Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Videos of City Marshal Candidates speeches at South Bossier Assembly online

The Northwest Louisiana Tea Party Alliance has videos of the speeches of Lynn Austin, Carl Richard and Sammy Wyatt at the South Bossier meeting last night.
Seems to me that all three gave good presentations.
Watch the Videos

118 comments:

  1. If you think Lynn Austin is an unethical man - watch the video - i dont think anyone can question his integrity or qualification - if there is a person with more integrity or character in this race - i have yet to see him - and even for all the bloggers in every camp - watch the videos and it will be apparent who would serve the marshall's office best

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  2. There is NO comparison! Thanks for the video.

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  3. I attended the meeting last night and was impressed with all of the candidates. It would be hard to pick one over the other. Carl Richard did give more information about the internal workings of the Marshall's office since he is more familiar with it. I was disappointed with the turn out though, you would have thought that it would have been standing room only for such an important race.

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  4. All 3 were impressive. Carl seems to think Shreveport office has been managed better than what Johnny Wyatt did for Bossier. He should probably stay and Shreveport and wait his turn at that office. Like Sam Wyatt said, "If it ain't broke don't fix it"

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  5. Austin is a leader. I predict 55+ in the first round for Austin. We need him to serve for a while.

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  6. I've been leaning toward Sammy Wyatt, and saw nothing in the videos to change my mind. The other two gave good talks too, and it is good to be able to see them and hear them in something other than a short commercial.

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  7. I have been leaning towards Mr Austin myself. He has a proven record as an awesome leader.

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  8. Just an observation, I think if Richard had been in the Bossier marshal's office all these years he would win outright. I don't think working in Shreveport helps him much over here.

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  9. What has Carl working in S'port got to do with anything? That's like saying President Reagan wasn't any good because he was an actor...

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  10. This is too funny!! Guess who else is really a great speaker and tells the people what he thinks they want to hear on a video? Action indeed speaks louder than words!!Carl spent his entire adult life working in the City Marshal Office, and has taken every course or Law Enforcement training available for the City Marshal Office to prepare him for the office of City Marshal. He is the MOST QUALIFIED for this position with almost two decades in this Office, not the police dept, not the mayors office but this office. This will be his one and only retirement from Bossier, not his second, not his third, his first! The only Lifelong resident of Bossier City with deep roots into the community of Bossier.

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  11. I think Austin missed out when he didn't do the first round of Tea Party interviews, but he made up for it with this.
    I really didn't know a lot about him until this video. Just from the videos, they all sounded good.

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  12. Settle. Down. Auntie. You don't even live in Bossier City.
    For the record, Mr Austin will not collect a whole retirement check when he leaves the Marshal's office. Call the City HR and Ask. It just adds to the current retirement. Nothing wrong with that if the man wants to continue serving Bossier City as a fine leader. No one is counting how many years each candidate has lived in Bossier. They have all been here for years. So, It is irrelevant.

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  13. Why would Austin with just two years to retire for the third time even seek the office of City Marshal?or better still, why not stay under the protection of the Mayor's Office for the two short years?? OH! OH! I know let me answer! The Regime needs to have one of their OWN in this very important office! They are all about Control! Glen Beck would just love to look into this!!

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  14. You are right it's a conspiracy. Call Glenn Beck. Hurry! LOL

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  15. Gee, you caught us!

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  16. Anon @2:49,

    I believe you. I believe that is part of the reason he is running. Johnny died on a Friday night, Lynn was running for office on Saturday. They for sure do not want Sammy in there looking over there shoulder. They are not eorried about Carl at all. I would have kept the Glenn Beck comment to yourself though.

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  17. And Carl was running for office at Johnny's funeral

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  18. The real story is why the bossier marshals office is not supporting carl richard and he once worker with most of them. It is because they know he can't do the job!

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  19. Or is it because they think he can do the job?

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  20. That is probably it-- Another conspiracy. Call Glen Beck haha

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  21. Well, the good ol girls are behind Richard....no question about who is the most qualified. Please vote for Mr. Richard. Thanks....

