Friday, September 30, 2011

Man charged in Child Porn case in Bossier City was convicted of triple murder in Ohio

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The Times is reporting that Clifford Chase II, who was arrested for having child porn on his computer when he took it to Best Buy for repairs, was convicted of the triple murder of his parents and his brother in 1974.
Apparently Chase completed his sentence, so there is an argument that he served his time so he should be left alone concerning that case.
There is also an argument that if a convicted triple murderer is living in your neighborhood, you have a right to know it.
I was not able to find a lot of details, but with some research online did find that he was still in prison in 1996, training guide dogs for the blind.
I also found these headlines from The Columbus Dispatch.

THREE MEMBERS OF A WORTHINGTON FAMILY ARE FOUND SHOT TO DEATH AT THEIR MANSION HOME; DEAD ARE ROBERT CHASE, 44, HIS WIFE, JOAN, 42, AND THEIR SON, ROBERT WHITTIER AMES, 17* Monday, February 4, 1974

19-YEAR-OLD CLIFFORD CHASE II ADMITS TO KILLING HIS FATHER, ROBERT, HIS MOTHER, JOAN, AND HIS BROTHER, ROBERT, IN THEIR HOME AT 340 TUCKER DRIVE, AFTER AN ARGUMENT Tuesday, February 5, 1974

PLEAS OF INNOCENT AND INNOCENT BY REASON OF INSANITY ARE ENTERED ON BEHALF OF CLIFFORD CHASE II ON CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED MURDER IN THE SLAYING OF HIS PARENTS AND BROTHER  Friday, February 15, 1974

THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURT OF APPEALS REVERSED A LOWER COURT RULING AND HELD THAT AN ORAL & SIGNED CONFESSION BY CLIFFORD CHASE TO THE TRIPLE HOMICIDE CAN BE USED IN HIS TRIAL Wednesday, December 18, 1974

THE PROSECUTION CLAIMED THAT CLIFFORD G CHASE II KILLED HIS MOTHER AND BROTHER BECAUSE THEY WITNESSED THE SLAYING OF ROBERT CHASE, 44 Thursday, October 2, 1975

ROBERT (WHIT) CHASE, 17, APPARENTLY STRUGGLED AND TRIED TO TAKE THE GUN AWAY FROM THE PERSON WHO FIRED TWO BULLETS INTO HIS CHEST ACCORDING TO A FIREARMS EXPERT Friday, October 3, 1975

CLIFFORD G CHASE II WAS FOUND GUILTY OF ONE COUNT OF MURDER IN THE SLAYING OF HIS FATHER AND TWO COUNTS OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN THE SLAYING OF HIS MOTHER AND BROTHER Saturday, October 11, 1975

CLIFFORD G CHASE II WAS SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR THE MURDER OF THREE MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY Wednesday, October 15, 1975

THE OHIO SUPREME COURT RULES THAT CLIFFORD CHASE MUST BE RETRIED IN THE 1974 MURDERS OF HIS FAMILY BECAUSE A COMMON PLEAS CT JURY WAS NOT TOLD HOW TO CONSIDER HIS INSANITY DEFENSE  Thursday, August 3, 1978
 
CLIFFORD CHASE, 23, PLEADS GUILTY TO THREE COUNTS OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN THE MURDER OF HIS FAMILY ROBERT, JOAN, AND ROBERT (WHIT) CHASE ON FEB 3, 1974  Tuesday, November 14, 1978

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Candidate Information Election 2011

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Just for your perusal, in case you missed them the first time, here are the announcements and profiles My Bossier has published this election season for various candidates.

Sheriff
Mike McConnell
Julian Whittington

Assessor
Bobby Edmiston
Ryal Siem, Sr.

