Thankfulness & Appreciation Series- Part 2

Sometimes the posts just write themselves. Thank God for that. Thank God for the Free Speech that would otherwise not be afforded to me in any other country. Free Speech Sir David doesn’t want to hear but that just delineates the need for such. If someone locally, won’t say it, I will. If not me then who? If not now, then when?

There were 2 different articles in the Mullet Wrapper this weekend that basically hit on the same points. The first is by my fave writer, Emma Kennedy, “Reopened death row, juvenile justice cases strain system” & the second, by my other fave writer at the Mullet Wrapper, Kevin Robinson, “Escambia County leads state in charging juveniles as adults”. 

To summarize the two issues, in 2012, the Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama, that mandatory sentences of life without parole for children under the age of 18 are unconstitutional. The weight of this decision is financially straining Bill Eddins’s office because………

First thing that comes to mind is that office has been pushing juveniles into adult sentences at a far higher rate than the rest of the state, which is pointed out in the second article, by Robinson. Scott McCoy of the Southern Poverty Law Center, (SPLC) points out that these kids are being pushed into the adult system only to get probation. If the crimes are not severe enough to actually result in jail time, why shouldn’t they stay in the juvenile justice system which would allow them the chance to not be labeled within the adult system? This seems to be a case of not liking that option because it isn’t seen as punitive enough (in NW FL), for Mr. Eddins or at least his perception of what his constituents wants?

Over the last few weeks, I have become more acquainted with what passes for “a case” by the State Attorney’s office. Ron Clark Ball, John Powell, Pat Gonzalez, Gary Sumner were just a few who have been escorted in front of cameras and called criminals but when the evidence is laid to bear…..our court system (and by extension the judiciary that allows them to play “law”) were the through-backs on the short bus in law school.

What are you thinking, Bill Eddins, when you allow a personal vendetta of one of the legal elite firms to rope you into a RICO case, where there is perjured testimony, charges galore that end up being dropped because they are just that charges…not actual crimes committed. The bill on that case will cost the taxpayers millions. What about the letting whomever, assist the Assistant State Attorneys in the grand jury room, when Fla Statutes say they must have a J.D. after their name? Greg Marcille surely knows that. What about letting a Sheriff shake GRAND JURORS hands telling them, “I’ve done my job; now it’s time for you to do yours”? This is a directive to people personally to indict. How many people have been deprived a fair trial for that. Screwing with Grand Juries , YEAR AFTER YEAR, seems to me that will cost the taxpayers BILLIONS WITH A “B”.

This is a case where people who are in charge shouldn’t be. Their decisions result in inequities on the people they were sworn to represent and protect. I am talking about CRIMES OF MORALITY THAT LET THE REAL CRIMINALS OUT WHILE PUTTING THE INNOCENT IN JAIL.

Please, as always, don’t just take my word for this. Go to Flcourts.gov, or FDLE.gov. The statistics of what is actually going on. The problem is these men, Eddins, Morgan are stewards of the county and they don’t play fair. Consequently, in the appellate stage, other courts look at their non-sense and kicks back the badly handled cases. That is an error that is coming to fruition while these men are still in office. Typically, this sort of thing hits the following administration or comes back to haunt the subsequent terms of politicians; however, the glut for power has kept them in office long enough to see the spoils of their injustices.

It is a no-brainer that if you have to pay for a job to be done and then redone because of it was inadequate, it costs more money. Doing the job twice due to shortcuts like not having the properly composed grand jury, pushing kids into an adult system for no reason other than perceived political capital, letting other officials subject court cases to retrial for inappropriate contact, all these things COST THE TAXPAYERS MONEY & on top of it, having to doing out punitive damages for ruining people’s lives COSTS EVEN MORE.

According to the NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service),

Corruption can arise in virtually any area of local government activity, and will leave distinct traces according to the area -law enforcement, land-use regulation, purchasing, or tax assessment. It is possible to put together a diagnostic check list that will indicate possible corruption in a particular area. 

