“(ethics) An inner sense which distinguishes what is right from what is wrong, functioning as a guide (like the needle of a compass) for morally appropriate behavior.”

Fairhope City Council has lost it’s moral compass. The Council recognizes wrong for right, they have created a new norm that defies logic. The Council along with the Police Chief, used their elected positions to attack the Mayor in a special meeting.

The Police Chief was on duty the night of the ambush “special” meeting. He nor Mr Burrell controlled the crowd, quite the opposite they instigated and encouraged the crowd to be unruly.

This is the latest orchestrated stunt by the City Council President, Jack Burrell, and disgruntled former employees of the city. These employees have been fired, quit their positions or retired. The Police Chief lined up with these performers against the Mayor in a Public Meeting choreographed to embarrass the Mayor. Fortunately for the City of Fairhope these poor excuses of former employees have all been replaced by far superior employees.

Mr Burrell has turned the City of Fairhope into a shining example of what happens when you lose your moral compass.

How does Mr Burrell have any credibility? He has no moral compass, in fact his closet is full of examples of an elected official drunk on power and booze.

Consider just a “few” of the incidents Mr Burrell has been involved with. The Fairhope Airport and the bid he help secure for another Board member and the Fairhope Municipal Judge. Mr Burrell was accepting free plane transportation from the same bidders, prior to awarding them the Bid.



I have followed four Fairhope city councils and one thing I can tell you is with each new council several things became abundantly clear. The new members of the council are usually influenced by…

Source: rippreport.com/2016/11/25/you-dont-know-jack/

Mr Burrell has led the charge for the Airport Authority to maintain ownership of the title to the Airport, instead of the city who has made all the mortgage payments.

Mr Burrell ran for office and never acknowledged a police record, he lied to the entire community and this is who we have as a Council President! Look very closely at the “sealed” records.



A DOCUMENT FOR CATALYST A police report is a public document, it is not a Ripp Report, it is a police report. The Ripp Report has received several tips involving Mr Jack Burrell and the law. What was…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/05/23/police-report/

Mr. Burrell is also currently involved in a Federal lawsuit involving his actions as Council President. The City of Fairhope is paying his legal bills, that means YOU the taxpayer.



PRESS RELEASE:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION December 29, 2017 CONTACT: Francis P. Ripp Local Political Activist, Consumer Advocate, & Blogger Files Federal Lawsuit Against Jack…

Source: rippreport.com/2017/12/29/see-ya-in-court-jack/

Tonight is a regularly scheduled City Council meeting, beginning at 6 pm. Please plan to attend, support the Mayor. As a citizen you can choose to have a moral compass or Fairhope will return to the criminal enterprise that it was prior to Mayor Wilson.

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bay gazer

You should learn how to read and comprehend a police report before you start publishing it everywhere. Note: Police “report” does not equal Police/Criminal “record”. Based on your interpretation, the Mayor must have on as well, since the city employee she put her hands on filed a report. Please pull hers and publish everywhere also.

Francis Ripp

Jack should explain it instead of not disclosing it

bay gazer

If you’re not charged with anything, why do you have to disclose anything?


Dont throw logic around. theyll just get mad


That is a run-down of his criminal activity in Fairhope. Those juvi charges are for a little girl.

bay gazer

Really? How do you get that from Juvenile-Witness-Sealed?

Truth teller

Because I am her dad Jack.

Clowncar Council

Will Fairhope re lect a pedo?

Francis Ripp

Would like to have more detail Jack is spinning that it is his son’s record.

Colonel Jim H.B. Wells

It cannot be his son’s record. There are other incidences on there that are definitely Jack Senior. This is all disgraceful. Who gave the police report to Ripp? Is this why Jack treated the chief like his yard man? Fairhope better get rid of Burrell. He is dangerous.

bay gazer

Criminal activity? One public intox in 2005 that was not prosecuted, listed on a harassment, not pursued. Two sealed juvenile reports – idiots, his son has the same name he does. If it was a crime jack committed against a child, it would not be sealed, the victims name would not be given. Truth teller, you are lying. I’ve seen the actual reports, in full. But this is what most of you all do, spread vicious lies and rumors about folks, with or without actual proof. Apples to apples, publish a copy of sweet Karin’s police report.


