If you live in Fairhope, BEWARE, your government is being hijacked by past employees that have been fired, quit or retired, since the election of Mayor Karin Wilson. Two employees sued the city with the help of the City Council and then sealed the cases so the general public never knew the truth behind their firings. It is the same damn crowd who have been crying in their milk ever since Fairhope had a “fair” election. They are supported by people that were loyal to Kant, including the Courier tabloid and the local AM station W.A.C.O.

The leader of this group is City Council President jack Burrell. Burrell chose not to run against Kant because Kant assured him he would step aside the next election, he has been pissed ever since. He began his crusade to terrorize the Mayor and obstruct city business, as soon as he was sworn in. His intention was to drive the duly elected Mayor out of office by bulling, harassment and obstruction. These are not allegations, they are factual and recorded on video tape. The Mayor’s response:

A mayor’s foremost responsibility, second to none, is the safety and security of the citizens. As mayor, I have taken…

Posted by Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The City Council gave Burrell full rein to do as he wished and they ignored any allegations that were levied at them.

Last week’s “special” meeting was a prime example of yet another occasion to BUSHWHACK the Mayor. Mr. Burrell and the Council are very good at calling these meetings and being sure only the sour grape crowd be the ones invited.

The Police Chief made the decision to retire, not the Mayor. Sherry Sullivan, a fired disgruntled employee who sued the city and collected her bonus, orchestrated a dog and pony show that had everything but violins. Be sure to watch Mr. Burrell’s grandstanding around the 40 min mark.

The Chief retired after 36 years of service. The Chief had mentioned to many people, me included, that he probably would retire in a couple of years, this was around the time of the last election. Chief Pettis was recruited by the sour grape crowd to blame the Mayor for his retirement. The reasons given by the Chief, that he had been “bullied and intimidated” by the Mayor. Those X employees played the Chief like a fiddle for their own agenda. The Chief has recalled his original signed letter.

For the Chief to say he was “bullied and Intimidated” is the height of hypocrisy. For 18 month the council has been unrelenting with bulling, intimidating and obstructing the Mayor. After 36 years you would think the Chief of Police would have a little more bark on his ass then to let a “woman” pick on him, please.

The Chief is a damn good man and I am sorry that he was used this way for political purposes, but it was not the Mayor who used him. It was fired and retired employees, joined by employees who choose to follow Kant down the yellow brick road. Chief Pettis says he cannot work for the Mayor but could work for the Council, sorry Chief that is not your call, you do not pick your boss.

The Fairhope City Council has supported Mr Burrell in his effort to maintain control over the Fairhope Airport and secure it’s title in the name of the Airport Authority, not the city. The Council is now suggesting that the city budget be removed from the Mayor’s responsibility, against the law, to that of their hand picked financial committee. Here’s the icing on the cake, the Council now wants to take over the responsibility of the Police Dept. That is like putting the foxes in the hen house.


Mr. Burrell has a horrible record as a councilman and Council President. During his tenure the sewer infrastructure was ignored. Please do not forget the sweetheart deal Jack worked out for his friends, the same friends he was accepting free jet transportation from, while he served on the Airport Board. The soccer fields were a disaster and millions were wasted. He supported the developers of the Fly Creek Apartments by accepting as a gift, the wetlands and drainage from the development. Mr Burrell ran for office and never made public his police record. Maybe that is why he wants control of the police!

In an effort to silence any critics he used his position as an elected official to deny, yours truly, their Constitutional right to free speech. That case is now in a Federal Court. Guess what! the citizens of Fairhope are now paying for Jack’s Attorney fees, just as we did for his defense of the Airport.



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/

Only 24% voted in the mid term, 76% were asleep.

If 76% remain asleep in Fairhope they will lose their quality of life, property values will go down and corruption will be the new norm.


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  1. Anonymyass | June 8, 2018 at 4:39 pm |

    Ripp, your delusional ass has been trying to hijack Fairhope for years. You continue to prove what a dipshit you are!

    • I heard Ripp’s lawsuit is going to federal court.

      This is bad news. Federal court is expensive and I do not see a jury siding with Fairhope in a videotaped account of the actual deprivation of free speech under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

      Also how is it that the city attorney is representing both he and Jack? Is there not a conflict? Does anyone realize just how stupid Jack Burrell is? Police record aside.

      • Ask city attorney about Sandy Ford
        Blurred lines for sure.
        Little do these people know that the Feds have been looking at their SHIT since 2015

        • Lauren K. Stapleton | June 10, 2018 at 12:46 am |

          Karin seems really confident lately. Like she knows something we don’t about the feds. I imagine they have briefed her out of courtesy.

      • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm |

        You can thank council for this. They’re treating current lawsuits the same as always. Fight until the city wins and we the taxpayers are paying the bill.

    • To Anonmyass only | June 9, 2018 at 12:41 pm |

      Come forward Anonmyass and tell it to Ripp in person. I’ll pay you half of all the tickets I sell and guarantee you a grand. You’d find out how to get you head ripped off. Peckerhead coward!