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  22. McConnell and Richard! A winning combination! NOT!!! Both of you need to stay in Shreveport! You are a perfect fit there! Richard can run for their city marshal since he runs the office by himself, and McConnell can be his under marshall... They will look like Arnold Schwartzenegger and Danny Divito in the movie Twins!!! LOL...

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  23. My guess is Austin has about 40%, Wyatt about 40%, Richard about 20%. Wyatt takes it in the runoff.
    Don't everyone get excited, just a prediction.

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  24. But thats not how we do things in Shreveport I said! (Jumping up and down stomping feet)

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  25. Get Charlie over her to help out. He could be here in about 35 seconds on I-20.

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  26. "Mr. Rat, I have a writ here says you're to stop eating Chin Lee's cornmeal forthwith. Now it's a rat writ, writ for a rat, and this is lawful service of the same." Rooster Cogburn 1975

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  27. "Get Charlie over her to help out. He could be here in about 35 seconds on I-20."

    March 16, 2011 7:06 PM

    Now that was funny. I don't care who ya are!

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  28. It comes down to whether the people of Bossier want a marshalls office that is Shreveport East or if they want a Bossier office. Carl aint the one.

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  29. ??Does the city do credit checks on the candidates??

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  30. Gosh this is really getting bad, just simply vote for the candidate of your choice. I'm sure they are all good men and have their own reason for running, so just vote your choice and may the best man win! Our opinions are not going to sway anyone, give the people a break, in this day and time they pay attention and they are really smart!I wish all the guys and their families Well during this Trying time in the fish bowl!

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  31. Richard is clearly the most knowledgeable candidate, plus he is fiscally responsible. He has some great ideas. You may not like him personally or you may be closer to one of the other candidates, but he was the only one who got up and spoke about the day to day duties of a marshal's office.

    Wyatt thinks the marshal's office is a little police department. It's not. It serves the city court. And he slammed the administration prior to Johnny. Some of those deputies are still around. It may be true, but that was a dumb thing to say during a campaign.

    And Austin, I don't even know what he said. Something about riding horses and how him and Johnny saved people during the hurricanes. And he said he had to be talked into running and how it was a hard decision. A high ranking Bossier official told me at Johnny's funeral Austin was already preparing to run.

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  32. Anon 10:10

    I agree. All of the mudslinging, and dirty politics is what keeps good people from running. Vote on April 2nd, and be heard. That is what matters!

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  33. 3:29 is a sad person! with way to much time on their hands. Be nice it becomes you so! Play Fair!! No one is out to get you!

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  34. ANONymous 3:02 WHO IS US?

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  35. Richard is fiscally sound? He is the only candidate that has filed personal bankruptcy. Is that being sound?

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  36. anonymous 10:16 would be a great Candidate, fair and of sound mind and quietly states his opinion, that's what My Bossier is all about, isn't it? comment in a civil manner, more will listen to what you have to say-
    Refreashing I like it! THANKS

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  37. 10:24 GET A LIFE and Give it a Rest!! Judge not Less you be Judged!! just say something good about your candidate of choice and ask for their support from the readers, they would think more of you and your comment-It's ok I don't think God reads, MY BOSSIER so you are safe!!this time!!!!!

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  38. God reads everything. You have a very good point, this was a good discussion up to a point. Keep it positive.

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  39. @10:24 Although I never have had to, a lot of people have to file personal bankruptcy these days. It does not make them bad people.

    Richard was the only one to mention giving money back to the taxpayers, or better yet, giving money back to the police and fire departments to put more police officers on patrol and firefighters on the fire lines. He realizes the purpose of the marshal's office is to serve the court and that it is not an extension of the police department.

    If Richard did file personal bankruptcy, that's not a real concern of mine. But as a life-long Bossier City resident and voter, I continue to be concerned about how we keep putting these politicians in office that build kingdoms with our tax dollars. It is refreshing to hear a candidate talk about giving some back or putting it to a better use.

