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Mayor of coushatta confronts police officer

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Shreveport, LA

#1 Aug 10, 2013
the right thing do to was to not disturb the police officer during the traffic stop.He was doing what he is paid to do,his job,and the way mayor johnny cox presented himself to the police officer was unchristian,disrespectful,and totally out of character as a man of God.He owes this town,and the police officer an apology,and if he is not humble enough to apologize for what he done then he needs to step down as mayor of coushatta.so topix posters what do you think he needs to do to reinstate his reputation,and his character in the community.?
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Shreveport, LA

#2 Aug 10, 2013
so what I think is - Carl has a new screen name
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Shreveport, LA

#3 Aug 11, 2013
Yes,it's only because someone on topix suggested it.Yours fits you perfectly,WRONG.!!!!Use all caps that will make you stand out more.!
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Shreveport, LA

#4 Aug 11, 2013
Read it all!

The crime of obstruction of justice, in United States jurisdictions, refers to the crime of interfering with the work of police, investigators, regulatory agencies, prosecutors, or other (usually government) officials. Common law jurisdictions other than the United States tend to use the wider offense of perverting the course of justice.
Generally, obstruction charges are laid when it is discovered that a person questioned in an investigation, other than a suspect, has lied to the investigating officers. However, in most common law jurisdictions, the right to remain silent used to allow any person questioned by police merely to refuse to answer questions posed by an investigator without giving any reason for doing so.(In such a case, the investigators may subpoena the witness to give testimony under oath in court, though the witness may then exercise their rights, for example in Fifth Amendment, if they believe their answer may serve to incriminate themselves ). If the person tried to protect a suspect (such as by providing a false alibi, even if the suspect is in fact innocent) or to hide from investigation of their own activities (such as to hide their involvement in another crime), this may leave them liable to prosecution. Obstruction charges can also be laid if a person alters, destroys, or conceals physical evidence, even if he was under no compulsion at any time to produce such evidence. Often, no actual investigation or substantiated suspicion of a specific incident need exist to support a charge of obstruction of justice.
Obstruction can include crimes committed by judges, prosecutors, attorneys general, and elected officials in general. It is misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance in the conduct of the office. Most commonly it is prosecuted as a crime for perjury by a non governmental official primarily because of prosecutorial discretion
Stupid

Grand Prairie, TX

#5 Aug 11, 2013
question and answers wrote:
Read it all!
The crime of obstruction of justice, in United States jurisdictions, refers to the crime of interfering with the work of police, investigators, regulatory agencies, prosecutors, or other (usually government) officials. Common law jurisdictions other than the United States tend to use the wider offense of perverting the course of justice.
Generally, obstruction charges are laid when it is discovered that a person questioned in an investigation, other than a suspect, has lied to the investigating officers. However, in most common law jurisdictions, the right to remain silent used to allow any person questioned by police merely to refuse to answer questions posed by an investigator without giving any reason for doing so.(In such a case, the investigators may subpoena the witness to give testimony under oath in court, though the witness may then exercise their rights, for example in Fifth Amendment, if they believe their answer may serve to incriminate themselves ). If the person tried to protect a suspect (such as by providing a false alibi, even if the suspect is in fact innocent) or to hide from investigation of their own activities (such as to hide their involvement in another crime), this may leave them liable to prosecution. Obstruction charges can also be laid if a person alters, destroys, or conceals physical evidence, even if he was under no compulsion at any time to produce such evidence. Often, no actual investigation or substantiated suspicion of a specific incident need exist to support a charge of obstruction of justice.
Obstruction can include crimes committed by judges, prosecutors, attorneys general, and elected officials in general. It is misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance in the conduct of the office. Most commonly it is prosecuted as a crime for perjury by a non governmental official primarily because of prosecutorial discretion
topix lawyer
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Shreveport, LA

#6 Aug 11, 2013
I do not agree with what our mayor did. With that said, is it really obstruction of justice when the police officers were pretty much done with what they were doing and headed back to their vehicles? Had Mayor Cox not addressed them and had a back and forth with Officer Jordan, they probably would have been out of the way that much sooner. What I disagree with the most was the disrespect shown towards city employees. There is NEVER a reason to abuse your power. Especially when you are in a position you were voted into. It is hard to answer the question at hand - what would I do if I were in our mayor's position? Well, first of all, I never would be, because I would not have gotten involved. When my neighbor (or is it tenant!?) called me, I would have explained that the officers were doing their job, and please have patience. I would NEVER had abused my power and been rude to our civil servants. BUT, if I were in his shoes right now, I would apologize to all involved, because it takes a big man (not big head) to apologize. I would also check my ego so I would not have these kinds of problems again. I don't agree with making this into a racial issue, nor a religious issue. Carl, you like to accuse everyone of being "unChristian", well, last time I checked, being a Christian is about having a belief in God, not being perfect. Christians do sin on occasion. We are human, and were created by God to make mistakes and learn from them. It's not your place to constantly be condemning people for not living up to YOUR standards. Hence, why I would never vote for you to be Mayor. You say you are "for the people", but I truly do not believe you would ever be able to keep church and state separate. P.S. Wrong wasn't wrong - it was you with a different name.
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Shreveport, LA

