John Wiley Price: Give the Devil His Due

And don't believe everything you read.

Let the games begin: "Should I dance, or should I sing?" Dallas County Commissioner Maurine Dickey asked Monday, after learning what we all did: that FBI agents were searching the office, home and cars of her fellow commissioner and nemesis, John Wiley Price, along with those of two of his associates.

Pity that Dickey didn't consider Option C: shut up. Of course, if Dickey were that tasteful, every reporter in town wouldn't have called her first.

Expect a lot of quote-trolling, thumbsucking and rumor-mongering in the weeks ahead, as hungry reporters scramble for crumbs of hard information. Nature abhors vacuums, and the 24-hour blogosphere hates them too. And since FBI agents aren't the chattiest bunch—the local field office has a Tumblr called "We're Not Saying Shit"—it's going to be speculation city for a while. Did Price's collection of questionably attained vintage cars stir the feds? Was it KwanzaaFest, Price's charity event? What about the inland port, that transport hub Price attempted to jack? WFAA reported that Price has bought a lot of real estate lately. Ah-ha! What sort of person buys cheap real estate in a down market?

See what we mean? Someone better toss us a bone soon, or we're going to have Price in the library, whacking some cat named Mustard with a pipe.

A radio station asked our own Jim Schutze this week to come talk about Price's "lavish lifestyle and his history of having people roughed up." That struck Schutze as odd, since Price is known to be frugal and hasn't been in the roughing-up business for years. Sure, he yelled at ex-County Judge Jim Foster a couple of years ago, and nearly made the man widdle himself, but Foster had it coming.

That's what's so delightful about watching the FBI dog Price. Whatever else he is—presumed innocent, for one—Price is a bully. And nothing stirs delight like seeing a bully catch one in the junk drawer.

Price is also black, which means another round of the dreaded "racial overtones" flu. In this burg, order anything other than Neapolitan at Baskin-Robbins and you're suspected of having overtones. The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers already warned that the investigation "could tear Dallas apart."

Yeah, Dallas is always one search warrant away from seeing the downtrodden masses rise up in defense of guys who drive nicer cars. And steal. (See Lipscomb, Fantroy, Hill.)

Maybe this time the masses deserve more credit than reporters are inclined to give them.

Not that they're likely to get it.

 
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Lmcollins46
Lmcollins46

It amazes me the intelligence of all human beings is measured according to pigment...If Mr. Price is guilty (he will have his day in court), then he deserves due justice. I don't understand why no one thought whites would act a fool when Nixon was impeached or the Watergate scandal or the Oliver north issue. This proves whether we're black/white or whatever ignorance knows no color.

HARVEYPATRICIA
HARVEYPATRICIA

WHY DO PEOPLE FEEL BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO HAVW NICE THINGS

Eugene Dotson
Eugene Dotson

Why is the f.b.i. not going after state senator john corona for lobbing for and voting for legislation that benefits his company

Philip Melton
Philip Melton

there is no bigger racist than JWP let him step in front of my car and break my Windshield Wiper

Terry
Terry

I met JWP in the 80's..... he drove up in a white Lotus and expected everyone to KA. I wondered how he could afford a car like that...... been going on a long time.

Robert
Robert

Lived in Dallas for over 20 yrs. J.Whiley is a hate monger/rasist/&in search of power ! Want's to STRUT-HIS STUFF ! ! . STILL smelles like shit----which ever way the wind blowes !!

Jayne
Jayne

Please don't quote me but I think JWP grew up in Forney, and he has a mother who worked at Woolworths diner (sic) in Big Town, the first indoor, air conditioned in the fkg world, and I think he also worked there. And alot of sht has happened in Dalls during JWP's involvement in this community.

