ECSO Infested with Moral Descension

The crash in Beulah involving Deputy Hector Escajeda being removed from a burning vehicle made heroes out of the men who pulled him from a certain death. They are brave men to sure. However, Sheriff Morgan’s grandstanding for one of his own is pure fiction. Mr.Craig Morado’s valor is not in question. He went above and beyond as did his neighbors, John Shaw and his son and 2 other neighbors.  They pulled Escajeda out and away from the burning vehicle, but somewhere in the chaos Sr. Deputy Bobby Guy got attributed in being the one who help Morado. Several neighbors confirm they did not see Deputy Guy and he most certainly was not the one who helped Morado.

In a spectacle of events, Deputy Guy got an award recognizing him for “exceptional courage and selflessness in the midst of great personal danger”.This was brought to the attention of Sheriff Morgan who said everybody should just honor Deputy Guy anyway, because he has a family. Now what relevance does that have?  The men that actually saved Escajeda don’t want the recognition, however, the tall tale the Sheriff created insulted the people involved. Give credit where credit is due, but if he didn’t do anything, then what risk of danger was there?

And Deputy Guy. What sort of man accepts such an award knowing full well it is false? The moral fabric of ECSO is on display in this event. As country folks say, Morgan would rather climb a tree to tell a lie, than stand on the ground and tell the truth. Deputy Guy participating in this stolen valor  is reprehensible ethically. It just shows that Morgan doesn’t seem to respect valor or bravery. He does support taking credit for others peoples’ courage.  He has no  reverence to people who have honestly and courageously acted “with selflessness in the midst of great personal danger”. He believes you can hand it out like candy. For Deputy Guy, one of the “yes” men in Billings hoax of an investigation, to accept that shows you how far morality has descended in the ECSO.

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A Call to Action for Escambia County

Quote from a press conference 3/10/16 after a sting in Brownsville:

“You don’t have a law enforcement problem here you you’ve got a societal issue.”

I was absolutely floored that Sir David continues to blame the community for the crime problems. In a raid of Brownsville, they arrested 12 people who had been arrested some 49 times collectively. “We are doing our jobs by arresting them. This is a community problem.”

There are so many things wrong with that thought process. First of all, arresting criminals does not deter crime. The idea is to stop the crime prior to that arrest. If patrols are out interacting with the citizens of a county in a combined effort, crime is lower.  If you are proactive in a community, you don’t have to be reactive as this Sheriff is. Has he not read anything on criminal justice?  When you see an area turned around from crime-ridden to crime-free, they universally use specific components to succeed.  As I mentioned, establish a law enforcement presence through patrolling AND working with the community. If the community does not work with police, neither will be successful. Get the deputies out in the area meeting and interacting the community.

Secondly, directed patrol in “hot spots” at “hot times”. This prevents the crime prior to arrest. It makes it harder to be a criminal if the police are constantly where they do business. The presence of this uniformly in the county results in a safer county.

Thirdly, lead from the top. A fish rots from the head down. Without strong leadership, you have ineffective policing. Morgan has shown he does not have a clue as to how to fix this mess he created. His second in command, Chief Deputy Haines, has no practical investigative or policing knowledge. He spends his time policing social media. With these two role models, there is no clear directive. It’s like kids with two parents who aren’t around, what kind of stability or discipline can the child draw on, when they never see it in practice?

Lastly, funding actual activities within the community to detour crime is supposed to be what the LET (Law Enforcement Trust) Fund is geared toward specifically.  News Flash! The people Sir David is investing in are not doing anything to detour crime. Maybe he needs to worry more about doing his job and less with getting campaign and/or private money in his pocket. Fund after school programs, put more money into measures for neighborhood watch programs, DARE, MADD etc. But ultimately putting more money into deputies in problematic communities on a consistent basis—not just for a “sting”—will be the key to lowering crime.

These are common sense things. The head of the Sheriff’s office has been decomposing since 2009 and it’s working its way down in the form of loss of massive amounts of deputies. Some were bad apples but most were good guys who couldn’t lower themselves to the incompetence. One of the first moves is to get Haines off his ass and in the community.  He needs to know the people in the problem areas. His face should be out there with the men under him

Ultimately, the decay of society as Morgan claims is an anathema for all of us. Every state and county has the problems. Escambia is not unique. The people there aren’t bad as Morgan’s claiming. He’s outright saying YOU, THE RESIDING CITIZEN, ARE THE PROBLEM.  You didn’t raise your kids right. You didn’t do everything you could to make the community safe. That is a cop out. Society has changed, yes, but you know what? The safest county in Florida is doing something to counteract that by forward thinking law enforcement. Proactive policing, having a presence in each community. The deputies should be acquainting themselves to the people in their area. You should see them periodically through your neighborhood. You should know which deputy is in your area.

The residents can’t fix the crime; it’s on Sir David to provide a following of proactive deputies who know their jobs and do it. GET OUT OF THE CARS! Don’t wait for a crime to happen put someone in the “hot spots” patrolling. In turn that “hot spot” will move and you put people in the new location, eventually pushing outside this county. That is law enforcement. Not waiting for a robbery or murder and arresting people over and over.

To Sir David: Stop the crime before it happens. That’s what you get paid handsomely to do.  When you say it is not your problem, you are disrespecting every person breathing air in the county. You are pushing the problem onto the citizens rather than accepting the responsibility of your oath of office. Since you don’t seem to understand that, you need to get the f**k out of the seat.

The National Institute of Justice, under the Dept. of Justice says this:

Basic principles of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) include target hardening (controlling access to neighborhoods and buildings and conducting surveillance on specific areas to reduce opportunities for crime to occur) and territorial reinforcement (increasing the sense of security in settings where people live and work through activities that encourage informal control of the environment). Most community policing models include the decentralization of police services, the collaboration of police departments with other city agencies (such as parks or utility departments) to resolve problems, and regular police-citizen dialog about perceived problems

Police can:

  • Conduct security surveys for residents and provide security improvements such as adequate lighting and locks.
  • Conduct park patrols and patrols of other public spaces to eliminate crime and drug use.
  • Use their substations to inform residents of high-risk locations in the neighborhood.
  • Work with urban planners and architects to review the designs and plans in order to enhance community security.
  • Prepare educational materials for building owners and managers to deal with problem tenants and enhance the livability and security of rental units. These materials are useful because they address not only the manner in which the physical environment is designed but also how the environment can be managed more effectively to enhance public safety.
  • Control traffic flow to reduce the use of streets by criminals and enhance neighborhood cohesion and resident interaction. Streets can be closed or traffic diverted to create residential enclaves that give residents greater control of their living environment.

