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The Wire: Dayton Edition

It’s been ten years since I binge watched “The Wire” television series. And like most things in Dayton, we’re about ten years behind the rest of the world as we get our own real world version unfolding in front of us. What made “The Wire” great was that it didn’t end each episode with a Read More

“A culture of corruption”- but only if you’re black

Full disclosure: Joey Williams and I first met on the campaign trail when I was running for Mayor to unseat Richard Clay Dixon and he was running for school board. I consider Joey a friend. I’ve watched him get married, his kids grow up, and his career do exactly what he wanted to do. I’ve Read More

Another Lolli making bad decisions for children

Readers of Esrati.com have seen plenty of articles about the incredible arrogance and bad decision making of Dr. Libby Lolli at Dayton Public Schools. Now, we get to see how her husband, Gene Lolli, the retire/rehire superintendent at Fairborn is just as reckless. In this mornings Dayton Daily news, the story of Fairborn hiring a Read More

2nd District Court of Appeals eclipses the sunshine laws

There will be no sunshine in Dayton. Apparently, the Second District Court of Appeals still believes that it is the responsibility of those locked out of public meetings to prove that “deliberations took place” in a meeting they weren’t allowed to attend, observe, record. This is the polar opposite of what everything that is explained Read More

Go to jail, win the lottery.

If I was a criminal wanting to get rich, I wouldn’t buy a lottery ticket, I’d just get picked up for almost anything, and spend a dozen days in the Montgomery County Jail. That’s how long a young man was in jail before he was sexually assaulted last week by another inmate. One who he Read More

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