Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ethics Complaint to be Filed against Killen's Connie Parrish

When you break ethics laws, it says a lot about your morals and your character, and if you’re going to do that for a little bit of extra money there, what else are you going to do? - Ryan Blessing

Connie Parrish - Used Position to Secure Raise for Mother

Common sense and logic? They're in very short supply in the Shoals, especially among those who pretend to serve the public. Now it seems we have three new ethics controversies in Lauderdale County alone. We've previously covered Florence school board member Britton Watson and her ties to UNA. Here's the skinny on the Killen controversy.

Connie Parrish is a Killen councilwoman; her mother works at the senior center. Late last year, Parrish requested a raise for her mother...and got it. She did not vote on the issue, but she is the one who introduced it and elaborated on why her mother deserved the pay increase.

Councilman Ryan Blessing is filing an ethics complaint against Parrish. Not only is what Parrish did unethical, but according to the law, is a crime...a Class B Felony. Killen mayor Tim Tubbs waltzed all around it.


Now, something else we noticed while watching the Killen council meeting: Tim Tubbs doesn't listen. Blessing clearly stated he had requested and received an opinion on Parrish's actions; then Tubbs stated nothing could be done until the opinion of the ethics commission was solicited and received.

And we thought only women had a problem being heard in meetings...


Next we'll take on Rob Carnegie and his blatant shilling for Singin' River Brewery, a company owned by his "boss" Rob Jones...

1 comment:

  1. 3 years ago in tuscumbia al, a man was having company. One of the friends became out of control drunk by the end of the evening. That guest held a woman hostage by knife while threatening her life. At that very point the LAWS gave anyone present the ability to shoot to kill if they were in fear of thier life. 4 people besides the overly drunk marine whom i would consider to be trained to kill, 4 other adults were present and witnessed. The drunk marine who had a .30 alcohol level which as testified by forensics should be coma levels continued to speak of threatening violent actions towards the other people. A little girl cried out dont hurt my mommy. Tell me why when this drunk marine who is terrorizing people at this point when he is shot dead why does the shooter get 20years? The LAW should have protected him 13a-3-23 of alabama law says "if you feel like your life is in danger you have the right to use force upto deadly to protect yourself or a third party" by firearm as included by our 2nd amendment. The attorney on the case left the trial throwing his hands in the air as observed by several witnesses saying this court is to political. Why wasnt this man protected by our laws in our courts.#courtroomcorruption. #colbertycountycourt. He wasnt protected because the people who charged him and sentenced him run in same social circles.he wasnt protected because the judge is friends with the family of the victim. Not only did these things occur but bloody clothing came up missing as evidence,which prevented distance between shooter n victim from even being proven, an officer changed testimony twice on record, i have read the transcripts and this man sentenced to 20 years did in fact STAND HIS GROUND. The colbert county court after all the mishaps with this case should have been an aquital, a mistrial or the sentencing judge should have recused herself due to an ethics.i wouldnt want my neighbor as my judge to sentence me if i was robbed and shot n killed her coffee date.