The development of these initiatives affects various factors such as the level of communication and cooperation among police, city staff, and residents; the type, amount, and use of community education and orientation programs; and the methods by which crime prevention programs are described, measured, and evaluated. Currently, these factors apply more to law enforcement agencies because modifying a community policing model may require changes of significant magnitude.

While the Pensacola Opera may be entertaining, it does not meet the criteria of crime prevention programs or safe neighborhoods as outlined by statute to be funded by the Sheriff’s office. Nor does NAS. They have an awesome museum but it is not up to snuff for this funding.

Proper funding of deputies and community programs would aid in reducing crime statistics. The cronyism of paying your upper echelon of do-boys while claiming there is no money for raises to deputies is wrong. Buying a ticket to the society elite with law enforcement money that should be going into making the community safer is wrong. Until people see this, nothing will change.

GO TO THE NEXT ESCAMBIA COUNTY BOARD MEETING. THE COMMISSIONERS, PARTICULARLY LUMON MAY, SIGN OFF ON THESE RIDICULOUS, SELF-SERVING DONATIONS.

Since we cannot fix stupid in the Sheriff, let’s make his money people accountable. They allow him to do this with your money. Want to stop this frivolous spending? Go to the County Commissioners responsible for Morgan…that’s how you cut off his spending of Escambia dollars in return for campaign donations.  You have a voice ESCAMBIA!  Get your voice to the next meeting before it’s too late.

 

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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??

VMO 2016 #6-Sheriff Morgan is All About Double-Talk

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Sir David is the King of Contradiction, or Hypocrisy, Flip-Flopery, if you like. When he gets questioned about something he said, his favorite excuse is “I did not say that” or “What I said was taken out of context”. That within itself shows the lack of responsibility for words he careless uses regarding that come back to bite him in the ass.

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  1. Running for Sheriff  
    When Sir David filed for Sheriff, I had to laugh, because he spoke to the Pensacola Biz Net Aug 4, 2011  & he made the following statement:

“I believe in term limits from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet….. You lose touch with reality when you’re spending other people’s money.  So that’s why I’m a big advocate of term limits…..term limits.I believe in term limits from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet… We have to stop putting our county down…we have alot of problems in Escambia County. Take the Billings Case…..I encourage you to follow that case through to end of the last prosecute, then ask for the public record of how much it cost us, the taxpayers. It cost hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions of dollars”

“I would like to do a second term as the Sheriff of Escambia County but let me make this statement to this group as I make to a lot of these groups, I believe in term limits from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.  If I go stupid and run for a third term do not vote for me, do not vote for me…. Because you need to cycle people out of these positions.”-Sheriff David Morgan, 2010

2.  Billings Case:  DEA involved? 

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Here is an article from NorthEscambia.com that sums up the mystery.

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Is The DEA Involved In The Billings Case?

July 16, 2009

There are conflicting reports this morning as to whether or not the DEA has become involved in the Billings murder investigation.

“As Escambia County Sheriff, I have no knowledge of any DEA involvement in this case,” David Morgan said Wednesday night. “I have not spoken to any representative of the Drug Enforcement Agency today.”-CNN

But CNN was reporting early Thursday morning that the DEA was on the case. CNN quotes a DEA spokesman in Miami, David Melenkevitz, as saying that the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department did call for the DEA’s assistance.

David Melenkevitz, a spokesman for the DEA, said his agency is assisting with the investigation but would not comment further. He said Escambia County officials have also sought help from other federal agencies including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. —CBS News  July 16, 2009

Even Sir David’s repeater (not reporter), Rick Outzen, who has claimed that Sir David is the best sheriff Escambia County has had in years wrote this:

It has been a week since Bud and Melanie Billings were killed. The seven men who the authorities believe are responsible and one female accomplice have been arrested. The media wants to know why, what was the safe taken from the home and why are the FBI and DEA possibly involved.

CNN is reporting early Thursday morning that the DEA is on the case, despite denials by Sheriff Morgan the prior night on Anderson Cooper 360. They say that David Melenkevitz, a DEA spokesman in Miami, has said that the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department did call for the DEA’s assistance.– Rick Outzen, Rick’s Blog, July 16, 2009

Now if this is a humdinger as Sir David had claimed and the alphabet soup (FBI, ATF, FBI & Homeland Security) were participants, then Sir David may not be the BIGGEST LIAR IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY (He’d still be in the top 10, if not the top 5). Here’s why I say that, they actually responded.  Now anyone can call these agencies and ask for assistance, but they may not actually show up. But there are credible sources saying, as early as 1 week after the murders that the DEA was brought in, contrary to Morgan’s statement.  There appears to be solid reasons that the DEA was a participant in this case.

 To end speculation, I have proof of their involvement.

 Corroborated by an FBI source, there were 2 ACTIVE DEA investigations into Byrd & Melanie Billings at the time of their murder. DEA only gets involved on high level drug cases. They don’t show up for insignificant possession/personal use cases where there is no chance of trafficking. Their presence speaks for itself and is contrary to Sir David’s version of events.

*Also, these DEA cases, one initiated in 2005 and the other in 2007, are still, TODAY, active investigations.

Think about that for a moment.

3.  Super Predator/ Thug Culture is the Downfall of America

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“I take issue with the time African Americans. We are Americans…The blacks that currently reside in the United States are not from Africa. Those sorts of terms society has chosen to use are divisive in nature. So what are the issues in the minority organizations within Escambia County? Many are real and many are perceived. I will tell you I think many are perceived. Here is why, again, let’s go back to the history of our nation and where we are today. Not that many years ago, the thought of electing an African American president would have been unthinkable in the United States of America. I would remind African American’s that you are a little over 13% of the entire population of the United States…..If those 13 % were the only ones that voted for President Obama, he would not have won that election….the statistics are if we are such a racist nation, why do we currently have an African American president?”

When asked for a response to the assertion that racism is merely a perceived social problem, Sir David responded with a statement to Channel 3 WEAR that his comments were taken out of context and  that those who propagate information about his rant have “a motive”. 

And the best statement ever out of his mouth:

I challenge someone to find an incident where anyone could have said that I am racist.”

The irony is every word he said prior to that statement is a jab at every ethnicity. He uses statistics to belittle the African-American people and remind them they are but 13% of the population. You can add hypocrite to his tile of racist.