      • Anonymyass | June 9, 2018 at 3:33 pm |

        LMAO! Learn to think for yourself and quit letting idiot Ripp drag you around by the nose. Ripp is a cancer and continues to prove that on a daily basis! History shows that if you disagree with the all-knowing Ripp then you get bullied – by him and his flunkies … you are obviously one of the latter.

        • Anonmyass, you must be 3 years old. Tell your mother to change your diaper. The way you act, I know don’t a daddy.

          • Anonymyass | June 9, 2018 at 9:17 pm |

            Like I said, learn to think for yourself and quit letting idiot Ripp drag you around by the nose. Ripp is a cancer and continues to prove that on a daily basis! History shows that if you disagree with the all-knowing Ripp then you get bullied – by him and his flunkies … you are obviously one of the latter. You know I’m right because of your weak ass argument. Nobody can make shit up like the Rippster!

            • All of this drama is Ripp’s fault. He drove Burrell off the deep end.

            • TRY Anonmyass | June 16, 2018 at 1:03 pm |

              Anonmyass!! I bet you wouldn’t speak that way to any of us in person that way. Especially the Mayor’s Husband and darn sure not Ripp himself. You would then be Anonmyass without the ass. Because you would have one if you even thought of doing something like that. Too funny!

        • Leopold Small | June 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm |

          Ripp is a cancer to the council.
          Boone, Brown (Jester), and the banker are not running for re-election.
          This, coupled with the fact the FBI is snooping leads me to believe their “public service” is over.

        • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 6:46 pm |

          Hey Robert Brown! You’ve been calling Ripp a cancer for some time. Can’t stand the fact that Paul Ripp wants to fight corruption because he’s been calling you out too with your “no bid” art center remodel.

          • Robert is building his dream home on our dime! Two years on council and builds dream home.

            Crime pays in Fairhope.

            Burrell has made ten times thst much morons. We are being robbed blind!

    • To Anonmyass only | June 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm |

      Hey Dipshit Anonmyass! Ripp is going to rip Jackass Burrell’s asshole just like the Burrell ripped up that silly piece of paper at the council meeting. Though Jackass Burrell has a hard time tearing the couple of sheets of paper into pieces. Ripp will have no trouble ripping Jack Burrell’s Asshole in Federal Court. Stupid Anonmyass.

      • Anonymyass | June 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm |

        Facts ma’am … just the facts! Stupid sheep!

        • BET ANONMYASS??? | June 10, 2018 at 3:19 pm |

          Anonmyass, we will see. I can assure you, and I haven’t been wrong for the last 20 years on an election call, so whatever the very next political position Jack Burrell runs for next? I guarantee you that he will not win. If you should want to put your money where your mouth of so many pathetic and dirty words are coming from. I have a way with any attorney of your choice to wager you $5000 Once you pick an attorney and put up the $5000 up. I’ll have my attorney put up mine with a contract that we both can agree on. If you are not interested, the very least you can do is watch you filthy mouth and act like a decent human being! Trip Pittman made me a lot of money and I even took additional bets that he would get less than 10% of the State’s Votes. So everyone that reads or posts on this site and sees the filthy and nasty posts made over and over by you “ANONMYASS”. The offer has been made. ANONMYASS, “Put up or Shut Up”! If you care to place a bet now. I’ll wager $5000 that Underwood will beat Dorsey. Because the filthy words that you use in your posts and you being a Jack Burrell fan, you must be a Tucker Dorsey fan too!

    • EaglescoutMom | June 9, 2018 at 6:32 pm |

      Ripp is delusional for wanting to end corruption? Sick catalyst machine freak.

    • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 6:41 pm |

      You only wish it could be blamed on him! No one would spend as much time as he does VOLUNTEERING to fight corruption – for what? He’s not a politician, he doesn’t sell ads, he is not a political paid analyst. People against him don’t know what to do with him so they try to make him out to be crazy. But guess what? He loves Fairhope, fights for women and children in our corrupt Baldwin County legal system with things you’ll never see in the news or on this blog, and the only agenda he has is weeding out corruption. Been fighting it his whole life and his dad before him.

      I just watched the John McAfee documentary today and he was even in this fighting the corruption in Belize! He could have been killed for that! Good job Paul! Not afraid and always stands up for what is right.

      The people hijacking Fairhope are JACK and COUNCIL! Why are they doing what they’re doing??
      Personal gain. They had not platform or vision except to block our mayor.
      And former disgruntled employees who need to MOVE on!!! Because we the citizens see the City is moving forward.

  2. Anonymous | June 8, 2018 at 5:29 pm |

    Who on the council is a catalyst

    • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 7:02 pm |

      Councilman Kevin Boone helped create Catalyst, had to get out due to conflict and now his son, Scott, runs!!

      Councilman Jimmy Conyers (tapped to run) is best friends with Scott and used catalyst.