When corruption in government is suspected, there is a checklist of things people should look for. Some of those are:

  1. Have there been any cases tried in recent history of corruption? Statistically, there are going to be people involved in the moving parts of government trying to make money by cutting corners. Lack of this implies there are things not being caught which indicates incompetence or there are things overlooked indicating bigger corruption. Either way, the fact is something has to change for the county to retain its liquidity.
  2. Is there a high turnover in agency personnel? This indicates a systemic internal problem that cost taxpayers money and allows for corruption to flourish in the internal dissension.
  3. Are public positions filled when there is no need for the job, as hiring a
  4. swimming instructor for a park with no pool? This indicates the fulfilling of political favors for off the book gains ie corruption.
  5. Are those arrested for narcotics and gambling mostly street-level people
  6. rather than higher ups? This indicates incompetence in not investigating about the street-level soldiers in a more organized criminal enterprise.
  7. Is there an effective independent investigative agency to hear complaints of official misconduct? This is a check and balance approach to keep everybody honest.

The NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) goes on to say:

“Some people who participate in corruption make no attempt to hide their activities, either believing that what they are doing is perfectly acceptable or expecting that no one will be watching. In most cases, however, participants will attempt to cover their tracks, both by making payoffs secretly and by attempting to provide a legitimate cover for their decisions. Where this is true, uncovering corruption problems can be difficult. Existing nvestigative bodies, such as the police and the prosecutors’ offices, are the obvious starting point because they can use surveillance techniques, subpoena powers, and the like, and can grant immunity to uncover evidence of specific crimes. Elected officials and agency heads who have daily contact with first-line supervisors or middle-level management are likely to have a fairly good idea of where the soft spots are, although they may be protected from below from any knowledge of specific corrupt acts or practices. Those who deal with local government from the outside – lawyers representing developers, contractors seeking building permits, salesmen seeking orders, or companies seeking contracts -will have certain knowledge of specific acts of corruption. Some will have little interest in exposing the acts that they profit from while others will be eager to see an immediate end to corruption (although they may be reluctant to aid in a suppression effort that entails personal risk). Newspaper, wire service, and television reporters may have more knowledge of corrupt acts than is revealed in their news reports, but may be reluctant to reveal it for fear of cutting themselves off from sources of other news. Outside of specifically chartered investigative bodies, the least reluctant sources of information about acts of corruption are official records.


” The desire to be respected by the public, so that being a politician or civil servant can be considered an honorable career, and election, appointment, or employment in government can be considered evidence of high personal standards of conduct. (They display:)• Recognition that corruption has a high social as well as monetary cost, and that even though the public may not seem to care in situations where corruption exists, and may continue to vote··in administrations that are either dirty or too stupid to be believed, the social cost is still being paid. When corruption and the costs of corruption finally become unacceptable, the result is likely to be personal as well as civic peril.• The awareness that there are standards of ethical conduct that can be agreed on, and principles of ethical action that can be applied, so that an employee or official can have confidence that he/she is acting ethically and need not be at the mercy of a superior’s whim or an investigative reporter’s slow news day. The most important ingredient of a (government leadership) management environment that is hostile to corruption is a strong and principled leadership. Without that, formalized guidelines for ethical behavior will be of little use. The next ingredient is credibility, which rests not only on sending clear messages that reinforce one another but also on keeping it all open and public”

Bottom line: Is this present in Escambia County? The articles in the PNJ tell the story….NO!

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Deviance Pensacola Style—-UPDATED

Mr. Morgan, Mr. Haines, Mr. Craig,

I think it’s time to put all the cards on the table. I have been reminded by quite a few of your colleagues that your aim is to destroy people who cross you. I have been warned you will do your damnedest to ruin me or discredit me. And I also know historically from the news, about how you set up and ruined former Dothan Police Chief, John Powell’s career with your collusion with Bill Eddins. It is not lost on me that during that case something seemed to change the course of the playing field. It appears at some point Mr. Eddins either got “cold feet” or somehow the “dropping of the other shoe” slowed his case. Don’t know what that was but, to be sure, I will find out.

Then there is your persecution of Rex Blackburn and Gene Valentino. Men who merely questioned your competency. In case you didn’t realize that we all have that right in this country but you use Mr. Haines and Mr. Craig to dirty their own hands in your missions to seek out destroy the “haters”.