Juan
Juan

Is this the guy that went on a raging rant over the word "Black" a couple years ago? Terms that contained the word "Black" in them such as 'black hole', 'black sheep', devils food cake (dark) vs angel food cake (light)... I think the man is hyper sensitive and is constantly looking to pick a fight with anyone over the slightest things. As an outsider I cannot prove anything going on in commissioners court but it doesn't take a boodhound to smell a rat when you see one. This is one.

Kimberly Smith
Kimberly Smith

Rather John did anything or not it is time for him to straighten up or get out of office. John has lost Respect for the people even the people that has helped HIM get in the position he is in.. John has to understand that you on the board for a reason and not to underestimate that when they are finish with HIM they will not throw HIM under the bus.... I want to ask John what ever happen to the John who use to march sun up and sun down for a cause... This new John has let whatever get to him where he has lost respect for the cause that he was AT one time fighting for as well as the respect from the people. The day of the raid from the FBI... YOU would have thought John was voted for President because so many people was excited and want to see him go down... I remember when people used to stand out side the county jail protesting for John to get out of jail... I remember late at night my mom used to make his signs and be at his every meeting and work with him by his side but what I dont remember is when and how this new John came about and forgot that the same people HE IS misstreating are the same people who helped HIM get HIM where HE IS at... John where are you and this new John you can go to Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chuck
Chuck

A bully thief hiding behind the color of his skin. Naacp go help some one that is fixable.

Jabe Wadw
Jabe Wadw

This is just plain mistreatment of black people. As our pastor said Sunday, it is time for the black community to unite and rise up this grave injustice.

Mom
Mom

I am behind Mr. John Wiley Price. Dallas County has double standards and feel black men can't have anything of value. A lot of white politicians and hispanic politicians and their community leaders do business with certain friends and are left alone. But when a black leader such as Price who is outgoing and out spoken is profitable he is watched for years to get any dirt on him. I have been driving for 30+ years but being careful I soon got a camera red light ticket in the mail. So if the FBI looks real hard I'm sure he could find a dustpan full on any of us. Michael Hinjojas hired thousands of illegals and gave them stolen social security cards. He just left Dallas with a pocket full of lies and money. Did you try to arrest him? Of course not, whites fear their new majority, the hispanics and didn't dare touch him. They protest by the thousands for their rights to be illegal and you don't whine about the backed up traffic or low attendance at school. My two cents.

Grreneyedtxgirl
Grreneyedtxgirl

I manage one of the cities in the southern sector, and the sooner JWP is in prison the sooner we will began to prosper again! He is a crook that has tried for the last 5 years to derail his own area along with his other criminal partner royce west. Its rolling down hill royce and you will be part of it too. The only one who has ever stood up for the inland port was eddie bernice johnson.

joe
joe

John Wiley Price is the guy that intentionally disrupted parents from picking up and dropping off their children at Tanglewood Elementary School in Fort Worth. He done this by walking at a very slow rate across the cross walk in front of the school. Price had no children or connection to the school whatsoever. He pulled this stunt for a very extended amount of time(possibly more than a year).So here we had a Dallas County Commissioner driving to the City of Fort Worth daily in order to disrupt the function of an elementary school!!!!And everyone was so horrified that they would be labeled 'racist' no one said a word.I hope John Wiley Price gets what he deserves.

Kaptkaos69
Kaptkaos69

Patrick Williams writes like a grade school bully and offers no support for his thoughts, or lack of thoughts. i have graded jr high term papers crafted better

Kaptkaos69
Kaptkaos69

who is Patrick Williams? he is an idiot

Carolyn W.
Carolyn W.

I really like this article, IT MAKES SENSE!!John bought that Oak Cliff property years ago and did a lot of the repairs on it himself, he is frugal and may very well have the first dollar he ever owned. Anyone can purchase a vintage car if you find a seller in need of cash, it isn't that hard to do. He has also always invested in real estate that is no secret. John may be a lot of things but I truly believe he is an honest man, he talks too much shit not to be. (-:

Carol
Carol

I like this article, John is frugal and I remember when he acquired the house in Oak Cliff, he did a lot of the work o it himself. Anyone can own a vintage car if you have 2-10,000 on you and can talk, especially if the seller needs cash. John may be a lot of thongs but I believe he is an honest man, he talks to much shit not to be.