State Representative District 8
Duke Lowrie
Duke Lowrie (endorsement)

State Senate District 37
Barrow Peacock

Police Jury District 2
Mark Toloso

Police Jury District 3
Martha Peace Reyenga
Lucy Cooper

If you are a candidate for any public office and would like to present your message in My Bossier, write it up and send it to us at mybossier@gmail.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

Candidate Forum: Martha Peace Reyenga for Police Jury District 3

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Martha Peace REYENGA
District 3
Police Juror
Bossier Parish
“Hometown Girl wishes to serve her community as District 3 – Police Juror”
After much thought, I have decided to become a candidate for Bossier Parish Police Juror – District 3. I am dedicated to bringing change to this government body.
Raised in the country (Benton) and educated in Bossier Parish schools, my mother was the late Rona Clements Peace, lifelong resident of Benton. My husband was the late Ralph Windell Reyenga of Benton. I have three daughters who attended Benton schools (Mary Moore Wilks, Rona Moore Durbin, and Winde Reyenga Chambers) and a stepdaughter and stepson (Leslie Reyenga Matthews and Matt Reyenga). My grandchildren currently attend Bossier Parish Community College, Benton, and Legacy schools.
I was employed with the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company prior to my employment with the United States Postal Service. My career with the USPS consisted of 31+ years, rising through the ranks to retire as Postmaster, Shreveport, in June 2010. I was responsible for over 350 employees--managing a 30+ million dollar operating budget. I graduated the Advanced Leadership Management Program, Potomac, Maryland.
My Postal career revolved around being a servant to the public. I want to continue that tradition by serving the residents of Bossier Parish as Police Juror. You deserve a determined individual, hard-worker, and a servant with strong values!
You will find that my strongest attributes include: an extensive leadership background, managing within budget constraints, maintaining a proper work ethics environment, and being honest.
I will support and work for the residents of District 3--bringing a much needed change to our government body!

Candidate Forum: Lucy Cooper for Police Jury District 3

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LUCY COOPER
MY NAME IS LUCY COOPER; I AM A CANDIDATE FOR POLICE JURY DISTRICT 3. MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN D. GLEASON, MOVED TO PLAIN DEALING IN 1860 AND MY FAMILY HAS LIVED IN BOSSIER PARISH EVER SINCE.
I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN PLAIN DEALING AND HAVE SPENT 60 YEARS IN BOSSIER PARISH. IN 1995, AFTER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE, I RETIRED FROM A BOSSIER CITY BASED COMPANY THAT HAD OVER 200 MILLION IN SALES
ANNUALLY. I SERVED AS CONTROLLER AND EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT. FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS I HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT AND OWNER OF COOPER’S COUNTRY CORNER WITH OPERATIONS IN NORTH BOSSIER AND EAST
TEXAS.
AS POLICE JUROR YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME TO:
  • BE COMMMITTED AND WORK HARD. MY FAMILY HAS BEEN IN BOSSIER PARISH FOR NEARLY 150 YEARS
  • ADDRESS ZONING ISSUES. SPECIFICALLY I BELIEVE THAT SURROUNDING PROPERTY OWNERS SHOULD
  • HAVE THE SAME APPEAL RIGHTS AS PROPERTY OWNERS REQUESTING ZONING CHANGES.
  • MAKE DECISIONS THAT PROTECT THE VALUE OF OUR HOMES.
  • RESPONSIBLY SPEND THE TAX DOLLARS OF THIS PARISH AND VOTE TO RETURN UNUSED TAX REVENUE TO IT’S CITIZENS.
  • SUPPORT CHANGES IN POLICE JURY MEETING TIME. EVENING MEETINGS ARE MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR
  • HOMEMAKERS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE.
  • PARISH WIDE ZONING WILL BE CONSIDERED DURING THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. SPECIFICALLY THIS WILL
  • PROHIBIT, AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN, THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FROM OPERATING A BUSINESS FROM THEIR HOMES. I WILL VOTE TO PUT THIS ISSUE BFORE THE VOTERS.
  • WORK DILIGENTLY TO FUND AND REPAIR THE OPEN SEWERAGE BEING DUMPED INTO THE FLAT RIVER CREEK OFF LINTON ROAD. THIS PROBLEM HAS EXISTED FOR OVER FOUR YEARS.
  • BE AVAILABLE TO AND RESPONSIBLY AND COURTEOUSLY RESPOND TO THE CITIZENS.
BOSSIER PARISH AND SPECIFICALLY DISTRICT 3 ARE GROWING AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE AND IT IS VITAL
THAT WE BE REPRESENTED BY QUALIFIED AND EMOTIONALLY COMMITTED LEADERS.
CANDIDATE FOR POLICE JURY DISTRICT 3
SHOW US THE MONEY
TWO YEARS INTO THIS POLICY JURY TERM, 2009, WE WERE FACED WITH A 6.5 MILLION DOLLARS DEFICIT. DURING THIS TIME YOU WILL RECALL OUR HOMES WERE ALL “RE-ASSESSED” AND PROPERTY INCREASED AS A RESULT. THIS VOTER NOW PAYS 25% MORE. WHY? THE CURRENT POLICE JURY ELECTED TO INVEST $25 MILLION DOLLARS IN CYBER INNOVATION CENTER (CIC) TAXYPAYERS WERE TOLD THIS INVESTMENT WOULD BRING 10,000 FAMILIES TO OUR AREA, PROVIDE JOBS AND CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR US.
WHAT DID WE BUY? A BEAUTIFUL BUILDING AND 58 ACRES. TOTAL INVESTMENT BY STATE, BOSSIER CITY, AND YOU AND ME IS OVER $107,000,000. THAT’S 107 MILLION DOLLARS. SO FAR WE HAVE NOT ADDED
FAMILIES, NEW JOBS, OR OPPORTUNITIES AND THERE’S TALK OF INVESTING MORE MONEY IN THIS VENTURE. AS YOUR POLICE JUROR I WILL NOT VOTE TO SPEND MONEY AT THE RISK OR CREATING DEFICITS. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF MAKING MONEY THEY MOST CERTAINLY SHOULD NOT BE MAKING DEFICITS.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK WITH ME : 318-426-1057 OR LCOOPER100@AOL.COM.
I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE YOU R VOTE FOR DISTRICT 3 POLICE JUROR.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

