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Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

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Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 16th, 2017 @ 9:30PM (4 weeks ago)

This is the least of their problems! This city is in the tank. Liberals rule. Possibility City. Sarcasm off.

Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 17th, 2017 @ 1:12AM (4 weeks ago)

That $600,000 is probably better spent on something more useful than MDTs anyhow. They could use it to hire some new talent into their Louisville office who could work alongside DJ Justice at special events to "break the ice" with Mayor.

They were all soooooo sure they'd be able to thumb their nose at Trump without losing anything. It's not the 1st time they got bad legal advice. There's been a lot of that floating around Louisville Metro the last several years.

Word to your mother.

Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 17th, 2017 @ 1:09PM (4 weeks ago)

We all new this would come as soon as the ordinance was passed. This city is playing a dangerious game with the feds but the bleeding heart social workers on the counciland and our mayor would rather take a chance losing all federal moneys to become a santuary for illegals and criminals. This whole administration from the to bottom are useless bottomfeeders who need to be removed. But we know this will never happen. As long as the handouts continue the sheeple will continue to put these clowns in office. Welcome to possibility city. Possibility will get mugged or shot.

Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 17th, 2017 @ 4:54PM (4 weeks ago)

Johnson out...pun intended. Bye, bye to that "sometimes my pants fall down", gum chewing, riDICulous jackwagon! ?'?🏻

Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 19th, 2017 @ 12:13AM (4 weeks ago)
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When life hands you lemon, make lemonade. Louisville must aggressively recruit gangster rappers to build our economy. The violent crime helps build Louisville's street cred. Build it and they will come, or at least drive by.

Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 19th, 2017 @ 10:54AM (4 weeks ago)

On Monday, an assistant attorney with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office will try to convince a judge that LMPD Chief Steve Conrad should not answer any questions regarding a child sex abuse scandal rocking the department.

Harper's attorney, Thomas Clay, believes the motion is an attempt to hide information.

Clay argues Harper went to Councilman David James about the Explorer case, urging him to contact the FBI to investigate. Clay said he believes there was a cover-up. There are now four cases filed involving the Explorer cadet program. Three of the cases were sealed in order to protect the alleged victims. Chief Conrad has refused to answer questions in regards to the Explorer Program, stating there is still an active investigation.

Council member Brent Ackerson released a statement asking the motion be denied."It's time to end the suppressing of the truth and trying to further cover-up what really has happened," Ackerson said. "If children were sexually abused, and people within the LMPD or this government knew about such or tried to cover-up what occurred, then it's time the truth came out."

Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 19th, 2017 @ 8:42PM (3 weeks ago)

https://www.change.org/p/louisville-metro-council-transfer-leadership-of-louisville-metro-police-department-to-the-jefferson-county-sheriff

Petition to Transfer Leadership of Louisville Metro Police Department to the Jefferson County Sheriff. This petition will be delivered to: Louisville Metro Council

The time has come for a change in how the Chief of Police of the Louisville Metro Police Department is appointed. This requires removing this position from the purview of the Mayor of Louisville, who has failed to take actions in response to a failure in leadership at LMPD. This petition calls for the Louisville Metro Council to amend Louisville Ordinance § 36.02 "Chief of Police" to state that the Chief of Police is appointed by the duly elected Sheriff of Jefferson County and serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff, rather than the Mayor.

The number of annual homicides reported by LMPD continues to rise. Our community saw only 48 homicides in 2013 and staggeringly saw 118 homicides in 2016. It has taken the Metro Council several years to get an admission from the Chief of Police that Louisville has a gang problem and that this gang problem could be a driving force in a number of the violent crime issues in our community. It was only after allegations against multiple officers working in the LMPD Youth Explorer program were made public that any administrative action was taken. In 2016, the Fraternal Order of Police issued a vote of no confidence in the Chief of Police and the Metro Council passed a resolution saying they believed that his leadership had become ineffective in leading the men and women of the LMPD.

The Metro Council found that the overall morale within the LMPD was at an all-time low due to the lack of strong leadership heading the department. The Metro Council reported that they had lost confidence in Chief of Police's ability to lead LMPD.

The Council urged the Mayor of Louisville Metro to ask for the Chief of Police's resignation and open the selection process for a new LMPD Chief that could lead the men and women of the LMPD with confidence, experience, transparency and forward thinking. The Mayor rejected the Metro Council resolution and left the current Chief of Police in place since that time.

The Metro Council has no power to remove the Chief of Police under current state statutes and ordinances. In order for LMPD to be restored as an effective law enforcement agency capable of protecting the people of Louisville and obtain the trust of its residents, the ordinance establishing the positions of Chief of Police must be amended. The office of Jefferson County Sheriff is better capable of selecting, overseeing and terminating Chiefs of Police than the Mayor of Louisville.

The Sheriff of Jefferson County is elected by the voters based on their law enforcement leadership credentials and has far fewer natural conflicts of interest than the office of the Mayor of Louisville. The voters can judge the performance of the police department, and the Sheriff, every 4 years without regard to the many other responsibilities falling under the Mayor. While the Mayor oversees a great number of city agencies, the Sheriff has relatively few staff and Deputies to oversee at the present time. The Sheriff can focus greater attention on the issues facing LMPD and provide better quality oversight of the Chief of the Police, while continuing to lead and oversee the Jefferson County Sheriff Office and the Chief Deputy leading its day-to-day operations. This amended ordinance would make the Sheriff the unified leader of law enforcement in Metro Louisville, placing all law enforcement responsibility and accountability in a single office answering directly to the people and the Metro Council.

Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 20th, 2017 @ 10:50AM (3 weeks ago)

They'd better order a few thousand more Shotspotters. Lots of people knew exactly what would happen when the Chief and the Mayor elected to let the west end run wild back in 2012 when they announced the "we can't police our way out of this problem" strategy. Serious crime is moving to the rest of the county. Those pretending the murder-robbery in the rich white Highlands neighborhood was a random fluke are only kidding themselves. It's the way things are going to be so long as LMPD and the courts aren't identifying putting violent thugs in prison for the longest stretches possible for any charge they can get to stick. You can't thug-hug your way out of this problem, Chief.

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2017/11/20/police-investigating-after-man-dies-shooting-portland-neighborhood/880474001/

http://www.whas11.com/news/crime/man-dies-after-shooting-in-st-matthews/493200553

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2017/11/20/8-up-hilton-downtown-restaurant-robbed/879981001/

Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 20th, 2017 @ 6:30PM (3 weeks ago)

The chief continues to impress with his hiring selections

http://www.wdrb.com/story/36885753/lmpd-officer-arrested-charged-with-assault

Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

November 21st, 2017 @ 12:18AM (3 weeks ago)

There was no shortage of officers at Light Up Louisville last year. There was and will be a shortage of officers on high crime beats because of all these details and understaffing.

http://www.wave3.com/story/36891029/lmpd-to-have-visible-presence-at-light-up-louisville

wait- didn't Final and Roadhouse solve crime with all that $$$ ?

November 21st, 2017 @ 10:22AM (3 weeks ago)

huh...you would think with those two putting in so much overtime on the street, there wouldn't be any crime left.