Cognitive Dissonance & Fiscal Illiteracy

I know, I know—Big Words.  Cognitive dissonance is confusion resulting from dichotomous & opposing views about one principle.  Sir David is the personification of cognitive dissonance.  His latest publicly embarrassing rant is about deputy pay raises. Morgan fumes to WEAR:

“It’s nonnegotiable,” Sheriff Morgan exclaimed. “We’ll settle this in front of Governor Scott. We’re not going to negotiate this. This is nonsense, I’m done. I have a board of county commissioners unfortunately that appears to believe that they’re smarter than we are…..It’s OK for an officer to catch a bullet from a thug, but county commission won’t give them a pay raise.”

While these statements have a great deal of truth to them, the BOCC is smarter than any and all the admin at the ECSO & the officers that retired in 2009 had more longevity with greater performance based success that reflect in the crime numbers.  They also had higher standards to pass on a day to day basis. According to sources at the academy, as many as 65% don’t pass the full curriculum.  Of that remaining 35%, a high percentage  (what is estimated to be half) of them find their first couple of months in FTO, proves to them  that a place in this agency is not for them. Now that could be because the people being recruited come from PCC (sounds like a punchline but it is, unfortunately, true) or because the standards have been so low to populate approximately 2.5 times the number of classes churning through the academy than any other point in the last 15 years.

To get back to the cognitive dissonance of Morgan’s latest tantrum on the news lies in the fact that while he accuses the BOCC of letting his deputies “take a bullet for a thug” rather than get a raise, he fails to disclose the increase in the budget at the beginning of this year that he BLEW on hiring an “UnderSheriff” to soak up funds to populate 1 job position for 2 of his followers, Chip Simmons & Eric Haines. Two salaries for 1 job that has been parceled out to 2 people. A colossal waste of funds.  Not to mention the money, he gave Andy Hobbs, David Ingram and Amber Southard that makes every raise in the ECSO look like chump change; his fiscal illiteracy provides the cognitive dissonance we see today.  Yet his strategy is to bitch about and shame the BOCC members when he, not them, wasted approximately $200K in these horrible decisions to stack the top of his agency rather than put the money towards the rebuilding of the agency he single-handedly dismantled by forcing out 62 deputies last year.

Now let’s talk about that number, 62. Of those 62 who left the agency last year, at least a third have entered into civil suits for discrimination, civil rights violations and sexual harassment against Morgan personally and professionally. That is a skyrocketing number of suits against any ONE Sheriff. Another meritorious distinction this non LEO sheriff claims.

To simplify this for some of the current admin at the ECSO and the Honorable Sheriff, you can’t bitch about how the BOCC regards your deputies’ pocket book when you already stole from them too. That is cognitive dissonance–berating someone for something they shouldn’t do when you did it as well but don’t think you should be berated or judged. Hypocritical is another term in this case that would apply.  The money in the budget he gave to Chip Simmons, Amber Southard, David Ingram & Andy Hobbs. They got the money that deputies deserved. Morgan mismanaged that money by rewarding his favorites in a grandiose fashion, leaving the rest in the cold.

That brings us to the fiscal illiteracy. The fiscal illiteracy refers to his failing to manage the agency in the way it should be, despite the fact the Honorable Sheriff claims he can. I don’t know, maybe Webster University’s graduate level business classes,  37+ years ago, didn’t prepare Morgan to actually use numbers as high as the Honorable Sheriff has to work with today. Maybe there are too many big numbers for him to understand in one budget. I don’t know.

Let’s look at the over all money issues historically Morgan has had:

*in the military, he allegedly was skimming government money via credit cards, resulting in his early retirement

*the mishandling of the budget regarding the jail that resulted in him losing the oversight of that jail

*the employee that embezzled $150K from the LET fund for years without anyone knowing and his CFO keeping his job even though he facilitated larceny

*the citizens’ complaints on how LET money is spent resulting in an investigation by the State Attorney.

There is a pattern of misappropriation.  It seems very clear to those of us who pay attention.

The conclusion, based on the past history of this Honorable Sheriff leads to the reasonable assessment that, either he is criminally responsible for misappropriation of taxpayer funds as well as mismanaging criminal justice principles and personnel necessary for a LEO agency in the 21st century,

OR

He has been given too much responsibility for his capability.  He cannot seem to handle doing the duties of his post, which is to maintain law and order while sustaining the county’s fiscal well being and safety.

