This post has been difficult to write because I’ve found that so many illegal, improper things keep happening that it is difficult to focus on just one. So this is going to be an overview of where everything stands today.
- Doug Underhill vs Alan McMillan
This political race is virtually over. God seems to have cast His grace on District 2. Polls show McMillan has a strong lead. This particular poll has been historically accurate. Bless God!! Barring any election dabbling, this should be a done deal. The citizens have a chance in this district again. Doug Underhill is a lame duck who will be without his entourage, trolls and bulldog. No commission seat = no use to your friends.
2. Eric Haines vs ECSO Deputies
Haines has said in negotiations with PBA that he holds $9 Million and thus he gets anything he wants from deputies. To date, no raises have been given except for the trainees who have a higher rate of pay than the deputies who are compressed. The compressed deputies is really who the wanted to help when they gave the first installment of $9 million to the ECSO. But as those of us who recognize the historical significance of the misappropriation of $1.1 million from the LET Fund by Sheriff Morgan, this money was never meant to go to the deputies. As with all the other money effectively stolen by Morgan, this money is going to be used to bolster the few over the help of the many. Very few of us had anticipated such a move, but leopards do not change their spots and Morgan cannot resist screwing with county money; misappropriation that pays for political capital & favors = embezzlement
Technically, Haines is the one using the money against the deputies. He uses the raises as leverage, eventually, forcing the deputies to relinquish due process rights in their contract with the ECSO. Wow! Causing hardship and only offering relief of that hardship if you sign your life away, sounds fair to me…yeah right!! Deputies vote this week
3. Chip Simmons vs. ECSO Deputies
Chip, well what can I say? Expectations of you being a Morgan Koolaid Drinker is echoing through the halls of ECSO, in the form of the deafening silence.
Chip, when you took the job you have now, anything good I ever heard about you was confirmed to be BS. No person with any integrity would have nothing to do with the shit show that is the ECSO. Deputies have told me on numerous occasions that the damage the Morgan/Haines administration has done to the community will take YEARS to repair. They have eliminated multiple generations of good cops, leaving behind the ones who turn a blind eye to what is happening internally, but not having the balls to speak out because they need a job. Really? Is a job worth your soul? I digress. The ones left are not trying to strengthen bond with citizens, or even with other deputies. Dividing the allegiances of the employees is the way to keep the crew from rising up or together.
Point of this post….Morgan conned the BOCC and embezzled/misappropriated $9 million, just because the deputies choose to keep their rights…amazing.
Chip, the Savior, is doing nothing. Hey Chip, one of the options that has been bantered is how about you boycotting that shit show as way of showing support for the deputies….just don’t come in until the issue of raises is properly handled. Or how about this, you could quit because by staying you ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. You have 1 or 2 retirements to fall back on….But hey, there’s ABSOLUTELY nothing you can do, right??