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4. Rotary Club assertion that Muslims are like Nazis.

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In the wake of two Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies firing 15 bullets at Mr. Roy Middleton in late July 2013, which created a national story, Sheriff Morgan delivered prepared remarks before the Rotary Club of Pensacola.  The Pensacola News Journal carried the Public Information Office’s edited version of the Sheriff’s remarks.

Sheriff Morgan:  ‘Muslims are Nazis’

At the 3:45 mark of the uncut version that the Street Report came to possess, Sheriff Morgan, after recommending to his Rotary Club audience reading Winston Churchill’s three-volume memoirs, Sheriff Morgan stated the following:

“And what you’ll find striking, and I find striking by the way, is the policy of appeasement that we go through in an almost a cyclic mode through our communities and our societies.  An appeasement across the board.  We intend to appease crime; we intend to appease political opponents; we intend to appease those who have different religious beliefs than we do.  And the frightening thing about these volumes is this, if you changed NAZI to Muslim, you’ll have a terrific eye opener…”

5. Triple Murder of the Smith Family

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In a press release, 5 days after the bodies were found and all news was hushed, Sir David made this eloquent statement regarding the brutal murders.

“It’s witchcraft, I’ll say that right now. The method of the murder, blunt force traumas, slit throats, positions of bodies and then our person of interest has some ties to a faith or religion that is indicative of that. Those of you that follow any of that will also note that at the time of death we believe on Tuesday it also coincides with what’s referred to as a blue moon, which occurs every three years.”

In response to that ignorant statement, every Wiccan, homeopath, occult personality came forward to refute this statement of “witchcraft”. I contacted Michelle Belanger, occult expert, known for her work on “Paranormal State” as well as her writing on the subject. When I spoke to her she was baffled how a person of Sir David’s authority and assumed intelligence would make such a reckless statement. She made 2 videos for YouTube regarding Sir David.  Here is a bit of what she had to say:

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 “The biggest problem in Pensacola right now is you got a Sheriff who is jumping to all kinds of conclusions. He’s creating his own kind of red herrings. …My other problem with Sheriff Morgan is, your average person doesn’t know what a Wiccan is, doesn’t know what a Pagan is. They hear these words from an authority figure, like Sheriff Morgan. What he is doing, either through his own ignorance or his own willful misdirection of the actual facts of the case. He’s betraying the trust that people have put into him……..He is misleading people who he’s their only source for whether or not that’s true. And because he’s seen as an authority figure, they are not going to go out and Google to find out that he’s actually talking out of his posterior in a grievous way that could honestly incite hate crimes.”

Sir David’s response: “It was a misconception.”

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**Sidenote: Morgan claimed the family was reclusive and that hampered investigation. When WKRG Channel 5 out of Mobile interviewed the Smith Family about the witchcraft factor, the family denied there was anything suggestive of Blue Moon or witchcraft based on the information given to them. They also refuted Morgan’s claim of the family being reclusive.**

The fact in this murder is that one of the sons is a cybercrimes expert at Homeland Security. Sir David said that they KNOW that fact wasn’t the motive for murder. He still says that theory was still “in play,” but that his office had also investigated financial gain and Richard Smith’s connection to the Department of Homeland Security as possible motives.

Specifically, the way he phrased it in an exclusive with WEAR-TV 3’s Amber Southard, who is now his new Public Information Officer that out earns most lietenants at the ECSO, was there were three possible motives: National security, witchcraft, monetary gain. Two are still on the table, as there were no national security implications involving the death of 49-year-old Department of Homeland Security employee Richard Thomas Smith.

 No chance that he’s wrong on the Homeland Security angle  but witchcraft is possible?

It hurt my head to even put that sentence together.

Sir David has many more loosy goosy “out of context”, “misunderstood” or “wrong perception” excuses. This is just the highlight reel, folks.

Interesting what you find trolling through the crevices of the internet…

After reading an article on prosecutor misconduct in Florida from 2009

http://flainnocence.blogspot.fr/2009/04/prosecutorial-misconduct-whats-good-for.html

I found these comments. What makes these comments so interesting is the repetitiveness of the accusations. It boggles the mind how many people could understand the corruption in Pensacola. It appears to be worn as a scarlet A that is adorned just like Sir David’s medals. Downright, bat-shit crazy that people don’t see what is going on outside their own heads.

Anonymous said…

Pensacola Florida The 1st Judicial District Allows LIES and Misconduct. I as a juror saw how a Mr Gary Dubose lied continually throughout a case. We all of the jurors were so utterly disgusted and were told this same thing. Well we saw the truth and set free an innocent man framed by egregious prosecution.

March 30, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Anonymous said…

Correction his name was JOHN DUBOSE assistant prosecutor for the first judicial district of Florida not Gary.

March 30, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Anonymous said…

Pensacola, Fl District 1Prosecutor Russ Edgar misuses RICO in wrongful prosecution fueled by personal good ole boy agenda against Mark Turner, Eric Herholtz and Marc Goldberg. Who gives a prosecutor the absolute power to manipulate the Justice System? Why does the public not have access to review the 4 Florida Bar complaints made against him? The Florida Department of Justice in Tallahassee will dutifully inform you that Prosecutor Edgar is licensed to lie to get convictions, after all it’s his job. Where are the checks and balance? District 1 has run amuck long enough!

November 12, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Anonymous said…

FREEDOM SAID… RIGHT ON ANONYMOUS!DUBOSE AND EDGAR ARE AT IT AGAIN. THIS TIME THEY HAVE PICKED ON A SMALL FAMILY BY THE NAME OF THE RODGERS FROM TENNESSEE.THEY ARE USING THE SAME M.O. THEY USED TO CONVICT MARK TURNER AND OTHERS.THIS TIME IT WILL BACKFIRE ON THEM AND THEY WILL BE EXPOSED FOR THE CORRUPTION THEY HAVE DEALT TO SO MANY AS A MEANS TO FURTHER THEIR PATHETIC LITTLE CAREERS. HOPEFULLY, SOON “THEY” WILL BE BEHIND BARS!!!

