Friday, March 27, 2015

Watch a Monsanto Lobbyist Claim a Weed Killer Is Safe to Drink but Then Refuse to Drink It

"I'm not stupid"
http://time.com/3761053/monsanto-weed-killer-drink-patrick-moore-lobbyist/
READ ABOUT: Little Rock's Newest Corrupt Police Chief Kenton Buckner


A lobbyist for Monsanto, who claimed the company’s Roundup weed killer was safe for humans to drink a large quantity of, refused to consume some himself when offered it during a television interview with French cable channel Canal+.Patrick Moore told the journalist that the active ingredient in the herbicide, glyphosate, was not causing cancer rates in Argentina to increase.
“You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you,” he said.
But when the reporter told him that they had prepared a glass and invited Moore to drink it, he refused, saying “I’m not stupid.”
“So, it’s dangerous?” the interviewer asked.
“It’s not dangerous to humans,” Moore replied.
He insisted that people “try to commit suicide” by drinking Roundup but “fail regularly.” Moore then walked out of the interview.
Last Friday, the World Health Organization’s cancer-research arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer,classified the widely used herbicide as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top 50 City Government Blogs


Top 50 City Government Blogs

It doesn’t matter if your city is populated into the millions or encompasses only a few hundred people. They all have city governments that can range from a department of thousands to a temporary meeting place with a part time staff. Although the average citizen may just think of government as an entity that solely exists to tax and spend, there is more going on than that. At least from their own writings.
To see for yourself, check out the below top 50 city government blogs. They are authored by everyone from well-known mayors to citizen watchdogs. Read them to learn how a city budget works, how townhall meetings are conducted, and even to see the inner workings of a police department.

READ ABOUT: Little Rock's Newest Corrupt Police Chief Kenton Buckner

Top City Mayor Blogs

These mayors run larger cities and blog all about it.
  1. The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles
    Stop here for the blog of Antonio R. Villaraigosa, the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles. The blog is used as a way for the mayor to check in on issues such as city clean up and city employment. There is even a special section where you can send in your questions to the mayor.
  2. Mike Bloomberg
    The mayor of New York, Mike Bloomberg often makes news. Read headlines released by his own office with a visit here. You can also get videos and links to his other sites.
  3. The Mayor Blog
    R.T. Rybak was elected Mayor of Minneapolis in 2001 and was re-elected again in 2005 to serve another term. His blog keeps up to dates with his dealings and policies in his city. Top posts are on property tax increases and how neighborhoods and taxpayers can work together.
  4. Mayor Slay
    Francis G. Slay was sworn in as the 45th Mayor of the City of St. Louis on April 17, 2001. He was also reelected in 2005 and again in 2009. In addition to the posts, you can also follow him on Twitter.
  5. Our Next Mayor
    The city of San Francisco is currently in between mayors. Check out this blog to see how they got into this predicament and how the new one will be elected. In the meantime, there is:
  6. Gavin Newsom’s Blog
    He is the former Mayor of San Francisco. Check out the days he first held in office all the way up to his last on the blog. There are also other city government resources.
  7. Mayor McGinn
    Stop here for the official mayor’s blog for Seattle, Washington. Michael Patrick McGinn was elected the 52nd mayor of Seattle in November of 2009. One of the latest posts was on guaranteed tuition for 8th grade students.
  8. Mayor Vincent Gray
    What does a mayor have to do to get arrested? In a recent scandal, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray literally provided the answer to that question. You can check out more on his official newsfeed.
  9. Office of the Mayor
    Click here for the office of Miami Mayor Tomas P. Regalado. You can get the latest news, as well as video messages from the mayor himself. Other city offices are also featured.
  10. Office of the Mayor
    “Chicago style politics” come here on the mayor of the city’s official page. Richard M. Daley features a newsfeed, as well as a personal message. You can also check out his YouTube channel.
  11. Mayor’s Blog
    Stop here for the blog of the mayor of the largest city in Alaska. Dan Sullivan is mayor of Anchorage and has a Twitter feed along with a blog. You can also get loads more information on the city government via the links.

