|KURRUS & SCOTT - TWO TURDS IN A BUCKET|
The two shill candidates in the mayor's race run-off are trying to convince voters of why they should be elected.
We are going to give you some reasons why you should stay home and not waste your time voting for either of them as a protest against bad government.
In spite of what both candidates have said, the city is run by the City Manager and the Board of Directors. It will take a vote of the people to change that.
The mayor can make proclamations, break tie votes and cut ribbons at openings, but real power lies with the city manager who has control of city funds and the ability to hire and fire employees, with the consent of the board which can fire the city manager.
Howard Kurrus (yes, his real name is Howard) is supported by the Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, a group headed by a piece of shit that has no business wearing a badge.
|JOHN "SMACKMYBITCHUP" GILCHRIST - LRFOP PRESIDENT|
The LRFOP president has a documented history of domestic violence and was once fired from LRPD in part for untruthfulness.
Gilchrest got his job back via the stacked Civil Service Commission.
Glichrist donated $500.00 to Kurrus.
Gilchrist used his position with LRFOP to try and smear Frank Scott, Jr. Howard did little to protest until after the damage was done.
CNN ran a story about the Willie Horton style attempt to smear Scott.
Fine folks backing Kurrus and remember most all LRPD officers and FOP members don't even reside or vote in Little Rock.
They support him because he thinks LRPD can investigate itself and a citizens review committee is not needed.
Kurrus see no problems with at large members, in spite of a scholarly study by Hendrix College that points out that at-large positions put white males in office as opposed to ward elections that put females and minorities in office. You can read that study by clicking here.
Kurrus came into the race after Stodola dropped out. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that he got in as Stodola's replacement at the urging of business leaders and the Chamber of Commerce.
Kurrus took campaign contributions from the Chamber of Commerce fronted political action committee. The CoC gets $300k from the city with no stings attached as to how it is spent and there is no accounting of how the funds are used.
Kurrus also accepted funds from the Arkansas Realtors PAC , a group that fights against laws for tenant rights.
That's not a surprise as Kurrus is an owner of a property company and has more in common with shitty landlords than the tenants that fall prey to them.
Kurrus also accepted illegal campaign contributions from two business entities a violation of Arkansas laws. This was documented on a Campaign Contribution and Expenditure report he filed on October 30th.
|KURRUS SIGNED HIS CCE HIMSELF|
Kurrus is an attorney and officer of the court and should know better. His CCE lists that he has no campaign treasurer to blame.
Kurrus filed an amended CCE on November 1st, but the violation still stands as the fund were accepted in the first place.
We have filed a complaint with the Arkansas Ethics Commission concerning Kurrus' acceptance of the illegal funds.
We filed one earlier in the year against a judicial candidate for the same thing, the funds in that case were also returned but the Ethics Commission found he violated the law and imposes sanctions. You can read about that case by clicking here.
Kurrus touts his experience on the Little Rock School Board, the one that was in charge of the district when it failed and went under state control.
He touts that he is a leader because he was appointed by Johnny Key, the unqualified head of the Arkansas Department of Education. Key could only obtain that position after the law was changed to permit his unqualified ass to hold it.
Guess what? The same thing had to be done for lawyer Kurrus. He was not qualified to hold the position of a school district superintendent and a waiver was made by the unqualified Director of the Department of Education.
Kurrus often states he was fired as LRSD superintendent by Key.
Nope. Read this and then watch the press conference where his departure is discussed. Don't laugh at the single person clapping.
Reverend Frank Scott, Jr. (by the way, we could not find that associate pastor Rev. Scott has any ministerial credentials filed in Pulaski County)is just as bad as Kurrus, maybe worse.
Lets start off with a bang.
Scott has a secret that he does not want anyone to know about and he had the records from his criminal case sealed to keep folks from knowing about his dirty secret.
We had a tip that Scott was pulled over by the Arkansas State Police for a possible driving while intoxicated offense. A video of the traffic stop allegedly shows Scott acting in a belligerent manner dropping the race and and then the commission card (He was a Highway Commission at the time according to our source). Nothing like a public official trying to use their position to influence another public official, in this instance a law enforcement officer.
So we fired off a Freedom of information request to the Arkansas State Police:
We got a rapid fire response back:
What the State Police said speaks volumes - records responsive to our request are EXEMPT. Exempt under a section of the Arkansas Code, the CRIMINAL CODE more specifically.
We cannot say for certain what the criminal charges were against Scott and the disposition of the case. UPDATE: a confidential source that has access to the sealed records told us that the charges involved DWI & prostitution. "Rev." Scott continues to ignore our requests for comments. To clear this matter up all he has to do is come clean. #ItsTime.
Rev. Scott isn't saying either. He refused to respond to a request for a comment or explanation.
Rev. Scott also took that dirty money for the Arkansas Realtors PAC. He justified his taking the dirty money from a group that fights against tenant rights by saying he could take campaign funds from folks he didn't agree with - no problems there.
We will remind Rev. Scott of this verse:
Can the church say amen?
Rev. Scott also used campaign funds to pay for a lot of airline tickets.
Wonder if he used that expensive piece of luggage he got from fellow highway commissioners when he was booted off?
It's unfortunate that we have poor choices for our next mayor.
Boycott the ballot and don't vote for either of these shills.