Time to follow up on yesterday’s big story regarding Louisville Metro Animal Services.
As you’re well aware by now, Metro Council has formed an investigative committee to dig in to the flustercuck that is LMAS.
If you’re living under a rock, here’s the presser:
This is a big moment in Louisville. After years and years (not just 15 months), something could finally be done. Responsible parties could finally be held accountable.
There are just a few problems. Relying on the Fischer Administration — the very people who promoted Margaret Brosko, knowing for sure what she’d done at LMAS, the people who tried to help her cover it up — to be truthful is sheer insanity.
Sadiqa Reynolds? Really? They’re going to trust what she has to say?
She started in 2011 and was tasked with cleaning things up. That never happened.
Sadiqa immediately set to work covering things up and forcing secrecy. When I caught wind of what she was up to, I exposed everything that was going on. The guy Sadiqa put in charge was running an escort service out of the animal shelter. Seriously. Read about it here and here. It was so bad that Greg Fischer fired him and said publicly that it was because of my story.
The nightmare didn’t end there.
Sadiqa kept on with the CYA stunts. But I didn’t let up. We caught Jackie Gulbe, the woman who replaced Sadiqa’s guy, in a bit of a scandal. Granted, Adam Walser took credit for my story but Gulbe was also “resigned” by Fischer.
The mainstream media caught Sadiqa lying about LMAS left and right.
So Sadiqa brought in this guy and we all know how that ended. He tucked tail and ran away.
Sadiqa kept up with fear tactics, threats, intimidation. She worked hard to shut the media out. She allowed crap like this to fester. Even then, we knew there were serious cases of animal cruelty and abuse going down at LMAS and Sadiqa damn well knew about it, covering it all up.
She orchestrated, unsuccessfully, one of the largest whitewash attempts we’ve ever seen in government.
Despite promises that she’d clean things up, Sadiqa allowed the agency to fall into a $500,000 deficit that rocked Metro Council.
And hundreds/thousands of animals continued to be killed left and right. Because Sadiqa didn’t do anything. She just sat around bitching and moaning about the people begging her to make changes.
Countless experienced and qualified people came forward early on in an attempt to help the situation LMAS. But Sadiqa turned them all away, attacked them, trash talked them, said they were unqualified. But many of them found jobs elsewhere and were applauded for making major change in their communities.
In an attempt to further whitewash the disaster that she was too damn lazy to stop, Sadiqa started with the compassionate city nonsense.
Then she kicked into high gear with flat-out lies about the LMAS kill rate. As if we wouldn’t tear her bogus claims apart.
She tried to blame everyone else for the LMAS mess. She never took responsibility — which was her damn job.
Everything was falling apart, so Sadiqa started a media campaign that conned teevee stations and the newspaper into believing the spin.
Throughout it all, we called on Metro Council to do something but the legislative body never did.
For Sadiqa, it was all about photo ops where she could hide from responsibility, looking pretty for the Voice-Tribune.
LMAS was in such shambles that staff resorted to begging.
Meanwhile, your local paper did its best to sit on its hands.
Since nothing was improving at LMAS, a big ass disease outbreak popped up, killing piles of animals.
Sadiqa kept on with the social butterfly b.s.
Everything she touched turned to dog poop.
LMAS was in crisis mode and local media took note YEARS AGO.
Sadiqa, instead of doing her job, still thought it’d be a great idea to play pat-a-cake. So she started treating members of the public horribly. Because that’s always a good idea.
LMAS employees started speaking out because nothing was changing.
Rather than clean things up, Sadiqa made it more difficult to adopt animals in need. Which meant more animals would be incinerated.
The Sadiqa rage train barreled on and she started working with her hand-picked boy at LMAS to retaliate.
Then Sadiqa and Margaret Brosko, of Sadie infamy, lowered the bar even further.
Since Brosko was doing Sadiqa’s dirty work, Sadiqa helped cover up an actual crime that Margaret committed — LMPD said as much.
Moral of this story? Nothing has changed at LMAS under Sadiqa Reynolds. Things have only gotten worse. So bad, in fact, that we wrote this in mid-January with a lengthy flashback.
Sadiqa is not going to help Kelly Downard get to the bottom of anything. That woman is 100% part of the problem. SHE is the problem.
Sadiqa Reynolds needs to be kicked out on her ass posthaste. Harsh? You better believe it. Sadiqa needs to be fired in order for this city to move forward. But don’t hold your breath. The Fischer team, with Chris Poynter as the public face and Sadiqa pulling the strings, will continue to whitewash everything and promote people like Margaret Brosko while singing their praises.