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List of Demands


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Now that the city has the money to “fix streets” I DEMAND that they fix 35th Street NE, Oakland Road NE, and O Avenue NW BEFORE they do another streetscaping project!
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Cedar Rapids – Home of Iowa’s Cleanest Potholes


What a Mess They Make

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 2014 Budget

Roads, Bridges & Sidewalks – $7.6 million

Street Sweeping – $11.3 million

Cedar Rapids – Home of Iowa’s Cleanest Potholes

Vote NO Nov. 5th

 

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Journalist Adam Mueller aka Ademo Freeman faces 21 years in Prison in New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state for Bogus Wiretapping Charge


There is a Cedar Rapids connection to the cop watching journalist, Adam Mueller, who will face a jury in a trial next week on a New Hampshire wiretapping case. If convicted, Adam faces up to twenty-one years in prison.

I came into contact with Copblock.org a little more than a year ago when I wasn’t getting results from my local police department. I submitted a speech to Copblock.org that I had already delivered in front of my city council on June 14, 2010. My hope was that the national exposure would create positive change in our community and in my opinion it has. http://www.copblock.org/tag/ajai-dittmar/

Adam Mueller aka Ademo Freeman, was the person in which I had exchanged a few emails with before the speech was published on Copblock.org. Adam or Ademo of Copblock.org is dedicated to voluntarism and police accountability.

Adam’s charges stem from an incident he reported on that took place in a New Hampshire High School where a sibling spat turned bad when a Police Liaison slung the teen around and then slammed his head into a table at the schools cafeteria.

I don’t know whether officials are charging Adam with wiretapping to teach him and people like him a lesson or if they are trying to cover up something bigger at the high school. In my opinion, the school should be looked into along with the police liaison over the school. As a mother I would be appalled if either one of my son’s were slammed to the table at lunch over teasing their sister with her handbag. I could see my kids doing exactly what these kids did which in my opinion is perfectly normal.

Of fifty states, twelve of them make publicizing taped interviews a crime punishable by prison New Hampshire, the Live Free or Die state is on that list. One would think that in this day and age with all the technological advances we’ve made that these types of draconian laws would be thrown out.

Adam’s supporters were there in the courtroom with him after standing outside the courthouse in protest. Adam is representing himself pro se (defending himself without an attorney) and his jury was chosen on Monday, August 6, 2012. A camera was allowed into the courtroom.

Stop the State of New Hampshire from convicting Adam, write his lawmakers, make videos asking for his freedom, and spread the word about this case! http://electedlist.com/New_Hampshire.html

I wrote Adam a letter and thanked him for all he has done. The world is not a safer place with Adam behind bars. The trial begins on August 13, 2012. I will keep everyone who’s interested posted. http://www.scribd.com/collections/3735171/The-State-of-NH-vs-Adam-Mueller-aka-Ademo-Freeman here is Adam’s paperwork from the courts. If you have any ideas that could help Adam please don’t hesitate to contact Copblock.org

Meantime use the hashtag #FreeAdemo and help remind people these draconian laws still exist! http://www.copblock.org/18955/ademos-jury-selection-done-trial-in-one-week/

By the way, for my local news agencies, CNN has reported the story and it would be nice if you mentioned it too. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-824678

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Mathew 25, the Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation, CCIA, and the Gazette


First they came for the poor people,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t poor.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they went after the rich people,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t rich.
Then they came for me;
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Story under review…


Is this America or is this The Twilight Zone


I feel like I live in the Twilight Zone! And no I don’t mean on the SW side of town either, I mean like the show the Twilight Zone. In the last four years the city I was born and raised in has been radically transformed. Some call it progress others call it flood recovery but I call it greed.

The city told people who lived on the river to Ellis Blvd NW that they could not rebuild their homes because their homes were located where a flood wall wall was going to be constructed. People were told that their homes couldn’t be rebuilt because FEMA wouldn’t allow it. If you were told that you were not allowed to rebuild your home or that the city needed your property for flood protection then you were may have been coerced. The city took down people’s homes before they were paid for and that was wrong. According to FEMA “No one is forced to take the buyout in a “Voluntary Property Acquisition” Buyouts are strictly voluntary. No homeowners are ever forced to relinquish their property. Homeowners who decide not to participate in the buyout may need to take risk reduction measures, such as elevating their homes.”

Imagine if we still had the tax base that once lined our west bank. I suppose we could build new but that is wrong to the people who were told they couldn’t go home.

The city and their hired consultants are in violation of several laws. The Stafford Act is a good place to start for that.

Had the city followed the conditions listed in the FEMA Handbook they might not be in the pickle they’re in. When you have so much corruption that city leaders openly talk about using FEMA money as if it were “free money” is because we are letting them! This is why city leaders blame FEMA for our losses. They blame FEMA because FEMA is giving them the money to do it! But the truth is it’s our fault for not being asking more questions and not demanding more oversight. We trusted our government. That was a mistake. We should have come out in full force and questioned our council for their decisions. Oh wait, we already tried that!

Headlines should read “Rabrai is coming and the City wants the rest of the flood impacted houses gone” There is no need to sugarcoat the truth. We know why the city does what it does and it’s not to promote the safety and health of the locals! Things are done around here for superficial reasons only. There is no sense of history. No sense of community. And all for what? A plan that was planned before the flood of 2008 by Sasaki and put out there as if the citizens came up with it! I guess I would be more convinced if I hadn’t have gone to every single “neighborhood planning meeting” in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and even called Senator Grassley to come to attend.

While at these meetings I expressed concern about the plan and the “greenway”/”construction zones”. The consultants didn’t seem to care. I have seen a map dated before the 2008 floods with the “REPORT.11.01.09 framework plan exec summary“. I would love to share a copy of it and once I do I will post it here for everyone to see.

See we have an outdated law maker who doesn’t seem to value the Constitution or our property rights.

I think we need to come back to the table for discussion and do some real neighborhood planning because the people that live in these areas deserve to have the opportunity to have some kind of input that will be taken seriously when it comes to our recovery!