Robert 2 years, 1 month ago on Turner: Morale factored into interim fire chief search

"although Turner would not say what the exact complaints were,"

I can understand why Turner wouldn't want to say WHO made the complaints but to not say WHAT the complaints were only shows deception on the commissioner's behalf.

A certain little bird told me that Interim Chief Jackson is not the most qualified for the job and that some affirmative action put him in the Chief's spot. Sad, I had high hopes for Turner but I guess his true colors are beginning to show. . And in related news Detroit has filed for bankruptcy.


Robert 2 years, 1 month ago on Porter placed on unpaid leave

What a disgrace. The Police Chief suspended and the Sheriff about to begin his trial.


Robert 2 years, 1 month ago on City police takes on Farmers Market

Isn't the Farmer's Market State property and by that not technically in the city? I would bet that the city wouldn't have any authority to operate there. Wouldn't that be the same as a Forest Park officer writing a parking ticket at the State capital?


Robert 2 years, 1 month ago on Program aims to 'change a generation'

......If anyone cares about your children, teach them the differences between Rights & Wrongs at an early age.


That is a large part of the problem. In the 40s there were strict rules within society about how men, women and children should behave. These were relaxed a little in the 50s and even more in the cultural revolution of the 60s and 70s. Then came the decadent, selfish, 80s. Each decade has been relaxing its definition of what is and isn't acceptable within the social norms to the point that we have reached a time where personal traits and habits can not be commented on such as sagging pants, childhood profanity or kids cutting through private property. America hasn't been a nation for a long time now and I fear that it will never be a nation again. Don't confuse the United States which is a corporation of overtaxed individual states to a unified nation. We have become a nation of individuals with no moral compass. Abandoning the values of our fathers for the instant gratification of our own selfish desires.


Robert 2 years, 1 month ago on Teske named 2013 Toll Fellow

Congratulations Judge Teske. I hope your Think Tank trip to Kentucky is a very productive one.


Robert 2 years, 1 month ago on Turner: No consensus fire chief pick from BOC

It's a No-Brainer (maybe that's the problem). We're talking about an INTERIM Fire Chief. You take the number two guy who knows how the system is run and let him handle the day-to-day operations until you can figure out who the permanent chief is going to be. . Praises to the county fire department by the way since they seem to be doing something right in this county. At least their chief isn't under indictment or investigation.

A word of advice to the commissioners, If it ain't broke - Don't try to fix it.