November 13, 2011 at 9:39 AM

Anonymous said…

PENSACOLA,FLORIDA IS THE MOST CORRUPT CITY IN THE USA! THE GOOD OLE BOYS THINK THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW BECAUSE THEY ARE THE LAW. WELL, THEY ARE ABOUT TO BE EXPOSED AS THE CROOKS THEY REALLY ARE!!! THE US OBSERVER HAS BEEN KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THESE”good fellows” AND WILL PUT THEM IN THEIR PLACES SOON. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYTHING PERTAINING TO SLIME BALLS PLEASE CONTACT THE US OBSERVER @541 291 6052

November 14, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Anonymous said…

IF BILL EDDINS WANTS TO BE RE-ELECTED HE HAD BETTER CLEAN UP THE 1ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT STARTING WITH RUSS EDGAR AND JOHN DUBOSE GETTING THEIR PINK SLIPS! JOHN NEEDS TO GO BACK INTO THE INSURANCE BIZ, OH,THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE HE WAS RUN OUT OF THAT BIZ TOO!! AT HIS AGE MAYBE HE SHOULD TRY WAL-MART.

November 14, 2011 at 8:28 AM

T. Hollowbrook said…

The fact of the matter is this… as a community of Florida, we have to get angry and be willing to GET INVOLVED. In our society, we have become so self-absorbed that we are content with the status quo, just so it doesn’t effect OUR business or OUR money. Consider this.. if it happened to the former mentioned innocent business people, what makes you so sure you won’t be next?… Get angry. Get involved. Period.

November 14, 2011 at 10:36 AM

B Neely said…

Introducing false evidence? Check. Withholding exculpatory evidence? Check. Mishandling witnesses?

If this guy did work at WalMart, three offenses as serious as these would have gotten him FIRED!!! So why is Florida still paying this man a top-executive salary on OUR tax dollars. Track records should effect future employment! STOP THE MISUSE OF OUR COURT SYSTEM! Personal issues should be handled as such, not falsely transformed into life changing criminal charges on innocent people. Use your favors and bribes in some other arena and get out of our legal system, all you “good ole boys”!!!

November 14, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Anonymous said…

if you live in pensacola, fla. you had better also beware of the almighty sheriff…david morgan. he is the one who gladly recieves favors in return for favors and he can and will arrest you without any evidence or investigation.once he has done that then you had better get your money ready! because the bond will more than likely be excessive, the lawyers fee insanely high and all of this is just the beginning.

November 14, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Anonymous said…

they must let any one be a cop in pensacola, fla. how can someone come straight out of jewerly school and join the sheriffs dept. and become the “lead investagator” on a major case? david ingram can not even spell “white collar crime” oh, it must be because his wife is the personal assistant to sheriff morgan.morgan is running for re-election and when the people of pensacola find out how he really runs that dept. he will be selling jewerly with ingram next year!!!!

November 15, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Anonymous said…

there are 5 people in pensacola, fla. that have been caught up in this corrupt system. rusty liscoe, pam fanning, jimmy rodgers, sheila rodgers,and pepper rodgers. they were all very successful business professionals….until wrongfully arrested! to see their story go to the u s observer.com

November 15, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Anonymous said…

the u s observer is all over this case in fla. as well as many others nationwide.they will get to the bottom line and prove to the people of this great nation how corrupt this district one system in florid is! this good ole boys club must be exposed for the crooks they reslly are! these greedy and dirty officals must be rooted out of our legal system!!!

November 17, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Anonymous said…

we need for anyone who has served on a john dubose jury and have witnessed his wrongful tactics and lies to come forword and contact ed snook @ the u s observer.com to stop this rouge prosecutor from ruining any more innocent peoples lives. we as a people of freedom must not allow those who wish to hide behind badges to trump up charges,and railroad people to prison. these are the very cowards we must seek out and expose because they are like cockroaches, ok in the dark or behind closed courtroom doors, but as soon as the light comes on they scatter for the nearest hole!

November 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Anonymous said…

bullies with badges are always the cowards hiding. but sooner or later they are exposed for the little sissys they really are. and pensacola, fla. is no different.there are many, many people there who are just now coming forward with horror stories about russ edgar and john “the nose” dubose.help is on the way.

November 19, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Anonymous said…

John Dubose as well plays the POOR HEALTH card to get continuances when he is not sick at all. They are so dirty with the way they play loose with the rules. Oh wait Russ Edgar & William Eddins were FRAT BROTHERS Too !

November 20, 2011 at 7:16 AM

Anonymous said…

when dubose and edgar enter a courtroom it looks like a scene from the movie “dumb&dumber” how in the world these two idiots ever get the kind of power they pocess? i wish fred levin would do to bill eddins what he did to russ edgar years ago and that is to keep a thumb on his backend!!!! thank goodness dumb &dumber will never be elected to any higher office. thanks fred!

November 20, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Anonymous said…

BILL EDDINS MUST BE DEFEATED, RUSS EDGAR AND JOHNNIE DUBOSE FIRED AND PUT IN PRISON FOR THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES. THEY ARE BEING INVESTIGATED AS WE SPEAK AND IT WILL NOT BE LONG BEFORE THEY ALL GO DOWN!!!

November 20, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Anonymous said…

bye bye billy boy! you have been exposed and now the public knows you are the head of the good ole boys club. eddins needs to resign while he still has an option and move his corrupt group out of this state before he finds himself in front of judge who will not cow down to him!!! and will hold them accountable and lock their butts up!!!

November 20, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Anonymous said…

project innocense of florida must be aware of the wrongful conviction of mark turner and i am sure they have the resources to help correct this injustice!

November 21, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Anonymous said…

Understand that these G.O.B. have been here for generations. The past elders of these surnames made sure to plant “seeds” for the future. In other words they put their kids in high places and in turn those kids will do the same for their own. So now understand that to rid the system of these cockroaches will take an act of the Governors office like JEB BUSH tried to do.
The state tried to break uo the GOB and they were gifted the sandshaker in exchange. The redneck riviera is ruled by successors of the throne and nothing will be done. We have lived here since 1967 and have seen it all, trust us seen it all.
It is called the PANHANDLE PROTECTION RACKET. If the Local News reports negative well the States Attorney takes away their crime scene press privileges. Hence these G.O.B. are not dumb & dumber…. they are educated mass manipulators of the word of the law.
Yes our referral is to JOHNNY & RUSS to whom both tried to mess up our family in the 90’s.

November 22, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Anonymous said…

when the state can not or will not act on this type of corruption, there are federal agencies that will.these people root out slime balls when they are informed of the problem, and they have been !!!

November 22, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Anonymous said…

if you want to see the what these prosecutors are up to now, go to http://www.usobserver.com. all three are under investagation by a number of agencys and the gobs will need to find jobs in some other line of work… we hear kay jewelers is is hiring.