You decide.

I almost forgot to give a shout out to Gerry Champagne for trolling and liking my FB page for Florida Open Gov. Initiative.

CORRECTION:

I mistakenly said that 65% failed the academy. That is incorrect. The cadets go through the academy fine; it is 65% failing out of FTO or discovering this job is not for them.  My Bad.

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Commentary on the Escambia County Sheriff’s Forum May 23, 2016

I don’t know what to say. Should I start with the biased reporting of Kevin Robinson by claiming John Johnson “attacked” Sir David? Mr. Robinson does not understand the meaning of the word “attack” if he thinks that is what Johnson did.  Johnson merely unveiled the current conditions to the people. Morgan likes to whitewash the community erosion by saying it does not exist.  Escambia County isn’t Never Never Land. It evokes the tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes.  Sir David would have the citizens believe his rhetoric over the statistics, experiences of people around him. Let’s not forget the community vulnerability that cannot be explained away. Citizens are targets in their own sanctuary of Escambia County.  Where there is smoke, someone should be looking for fire.

Finally, to end this rant of bias by PNJ, Mr. Robinson, being a journalist, you should have a better grasp of vocabulary. Could you have used more legitimate wording?  Certainly! Challenged, confronted, impeached are all better descriptions of the dynamics of the forum. Unless Robinson’s vitriol was part of the propaganda machine of Team Morgan, there is no reasonable explanation of Robinson’s choice of words.  Ignorance or Venom—you decide.

P.S.

Mr. Robinson, do you or the PNJ get LET money to provide endorsements of political candidates?

Issues in the Forum

One of the most conspicuous things I noticed was roughly 19 minutes into the video. The moderator noted the long-standing corruption problem and asked what the candidates would do to increase public trust in the ethical (snicker) behavior of public officials. Sir David either misunderstood the question or he chose not to address “ethical behavior”. Funny how there is no reference to the “Good Ole Boy crew” he claims to have removed with McNesby. He’s put that song and dance to bed. Apparently, his hypocrisy has some limitations.

But He does jump into the fact he doesn’t have a “hate-filled Facebook page”.  What does that have to do with corruption or even unethical behavior? It is social media and campaign ads are simply not unethical.  What is unethical is putting a senior officer on admin leave for something that is purely a civil action between his mother and another officer. What is unethical is the targeting of personnel that do not agree with you and forcing another senior officer into early retirement for liking a anti-Morgan Facebook post. How about targeting women and minorities to make their employment environment a living hell of discrimination and condescension? These are unethical.

Perhaps Mr. Robinson and Sir David should take the same vocabulary lessons.

I could continue with the 10+ blatant prevarications & misdirections throughout the forum but I want to discuss something more offensive.  Sir David repeatedly started bombastic, defensive proclamations with “If Escambia County is so bad”.  This is a tragic effort to validate his re-election campaign by trying to bring the virtues of the county to light. He tried to take credit for everything Escambia County great.

So why do I care? There seems to be a perception that I am an outside agitator. That is far from the truth.  I spent the majority of my life in Escambia County.  I came to live with my Dad in 1986. He was a fisherman and a supervisor for BE&K (worked at International Paper).

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His name was Jim Barnett (that’s why I’m Jimmie). My Dad was an exceptional man in a very un-exceptional world. He was a straight-shooter that people tended to love. His friends will attest to that, I was the pride and joy of his life. As his only child, he spoiled me rotten but in that, he did teach me the difference in right & wrong.

He passed away May 23, 1997. He was a veteran and was buried in Barrancas. There will always be a part of me in Pensacola.

I told that story to talk about the greatness of Escambia County, despite Sir David’s damage. Escambia County is not “so bad” as he would make it sound but he has been detrimental to entire county. He had no hand in making Escambia great, therefore he doesn’t have the power to take away that greatness.

The things that make Escambia great are the people, the values and the ability to live in a community for decades and NOT HAVE TO LOCK THE DOORS. By systematically fleecing the taxpayers, disrespecting the deputies and insulting the citizens, Sir David attempts to blame the community, but I submit to you that he cannot take away anything the constituency doesn’t allow him to take.