      Of course Kant and he lost to Mayor Wilson (their first loss but many more will follow now that Ripp has been reporting the truth)

      Councilman Jay Robinson – tapped to run, was on planning, voted for the fly creek apts and voted again to approve extension on their zoning this term.

      Not sure if councilman Jack Burrell used because he really didn’t have competition

      No one can figure out councilman Robert Brown. I doubt he used catalyst but he’s 100% in now. A developer, fought the moratorium and the city enforcing the cheap sewer infrastructure he and his partner Cliff Pitman have been installing which really has been screwing new homeowners for a long time. Our Mayor is now enforcing gravity fed sewer to protect citizens from greedy developers!!


      • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm |

        It is about time we answered back to the catalist

      • Shit stirrer | June 10, 2018 at 5:25 pm |

        Gravity sewer? Are you delusional? Shit doesn’t run uphill, so in order to get it to where it needs to be, in some areas it will be 20 maybe 30 feet deep. Now, take into consideration, if the bottom is twenty feet, then the sides, according to code have to be 3:1 slopes back. Which means 60 feet each side. Do you realize what that will cost, not to mention destroy? Or you could bore it, that shit is real cheap. The only shit that runs uphill around here comes from Ripps mouth

    • Anonymous | June 11, 2018 at 9:30 am |

      Conyers used Catslyst. Boone is the father of Boone who is a he principle of Catalyst. I can not verify I’d Burrell and Brown use Catalyst. I will need to check the FCPA site on Secretary of State

  3. The Way Cheif has Pettis was played by Jack Burrell was actually one of the most embarrassing events that I have witness. First of all, way before the Mayor wrote the letter announcing Cheif Pettis’s retirement. Chief Pettis has already driven all the way to Montgomery and submitted his retirement papers. Second, Cheif Pettis made a fool of himself and all the black folks in the area as he was always treated like a damn cotton picker by The very asshole himself, Jack Burrell. The majority of the black folks and many of the white folks in Faihope are ashamed for Cheif Pettis not only looking like he was played and fooled, but also setting the racial error backwards. Jack Burrell would. It have done this to a White Man and a White Man wouldn’t have let Jack Burrell treat him the way he did and totally showed everyone at the meeting that the Cheif was just “HIS BOY”. You don’t treat people like Jack Burrell has treated the Cheif and as the Cheif, you don’t let any man treat you the way Burrell treated him. If you cannot see the pathetic actions on the part of Cheif, Jack Burrell, the City Council and the sorry ass ex employees was nothing short of setting up the Chief all just to blame the Mayor. Then you don’t have the f&$&ing sense to know just how stupid you really are. Dammit people. These worthless, pathetic and sorry ass people need to be harshly delt with severe penalties. Cheif Pettis, you put yourself and your People, years behind for a stupid ass White Man we call Jackass Burrell for what. I used to admire you, but I don’t care if you have served 36 years or 36 months. You don’t have the sense to stand for us and especially yourself. Wish you the best. But what shame you have brought to yourself and to your family as well as other people who will never think the same about you. Good luck!!!

    • Anonymyass | June 8, 2018 at 7:48 pm |

      Don’t let facts get in the way!

      • Georgia Orwell | June 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm |

        Agreed. Burrell set Pettus up to make Burrell appear to be a hero. The ever benevolent Burrell saved the poor pitiful ( bullied by a little girl, no less) Police Chief who was in tears because of his ‘mistreatment’ by the Mayor. What a show! I noticed while watching that no one other than Karin haters were in attendance. The Council should really provide truthful advance billing for their shows. I don’t believe for a second that any of this was random.

        I have never met Chief Petties and have no knowledge of any police business, but didn’t he submit the resignation letter? I don’t think that I am being wildly suspicious when I say that this Council has previously used Chief Petties as a tool to punish Mayor Wilson for winning. The saddest result is that our Police Chief has been publicly humiliated only to make the star of the show (guess who……Burrell) look adorable in his own eyes. He apparently visualizes himself as the perfect Southern gent, saving the poor man ‘of color’ from rape accusations from the white trash female liar.

        If the Mayor should resign, then also the entire Council should resign. Let’s start over totally or not at all.
        My dog could win a Council position more readily than Burrell could again!

        I don’t know Mayor Wilson personally and have only spoken to her randomly in the bookstore, etc. However, I voted for her and I believe in her vision for Fairhope. It is clear that she loves this city and is doing her best to protect it. If the Council had given her even 25% support, most of her mistakes would not have occurred; however, sour grapes prompted the hatred and jealousy that led to the coin-operated Council’s approval of the Fly Creek Apartments rather than allow Fairhope’s residents to finally put an end to that never-necessary and never-wanted project to pass.