October Races are shaping up

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The political races are taking on a life of their own, and the first reports have been filed with the Ethics Board. These don’t necessarily reflect public support, but they aren’t a bad guide either. Go to this website to see the reports.
These are my impressions so far.
Sheriff
Julian Whittington has raised $400,000. Neither Mike McConnell nor John Hall Matlock filed.
This one probably is reflective of the race, look for Whittington by a landslide. I know I have readers who support the other candidates, but it may be time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Assessor
Incumbent Bobby Edmiston has a strong challenger in Ryal Siem. Both are hitting the streets and talking to voters. I give the edge to Bobby.
State Senate District 37
Jane Smith will carry Bossier. I think the election hinges on what support she can pull from Southeast Shreveport. Barrow Peacock has almost won a couple of elections, and this may be the big one for him. I have no prediction here.
Representative District 8
Jeff Thompson has the establishment support, but I believe that Duke Lowrie has the voters. Simply put, Jeff Thompson is being out-campaigned by Lowrie. My prediction is Lowrie in a close election.
Police Jury
I can’t begin to do the Police Jury races justice, but Marty Carlson can. Check out her columns in the Bossier Press-Tribune for ongoing coverage of the Police Jury races.
In the next few days, we will have more comprehensive coverage of the races I outlined today, including at least one endorsement.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bossier Qualifying - Day 3

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No surprises today, as only two more candidates qualified, Jerry Carter in the Police Jury District 4 free-for-all and Troy Ogletree in District 1. Looks like Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are going to be the hot police jury races. It will be interesting to watch District 9 and see who replaces Bill Altimus.
Cindy Johnston is unopposed for Clerk of Court, Henry Burns for District 9 State Representative, Robert Adley for State Senate District 36 and Dr. Chandler for coroner.  Several incumbent police jury members are also unchallenged.

