This does not bode well for the new City Council…
Specifically, Cooper alleged such relationships with council members including E.C. Jones and Barbara Swearengen Ware, as well as unnamed members of the Shelby County Commission.
Since the election, one of my big fears was that a member of the City Council would be implicated in some kind of shenanigans, causing a racial split that screws up the climate for the next four years.
I’m not saying this is it, but naming a member of the new council (admittedly a hold-over from the last council) is a bad sign.
If the allegations against Ware are true, she needs to resign now. As for E.C. Jones, well I don’t know.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NO INDICTMENTS HAVE BEEN PUT OUT AS OF RIGHT NOW.
Still, this is something to think about at the new City Council starts their business on the 8th.