Oh Bay Gazer! You are so full of shit even since your first post against the Mayor. If you have really seen and read the full report, including the sealed ones. You must be either working against the Mayor by standing up for Jack or just a plain sorry ass person that we all have know for many years. Oh? It’s both! You are pathetic. Go now and bow to your Mastet Jackass Burrell. There is no doubt that Jack Burrell has shown any respect for anyone including his own family. That is a fact that no one can deny no matter if he had done good things for Fairhope. He is not a person that should represent what kind of great character that the rest of us have. Get the hell out of Fairhope. Cowards as you have been your entire life. Such a small person. You are more of a City Council “Gazer” than anything else. Post whatever you want to. What ever you do have have posted is of no meaning and with no character. The Council is full of Cowards. I see that when the gentleman told the council how sorry they are and why don’t… Read more »


It’s hard to say what the public participation part of tonight’s council meeting will be like. Will it be a re-run of last Monday’s scripted production? Will Jack Burrell allow residents to speak as long as they want to and the audience to respond as ill-behaved brats, booing or clapping without interference from the Council President who has certainly interfered at other meetings when speakers said things he didn’t approve of (or threaten them with handcuffs and jail if they uttered a word, depending entirely on who it was)? Almost certainly one person will want to speak: Jessie Patterson, on whom a police report was filed yesterday because of threatening behavior toward the Mayor’s family. It’s a fair guess he will be given time to say whatever he pleases, and more time if he wishes. I expect tonight will be yet another embarrassment for Fairhope residents at the hands of the council. I support the Mayor and if anyone is removed from office it should be Jack Burrell. Speak up if you feel the same way and if you can’t or won’t publicly (and who could blame you if not when surrounded by some of the crazy people we apparently… Read more »

Georgia Orwell

I just returned home from the meeting. I have not attended one lately, preferring to watch online, and I was amazed at the complete rudeness and lack of any respect from primarily really old women. They were talking out loud and making lewd comments constantly, making it difficult for some of us to hear the comments of those recognized by the Council to speak. I have never seen people act this way……..Walmart shopper cartoons on steroids! When people make fun of Alabama, I now will know that they probably have met these characters! I noticed that at least one of them was sitting where the camera would catch her during most of the meeting! Jessie Patterson appeared to lose the wind beneath his wings when he realized that most of the attendees supported Mayor Wilson. He actually seemed fairly harmless. Mr. Cooper was great and I love the suggestion given by a gentleman whose name I don’t recall that Jack Burrell cede the Presidency of the Council to Jay Robinson. This was the best suggestion I have heard this year……..please pass that one around and encourage all to support it. That would be a great start to getting along and… Read more »


Gay Jay Rob 4 prez.


Love his effeminate gestures. The way he flicks his wrist when he makes a point…sigh…he can be my prez anytimes! Smooches Jay. 🙂


Scary “Alabama” types. Low lifes


Jessie Patterson should start walking out into the bay and not stop. What a disgusting act while showing little or no evidence of a brain and some of the old stupid biddies that I watched especially the one in the black outfit sitting in the upper left corner of the video. She was not for anything good for Fairhope including when people mentioned “let’s all stop this mess and try to get along” Then near the end, she got up to the microphone and to compliment Jack Burrell and the the City Council as he was asking for someone to spare her son’s life. Heck, that biddie is a prime example of what we don’t need in Fairhope. Her face appeared to not have smiled in a very, very long time. Either stand up and let’s all work together, no matter how many time we all have tried. It was obvious that she and Jack and the Council are not willing to give it another try. There can always be another attempt. This city is worth it. We all have made mistakes, no exceptions whatsoever. If you can’t have this attitude, then stay at home and most importantly, Shut the… Read more »


Will this town ever be half normal again? Why can’t we just get along? Jack give the airport back and Karin stop firing everyone


Those turds deserved to be fired.

She Keeps Bees

Fairhope has become a Confederacy of Dunces.

Kent Clark

Burrell LIED last night. It was rigged last week. All a charade.
I got the word from former city employees to show.


My favorite parts of last night’s council meeting: When one of the residents stated she had some issues with “our newspaper”. That was a laugh-out-loud moment as everyone knows Gulf Coast Media can’t even generously be called a newspaper. (P.S. Cliff McCollum, resident liaison between the council and broadcast news, was there as well and looks in person about what you would expect a person who writes crap to look like. No wonder that guy can’t get a date.) Jack Burrell’s insistence that he knew nothing about last week’s circus of a council meeting, despite the fact a gentleman had texts to prove he did. Likewise, Jack’s declaration that he’s never had anyone removed from a council meeting, when everyone knows the RECORDED threats he made against Mr. Ripp. Jack may as well said to the entire audience: “Who are you going to believe – me or your lying eyes?” Mayor Wilson’s husband, who apparently had finally had enough after being threatened by Jessie Patterson the previous day and then listening to the council deny they had any knowledge of Sherry’s theatrical production. Anyone who knows Mr. Wilson from their downtown businesses knows that he is a polite, calm and… Read more »

Georgia Orwell

Agree with all. I think that the best suggestion was that Burrell cede the Presidency of the Council to Robinson, probably the most genial of the members (but also an attorney). After 6 years, this should be a no brainer. I did notice that only the ever tipsy Kevin Boone declined. This would be the best thing for the City; clearly Black Jack will never give up power so we need to find a way to make our other council members man up. Interesting that last night no one other than Boone objected to BJ following the rules. Perhaps we need to petition the Council to give them the goods to do the right thing. Last night was amazing b/c, even though Black Jack was ‘balls against the wall’, the rest of them appeared ashamed. What has BJ caught them doing?


