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While I Was Out

Friday, August 5th, 2011

I wasn’t planning to blog again until Monday, but never let it be said a little thing like an out-of-state trial would stand in the way of me picking up lots of gossip, rumor and blatant political innuendo.  You know you all have been waiting for it, so here we go… Last week’s debt ceiling […]

Tuesday Tidbits!!!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The only thing better than getting more than 900 birthday wishes (Facebook, Twitter, e-mails, text messages, phones calls) is the political gossip, rumor and innuendo that comes along with it.   So without further delay, here we go… Governor Mitch Daniels’ mood was described to me Monday as “majorly bummed” because he is not running […]

Political Potpourri

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The saga that is Indiana’s political scene continues to play itself out.  Here’s today’s assessment of events… House Democrats are entering into their fourth week of self-imposed exile.  A number of us in the media think they will return this week, although it won’t be Tuesday.  There are some positive signs; more talks on “procedural” issues […]

While I Was Out

Monday, September 20th, 2010

It’s amazing what happens when you take a few days off.  I was going to try to blog about a couple recent news items, but the Lovely Mrs. Shabazz only allowed me to have twitter and Facebook privileges.  But I did make it a point to keep up on the news and here are my […]

What Have They Done for Her Lately

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

I realize that most of the blog space I have dedicated to the Baptist Ministers Alliance of Indianapolis (BMA) has not been flattering.  I freely admit to being skeptical of an organization that says it’s been around for more than 140 years when it filed as a not-for-profit with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baited and Switched

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Just when I thought things couldn’t get anymore bizarre in this town I get proven incorrect.  I thought after Brandon Johnson, Al Sharpton and Shamus Patton, we’d be done with silliness for a while.  No such luck. My colleagues at RTV 6 are reporting that an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer was injured after being baited […]

Wednesday’s City Wire

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Here are some items of note for your reading pleasure… The panel taking a look at making the second Saturday night of Indiana Black Expo should have it’s recommendations ready to present to the public by September 20.   Panel member Rev. Charles Harrison says the group met this past Monday and batted around a […]

Is There More Where This Came From?

Friday, July 16th, 2010

As the City gets ready to meet next week with a group of local pastors to talk about building better relations between police and certain segments of the community, they may want to look at addressing false allegations of excessive force. Already in the wake of the Brandon Johnson case word of false accusations have […]