As for the disease of corruption, Sir David is patient zero. He is currently the biggest albatross Escambia County has. It is not the Sheriff Dept—it is him. He is either psychopathically delusional or sociopathically indifferent to the crime problem in the county. Sir David is the nexus of racism and discrimination in ECSO as well.  A double digit number of employees have filed lawsuits for discrimination, civil rights violations and hostile work environment.  DOUBLE DIGIT.  This is the largest number in recent history. Ronnie Mc did not have this sort of litigiousness.  When there are this many people seeking judicial relief because of animus at work, maybe it is time to consider the Sheriff is the problem.

In any other job, if you fail so completely by maliciously endangering the community, you get fired or arrested. If you misappropriate money, you go to jail. Why is Sir David allowed to sit in his office? Only the people of Escambia County can unseat this albatross.

Make Pensacola great again, VOTE MORGAN OUT-2016.

 

 

Mr. Money, Sir David Morgan

So Sir David gives all this money to special interests in return for campaign contributions, but personally, he supports very little. In being valued at over $1 million last year, he and Susan gave away $4600 in charitable donations. This year, so far, they paid off $92K on their home. Where is all this money and real estate boom coming from? Is there anyone else besides Bill Eddins who is showing this kind of financial growth out of a public servant’s pay??

Charitable gifts

2012- $2380

2013- $3795

2014-$4640

Seriously, I got all over Gene Valentino’s ass about being so caught up in money, but he has a business that he profits from. This is supposed to be something else.

So in comparing Country Boy Bill Eddins net worth from 2013-2015, there is no wealth growth nearly close to Morgan’s. He owns more real estate, yet his net worth doesn’t grow exponentially year over year.  These are apples and apples being compared…WTF??

 

Morgan’s Net Worth

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7 mos after the last disclosure= $188,998.60 or approx $27K a month–DAMN

 

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* Note: I do realize his wife’s income is included. However, she is a professor at Pensacola State. Her income is far from lucrative. They have a few rental properties but they are low end. There is also $100k/yr in pure pensions for them both. That on top of the $145+k/yr as Sheriff STILL DOESN’T EXPLAIN THIS AMOUNT OF WEALTH. The problematic part is the high flux of the numbers. $27 K a month?  Really??

Body Language Speaks Volumes

This post is merely to get you to see what is plainly in front of you. The science of body language has been researched and perfected to the degree that people get paid to give lawyers, criminologists and law enforcement a glimpse into the unspoken energy within a situation. By unspoken energy, I mean the things that are not seen but are more honest than words. Personal feelings can be censored but unconsciously, the body cannot hide all the “tells”.

For instance, I look at this picture of Sir David, Gov. Scott & Mayor Hayward. Right away, I notice that Scott is leaning toward Hayward and away for Morgan. Morgan’s biggest “tell” is his teeth clinching like we all saw in the town forum/debate where he lost his cool defending himself in the face of evidence of his incompetence. He is expressing it to some degree here, as he leans away from Scott. The other things is the hands in the pockets. You will notice the people on the right in the photo have their hands relaxed and in their pants’ pockets. Morgan has his hands in his jacket pocket, up and in front of him. This is equivalent to crossed arms. It is a posture of protection or defense.

In this picture, the same tilting of heads away from each other and the grimacing Morgan sourly watching Scott speak.

This meeting is clearly not going in Morgan’s favor. How do I know? The evidence is in Morgan leaning forward, attempting to engage with hands in full motion and Scott reclining back away from the conversation with a “Bless his heart” kind of look that says, “I don’t think so, Buckaroo”.

This last one is interesting because in trying to conform by wearing the ball cap, Morgan still fails because in a Navy town where he loves NAS programs enough to give them multiple double digit donations out of the LET Fund designated for law enforcement and crime prevention, he can’t seem to manage to take that into consideration, looking conspicuously out of step with the rest of the crowd. He is also leaning away from Scott with his sourpuss face.

Former Chief Deputy under Morgan Speaks Out

“The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success.”
Sun Tzu: Book IV, 16

This post is going to a collaboration of posts from a man who was at Sir David’s right hand when he first got elected. Bill Chavers has a unique perspective in the daily inner circle of the ECSO.