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  40. Lynn Austin and a friend of his were slayed on this site for a solid week. Now, when Bankruptcy is being discussed, we are quoted scripture and being told to play nice. I won't talk about a horse, but here is a metaphor for you: What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

    You are absolutely correct; Filing for bankruptcy does not make you a bad person. It does make one question Mr Richards ability to mangage the budget of the Marshals Office effectively.

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  41. Did anyone notice that Lynn Austin said he wants to further expand the Marshal's office to tackle crimes against the elderly?

    He didn't say a thing about what the Marshal does. He told stories about traffic congestion, about Katrina, about how safe South Bossier is, but nothing about the Marshal's office. It's not a crime fighting office, it serves the court. Period.

    If 7-8 other agencies are involved in internet crimes program, why is it always touted that if the Marshal's office didn't do it, then nobody else would?

    It's a red herring.

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  42. I watched all three tapes. I think Austin's speech was great. It told me more about who he was and what he has done. I thought it was very appropriate and informative.

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  43. I am pretty sure that Lynn Austin said he would like to include the elderly on the Internet Crimes Against Children that is already in place. I don't have a problem with that.

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  44. For everyone who thinks the marshals office just serves papers, you are mistaken. They are security for City Hall and City Court. They actually have more power than the police as they have legal authority on both civil and criminal laws. They execute arrest warrants for and with the Bossier Police Department. They are often sworn in by the US Marshals office and serve as arresting deputies for out-standing arrest warrants in Bossier and surrounding parishes. When the Bossier Police Dpt. is in a personnel crunch or a natural disaster hits Bossier, they call upon the Marshal's office to aid them in patrol. These deputies are highly trained law enforcers.

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  45. Austin's idea to include crimes against the elderly within the current infrastructure of the task force is brilliant. Adds no overhead and most likely will stop the elderly from getting dupped on internet schemes. This is more rampant than you think.

    Good idea and reveals alot about his conservative innovation. He didnt create the marshalls office, he's just gonna make it better.

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  46. I got tired of hearing Carl Richard talk about "how they do it in Shreveport" I think he should stay over there. It makes sense to me for the patrol officers to deliver bench warrants since they are in the neighborhoods anyway. Why have an additional manpower to do that when they could be working on something else. Really liked Lynn's idea of investigating crimes against the elderly!

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  47. I think people should be made aware of the fact that Carl Richard is being backed by the Islamic Brotherhood. In case you don't know, that is the same group of convenience store owners who were busted just a few months ago for drugs, drug paraphenlia, money laundering, under-age alcohol signs and selling fake goods among other various crimes.

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  48. The internet predators task force is set up to investigate sex crimes against children. I don't really think that this is a problem with the elderly. I think that is a bad idea.

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  49. I admire Lynn Austin for his loyalty and dedication, you can tell he loves Bossier City. He is the only one that didn't bail out, he stayed the course. I think he is very capable of the job. Go Lynn!

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  50. For the person who made the comment that Lynn Austin was campaiging at Johnny Wyatt's funeral: I do not hardly believe that the son of Johnny Wyatt would be supporting Lynn if this rumor had any truth. His son just wants to make sure that the next Marshal loves and cares for this city as much as his father did, and Johnny's good work will continue on.

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  51. We will soon see that negative campaigning does not work--it always backfires. Austin has been attacked, his friends have been attacked.

    His record of service is clear. No one is perfect, but he is the perfect one for this job at this time.

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  52. Is this a joke? @anon

    March 17, 2011 9:14 AM

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  53. I know that Carl Richard was promising people jobs after Johnny Wyatt's funeral. He has been wanting to run for years but knew he could never beat Johnny.

    The reason he wants to scale down the responsibilities of the Bossier Marshals office to that of Shreveport's is because he couldn't handle it. He has nothing but failed businesses and obviously poor finance skills. The man has no place in a leadership role. He should stick to serving papers and writing reports...like they do in Shreveport.

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  54. anon at 9:47 - no, not a joke. I don't quite understand how you integrate crimes against old people into a child predators internet task force.

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  55. Much to do about nothing. The position of city marshall is no more important than head dog catcher. The only difference is the amount of dough the tax payers shell out.

