Reconstructing Dayton

Why do we have expensive elections when we can have smarter, better, cheaper ones?

Yesterday was an election, and unless you are a political person, you may not have even noticed it. But, you paid dearly for it. We opened up all 36i0 or so precincts in Dayton, paying rent to churches, schools and libraries (but not nursing homes this time) and paid at least 5 people to sit Read More

Our lame Board of Elections/Selections

We have new honchos at the Board of (S)Elections in Montgomery county, but, even though this sounds like a very important office, in charge of voting- and who gets on the ballot, you had no say in hiring them- you can’t fire them, and they get paid a lot of money, to hire friends and Read More

Mat Heck and his mobster mentality

It’s not just poor people and minorities who suffer under the vulgar actions of Mat Heck, its everyone in Montgomery County. Because of the way the system works, he’s basically king of the fiefdom, deciding what cases go to court and which ones don’t. Which ones they’ll fight hard and which ones they won’t. We Read More

Reconstructing Dayton unearths county corruption in the prosecutors office

Following an anonymous tip to this site, Reconstructing Dayton, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, has revealed that the Montgomery County’s Prosecutor’s Office diverted “surplus funds” into extremely large employee bonuses, which cost the office/taxpayers over $1 million. This comes at a time when the county has enacted austerity measures because of the pandemic and property values are Read More

All I want for Xmas is…

Before the tornadoes, before the mass shooting in the Oregon District, before the pandemic, the FBI arrested a few folks and called it part of an investigation of a “Culture of Corruption” in Dayton. That most of the folks they indicted were Black was about par for the course. Law enforcement in this country is Read More

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