Sheriff

Cindy Johnston


• Julian Whittington
• John Matlock
• Mike McConnell
Clerk of Court
• Cindy Johnston
Tax Assessor
• Bobby Edmiston
• Ryal Siem
State Representative District 8
• Jeff Thompson
• Duke Lowrie
State Representative District 9
• Henry Burns
State Senate District 36
• Robert Adley
State Senate District 37
• Jane Smith
• Barrow Peacock (qualified in Caddo)
Bossier City Council District 5
• Tommy Harvey
• Larry Hanisee
Coroner
• John Chandler
Police Jury
District 1
• Robert Brotherton
• Larry Small
• Thomas Hayes
• Troy Ogletree
District 2
• Mark Toloso
• Glenn Benton
District 3
• Wanda Bennett
• Martha Peace Reyenga
• Lucy Cooper
District 4
• Johnnie E. Jorden
• Douglas Cook
• Larry Richardson
• Loyd Dodson
• Wnfred Johnston
• Jerry W Carter
District 5
• Jack Skaggs
• Barry Butler
District 6
• Ricky Avery
District 7
• James Cochran
District 8
• Brad Cummings
• Douglas Rimmer
District 9
• Fred Shewmake Jr
• Gary Binyon
District 10
• Jerome Darby
District 11
• William Hammack
District 12
• Paul Plummer

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bossier Qualifying - Day 2

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Ryal Siem qualified today for the office of Tax Assessor. Winfred Johnston, Brad Cummings, William Hammack, Paul Plummer, Barry Butler, Jimmy Cochran, Gary Binyon and Douglas Rimmer all qualified for Police Jury. They are listed below in the updated list.
Tomorrow is the last day of qualifying, and I will publish a complete list of candidates then.
Sheriff
• Julian Whittington
• John Matlock
• Mike McConnell
Clerk of Court
• Cindy Johnston
Tax Assessor
• Bobby Edmiston
• Ryal Siem
State Representative District 8
• Jeff Thompson
• Duke Lowrie
State Representative District 9
• Henry Burns
State Senate District 36
• Robert Adley
State Senate District 37
• Jane Smith
• Barrow Peacock (qualified in Caddo)
Bossier City Council District 5
• Tommy Harvey
Coroner
• John Chandler
Police Jury
District 1
• Robert Brotherton
• Larry Small
• Thomas Hayes
District 2
• Mark Toloso
• Glenn Benton
District 3
• Wanda Bennett
• Martha Peace Reyenga
• Lucy Cooper
District 4
• Johnnie E. Jorden
• Douglas Cook
• Larry Richardson
• Loyd Dodson
• Wnfred Johnston
District 5
• Jack Skaggs
• Barry Butler
District 6
• Ricky Avery
District 7
• James Cochran
District 8
• Brad Cummings
• Douglas Rimmer
District 9
• Fred Shewmake Jr
• Gary Binyon
District 10
• Jerome Darby
District 11
• William Hammack
District 12
• Paul Plummer

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bossier Qualifying - Day 1

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The following people qualified with the Bossier Parish Clerk of Court today and are now official candidates.  I will update tomorrow and Thursday.

Julian Whittington
 Sheriff
• Julian Whittington
• John Matlock
• Mike McConnell
Clerk of Court
• Cindy Johnston
Tax Assessor
• Bobby Edmiston
State Representative District 8
• Jeff Thompson
• Duke Lowrie
State Representative District 9
• Henry Burns
State Senate District 36
Duke Lowrie
• Robert Adley
State Senate District 37
• Jane Smith
• Barrow Peacock (qualified in Caddo)
Bossier City Council District 5
• Tommy Harvey
• Larry Hanisee
Coroner
• John Chandler
Police Jury
District 1
• Robert Brotherton
• Larry Small
• Thomas Hayes
District 2
• Mark Toloso
• Glenn Benton
District 3
• Wanda Bennett
• Martha Peace Reyenga
• Lucy Cooper
District 4
• Johnnie E. Jorden
• Douglas Cook
• Larry Richardson
• Loyd Dodson
District 5
• Jack Skaggs
District 6
• Ricky Avery
District 7
District 8
District 9
• Fred Shewmake Jr
District 10
• Jerome Darby

