him NOT to write the ticket.
I said, on the phone, "Take a beat. Take a breath. I know you are protective of our fragile mayor. But she didn't even use her gavel to manage order in the chambers.
She allowed a citizen to be bullied and shamed, and he had a moment.
Let's all just calm down!"
The city could not even FIND a reason to charge David!
It wasn't "illegal parking at the mike"
It wasn't "a threat"
It wasn't "resisting arrest"--because he walked out, untouched!
They had to to have the prosecutor dig up an archaic code
and grab the highest fine possible
and deliver it later that week
because it's not a real crime.
Sounds to me like how the House has invented a crazy non-crime "obstruction of Congress" to charge President Trump!
There is an obsession in this land, the War of Incivility--
with making people we don't like or agree with "wrong".
You decide . . .