As many of the long time deputies, Mr. Chavers was forced into retirement after he stopped “playing ball” with David Morgan. He witnessed Morgan tell another deputy to dig up something to have one of Morgan’s enemy arrested. This was a personal vendetta that Morgan abused his power to result revenge. That is a criminal act.

Here was what Bill had to say:


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Bill Chavers

January 1, 2016

On my mind; Anyone who votes for Thelbert David Morgan for Sheriff must be condoning his lack of law enforcement credentials, that he has never gone through the certification process to be a law enforcement officer in any State, that he has never worked the streets where real cops learn how to deal with the crime and the thugs who live off the innocent. A man who has never had to run down a murder suspect, a rapist, or looked down the barrel of a gun or been shot at by a drug crazed suspect. A man who stated in an interview that kids on the streets are not his problem. A man who backed two if his officers who fired 15 rounds at a man in his own yard, in his own car doing nothing but getting a cigarette. A man who denied publicly owning a ” Military ” style uniform, yet is seen in parades, at dinners and military events wearing uniforms that look more military than the real military men and women around him. A man who may have intentionally misled the voters about his qualifications in reference to his time in grade as a security police officer and may have intentionally misled the voters about certain background facts during his military career, facts that he has refused to reveal.

In other words, anyone supporting David Morgan is supporting a non-certified, uncaring, unknowing, arrogant, man who lacks law enforcement skills, operational skills and community understanding of the needs to combat an ever increasing crime rate thar has propelled Escambia as one of the most dangerous places to live in Florida. These uninformed people are part of the problem. They need to be enlightened.

Having voiced my opinion, and my freedom of speech about whom I consider the worst individual to ever hold the office of Sheriff, I need to put this out before something happens. My wife is a deputy with tthe Sheriff’s Office. She has provided no input or suggestions to my opinions and has stayed out of my business concerning my feelings about David Morgan. In fact she, when asked about me tells every one to call me if they want to kniw anything about me. To date no one has called.

But, know this, he or someone he designates will probably go after her soon. She has nothing to do with my stand and should be left alone.

We will see.

 

January 5 

Another example of Sheriff David Morgan’s arrogance and a true look into how he views himself in this community and with the Sheriff’s Office. In late Novemember 2009, Morgan and I met at the Dennys on Mobile Hwy. During our conversation, Morgan made mention of my being, in his opinion, to close to the rank and file deputies. He wanted me to back away from my contacts with them. When I hesitated at his request, he provided a visual response in this manner:

Morgan held out his hand, palm down, flat, and held at eye brow level.

He then held out his other hand, palm down, flat on the table in front of him.

He then stated, indicating his upper hand, ” This is you and I ”

He then indicated to his other hand on the table and said ” This is everyone else “.

He then stated: We can never lower ourselves to this level, I will not allow this to happen. Because we may have to make decisions involving these people (Indicating his lower hand) and we can not if we are on their level.

This was one if several comnents from Morgan during the time I was Chief that revealed his true belief as to his status in the community. He honestly possess an inflated sense of self worth, a complete lack of empathy for others ( especially towards anyone he deems a threat or an enemy ) and believes himself to be unique, special and superior in all ways.

One of many concerns employees came to me about Morgan was his lack of friendliness towards them or anyone in the office.

My response to Morgan was that I could not accept his position in regards to the men and women working the streets. I explained that I was taught from the beginning of my police career that a good supervisor got to know his people, everything about them and when they needed help, he helped them. Doing this allowed a good supervisor to better evaluate his people’s performance and abilities. And, I pointed out that my closeness to any officer never got in my way when I had to discipline someone.

Morgans eyes turned dark and I immediately realized he was not happy. In Jan of 2010 he demoted me from the Chief Deputies position.

I am pleading with all voters and citizens, do not vote this man back into office.

 

January 8

 

The other day, one of David Morgan’s best friends sent me a text, stating that several individuals who head up Government agencies, like the FBI, IMMIGRATION, and a few others were never field agents in their respective agencies and wanted to know my point in reference to the fact that David Morgan was never a certified law enforcement officer in any state.

My answer was simple, he had just validated my point. Several individuals who headed up these agencies have been relieved of duty or fired because if their inability to assess– National and International– across the world which has lead to the death of hundreds of civilian and military deaths. Simply put, because if their lack of field, street experience many died.

