Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I was in a local Beauty College the other day and sitting across from a young lady
telling her Client a horrible story about DA Watkins as she was calling him(the Black DA)I sat there as long as I could , one, what she was saying was not true.My working at the County 20 years told me that. I ask her for the inmates name and birth day and she called her mother to get the information and the mother was on speaker phone repeating what the young lady had said earlier. The young lady said her cousin was arrested on Sunday, went to Court on Monday and was sentenced to 6 years in TDC on Tuesday. This whole family was saying the Black DA was doing his people wrong and what was worst people were listening . I could have sit there and said nothing but I did not want a school full of young people and older Clients to leave there with incorrect information. It would have hurt Crieg Watkins. The lady gave me the information and I called the Sheriff's public information line to establish the truth. The Cousin was arrested on very old charges
and did go before a Judge to have bond set not for final disposition on her case. The DA had not even indicted her on any new charge. I told this to the Lady and other in our area and the young lady never said she was sorry about talking about the DA. I did what was right to stop the lie.
Is this the tone of the new Leadership ? With approx. 80 thousand signatures in and only 48,000 required why waste time on this. How can DA Watkins have staff to review
80,000 signatures when he does not have enough to keep the Courts running. There comes a time when people need to stop and think about what they are doing. I realize that the people who want the road will do most anything to stop Angela Hunts group but what they also must know is there is no stopping Angela Hunt because her cause is for real. The vote in 1998 was for flood control and a lot of feel good parks and etc. the wording on the ballot was challenged back then because it was not clear what we were voting on it was vague. When Mayor Miller took office the plan was changed and voted on by the Council in 2003, I think that is the first time I heard about the toll road. As past Chair of the City Plan Commission I was surprised to know in reviewing the plan that there was to entrance to the so called Trinity park
from downtown. We need relief in the mix-master what is the answer. Jacquielynn Floyd wrote today Trinity keeps us voting and voting it seem that the DMN wants you to think you have voted more then once.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Mayor please calm down, that business has been there for years. They have tried to buy property to move out of Dallas but stayed. This seem to be the first accident.We
need to see what we the City can do to help them regroup. I saw how many other people depend on them in this region. We do need to make sure it is safe and located in a place that if an accident does occur injury to people will be minimal. Please do not change all the zoning in Dallas because of one accident.Take time wait until after the Fire Department finish their work. Many of the business along Industrial were there before the State built the highway so let's help and learn not rush and lose.
All of us who have been active in and around City Hall for any length of time know the City Council has it's own Police Squad to punish people who speak out about them,
speak at city hall or if they just do not like you. They also use their Police squad to harass people as they did the Car Wash owner on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
I am not sure if the other 10 Council people use the squad but I do know for a fact the Black four (4)of 14-1 use them because I have been a victim in the past in District 8 and 7 where I own property and 5.
First time they ordered that my 12 unit Apartment building be demolish it had been set afire by unknown person. I never received notice then got a letter saying I owe the City $16,000.00 for demolition. Second time they sent bill for $516.00 for cleaning lot. Third time sent bill for $216.00 for their new in house MOW_CLEAN crew. Well some one should have told them I take dated pictures of my property daily because of past experience with the City Council Private Police Squad. I prevailed in each case because I had pictures and written documentation also signed witness statements.Think of the time and money spent that could have been used on a real Case.
When the new Council was sworn in I just knew the Squad would get some rest but low and behold, my door bell ring and guess who came to dinner? Code enforcement officer to check on an RV I had in my drive way it seem as if someone called in about an illegal size vehicle parked in my drive.
Yolanda Williams another Council candidate in District 5 had a 1980 Mercedes parked in driveway at her home in Pleasant Grove. Code Enforcement Officer record said Officer paid her home a visit on July 1,2007 about her car no one home,she saw no notice indicating he had been there, record said he came back July 8, 16, but again she got no notice. In conversation with Officer today he said they sent certified notice to another address and someone signed for it,the address belongs to Ms. Williams mother rental property, they never sent certified mail to address where car was parked, wonder why? Code Officers went to Judge C.Victor Lander Court on July 24,2007 Lander signed order at 2:30 PM for car to be picked up. City hired wrecker pick car up July 25,2007 . Ms. Williams returned home from work her car was gone and notice was in door.Why was notice in door on 25Th but no other day? When in Dallas Texas has a code enforcement complaint been filed on July 1,2007 Officer make 3 visits to house leave no written notice vi sable to the resident,get order sigh on July 24Th and car picked up on July 25Th .The City of Dallas Code Enforcement office processed one car in a drive way in 25 days and it is now in the City Auto pound. The paper work also Say's car had missing parts, well what they did not know this car stills runs and they could not have checked the motor for missing parts because that models hood can only be open from the trunk, car was locked.Car had all original body parts two tires were on flat but she still has warranty on tires. I took a look today in her neighborhood because I just did not think the Council Police Squad could be that silly if what Ms. Williams told me was true, sure enough next door to her is a car parked in a drive way it is 1967 Monte Carlo, no windshield, on flat parts missing and all been there 6 years. Across in front of her house is 1980 something Cadillac sitting on all fours been there 7 years she thinks but has not been moved. In light of what I saw and what I read on the papers signed by Judge C.Victor Lander in my opinion I believe this act is the work of the Council Police Squad and Oh how sad it is that as much as we have to do in this City, Council people use City staff and taxpayers money to get even with Political opponents. Ms. Williams has spent the day at City Hall and talking with her Attorney because she will not allow Black Officials to use their power for Political retaliation. The poor Code Enforcement staff is in the middle because their supervisors make them carry out these Council request. Mary Suhm should put a stop to it. She has to know it's going on I sure informed her about mine,the News told her about Mr. Davenport at the car wash the State came down here and investigated and found that it was true. I hope I am wrong but if it continues I will ask the Justice Department to come in because Official Oppression by anyone is Oppression and it will not be tolerated anymore.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I took the last four weeks off. Having my last surgery and just getting some much needed rest and relaxation of mind and body. Surgery was a success and four week not talking, and listening to my people lie and gossip was good for my soul.
I was born to George and Alberta Mc Gowan at Parkland hospital in 1941. I had a very good life.
I am a McGowan by DNA . People have heard Mr. William Blair tell stories about my uncle Alto one of the first Black Sheriff Deputy's under Bill Deckard. The history will help explain me.
The McGowan legacy : do good by all people, offer help when needed, stay out of other peoples business, work, do not lie and correct a lie if you hear one being told in your presence on anyone and last do not mess with people , But if people mess with you fight go with it! I now know what that means. I have let so many people make it in the last 25 years in the name of the Community would be hurt and for the better good , I let it go. I have lost money and a lot of sleep over some of the things that have been done and the people doing them.
What I learn from this last election is there is no more loyalty among some Black people. There
is no more for the Greater good of our People. Dr. King must be turning over in his grave to know he died for what has happen in the past20 years with Black people and their Leadership.
Black people are now about the almighty dollar for themselves and will not help others.
Well so much of that. Don Hill being kicked to the side by the Leaders but coming in third tells me there is still some hope with the regular people.