Jeff Mims

Dayton needs better police officers than the ones who pulled Clifford Owensby out of his car

Note: the day after I published this, Commissioner Darryl Fairchild reached out to me to discuss a point I made about the police ordering you out of a car as a 4th Amendment breach- is, unfortunately, untrue. Police, can do that, thanks to a bad decision, made in Pennsylvania v. Mimms in 1977. It was Read More

138 Million ways to not blow it: Dayton Commission 2021 candidates plans

Full disclosure- at one time or another, I’ve done work for Scott Sliver, Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner Sloss. Pop quiz: Dayton has a great track record of spending money on things that? A) Make demolition contractors millionaires. B) Make developers who donate to candidates wealthy. C) Let Meds, Eds, and Feds all escape any Read More

Nan Whaley can’t run for anything because…

The Dayton Daily News actually has Esrati.com scooped- only because Whaley handed it to them on a platter, but the reasoning behind this announcement is the real news: Democrat Nan Whaley said she will not run for re-election to a third term as Dayton mayor this year, which raises the possibility that she’ll seek statewide Read More

The Party should be over for the Political Parties

Winning teams have deep benches. The NFL continues to electrify week after week because of the “next man up” reality. No matter how good you are, there’s someone working to take your spot, aspiring to be your replacement. And, that’s what’s missing from American politics, with our two party system that’s all about keeping fossils Read More

Too many stories, too little time

FBI special agent in charge of the region should resign, or be fired. He’s Mr. “Culture of Corruption” law and order, and yet, his prize catch, former Dayton City Commissioner Joey D. Williams, spent only 3 months and 21 days in prison of a one year term. Nevermind the fact that Deters seems to be Read More

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