        One day, I believe, Jay Robinson and Jimmy Conyers will have their kids question their poor choices in these votes. Boone and Burrell only want to destroy the Mayor; if that destroys the City, they consider it collateral damage. I can’t figure out Robert Brown ‘for our hometown’…….he just lied during his campaign? I believed him and voted for him. I would love to know if he was sincere during the campaign and then later sold out for big money or if he was on Corte’s payroll from the beginning….he is perhaps the most puzzling of all b/c he truly appeared to be a good guy.

        Go to the meeting Monday if you believe in democracy and not just sideshows.

        • Anonymous | June 8, 2018 at 10:50 pm |

          Robert and Trip and Jack have a special prayer for Fairhope citizens.

          Grab your cheeks.
          Spread them wide.
          Clinch yo teef.
          Row damn tide.

          All worship catalyst.
          Bow to your masters.

        • APRIL RAIN | June 8, 2018 at 11:12 pm |

          Agree with WOW & GEORGIA!!
          Ridiculous that the NAACP was there!!
          This was a set up.
          The chief bullied! Please! Who wants a chief of police That is willing to go along with a circus show and not keep order. His wife making nasty comments about the mayor. It’s a disgrace and a poor representation of a chief/leader and his spouse. The police department needs an overhaul. Buying so called used computers and then losing them. …..
          Investigators not following up with citizens after multiple contacts . Officers/Chief Do what the good ole boys” tell them. This town is growing way too fast. This department needs the best and not share their political views.
          All these fired people are mad bc they had someone actually supervise them. When Kant was in office it was a free for all… ..that’s why Fairhope is in deep shit… Literally.
          I would think that the retired ones would be grateful to the mayor. She could’ve cleaned house on day one.
          With all this DRAMA…… Build a performing arts theatre and act it out there. Spare the citizens this ridiculous side show. Council & Mayor get to business … Keep moving forward.
          iTs in the PIPELINE…………….

          • Roosevelt Smalls | June 9, 2018 at 7:15 am |

            Get rid of the guy with the juvie charges running Fairhope into the dirt.

            • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm |

              Jack Burrell is the real bully. He and Chief are an embarrassment to our community. Good for her for handling it with grace and not backing down.

            • bay gazer | June 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm |

              Learn how to read and comprehend before you accuse someone of having “juvie” charges.

          • Against Racism | June 9, 2018 at 3:35 pm |

            Hey NAACP. Who called you so quickly to come to this meeting. You must be stupid not to see this was a set up by the racist group of The Council and it’s warts. This was a black man being set up all the white people to watch. Before I got up and spoke on a matter that you certainly did not have all the facts on, I would have a little more research. It was the people who used your fellow brother as a puppet for all the white stupid ass people of Fairhope to cheer and show their stupidity. Why would the Cheif drive all the way up to Montgomery, fill out his retirement papers and then when Montgomery said they will send them off. The Cheif said “hold on to them for a while”. Was he screwing with us??? Something smells awful fishy with this decision. Why drive all the way to Montgomery and then tell them to hold on to them and not send them forward. DID he take a vacation day for this? DID he drive a city vehicle? You can email or send them Fedex or UPS or mail them. Hope you didn’t prank us and screw us at the same time all because of Jackass Burrell and the MOFO city council and especially the stupid ass people who were fired. Dammit! Who’s screwing who here!!!! Get real all of you, especially you NAACP WHO WAS PLAYED LIKE A FOOL RIGHT ALONG WITH THE CHIEF!

  4. Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 6:42 am |

    Sherry Sullivan contacted every fired employee and all of her friends in Fairhope to initiate a finely-orchestrated melodrama and used Chief Petties for their own gain. Chief Petties has told anyone who would listen that he planned to retire. And why not? Thirty-six years on the force, he’s ready, he deserves it.

    But Ms. Sullivan and her band of miscontents saw a perfect opportunity to twist what Chief Petties planned to do and make it appear as though he was being pushed out – just as they’d been. Who knows why Petties went along with this charade? That is not for us to figure out. Perhaps he just wanted a big farewell.

    In any case, for those of y’all who haven’t yet watched the production (and I suggest you do), it went off as planned. In fact it went off so well it’s possible they had a dress rehearsal prior to the show. Chief Petties was indeed a sad sight, reading from his prepared speech – and I do think it was actually prepared by him because it was really, really a rambling disjointed affair – proclaiming how the mean little ole Mayor bullied him (put this visual in your mind) to the point where he just couldn’t stay any longer. The tears were a nice effect as well and especially appealing to the base was Sherry and all the former employees, standing behind him in a choir, alternately holding hands, giving each other and him comfort and pats…it could only have been improved with a soundtrack.

    And Petties’ wife, stepping in to finish what he was emotionally unable to complete, was also an extra-nice touch.

    Then we come to the scene that Jack was waiting for. You could just tell the entire time the audience was singing Petties’ accolades that Jack was chomping at the bit to finally get to his part which I’m sure he’d rehearsed in his bathroom mirror all afternoon. And finally – it was his turn!!

    “So, Chief Petties, if we can bend state law and make miracles happen so that you can report to the Council instead of the mean ole bully-Mayor, will you stay?”