Look at Escambia and know I tell the truth. Because if David Morgan’s lack of street and field experience, many are still dying, thugs rule the neighborhoods and the citizens are not safe to even walk to their car.

Yes folks, David Morgan’s best friend admitted that David Morgan is not officially qualified to be a police officer. But, why should that matter, because Escambia lives matter! What should not matter is David Morgan’s ego.

He used the example if a man managing a hospital and not being a doctor. Ok, but when others need to know why something went wrong or was a great success….it’s the medically trained Doctor that steps up to the podium not the manager but not in Escambia’s case. The inexperienced uncertified cop steps up to the cameras and speaks of what he knows nothing about. Mexican Mafia, Ninjas and Witches, oh my!

I have take issue with Morgan’s Neighborhood Watch (NW) Program. He is taking credit for the increased number of NW Programs and how they have helped the County. Folks this is nothing more than another smoke screen. Morgan has increased the number but here’s the catch. Take for example a mom trying to get her kitchen cleaned and the kids are running amuck in the house. She needs them in one place and quiet. So, she does what many parents have done for years. She calls them into the living room, hands each kid a couple cookies and tells them to watch TV until mommy finishes. She has succeeded in achieving peace, quiet and a little time to concentrate other things. Same situation with Morgan. Crime is rising, violent crime, burglaries, etc. The people are demanding protection, they are fearful of just stopping for gas and getting shot, going to their car and getting shot, walking the neighborhood and getting shot. Phone calls are coming in demanding some thing be done. Morgan does not know what to do, the media is doing negative reports, Morgan is getting one of his headache’s so he runs up into his Ivory Tower and hides….no interviews, no appointments.


Then, he realizes, like the mom,he needs time. So, he sends his best buddy who worked hard on his election campaigns and then hired, created a job for him within the Community Services Division handling amongst other things, Neighborhood Watch Programs to go forth and calm their fears. Then, he sees a great chance to ad a political star to his feeble resume. He decides to add as many Neighborhood Watch Programs as possible. His Buddy tells these folks how great and courageous they are for helping the SO and how important they are. The noise from the people subsides, there is for the moment peace and quiet. Morgan then runs to the nearest camera and spouts out his great accomplishment….” See me, see me “. But, under all that hype is another story about how the SO actually treats the programs .

January 11 ( After the Sheriff’s Forum)

Well the so called debate is over and I watched David Morgan do what he always does, mislead people and play himself up as wonderful. It could not have got any more sickening.

Morgan made one comment and I want to refute his comment.

Mr Morgan, you said you walked the streets with the late Leroy Boyd from the Movement for Change organization, speaking out for better Community Race Relations. And, you asked the audience, ” Where you, where were your voices “.

David Morgan, how dare you put yourself on the same level as Mr. Leroy Boyd. He truly cared about his community. If he were alive today, I am sure he would have called you out tonight. You walked only for political reasons and because it looked good for votes. I think the Black Community now sees through your deceptive maneuver.

As for my voice, I was the person meeting with Mr Boyd to listen to his concerns and complaints, Not You Sir !!!. Recall Morgan, you told me you did not want to meet ” With that man ” when he asked for a personal meeting about an incident that happened downtown and resulted in the injury of a black citizen involving several deputies.

I met with and talked with Mr Boyd numerous times about issues and incidents. He and I had a good professional relationship. We were working on a bond between the Black community and the Sheriff’s Office. I was to meet him about a week before he passed to discuss a couple ideas he had. He knew the truth and knew you were only concerned about getting the Black vote. He told me so personally.

So, Morgan, my voice was there with Mr Boyd while you hid in your office avoiding ” That man ” as you described him.

And your excuse for cutting relations with several Federal agencies was pathetic Morgan. John Johnson called it correctly, he pointed out that you got your ego bruised because ” You ” did not get your face on camera.

What I saw tonight was vintage Morgan, prancing around, declaring himself the all knowing answer to all problems.

I also saw a concerned Morgan, an angry man, taking a defensive stance during the entire debate, standing behind the candidates. He was afraid to “Man Up ” and face John Johnson or Doug Baldwin. And, how dare Morgan try to play down the ” Sandshaker Drug Investigation ” when he was not remotely involved.

