Bill Richbourg, C’mon Down!

So in the long line of people who cashed in, exploited and turned a blind eye in the Billings case, I want to welcome Bill Richbourg to the cast of characters who should be on the other side of the bars that they put their clients in. Mr. Richbourg could arguably be the most deplorable of the attorneys who rolled over and played dead in this case. Mr. Richbourg was hired by Gary Sumner to represent him. He paid Mr. Richbourg. For 6 weeks seemingly, work was done to further the defense case for Sumner.  But on April 25, 2011, the day set for the jury selection, Mr. Richbourg tells Sumner (as they approach the courtroom) that he could not win this case, Sumner had no option but to take a plea. Richbourg strong-armed a disadvantaged young black man. Then the state had the gall to sue Sumner for the time they wasted for trial.

But the best part here is that Richbourg had an agenda from the onset of representing Sumner. He represented Bud Billings in the adoption fraud suit that somehow left the “stolen” child with the captor. Richbourg organized that circa 1989-90.richbourg clip

Can you say CONFLICT???? Representing a man that is being charged with killing a past client and then tanking the representation? Cheryl Barnes, Gary Sumner’s mother, should be suing this man on Gary’s behalf. Not only unethical, but it rises to level of criminal when he forced Gary into signing away his life rather than actually representing him. Any civil rights lawyers out there should be on top of this.

But the people who failed to do their job in this case is so numerous. Richbourg is just ONE of the highly respected attorneys who dropped the ball.

Tony Henderson forced Lenny Gonzalez into his plea and signed off on the man’s legal mental competence, despite the SSI ruling that states the man has brain damage, dementia, and numerous mental health issues. Also his VAN WAS INOPERABLE. That was a defense within itself, but Henderson managed to negotiate Lenny’s fate which led to his death. Shouldn’t that be beyond malpractice as well?

What about the public defenders who handled Florence & Thornton?  There was a huge case for coerced confessions but they never represented their clients. They took the money  the state paid them and walked those boys into prison.  Now their lives are cast in stone.  Statistics say that uneducated black men imprisoned early (18-25) build “criminal capital”. They turn prison into a community that they are comfortable with, can network in, to feel a sense of inclusion into SOMETHING. It is the same psycho-social phenomenon that draws people into gangs. That is on  Joel M. Cohen (Florence’s public defender),  & Cheryl Alverson (Thornton’s public defender).

Richbourg has a great deal of company in his criminality.  I hope to see them punished just like Eddins, Geeker & Sir David.

 

 

 

 

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@@@The First Sacrificial Lamb: Leonard Patrick Gonzalex Sr (February 23, 1953 – June 13, 2015)

For those who do not know as of yet, Leonard Gonzalez Sr (Lenny) passed away yesterday morning. His death was preventable and a result of longstanding corruption in Escambia County. Lenny had issues; he had various mental diseases, such as paranoid schizophrenia, delusions, and some time hallucinations. In a car accident many years ago, Lenny suffered permanent brain damage.  A highly intelligent “mischievous man” became, a shell of who he was prior. He self-medicated because he was aware of the dissent into what we call “madness”. To us he was crazy as hell but as an American citizen, regardless of his condition, his conditions should have never been exploited by Sheriff Morgan and his lynch mob. Now, as a result, he is dead–too early.

I FOUGHT FOR THIS MAN TO BE ABLE TO DIE AT HOME.

HIS FAMILY HAS BECOME MY FAMILY.

WHILE I HAD MIXED FEELINGS FOR THE CRAZY BASTARD, HE WAS A HUMAN WHO HAD A RIGHT TO LIFE AND LIBERTY, WHICH MORGAN, EDDINS AND GEEKER DENIED.

THIS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! LEONARD GONZALEZ SR WAS INNOCENT. I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THAT IS KNOWN.

Pensacola Uprising

It has been brought to my attention that the climate in Pensacola regarding Sheriff David Morgan (I like to call him “The Media Whore”, but that’s just me) and Sleazy Bill Eddins (Again that is my thoughts, I think we are still allowed to say opinions, right?).  It seems their arrogance and overconfidence in the GOB (Good Ole Boy) System makes them remarkably reckless. Now everybody knows Morgan pisses people off with his complete ethical disregard of standards over his deputies or for that matter any amount of oversight and supervision. Let’s just thing of the man with 15 bullet holes in his car in his own driveway in the middle of the night, purely in error or the little boy on a bicycle in Brownsville that was tasered by a moving patrol car that then ran over the boy as he fell to the ground again when the boy, just as the man in his yard was guilty of nothing provable.

Then Mr. Eddins…well what can I say….he is a political glutton with no conscious who falls in alignment with whatever his cronies tell him to including falsifying grand juries that did not take place. I am referring to the testimony supposedly given in Patrick Gonzalez Jr.s  trial. He interviewed Frederick Thornton without counsel or recording said interview took notes to the grand jury without documentation in the presence of Corey Aittama, his lead investigator. Now this grand jury with no testimony documented or witnesses taken from the jail was given to David Rimmer who was “acting” as the judge over the grand jury “to fill a vacancy” but it’s ok because Nick Geeker approved it. To me, in Pensacola, no one’s word can be trusted. It seems to me that this grand jury—IF IT DID TAKE PLACE– was a mockery of justice with the conspirators involved calling the shots. Either way that indictment should not have been granted; it was absent of justice and with no indictment, it seems like anything that proceeded from the fruit of that fake planted palm is non-existent.

Then you have David Craig, the stoner, who either is not supervised himself or acting in direct collusion screwing with press releases, leaking a timeline and suspects that Deputy Tama Barber testifies were never developed at that point they appeared on the CNN. Being the Community/Communication Director for the Sheriff’s office, it would seem like Mr. Craig has some “splaining” to do.

But even in the face of all this, Morgan leaves County Commissioner Gene Valentino a threatening voicemail which has to do with the jail being taken from under his control. By the way, has anyone thought of the fact, the jail being under Commission control and “exploding” may or may not have been a veiled threat from our fine Sheriff? Seems convenient to show that the jail was in the commission’s “reckless” hands. It was a ploy that ultimately by an “act of God” got the Lenny Gonzalez’s van destroyed due to water contamination. Kinda hard to prove that wasn’t the van used in the Billing’s murder if it has been destroyed and the actual van disappeared that was found at the weigh station.

I think ex-Sheriff McNesby and the many other people like John Powell and maybe former deputy Chris Baggett Sheriff Morgan stupidly crossed in his misguided God complex should bond together. The enemy of my enemy is my friend and it seems there are so many of them.  Mr. Morgan, maybe you should get a flak helmet…there’s gonna be blood in the water.