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Old 04-21-2015, 06:12 PM
 
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This was my first thought. Quit and hightail it out of town before all the corruption is brought to light.
My first thought was corruption. But I wonder if it is even deeper, how many officers have been actually seen? Crime was getting worse, residents say they never saw officers. It is a small town, only 700+, it would be difficult NOT to be seen. Did they just exist on paper?
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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My first thought was corruption. But I wonder if it is even deeper, how many officers have been actually seen? Crime was getting worse, residents say they never saw officers. It is a small town, only 700+, it would be difficult NOT to be seen. Did they just exist on paper?


Here's what I found really disconcerting.
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Resignations in tiny Parma, Mo., baffle town's first black mayor : News


When Byrd showed up for work at City Hall, she was unable to locate financial statements, the book of ordinances, budget, meeting minutes or any other city documents.
“There’s nothing,” Byrd said.




As it turns out, Kim Hampton, who has been city treasurer for 24 years and runs the Mahan Gin, keeps many Parma financial documents in a 14-by-14-foot fireproof safe at the cotton gin.
“I do all of my job here,” said Hampton, who did not resign.




Asked how the city could fulfill public records requests when the documents weren’t at City Hall, Hampton said, “They (the residents) all know where I’m at.”
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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Here's what I found really disconcerting.
That is pretty messed up. It sounds like the new mayor has her work cut out for her. If the town survived under such incompetence and likely corruption, it hopefully will thrive under good management.
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