My good friend and sister Attorney Darla Y. Williams in Indianapolis, Indiana wrote an interesting article in the Indiana Minority Report how screwed up the Circle City is under liberal leadership.
I watched a hearing on Channel 16 a few weeks back. A Marion County Judge, who was sitting on the committee, was openly irritated because the City/County officials were asking him to vote on contracts that were either incomplete, inconsistent, not updated or were flat out wrong. This is the result of political patronage jobs. “No one has to REALLY work, wink-wink, after-all, we got the juice.”
Well, this “we got the juice” attitude is why we were side-swiped with these huge tax increases; the city failed to prepare for the foreseeable. Our black leaders had “other” things to do, like secretly taking advantage of women and minority contracting opportunities, interfering with law enforcement attempts at raiding drug houses and illegal gambling houses, sneakily placing a bar in a government building, demolishing a kiddy park so they can park their Mercedes while they drink at the government bar, walking around drunk and boisterous--intimidating police officers, voters and political candidates, thwarting public debate, lying about their residency, throwing citizens out of public meetings, locking citizens out of the annual budget hearing--forcing them to stand outside in 95 degree heat--the first time in history happen, and the most scariest are the reports of the hostile, disrespectful manner in which our long-time veteran polices officers, black and white, are being treated by our black Sheriff, Frank Anderson, commonly known as “bling-bling” for the great amount of attention to detail he gives to his uniform and his many vehicles. There are rumors that officers are actually being told they cannot execute on search warrants signed by our judges unless it is approved by the Sheriff first. Morale and camaraderie within law enforcement is extremely low.
The few black leaders who will allege they didn’t commit these acts are equally shameful for ignoring their constituents concerns and allowing them to suffer.
We must now accept the reality that the city leaders in Marion County [and] Center Township have created an alliance to each other that is much stronger than their alliance to the very citizens they were elected to represent and protect. Despite the stench, despite our public outcry--they show no mercy, they remain silent, even to the Rule of Law.
The Marion County and Center Township’s political environment has the characteristics of Tyranny.
Of course, this is not new to many black professionals and contractors in Indianapolis who have been sold out economically by our leaders and mistreated…it’s just growing, and now the corruption is felt by those outside the black community. Our poor fate has runneth over. Our city is heading the way of
Our younger generation in the Black community can no longer afford black leaders who misuse the historical struggles of their ancestors; using our ancestors struggles as an instrument to manipulate and deceive, and to get a free ride. The younger generation need leaders who not only believe and invest in them, but who have the acumen to analyze, monitor and adjust the status of their constituents so as to create a strong healthy black community where opportunities exists. We need leaders who can steer us on a long voyage to economic, educational and social parity. I just don’t’ think that Monroe “sweat pea” Gray, Bart “the Developer” Peterson, Frankie “Bling-Bling” Anderson or the current Center Township and Marion County elected officials can lead us there. They’ve tried and they’ve failed miserably.
Our democratic process allows us to change our leadership if they no longer represent our interests or if they fail to protect us from the harm of their colleagues
What can we do? It’s very simple
1) Ask the Mayor or your representative to tell you something good--what have they “proactively” done lately? (That’s if you can get them to even return your phone call or respond to your letter or emails). Analyze their answer and ask yourself, are there more important, practical things we need addressing? Like those mentioned above? Is their answer “enterprising” or is it the “same old rhetoric” about powerlessness, the white man holding us back? Do they blame the OTHER party while ignoring their own malfeasance?
Editor's Note: This sounds like Detroit, Michigan. What is wrong with liberals these days? Any elected official (like Vernon Brown) who raise my taxes by 65% needs to go to jail or hell or both.
The State of Indiana's unemployment rate is 4.8% In Michigan, our unemployment rate is 7.4%. Indiana is a manufacturing state like Michigan. However, they do not have weird tax structures like Michigan (i.e. Michigan Business Tax).
Some things about Indianapolis you should know:
Estimated population in July 2006: 785,597
- High school or higher: 81.3%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
- Unemployed: 5.5%
- Never married: 31.8%
- Now married: 46.6%
- Separated: 2.1%
- Widowed: 6.4%
- Divorced: 13.1%
Estimated median household income in 2005: $41,578 (it was $40,051 in 2000)
Now look at Detroit:
Estimated population in July 2006: 871,121
- High school or higher: 69.6%?
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
- Unemployed: 13.8%
- Never married: 43.6%
- Now married: 31.2%
- Separated: 4.2%
- Widowed: 8.3%
- Divorced: 12.7%
Source: City Data
Yet, our city officials want to raise our income taxes while we have a high unemployment rate. That does not make sense.
As you can see, Indianapolis have the same issues as Detroit. We must come up with better, concrete solutions OTHER than raising taxes to keep families going in Michigan.