Funny how everything you said....

...is different now.

Civil Rights Lawyer Tracie Washington became the subject of public (mostly white folks) fury over her public records requests earlier this month; they said she was "racist" for only asking for the emails of the white city council members; they said she was in cahoots with Mayor Nagin to; they said she was reckless; someone even vandalized her home and she recieved quite a few anonymous threats.

To all this I can only say - http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/03/mayor_ray_nagins_ownership_of.html

Funny how everything they said looks now that Washington has just exposed an excellent example of official malfeasance by none other than Mayor Nagin. So white folks, where this conspiracy so many of you are sure there is?

Surely there's more shoes to drop, but I think Washington's actions speak louder than pundits words at this point. Gosh, I can't wait till this sucker is up and running - http://www.nolapublicrecords.org/

With muckrakers like Washington in the mix the battle between the Naginites and White League 2.0 is sure to get crazier.

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Anonymous said...

Attorney Tracie Washington’s public record request encompassing certain emails belonging to New Orleans City Council members has catapulted into what appears to now be a big mess. Albeit perhaps unwittingly, the critical underlying thing that become exposed via Ms. Washington, is the fact that the Louisiana powers-that-be, particularly in New Orleans, are infamous for utilizing Louisiana court systems to accomplish whatever agenda it sees fit! Civil Rights or Constitutional violations are of no moment when it comes to ensuring the successfulness of the purposes of CRONYISM –and others who benefit from, or are “well-connected” to the public trough.

The ebb and flow of Banana Republic, New Orleans is not so visible AS LONG AS New Orleans citizens STAY IN THEIR PLACE, or purport an attitude of ineptness, laissez fare, indifference, ‘what’s in it for me’, or quid pro quo. But, when anything or anyone’s action or activism appears to encroach upon the ELITE, there becomes ample opportunities to see how dirty deeds get done through use of Louisiana’s Federal as well as State court systems. (And usually, if “forum-shopping” a State Court case to federal court will better serve the needs of the powerful, they will simply –with the help of corrupt sources like this New Orleans Judge Lloyd Medley and Orleans Parish Clerk of Court Dale N. Atkins– “remove” the case –whether or not removal grounds exists.

Such an appalling way of life is the “Louisiana way.” Luckily, all good things sooner or later come to an end –even for the well-connected. The following are links to Prima Facie evidence, facts, and examples of how / why political agendas in New Orleans (along with persons unwillingly cooperate if they want to be able to put food on their tables), can be arrogantly confident of either SUCCESS or of RUINING (as well as privacy invasion issues) the person (OR the business) whose activities are in opposition to political agendas of those who feed at the ‘public trough’, and who have been enjoying public perks for a very long time. The Tracie Washington - City Council saga will be eye opening how Judge Medley INVENTS rules and DELAYS judicial proceedings. (It could also be popcorn, soda, and sofa watching entertain.) Visit www.lawgrace.org for court documents, transcript excepts, and other extensive proof of New Orleans Judicial Corruption.

Personally, I believe neither Ms. Washington, nor her team stands a chance because, unlike a person who is not a member of the bar, the usual course they seek is suspension or disbarment, even if no justification exist for such. Unfair disbarment or sanctions or suspensions or blackballing are effective Louisiana tactics for ensuring lawyers don’t get besides themselves. (Such are also good reasons for not throwing one’s funds into becoming a member of its Bar –unless one is an offspring of the judges whose kids receive full law scholarships. Also, the obvious axe I have to grind about New Orleans Judicial Corruption IS NOT confined to my personal woes and experiences, but rather I ache for likely thousands of New Orleans victims –many of whom, despite my personal battles, still beg me for any help I can provide them. This confined dustup with Ms. Washington embroils people who can afford legal representation. But there is an untold story yet to be revealed about the field day that was had –and the cases that got tossed and records removed from Clerk Atkins’ record room. Some of those Katrina-exiled people are suffering incredible injustices due to political cronyism, greed, and injustice!!!)


●Casualties From New Orleans’ Ineptness and Corruption Coming To A City New You

●COMMENTARY: Louisiana’s Ranking as 2nd Worst Legal Climate in the Nation

●Dangerous, Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Court: Killing Us Softly



●Rent-a-Justice, New Orleans Supreme Court Faces Allegations of Favoritism for Contributors

●Boiler Room Justice in Louisiana



Also SEE:
✽“Jamaica vs. work? Judges head for beach Meanwhile, cases continue to pile up,” by James Varney and Jeffrey Meitrodt, Times Picayunes July 9, 2006

✽“Belt-tightening doesn’t apply to judicial robes,” -May 28, 2006, Times Picayune Staff writer James Varney.
✽ “No belt-tightening for New Orleans judge traveling on public's money. "Although many local government entities are rattling their cups for money after Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Lloyd Medley didn't skimp when he dipped into a public purse to pay for his annual visit to a Rocky Mountain ski resort...." http://dailyjudge.com/id96.htm
Barbara Ann Jackson
Law & Grace, Inc