    “Yes, sir,” the humble servant replies, nodding and bowing to his master.

    And now the coup de gras that will SURELY put the last nail in the Mayor’s coffin: Jack stands with Petties’ resignation letter in his hands, tears it up into little pieces and throws it out into the courtroom, I mean room, like so much confetti. And like the sheep that the rest of the Council are, they too follow suit and resignation confetti wafts through the room like the first light snow of the season.

    I mean, it was stellar, and every actor truly did deserve an Oscar. Bravo!! Well done!

    But…it’s not over yet! Because now, the Mayor must face the angry villagers before they lead her to the burning pyre that will hopefully snuff out her life as the mean ole bully she’s become. Imagine if you can, what that must have been like. A woman who has wanted nothing more than to do good things for Fairhope, seeing her friends and neighbors and the people of Fairhope who are such good, kind Christians, who are so easily led to become raging, hateful, mean-spirited, deluded lemmings by a well-crafted production. Because everybody knows she can’t really say a thing to defend herself. That’s the way the City operates. Hog-tied by liability issues if she dares to say what needs to be said.

    Well done, Sherry Sullivan. You finally got what you’ve been wanting. Who knows, you might make a very good bad politician yourself. You’ve certainly got the black heart and a team of supporters for it.

  5. Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 8:23 am |

    Chief has sat in the back of council chambers for over a year and watched Jack-ass and many others “bully” the mayor and do absolutely nothing. And now he has the audacity to call her a bully after receiving an unfavorable review? I’m happy the mayor won’t settle for the status quo – if this was a man it wouldn’t have happened.

    All this was orchistrated. Chief may have been considered a “nice” and “respectable” man before but he has lost all respect and credibility now. Now he will be remembered for this. It’s sad and disgracefull.

    Jack-ass and good ol boys Tut and Marcus city attorneys know chief and police Dept can’t report to them. A council who can’t even do their own damn job much less take over the mayor’s.

    People are watching and they’re disgusted.

    • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 8:47 am |

      Maybe it is time to leave Fairhope. This town has really gone down. Once a charming bayside town is now a cesspool with political backstabbing and greedy overgrowth. I guess I will sell, cash out, and go someplace without backbiters and and subdivisions

      • Do it soon. Prices won’t be high long.

      • Fairhope has shat in the bay one too many times yet their citizenry claims it doesn’t stink. Deny. Deny. Seventy percent voted for ole Roy Moore. Telling.

      • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm |

        It’s always been this way! It’s called draining the swamp. We are recovering from this mess!

      • Rumplestiltkin II | June 10, 2018 at 5:21 pm |

        Jack should be police chief too. That way he can destroy the juvie charge records. See how this works, Fairhopians? You are slowly losing your home town to Jack, Boone and a clown named brown.

        • bay gazer | June 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm |

          Can no one read a police report? A MINOR was a WITNESS. Jack does not have “juvie” charges. There’s no need to destroy anything.

    • Well said anonymous! You are so correct. People are blinded by there own stupidity and that’s sad for Fairhope. You are very correct stating the fact that Cheif Pettis has sat in the back of the council meetings and allowed Jackass Burrell to treat people (especially the Mayor) like they were slaves or bums. I can promise you 2 things. If the mayor was a man, he would have already kicked the crap out of Jackass and second, the black folks of Fairhope and all around the world are ashamed that a man who is has been on the force for 36 years and is the Cheif of Police for the city of Faihope allowed himself, his people and the rest of the people of Fairhope to be treated as second rate citizens. I guess when you don’t mind being treated like a slave by Jackass Burrell and the City Council, you really don’t have any respect for yourself or for others. We are better people than this group of trash that is playing games and plays right in front of our own eyes. Ban these sorryass fired employees and get rid of the whole damn Council and good ridden Cheif Pettis. You made you own bed of shame. Now go and either lay down in it, leave this city or live here and demand the respect you deserve from Jackass Burrell and the Council. The Mayor has never treated you wrong or made a fool of you. Jackass and the others have just been treating you like a damn mule. There’s a word that I believe Jack has used to describe you on more than one occasions and that’s not fair to anyone of us.

  6. Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 8:55 am |

    Every rediculous accussation against the mayor is what Burrell, himself, is guilty of! He’s been arrested for harrassement – mulitiple times! He uses his position for personal gain! He bullies Mayor Wilson every chance he gets. He’s a male shovinest pig! Anyone who supports him and his behavior should be ashamed of themselves.

    Sherry Sullivan and Jennifer Fidler treated employees horribly just like Kant.

    All the conflict our city has been facing are from hateful, vindictive people like Burrell. He doesn’t care about Fairhope! He only cares about power!

