There USED to be a police precint downtown close to where all this is going on. There also USED to be a precint close to where an officer was killed recently. Most larger cities have multiple precints. Chattanooga had this and seemed good in preperation for our growing city but they were closed to be moved to the farmers market. Its like this branch of city goverment was taking two steps forward and has gone 10 steps back. What do the citizens think about losing precints in their areas? All of the changes made to the police department, have they benefited the citizens of chattanooga? A radio talk show host said a 100k here and there spent on art and other stuff is not going to make a big difference on big ticket budget items. Maybe that 100k to have a precint in your neighborhood would make a difference?
If the City Charter is "trumped" by state law, and it would appear by these recent actions it can be legitamatly challenged and "nulled" by state law, what is the purpose of a City Charter? Are there any other problems with the Charter besides the recall section? Should anyone that is bound by the City Charter ordinances file a lawsuit if they feel violated by a City Ordinace?
Is this not what he did the first time and it was thrown out by the Court of Appeals?
If I read the first article correct, she was denied at first on a local level and the state told the local employee what they should have done and one was issued. Its not a flaw in the law, its employees not knowing what to do. There was another article recently about an elderly man with the same problem. Again, it was the local employee, not the law itself. Integrity in the Democratic process must be preserved. Anything to keep dead people from voting scares some politicians!
whisk him out quietly as possible. I am sure he was privy to some sensitive information!
What concerns me is the EEOC findings the women were harassed and retaliated against. Statements are being made on the media that Page can resign to pursue litigation against these women? Is that not more retaliation, to file countersuits instead of just preparing to defend against the current suit and findings of EEOC? What I am reading between the lines is he will quit, but he is going after these women again with threats of sueing them (more retaliation,intimidation)!
So instead of the mayor stepping up and terminating Page and making some kind of formal statement that this type of behavior will not be tolerated, he gets quoted saying he understands, page wants to get out of the shooting gallary? Sounds sympathetic towards page? I guess the mayor told page chattanoogans will recall you or want you fired just for the way you part your hair (what the mayor said in the documentary "recall fever" produced by the united conference of mayors, his 15k membership a year club) Page has been having this issue for years it would appear by this story. I believe sexual harassment laws require supervisors act upon report and handle the problem properly or they are just as accountable. I think these ladies need to get lawyers!
Shootings almost daily, Murders almost one a week, Flash mobs at parks to the point extra police needed to work overtime to keep everything ok, all of the other crimes going on, and when a drunk gets out of line at a club and police escort him out, he fights with the police and you say brutality? I am guessing there were hundreds of other people there that did not go to jail? Wonder what they did right? The article said he was to be escorted out, sounds like it was just a night on the town cut short until he decided to fight and no doubt agged on by the crowd, then it was time to go to jail. If you cant hold your liqour, stay home and dont ruin the night for those that want to act like adults and have fun!
Bring back the horse mounted patrol. It works in New Orleans? Tennessee has the Tennessee Walking horse. I think it would add character to downtown.
Does it not bother anyone else that the Election Commission made a mistake or so it would appear? And the top administrator(mayor)did not say anything until the deadline had passed, so the "recall" would be thrown out? The Honorable thing for the mayor to have done was to say, this is how you do it, if you dont want me, then this is what you have to do, if it succeeds, the people have spoken, if it does not succeed, lets carry on. This is an office (election commission) designated to validate the "election process" that so many men and women gave their lives for so we could vote! Any deviation, deception or other malpractice in this office is the same as spitting on the graves of all those that organized this great country and fought and died to preserve it. Yes, it is that deep!