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Archive for August, 2010

Battle of the Social Network Stars

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I had a couple minutes today so I decided to do some cruising through Facebook just to see how some of Indiana’s candidates are doing with their social network worlds.   I tried to use campaign Facebook websites where possible.  Now this is not to say whether your “friends” will translate into votes, but I think […]

Hit the Books

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I knew this was coming. I figured one unit of local government would get ready to head to the Department of Local Government and Finance and ask for a property tax levy appeal so they could max out on what they could get from the taxpayers.  This time it’s the Marion County Public Library and […]

Slam Dunk!!!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

I spent some time this weekend at the Feast of Lanterns, a near east side community event.   I volunteered to sit in the dunk tank for an hour.  I managed to get dunked by Democratic City-County Council candidate Zach Adamson, an 11-year old and my wife.  I’m not sure who had the most fun thorwing […]

House Party?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

If  you are rooting for Indiana Republicans to take back the State House of Representatives, I’ve got some good news for you and some bad news for you.  First, the good news.  If the election were held today, you would win by a very comfortable margin. I’ve been doing some analysis as of late and […]

Indianapolis’ Finest

Friday, August 27th, 2010

As someone who spends a lot of time in downtown Indianapolis, there’s nothing more disturbing and frightening than listening to a report about someone on the roof of a parking garage firing shots. Luckily, no one on the street was injured.  Unfortunately the entire incident was the end result of a murder-suicide.  However, one thing […]

Proper Protocol?

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Quick note,  I’m hearing the early word on the federal review of the Brandon Johnson excessive force case is that Indianapolis Metropolitan Police followed proper investigative protocol in its review of the matter. Some members of the Indianapolis community have been calling  for a federal investigation of the case. When I get more, I’ll let […]

IMPD Policies and Procedures

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

With recent problems plaguing the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the City-County is stepping into fray.  Council President Ryan Vaughn and Public Safety Committee Chairman Ben Hunter are offering up a proposal they say will bring changes to the department that are 20 years in the making. The Councilors say their law enforcement integrity professional proposal […]

Conspiracy or Just Good Strategy?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The following post is based on a number of conversations with individuals in Marion County. None wanted to go on record for fear of repercussions, but they were more than willing to talk as long as I kept their names out of all this.   What you take away from this post will likely depend […]

Resign, For What?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

My brothers and sisters in the media today are all writing about the the calls for the public safety director, Frank Straub,  to step down.  The calls to resign center around recent scandals involving the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.   Now some of you are going to say, “Abdul, you’re on that public safety advisory board […]

Party of No Becomes Party of Go

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

When I was a kid there was nothing better than a trip to the circus.  Monday night’s Council meeting was a return to my childhood. I don’t know which contributed more to the circus-like atmosphere.  The Council Democrats who got up and walked out of the chamber before Mayor Greg Ballard delivered his budget address.  […]