Baldwin County’s legal system relies to much on shutting people up. Criminal acts, political misconduct, court proceedings and civil litigation are “sealed” or CONFIDENTIALITY agreements are required to settle issues. Often this allows the guilty party to go on their merry way, until the next incident. Of course money is also an ingredient to grease the wheel while keeping everything out of the eye of the public domain.

How can you have any accountability or transparency if all the bad deeds are sealed? What incentive is their to do the right thing if you know you can always buy your way out and shut your accuser up.

Three former employees have brought lawsuits against the City of Fairhope. All three have made allegations against the City and the Mayor. One case is pending the other two settled and had their cases sealed. All those allegations, go unanswered because both former employees took the money then signed confidentiality agreements, the pending case will most likely end up the same way. They get taxpayer dollars and never have to explain anything to the taxpayer!

The Ripp Report is following two criminal cases and three civil cases. The common denominator with these cases is that the attorneys want everything sealed. It is not uncommon for a victim, plaintiff, of a criminal case, to get an offer to settle the issue, prior to court, for a sum of money, accompanied by a confidential agreement. The guilty party, silently, walks away.

Limiting public participation or community engagement by elected officials, is another common practice in Baldwin County.



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 Burrell…


The President of the Fairhope City Council has the infamous reputation of being the only Council President in Alabama to be hauled into Federal Court for refusing a citizen, and veteran, from exercising free speech. This case was settled WITHOUT any confidentiality agreement.



The Ripp Report is a Non-Profit Consumer Organization. The Ripp Report handles consumer issues, offers consultation on specific issues, family court issues and exposes political corruption.


The same Council President, Jack Burrell, adding to his resume, has a Police record, that is public record. Mr Burrell failed to mention this the last time he ran for office. On “HIS” record several incidents are sealed, how convenient.



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.


Fairhope has three very important issues, the K-1 Center, Triangle Conservation Easement and the Comprehensive Land use Plan, that demand, Community Engagement. The Council President
feels that three councilman is all it takes to decide these three very important issues.

What do ya want Fairhope? To be silenced, or be a part of the Community?



Fairhope citizens need to watch the first 30 minutes of the Fairhope Work Session, March 27: The first 15 minutes involves the K-1 Center, the next 15 minutes is discussing a Conservation Easement on…


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24 Comments on "SHUT UP"

  1. Aunt Pansy | March 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm |

    So where are the real men in Fairhope?
    Someone stand up to this narcissistic mouse, Burrell!

  2. Ripp you are up against a criminal enterprise. God bless.

  3. I heard the municipal judge owns a jet and a six million dollar home.

    On his lil old salary! Bless his heart!

    • A williams | March 30, 2019 at 1:55 pm |

      Why dont you state the name of said Judge? If it’s who I think you’re referring then you must not know him personally. He is a very successful developer and has earned all of these on his own merit. Envy is a sad character trait and if you believe everything in the “Ripp Report” then “Bless Your Heart”.

  4. BeforeKant | March 30, 2019 at 8:04 pm |

    I heard the FBI is still camped out in Fairhope.
    I wonder why?

    • They aren’t! Seriously, with the problems in the world/county/state, why do you believe that anyone cares about the drama in Fairhope? We have fair and free elections; our voters are primarily old people who are easily swayed by Burrell and Co……this is a running joke (probably created by Burrell) that the FBI cares. If the taxpayers of Fairhope don’t care, it is a MESSAGE FROM GOD that the FBI doesn’t care……>>LOL!!!

      • Fair elections? The only fair election was the 2016 municipal election when the Secretary of State oversaw it due to Kant’s father-in-law managing ballots for the 3 elections BEFORE 2016.

        Trust me, the FBI is has been investigating the corruption that happened before this administration.
        Burrell, Boone and Kant should be concerned!

  5. Look Fairhope is the fastest growing city in AL! Let it grow people!
    That’s how we roll here! Let us be! We will be great at 50,000 as we
    are now at 30,000. Stop worrying and reading the Ripp Report tea leaves!!!!

    • Overbuilding | April 2, 2019 at 5:24 am |

      Builder, with 50,000 we will have more crime, more taxes, and a lower quality of life just so you can “roll.” Actually you will be rolling in money you made as you cashed in on stealing our quality of life.
      If 50,000 is so great then why are people fleeing big cities? We know your type will leave after yiu have finished trashing this place. We just wish you would leave now.
      The only bright spot here is when you overbuild and saturate the home market, new home sales will collapse and you will go broke

    • Not Catalyst | April 2, 2019 at 7:25 pm |

      Builder, you mentality is why this area is being ruined.

  6. Nonameanon | March 31, 2019 at 2:14 pm |

    Scared for Fairhope and Baldwin. I don’t know if we can survive the developers. There is no planning in place for the county. It’s a free for all and a recipe for disaster on an epic
    scale. Stupid is as it does. Nobody is planning anything road wise except the three new bridges across the intracoastal to canal road so they can build new neighborhoods for the landowners on the other side. 59 will soon be a vertical parking lot. The three new bridges put thousands more cars on the key. There’s only one road. Who’s running this show? The developers and the politicians who are financed by them. Ripp is on to them. Is anyone listening to what he’s saying?

  7. Red Huffman | April 1, 2019 at 6:46 am |

    Catalyst owns all judges. Move along.

  8. Clara Voyant | April 1, 2019 at 12:26 pm |

    The county is gonna use the money from the sale of the megasite to start a planning.
    Chill Ripp.

    • Anonymous | April 2, 2019 at 5:17 am |

      What a joke Clara Voyant. If they do sell that mega site the money will just go to Award the political friends with contracts

  9. Moonie Newcomb | April 2, 2019 at 7:17 pm |

    So Burrell is running for Congress? Well that pedophile Biden is running for President it looks like. I guess we’re in a new age, huh?

  10. Clara Voyant | April 4, 2019 at 8:03 am |

    Rumor of jack 4 congress is all over town mister ripp. Does he really believe or is this a clever ploy to make him look powerful and to scare challengers for his at large council seat?

  11. Moonie Newcomb | April 5, 2019 at 3:58 am |

    Jack will easily win re-election. And catalyst will finish its complete destruction of the Eastern Shore. The bay is already a brown chemical poop slop. Thanks Jack. You and your corrupt ilk will pay for the wrongs done. Karma is real Jack. I hope you enjoy your life taking advantage of others by lying. We know what is going on at the airport.

  12. Anonymous | April 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm |

    Baldwin County judges have a lot to hide, particularly Michelle Thomason. She should be ashamed of herself!

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