Top Smaller City Mayor Blogs

Although you may have never heard of these cities, you can learn more about what a mayor in a smaller town does in these blogs.
  1. High Street Beat
    This is the personal blog of John Landwehr, mayor of the City of Jefferson and his wife Peggy. Located in Missouri, he often updates readers on the state of the city but has been known to go off topic for items such as books and film. You can also get links to local government, such as the city office and several high schools.
  2. Mayor Graham’s View
    New York’s North County region has a voice in this blog. Mayor Jeff Graham discusses everything from the latest local happenings to items in global headlines. Humor and inspiration are often the topics of posts.
  3. Mayor’s Blog
    Visit here for the blog of the Mayor of San Clemente, California. Also a standout for offering the views of a woman mayor, Lori Donchak. She also makes it a point to often answer her reader’s questions.
  4. The Mayor’s Blog
    Mayor Van Johnson leads up the city of Apalachicola, Florida. His goal by blogging is to keep his residents informed. A youth center was the topic of the latest post.
  5. The Mayor’s Blog
    Molly Ward may have used a generic blog title, but she stands out for her attempt to give readers a sense of the job of mayor and how it affects everyone from Hampton, Virginia. A recent post included thoughts on Wal-Mart.
  6. City of Fremantle Mayor
    Brad Pettittt is the mayor of this Australian city. Get a real treat and see how city government is done overseas here. There are also links to many other local city offices.
  7. Mayor Jim Maley’s Blog
    He is the mayor of Collingswood, which is located in New Jersey. Entries are on happenings, thoughts, and updates. There are also listings for what to see if you are in the city.
  8. Mayor’s Blog
    Dave DeOme is the mayor of Lakeway, Texas. His blog includes news and information updates. Although he can go a while between entries, the blog is still worth a look.
  9. Mayor Cohen
    Click here for the official blog of Josh Cohen, Mayor of the City of Annapolis. Located in Maryland, he has lived there his whole life before being elected mayor in 2009. Check out his blog for updates, statements, and even a Twitter feed.

Top City Government Manager Blogs

City managers are often charged with the day to day tasks of running a city and can be read more about in the below blogs.
  1. Blog from the Office of the City Manager
    This city manager serves the town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Bernard F. Lynch writes on everything from the budget to public service. One of his latest was thoughts on a local photography contest.
  2. Ventura City Manager
    Rick Cole is the city manager of this California town. His goal is to provide a civic forum for real time news and dialogue. A recent post was on the price of austerity.
  3. City Manager Blog
    Charlie Meyer is the city manager for Tempe, Arizona. To differentiate from other city government blogs, he includes a brag board with the best in letters he has received. You can also get blog entries on the latest news.
  4. City of Evanston
    Although intended as more of an update for the entire city, this blog is authored by its city manager, Wally Bobkiewicz. Located in Illinois, the city of Evanston’s blog often involves the latest news.
  5. City Manager’s Blog
    Fran David proves that city managing isn’t just for men. She is the Hayward, California city manager and has worked in the office since 2006. Categories include good government, hot topics, and reflections.
  6. City Manager’s Blog
    Steve Pinkerton has been the city manager of Manteca since 2008. With two master’s degrees, he has served in many city government positions across California. One of the most recent posts was on unions.
  7. City Manager’s Blog
    Theodore Staton authors this blog from the city of East Lansing, Michigan. Home of MSU, the university often takes center stage. Thoughts from a city manager are also shared.
  8. City Manager Blog
    Randy Robertson is the city manager on this blog and in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. He hopes to use the blog as a way to keep his readers informed and share his passion for the city. He also has a Today in History section.
  9. Belvedere City Manager’s Blog
    Located in Marin County across the bay from San Francisco, this city is just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. George Rodericks is the city manager of Belvedere and uses the blog as a forum for information, feedback, and a behind the scenes synopsis of Belvedere issues. Some of the latest were on public hearings.
  10. Rick Getschow
    How does it feel to be recently appointed as a city manager? Rick of Eden Prarie, Minnesota knows how and has just started a blog on it. You can even find the archived blog of the old city manager.

