Why Not Having a Law Enforcement Officer as Sheriff Hurts Escambia County

Speaking to the skills Morgan brought to the ECSO, this is an example of a case from an actual court deposition of Chris Baggett.  I have cut and pasted the relevant portions and as to not disclose any true case information:

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The problems in this case are huge in terms of conviction. The fact that no one person was acting as a lead investigator by delegating exactly the job he is asking for help with and by FOLLOWING UP to make sure nothing but his directions are followed leaves room for the defendant’s counsel to attack the provenance and evidence, the accuracy of said evidence and even the intentions of the
investigators to try to circumvent the law.

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Working for Judge Mapother a lifetime ago, there was one rule that anyone could get fired for and that was lack of documenting a case. If there is no documentation, it did not happen. Or at least, you cannot prove it happened. In criminal cases, if statements are not taken on the record or recorded in some form, they cannot be proven in court. That is what we have here.

 

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Why is any of this important?  Well this is important because in looking at the statistics of cases of the Circuit Criminal Court in Escambia County, the number of cases that are sent to the State Attorney that end up being dismissed for one reason or another—like improper evidence or insufficiency,–both of these are typically problems that initiated prior to the State Attorney receiving the case–shows that the State Attorney is more likely to dismiss and plea bargain a case than to fully prosecute it.  Here are the statistics:

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Nearly 20% of defendants had their cases dismissed or acquitted.  72% took a plea.  Both are results of the state being unwilling to take their evidence in front of a judge and jury. 92% of cases are not being fully prosecuted since 2009. One has to wonder how many of these cases were screwed up by either poor police work or malicious arrests that Sir David seems to love.   Just a note for the people awaiting a trial in the deputy sexual assault case, there is historically slim to no chance of this ever getting before the jury…ie no real chance for justice to any responsible level.

Escambia Media Hijacked?

The story:

Sir David was at the Molino Ballpark a bit over a week ago watching his grandson play. He noticed a sign on the fence that was for electing John Johnson. It was fundraiser sign purchased in sponsorship of the field/league. Sir David and his wife not being able to control themselves asked the coach of the little league team who had no authority to remove the sign. He claimed it was illegally there. A scene was made and there was some hostility from Ye Olde Sheriff. The coach being a mere coach with no true connection to the sign or the park policies said he would deal with it after the game but he had a game to coach. During the game, it seems someone called the county or league organizers (possibly Lumon May), who said just take the sign down and they would deal with it on Monday. Come Monday morning, a County Attorney (who has not been identified) ruled that the sign was legal and to re-post it.

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The scandal:

So this classic bad behavior by the David Morgan should have been covered as it has covered social media for the past week,; this defines a noteworthy event, but yet no one in the media covered it. Not WEAR; not PNJ; not North Escambia; not any radio stations…NO ONE. How is this possible?  The news was not overwhelmed with more newsworthy events that over shadowed this. Someone with a pulse at these stations of mass communication should have tried to do a story.

A source at WEAR who was close to this story claims the story had been green lighted but no one from the park or Johnson’s camp would return calls. Without cooperation, the story had no legs and it was scrapped. Now cut to Johnson’s camp; they claim that they were contacted by WEAR but they wanted to wait until the County Attorney had ruled. After that, the reporter from Channel 3 called back but had to exit the call abruptly because there was something happening in the newsroom. She finally called back to say that the story had been scrapped. Rumor mill  from inside WEAR claims that the GM of the station,  Mr. Lowe, I believe (his name isn’t easily available on the site),who has been known to buffer “anti-Morgan”pieces, pulled the story.

The freedom of the press is important to this country for the purpose of keeping the government in check by telling the stories and facts as they exist no matter if they are pro or anti-government stories. In a recent interview on  TheIntercept.com, Edward Snowden made a remark to the effect that if the press did its job and did not censor the acts of the government, it wouldn’t take people like him to leak information.He’s right. Independent researchers, bloggers and freelance journalists have a place on the web because the mainstream news will not cover these stories. I have a voice because these outlets will not hold Morgan accountable for his actions.

What else does this man have to do to demonstrate how very incompetent he is at his job?  He’s stealing from taxpayers; he lies to the public about crime and the morale of his officers, as well as his own credentials; he’s endangered kids by not properly investigating crimes.

