Friday, July 04, 2014


On July 4th, 1776, our for fathers demanded their right to be free by declaring independence from King George III and the British Crown.

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Before we all dive into the festivities of picnics and patriotic parades, enjoying friends, neighbors, family, a night of fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.

This is a good time for Americans to think, about what we are specifically looking to gain "independence" from. For most of us, we desperately seek freedom from individual mandates, an exploding national debt, and a society set on destroying the principles that it's greatness was built on.

This 4th of July also means to reflect on the courage of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, for without them, we would not have the opportunity and privilege of living in this great country.

As the years pass and we get older and watch our children age, our feelings about this day means so much more. We have gained a new profound love of our country each day.

And our right of Freedom Of Speech.

We appreciate the freedom's that we as Americans some times take for granted.

And, we especially owe the biggest gratitude and thanks to our veterans and troops who have kept our country free since 1776.

Let's remember our fallen and our wounded and let's remember to help make this country a better place regardless of our differences.

May God always bless you, and this great country!

Thomas Jefferson said it best, "We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."


"Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government."

We the People...Works!

Happy Birthday America

Freedom Of Speech Staff

Thursday, May 29, 2014


We are asking our Freedom Of Speech readers to email us your thoughts on this weeks question of the week:

Is the New Albany Police Department Corrupt?

Let's hear what you folks think.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


"We're a little surprised this route was taken,"  said Shane Gibson Corporate Council for the City of New Albany. "It looks like, after reviewing these real quickly, that a lot of this was work-related issues and the normal process is to file a grievance with the union and have that process taken, and that wasn't done here."

First, of all Mr. Gibson has selective memory. He was present in the room in 2010 with Union President and Officer Schook, who is he bull shitting?

Is this what we pay billable hours for?

Our final thoughts:

Where is City Attorney Stan Robinson? Why are we paying him a big fat salary if he doesn't work.

And, where did Gibson get his new title "Corporate Council?"

More lies by the Gahan administration.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Memorial Day is one of those national holidays that offer a three day weekend and the time to kick back doing whatever you, your family, your friends chooses to do.

But the reason for the last Monday in May being a holiday is often lost in the rush to make those plans.

It is hardly a day of rest or relaxation for those in uniform deployed in places where they will dodge RPG's, avoid IED'd and shoulder their own weapons while trying to win the hearts and minds of whatever place they've been sent.

They do, however, know what Memorial Day is all about.

The men and women of America's Armed Forces understand what sacrifice means. They have seen it. They know exactly why Memorial Day exists.

Memorial Day offers us the opportunity to remember those who fought and died in America's wars - past and present.

So as you pop the top on your favorite brand of beer, and grill those T-bone steaks or Ballpark hot dogs, consider taking time on your day off to reflect on those who served and didn't have the opportunity to join the rest of us this Memorial Day - 2014.

God Bless America
Freedom Of Speech Staff

Friday, May 23, 2014


Todd Bailey will be named new Police Chief.

Freedom Of Speech would like to say:

Mr. Bailey falsified 170 reports, so why is he to be Chief?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Grand Jury in. Press Conference today.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


May 20, 2014

Dear Mayor Gahan,

Please accept this letter as my formal request for reassignment to my former position within the Detective division of the New Albany Police Department.  After consideration, I have concluded that it is in the best interests of my family and myself, to transition out of my position as Chief and spend more time with my family. I will continue to focus on serving the citizens of my community as a member of the New Albany Police Department.

I want to emphasize my appreciation for the opportunity to serve as Chief pf Police. It has been an honor to be the first female appointed to that position. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to serve as Chief.

Sherri Knight 

Freedom Of Speech would like to say:

Gahan would not say the Knights and Pennell requests  related to any corruption investigations, although he did say the grand jury would be considering indictments involving members of the New Albany Police Department.

Gahan also declined to say whether Knight and Pennell were forced to ask to be reassigned.

Freedom of Speech feels Mayor Gahan looked like a "deer in headlights" tonight when asked why Mrs. Knight had resigned. Hey Jeff, how about telling the citizens of New Albany the truth. If you won't we will....


It has been leaked from Mayor Gahan's Office to us, Chief of Police Sherry Knight will be replaced.

Bye, bye Mrs. Knight...

Karma has a way of coming back and biting you in the ass.

Thanks Shane for the info....


"The city of New Albany has got to be competitive," Gahan said. "Part of being competitive is having good quality-of-life projects."


And they are all backed up with our property taxes.