    • Quailridge | June 10, 2018 at 12:42 am |

      Which other councilmen have multiple juvenile charges on their police record?
      Enquiring minds…

      • Shit stirrer | June 10, 2018 at 5:38 pm |

        I guess you were all perfect children. Maybe you guys should run for office. Who gives a crap what you DID when you were seventeen? Unless you’re 18

        • Gerald The Engineer II | June 10, 2018 at 7:36 pm |

          These are juvie charges against ADULT Jack Burrell, city councilman, in Fairhope. This happened two and three years ago. Sick s.o.b.

        • Shit stirrer: I don’t think you understand the charges. These are not charges against Jack when he was “seventeen”. These are charges made against him recently for actions against a minor. I hope you were simply confused about Jack’s record.
          Otherwise, the very fact that you would make excuses for this type of behavior says a lot about you.

          • bay gazer | June 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm |

            Neither of you can read a police report. If jack had committed a crime against a minor, it would not be sealed. The victims name would not be released. This is a juvenile that was a witness. Can none of you connect those dots? And Ripp – you’ve reached a new low going after kids.

            • Jim from Tuscaloosa | June 11, 2018 at 9:44 pm |

              The the corrupt judges seal everything to protect corrupt politicians when they get caught with their hand in the cookie jar. I know first hand.

              • bay gazer | June 12, 2018 at 9:45 am |

                It never went before a judge. It’s a police report of contact with a minor who was a witness to a crime. No hands were in any cookie jar. Ripp has reached a new low going after kids.

                • Go Jump In The Bay | June 12, 2018 at 5:10 pm |

                  Dear Bay Gazer,
                  You have been gazing at the stars too long and have become blinded by the stars or perhaps mesmerized by the fiddling.
                  There are more corrupt cover ups than Jacks.
                  Do you not understand what “putting your hand in a cookie jar” means, and having it covered up!?!!!!
                  Of course not! You are naive and can not read or understand like half of Fairhope.
                  You believe everything you are told.

                • Yeah right Bay Gazer! I want some of what you are somking. Jack sr does have 2 charged against him for sure. Don’t worry. His son who attends Fairhope High School Jack Jr is not far behind. Soon there will be more police reports with Jack Burrell Sr and Jack Burrell Jr. they are both the same. Jerks!!! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Stupid dumbass ass Bay Gazer. Say what you wish. If you are the Bay Gazer, just look into the future and you will see what I’m talking about.

              • Go Jump In The Bay | June 12, 2018 at 9:52 am |

                You are so correct Jim from T Town !
                Fairhope and the entire county has been
                full of corrupt politicians and their merry men.
                The city in county have been putty In their hands for their personal gain- power passed down from Mayor to Mayor.
                Kept in ‘the family’ of rich old white men.

                The truth will find a way to come out. That is why they are running scared and employing others to fight their way back in. Today’s transparency is going to stop a lot of this. And, I do hope we can stop this old, sputtering political machine.

                They like to divert attention by stirring up other things, sealing lawsuits quickly so their supporters won’t know the truth, enlist opposing the lawyers to participate- because if they don’t participate – they will be DONE in the county and city. No one is strong or brave enough or willing to lose their livelihood to take these crooks down.
                If the truth is exposed by the client – they would face a lifetime of lawsuits because they can and they are cruel.

                Please don’t stop supporting Karin. She really has everyone’s best intrest at heart and do not be persuaded by the same group of sheep that support Kant. If his supporters only knew how he was lining his pockets with the wool from their coats!

                If they only knew what he has done to ordinary hard working citizens, the financial pain and heartache he has caused.

                Remember that everyone is a heartbeat away from them destroying you. And they even make money while they are destroying people, they purposely bill hours, refuse to fairly negotiate, intimidate- they know every trick.

                I have always heard that families who seem happy, kind and friendly on the outside can really have a dark side lurking beneath – same with the quaint little town called Fairhope. It has a very dark side and it is nasty

                Jail is too nice a place for him.

            • Hey GAY Gazer! You are the turd everyone steps on when the sewage overflows. You might can read, but some of these things on Jack Burrell’s police report, but you don’t notice the numbers. These things have happened recently and Jack’s lucky there hasn’t been more added to the police report. Dumbass.

  7. Anonymyass | June 9, 2018 at 10:31 am |

    You’re all idiots! Please move immediately!

    • To Anonmyass only | June 9, 2018 at 10:49 am |

      Shut your ass up Anonmyass. Stupid moron. You move your worthless ass immediately. You are nothing to this town. Get!!!! Or tell us who you are coward! As I just said, Get to moving now!!!

    • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm |

      No, Y O U move and take the catalist with you

      • I saw Kant at Krispy Kreme the other day. He has gained 80 pounds.

        F.B.I. stress makes for overeating?

        • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 10:29 pm |

          When the crooks get indicted and the new homes get saturated and Fairhope becomes like Theodore we will go after Stacey and his crooked catalist. Ball Davis Dorsey Haygood Boone Elliot take ye heed. We will remind you

        • Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 10:45 pm |

          I lost fifteen pounds due to a clear conscious. I will run for City Council and will not be a Catalist. Do I have a chance? Let me know before I throw my hat in…
          Your response will be an indication of whether I run or not. I will not take contributions from Corte or any real estate PACS. I will take up to $1,000 from individuals for printing,qualification fees, and meet and greets. After that I will run on my name. Any other contributions will be refused and returned.
          My platform will be controlled growth, no pump grinders, zoning, and moratoriums on subdivisions.

