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New Orleans -- For a week, she was on the lam, a fugitive from the remnants of this city's judiciary and from her high responsibilities as well.
Nobody knew where the Orleans Parish clerk of criminal court was hiding out -- or if they did know, they would not say. In a kind of carnivalesque charade that seemed like an extension of Mardi Gras, arrest warrants were issued, the city's top judges made threats, but still Kimberly Williamson Butler refused to appear. That she was also New Orleans' top elections official in a week when candidates were filing to run for mayor only made the disappearance more breathtaking.
Originally posted by chissler
Seems like a strange story, but how are you tying this with the devastation of Katrina.
These people probably would of had limited to no impact whatsoever on the recovery.
The recovery laid on Bush's shoulder, it laid on FEMA's shoulder.
The only organizations that could of possibly had the man power to do anything with this devastation was the federal government alongside FEMA.
Care to explain how this directly caused such horror in NO after Katrina?
Butler had been asked by the judges to relinquish some of her responsibilities for applying for federal money to clean up the flood-damaged courthouse. As simple as that may sound, however, she refused, and the judges of the criminal court issued a warrant for her arrest.
Originally posted by esdad71
This is jsut another black eye on New Orleans.
"You know what? I don't think I'm the right person to be clerk of court," a beaming Butler suddenly announced, her pastor standing behind her. "I think I'm the right person to be mayor.
Originally posted by SpittinCobra
She is a court room clerk that wants to run for mayor. How can a court room clerk weld so much power?