Archive for February 24th, 2011

Leave it up to H-Town CM Jolanda Jones to get a second OIG investigation.  This time it is about her handout on how to deal with the police.  The handout is called “Know Your Rights With The Police”.  Her handout says “NEVER speak with the police.”  She encourages folks to pull out their phone cameras or video and start recording.  She also lists her City Hall phone number to report police misconduct.  Check out the Chron story.

Just about every other member of City Council would fret if they were under an OIG investigation.  That isn’t the case with CM Jones.  You get a feeling that she craves and relishes this scrutiny and news coverage.  After all, she is part public servant, part advocate, and part entertainer.

As for the investigation, even if you are a member of the H-Town City Council, I guess you have the right to put out stuff that says not to talk to the police.  They can’t nail her for having folks call her office if they see misconduct.  Heck, on the City of H-Town’s opening web page, there is a link where you can get a form to do the same thing.  Oh, well!

Meanwhile, at this moment I’m watching on the tube an HPD officer is being transported via ambulance to the emergency room after being shot while on duty. 

This former MLBer was the 1977 AL Rookie of the Year.  In 1983, he was a key member of the World Serious Champions.  In 2003, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot with 85.3% of the votes.  Who am I talking about?

H-Town CM James Rodriguez will hold his Campaign Kick-Off today(Thursday) at Hearsay Gastro Lounge today from 5:30 to 7 pm at 218 Travis.  Be there!

Yesterday at the H-Town City Council meeting, Balls of Holly spoke highly about the HPD officer and some civilians that helped pull a motorist out of a burning vehicle – the incident Commentary mentioned yesterday.  CM Jones followed up and patted herself on the back by reminding folks that she also pulled someone out of a wrecked vehicle a while back.  Oh, well!

Eddie Murray of course was the 1977 AL Rookie of the Year.  In 1983, he helped B’More win the World Serious and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.  Eddie Murray is celebrating his 55th BD today!

San Luis’ Adam Wainwright is getting a second opinion on his elbow.

Wainwright having to sit out the 2011 season would certainly make things more interesting for the Central Division including our own ‘Stros.


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