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  56. If Carl is elected he will fire all the Bossier Marshalls that did not support him just like they did in Shreveport

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  57. Well in that case he would fire everyone in entire office.

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  58. I would like to know if it is true about the bankruptcy and also the "Islamic Brotherhood". If true, it is troubling to me.

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  59. in reference to anonymous March 17 9:10 Please dear God tell me you have not resorted to such a vicious evil smear as to link Carl Richard to the known Terrorist group Islamic Brotherhood. This is so sick and you should be ashamed. You must be a liberal leftest that thinks the people are idiots. What in God's name would profess you even think up this awful method of defamatory slander? ARE YOU THAT DESPERATE!! I will say a prayer for you anyway!!

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  60. Richard has stated in all his interviews that he will NOT FIRE OR LET GO ANY OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY MARSHAL"S OFFICE. He stated that he is actually aware of the position they face and honors and respects their right to vote the candidate of their choice with no repercussions what so ever, HELLO THIS IS AMERICA!!
    A Signed sworn affidavit to this effect is available upon request!
    NOW WHAT!!! you will have to go to plan B, What lies or accusations can we dream up next to attempt to shock the people or discredit the other candidates?? I'm telling yall the people are alert, wide awake and extremely smart, they know everything about everything and they will determine where their valuable vote goes and to whom! You are doing your candidate more harm than Good! Politics does not give you the right to dishonor the right to have rights or to disregard the ethics of the process! Spend you time telling everyone how great you think the Candidate you are supporting is, instead of spending your time trashing ours!!!Send for your copy of; NO ONE WILL BE FIRED IN THE CITY MARSHAL OFFICE WHEN CARL RICHARD IS ELECTED! NO ONE!!SEND REQUEST TO P.O. Box 5338, Bossier City, La 71171-5338

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  61. March 17, 2011 9:10 AM

    Please let us know what leads you to the conclusion Carl Richard is backed by the "Islamic Brotherhood"

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  62. Just waiting for Carl's concession speech.

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  63. "I think people should be made aware of the fact that Carl Richard is being backed by the Islamic Brotherhood"

    That is so silly on the face of it that I didn't remove it.

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  64. Thanks, Jim So over the Top!! If we don't shake our head on this one, we are just a lost cause!!
    Ha Ha Oh Well!

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  65. 3:16 BETTER GET A COMFORTABLE CHAIR!!

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  66. ANONYMOUS 3:16
    Why is Carl Richard so important to you and the subject of your enless thoughts??
    Why so OBSESSED with a guy you think has no chance what so ever to win anyway?? Why waste your valuable Time!

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  67. I don't understand, so please explain to me. On one hand Carl Richard is saying that he will not fire any deputies, but on the other hand he says the office staff is too large and needs to be downsized.

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  68. It seems so obvious that one camp of supporters is more worried about Mr. Richard with all the untruths they are trying to spread. I have nothing against any of the candidates, but found it unbelievable that Mr. Austin would stand before the audience and state he had done nothing wrong. How can he justify the emails which if reported from the news sources are correct and allowing help from his friend on the gaming board. He should have addressed those ethics issues if he had done nothing wrong.

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  69. Did you ask Mr Austin about the emails? Or his fundraiser?

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  70. @8:55

    Regardless of how well-trained, equipped and professional the deputies are, the fact is the marshal's office is not a police department. That agency is funded by our tax dollars to serve the city court. Why have a duplication of services? We have a police department we pay to police, so the marshal's office should concentrate on serving the court. It's the same to me as if the utilities department started a task force. It's just not their job.

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  71. Too bad you could not have moderated when Lynn Austin took a 150 count beating. How timely of you

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  72. Exactly 10:32. The marshal's office actually needs to be eliminated and its resources given to the police department to do the job. In the parish, the sheriff's department performs the duties of the police department and marshal's office. Why can't the police department be given these duties and save the taxpayers some money?

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  73. Someone please explain to me what Austin said that proves his leadership abilities or his qualifications to be marshal. All I heard about is how safe south Bossier is, how him and Johnny saved the world from the hurricanes and some gibberish about riding a horse.