Top City Government Blogs

City council, departments, commissions, and other offices round out these blogs.
  1. City Hall Blog
    City Hall reporters Rudolph Bush and Steve Thompson provide political junkies with in-depth features, breaking news, and off-beat coverage of Dallas government. Readers are even encouraged to join the conversation. There are also interactive resources on the budget for the viewing.
  2. John Sims, Cooper City Commissioner
    He works in the town of Cooper City, Florida and was elected in 2007. His goal is to make government run like a big business. See more with a read of his thoughts and plans on the blog.
  3. Councilor Ari Herzog’s Blog
    He was elected to the Newburyport City Council for a two-year term in January 2010. Ari is also a chair of the Neighborhoods and City Services Committee and a member of the Budget and Finance Committee. The blog is oriented towards providing transparent government in Massachusetts.
  4. Council District 15
    This district is located in Los Angeles. Simply click on the Blog section to read. You can also get other city resources and community happenings on the homepage.
  5. Commissioner Scott Maxwell
    He is the commissioner of Lake Worth, Florida. Learn more about who he is and what he does on the blog. Standout choices include “How Your Taxes are Used” and “Response to City Budget.”
  6. The Red Room Blog
    This is the blog of the New York City Council. Highlights include many videos of council happenings. Low points include not being regularly updated.
  7. Commissioner Randy Leonard’s Blog 
    Get city hall news in Portland from Randy and his staff here. You can choose from fire, water, and other Portland entries. One of the latest posts was on the proposed budget.
  8. City News Blog
    Stop here to get news on the city of Lakeland, Florida. The local government here strives to be accountable and accessible. There are also tools for living in, doing business, and other services you can learn more on from the city.
  9. A Job Worth Doing 
    Mike Morgan is a city council member in Trinidad, California. Doing a job he feels is important, the blog shares issues and even a chance for readers to share how they feel about them. However, with few regular entries, this blog could use more updating.
  10. Lockhart, Texas Frank Estrada
    He is the former Mayor Pro-Tem of Lockhart Texas. The blog often includes thoughts on the latest government issues. However, blog updates are sparse.

Other Top City Government Blogs

These city government blogs fall into a category of their own.
  1. City Watch
    An insider’s look at the City Hall of Los Angeles is featured on this blog. Mr. City Watch includes politics, perspectives, and participation. Daily entries, thoughts, guest bloggers, and much more are all reasons to visit.
  2. Mayor Bloomberg, King of New York
    Suzannah B. Troy Artist is the blogger here and watcher of all things Bloomberg. Believing that Mayor Bloomberg will be reelected for a third time, she uses her blog as a keeper of reasons for why not to vote for the incumbent. Recent posts are on editorials and commentaries that have been sent in on the mayor.
  3. The Chief’s Corner
    Tom Casady is the police chief of Lincoln, Nebraska. He is also your blogger and has been in the department since 1974. Check out what life is like as the head of a police department with a read.
  4. LAPD Blog
    Get the blog of an entire police department here. One of the mostwidely known names in policing, the Los Angeles Police Department makes many announcements via the blog. You can also learn more about its current police chief and crime tips.
  5. Mayor Sam
    He and others write the blog as an ex-mayor and with a focus on the city of Los Angeles. He believes that inevitably city officials stray from the purpose they were elected for. The blog chronicles what local politicians are up to.
  6. Wes Blackman’s Blog
    He has worked in several positions for state and local governments. He is now part of a planning and zoning consulting firm and writes all about his hometown of Lake Worth, Florida. Check out his thoughts and city updates on the blog.
  7. George Esbensen
    He is the fire chief of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Check out what life is like as the head of a city fire department here. In addition to fire safety, he also writes about traffic, news, and other related items.
  8. Eye on Williamson
    This blogger’s goal is to monitor and report on the happenings in the county government of Williamson, Texas. Categories include education, spending, and many other local affairs. A recent entry included thoughts on a yacht tax cut.
  9. City Room
    Clyde Haberman takes on compelling events and people in the news. He pays particular interest to government, politics, and related issues in his blog for “The New York Times.” Amazing neighborhood finds are also a must read for anyone in the area.
  10. Corruption Sucks
    If you are part of city government, this is one blog you don’t want to end up on. It chronicles the many instances of corruption both in local and federal government. A recent entry was even on an allegedly corrupt city manager.
Be sure to check back often and update the list of top 50 city government blogs. With bloggers constantly being reelected or falling into the latest scandal, they are assured to change with time.
READ ABOUT: Little Rock's Newest Corrupt Police Chief Kenton Buckner



Friday, March 20, 2015

Kenton Buckner: Corrupt Police Chief of Little Rock



New Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner has a very deep history of back-door corruption that has followed him from KY, no wonder he wanted to escape his old job. 