There needs to be accountability in the press. Whatever the reasons were that this story did not get aired, the result is the PERCEPTION of government filtered journalism. The fact this story is so vibrant on Facebook a week after the fact, demonstrates the need for coverage. The lack of mention of such an event looks like political cronyism. Whether it is or is not, is moot. It walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, so people see it as a duck.  Public relations people know that. What has happened in Pensacola is the media has been HIJACKED! The corruption is prevalent and controls the information–at least where Morgan is concerned. Think about the recent story of ” Sheriff Endorses Mike Hill”. Why is that a story?  The simple fact that is the story the same week that the biggest story on Pensacola Facebook, the Molino Ballpark Incident, is proof enough. This reeks of sanitation of the media in the 1920’s. The plague of corruption is spreading from government entities to the local press. It is a cancer that needs to be remedied.

In the hands of the ruling elite (nomenclatura) the media were also widely used for supporting its status quo and its activities. “This encompasses winning over people to the hegemonic ideology,mobilizing them in work and politics, and convincing them that the regime has great successes in its endeavors to better the lot of its citizens” 

Practice of Soviet Censorship In the Press: The Case of Estonia by Epp Leak

Hmmmmm…doesn’t this sound familiar? Escambia Citizens Take Back Your Media!   

By flooding your local news outlets with emails and letters asking the questions of why they are not reporting the bad behavior of the Sheriff who was such a hot button topic, you will get their attention.

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Escambia Citizens Watch=Escambia Gossip Clique

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Last week, as many people know, James Scaminaci endorsed a post of mine on FB-Escambia Citizens Watch. I have been blocked from that group so I did not see any of this unfolding until I looked at through a friend’s FB login. I only went there to get a copy of the shifty little degree Morgan claims is an MBA after Webster UNIVERSITY told me they had no record; technically that was true. He doesn’t have an MBA and he had the year wrong as well as the name of the institution–WEBSTER COLLEGE. While it is the same place, for the purposes of quality assurance, that fact may have been one of the issues in verification as it was prior to a major shift from college to university–a watershed moment in their history, but I digress.

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In looking at the posts of the unfolding of this whole thing, I became very aware of the cattiness of community. I posted a correction, but the group does not acknowledge that. It is made to look like James corrected me while, in point of fact, he was correcting himself. This fact is not seen, but I suppose I didn’t expect it to be. You see, this “free speech” group doesn’t allow me to see any of this.  To clarify, James did not “catch me” in  a lie, nor did he do anything extraordinary as he talked to the same person but received a different answer to the same question for reasons that are not clear.  While I acknowledge and corrected myself, the “free speechers”, led by Richard White and David Craig mocked me and my blog. They talked about me as if I was someone who fell off the turnip truck in a crazed vendetta against Morgan, after being dismissed by reliable people like Rick Outzen and Little Dickie White, while I compulsively talk about the Billings’ Murders.

Usually what other people say about me I regard as none of my business, however, I am regrettably disappointed by my peer, James Scaminaci for his part in this. He posted this in a place where I could not defend myself or do anything to accurately portray the circumstances. He misstated that Morgan’s degree of an MBA was verified as it was not. I was correct in my wording and I stand by it as such.

Also, I wanted to address the postings and comments of the peanut gallery.  I am involved in the Pensacola political arena because I am interrelated to the area, the people and the issues. It is my hometown. Most of my friends live there still. My “obsession” with the Billings’ case is even more basic. I am human. In my own curiosity over this case–AS IT UNFOLDED–I educated myself with the facts of the case as I was taking predominantly criminology classes at Eastern Michigan University from men who have LEGITIMATE DEGREES FROM NAMED SCHOOLS, who have wrote books on the subject and even presided over national-interest cases. When I didn’t find one shred of real evidence that someone I knew, Patrick Gonzalez Jr, was guilty, as a human I could not sit by idly and watch him be put to death for a crime he did not commit. We are all interrelated in mutuality on this Earth, so whatever injustice is done to one, it is done to all. That is an assertion made by our founding fathers as well as Martin Luther King Jr. in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

In that understanding, I have used my time to research this case because it means something to me.The problem doesn’t just appear in this case. I assert that it is a systematic breakdown in the justice system everywhere. A death penalty case started and completed in 3 days is one fact that says it all. How could this elaborate case be reduced to 3 days when the question of life or death is involved?  What justice could that possibly entail? Two co-conspirators saying he did it to protect their self-interest and the confession of a mentally ill man who did not immediately confess but did so off the record after 3 days of being held without proper representation or medication; he was legally not able to make the confession they based the case on because of his mental impairment. You wouldn’t have a child under the age of 13 testify after being held without communication with a legal guardian, so why would you hold a mentally incompetent man without a lawyer for 3 days?