          • Foxie in the Hen House | June 12, 2018 at 9:24 am |

            Tell us what you know about these real estate PACS? I think they have dipped their toes in my direction as well.
            Top councilmen and the exmayor have sent some of the areas finest REALTORS into my house and on my property with “fake” clients only to offer a lowball offers and negotiations for the parcels they desire, It is unethical and an invasion of privacy. But I hold on to voice activated recordings. Some realtors & politicians might wish they had never participated in this.
            We know exactly who you are.

  8. Anonymous | June 9, 2018 at 7:31 pm |

    Support the Mayor? She’s an embarrassment, she can’t even speak in complete sentences at a meeting. The Chief wasn’t being used, he’s tired of answering to someone who is completely incompetent. I’m not pro city council but she’s wrong on this one. There would have been standing room only if enough people even knew about the meeting in the first place and they wouldn’t be standing with her. She’ll lose in a landslide if she’s ignorant enough to run again.

    • Ernie N Bert | June 9, 2018 at 11:45 pm |

      Jack will easily win mayor. Cannot wait.

      • R. Bentley | June 10, 2018 at 1:59 am |

        Jack is the new chief. Gonna wear multiple hats.
        Council Presdent
        Chief Pedo

      • ERNIE N BERT puppeteer. Must be a Jackass kisser. Don’t worry. A lot of you cowards bow down to him.

    • Anyone know Burrell’s IQ?

      • concernedfh | June 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm |

        He was smart enough to get Judge Thomason to cover for him on the juvie charges. 🙁

    • Counselor | June 10, 2018 at 8:19 am |

      Well i did confirm Jack’s unconstitutional free speech denial rampage case IS going to federal court. I presume Burrell’s ego was the main reason. People likely don’t understand but if Ripp bribgs in con law experts it could go seven figures with the payout and legal and court costs. Who is the insurance company for the city? If I were them I would reign in Marcus and get a real attorney–or they are gonna get burned bad. There’s no way a jury sides with Burrell after his record is brought up in deposition and trial before the jurors.

    • Shit stirrer | June 10, 2018 at 5:42 pm |

      Amen from the back pew

    • Daphneoracle | June 10, 2018 at 7:33 pm |

      I recall Kant butchering the English language on a routine basis. Last time I checked Karin owned a bookstore.

  9. Tabitha Raines | June 11, 2018 at 6:37 am |

    Lost somewhere in all this is the fact that chief officially took back his statement about the mayor.

  10. You can definitely tell who the smart people are on this page, and who are the crazy uninformed ones. The smart people make intelligent comments based on the subject and the stupid ones call the other posters names while adding nothing worthwhile to the conversation. The latter just fills up this page with wah-wah-wah-wah that nobody wants to wade through to get to the comments with substance. I believe that Mr. Ripp should start deleting all comments that either don’t pertain to this particular blog or are nothing but name-calling rants against other posters. Children should be treated like children and when they can’t behave around the adults, send them to their rooms. Personally I’m all for reading opinions that don’t line up with mine but the useless drivel by some who apparently only post because they like mindless aggression toward others is tiring and frankly, doesn’t belong here.

  11. Facebook is covered up with attacks on the Mayor. These people for the most part would never act the way they are or say the things they’re saying if they weren’t behind a computer screen. For the first time I am embarrassed to say I live in Fairhope. I wish those who do would stop and think how they are making us ALL appear. It’s embarrassing and though they may feel they’re speaking up for a poor, mistreated employee (Petties) what they are actually doing is making unsubstantiated vocal determinations based on only hearing one side of a story. I would imagine those very people when trying to teach their children well would always advise them against doing such a thing. And they they grow up and do it themselves.

    The behavior of the vocal minority at the last Council meeting was disgraceful. The clapping and booing and outbursts from the audience was shameful and it was only made worse by the fact that Burrell allowed it to happen. This is obviously a man with two different books for what is allowed during an open meeting, and he is perfectly okay with using one for the people he agrees with and another for those he doesn’t. This is a man who has no business sitting on a City Council.

    • Arrica Michaelson | June 11, 2018 at 12:02 pm |

      You are so right. I hope you’ll be there tonight. Regardless if one supports the Mayor we must support our town and insist on higher standard of ethics from our towns leaders. Fairhope is becoming a reality TV show and not in a good way.

