Councilman Brooks, your jumpsuit awaits

Posted June 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

June 12, 2013

Hook em up.” That’s the slang term law enforcement officers use when a suspect is placed in handcuffs. There’s a sitting city councilman that needs to be hooked up, and while we’re at it, hook up his buddy Ossco Bolton, head honcho over at P.O.S.S.E.

These two, contrived or not, perpetrated the biggest hoax on the taxpayers of this city by requesting, then receiving a $15,000 check to host noted wife abuser Floyd Mayweather for a youth motivation event. Last Wednesday Councilman (and pastor, mind you) Michael Brooks hosted a sham of a news conference in which he rambled for roughly 15 minutes on how grateful he was to the city, blah blah blah, then declined to answer any questions ever again in regard to the missing, er, stolen $15,000. Get the bracelets. Now.

The city isn’t pursuing the matter in civil court and the county isn’t pursuing the matter in criminal court, despite the fact that a check (this is the paper trail part) was issued, then it was endorsed and deposited by the receiving party, hence becoming by default a contract between the two parties. This newshound isn’t sure if a written contract existed between the city and Brooks/Bolton/P.O.S.S.E. et al, but it would sure seem pretty stupid if one didn’t, given we’re talking taxpayer money here. This newshound wants to see one thing: Pastor Brooks and ol’ Ossco Bolton and his P.O.S.S.E. buddies in pink jumpsuits, pickin’ up litter along the BRW for the next six months. That’s about $15,000 worth, don’t ya think?