Friday, December 19, 2008

Additional Thoughts on Above-Law Mayor

"Truth is not determined by majority vote."
-Doug Gwyn-

To ignore a legally filed Open Records Request is, to me, a serious matter that requires extra attention from citizens and media. It also requires examination by proper authorities. This situation reminds me of a quote in one of my favorite books, "Kingdom of Fear" by Hunter S. Thompson, a fellow Louisvillian:

"Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."

Will we continue to allow the mayor, a man elected by the people, to ignore the people's lawfully submitted requests for information? In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law. What do you say?


  1. Run his ass out of town with that stupid Kragthorpe

  2. Actually they have 3 days to respond to an open records request not necessarily have the info available in 3 days. With that in mind Abramson certainly is ignoring the request but dependent on the wording of the request he could have fulfilled his obligation whether we agree or not.

    Remember KORA's MUST be specific in order to keep them from sidestepping the request.

    For example when submitting a request for budget info be specific in the request with language such as : i am requesting a copy of all line item expenditures in the Police department budget.

    Not langauage such as I am requesting a copy of the recent budget. The latter type of request can be sidestepped by sayng hey the budget is on the website for full view without any specifics on the budget.

    Abramson and cronies are notorious for doing the sidestepping.

  3. I believe the FOP knows how to ask for the info. King Jerry is violating the law. He should be locked up by onee of those cops he tried to screw and prosecuted.