  12. Marlon Carmichael | June 11, 2018 at 11:59 am |

    I so hope that those of you who are disgusted by the charade put on by the council, sherry and the chief will attend the city council meeting tonight in support of Mayor Wilson. Our small town is at a turning point under Mayor Wilson. It’s up to us… the people of Fairhope to stand up, be seen, be counted and ultimately be heard that we will not stand for a council that lines it’s own pockets with deals bad for our town; we will not stand for a police chief (regardless of gender or race) who cries “bully” instead of charging the stand for what is right; we will not stand for men in power to bully an empowered woman like Mayor Wilson. Speaking of bullying did you hear Jesse Patterson went into the Mayors stored and threatened to return with 300 people chanting for her resignation… shouldn’t he just stay focused on his own legal battles of alleged embezzlement from the Organic School?
    I hope to see you all there tonight. The Kant and council supporters are rallying their people and will be there. We don’t need to be loud or obnoxious (they have this covered), we just need to be there. I’m tired of the council and these former city employees making a mockery of our town. It’s time to get down to business and sweep out the dirt starting with the council.

  13. I was shopping in the Page & Palette yesterday when someone I now know was Jessie Patterson came in. Evidently he had tried to see the Mayor but failing that decided to confront her husband who was working. He acted in a very aggressive and threatening manner to such a degree that an incident report had to be filed with the police department. I have since learned that this man has some type of mental condition for which he is being treated and apparently was “off his meds”. I recognize his name because he is the person who has had a long-term hard-on against Mayor Wilson and who started the petition to impeach her.

    This behavior is what happens when normal people (i.e. Fairhope residents) get whipped into a feeding frenzy by other people like the formerly-fired employees and friends of friends of friends of Chief Petties.

    If things continue to go in the same direction, there is no telling where this situation might end…but if it ends in violence, look to your neighbors for causing it.

  14. Ben Hurt by Fairhope Politicians | June 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm |

    Ben Hurt by Fairhope Politicians

  15. Ben Fumin about Fairhope Politicians | June 11, 2018 at 9:55 pm |

    Et tu, Brute
    What a fabulous production I saw the other night! Encore! Encore!

    The most DISTURBING thing of all was what I witnessed following that special meeting, The biased newspaper boy, some City Councilmen and their wives, ExMayor Kant and his wife, Karla, and other ex Department Heads joined each other and were high fiving, fist bumping, drinking and celebrating and laughing about what had just been done to Mayor Wilson.

    I felt so ashamed that these people were so disrespectful and cruel and in power over my sweet Fairhope. Shame on all of you! They should hang their heads in shame and step down.

    I have been upset about this for days.

    We should start a petition to impeach them.

  16. Go Jump In The Bay | June 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm |

    In reply to Ben Fumin in Fairhope regarding the celebration at Tamera’s restaurant by Kant and his wife, Boone & his wife, the newspaper boy, Other media, other council and ex employees there. The party was on, It made my stomach turn to see them.
    I just sat there stunned watching this mean group of people, To think that people were gullible enough to vote for them. That people with this kind of mentality and value system are in control of Fairhope.
    I still can not believe it, but I saw it with my own eyes.

    Thoughts from tonight: 6/11:
    *So Jack, I do not believe you were being truthful at all, and Kevin you have done everything in your power to not work with the Mayor and treat her with respect.

    *Jack is not being truthful when he said he did not plan that mob scene last week – HE HAD SOMEONE DO IT FOR HIM so he was not “technically “ lying!
    Boone was in on it too- He is and always has been a smart alec! Can not stand his pompous attitude. He has no respect for anyone except his buddy, Jack. Boone told Mayor Karin that he and others could not trust the Mayor — well, Fairhope can not trust you or Jack either,
    ol’ buddy!

    And to Ms Beiser, who commented at tonight’s meeting. (6-11)
    The Mayor does not need your opinion on hiring and firing nor your comment about losing 400 years of antiquated experience.
    It is HER RIGHT as the elected Mayor of Fairhope to hire or fire department heads and staff.It is her right to give evaluations. I have never heard of an employee arguing with their superior over whether or not they like their evaluation. Joe got sucked up in the politics of this.
    The majority voted and wanted her to serve as Mayor. You should respect their opinion. Those who voted her into office do not want her resignation. The council should respect her for the same reason. This should not be personal, this is business, In business you must work with people and show respect to people whether or not you like them.
    In the beginning, she wanted and tried to keep the department heads. But when your employees undermine you and play games with you because they don’t want you as their Mayor, well then, she exercised her right and used the option to send them home. Like it or not. So don’t play innocent and traumatized with me. Those ex and disgruntled employees can go sell crazy in some other town, I’m not buying into this.
    More people see through all of this than you would think.
    Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion on your comments. You just seemed so angry.

    • Fairhope Watcher | June 12, 2018 at 11:32 pm |

      That reporter from the newspaper is so biased that I no longer read that paper. If you are a reporter then report the news and save opinions for the op-ed page. Otherwise you will turn your paper into a tabloid

      • Jim From Tuscaloosa. | June 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm |

        They are doing to the mayor what the Washington swamp is trying to do to Trump .
        Lost an election and their 40 year grip on the City. Scrambling by what ever means to return to power.

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