We just need to vote them out. When Jack gets off the council then the airport either needs to be returned to the city or it needs to pay its own mortgage
Next Boone needs to go and he can take his Catalyst with him. When the people become aware of this group it will be a liability for a candidate to use this group.
Brown made his money off his hometown without bids and he needs to go. Hometown Brown? Yeah right
Conyers just wanted to make contacts for his bank and does not care about you unless you have something he wants He thought being on the council would be a prestigious stint and walked into a cat fight
Robinson you either need to take a stand and stop riding the fence. We are watching your voting record
Karin was elected by the very same people that elected you guys on the council. She has just as much right to be there as the rest of you


The problem with waiting to “vote them out” is that they will do a lot of damage in another 2-12 years. I agree with Georgia that moving Burrell out of the lead chair and having another council person sit there is a good start, and that could and should happen immediately. But I’m not sure Burrell’s little soldiers are willing to stand up to him enough to make that happen. It’s a small step toward change, but perhaps a good one.

Yaya sistahood

Patterson is deranged like Burrell and on serious meds.This is the new Fairhope. It has been overrun.


Jack Burrell exhibits sociopathic behavior.

GUILTY!!! #MeToo Movement

That’s what I actually heard a high ranking court Judge say verbatim!!! All anyone has to do is watch the City Council meetings since Wilson was elected Mayor and each and every man on the City Council has shown signs of Bipolar behavior, delusion and any JURY of any Court would find them all guilty of Harrasment towards Mayor Wilson. Mayor Wilson should file a Harassment case against the City Councilmen. First against Jack Burrell and depose all of them and the after winning, Sue the rest of them. This is certainly a perfect case of the many #MeToo cases that have been brought forward. One thing I have to say. I have met the Mayor’s Husband a few times. He is a a REAL MAN that shows the respect to all men, women and children than this pathetic council has ever shown to more or less anyone!! I bet you Jack and the rest of the Council would never get in his face and talk to him like they have disrespected and harassed his Wife. They are all scared little people not worth 2 shits. While suing Jack Burrell, bring in a psychologist and let him review all the… Read more »

Olivia Thompson

Really disappointed in the council. If you watch the video you can see they hate the mayor because they can’t steal with impunity. Sick dudes.

Raymond Tutweiler

So sad. Fairhope back in 2000 was a really nice place. Moved away in 2001 after two years there with my family. We moved back in 2012 after a decade in D.C. The things I’ve seen in the past six years have broken my heart. The Fairhope government is self-serving. The city council is feathering their nests and it is easy to see. Robert Brown “your hometown” is the worst. Gets a half million dollar contract? WTF? Why is everyone so dumb in Fairhope now? Why is this allowed?


Because some of the folks on the council are in it only for themselves. They don’t care about the town. They just care about how much they can materially gain.


I have a question for the snoopers and schmoozers out there. Let’s see what we can find out with a little cybersleuthing and plain detective work.

Ok. Here we go.

Jack Burrell claims to be an aerospace engineer “with security clearances” and works on weapons systems. He tells everybody this he can.

He said at the meeting the other night that he was driving to Huntsville right after the meeting. He said his employer is”Integration Innovation, Inc” and it is listed on his statement of economic interests filed with the Secretary of State. Got this online.

Has anyone ever called “Integration Innovation” and asked for Jack Burrell?

Do they know about his police record?

Francis Ripp

Jack Burrell is not an active engineer he is not listed on state records, he claims he is an engineer and does not need the Mayor’s job! What is his job? Who is his employer? He sure as hell is not a rocket scientist or a working engineer.


But you are an idiot!


https://www.facebook.com/fairhope.times/photos/a.389330017920246.1073741826.389329984586916/841463079373602/?type=3&theater If this were voted on and passed, it would be win/win for Fairhope. It would give the Mayor a voice (and a vote) among the men on the council and would take away much of the animosity that has been heaped upon her (for no good reason) because the City Manager would then be responsible. Naturally, the council would absolutely HATE the idea, which is an added bonus. From the little I understand, each council person would also be responsible for a particular district, not at-large like we have now. Now, finding somebody qualified who would want such a crappy job might be the real challenge, but who knows, people still go to work for Trump so maybe not. I would also like to see term limits included in such a vote, which is something else the Mayor discussed she wanted during her campaign. I honestly don’t see a downside to any of this and I hope residents give this consideration.