Thursday, December 19, 2019

Mass Incarceration Talking Points As Clay County Commish Slap Fight Persists

An important story about more local government drama which imagines that suburbanites really care about the human rights and living conditions among denizens of the prison industrial complex . . . Checkit:

Clay County commissioners continue to appeal ruling to restore $1 million to sheriff's budget

Two Clay County commissioners remain silent on why they are appealing two court rulings demanding they restore nearly $1 million to the Clay County Sheriff's budget to pay for inmates' food and medical care.Commissioners Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway have not responded to requests for comment about why they continue to appeal the decisions by the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals and a circuit court judge.On Monday, the appeals court turned down the commissioners' request to transfer the case to the Missouri Supreme Court.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Better Headline
"TWO CLAY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CONTINUE TO WASTE TAXPAYER'S MONEY ON OUTSIDE LAWYERS TRYING TO JUSTTIFY THEIR MISFEASANCE"

Anonymous said...

^^or...
"MERRY CHRISTMAS CLAY COUNTY TAXPAYERS"
Love, Luanne (oh yeah, and Gene)

Anonymous said...

Hope the Judge issues an arrest warrant for these two for Contempt Of Court, I'll bet Sheriff Vescovo wouldn't have any problem executing it.

Phil Cardarella said...

OK, not feeding inmates is indefensible...BUT...

Simple fact is that anywhere upwards from 25% of those being held should be out on ROR bonds. Lots of folks are being held solely to force them to plead guilty -- regardless of whether the State can make a case.