I haven’t posted since the Republican primary election on August 30, 2016. I was ridiculously disappointed in the outcome. However, having said that, Morgan has not posted until this weekend on his personal Facebook account. No “thank you” to the voters or cordial wishes or graciousness to the people who supported him. NOTHING.
Not only is that just phenomenally rude but it is exactly the lack of consideration he shows to his constituents day-in and day-out. That along with the “Bite Me” picture above are the only honest glances Sir David has demonstrated on social media.
But beyond this glaring red flag of lack of concern with the people who put him where he is, the most recent crime statistics (based on the record of dispatched calls on the Escambia Sheriff’s office website), the following crimes took place from Wednesday, August 31 (the day after Morgan received the Republican Nomination) and Saturday, September 17th–—18 days.
|Burglary||Battery||Stolen Vehicle||Child Abuse||Shots Fired||Narcotics|
What is not specifically represented in the dispatched calls are 4 major types of crimes: homicide, rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Homicides would fall within the “death investigation” category but there is no distinction between manner of death; however there were 67 death investigations. Of that number, an unknown percentage would be homicides.
In looking at statistics on crime from the UCR from 2015, there were 197 rapes that year. That breaks down to roughly 1 person was raped every other day or so. Using that logistical standard, within 18 days, there should have been 9 rapes. Yet there is no representative evidence of even 1. I know this is not the bottom line on statistics because the list of dispatched calls does not indicate the actual crimes committed–just the purpose of someone calling 9-1-1. It is the first glimpse of the crime.
It is well known that crime doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Criminal behavior is composed of more than a single crime. The atmosphere of drug crimes becomes conducive for other crimes. Simply put, drug crimes lead to other crimes. Property crimes and sex crimes are irrevocably linked to drug crime. According to the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (NCADD):
Those with a drug use dependency are more likely to be arrested for acquisitive crimes such as burglary or shop theft, or for robbery and handling stolen goods — crimes often related to “feeding the habit.” For example, in 2004, 17% of state prisoners and 18% of federal inmates said they committed their current offense to obtain money for drugs. There are also close links between drug use and women, men and children who are involved in, or exploited by, the sex trade, many of whom are caught up in the criminal justice system. However, there is evidence that drug use is both a pre-determining factor in such sexual exploitation and a means of coping with it.
In criminology, there is a term called the “drug-crime nexus” that has been a tenant in understanding the interrelationship of crimes. It is necessary to find out what drives people to commit crime in order to stop crime. This is not a new understanding. Anyone with criminal justice training in the last 20 years should be versed in this concept.
This is the reason there is a “war on drugs”. This is the reason John Johnson, Doug Baldwin and Ron McNesby focus on drugs in their campaign. Until that is reigned in with diligent patrolling, police interaction (not just neighborhood watches) & constant pressure on the drug community, the other issues will inevitably be the by-product of the predominant problem.
Your Sheriff–Sheriff Morgan– makes it commonplace to lie to you about the crime in community. For example, in the instance of the homeowner in Fox Run who went to WEAR because the ECSO told her that a warning from her homeowner association about 2 home invasions close to her home was in bad faith because they did not happen. It would have been prudent for David Gonzalez from WEAR to independently verify, via the dispatched phone record on the ECSO website whether there were 9-1-1 calls regarding such crimes. Because if Mr. Gonzalez had done that, he would have found that despite what Sir David said or had his minions propagandize, there were, indeed, 2 home invasions in Fox Run while homeowners were at home. This flagrant lie is exactly the type of deception that shows how boldly Sir David will lie to your face about the state of the community. It also shows you the lengths he will go to hide the actual state of affairs from the public to make himself look good. If you can’t fight crime, cover it up or deny it happened. It worked for Hitler.