There is a feasting on the weak in this case. Young African American boys who confessed after being told they would receive the death penalty if they didn’t testify and a mentally handicapped and impaired person held, without medication, who makes some impromptu confession (unrecorded) to Bill Eddins directly.  This man was held for 2 years without a plea deal as leverage over the other men in custody until they were adjudicated. This man lost his life over this.  He died in prison of malnutrition from improper treatment of throat cancer.

NONE OF THIS IS RIGHT. So I use my time to try to make a difference.

Escambia Citizens Watch, I say, shame on you for not seeing what you should have seen right in front of you. Morgan is a FRAUD. EVERY CASE HE TOUCHED SHOULD BE REINVESTIGATED.not a sheriff

Finally to all involved in this little clique of gossip and misinformation, I say FUCK YOU. Read a book or invest your time into something substantial. Prove me the fuck wrong… Oh and by way, got something to say? By all means, say it to ME.

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***Correction**** Webster University Confirms Degree but Not Program

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This morning I received a reply after providing more identifying information in regards to Sir David.

Hi Ms. Staley,

Thelbert D. Morgan is a graduate of Webster University.  He received his Master of Arts degree in Business Administration on 3/9/1979.  He completed his coursework at our McConnell Air Force Base campus.  The MBA program did not start at Webster University until 1982.  Have a good day.

Best Regards,

Don

Don Morris, M.Ed.

University Registrar

Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO  63119

Office:  314-968-7444  |  Fax:  314-968-7112

Nothing happens unless first a dream.”  Carl Sandburg

While this does not completely answer the question of what type of degree. A Master’s of Arts in Business Administration is different than the Master’s of Business Administration. A Master’s of Arts is essentially a humanities liberal arts/humanties degree that has an emphasis on management. A Master’s of Business Administration is honed in towards 30 hours of contemporary business specialties like marketing, economics and corporate law. These degrees are night and day apart.

As he represented himself in a half-truth as to when (1980 vs 1979), where (“Webster’s University” vs Webster College) and what degree he obtained (MBA vs Master’s of Art in Business Admin), I am not sure what he was attempting to lead people to believe is true. That is the “Thelbert Experience” in a nutshell. He does not market himself as he truly is. Would those differences have mattered much to the public? Probably not, but the fact, he broadened every aspect of that degree is indicative of how he expands the truth and how nothing he says can be taken at face value. There is always a con to one degree or another.

I concede…there was a degree but it was not as he represented it, which led to the confusion in confirming his education.

No worries, the military record will be enough.

Webster University Confirms No Degree

I previously posted about the National Student Clearinghouse reporting  that there was no record of David Morgan (Thelbert David Morgan) as being a graduate. In an effort to confirm or verify this information, I contacted Webster University directly. I spoke with Ms. Geraldine Lovejoy, yesterday April 11th, 201Directory Results - Webster University.clipular (1)6.  Ms. Lovejoy confirmed that not only was “Thelbert Morgan” not a graduate, he is not listed as ever being a student at any time.

In doing my own independent research after requesting this information in writing, I found that in 1980, there was no Webster University; it was Webster College and the only Master’s level class, Webster College was a Master’s in Teaching. In 1983, the college restructured its programs and expanded its curriculum. More programs were added and the name officially changed from Webster College to Webster University; however it was not until 1985 that the first MBA program was offered.bio

After  I confirmed this with more than one source, no one could have gotten an MBA at Webster University in 1980. After making that fact clear, I leave it to the people to decide what they think.

I am not a legal scholar. This level of misrepresentation is a career-ender in the private sector. Reputation and integrity are fixtures in employment agreements.  However, Mr. Morgan being an elected official, this is a horse of a different color. His job did not require that level of education but it is misrepresentation and fraud, which is a crime. Now we will see how corrupt the system is. Now that we all know he has lied, and lied and lied some more to the people of the community, let’s see how the community responds to this. Like I said, an average citizen would be looking for a new job.

 

 

Degree deceit, Sir David, Fraud, Webster University

Pseudologia Fantastica. Richard Townsend Syndrome…Pathological lying. When a person rises to a level of lying that is complex, intricate and disproportionate to all end views or lying when telling the truth would be more beneficial. It is a pathos–a compulsion. Very rarely do pathological liars lie about one aspect of life and are honest about another, which brings us to Sir David.

