Offensive to our spirit as American Citizens, the Needles Desert Star has surpassed even the San Bernardino County Sun in its efforts at censorship.
A black hole where stories go to die….
At our 2-23-16 Needles City Council Meeting, iepolitics once again scooped the story, stood up and delivered the goods, a huge revelation of racketeering in Needles City Hall involving much troubled adulterer xxxxx allegedly being forgiven a $30k utility debt by City Manager Rick Daniels and the Needles Public Utility Administration. The Needles Desert Star censored the story, instead offering: “Reserve to protect electric utility from spikes”.
Former Needles Downtown Business Alliance Vice Chair and current Needles Utility Board Member xxxxxxxx was apparently so shaken by the public revelation of this huge scandal that he actually told Needles resident Ruth Musser-Lopez that it involved:
“An ex employee keeping track of things in her head.”
Needles City Attorney John Pinkney, who along with two Needles Downtown Business Alliance cadre, former City Council Members xxxxxxx and xxxxxx, were instrumental in the recruitment of Rick Daniels for Needles City Manager (with felons for references) after Rick bankrupted the City of Desert Hot Springs. Rick Daniels is also John Pinckney’s largest private client.
And now its time for Rick to earn his $330,000 salary.
xxxxxxx is the wife of xxxxxxx who serves as Chief of Staff at Colorado River Medical Center. Many questions exist as to xxxxxxxx’s true role in the hospital scandal. xxxxxxxxx isn’t talking, nor are any current City of Needles officials, but everyone else is:
Three times the amount on the books remained uncollected in accounts receivable……The hospital was sold for cents on the dollar…..xxxxxxx influenced events……stay tuned for a major iepolitics inquiry.
During the fact check for this article it came to light that the City of Needles has apparently suffered one of Councilman xxxxxx’s ” jerk knee” reactions to the recent uptick in scrutiny and purged all of the Hospital Board files from the City of Needles website. The Hospital Board page was left up but all files deleted,
Although a nice image of xxxxxxx sitting at the Clerks desk is available online. Only in Needles…..
During the development of this sad story of fraud and failure, iepolitics received multiple tips alleging that during the public spectacle of xxxxx’s collapse, a local businessman connected to Colorado River Medical Center actually loaned xxxxxxx $100,000, xxxxxx is alleged to have ignored this huge conflict and influenced events involving the hospital.
The strange relationship between the Hospital and City was recently further exposed when Needles Mayor xxxxxx was forced to recuse himself from voting on the additional sale of city owned land to the owners of the hospital, then during public comment xxxxx addresses the Needles City Council and relates that the current owners have missed two payments to the city for the initial purchase of the hospital…….LOL….or puke…..
The role of a traditional print newspaper in any small town cannot be overstated, in a worst case scenario such as the City of Needles the threat to both public safety and the local political process posed by absolute government censorship is huge and well documented.
xxxxxx: “We like the Needles Desert Star, it is easy to control.”
iepolitics removed xxxxx from the Needles City Council and then, true to form as corrupt cronies, Dr. xxxxx and the Needles City Council appointed xxxxx to serve on not one but two City Commissions.
xxxxxxxx actually chairs the City of Needles Planning Commission as well as sitting on the Parks and Recreation board, it is the later appointment that legitimately opens to scrutiny and debate xxxxxx’s record in the area of child welfare. Here it comes Linda.
You will not read any of this in the Needles Desert Star.
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