Nunyabizness
Nunyabizness

i am tired of hearing about this, hurry up Feds and lock him up, you know he is a crook, look at him , he looks like one. And of course you know they are going to play the racism card, you know those kind always do

Corby
Corby

I'm tired of the stupidity he brings to the commissioners court. The infamous "black hole" whining, the "All of you are white. Go to hell", and his comments that he was against the Inland Port because it was petty jobs for blacks(I'm white and would love to work down there).

When are the people in his district going to understand, it is not the white man keeping you down, its John Wiley Price. He's as racist as anyone, but he's adept at using the race card as well. Elect someone that truly has your best interests at heart, that cares about economic growth, someone that puts you before themselves.

John Wiley Price doesnt care about you, he cares about John Wiley Price. He doesnt care if you get yours as long as he gets his. Stop voting the status quo and with your heart. Vote with your mind, vote with your wallet. The latter will be much bigger if the Inland Port comes to our county.

To head off the racist claims, Maurine Dickey is a pathetic. Elba Garcia will not have a free thought as she is her husband conduit into public office.

Elaine Davis
Elaine Davis

what it all comes too is we all fall short of the glory. Let those who has never done any wrong come forward. I am not saying 2 wrongs makes a right I am saying no one is perfect & if you investergate everyone that's in office you will find that all has done something. This man must have done something right, because, he is still there after all this time. Love him or not it is what it is an we as the people years after years put him in office, That tells me that enough people believed in him to the point after 2 decades he is still there.

Coleman Wanda
Coleman Wanda

Why target so many black leaders, seems to me if a black comes up you whom it concerns do what ever you can to tear him down. The world might change, but you will come up with a new way to keep the chain on people. It seem to me when the black man learn the game the rules change. I like the proud black man & I pray that his hands or clean, other than that hold your head up & make us proud as a people.

lj
lj

Hate him or love him I think he calls it like he sees it. Most of the commissioners (including Dickey) need to be checked. I think the FBI needs to look into her background. She is too overjoyed. What has she done or what is she hiding? Also, the reason people don't like JWP is because he is not afraid of the rich and he ask questions and expects answers.

Darlene
Darlene

John W. Price is the most loved and hated guy I've seen/heard about in our Dallas City Govt. All I know personaly...is I hated him with a passion when he was out in front of the Northeast Police station on Northwest Hwy. - in his skin tight spandex shorts with the biggest butt I've ever seen on a man - could that be also because he was acting like a "big butt" - walking at a snail's pace across that busy, busy 6 lane street to protest something about the police (I can't remember that long ago) and tying up traffic for miles, and holding up people on their way to work - INCLUDING ME - why did he have to punish private citizens to protest the police??????BECAUSE he is a butt...always has been...always will be...because he feels entitled and wronged over what a very few white's have done. Black people have complained they are judged by the actions of a few...WELL, I got news!! So are white people...a few racist whites allow the black people be angry at our entire race...it's WRONG...just like it's WRONG for them to be judged by a few. Thanks for listening....have a good day.

Lindajean49
Lindajean49

John Wiley Price is the most racist person I've seen in a long, long time. Everytime he opens his mouth, it's something about the color of skin. HE is the one who brings it up and he is the one who harps on it over and over and over and over. He's guilty as sin about something or he wouldn't act the way he does. He can't be civil, apparantly, if his life depended on it. He makes himself look guilty by his actions. He deserves anything they give him.

Lindajean49
Lindajean49

Why do black people always bring up skin color and racism FIRST?

T3168
T3168

because Texas & especially Dallas are the most racist places on the planet

Lindajean49
Lindajean49

How do you know they're not? They may be investigating him like they have Mr. Price for a long time. They don't go after someone like that unless they have good reason. People don't act the way he does unless they are guilty, black or white.