#7 Aug 11, 2013
Judge me not for one day you will be judged.I don't expect people to see things my way.I am only a pawn in god's kingdom.Im hopeing that the people will give me a chance to prove myself to them.some will put their foot in their mouths,and some will see the light at the end of the tunnel.I'm not judgeing or condemning anyone.they are judgeing and condemning me for wanting to do whats right.doing the right thing,lets see now what is the right thing.? it's willing to go the extra mile for people.It's being concerned for them.Every human being should have the opertunity to soar like an eagle,and if they break a wing they have to land and lick their wounds.As king charles asked joan of arc: Maid joan,does st cathrine and st michael appear to you in body or do the float off the ground.?Joan replied: they are in body as well as they are in spirit.Joan replied to king charles: King,what do you call a baker that bakes his cakes before it is done.?The king: I would call him not a baker. then joan replied:what do you call a king that divides his kingdom when others are trying to unite it.?He got quiet.some people try to divide the town by race,creed,color just like king charles did,but a house divided can not stand.My main concern is this town,and the people.it's not about race its about economical recovery.as far as church and state being separate.If you leave god out how do you expect God to bless our town,and hear our prayers.Call it what you want.I don't really care.I judge knowone.I condemn knowone.God is the judge of all.My only concern is to help this town,and it's people doing everything the right way.God's way.God bless you.!(PS) I have to try to do my best in my life because in my life I failed many times,and wiped many tears away myself.Knowone would come to wipe them,but god did.Now I take a stand for what is right.I'm not giving up I don't care what people say or do.With god all things are possible.If I gave up trying to help people God would give up on me,and this town would be more discussed with me.I'm not perfect and niether is anyone on here.Yes we do make mistakes,but we can also be forgiven,and start over again.Johnny cox could by apologizeing to this town and the police officer.Enough said I have a ministry to tend to a job to go to,and a campaign to plan.God loves you and I love you and I'm praying for all of you.!
Just the Fax

Rowlett, TX

#8 Aug 13, 2013
Is it considered a conflict of interest that the citizen's property the mayor was defending is a rental property owned by the mayor?
Bro Carl Frye

Arcadia, LA

#9 Aug 13, 2013
It could be but I'm not really sure not really sure.The city of coushatta has ownership of the road the police make their traffic stops.the police officer stated that to the man who confronted him about the police cars blocking the driveway,and he assured him that they would leave when the traffic stop was over with.Now if there was an emergency I'm pretty sure the patrolmen would of moved the vehical,but there was no emergency,and the traffic stop was only rountine,legal,and did not violate any laws.The mayor should of told the residences of his rental property that the police are initiating a traffic stop,and as soon as they get through they will be on their way.tonight there is a city council meeting.There will be many in attendence.the meeting will determine the outcome of the mayor stand in all this,and the situation regarding the police chief.Lord,please protect our governing authorities,and any innocent bystanders in harms way in jesus namer I pray amen.!
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Shreveport, LA

#10 Aug 13, 2013
The officers should have pulled the vehicle over in the lawyers parking lot or asked the driver to pull in at the courthouse or the parking lot across from the courthouse. The people who live in that house have little children and the lights from the patrol cars could have been bothering them. Anyway, out of respect to the citizens that live on that road there are multiple places for the policemen to pull traffic stops over, instead of in someones driveway. That being said, I agree the mayor should not have said the things he said, BUT can anyone tell me what Officer Jordan was talking about when he said he was turning him in for racial slurs?? Last time I saw him he was white therefore the mayor could not have been calling him what he called himself. I just think it made the officer look and sound like the other idiot in the video.
Silence Dogood

United States

#11 Aug 13, 2013
UPDATE:
KSLA NEWS 12 HEADLINES
Tempers flare at Coushatta Town Council meeting over police video
Updated: Aug 13, 2013 10:35 PM CDT

COUSHATTA, LA (KSLA)-
Tempers flared at Tuesday's Coushatta Town Council meeting over the release of a controversial police video. That video caught a heated exchange between Mayor Johnny Cox and Police Officer Carson Jordan. In the video, the mayor is caught calling himself what some have interpreted to mean: "head n***** in charge", but the mayor denies any racial slurs.

