National Alliance on Mental Illness supports newly appointed Mental Health Commissioner

July 10, 2017

By Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

The National Alliance on Mental Illness said on Friday that they support Alabama’s new State Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health Lynn Beshear.

“We have worked with Lynn Beshear in her role at Envision 2020, and we look forward to working with her at the department to promote best practices and adequate funding for mental health services,” the National Alliance said.

Governor Kay Ivey said in a statement that she was “honored” to appoint Beshear as Commissioner.
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Collier Reportedly Met with FBI

April 1, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Thursday, WSFA reported that former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Chief Spencer Collier, met with agents under the authority of US Attorney for the Middle District, George Beck. Scant details of the meeting are known at this time, but it is believed that in recent days, Beck’s office has been gathering information concerning a number of issues surrounding the Bentley Administration.

Reportedly, the FBI is looking into the firings at ALEA, the closing of criminal investigations, the use of NCIC and FETS to target enemies, and Bentley’s relationship with his now former senior advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason and her husband, Jon. Bentley’s order to lie and not provide an affidavit to the Attorney General, in relation to the Speaker Mike Hubbard criminal case, is also believed to be of interest to the US Attorney, as well as Bentley’s 501(c)4.
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Win Free Sex: Distraction

March 24, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary (ALEA), Spencer Collier, held a press conference on Wednesday, where he reiterated Gov. Robert Bentley’s order to lie to the State’s Attorney General, the firings at ALEA, the closing of ongoing criminal investigations into the Bentley Administration and a sitting State Senator. But if you read press reports from around the State about the presser, you would be led to believe it was all about an alleged affair between Gov. Bentley and his unpaid senior advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
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Firings Lead to Closing Criminal Cases

March 21, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Poliical Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Firings at the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has led to the closing of several criminal investigations, including one involving State Sen. Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City), according to several sources with knowledge of the investigation.

Law enforcement officers have confirmed, that Special Agent Jack Wilson was ordered by State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) Director Gene Wiggin to close several high-profile cases after Governor Bentley placed ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier on medical leave.
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Monday Massacre at ALEA

March 1, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— Firings at the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) are being seen as an attempt, by Gov. Robert Bentley, to cover-up the events surrounding his ordering Law Enforcement Chief Spencer Collier not to cooperate with the Attorney General’s Office in a criminal investigation.

On Monday, sources with intimate knowledge of the firing confirmed that JT Jenkins, ALEA’s second-in-command; John “Hal” Taylor; Jay Howell; Camilla Gibson; and Collier’s personnel assistant, Merritt Hayes, were fired from ALEA. Also, Special Agent Jack Wilson was transferred from his post.
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