November 22, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Anonymous said…

THE 1ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF FLA. IS UNDER THE DIRECTORSHIP OF BILL EDDINS AND IS BEING CONTROLLED BY HIS OLD FRAT BROTHER RUSS EDGAR. I CAN SEE THE BEER KEGS JUST A FLOWING ATER THEY CONVICTED MARK TURNER ON THOSE TRUMPTED UP PETE MOORE CHARGES. THEY MUST HAVE HAD THE PARTY AT THE DEALERSHIP!! “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” YEA RIGHT!!!

November 23, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Anonymous said…

if you think the p.d. sex scandle with owens and henderson was something you have not seen anything to compare to the scandle unfolding with the boys across the courthouse hall in the a.g.s office, with eddins, edgar, and dubose.

November 23, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Anonymous said…

congrats pensacola! we have made national news. the u s observer has just released the following headlines; Inventing False RICO Charges-Floridas Eddins, Edgar & Dubose. to read about this current corruption in our GREAT city go to http://www.usobserver.com

November 23, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Anonymous said…

money money moneeeeeyee! that is what these rats are all about. both sides… do not be fooled by this b s system run by the g o b . it is common all over our usa. it is just now being exposed in pensacola,fla. and has been the focus of many agencies looking into the wink and nods of some so called very powerful people… who may end up on the other side of the bars… who will they hire to keep them out of prison? fair weather friends are always around in the good times …think about that eddins, edgar, and dubose!scum bags have no freinds…and you are in that horrible position! we wish you 3 the same fate you dealt mark turner and others to further your pitiful little agendas. with such little ambition it is no wonder that these three idiots have maintain the status quo and will never reach any level of success above the hourly wage. that is why they are such cowards!

November 23, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Anonymous said…

Thanksgiving 2011, hopefully this is the last free one the above fore mentioned will see on the outside.maybe their next one will be spent with some of the innocent people like mark turner they locked away for years. now that would really be a Thankgiving to behold!!

November 24, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Anonymous said…

i just read about this dummy in the us observer.com named officer dave ingram with the escambia county sheriff dept.it seems like in his brief time on duty he has mastered the corruption game by setting up a thriving company, inventing false charges,and all the while putting words in so called witnesses mouths to ruin some of the partners while the other partners who where his personal friends gained financially by this “set up” i would assume david morgan must be very proud of such a fine officer working for him. so much so he would keep it in the family by hiring ingrams wife as his personal assistant go figure

November 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Anonymous said…

HELP WANTED! NEW SHERIFF TO REPLACE THE OLD ONE IN PENSACOLA, FLA. SEEKING JUST THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE HAVE NOW. AN HONEST ONE!!!!

November 24, 2011 at 3:30 PM

jtburch75 said…

Not sure I want to move to Pensacola. I am military and may need to take my family west or north of Pensacola. What is going on there??

November 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM

jtburch75 said…

My wife works for local government now and hopes to get hired in Pensacola. I showed her this and she is now wanting to look at other options. You have to clean up or these types of actions will affect our Military. Support the troops and do your part on a local level. We checked that paper website and there is a serious problem that needs to be taken care of or you will NEVER get our troops there to live. Any ideas of other local towns?

November 24, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Anonymous said…

WE ARE RETIRED AND MOVED TO PENSACOLA FROM NEW YORK TO GET AWAY FROM ALL THE CRIME…WE ARE NOW MOVING BACK BECAUSE THIS LITTLE TOWN IS MORE CORRUPT IN THEIR OWN DIRTY SYSTEM THEN THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW YORK. MY HUSBAND HAS SERVED OVER 30 YEARS IN THE MILITARY AND WE HAVE LIVED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, WE CHOOSE THE N. FLA. AREA BECAUSE OF THE SMALL TOWN ATMOSPHERE…BELIEVE ME, THIS TOWN IS SMALL, BUT THE LAW AND JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS HUGE WHEN IT COMES TO CORRUPTION AND THE GOOD OLE BOYS.. GOOD BYE PENSACOLA AND MAY GOD HELP YOU!

November 25, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Anonymous said…

I WOULD URGE EVERYONE IN PENSACOLA, FLA. TO REVIEW WWW.USOBSERVER.COM TO
LEARN OF THE CORRUPTION THAT IS RAMPANT IN THAT CITY.

November 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Anonymous said…

INVSESTIGATOR DAVID INGRAM CONSPIRED WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE SOME OF WHOM I WILL MENTION NOW; JEANNE AND MARK WEYBURN 1035 URBAN DRIVE,CANTONMENT,FLA.,CLIFF AND CLINT KILLINGSWORTH OF 933 BUCYRUSLANE, CANTONMENT,FLA AND MANY OTHERS TO STEAL A VERY PROFITABLE BUSINESS FROM THEIR PARTNERS. THE WAY THEY DID IT WAS TO ARREST SOME OF THE KEY PARTNERS, PUT THEM IN PRISON, THEN RUN THE BIZ THEMSELVES. THIS STORY IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY SEVERAL AGENCIES ONE OF THEM BEING THE US OBSERVER. KEEP UP WITH THIS STORY AND YOU WILL FIND HOW POWERFUL THE WRITTEN WORD IS!!! I PUT THEIR ADDRESSES ON HERE JUST IN CASE ANYONE READING THIS AND HAVE BEEN SCREWED BY THIS DIRTY COP OR THESE THEIVES THAT CALL THEMSELVES ENSEC PEST CONTROL MAY WANT TO PAY THEM A VISIT. I INTEND TO ALONG WITH MY TEAM OF LAWYERS!!! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

November 25, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Anonymous said…

i seem to recall where the killingsworths were charged with racketeering,pald their way out of it, worn an ankle braclet for a while at home, then changed their name to EN-SEC PEST CONTROL. sneeky little roaches always find a place to hide! they also have a history with a bogus lawyer by the name of robert beasley who opens bogus companies for these guys and also helps them steal other peoples companies. beware pensacola you have been warned!

November 26, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Anonymous said…

sheriff david morgan and investigator dave ingram are the two biggest clowns in pensacola. morgan shows up univited to gospel concerts and demands to sing a solo for the group and it was so bad they had to cancel show. ingram was to be his back up but it never got that far. these are the men we must count on in p-cola to protect us….. holy cow, what in the hell is going on here?

