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Monday, February 29, 2016

THE ABC ALLOWS SOFT CORE PORN SHOWS AND BEATDOWNS AT TEXARKANA BAR.


SHOOTERS SPORTS BAR

The ABC for some unknown reason refuses to shut down a Texarkana Bar that has long been a problem in that border town. The questionable bar is Shooters Sports Bar.

There have been complaints made about Shooters since it opened. The complaints have run the gamut from serving minors, serving clearly intoxicated individuals, racism, illegal advertisements and employees beating patrons.


There is an active lawsuit against Shooters and several of its employees in which it is alleged Shooters employees attacked a patron and severely injured him to the point that his injuries required medical treatment (By the way, the ABC has nothing in their file on Shooters regarding the 2013 incident that resulted in the lawsuit).

This is not the first time Shooters employees have been involved in violent activity at the club. This is one from June 2011.





This is one from 2008.



Shooters also has some questionable entertainment that appears to violate ABC Rules & Regulations.  They frequently have the Hollywood Knockouts there and these are nothing more that soft core porn shows that are presented as oil and whip cream wrestling bouts. 







THAT WHIPPED CREAM MUST BE REALLY COLD 

IS THAT A BANANA IN YOUR POCKET?

WHIPPED CREAM WEDGIE


Videos posted on YouTube give you an idea what the not so soft core porn, audience participation shows are like:

VIDEO 1  Females in underwear rub oil on shirtless men while provocatively gyrating on sitting on the men's backs while a song about penis' plays.

VIDEO 2  Females sit on men and provocatively thrust their crotch into the men's faces.

VIDEO 3 Just roll around and have fun. More provocative crotch thrusting and spanking.

VIDEO 4  "This is what we call the pussy pile."

VIDEO 5 Men rub oil all over bodies of the females in underwear. Even between the legs.

This is their own preview video. Yes, you did see where babies come from in this short clip. And to use Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's own words, there was "no grass on the field."

Take a look at their Twitter page as well. But have to be over 18 to access the Hollywood Knockouts website.


Shooters also has some male performers that dance and strip to shake their junk at the crowd and involve the ladies in the audience in their act with simulated oral sex and other things that would make Jesus weep.



HAPPY PATRON SHOWS US HER "O" FACE

ARE YOU HAPPY TO BE SO CLOSE TO MY BREASTS? YES YOU ARE!

BOTTOMS UP!

VIDEO 1 The guys do lap dances, simulate oral sex acts, drop trousers and more.

Take a look at their promotional video. And this one as well.

These activities take place in spite of what the ABC said to them in response to their application. 

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE ABC FILE ON SHOOTERS TO INDICATE THIS WAS EVER APPEALED


Sex themed events seem to be a common occurrence at Shooters.





Shooter's appears to encourage drinking to excess as evidenced by posts on their Facebook page.











Heck, Shooters wants you to get loaded and will even provide free transportation to and from the place.




CLICK TO VIEW SHOOTERS FACEBOOK PAGE


Too bad they did not have this service back in 2008 when they allowed two inebriated minors into their establishment and got them more inebriated.  Shortly after the two drunk teens left Shooters they were involved in a single vehicle wreck that resulted in the  death of one of the young lads.





Don't let the fact that they only spent around $25.00 for their drinks.  You have to factor in Shooters special drink prices, twenty-five bucks can buy a lot of booze.

The ABC fined Shooters a mere $700.00 for allowing the minors into their establishment and serving them drinks that was a contributing factor in the death of one of the minors. By the way,  this amount was not the maximum that Shooters could be fined and the fine was covering several unrelated violations that had taken place in a short time in 2008.


  

As previously mentioned Shooters is always getting busted and fined for permitting minors to enter and purchase alcoholic beverages.

One incident is rather humorous, not the drinking part but what the minor's mother did.  

Back in November 2007, Shooters let a minor in and served him drinks (a pitcher of beer and two shots).  When the minor rolled into his residence, his mother confronted him about missing dinner (after all it was a Monday school night). The well liquored-up lad confessed his transgressions to his mother.  The next day the mother went to Shooters and poured a barrel of whoop-ass on the manager. She demanded to see the security camera video. The manager allowed the mom to view the CCTV footage.




After confirming that her son told her the truth about his afternoon at Shooters the mom filed a police report.


FROM TEXARKANA AR PD REPORT

The ABC fined Shooters $300.00 for this incident.




The ABC handed out another $300.00 fine to Shooters for some giant inflatables for a Bikers Against Child Abuse fund raising event in June 2010.




This is another humorous episode in that Shooters purchased the beer from Bolls Distributing and borrowed the inflatables from one of Bolls competitors, Eagle Distributing.  Bolls saw the inflatables (not his brand) and bitched about them to the ABC.






Maybe Shooters gets off easy as they are often represented by Charles Singleton, a former ABC Administration Director. Maybe former ABC Board member Ron Fuller had something to do with them getting some slack in their dealings with the ABC when he was on the board. Or it could have been due to nutty ABC Enforcement agent Rick Endsley who recently retired an was over that area.

