No resignations and no surprises at the Des Moines City Council meeting last night. Now it’s on to the courts where a group of citizens says it will ask a judge to step in and remove Archie Brooks and Tom Vlassis. We did hear one thing we haven’t heard through this whole thing last night. We finally heard from people who support Vlassis and Brooks. Here’s a questions for you. In a city the size of Des Moines, are seven thousand signatures enough to force a resignation? Are people really fired up about the CIETC scandal? I’d love to hear what you have to say.
Pierre Pierce will likely get an early release from prison. Before you ask, “why is he getting out early?”, let me share this with you. The Iowa Parole Board likes to give prisoners an early release so there can be some supervision of a former inmate as they transition back into the real world. It makes sense when you think about it. If they just let him finish his sentence, they have to give him a little cash and send him on his way. No one has any authority to make sure prison time really did change the direction of his life.
The state’s new 2000 foot rule for sex offenders got it’s first real legal challenge yesterday when a Polk county judge ruled it unconstitutional. The case was that of a Windsor highs man we’d featured on our newscasts before. He was convicted of having sex with the woman he later married and father five children with. They still are married by the way. He’s considered a danger to society and the law restricts where he lives. Interesting debate. Public safety vs an Individual’s right to live freely once they’ve served a sentence.
The space shuttle astronauts are fixing jet packs with duct tape.
For you racing fans, it looks like Barbaro is having a tough time of it in his recovery.
Sorry this is so late.
See you tomorrow