All the dirty backdoor shit that he's done was finally catching up to him 

Don't you DARE bring that fucking dirty-ass corrupt shit to Little Rock *DIRTY COP*, 'cus we ain't having it! 

I have YOU on audio BLATANTLY & under color of law violating Federal civil AND CRIMINAL law. 

You have declared war upon the Creole Houma-Choctaw People, we shall respond.

This is an enlightening story of how this corrupt "officer of the law" helped to bury/coverup the wrongful murder conviction of an innocent person just so it would not embarrass his law enforcement buddies that fucking botched the investigation and blamed a 100 lb ('soaking wet') one-legged woman for killing her 200 plus lb boyfriend then dumped his large body over a fucking bridge. 

THIS is what the State Police claimed that happened, lol. 

Well, one of Buckner's GOOD cops under his former command found out who the REAL killer was and reported it. The citizens loved this good cop for it, his fellow officers including Buckner put him through hell and tried to destroy his life in retaliation. 

This is surely not the man that should be leading Little Rock during this crucial time in Little Rock affairs and the Creole Houma-Choctaw Nation calls for his immediate resignation or firing, whichever comes first.

The very definition of cronyism to the letter!

Cold Busted

Kenton Buckner continues the legacy of corruption and keeps it's spirit alive in Little Rock.

As long as he leads the LRPD his shadow of corruption and civil rights violations shall darkly dim the confidence that we citizens have in the LRPD as well as the leadership that hired and supports this obvious crony.

Remember, this ain't no opinion at all, the Creole Houma-Choctaw Nation has audio proof of federal crimes and corruption including LRPD Asst. Chief Bewley & Kenton Buckner on AUDIO violating federal criminal and civil law, feel free to request it by email: aidcommission@gmail.com 

THIS is the blatant Jim Crow legacy of covering up the crimes of criminal police officers that pervade the ranks of a dept supposedly tasked with the protection of us all.

He is certainly head Bo-Bo whip-holder of the plantation. Step & Fetchin'  to his Masta's biddings for a bloody & corrupt paycheck. Fuck off Buckner. Get the fuck out of my town you fucking RICO criminal. Your corruption sucks.

The gig is up Kenton, you are in Creole country now. 

You cover-up documented crimes and forestalled investigations against the Creole Houma-Choctaw by dirty cops well-busted, you have declared war upon my people, indeed. E Pluribus Unum.

Questions Remain in State Police Investigation as Louisville Police Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

http://wfpl.org/post/questions-remain-state-police-investigation-louisville-police-settle-whistleblower-lawsuit

The Louisville Metro Police Department has settled a whistleblower lawsuit from an officer who alleged he was retaliated against for helping a woman whose conviction followed a Kentucky State Police investigation that's been called into question.
Dirty Cop Kenton Buckner & City Manager Bruce Moore
The lawsuit—filed initially by one-time narcotics detective Barron Morgan and later joined by Lt. Richard Pearson—also alleged that the state police trooper who led that investigation lied under oath, tampered with evidence and intimidated a witness to maintain the questionable conviction.
Morgan, who was transferred to a patrol position, asked for $400,000 and reinstatement to the LMPD narcotics unit; the department instead agreed to pay $450,000 but would not give Morgan back his old job, said Thomas Clay, Morgan’s attorney. LMPD and Morgan agreed to settle on Tuesday. Pearson is challenging a five-day suspension; his case has not yet been resolved.