But, should we have expected any less from a man who has never been a real cop? A man who plays cop everyday at the expense of Escambia citizens.

More to come on Morgan.

January 12

Last night at the so called debate, David Morgan made a comment that he thought was funny and his misguided, starry eyed supporters must have thought it was funny too, for they laughed along with him, including his newest Chief Deputy.

When given a question about him losing the Jail, Morgan explained it was all about the budget for him, but that the Commissioners took it to a personal level and the issue got nasty. Morgan claimed that he gave the Jail back to the Commissioners and then commented about the continued problems. Morgan then, sarcastically stated ” And, they’ve done a ( Bang Up ) haven’t they.

A ” Bang Up job ” Morgan, really? Obviously you were referring to the disaster that occurred at the Jail. People were seriously injured and one lost his ability to walk. That was funny to you and your supporters? So sad.

Ànd, you in your true character of not caring about others feelings make a joke, trying to embarrass the County Commissioners. But, rest easy on the Commissioner issue, your personally picked Commissioner, Mr. Underhill was there to laugh along with you. You were kind enough to point out that he was not on the BCC at the time. Way to cover his back Morgan. I’m guessing he will make the motion to give the Jail back to you later.

Another example of Morgan’s uncaring, thoughtless remarks which proves my point that he is not Sheriff material.

Let him “Stay the course” back to Missouri or whatever State he wishes to destroy but not Escambia.

Comments

Patti Wesley Forrester Oh Bill Chavers, how I have missed you!!

Bill Chavers Thanks, Patti. Miss you guys too. As you know, I am on a quest to correct the biggest mistake I ever made in my life. Hope you guys will forgive me and help me correct things.

Patti Wesley Forrester Bill, thought it was a big mistake the first time around! Never have been for him from day one.

Bill Chavers It was a mistake for sure. So many good people at the SO have been hurt by Morgan and his newest best buddy #2. The odd thing is his Staff now is the same bunch that hated him and worked so hard to defeat him. Every BUTT kisser and micro manager down there is in charge.

Patti Wesley Forrester I understand sometimes you have to do what you have to do to keep your job. But to sell your soul. Just SHAME on them. Most of them rode on coat tails the entire time they wore a badge. They were boots, but they have NEVER WORN BOOTS……

Bill Chavers So very true

Reginald Bruster Many souls have been sold. Many people put in management positions that do nothing but drive wedges through deputies and destroy moral. Their purpose is not keeping Escambia County safe, it’s how much power can I gain. The “culture” at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office as it was put many years ago is worst now than it has ever been.

Carl Townsley What a POS!! Morgan awarded DD Hankinson a medal, took pictures with him and all..and now he makes jokes!!

Jessica Fehrenbach-Jones And he welcomed us back!!
I guess that was a show for the media there

Bill Chavers Any thing Morgan does us a calculated political move. Give out a medal, shakes hands and get a vote.

Jessica Fehrenbach-Jones All for the cameras ,
He should have been an actor not a sheriff

 Jessica Fehrenbach-Jones Omg that is disgusting!!! I’m glad he can sit back and laugh while the ones on the explosion are permanently messed up

This county needs a shake up and someone who can run it who doesn’t have their heads up their butts!

Bill Chavers But, in order for a change to happen, We the people must band together now and spread the word. Tell everyone you know, tell people you don’t know. Share texts, make calls, set up a meeting for all the candidates separately and get to know them.

Bill Brandenburg

Guess who was in charge of the jail when all the new equipment was installed……hmm wait it was David I don’t play well with others Morgan. There are issues before the flood of smelling gas and gas leaks, why wasn’t this equipment secured to the floor to prevent it from being moved. Remeber Bill Morgan refused to investigate theft of County property at another county agency. I personally put Morgan in the same boat as our Commander and Chief. Him and Obama must be drinking the same Kool-aid. Let’s not forget his generalization of our Black Community being Thug Mentality this really shocked me that all the black officers I’ve served with never exhibited behavior nor the college professors that were my instructors they did not exhibit that type of behavior. It must just be Morgan. I tried to tell everyone what they were voting into office. His latest comment he was running for a third term only to keep the office from being run by criminal political… I wonder which candidates are the criminal??? Sounds like typical spoiled brat only child Morgan let’s call everyone else names. I’m sure Doug Baldwin for one doesn’t appreciate his decriptions of certain people. Just saying.

