There’s a radio advertisement out by one of the candidates accusing Sheriff candidate Greg Phares of racism. In fact, the impression I get from Milligan is that his whole campaign theme is that Greg Phares is bad. I haven’t heard the ‘Phares is a racist’ commercial yet, but looking at Milligans website, I found this…
EBR Sheriff Office Again Accused Of Torturing Prisoner
by Maria Guerrero – WAFB Channel 9
We may now know why accused murderer Trucko Stampley appeared unresponsive and hunched over in his first court appearance Thursday. Sheriff Greg Phares says this week, a group of deputies did take Stampley to the hospital because Stampley refused to eat.
Now, there are allegations that Stampley is being abused in prison.
His website also goes on to say…
CHARGES OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE OF A CRIMINAL SUSPECT MARK OPENING FORAY IN EBR SHERIFF RACE
…Two callers hurled zingers at Phares. The first asked if he had ever been sued for discrimination against minority officers. He responded over the air that as Sheriff he had not. However, he failed to mention that as a member of the Baton Rouge Police force he had been sued and lost just such a case costing the taxpayers at least a million dollars.
…Another caller asked Phares if he had ever physically abused any suspected criminals while in custody.
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Now I don’t know what’s going through Milligan’s mind here. Maybe he thinks all Republicans are guilty of torture, maybe he thinks accusing people of torture wins election, maybe he actually believes there’s torture, who knows what’s going through his head.
But, Milligan isn’t so special and has a lot of personal issues to deal with on his own. He seems more like a man who is right while the rest of the world is wrong, which makes him unfit to do the job. Mark Milligan wasn’t cut out to be a police officer, what makes him think he’s cutout to be the Sheriff?
What really catches my attention is that he has a campaign team around him and they should be smarter than this. Even an amateur can see that Milligan is a sacrificial lamb. His campaign team isn’t working for him, their working for somebody else. Why else would they sick Milligan on Phares, knowing full well that Milligan can never get the white vote, a vote that he’ll need if he wants to win?
Me thinks his campaign team is working for Sid Gautreaux in order to split the black vote between Milligan and Dalton Honore, so that Sid Gautreaux can make the runoff against Greg Phares. If Phares was smart, he’d do everthing in his power to make sure that Mark Milligan made the runoff against him. Milligan is now Phares safest bet to re-election.