Lawyers, Guns, and Money or Will CAR 25 be the downfall of Mayor Dickert?

Send Lawyers, Guns and Money the shit has hit the fan, words from the song of the same name by  Warren Zevon, a singer I was big on from my days at U.W. Madison. Ah the days of my youth.

Now of course, in Racine, we have (as I see it) the great war on CAR 25, a war quickly   expanding from petty games by the Mayor of Racine to take CAR 25 over, to the courts.

See something the City does not understand is the Mayor nor the Good Old Boys on City Council can censor programing they do not like sorry.

Attempts to  do so will  get them sued, not I believe in the State courts but in Federal Court.  In fact the parties perhaps suing may not only be say myself and other local producers but ACLU and the FCC.

Does the Mayor want to  tangle with the feds or even the ACLU? Who in looking into CAR 25 issues might just discover the other dealings some in Racine think are going on? Boy would that make Racine look good.

Over the past few days. I have been doing research on the issues on CAR 25 as I see them, reading what I can going to city meetings and talking to other producers.

I believe  that should the RFP(s) go on that Mr. Brice will be right the City will find itself in both State and Federal court.

More interesting will be some of the upcoming Committee of the Whole meetings. Mayor Dickert I feel will be finding out that his Sheep are becoming wolfs, and they are hungry.



2 Responses to Lawyers, Guns, and Money or Will CAR 25 be the downfall of Mayor Dickert?

  1. Mary M. says:

    What does the law say? Can a Community access channel be for profit, or must it be non-profit? 501c-3?

    KCM: Kenosha Community Media, Inc. (KCM) works to build community through media. Help us create a better Kenosha.

    KCM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 2004, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It offers services in video production, broadcast over cable television, video sharing online, print publications and collaborative projects,.

    KCM has two divisions: Kenosha TV and Southport Press. All of KCM’s services are intended for Kenosha area residents and organizations to express themselves, to share viewpoints and creativity, and to learn more about our vibrant community.

    KCM operates from the Kenosha Media Center, 1403 Washington Road (inside the Time Warner Cable building), which also provides Kenosha TV video production equipment, a TV studio, and video editing suites.

    KCM is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. KCM staff provide facilitation in the public’s use of video production equipment at the Kenosha Media Center.

    To learn more about Kenosha TV and Southport Press, click on the tabs in the About section of this Website’s menu.

  2. Elizabeth B. says:

    Maybe the City of Racine needs a new Attorney.

    RACINE — The city has lost the breach of contract lawsuit brought against it by three of its unions.

    In a decision that officials and union leaders learned of Friday, Racine County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Ptacek ruled that the city must honor 2013-2014 bargaining agreements aldermen approved with the unions in December 2010 and January and February of 2011.

    Perhaps residents of The City of Racine need to consider other action and call their Alderpersons. There is an alternative. Aren’t the constant lawsuits getting costly? How did the City Attorney protect the taxpayers when he decided to bind them to pay John Dickert’s personal legal bills? Will the actions with CAR25 create more lawsuits?

    From City of Racine Municipal Ordinances. Div. 4 – City Attorney

    Sec. 2-77. – Suspension, removal.

    Whenever any charge of official misconduct or inefficiency shall be preferred against the city attorney, the common council shall proceed, within ten days after the charge so filed with the city clerk, to hear and determine the case upon its merits. The mayor may suspend such officer against whom charges have been preferred until the disposition of the charges and appoint an attorney to fill the vacancy temporarily until the charges have been disposed of. The common council may, for the purpose of such hearing, compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of all papers by subpoenas when necessary for the purpose of such hearing. A majority of all the members of the common council elect of this city shall have the power to dismiss such city attorney from office for malfeasance, misconduct or inefficiency in office, upon due hearing as provided in this section.

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