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Dothan, Alabama (Houston County) James Bailey Is a Liar. Is He a Murderer? (District Attorney Doug Valeska leaves while the leaving’s good, and Judge Bradley Mendheim becomes famouser)


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James Bailey Is a Liar. Is He a Murderer?
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Slate

Leon Neyfakh

2/2017
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http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2017/02/will_new_evidence_in_a_dothan_alabama_murder_case_prove_james_bailey_is.html
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A mysterious cache of documents could prove that a man serving a life sentence for homicide was framed by corrupt Alabama authorities—if the documents, and the man, can be believed

Heather Brown was released from the Whatcom County Jail in Washington, after authorities in Alabama failed to submit a timely extradition warrant requesting her return to Dothan
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Coroner finds body in woods

Unidentified man a victim of homicide
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Dothan Eagle (@DothanEagle)

March 14 2004
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Vengeance the motive in killing

District attorney outlines case against Stuckey
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Dothan Eagle (@DothanEagle)

March 18 2004
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Michael “Mike” West, City Manager, Dothan, Alabama, Awarded Donald J. Trump “Law and Order” Candidate of the Year Award for 2016 (Rickey Stokes)

I have awarded Dothan, Alabama, City Manager Mike West, the Donald J. Trump “Law and Order” Candidate of the Year Award for 2016, for his decision to take the LAW into his own hands and ILLEGALLY use Executive Action to specially appoint judge Carl Chamblee, Jr. to handle the case of Rickey Stokes

Please join me in recognizing Mike West and his effort to help keep Dothan, Alabama, as the CORRUPTION Capitol of the CONfederacy

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City of Dothan seeks new trial for bondsman Rickey Stokes
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City admits special judge improperly appointed

Dothan Eagle (@DothanEagle)

Matt Elofson (@MattElofson)

Crime and courts reporter

Jun 13, 2016
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http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/city-of-dothan-seeks-new-trial-for-bondsman-rickey-stokes/article_d662d178-3127-11e6-a6f6-e3b4f5c3f935.html
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Trial and Case Involving The City of Dothan
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Rickey Stokes News (@RickeyStokesNews)

Rickey Stokes (@Rickey_Stokes)

Posted by: RStokes

Date: Jun 14 2016 9:26 PM
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http://www.rickeystokesnews.com/article.php/about-my-trial-and-case-involving-the-city-of-dothan-140824
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Dothan seeks dismissal of federal lawsuit filed by Dothan bondsman Rickey Stokes
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Dothan Eagle (@DothanEagle)

Lance Griffin (@EagleLance)

News reporter

August 9, 2016
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http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/dothan-seeks-dismissal-of-federal-lawsuit-filed-by-dothan-bondsman/article_5c977d4a-5e7b-11e6-a860-379b67706147.html
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Judge sides with Stokes and dismisses unlawful imprisonment charges against bail bondsman
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WTVY (@WTVYNews4)

By Staff Reports

Posted: Mon 6:10 PM, Oct 24, 2016

Updated: Mon 7:35 PM, Oct 24, 2016
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http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Judge-sides-with-Stokes-and-dismisses-unlawful-imprisonment-charges-against-bail-bondsman-398264161.html
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Legal fees in Rickey Stokes case piling up for the city
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Dothan First

STEPHEN CREWS

Posted: Dec 07, 2016 02:41 PM CST

Updated: Dec 07, 2016 02:53 PM CST
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http://www.dothanfirst.com/news/legal-fees-in-rickey-stokes-case-piling-up-for-the-city/616609835
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Jun 13, 2016 – Stokes v. City of Dothan, Alabama (1:16-cv-00430), Alabama Middle District Court, Filed: 06/13/2016 …
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June 13, 2016
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https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/12133806/Stokes_v_City_of_Dothan,_Alabama
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Stokes Trial Transcript
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https://www.scribd.com/mobile/document/325675809/09292014-Stokes-Trial-Transcript
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Reconsideration Appeal

Filed by Dothan
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Stokes
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https://scribd.zxcv.website/document/325676995/Reconsideration-Appeal-Stokes-Filed-By-Dothan
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Reconsideration Appeal

Filed by Dothan
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Stokes
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https://zh.scribd.com/mobile/document/325676995/Reconsideration-Appeal-Stokes-Filed-By-Dothan
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Defendant’s Objection to Motion to Reconsider