November 26, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Anonymous said…

pensacola, fla has a sheriff who wears 30 year old medals on this jacket for his photo shots on his campaign trail to look like general George Patton, he looks more like Barney Fife and we must hope that Andy has taken away his one bullet!!! we must vote this moron out and hire an honest person who will remember what his JOB is. to serve and protect not to rape and pillage.

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November 26, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Anonymous said…

there is a new sheriff coming to town and he is the former dothan chief of police, john powell. thank goodness we will have someone who will run that department honestly and root out morgans croonies that were unqualified to serve in the first place. john will have some powerful persuasive people backing him and i know of some very high profile news outlets that are national in scope who already have him on their radar!!! hey morgan, you had better tell your favorite deputy ingram to spruce up his resume, maybe kay jewelers will take him back. that is if he is not wearing an orange jump suit for framing innocent people and purjury!!!

November 27, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Anonymous said…

Pensacola, we had better get behind john powell and help raise the funds he needs to defeat morgan. morgan has had a lot of time in that office to store up political favors that translates to dollars!And he only wants this second term to asure his lifetime pension. What ever happened to just wanting to be a public servant? I will tell you…$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

November 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Anonymous said…

everyone knows that it takes money to make money, but we must also remember that it takes money to create change!lets all put our money where our mouths are and donate to the causes that will force these corrupt gobs out of office. eddins,dubose, edgar,owens, henderson,and the worst one morgan.

November 27, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Anonymous said…

Bill Eddins was NOT VOTED INTO OFFICE, HE WAS APPOINTED BY RETIRING SA CURTIS GOLDEN. With Eddins as the puppet, Golden can continue to run the office. Poor Edgar just didn’t have what it took to get the position. The public doesn’t have the authority in Pensacola, Florida to vote in a replacement for Eddins.

November 27, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Anonymous said…

THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF EDDINS AND HIS BUDDIES ARE TO PROVE THEY ARE CROOKS, AND THAT PROCESS IS UNDERWAY. THERE ARE PEOPLE COMING FORWARD AND TELLING THEIR STORIES TO SOMEONE WHO CAN REALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE GUYS.

November 28, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Anonymous said…

THE KILLINGSWORTHS..BILLY FERREL AND HIS LOW LIFE SONS CLIFF CLINT AND DAN ARE LIARS & CROOKS WHO MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL(EDGAR) TO STAY OUT OF PRISON AND NOW THAT DEAL IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP AND SHOW THE PUBLIC HOW CLOSE THESE BUMS REALLY ARE.

November 28, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Anonymous said…

THE KILLINGSWORTHS DESTROYED MANY HOMES AND NOW THEY ARE AT IT AGAIN UNDER THE NAME OF EN-SEC PEST CONTROL.THIS TIME THEY HAVE REALLY WATERED THE POISON….YOU CAN SEE TERMITES FOLLOWING THEIR TRUCKS BECAUSE THEY KNOW EN-SEC HAS THE BEST STUFF!!!

November 28, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Anonymous said…

ROBERT BEASLEY IS A DIRTY ATTORNEY WHO SETS UP ALL THE KILLINGSWORTHS BOGUS COMPANIES…..AND HELPS THEM HIDE THE MONEY. HE IS ALSO ON MANY AGENCIES RADAR AND SHOULD BE DISBARRED VERY SOON!!! HE ALSO RUNS AROUND TOWN SAYING HIS WIFE IS A BRAIN SURGEON TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK IMPORTANT.BEWARE OF THIS GUY HE WILL TRY TO GET INTO YOUR POCKETBOOK ANYWAY HE CAN!!!

November 28, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Anonymous said…

MARK TURNER INPRISONED, ERIC HERHOLTZ FREED,MARC GOLDBERG ON THE RUN AND RUSTY LISCOE,PAM FANNING,AND THE RODGERS FAMILY HAVE BEEN SITTING IN LIMBO FOR 17 MONTHS WITH RICO CHARGES HANGING OVER THEIR HEADS.EDGAR AND DUBOSE ARE CONSPIRING WITH OTHERS TO FINANCIALLY BREAK THESE PEOPLE.THEY HAVE ACHIEVED THAT AND NOW ARE TRYING TO PUT THEM IN PRISON TO COVER THEIR TRACKS!

November 28, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Anonymous said…

ATTENTION: ANYONE WHO HAS ANY INFO ON ROBERT BEASLEY AND THE KILLINGSWORTHS CONNECTION ARE URGED TO CONTACT THE U S OBSERVER@5414747885

November 28, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Anonymous said…

I HAVE SOMETHING I THINK YOU WOULD REALLY BE INTERESTED IN. IT INVOLVES OTHER STATES. ALA. AND NC JUST TO START.I WILL SEND YOU A FED-EX AND YOU ARE MORE THE WELCOME TO SHARE THIS INFO WITH YOUR READERS.IT IS ALL ABOUT THE KILLINGSWOTHS CONNECTIONS.

November 28, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Anonymous said…

RUSS EDGAR AND JOHN DUBOSE ARE SMALL TIME WANT-A-BE`s who will never reach any level of success because they are complete idiots who have such low self esteem and must depend on others to do their dirty work for them.

November 28, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Anonymous said…

JOHN DUBOSE WILL LOSE HIS JOB BECAUSE HE IS EDGARS PUPPET. EDGAR TAKES ON ALL TNE SLAM DUNKS AND MAKES SURE DUBOSE GETS THE TOUGH ONES. JUST COMPARE THEIR WIN/LOSE RECORDS.

November 29, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Anonymous said…

the good old boys are not just the prosecution. they include almost every successful lawyer in pensacola, fla. they take your money,wait until the trial date and then ask you to take a plea deal that was done months ago. if you go to trial without being current on you evidence you will go to prison.

November 29, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Anonymous said…

richard white is a complete idiotand needs to find another rock to hide under

November 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Anonymous said…

today two slime balls were observed by national reporters conspiring to bury rock solid proof that one, a public defender by the name of scott tatum and a prosecuter named john dubose tried to allow the corrupt process of a defendant to proceed in the courtroom of judge linda nobels a nelson hearing to allow the defendant to be awarded another lawyer for his best interest. of course,true to the good old boys system the judge ruled against FRAUD by the scumbag p.d. even when he begged to withdraw from the case because he realized he was about to be exposed as a fraud and is just drawing a state payroll

November 30, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Anonymous said…

there is not a judge in district one that has the guts to rule against one of their own!