No matter what the reason, it's obvious that the ABC has failed to protect the citizens of Texarkana from a dangerous establishment and has shirked their responsibility and allowed them to remain open when its extremely clear that Shooters is not in the public interest and convenience,  unless you are an alcoholic.



Friday, February 26, 2016

ABC ENFORCEMENT DIRECTOR MISUSES STATE ASSETS TO ASSIST MEMORABILIA COLLECTOR

WANT A PATCH? SEND BOYCE HAMLET A REQUEST FOR ONE


Tainted ABC Enforcement Director Boyce Hamlet ordered his agents to collect patches to send to an individual in Georgia.




Notice that it was sent with "high importance".  It's comforting to know that the ABC has so little to do that they can help a non-taxing paying, out-of-state individual, by using resources paid for by Arkansans.

Hamlet received an email, purportedly from a Carol Davis from Ty Ty, Georgia, asking for a favor for her disabled and severely depressed husband.



At least one agent, Michael Bush was able to drop his regular activities and do a little scrounging around to comply with Hamlet's orders. Bush always has time to do other things besides work.




So we conducted a little investigation into "Carol Davis" of Ty Ty, Tift County, Georgia (located in the south central part of the state). 

Ty Ty is a small town (one flashing light on the highway 82) and according to Sherry Boyette (city clerk and zoning administrator), a 30 year employee of the city of Ty Ty, no one named Carol Davis or anyone using P.O. Box 9, Ty Ty, GA has any utilities from the city (she looked up her name and address while we spoke with her).  Furthermore she did not know of anyone by that name in the area or a Mr. Davis that was disabled, depressed and suffered from agoraphobia.

We then called the Tift County Courthouse and spoke with several offices (Assessor, County Clerk, etc.)  Surprise, surprise, no records for a Carol Davis and no one using P.O. Box 9.  

Since Ty Ty borders Tift and Worth Counties, our next call was to the Worth County Courthouse and the same inquiries were made and the same response was received, no Carol Davis and no P.O. Box 9, Ty Ty, GA  used by any individual.

No voter registration, no tax records, no legal records, no U.S. census records, no phone records. Just a P.O. Box (#9) and an email address (lorac3691@gmail.com).

We did find a similar request made by "Carol" on a facebook page looking for military memorabilia.




Selling police patches and other law enforcement items is a lucrative and profitable business.  We ran a couple of stories about an ABC Director's badge being sold on eBay by an individual formerly employed by and with connections to Governor Hutchinson (here and here).

An crafty scammer will use such a scheme to get foolish individuals, like Hamlet (remember he has a cognitive psychological condition), to send them money or items they can sell on eBay to other collectors. They play on weak minded people by claiming illness or some other "woe is me" factor to play on a simpleton's emotions.  "Carol" did not provide a phone number but she did use a typical scammer trick to throw a mark off, she listed Ty Ty's small population as a distraction.  



Another give away that it is a scammer is the use of an uncommon salutation, "Best wishes and much prosperity to you". Maybe she is a Vulcan.





We attempted to verify the owner of P.O. Box 9, Ty Ty, GA with the Ty Ty post office but could not get a response. The U.S. Post Office in Ty Ty will probably not provide that information to us, but we are using a former law enforcement colleague that lives nearby to use his connections to find out for us and will make an update if we obtain more information.

Hamlet is a poor steward of the tax payers money.  He is an embarrassment to the ABC, the Department of Finance & Administration and the State of Arkansas.    

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

ABC IS IGNORANT ABOUT DFA DRIVER'S LICENSE PROCEDURES

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control and the ABC Board woefully lacks knowledge of their parent agencies own policy/procedure concerning driver's licenses.  

At a recent ABC Board meeting chairperson Janet Moore refused to accept an applicant's valid Arkansas Driver's License as a form of identification because the address as listed on the license was not his current address (she also questioned his heritage and why he liked to travel out of the country to visit family).

ABC BOARD CHAIRPERSON JANET MOORE DOING HER BEST TO LOOK LIKE BEA ARTHUR

We are happy to enlighten you Ms. Moore, that the fact the address on the license does not reflect the licensees current address does not invalidate the license (and the heritage of an applicant and what places they travel to have doodly-squat to do with an ABC permit).

If you change your address, the Department of Finance & Administration does not require you to obtain a new license that reflects your new address, all you have to do is file a change of address form. You can do this by going into  a DFA Revenue office, or you can email the form to driverservice@dfa.arkansas.gov, or by mail the form to Driver's License Issuance, Room 2120, P.O. Box 1272, Little Rock, AR 72203.

DFA leaves it up to the individual to decide if they want an updated driver's license as it will cost $10.00 to get a duplicate license with the new address.

Contrary to popular belief, a driver's license is not really a form of identification (although it's often used as one), it's a license to drive, just like a fishing license is a license to fish, a hunting license is a license to hunt, etc.

