Mullins Indicted on Kiddie Porn Charges. Just when you thought Republicans had a license on private acts of sick depravity, the head of the Davidson County Democratic Party goes and gets busted for having a computer full of child pornography. That was May; Rodney Mullins promptly resigned. But on Nov. 2, Off Limits has learned, a federal grand jury handed down a five-count indictment that will likely earn him between five and 20 years in prison. He’s reportedly planning to turn himself in, but when we reached him on Tuesday, he didn’t even know about the indictment. “I know that they’re working on some [charges], but I haven’t been told about anything,” he said. Allies are lining up to testify on his behalf—now that’s friendship—while the party is trying to scoot as far away from its former chief as possible.
The Loving Words of Ron Serpas. Whatever you think of his policing and politicking, you’ve got to admit that Metro top cop Ronal Serpas is complex. He is one of the few local pols that bothered to show up at a fundraiser last week benefiting Magdalene, which helps rehabilitate women caught in webs of drugs and prostitution. On the other hand, the self-important windbag showed up and proceeded to chastise those gathered because they failed to come to his aid when he did things like pay confidential informants to have sex with prostitutes. “Where were you when...?” the audacious chief asked the crowd, as if he were the victim and they, the perpetrators. Luckily, Serp ended his impromptu talk on a classier note, and everyone managed to overlook the bizarre display of self-righteousness. No word on whether he asked former prostitutes to apologize for inconveniencing him with their drug addiction.
The Metro school board’s final decision on a new school uniform policy is still at least a week away, but students may soon be wishing they had already joined the khaki-clad army of polo-shirted clones.