    And he wants to add the elderly to the task force. I wonder if he has any idea how many elderly folks surf the web. I don't, but maybe he does. I wouldn't think that would be a big problem. Just asking . . .

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  74. Matt:

    Where are Richards Bankruptcy Documents??

    I GUARN_DAMN TEE ya if Autin was currently under bankruptcy Peter Parker (yea right) would have delivered them to you---like yesterday.

    C;mon now, you challenged us to find something on the other 2 candidates. Here it is on a silver platter for you.

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  75. Austin bashing Richard, Richard bashing Austin.... and Wyatt sneeks past because no one is paying attention.... Both Austin and Richard will be scratching their heads when it is over and thinking, "what the hell just happened"....Bawahahahahahaha

    Suckers!!!

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  76. I think of Carl as the Fred Flintson of Bossier City. How can someone who has filed bankruptcy as many times as he has, manage any type of office? (Deleted) He seems to wants Bossier City to become a part of the Shreveport office, he always seems to compare and get all of his experience from them. With his speech in South Bossier this was the bases of his experience.

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  77. Richard's comparisons to Shreveport were very informative to me. He was pointing out that an agency that does so much more than the BCM (because of the size differences between the two cities) does it with only nine or so more employees. In other words, the BCM is overstaffed. And I don't get the impression he would fire anyone, but I would like to see him downsize the agency through attrition and give back to the taxpayers.

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  78. To anonymous about Lynn Austin bashing Richard. Please give me proof that Lynn has ever muttered one word of maliciousness about either of his opponnets. That is not his style. He can't control what is said on this blog so you should not speculate when you don't know the truth. Lynn has been bashed on this blog since the beginning of this race and people who know him are getting angry and perhaps taking their fustration out.

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  79. John from St. MartinMarch 17, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Cecil
    I agree with your post. I was their and found his speech more informative than the others. If people would sit back and just listen for a moment, with an objective ear, they too may see that he gave the most information about how the City Marshal's office works. Now, don't you hot heads get your feathers ruffled. I can't vote for any of the candidates because I live in a different parish and attended with a friend.

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  80. A vote for Lynn Austin (former police chief) is an endorsement of Lo Walker. Mr. Austin was CAO of Bossier City during the budget fiasco. I haven't forgotten that the whole thing seemed to be a ploy to rid Bossier City of police and firefighter positions. We have since been told that Bossier has no deficit-have these positions been refilled? From the literature handed out during the campaign it seems that Carl Richard is the only one who has any knowledge of what the City Marshal does.

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  81. Anon 9:22 Said it best.
    Our opinions don't count but those of us that that live inside Bossier City limits get a vote on April 2nd. And I am glad that the current polls show 54%, 35% and 11%
    You can guess the order. Hope everyone has a blessed and beautiful weekend!!!

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  82. The order I guess is Austin 54%, Richard 35% and Wyatt 11%

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  83. there is some talk on the blog about doing away with the marshals office, which shows how uniformed some of the voters really are as to the importance of this unit to the city, and that it is a state law that for each city court, their must be a city marshal for that court. In 2009 the Bossier Marshal's office brought in $1,992,252.00 to the City of Bossier that was collected from fines and probation. That is a lot of money!

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  84. Um, no,

    1.lA
    2.SW
    3.CR

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  85. each of these men a reason for running, but Lynn Austin is saying that he is running just to serve in an effective and efficient way. Does he mean it? You bet, he has publicly stated, on the record, that he will cut his salary by 40 percent. The only reason he is taking a salary at all is because it is a state law that he marshal must make more than the second in command. He is taken one cent more. Will the rest of the canidadtes accept the same pay, especially the one from Shreveport who is so concerned with the budget and number of employees in the marshal's office. Which, by the way, his number is exaggerated.