Lt. Richard Pearson, Threatened by Kenton Buckner by phone






Credit Louisville Metro Police
Dirty Cop Kenton Buckner
Morgan and Pearson allege they were retaliated against by superiors who felt Morgan’s inquiries into the closed state police case would upset the department’s cozy relationship with KSP, according to court documents. The allegations in the court documents also suggest that Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad have a friendship that goes back to their college days.
The lawsuit revolves around the case of Susan Jean King, a Spencer County woman who state police Sgt. Todd Harwood  arrest for the 1998 murder of her ex-boyfriend, Kyle “Deanie” Breeden.
A ‘Cold Case’ Warms Up
Two fishermen found Breeden’s body in Henry County in 1998—and state police detectives concluded that none of their original suspects, including Susan Jean King, was the culprit, investigative reports said.
The case went unsolved for nearly eight years.
On May 22, 2006, then-trooper Todd Harwood was assigned to investigate the Breeden “cold case,” according to a commendation he received.
King was indicted in 2007. 
She’d taken the advice of her public defender at the time and pleaded guilty with an Alford plea on charges of manslaughter and evidence tampering, meaning she did not concede guilt but agreed that prosecutors had the evidence to convict her.
The alternative was life in prison.
But Harwood’s investigation is riddled with inconsistencies, according to allegations made in three separate lawsuits—two filed filed on behalf of King and the whistleblower lawsuit.
In April 7 testimony  to the Spencer County grand jury that indicted King, Harwood didn’t mention that before Breeden’s death King had a leg amputated at the hip following a traffic accident. She uses crutches or a wheelchair to get around. Police records indicate that Breeden’s body was thought to be thrown over the Gratz Bridge.
Dirty cop Kenton Buckner sworn in
on new city to predate upon.
“Is she a bigger woman than him?” asked one of the grand jury members. “Does she get him down and shoot him, or—”
“No,” Harwood replied. “She’s actually a very, very small woman. I mean, Susan King is probably 100 pounds wet.”
Another question posed by the grand jury concerned how King was able to physically manipulate Breeden’s body.
“I don’t know if she was capable of it by herself,” Harwood said.
In a filing in the 2013 whistleblower suit, Innocence Project director Linda Smith alleged Harwood committed perjury when he provided “testimony about ballistic evidence which was demonstrably false” to the Spencer County grand jury which indicted King.
In May 2012, King asked for a new trial. To the Spencer Circuit Court, her lawyers submitted Innocence Project investigators’ point-by-point refutation of Harwood’s investigation. The documents mention an interview with an unidentified KSP trooper in the agency’s “firearms department" that would cast doubt on ballistics evidence used against King. The trooper told the Innocence Project that degraded fragments of a .22 caliber round that Harwood recovered from King’s residence “was not consistent with the .22 caliber magnum bullet removed from the victim,” Kyle Breeden.
Morgan was also aware of the ballistics question.
“Morgan stated that this match would have been impossible due to the fact that the weapon and the bullets found were not compatible,” Pearson wrote in a April 2013 Louisville Metro Police memo to Conrad.
King, then a hairdresser in Eminence, Ky., spent six and a half years at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Peewee Valley as a result of Harwood’s investigation, and was released in November of 2012, Smith said. A Spencer Circuit judge denied her request for a “new” trial in an October 2012 order and opinion, stating that it would be “inappropriate” because King entered a guilty Alford plea and no verdict existed that could be changed. The question of a new trial  is currently with the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
The Spencer Circuit Judge, Charles Hickman, also wrote: “If King had a prior trial, rather than entered an Alford plea, the Court agrees that Jarrell’s confession would be evidence that ‘with reasonable certainty, change the verdict or probably change the result, if a new trial was granted.'”
On May 20, 2009, KSP Commissioner Brewer awarded Harwood with a special commendation for his work on the Breeden case.
“The determination, commitment and professionalism of Trooper Harwood exemplifies those standards held in highest regard by the Kentucky State Police,” Brewer wrote in the commendation letter. 
But for all the evidence that purports to show King’s innocence, it was a confession from another party that set in motion the events that would make Morgan a thorn in the side of his superiors.