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Code of Support

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You can sign the pledge tomorrow (Tuesday, September 6) between 4:30pm & 7:30pm, at the Bossier Civic Center.
The Code of Support provides all Americans with a simple set of promises that we can make to our service members, our wounded warriors, our veterans and all of their families in recognition of the sacrifices that they have made, and continue to make, on our behalf.
The campaign is intended to raise national awareness of those sacrifices. It will focus on asking Americans (the 99%) to sign their pledge to follow the Code of Support, and by so doing, become part of a new Corps of Support for our troops (the 1%). The campaign goal is to create a million-member Corps of Support!
Corps members are further asked to “get involved” by donating to or volunteering for one of the many vetted organizations that currently provide direct material support to the troops, our veterans and their families. This is truly a multi-organization umbrella campaign that will ultimately be of enormous benefit to our troops and their families by helping those who help them!
The campaign kicked off with an exciting “Patriots & Heroes Relay: From the Pacific to the Potomac,” and is carrying a special scroll containing the Code of Support from the west coast, along a route passing near many major military installations through 11 states, culminating in the delivery of the Code with thousands of pledge signatures to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington DC, just prior to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Candidate Profile: Bobby Edmiston for Bossier Parish Tax Assessor

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Bobby W. Edmiston is well known in Bossier Parish. He is a lifelong resident. He is a graduate of Airline High School and Louisiana Tech University, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He is married to Stephanie Delay Edmiston and they have two children, Ashley and Jesse. After graduating from College he worked in the banking industry for 14 years, finishing his career as a Vice-President with Bank One.
He has over 350 hours of education from the International Association of Assessing Officers and is a Certified Louisiana Assessor.
In 1998 he was elected Bossier Parish Assessor. He has implemented many valuable changes as Assessor. He opened a satellite office in Bossier City, to make it more convenient for citizens to use the Assessor’s office; created an interactive website for on-line use; created a GIS (Geographic Information
System) to assist in location and identification of Parish property, roads, waterways and other development features; has assembled a professional and courteous staff to provide services needed to meet Bossier Parish’s growing needs; has been a legislative leader working in conjunction with the
Assessor’s Association and our local delegation to ensure that the rights of our citizens are protected and preserved.
He has been active in our community. He serves on the Republican Parish Executive Committee, the Governor’s Interstate 49 task force, as a member and past President of the Bossier City Rotary Club,
As an Ex-Officio Director of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce. He and his family are members of Airline Baptist Church. He is also a member of VFW Post 4588. He is a member of the Louisiana National Guard and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

This week is official start of election season

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All candidates for public office this fall will be qualifying for election Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
I will post a list every evening of the candidates who have qualified on that day.
I'm wondering how many surprises there will be?
I'm also wondering if Robert Adley will have some competition.  The rumor has been that Bill Altimus will mount a challenge.  We'll see.
I also heard that Henry Burns may be challenged.  Again, we'll see.
Of course, some most of the races are already pretty well defined. 
We know that we will have a new sheriff and a new representative from District 8 when the dust settles.  Bossier City will have a new councilman for District 5, and the Police Jury will see some new faces.
Hold on to your hats, we could have a couple of good races shaping up.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bullying has Consequences

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Early last week I did a blog post entitled Remember Danielle. If you have not read it, do so now. Danielle was a 15 year old student at Parkway High School when she killed herself in May.
I mentioned in the article that Danielle had received over 100 messages from one individual, a 17 year old, encouraging her to go ahead and commit suicide.
The young man, Jason Patrick Thomas, was charged in February with Cyberbullying.
  • A. Cyberbullying is Read the entire statute (LRS 14:40.7).
    the transmission of any electronic textual, visual, written, or oral communication with the malicious and willful intent to coerce, abuse, torment, or intimidate a person under the age of eighteen.
Last week that charge was amended to Criminal Assistance to Suicide. Thomas will be arraigned on that amended charge next Tuesday, September 6th. He is represented by Shreveport attorney Elton Richey.
  • A. Criminal assistance to suicide is Read the entire statute (LRS 14:32.12)
  • (1) The intentional advising or encouraging of another person to commit suicide or the providing of the physical means or the knowledge of such means to another person for the purpose of enabling the other person to commit or attempt to commit suicide.
  • (2) The intentional advising, encouraging, or assisting of another person to commit suicide, or the participation in any physical act which causes, aids, abets, or assists another person in committing or attempting to commit suicide.
Danielle’s family has set up a Facebook page ‘Smiles for Danielle’ on Facebook designed to help prevent teen bullying and suicide. By mid-September a website will be up.