December 1, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Anonymous said…

john dubose could be a fine lawyer if he would get into private practice….doing real estate closing for his buddy audie street.he should join robert beasleys firm and do a co-venture with beasleys partners in crime…….the killingsworths!!!

December 3, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Anonymous said…

I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THE 1ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT THAT ALLOWS SELECTIVE PROSECUTIONAL MISCONDUCT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY MAJOR NEWS OUTLETS SUCH AS FOX NETWORK,MSNBC, AND THE U.S.OBSERVER.COM. AND YOU CAN BET EDDINS,EDGAR,AND DUBOSE ARE TARGETS FOR THEIR SELECTIVE PTOSECUTION IN THE RODGERS,LISCOE AND FANNING CASE… WHAT ABOUT ALL THE OTHER PARTNERS THEY DID NOT ARREST? JEANNE WEYBURN,MARK WEYBURN,CLIFF AND CLINT KILLINGSWORTH,AND THEIR BOGUS LAWYER ROBERT BEASLEY? COME ON MAN, GIVE US A BREAK, WHO ARE THE REAL CROOKS HERE?

December 4, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Anonymous said…

JUDGE LINDA NOBELS AND HER BROTHER “FAT JACK” HAD BETTER BE CAREFULL WITH THE CASE IN FRONT OF HER NOW. IT WILL CAUSE HER PROBLEMS BECAUSE RAY RUSSUMBERGER IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF ONE OF THE ACCUSED IN ONE OF HER VERY HIGH PROFILE CASES AND SHE SHOULD REMOVE HERSELF FROM THIS CASE.RUSTY LISCOE AND RUSSENBURGER ARE INLAWS AND THE JUDGE IS IN A POSITION OF COMPROMISE…. RECUSE YOURSELF JUDGE, BEFORE WE TAKE ACTION TO DO IT OUR FOR YOU. THIS CASE WILL EXPOSE ALL THE DIRTY CORRUPT OFFICALS IN THIS COUNTY! WE WILL CLEAN THIS SYSTEM UP BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE THE LOVE OF MONEY THAT IT TAKES TO LIE AND STEAL THEIR WAY TO THE TOP.

December 4, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Anonymous said…

I SAW ABOUT COMMENT ABOUT THOSE CROOKS THE KILLINGSWORTHS.THE US OBSERVER IS WELL AWARE OF THESE IDIOTS AND THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIONS. CAN YOU SAY RICO ACT? THEY WILL BE EXPOSED VERY SOON!

December 5, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Anonymous said…

I WONDER HOW THESE PEOPLE GET AWAY WITH ALL THIS BS, BECAUSE MOST NORMAL PEOPLE WOULD NEVER EVEN DREAM OF PULLING THESE STUNTS!

December 6, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Anonymous said…

The 1st Judicial District of Florida is so damn corrupt the FBI needs to come in and arrest all these crooked sobs.And start with Russ Edgar and John DuBose.

December 6, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Anonymous said…

there is a dirty cop in p-cola working with the killingsworths and a dirty realtor to frame some innocent people of fraud and steal their company…the cop is now on the radar of the escambie county sheriffs IAD and the killingsworths are under the feds radar for their usual…RACKETEERING ACTIVITIES!!! this time they all go down hard..including their bogus lawyer robert beasley who has been their mouth piece and silent partner for years..see ya fellows. who is the BITCH now?

December 6, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Anonymous said…

there is a compelling story in the usobserver.com about a fellow named mark turner and his plight with the 1st judicial district. it is a must read for everyone sleepwalking in pensacola. what happen to him and his family can happen to you with the snap of a crooked finger!

December 7, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Anonymous said…

pensacola, florida is a beautiful place to visit, but you do not want to live there!

December 7, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Anonymous said…

john dubose and russ edgar are not aboutthe truth, they only see people as bad and are out to put as many in prison as possible, guilty or not!both are spineless little animals who need to crawl back into their tiny little holes.

December 8, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Anonymous said…

the state of fla.is all about prisons and arrests because it is a bigger money maker foe them than tourists and orange juice combined.i would not be surprised if the prosecutors down there are on a quota and a commission scale.

December 8, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Anonymous said…

i live in pace,fla. which is very close to pensacola and i stay as far away from there as possible.

December 9, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Anonymous said…

john dubose,the biggest loser in THE 1ST Judicial District of Florida should be removed from his position as a prosecuter based on his track record and egregious prosecutions.

December 11, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Anonymous said…

ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS PAM BONDI. SHE IS THE SOLE PERSON TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THESE CORRUPT PROSECUTORS IN THE FIRST JUDICAL DISTRICT.SHE REPORTS DIRECTLY TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. TOGETHER, THEY NEED TO CLEAN UP THIS REGION AND MAKE SURE THOSE INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE SET FREE AND COMPENSATED FOR THEIR DAMAGES.THEY COULD START WITH FIRING THOSE S.O.B.S!!!!!

January 8, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Anonymous said…

p.d. scott tatum is pepper rodgers lawyer in the p-cola rico trial and he advised pepper to turn on the other family members and save his own butt. what kind of idiot would do that and hope to remain a lawyer? good bye tatum!!!!

April 1, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Anonymous said…

russ edgar is a no good s.o.b. who needs his old ass whipped!!! and whipped bad….while all his victims whatch.

April 1, 2012 at 6:08 PM

JF said…

I am being maliciously prosecuted by Edgar for Racketeering. He is now changing the indictment after we had it dismissed. I would like to know if anyone else has encountered this type of behavior. My original indictment was dismissed and now he finds a way to refile part of it with new charges. Puzzeling!

June 14, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Anonymous said…

what about those prosecutors who practice the good ol’ boy system and let killers with law enforcement family go free? Having a mom and brother working in the sheriff’s department, who works alongside the state prosecutors, is a free pass to murder!! What can we do about that??? Victims rights?? Died the day my son died, once they realized who was involved, everything changed. FREE passes for MURDER in Charlotte County!!

April 13, 2015 at 11:06 PM

The Billings’ Murders: A Story of Injustice

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My Response to Sheriff Morgan

WEAR TV – August 12, 2015

In an interview with WEAR, Sheriff Morgan was interviewed about how the recent increase in crime & the perception of Pensacola, or rather the marketability of Pensacola would be affected. Before I get to his statements, I would like to offer an answer to those questions.

The increasing crime rate in Escambia County seems to directly correlate with the lapse of morality within the leadership of the community, particularly Sheriff Morgan. This statement may raise a great deal of controversy, but there is a practical and philosophical basis.