Richard Jarrell
Credit Kentucky Department of Corrections
A Confession to a Closed Case
Richard Jarrell first came to the attention of law enforcement when he was arrested in Louisville two years ago following an attempted murder of one of LMPD Det. Barron Morgan’s drug informants.
It wasn’t long until Jarrell began opening up to Morgan about a string of murders in the hopes of reducing the sentence of his “brother,” who was apprehended on federal charges in another state.
In police reports and LMPD e-mail correspondence included in the whistleblower lawsuit, detectives tell how Jarrell brags about the number of people he’s killed.
“Detective,” said Jarrell, according to Jefferson Circuit Court documents. “I killed a lot of motherfuckers.”
Morgan immediately contacted LMPD homicide Det. Russ Scott, who conducted an interview with Jarrell where he intimated having murdered at least two people in the city. But when it came to the killing of a Spencer County plumber—Kyle “Deanie” Breeden—Jarrell went into explicit detail, according to Jefferson Circuit Court documents.
According to those same records, in the telling of the murder to LMPD homicide detectives, Jarrell said Breeden had stolen $20 from Jarrell to buy crack cocaine—and that was initially his motivation to kill Breeden. But Jarrell told police that he really killed Breeden “just to do it.”
On an October afternoon, Jarrell told police, he lured Breeden to an abandoned house under the pretense of picking up some money from his father to celebrate his 21st birthday. Breeden approached the cattle gate fence where Jarrell fired a .22 caliber revolver from his coat sleeve, and fired a shot into the back of his “best friend’s” head.
“I blowed his fuck’in brains out,” Jarrell told LMPD, according to a police report included in the motion for a new trial to the Spencer Circuit Court.
Jarrell told police he fired another shot in the back of Breeden’s skull for good measure before dragging the body off to the side of the house.
Worried that the body might be discovered, Jarrell said he returned to the scene sometime later and hauled Breeden’s lifeless frame into the trunk of his car after tying the body to a concrete block with a guitar amplifier cord.
Jarrell made it to the Henry-Owen County border where he stopped on the two-lane Gratz Bridge. The overpass was well lit, he said. No cars were coming from either direction, so Jarrell popped the trunk.
Laughing to detectives in his confession, Jarrell said he wrestled the “fat piece of shit” out and dropped the nearly 200 pound body some 40 feet into the Kentucky River.
At the time of Jarrell’s interview with LMPD, Breeden’s murder had been solved four years earlier by KSP Sgt. Harwood after he arrested King, who was serving a 10-year sentence.
A week after receiving this confession, the KSP’s Harwood—who had declined to interview Jarrell while Jarrell was in LMPD custody—visited him in the Louisville jail, according to allegations in the Jefferson Circuit Court case.
After that, Morgan said, Jarrell declined to talk further about any information he had.
“I re-interviewed Mr. Jarrell the following week and he informed me that Sgt. Harwood came to the jail and interviewed him,” Morgan told LMPD assistant chief Kenton Buckner in a May 2012 e-mail that is part of the lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court.  “He continued stating that he got the impression that Sgt. Harwood wanted him to keep his mouth shut and not talk about the Breeden case.”
Harwood denied pressuring Jarrell to change his confession during a two-day hearing in a Spencer Circuit Court in July 2012. State police also said there were major inconsistencies in Jarrell’s telling of the murder, including the time of Breeden’s death, the type of vehicle Jarrell was driving and the lighting on the bridge.
In a state police interview, days after the KSP investigator visited the city jail, Jarrell recanted to having killed Breeden altogether, according to a Spencer Circuit judge’s order denying King a “new” trial.
In the same document, Jarrell indicated to state police that he’d been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was taking medication for the condition.
According to the whistleblower lawsuit, Morgan’s actions following this series of events would upset his Louisville Metro Police supervisors, laying bare their chief concern: Don’t upset Kentucky State Police.









The Gratz Bridge
Credit Google Maps
KSP, LMPD Relationship At-Risk?
Pearson gave Morgan permission to contact the Kentucky Innocence Project and Morgan was even encouraged by a prosecutor in the Jefferson Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, according to documents filed in court. The non-profit group had been independently looking into King’s case for at least three years, and was eager to hear what new evidence Morgan had.
