Stokes
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September 16, 2016
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https://www.scribd.com/mobile/document/326176769/Defendant-s-Objection-to-Motion-Reconsider-STOKES-091616
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Remember the Good Ol’ Days when the Dothan Eagle used to have a Hard-Hitting, Hard-Charging, Hard-Question Asking, Investigative News Reporting Staff❓No⁉️Neither do I‼️

The Dothan Eagle Dothan Alabama Houston CountyRemember the Good Ol’ Days when the Dothan Eagle used to have a Hard-Hitting, Hard-Charging, Hard-Question Asking, Investigative News Reporting Staff❓No⁉️Neither do I‼️
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But I do remember when the best the Dothan Eagle seemed to be able to muster, was repeating the same line over and over, and over, and over again about former City of Dothan Police Department Chief, John C. White, recording what seemed like the village idiot, requesting that he not enforce certain law enforcement functions, and trying to keep passing that off as “news”
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1. Sunday August 8 1999 4-A
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Dothan City Commissioner Tim Smith resigned his position after (Dothan Police Department Chief John C.) White released recordings in which Smith pressured White to stop enforcing laws Smith considered harmless, such as gambling, bribery and prostitution
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2. Friday October 29 1999 7-A
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3. Tuesday November 2 1999 5-A
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4. Sunday November 7 1999 4-A Opinion
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5. Thursday December 2 1999 Front Page
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6. Wednesday December 8 1999 Front Page
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7. Thursday December 9 1999 Front Page
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8. Saturday December 11 1999 11-A
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9. Sunday December 12 1999 4-A
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10. Wednesday December 15 1999 10-A
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But don’t worry Dothan, Alabama❗️

One day the City of Dothan might actually get a newspaper that has the Dothan National “nuts” to actually have “real” investigative reporting‼️

Now, where’s Rickey Stokes⁉️
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https://backassardalabama.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/658/

Attorney General Bill Pryor clears up open records issue

Attorney General Bill Pryor clears up open records issuePrescience

Attorney General Bill Pryor clears up open records issue

ABOUT THIS TIME last year, as The Dothan Eagle was investigating a string of rapes that had been taking place in the Napier Field Road area, the management of this newspaper discovered it did not see eye to eye with the Dothan Police Department with regard to access to crime reports

The newspaper’s position was that such reports were considered part of the public record, and that reporters should be allowed to review the documents each day

The police maintained the reports were not public record, but investigatory reports, and said access to some victim information in the reports would be potentially damaging to victims who had already suffered enough

Eagle Editor Ronnie Agnew and Dothan Police Chief John White eventually had a meeting of the minds, and although Chief White continued to maintain his position that the documents were exempt from open records laws – particularly the narrative portion on page two – he acquiesced and allowed reporters access to the front page of the Uniform Incident Offense Report

That agreement was prescient

In an opinion issued last week in response to similar challenges faced by The Decatur Daily, Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor affirmed that Agnew and White reached an appropriate agreement

Pryor advised that the front page of Uniform Incident Offense reports are open records that are not covered by a law passed by the Alabama Legislature last year concerning privacy of police investigatory reports

The opinion is a victory for Alabamians who deserve to know what’s going on in their communities, and should go a long way in opening access for news organizations throughout the state

Here at home we remain encouraged that a difference of opinion on a matter such as this could be worked through without resorting to opinions from the AG’s office

This news reaffirms those negotiations took the proper course

Wednesday October 20 1999

The Dothan Eagle 4-A
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Alabama Attorney general says police incident reports open to public
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https://backassardalabama.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/alabama-attorney-general-says-police-incident-reports-open-to-public/
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Alabama court rulings, attorney general’s opinions and state law say the book containing prisoners received into county jails is open to the public
Offense and incident reports are open, except portions that would compromise a criminal investigation, harm innocent people, or infringe on the constitutional rights of the accused
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https://backassardalabama.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/alabama-court-rulings-attorney-generals-opinions-and-state-law-say-the-book-containing-prisoners-received-into-county-jails-is-open-to-the-public-offense-and-incident-reports-are-open-except-por/

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) works to stop kid’s cruelty to animals, but Dothan Police Department, Not So Much❓

Dothan Alabama Police Department Chief John C. WhitePETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) works to stop kid’s cruelty to animals, but Dothan Police Department, Not So Much❓
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The Dothan Police Department will be getting a new police dog to replace one of two which died last month during a heat wave