Bill Chavers This comment is what I,’m talking about. There is so many more incidents of Morgan’s lack of community understanding and community leadership. I missed his comment about keeping the Sheriff’s Office from a Criminal Politician. After the political dirty tricks he has pulled to steal the Office, he is that last person to make such comments.

Every one who has had a negative encounter with this arrogant bully needs to share their experience. Let all the voter’s know about this man. We must spread the word, he has a voter base that have no clue what Morgan is really like. They only hear his words and think he knows what what he is talking about. Many see his made up uniforms with all his military ribbons and believe those ribbons are law enforcement related. They are blind and must be made to see

Speak out Escambia, do not fear this bully. He will threaten and attempt to intimidate you but he is really afraid of the truth of his inabilities, his meanness, his holier than thou persona, his vindictiveness and his (as he described to me) I’m up here and everyone else is down here character. One example, my postman told me recently of seeing Morgan downtown at one of the events. As they passed each other, my postman slowed and asked Morgan if he was the Sheriff. He said Morgan, looked at him, never slowed, never offered his hand but instead, answered, ” Yes I am ” and kept walking. Is that how our supposed Sheriff should treat the very people who put him in office? No,but its Morgan’s attitude.

Rally now people, spread the word, take back Escambia from Morgan’s destructive, arrogant, and seemingly Extreme Narcissistic personality. WE, the people need a real, certified, street smart, experienced law enforcement officer to lead real cops in the streets and in office.

Get inspired people or Morgan will throw this in your face and more citizens will die, the streets will be owned by the real thugs.

VOTE NO TO MORGAN  (VMO 2016) AND HIS USELESS ADMINISTRATION.

Jessica Fehrenbach-Jones
Jessica Fehrenbach-Jones I love it when he kept sayin
Where were you??
Blaming law enforcement n citizens

Jessica Fehrenbach-Jones
Jessica Fehrenbach-Jones He didn’t like me making my post
He blocked and deleted me

Bill Chavers

Bill Chavers Awwwww did he take his toys and run home. Typical

Bill Chavers

Bill Chavers Ms Jones, I read some of the crap on the other site. Do not be taken in by their pro-Morgan bull hockey. Morgan said it and those paying attention heard it. Craig is Morgan’s errand boy, a personal friend who was given a job after Morgan’s first electSee More

January 14

SPEAK OUT ESCAMBIA, SAVE YOUR FAMILIES, YOUR HOMES AND YOUR COUNTY. LET THE HEAVENS HEAR YOUR VOICES THROUGH THE VOTING BOOTHS.

PUT A REAL, CERTIFIED, EXPERIENCED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO WORK AS OUR NEXT SHERIFF.

WE TRIED AN OUTSIDER AND IT DID NOT WORK, LETS PUT SOMEONE IN OFFICE WHO KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS OUR COMMUNITY. AND ONE WHO DOES NOT SEEK SELF RECOGNITION THROUGH CAMERAS.

Tonight, I want to speak out for those deputies who have reached out to me. Folks a lot if Deputies want to speak out against Sheriff David Morgan but they can not because some months ago, Morgan had copies of a Court Order posted to all SO employees to remind them that disciplinary action could be taken against them for talking out against him or the SO. I have seen this memo but can not find it at the moment but it points out all the ways a member of the SO can get into trouble for talking about their boss, including some circumstances even if they are not working if I recall correctly.

Not long ago, a Deputy make some negative comments about the SO on Facebook I believe. Morgan’s third Chief Deputy who checks all the social media sites found the comments and shortly afterward an investigation was initiated ending in the “firing” of this Deputy. Really? With the problem of needing manpower on the streets, Morgan was more worried about someone talking about the SO and him that protecting the citizens? And that is the point of my comment. Morgan uses threats and intimidation to squash the free speech of his employees. This sends a very clear message that he is afraid, so very afraid of the citizens finding out how bad he is as a leader. Morgan needs to shut down the voice of his deputies so as to keep the citizens in the dark and thinking all is great under his watch.

Folks, its not good at the SO. Morale is so low it barely exists. The deputies are so scared of the Administration, they have become a ” Reactive Organization”, meaning they basically wait for a call to respond versus being a ” Proactive Organization ” where they go out and look for criminal activity. They know if they cross the line put out by Morgan and his Staff, all hell will befall them.