Kentucky State Police Rodney Brewer
Credit Kentucky State Police
Two weeks after Jarrell gave police his confession, the Innocence Project filed a motion for King in Spencer Circuit Court to request a new trial for her.
While Spencer Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman commended Morgan for sharing the information so quickly, some Louisville Metro Police commanders weren’t so pleased.
According to court records, their initial reaction to Morgan’s inquiries centered on how upset state police were with the city detective.
LMPD Major David Ray was among Morgan’s more vocal critics in command, suggesting early on that disciplinary action against the detective was warranted.
“Off morgan (sic) may also be making more of this than is really there,” he said in an e-mail obtained by WFPL.
Ray had also apologized on the city’s behalf to a KSP commander for “Morgan sticking his nose in this.”
In a June 2012 e-mail, Ray, who oversees the major crimes division, said another state police commander had called concerning Morgan “interfering with their old homicide case.” 
“I got the impression that this is causing some hard feelings with KSP and possibly damaging our department’s relationship with them,” Ray wrote.
Before that, Morgan alleges in the whistleblower lawsuit that LMPD Lt. Colonel Kenton Buckner cursed him out in a voicemail for sharing information with the Innocence Project. Morgan further alleged that Buckner said the non-profit group was on the “other side” and ordered the detective to stop sharing information.
In a court deposition, Buckner said he did ask Morgan about the Innocence Project’s involvement but did not recall cursing at the detective.
“If I did leave something like that, it was in a joking manner,” he said.









Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad
Credit File photo
When reporters first raised questions in July 2012 about the KSP’s handling of the Breeden murder, the media inquiry made it up the chain of command. 
Brewer immediately contacted Conrad, saying: “Steve--Just an FYI. Call me when you can.”
Five days later, the headline “KSP, LMPD wrestle over confession in 1998 slaying” appeared in The Courier-Journal.
“Conrad’s lost some weight,” KSP Commissioner Brewer wrote in a July 24, 2012 e-mail. “I think I could out-wrestle him now.”
“‘Can’t we all just get along?’” Conrad replied the following morning.
In his deposition, Conrad called the communication between him and Brewer “embarrassing and inappropriate.”"Steve--Just an FYI. Call me when you can." - Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer
The whistleblower lawsuit alleges that from the beginning Conrad was not happy with Morgan’s communication with the Innocence Project and that he was initially upset with the detective’s actions.
In his court deposition, Conrad said Morgan had “technically violated” LMPD policy by not contacting the proper chain of command.
The personal relationship between the state’s two top cops and how it possibly influenced LMPD’s reaction to the case is of particular interest to Thomas Clay, the attorney who represents Pearson and Morgan in the whistleblower case.
“The relationship between Commissioner Brewer and Chief Conrad certainly is a concern,” he said. “They continue to have a close, personal relationship over the tenure of their careers and according to the testimony they socialize on a monthly basis, so to me that is an issue that we certainly intend to bring into trial.”
LMPD declined to make Conrad available for comment, saying the department does not comment on ongoing litigation.
Four months after taking Jarrell’s confession to his bosses and the Innocence Project, Morgan was transferred out of the narcotics unit.
Morgan had applied for a coveted spot in Conrad’s new VIPER Unit that year, but he was denied despite being a 20-year veteran who had received commendations from the current chief and his predecessor.
Former Metro Police Chief Robert White praised Morgan in a November 2011 letter for seizing over 30 pounds of cocaine and a firearm.
A month before Jarrell’s confession, Conrad had also applauded Morgan in an April 2012 letter for a cocaine seizure worth half a million dollars in addition to more than $43,000 in cash.
Morgan is now a patrol officer as part of the departments reorganization, and has been assigned to a so-called graveyard shift. He currently makes about $15,000 less annually due to a loss of overtime and court pay. 
“Barron Morgan and Lt. Richard Pearson did the right thing by exposing the fact that an innocent woman was in prison for a crime she didn’t commit—a murder,” Clay said. “Rather than being praised and encouraged in their efforts to bring out the truth they were retaliated against and treated in a manner which in my opinion is truly despicable.”
Jarrell, who is now 36 and has allegedly alluded to knowledge of multiple murderers, is up for parole in February 2015.
In the meantime, attorney Linda Smith of the Innocence Project said she is still seeking a new trial for Susan Jean King, and has filed a federal suit to that end.
King isn’t looking for money, Smith said, but wants to be exonerated of the charges and to live “a quiet life.”  



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