Clayton Luckie

Biggest criminal in the “Culture of Corruption” case is the prosecutor: Higgins sentenced to 3 years in prison instead

Full disclosure: Brian Higgins was a client, became a friend and remains a friend. I sat through the entire 7 day trial, and have a much bigger picture of what happened than what was presented to the jury. The fact that the feds were prosecuting Higgins for insurance fraud, in Federal court, doing the biding Read More

Why Dayton is demolition central

A posting on Facebook showed photos of the old Roosevelt High School. The reactions were strong, wondering why this gem had been torn down- and why Stivers was still standing. Roosevelt was an amazing building, that brought dignity to West Dayton on a scale like no other: Marble Entrances 400+ Class Rooms Two swimming pools Read More

Brian Higgins guilty on 5 of 7 charges

After a 7 day trial in US Federal Court on 3 charges of mail fraud, 2 charges of witness intimidation and 2 charges of witness retaliation a jury of 8 women and 4 men found Brian Higgins guilty of all the charges except witness retaliation. The last four charges stemmed from a lawsuit Higgins filed Read More

The Feds got coal for Christmas this year

Esrati details the saga of corruption behind the “culture of corruption” case in Dayton that only targeted black men despite clear evidence that the worst perpetrators got away scot-free.

Public records requests, Freedom of Information act requests and their importance to democracy

The NY Times headline reads “Hidden Pentagon Records Reveal Patterns of Failure in Deadly Airstrikes” and it outlines a pattern of corruption and lawlessness by our military that was responsible for killing civilians in a war zone. They were obtained through Freedom of Information requests beginning in March 2017 and lawsuits filed against the Defense Read More

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