The new dog, whose purchase and training will cost $5,000, will be a Belgian Malinois, the same breed as one of those that died in July, said Dothan Police Chief John White

The Dothan City Commission agreed Tuesday to allow the city police department to buy the dog from Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Ind

The $5,000 for the dog will come from drug seizure funds

The date of the dog’s delivery has not been scheduled, White said

When it arrives, however, it will be given continuous training by Dothan police

“We have trainers capable of giving them training in-house,” White said

He declined to discuss the deaths of the two dogs last month other than to say the department and the dog handlers took excellent care of them

(If the department and the dog handlers took excellent care of them, why did they die❓)

The cause of their deaths, he added, has not been confirmed because no autopsies were performed on the dogs’ bodies

(Why would autopsies be performed on the dogs’ bodies if the cause of their deaths might result in a finding that the department and the dog handlers did not take excellent care of them❓)

He said the summer’s heat had been hard on many animals

Several in the region, including one in Birmingham, have died in recent weeks
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Wednesday August 11 1999

Local & State

The Dothan Eagle 1-BPETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)Sunday August 15 1999

The Dothan Eagle 5-A

Dothan, Alabama, Police, cellular companies promote *DUI service

Dothan City Limit Dial *DUI to report DUIDothan, Alabama, Police, cellular companies promote *DUI service

Drunk drivers beware

A partnership among the Dothan Police Department, Alltel Communications and Cellular One is making it easier to report reckless drivers

“The Dothan Police Department, in concert with Cellular One and Alltel, are in the process of promoting a new effort on all of our parts to rid our highways of the DUI driver here in the City of Dothan,” said Dothan Police Chief John White

“For some time, a number of agencies outside of our area have had the ability to hit four digits on their cell phone, make a free call, and report a suspected DUI driver

I’m happy to say that with our local companies efforts, we’re now able to do that in this city”

By dialing *DUI (*384) on their cellular telephones, Alltel and Cellular One subscribers will be automatically routed to the Dothan Police Department Communications Center, which will immediately send an officer out to investigate

If the suspected drunk driver is outside of the Dothan Police Department’s jurisdiction, White said the call will be routed or passed along to the nearest law enforcement agency

“I think this speaks well of Alltel and Cellular One,” White said

“Obviously they are very civic minded in their corporations

This is one step they have taken to let the community know they are concerned about driving safety on our highways”

The more information — location, tag number, description of the vehicle or direction of travel — motorists are able to give authorities about the suspected offender, the more help they will be to authorities

White hopes *DUI will be used to report all erratic drivers, and allow the police to determine if the suspect is driving under the influence

Calls reporting safety hazards will also be accepted

“I think it’ll be a success story,” White saidDothan Alabama Police Department Chief John C. WhiteThe Dothan Eagle

Local & State

Friday September 10 1999Dial *DUI to report DUI this is a D.A.R.E. Community

Lane’s allegations stretch to the Dothan Police Department, where she says Chief (John C.) White tried to convince her to withdraw “through what I perceived as threats to me and my family”

Dothan Alabama Police Department Chief John C. WhiteLane’s allegations stretch to the Dothan Police Department, where she says Chief (John C.) White tried to convince her to withdraw “through what I perceived as threats to me and my family”

“The chief also confirmed that he was aware that city commissioners had a long-standing practice of getting tickets ‘fixed’ for friends and family and that evidence of this practice was used to convince the commission to settle a lawsuit with the former city manager for a significant amount of money,” the claim says
Dothan Alabama Police Department Chief John C. White
On or about August 30, 1999, I was summoned to meet with the Chief of Police

The meeting took place in his police cruiser

During this meeting, the chief attempted to convince me, through what I perceived as threats to me and my family, that I should once again withdraw my name from consideration for the judgeship

I was told that I would not be getting the position

I was told that the media already knew what allegations had been made about me and my family

I was told the media was ready to explode with the story, that it would get ugly, but when it was all said and done

“the shit would stick to me”

The chief also confirmed that he was aware that city commissioners had a longstanding practice of getting tickets

“fixed”

for friends and family and that evidence of this practice was used to convince that commission to settle a lawsuit with the former city manager for a significant sum of money

Thursday, September 23, 1999

The Dothan Eagle 5-A
The Dothan Eagle 3-B