Lmcollins46
Lmcollins46

You wouldn't have done a thing but sued. Lol

Qmichael1
Qmichael1

U are a coward & a sonof a lonely old BITCH Im sure ya fatherless fagot!

Lmcollins46
Lmcollins46

Haters should be silent, cause everytime you open your mouth your jealousy is showing dear.

Eastdallasgirl1
Eastdallasgirl1

Isnt it funny that the 'issues' on the table are what most corporate honchos would consider as 'white collar' crimes?

Jayne
Jayne

Sarah Palin said ring those bells, shoot those guns, we need to warn the British that we have rights and are going to kick their ass.

Truthwholetruth
Truthwholetruth

And why should anything a pastor says be taken seriously? Talk about the biggest crooks in bed with politicians! A pathetic bunch they are.

Ray
Ray

wake up mom you are just as stupid as JWP in believing that you and him are untouchable. He is and has been a menace to society and needs to go. Lock him up and lose the key

joe
joe

Your post is loaded with Afrocentric folklore. Just broad generalizations.The article cites possible illegal activities by JWP. Your answer is to disregard such behavior by JWP because you perceive that others have gotten away with their criminal actions?You are advocating anarchy. If JWP is guilty of a crime he should pay for it. If others are guilty they should pay as well.

EJ
EJ

Be careful, you get a boomer rang affect, because when they get through with them, they are coming after yours! Be very careful what you speak

Carolyn W
Carolyn W

don't be so predictable and silly

Carolyn W
Carolyn W

and Dickey who pissed her pants with glee is what if not a country bumpkin shrew, who is known for hiring illegals to work in her family business.

LivingToday
LivingToday

No one had the guts to run against him. They probably would have lost anyway because people in dallas like to stay with the devil they know. Look at the perry/white race. They put perry back in because they know him. Now the teachers who were fired all want to go to Austin and rally against him. Its too late now. You voted him.

RationalDFWresident
RationalDFWresident

This has nothing to do with him being a 'black leader.' This has to do with him being a corrupt, dishonest thief who also happens to be a black leader. The sooner you realize this the better. Just because he is black and being investigated, doesnt make it racist. Get over it Wanda.

Darlene
Darlene

Hi Wanda...say again..I'd really like to get what you're saying.

LivingToday
LivingToday

He is not afraid of the rich because they are making him rich.

Jayne
Jayne

Has there ever been a privilege to live in a governmental systen where the federal gov's criminal investigative unit has been empowered to go into every big city in America, regardless of race, and say, "we're ready to kick ass." Bet me, JWP ain't going to be indicted.

Mom
Mom

There is a difference in getting away and allowing. You are allowed to drink at the water fountain. You are getting away drinking at the water fountain. Get it? Allowed vs. Getting Away. You (white) allowed, me (black) not allowed. Getting away sounds like you weren't supposed to get away. Allowed means you don't have to fear punishment of not getting away.It (my post) is not Afrocentric or blackish, it's facts-whether you agree or not. Most of the posts here are one-sided anyway since everyone doesn't have access to computers or Yahoo articles. It's people like you who have the time and idleness to look for negative articles in which to offer opinions. You guys hate him like you hated MLK, he is not conforming to the white rules. But it takes a JWP to help out the black community because I'm sure you all would love to buy up South Dallas and let us wilt away. But the facts, there are no more 100% pure whites in the world. I am a RN and put blacks next to whites in the hospital morgue. They are also buried next to each other in the cemeteries. Have a nice day!

Jayne
Jayne

At chutnsey's funeral, son inlaw from previous marriage, says "he was a real barnstormer but he did nothing for his people."

Dickles
Dickles

Please tell us where you are an RN so us whities can stay away.

Ashley
Ashley

I LOVE THE WAY YOU TOLD THEM THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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