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  86. Voters, Marty Carlson wrote an excellent article explaining what the marshal's office duties are and why and how Johnny was able to expand the duties of his office. You can read this article in the March 9-19th issue of The Forum and you can pick it up for free all over the city. If you read this article you will see what an excellent and highly trained staff of officers Johnny commanded. Johnny Wyatt always greeted you with "hello, what can I do for you today?" He expected and demanded the same type of attitude from his staff and officers, and if he didn't get it from you, you could not,and would not, stay in his employment. He had a passion for the city and especially for the children everywhere.

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  87. 4:47,

    I don't know so I am asking . . .

    Isn't there a state law that prohibits a retiree from earning another salary in the same retirement system more than a certain percentage of his retirement salary? The law I am thinking about I believe is around 50%. But that may not apply to an elected official. And it may be the marshal is in a different retirement system than the police department.

    Anyway, before I give Austin credit for cutting his salary I want to make sure he would not do so because of the law and then giving the voters the impression he would do it out of being a good steward with the taxpayers' money.

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  88. i cant wait to see this one play out.the other two are saying HES GOING TO DO WHAT!!!this is why the common man cant compete in politics

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  89. I am not up on the details of the retirement issue, but someone earlier posted that according to the statutes, he will not be able to draw a whole retirement check from the marshal's office. Lynn Austin is in the phone book and you can feel free to call him. He will answer any questions you have. I do not say this in a malicious or sarcastic spirit, but just letting you know he will openly and honestly answer any questions you may have.

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  90. The Marshal doesn't determine his own salary.

    http://nwlatpa.ning.com/

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  91. Would anything prevent him from returning part of it even if he can't change the amount?

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  92. To Matt: He has already investigated it, he was a police cheif you know. That's is how he found out he had to take a salary and it must be higher than the next highest paid person in the office.

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  93. Lynn Austin is not giving up any of his salary. He is only saying that because people are talking about all the retirements he receives. He could have given up some of his CAO salary to help save police officers and firemen but he didn't do it. He is just saying things to get elected. Carl is doing the same thing. He says he wants to reduce the number of employees but I know of two people he has promised jobs to if the vote for him.

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  94. I thought the austin speech was well done, but having said that all of the speeches were. I know of a guy right now that leads a lot of people that is an excellent speaker, but knows nothing about running a country.

    I was a humored by austin's comments defending himself as being one of the good ole boys that the good ole boys cleaned up bossier city and the strip. He went on to say how shreveport use to be the safe place to go, now its the opposite...don't go to shreveport. I suppose he really believes this fallacy, however if you look at the bigger picture its quite obvious the demographics have changed dramatically in the last 30 years. It reminds me of New Orleans/Metarie area...where the "has" moved to Metarie and out of new orleans where the housing market became old and the people with money moved to metarie. The Bossier police are not more qualified or better managed than the Shreveport police-they are pulling from the same pool of folks in the area with comparible compensation packages.

    I guess if you want to take credit for a fine police force you have to take credit for some of the outrageous stuff that has gone on with BCPD, like shocking prisoners into confessions with a cow prod-if u don't believe that happened do your homework, the guys were sent to federal prison after the city tried to cover it up.

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  95. If it"s the good ole boys that are keeping Bossier safe with extreme measures, I say bring it on!

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  96. I would like to know what role Austin had in cleaning up the Bossier Strip. Credit has always been given to Henry Brown for that. And it seems like the mayor and some police officers went to prison, or at least were charged, for taking payoffs from the bar owners back in the 1970's. Those are the good old Bossier boys I remember.

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  97. Am I the only one that thinks this subject has passed the Ridiculous mark?? Just read the Candidates Push Cards and decide who you like the Best and Vote for them!!Don't beat yourself up because your opinion is not valued or shared! It's the negative way you present it, not all opinion givers are bad some are really civil and interesting. The voters have their own opinion, and do not need yours! But thanks anyway!!

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  98. 9:47,

    Some posters are mean-spirited or have other motives but a lot of us who read and make comments on blogs like this like to debate the issues. It's not as simple as "just vote for who you want to win and shut up."

    And I always get a kick out of posters like you who think these comments are ridiculous (lower case r), but you come to these blogs and read them anyway.