I know about why you left the Air Force, how your wife played a role in that. I know about your step-children, Blaze & Rose, who willingly participated in “sexual racketeering” in my former hometown of Pensacola. I know about the so-called rocket explosion  you allege you saved people, but where strangely, your name was forgotten the official reports or in the media. I know you fancy yourself a TV star with those pearly whites and shiny metals.  I know about some crazy ass run around you plan on making to get Governor Scott to appoint Eric Haines, after your “win” this next election while you try to make your way into higher politics within the state.  I’m sure Mr. Craig’s clairvoyance, as he puts it, will be involved but know that will be under a microscope this time when the people of Pensacola are “assured of a win” before any votes have been cast. Again, remember you pissed off enough people Shiny Medal, Pearly White Mr. Morgan; there will be a microscope over your every action from this day forward–from the inside of your nest of corruption throughout the community.

So now that we know about you. I wanted give you some background on me. You seem to like to use people’s secrets to try to discredit them. I have no secrets Mr. Morgan but I have a hell of a colorful past. I didn’t grow up in house with a conventional family. My family was scary and dysfunction, at least on the Maddox side (which is the same Mattox family I think you recognize from the attorney in Tallahassee).

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I am the daughter of Jim Barnett, a man who ran numbers from Sammy Fiorella, founder of Sammy’s Gentlemen’s Club in Birmingham in the 1950’s. I am the niece ofMichael Maddox, who was deadly con man. He is probably the most colorful person in the family. God rest his soul. In 1985, he was a millionaire twice over (before and after serving 9 years in Terminal Island for RICO violations) in Los Angeles; he owned a business Goldex, Inc. He defrauded millions from people but he dabbled in other industries. He trafficked cocaine and arms within the Medellin Cartel. I can recall as a child, him flying into Birmingham without a call or anything-just out of nowhere with his son, who is my age. He rented a car and had to do business in Atlanta and New Orleans. He did them as day trips as to be home for dinner with my mother and I. His business partner in Atlanta, Maxy (Max Mermelstein) was the money man and he worked with another man Harry (Berkenthal). Both I know, now, were accountants for Pablo Escobar.His day trip to New Orleans was with Joey Marcello (son of Carlos Marcello). My uncle referred to himself jovially as a “Cocaine Cowboy“. It wasn’t until I was an adult I understood the fullness of that statement.

My mother worked for the Alexiou family in Birmingham. I was at the wedding of Hedy Alexiou to Carlos Levya Beltran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Beltr%C3%A1n_Leyva). That is my history, or legacy as it were. I have never been arrested; I am not a sexual deviant but before you take any measure against me maybe you should consider who is still on my Christmas card list. Who remembers that sweet little girl I was with strawberry blonde hair and ponytails that people tried to protect. Hell, I had bodyguards when I was 8 years old. Please do some fact checking into these names. You will need good clearance as most of these people where in classified federal files, DEA, ATF, IRS. RICO violations brought most of them down but their families are still alive and well and love sitting down talking about the glory days of the their colorful pasts. So when you start trying to trump up some charges against me, which would absolutely make my day, you may want to consider the fallout. What did you say to Mr. Valentino, on that voicemail? Something about “a flak vest and helmet because there will be fireworks”.

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The point of this post was supposed to enlighten people on sexual deviance. It doesn’t simply spring up. People don’t have kids that just up and decide to be porn stars. There is usually abuse, exposure or a certain amount of condoned behavior that leads to these things. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and when you see how rotten the apple is, you must question the nature of the tree it came from.

This point also ties in with the actions of the subordinates under Morgan. Just as children reflect their parents to some degree. It is reasonable to say that employees only fall under the standards to which they are kept. Morality is obvious absent in these deputies.  So what deviancy are they following?  To the naysayers, children and subordinates acting in the same fashion, morally corrupt and absent of discipline cannot be 2 coincidences under the same fine leadership. It appears to be a pattern of behavior. We are judged by the fruit that we bear. Mr. Morgan, your fruit, both of your home and office, stinks. Common sense can lead to the conclusion of what that fruit says about the tree.