The City of Toledo is considering eliminating free lunch time parking downtown. Currently parking is free downtown from 11AM to 2PM. The city administration commissioned a traffic study by a company who designs and builds parking structures which is an obvious conflict of interest. Of course people who are in the business of designing and building paid parking facilities will advocate against free parking. Secondly, we are already paying for the streets and by extension the parking spaces through our tax dollars. This would be yet another tax on something that we are already being taxed to pay for. Something
Lucas County Common Pleas Judge James Bates sentenced Jamaine Hill to 47 years in prison for shooting a police officer during a no knock raid. James who is in a wheel chair thought that his house was being broken into so he shot through the door hitting a Toledo police officer. This is yet another case of the dual justice system whereby citizens are expected to immediately recognize that someone is a police officer even when they can’t see them and react accordingly, meanwhile police can commit all kinds of atrocities as long as they claim to have felt threatened.