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Cahokia’s Mayor ordered Police Dept. to steal property of non-profit Community Food Bank –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On March 17, 2016


Last summer, after taking office, Mayor McCall ordered the Cahokia Police Department to steal all property belonging to the Cahokia Food Basket, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.

He did this without any legal authority.

He ordered them to “supervise” the non-profit and force them to place the freezers and refrigerators into a building owned by the city and refuses to give the equipment back to its rightful owners.

He appears to claim the equipment belongs to Cahokia, but cannot produce any inventory sheets or receipts for its purchase.

Coincidentally, he demands purchase receipts from the Food Bank before he will release it to them – the problem is that the equipment was donated to the food basket by citizens.

Listen to public comment on this subject (starting at about the 4:50 mark from their March 8, 2016 City Council meeting):

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  • Dave
    Posted at 14:04h, 17 March

    Guilty till you prove yourself innocent! Are you sure his name isn’t Benito Mussolini

  • Todd
    Posted at 15:03h, 17 March

    Can the food bank ask the county Sheriff to get involved. Would appear to me that the mayor should be arrested.

    • Troy Shewfelt
      Posted at 16:24h, 20 March

      County Sheriff is in on all of the corruption in St. Clair County

  • Mike Woodyard
    Posted at 15:19h, 17 March

    Just when you think it can’t get any worse…..

  • Julie
    Posted at 08:59h, 18 March

    Somebody needs to call the FBI – this mayor needs to get arrested!

  • Clark
    Posted at 21:52h, 12 April

    Grew up Thayer in the 60.s was like that then