Some residents aren't happy that not only is the video is circulating, but that separately uploaded versions of it have as many as 12,000 views on You Tube, but other residents say the video needed to be seen. The controversy the video has stirred motivated more than 45 residents to attend the meeting, leaving standing room only. "There's a lot of us that's always been at the meeting, but it's never been this packed," said Lifetime Coushatta resident Essie Barfield.

"We feel outraged!" said Reverend Kirby Demery who expressed his anger that the video has been spreading and even called it "bullying".

"The problem is, we found it was unfair, to this council and to the mayor for the tape to go to Channel 12 News, without being reviewed by the council, that's mishandling evidence," said Demery.

Coushatta native Kathy Quick's brother is officer Carson Jordan, who took the video and disagrees with Demery. "I don't know why Reverend Demery was so upset over the fact that ya'll got the video, because he said he'd already seen it, I mean I can go watch it on You Tube," said Quick.

While Reverend Demery refused to comment on the contents of the video, Barfield doesn't see what the problem is. "Well the way I feel about it is if he did say what he said, that they said he said, he was talking about himself. You can't be racist against yourself, you can say anything you want to say about yourself," said Barfield.

"No I don't have anything more to say about it. The video speaks for itself," said Quick.

Also at the meeting, Mayor Cox had his lawyer read the attorney general's opinion involving how the town's chief of police, attorney, and clerk are chosen. It said the mayor should nominate those positions, with the council voting on his choices. Mayor Cox told the council if they didn't follow the AG's opinion, he would take the issue to court.
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Bossier City, LA

#12 Aug 14, 2013
So, I read this article and I see blah, blah, blah, what the heck is this last paragraph? Does this really say, when we elect a new mayor he can chose his own chief of police, town attorney and town clerk? Read it again, sure does. He needs the council's approval. Well, all those positions were filled by this council, so why would they vote to replace them. They probably wouldn't. Result, another battle at city hall between the council and mayor.

Really folks, would you leave your job to take one of these positions, knowing as soon as a new mayor is elected you're out of a job. Not me. Finding a qualified chief and clerk in Coushatta is not an easy task. In the best interest of the town, let mayor Cox make his choices, vote no and move on. The ones we have may not be perfect, but who is.
who

Shreveport, LA

#13 Aug 14, 2013
I love it !!!
Odis

Natchitoches, LA

#14 Aug 14, 2013
That's what the town gets for electing such a power hungry crook.
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Bossier City, LA

#15 Aug 14, 2013
Well now, it looks like a new twist is added to Coushatta drama. According to the Shreveport Times, the city of Coushatta has an ordinance that says the council chooses the police chief, city attorney and clerk. And, when Mayor Cox asked for an opinion from the AG he didn't include this little bit of information.

Sure changes things!
Me myself and I

Dallas, TX

#16 Aug 14, 2013
This is so sad that Mayor Cox is determined to get his hands on this jobs. Why, Why do Johnnie Cox want the chief of police, the clerk and all the other works gone? Well I know. Johnnie needs this jobs so he can place his people in those jobs so he can began his plan. The plan to steal RED RIVER Parish blind. Which has already began. The audit that had cost the city of Coushatta 3,500.00 for the past 21 years now (the audit firm is Fiends of the Cox's) now cost 40,000.00. And Now let the Stealing Began. The only reason a man will do this to family (JOEY MARRIED TO JOHNNIE FIRST COUSIN)is for money and power. And the only reason a wife would standby and allow her husband to do this to her family(JOHNNIE IS MARRIED TO STEPHAINE FIRST COUSIN)is she is a dumbass are brainwashed.
XYZ

Arcadia, LA

#17 Aug 14, 2013
Recall
idiots

Sondheimer, LA

#18 Aug 14, 2013
ya good job defending this criminal on a public forum, keep up the good work! that'll help with "relations," explaining to the ignorant white people how racist they are because they think the mayor should have been minding his own business instead of puffing up for one of his tenants! it's obviously impossible to be racist towards a white person, duh!

hahahaha. god this worthless town is royally screwed. glad i live in the parish.
idiots

Sondheimer, LA

#19 Aug 14, 2013
also, again, they're called PARAGRAPHS and make HUGEWALLSOFTEXT a lot easier to read! look at the KSLA article for guidance, apparently that person at least took a few english classes in high school.
Amen

Sondheimer, LA

#20 Aug 14, 2013
Odis wrote:
That's what the town gets for electing such a power hungry crook.
Amen!

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