If you want to verify an individuals address, use voter registration, assessment and property tax records.  A county courthouse is a one stop shop for such information. If the individual rents instead of owing a residence,  a lease can provide verification. Utilities are not always in the individuals name and thus are a secondary form of verification. Same with phone records. If you feel lucky...Google the individual and see what turns up.

Often the ABC makes an applicant for a permit get a replacement or duplicate license to have the address on the license be within 35 miles of the location of where the permit will be.  Totally unnecessary and ridiculous. 

Let's suppose that tainted ABC Enforcement Director Boyce Hamlet decided he needs to move from his crime ridden neighborhood.


Would he have to get a duplicate license with his new address? Not unless he wanted to. All he would have to do is file the change of address form.

Would he file the form? Probably not.  Hamlet is not known for filing correct and accurate documents with other state agencies so why would he file a change of address for his driver's license? 

One day an applicant that has the ABC give them heck about a driver's license with an "old" address on it, will have a crackerjack attorney and when the ABC tries these shenanigans with them that attorney will lower the boom on the ABC and take them to task for such foolishness.

Friday, February 19, 2016

ABC ENFORCEMENT DIRECTOR BOYCE HAMLET STEALS MONEY FROM STATE BY ALLOWING SECRETARY TAKE OFF WITH PAY

HAMLET HAS TURNED THE ABC INTO PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE 


In a previous post we detailed how tainted ABC Enforcement Director Boyce Hamlet was violating state personnel policies and perhaps breaking state laws by letting his secretary, Milinda Brown, take paid leave to run personal errands.

We discovered that it was not a single isolated event.  In fact it appears to be a pattern.

As previously reported on August 14, 2015 Hamlet let Brown take approximately three hours off without requiring her to take annual leave. We know this because Brown did not file a leave request for that date.

On December 2, 2015 Brown told Hamlet she needed to leave an hour early to take her mother on an errand.



As we pointed out in our previous post about Hamlet's and Brown's defrauding the State of Arkansas, Brown's position does not accrue compensatory time so if she wants to take off from work to run errands, she has to take annual leave.

And just like last time, there is no record of Brown filing a leave slip for December 2nd.

Hamlet has no excuse for cheating the state and the citizens of Arkansas by letting his secretary get paid for time that she was not at work, but running personal errands.

Hamlet was required to meet with Carla Wooley-Haugen, with the DFA Office of Administrative Services to review Human Resources Policy and Procedures, including the state's leave policy. 

HAMLET REVIEWED THIS 17 PAGE DOCUMENT ABOUT LEAVE WITH WOOLEY-HAUGEN

It was a serious mistake for DFA head Larry Walther to appoint Hamlet to head ABC Enforcement and before too long he will regret that decision (hint about an upcoming lawsuit that will blow the roof off the 1515 building).

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM ABC RESULTS IN AN INTEROFFICE CATFIGHT

ABC ADMIN SECRETARY JUDY CHWALINSKI  STIRS UP MORE THAN PERMIT APPLICATIONS AT THE ABC



A request for information sent to the ABC about liquor store closings resulted in an interoffice catfight between the secretaries of the ABC Administrative Director ( Judy Chwalinski) and the ABC Enforcement Director (Milinda Brown).

Back on October 14, 2015 Steve Rogers of Magnolia was planning on opening a store there and asked the ABC if they had information about stores going out of business (not renewing permits or turning a permit in). 





This is information which the ABC routinely collects and maintains in the every day course of their operation as evidenced by an email sent out by Chwalinski herself.




Milinda Brown, the secretary of Boyce Hamlet, the tainted ABC Enforcement Director sent an email to ABC employees in a good faith effort to comply with Mr. Roger's request for information.




The Department of Finance & Administration (of which the ABC is a member organization) has in its own Code of Ethics that any DFA employee is to promptly and accurately respond to all requests for information, regardless of the source.





Mr. Rogers could have availed himself of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and requested that information from the ABC as well.

The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act is the “people’s law (see Arkansas Attorney’s Generals Office Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook 2 (12th ed. Jan. 2006) and ensures that its citizens have access to information at every level of government. 

The government’s records are presumed to be public and open to the state’s citizens if they are “maintained in public offices or by public employees within the scope of their employment” (A.C.A § 25-19- 103).  

The reason Mr. Rogers wanted this information is not relevant to his making the request or the ABC providing an answer. 

You don't have to take our word for that, as many court cases involving requests made pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act have clearly pointed that out as well have AG Opinions... "the purpose for which an individual seeks access to a government record is irrelevant to the FOIA request" (See Ark. Op. Att’y Gen. No. 2004-245).

But as any reasonable individual would do, Mr. Rogers simply emailed a request for information to the ABC. 

However most ABC employees have little respect for department/organization policies or state laws as evidenced by Chwalinski's terse and bitchy response to Brown's email trying to get information requested by Mr. Rogers.



Maybe Chwalinski was having a bad day or maybe she holds a grudge against Brown because tainted ABC Enforcement Director lets Brown run personal errands on state time  without taking leave as state leave policy requires (look for more about this in a upcoming post).