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John came to Shreveport in January of 1977 when he was transferred to Barksdale AFB.

He’s been active in Shreveport politics since deciding to make Shreveport his home.

John practiced law for 40 years and he now monitors local politics. He regularly attends Shreveport City Council and Caddo Parish Commission meetings.

John is published weekly in The Inquisitor, bi-monthly in The Forum News, and frequently in the Shreveport Times.

He enjoys addressing civic groups on local government issues and elections.

 

Crump Retirement Too Little Too Late to Save Tyler?

Many Shreveport residents are in total shock over the news of the latest murders.

A white couple gave a black man a ride from Mall St. Vincent. They ended up dead, in a burning car late last night.

The bank accounts of the couple and family members had been cleaned out.

The couple has a 9 year old child and a 18 year old.

Earlier this week a pizza delivery person was murdered around midnight while in route to deliver a pizza.

News has just broken that Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump is set to retire next week on 15 November.

What reasons will be given are not yet known, and there is no doubt that embattled Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler has issue a "resign or be fired" ultimatum to Crump.

Who Tyler will name as interim chief for the remaining days of her first term is unknown at this time.

The only hope is that it will be a person capable of keeping the trains running on time and restore some hope and confidence to the Shreveport Police Department.

Tyler’s decision obviously is driven by her poor results in Tuesday’s primary.

It is doubtful that pulling the plug on Crump will boost Tyler’s diminishing chances of re-election.

Her selection of Crump, constant defending Crump while touting that crime in Shreveport is "down", and now her decision to dump Crump is reflective of her "leadership."

It’s no wonder that 76% of Tuesday’s voters pulled switches for candidates not named Tyler.

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