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  99. I chuckle when I read some outrageous claims. They point more to the messenger than the person to whom the aim is directed. My unsolicited advice would be to remember what my Pappy always advised me: "Don't wrestle with pigs...You will get dirty, and the pig will like it." I hope that especially Carl Richard and his family will remember this advice. He is the most qualified by far; therefore, the scared supporters of his opponents are hitting below the belt.

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  100. ps just so you know...i am no relative of Carl Wayne's...a mere supporter....and an admirer!!!

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  101. Could someone clarify if any of the 3 men have been arrested and how many times?

    Also, how many times has each candidate filed bankruptcy?

    Thanks for info.

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  102. Let me see, Austin cleaned up the Bossier Strip, saved us from two hurricanes. Does he have a S on his chest? He arrested two pedophiles? That in it self is a joke. He worked how many years in juvenile and he arrested two? I'm sure if someone looked into those two, he did not do the investigation and he was not the arresting officer. I doubt very much at all he worked 24 hour shifts at the Century Tel during that time. Big ego thats it

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  103. I BELIEVE IN HIS SPEECH I HEARD HIM SAY ONE OF THE ARRESTS WAS A FEMALE TEACHER THAT WAS HAVING SEX WITH A TEENAGE BOY WHILE HE WAS WORKING AS DIRECTOR OF SECURITY AT THE SCHOOL BOARD. SO, AS A POLICE OFFICER, HE ONLY MADE ONE PEDOPHILE ARREST.

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  104. Victor Stassi, the Marshal before Johnny, only had police department experience. He ran a good office. Johnny Wyatt had virtually no law enforcement experience (I think he used to do "ride alongs" with the BCPD in the 70's) and he did a great job. So prior experience isn't a "must".

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  105. Just checking the blog to see if any of the other candidates have offered to take a pay-cut?

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  106. He did not make the arrest of the teacher having sex with the student. That was done by a Bossier City employee

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  107. I watched all three videos and don't remember any of them mentioning a pay cut. The only one who mentioned anything about cutting back and getting rid of the wasteful spending was Richard.

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  108. Lynn Austin has promised to cut salary by 40 percent. My question to Richard is if he is so worried about the budget of the marshal's office, will he take a pay-cut?

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  109. Why are so many concerned about the City Marshall cutting his pay. That's silly. Folks have to eat. What would happen if Austin found out that he could not live on $65,000.00 a year... ask for it back?????

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  110. LISTEN CAREFULLY: NO ONE IS TAKING A PAY CUT. NOT Lynn, Carl, or Sammy. I DON'T CARE WHAT THEY SAID OR WHAT YOU MAY HAVE THINK YOU HEARD.

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  111. ano 3:12 Of course not and why would you want them too! Unless this would be their extra job or they are already drawing a retirement, otherwise they work for their salary and use it to live and support their family just like the rest of us!!

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  112. I don't expect anyone to take a pay cut. That makes no sense. But I do want them to be a good steward of the taxpayers' money and cut out the waste.

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  113. To March 20th poster wanting to know about the candidates past records. Only 1 has an arrest record. Only 1 has filed bankruptcy. Only 1 candidate has a record of failed personal business ventures. Only one cadidate has been under investigation for forging a DA's signature to fix tickets for his friends, by the way, this story is documented through the Shreveport times.

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  114. Sorry, don't remember if i included the name of the candidate on the previous post about crime and bankruptcy. Just figured everyone would know that would be Carl Richard.

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  115. Richard was not charged or convicted.

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  116. Are you denying that he has been arrested for DWI, that he has filed bankruptcy and that he indeed did forge a Caddo DA's signature to numerous tickets. I will be glad to email you the Shreveport Times article if you would print it. Of course, that is not going to happen.

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  117. He had a DWI when he was 18. As to the tickets, the AG didn't chose not to charge him. In the USA you are innocent until proven guilty.
    I know nothing about his bankruptcy, I'll take your word for it.

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  118. Richard was not charged because Caldwell had the muscle to get it dropped. It does not change the fact that he did the deed and it is not legal to forge a district attorney's signature. If you are going to break the law, how can you enforce the law?

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