So, Morgan has shut down anything negative about him from being release through any type of communications from his employees. He is the one afraid, he is a true coward.

To the deputies, hear my words. You are the real heroes. You are the first line of defense, the Green Line protecting this community. Not the tyrant who haunts the Sheriff’s Office hallways. You suffer from having to work for a Non-certified, Inexperienced individual who taints the Star you wear on your chest. You’ve earned the right to wear that Star if Honor and Pride. Morgan should be ashamed to claim any right to that Star.

Stand tall and know there those of us who do not fear Morgan or his Staff of head hunters. We will speak out for you. But, you can talk to your wives and families. Let them spread your message by other means. And know, Morgan will be defeated.

In Response to my Rant January 14th :

Bill Chavers Thanks Jimmie for stepping up and telling it like it is.

David Morgan is the true coward here. He is not a cop, he will never be a cop, he has never put himself in the line of fire, never walked the streets as a cop. And, I doubt he would ever run to danger as cops do to protect anyone.

I probably fell under his juvenile definition of a coward behind the keyboard.

Well, to Morgan, I say this. I am not a coward, I’ve been in the streets, alley ways and projects, chasing every type of criminal any one can think of. I’ve been shot at, I’ve had thugs try to run over me with cars, I’ve been in hand to hand combat with thugs. And, I have the scars to prove it.

So, I am not a coward, I use a keyboard to get the message out that you, David Morgan, seem more of a coward and con-man. I know what you’ve done to fool the people and its my mission to let the citizens know the truth. If they still choose to put you back then its on them for the horrors this County will face under your lack of understanding.

Go away Morgan, leave Escambia alone to recover from your mess.

January 16

David Morgan believes he will win his primary easily. He truly thinks all of Escambia’s voters love him, that no one is paying attention to the vast growing number of people who are now catching on that he is a joke, that his leadership is questionable at best and they are beginning to realize that Morgan is not now nor has he ever been a sworn, law enforcement certified civilian Police Officer any where.

Now, I discover that Morgan may have misled the public about his actual time in service as a Security Police Officer. If he did mislead the voters, it would have had to been intentional. And, intentional would mean he ( Lied ) to the voter’s to make his experience seem more than it really is. It would also explain his lack of law enforcement operational experience and leadership.

I do know he changed his Air Force career field from Security Police to Space and Missile Operations about half way through his 20 year career. And was not a Security Police Officer in the Space & Missile Command.

So, will some one with a good math background tell me how he managed to work 20 years as a Security Police Officer when he was not working as a Security Police Officer?

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Sheriff Morgan on recent criticism: “We are hobbled by the law.”

Bill hasn’t gone so far as to say it but Morgan, in this statement above, is telling the people all they need to know. “We are hobbled by the law”.  What does that mean? In Morgan’s perception, the law is a nusance and pursuing his way of “law enforcement”, bullying and such, he feels “hobbled”, restricted, hindered, crippled by the law. The only people crippled by the laws are criminals. The laws are there to protect the people of the county; if it is hobbling the ECSO, then the ECSO is trying to subvert the law.

“Don’t vote for me.”

“We are hobbled by the law.”

What else do you need to hear from this man? He has told you the things you need to know about his character, in his words, actions and the fact Escambia County is less safe than most counties in Florida. When a person fails at their job, they are fired. Fire Morgan, not because he resents the citizens of the county,(because it is your fault for not raising your kids correctly or letting law enforcement do their job–whatever that means). Fire him for unfairly applying the standard of justice to his deputies while making sure people who commit misdeamors like Greg Fink and John Powell are held to the highest accountability.  If justice is not equal, it is not justice. It is selective based on the whims of Sir David.  Or how about the fact your community isn’t as safe as it should be? Those are valid reasons to kick this SOB to the curb like you would anyone else who collossally failed at their job.

You cannot doubt the real fear the deputies who speak out must fear. Speaking of that fear. Sir David has an attrition rate of approximately 50 officers a year. That mean he loses approximately 50 officers a year. That is ridiculously high turnover for a the size of the department. Why are so many deputies running as fast as they can? The ECSO is a sinking ship. Escambia County, do you want to stay on the Titanic?