The DD214 which either answers questions or creates more, depending on your point of view. To me, it definitively shows that Sir David is not honest about his military record. He was only in the military for 20 years and had 3 occupations throughout that time; thus he does not have 20 years experience in any one but in all 3 cumulatively. Also, either he was in OSI and did not realize it would be significant to his law enforcement career and claimed to be a security police, which makes no sense, or he that was a made up line he tried to get by with but didn’t. Either way, something is off.

Knowing that and many, many of the numerous other things Sir David has lied about, I decided to verify his education, specifically his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University.  For those who don’t know, the National Student Clearinghouse is a service used to verify educational credentials. It’s a pay service whereby, after payment is made, information is submitted and gathered by a national database. Should that info not be readily in that database, they contact the school directly.  So this is what I did.  Here is the response I received:

From: <degreeverify@studentclearinghouse.org>

Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 3:14 PM

Subject: Verification Services Trans. #131173081: Unable to Confirm Your Verification Services Request

To: CHASINGDIXIE2@gmail.com

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This e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail.

Please DO NOT reply to this message.

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IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ the following comment(s) provided by the institution:

NO RECORD FOUND.

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If you are able to obtain a copy of the degree from the individual, fax it to the Clearinghouse at 703-318-4058, along with the Transaction ID for this request.  We will work with the school to determine whether or not the record(s) is genuine.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED

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Subject Name

        First Name………….: THELBERT

        Middle Name…………: DAVID

        Last Name…………..: MORGAN

School Name…………….: WEBSTER UNIVERSITY (002521-00)

Attempt To……………..: Verify a degree.

Reference ID……………:

Disclaimer: All information verified was obtained directly and exclusively from the individual’s educational institution. 

Disclaimer: I make no presumptions about the veracity of this information. I have attempted to contact Webster University but have not received any follow-up contact.

Meet Your Strawman

strawman.jpgThe HONORABLE David Morgan, Sir David, has taken the people for Escambia for a ride. Although that may be common knowledge, when I was talking to a colleague about Sir David’s dense, lack of understanding  of the statute that regulates the spending of the LET Fund (or as he might refer to it, his incentive account for his campaign election), the point was made that Sir David cannot do this on his own. There has to be people on the Escambia Board of Commissioners signing off on that. Well we know about the Doug Underhill “friendship”, but the person who appears to have signed off on much of the mass spending over the last couple of years is Lumon May.

So I went through 2012-15 LET Funds to see if there may be some GOB politics (one hand washing of the other) with Lumon and the LET donations by the ECSO.  I was shocked to see that while the donations seem to go to noteworthy charities, there is a reciprocation. I noted that there was some huge donations over that time to certain agencies and the lack of funding of others.   Here is what I found:

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Now the May Brothers (Lumon & LuTimothy’s) organizations made a huge jump while Gulf Coast Kids House received a drastic reduction. Not to mention, the nearly $7K in church and booster club money that has no impact on anything relevant to this fund.

 Now look at the next 2 years:

Gulf Coast Kids House is the most prominent difference (thanks to the payoff for the deputy sex scandal). The May Brothers went down, because the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners has shifted…coincidence?

There are other things that were horrible abuses of the fund that don’t fit the statutory obligations of the fund, like 2014, Fil-Am Social Club received $7000, Pensacola Inflatables received $1180 under private organization money; 2015-Blue Angels got $20K, Brownsville Assembly of God got $2500 for a church van and again the $10K over 2 years of school booster and Marcus Point Baptist Church donations and another $5K in strictly church organizations like the friggin’ Men’s Barn Dance. Really? This money is supposed to be ear-marked for crime prevention programs, community safety, drug prevention and training material to better the deputies….not this non-sense.  Buying votes and influence is a toxic waste of funds.

While Escambia County becomes increasingly more dangerous and closer and closer to bankrupting itself on frivolous money wasted, your Sheriff, the HONORABLE Sir David, is spending money on everything but the community. He is charitable with taxpayers’ money but not his own…kinda funny how that works.  Most certainly it has been favorable for Lumon & LuTimothy May. From 2012-2015, these organizations who are so honored to be affiliated to this family received $39,000+.

ESCAMBIA DESERVES BETTER!