SPEEDWAY, IN Speedway residents refusing to bow down to the speedway redevelopment commission's plans to vacatescores of residents and businesses met Wednesday night to continue their four year battle in saving their property and jobs.
Facing great odds at the prospect of eminent domain, dozens of horror stories emerged from intimidation to censorship of business for standing up as a David vs. Goliath. Going into a private session, residents gave names involving nepotism and conflicts of interests on certain boards who may have designs on Speedway made it clear that corrupt politics is alive and well in Indiana.
The Motor Speedway 500 track's side property should not be turning into a rumored Racino, according to some businesses. Attorney Paul Ogden, no stranger to eminent domain abuse cases, also spoke. You may remember the landmark Kelo case in New London, Ct. wherein the Castle Institute for Justice became involved in a high profile case that went to the Supreme Court. Castle Coordinator, Christina Walsh, assured 40-50 people that the fight will not go quietly into the night.
A spokesman made it clear they intend making their concerns known at the Statehouse Revolt Rally on March 25h.
--Patriot Paul reporting