Martin Luther King said: The ultimate test of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and moments of convenience, but where he stands in moments of challenge and moments of controversy.

On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.

Practically speaking, Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, both wrote of leadership instruction centuries ago and are both regarded as principal references still used by leadership and military professionals today. On a practical side, both define a leader as being a person whose foundation is built upon consistency. They emphasize that to be the cornerstone of all leadership skill. Setting the rules and abiding by them to the letter is the primary foundation for establishing an effective, time-tested leadership. When employees realize that even the leader is subject to the rules, then they will fall in line.

By downplaying transgressions, a poor leader compromises all management decisions subsequent to those compromises. This has been demonstrated within the Manning sex case. Morgan squelched the investigation. This would be an opportunity to make an example out of sexual offenders of all kinds. Politically, this would have been a sign of strength and zero tolerance of such behavior by Escambia County Deputies. This decisive event could have been a formal way to separate ECSO from criminal activity. Did that happen?  No. The investigation was rolled into a rug and buried. Why? What possible reason would there be to not hang these most egregious abusers of power out to dry? According to Machiavelli, “the first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” In this single move, publicly Morgan reduced himself to the level of the people he led who turned out to be criminals. The opportunity to rise above the situation and take command of the perception of the public was available for him to take it or leave it. He left it. If this is what is condoned within the walls of the ECSO, it logically follows that the community cannot be held to any higher standard. That is reflective in the crime rate and the mishandling of cases in an effort to cover an inability to lead.

Philosophically speaking, inept leadership invites corruption. In a research study, “The dynamics of effective corrupt leadership: Lessons from Rafik Hariri’s political career in Lebanon” by Mark Neal & Richard Tansey, which was published in The Leadership Quarterly 21 (1) 33-49, they observed “corrupt political leaders are usually ineffective…self-interested”. Their observations saw these qualities led to overcompensation of bolstering of power. However, this power is a false flag because the consequences it yields are undisciplined, inconsistent and evades responsibility.  The errors or ills are always outward making the leader the willful victim of his own incompetence. This is how corruption seeps in. The psychological need to fulfill a role that cannot be filed leads to work-arounds and shortcuts. Justice is lost in ineptness.

They also point out that the flaw in how corruption is dealt with outwardly. Corruption is investigated as a systematic failure. This is a problem in two important ways. First, this approach does not comprehend or deal with the psychological/sociological forces operating when corrupt relationships occur.

“Specifically, power in organizations and power relationships between individuals have serious implications for the way corruption functions. Understanding corruption this way allows us to focus on the role of influence and networks of influence in corrupt relationships. Secondly, the systemic approach completely ignores the role of an individual’s free will in corrupt transactions. The systemic approach is only designed to fix “the system” of the public sector agency that has been the victim of corruption. This preoccupation with the system does not allow sufficient attention to be paid to the motivations and goal orientation of private actors. Corrupt transactions occur between individual human beings as the result of specific human interactions. For corrupt transactions to occur there must be communication between two or more individuals. They don’t happen by osmosis (and they don’t happen) by accident

Individuals intend to participate in corrupt transactions. They may not call them corrupt or they may have some rationalization to justify their behavior, but they intend for their transaction to have consequences which they desire. In this sense, corrupt transactions are social interactions between individuals and have to be viewed in terms of the intentions of the individuals. The intentions of both parties when participating in a corrupt transaction are to promote their interests. This may be an obvious point but it is nonetheless important. Promoting your own interest is essentially identifying and realizing personal goals. In order to achieve one’s goals one must have “power.” It is my contention that both parties to corrupt transactions are power-holders and power-seekers. They may possess differing amounts of power, but more importantly, they each possess resources of power that cannot easily be converted to promote their own interests. The purpose of corrupt transactions is to conduct a power swap which converts resources of power into actual usable power. The participants in the transaction can then use the power they have obtained as part of the transaction to promote their own interest.”

Corruption must be recognized as an act of individuals who manipulate the system in some way to their advantage. Fraud is brother of corruption. Sheriff Morgan fraudulently said he was “knight”, while that point is insignificant, the underlying fact that he would make that statement speaks to his view of responsibility, morality and respect he has to the people he is elected to serve. This is demeaning to the community because they are misinformed and mislead. In every research endeavor, one must consider the source, yet when the source seems like person we can relate to, who is in a position of command, such as Morgan, this leads people to fall prey to his attempts to take advantage of his power to “tell a tale” rather than relaying facts.

When Sheriff Morgan says something like he said to jurors in the Patrick Gonzalez Capital Murder case and many, many other court case such as, “I’ve done my part and now it’s time to do yours” while grasping the jurors’ hands to shake them in an act of agreement. This is a sanctifying step results in the responsibility of the citizens to do as they are told. For the average person, the weight of imprisoning the killers is, now, on them. It is no longer a question of innocence. Morgan has placed an onus on the shoulders of the citizens to do their part ie…convict. He is interjecting his morality and his opinions into an equation which proves only to prejudice citizens. Hitler used such methods to incite Germans to go after Jews. Remember this statement:  Moral corruption incorporates a range of acts that place self-interest, rather than the interest of the community/group, as its ultimate goal.

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Sheriff Morgan has power invested in his words by the people of Escambia County because of his elected position. In this role, when he asserts things, people take it for truth. The dilemma develops when he asserts non-factual or misleading ideas and personal agendas that are being taken take as fact. As a politician and human, when he speaks his morality must be scrutinized. He is obliged by oath, to be impartial, but this is rarely the case. His personal agendas, perceptions and value system are what is often propagated. There are many examples that provide proof of this pattern of behavior.  The following is an analysis and deconstructing of some statements Sheriff Morgan has made in the last few days.

Statement #1: Regarding the Smith triple homicide:

“Well….the time of the blue moon every three years, the method of the murders and also our person of interest is known to practice this. It’s witchcraft. I’ll say that right now”

This is not a statement of fact but it is being portrayed as such. This is misinforming the public of the circumstances of this brutal crime. It is a red herring. That was good publicity talk for media. Sensationalism is a tool of the media but Sheriff Morgan uses it as a tool of reference. Doing so is obtuse and the only reason to use that as a tool of reference is he does not know how to use the facts and responsibility he has to convey an unbiased account to not skew the public or potentially the jury pool.

As a matter of fact, this lead did not “pan” out. Now this Wiccan is not a “suspect” so what happens to this ritualistic murder and witchcraft?  It disappears. Morgan’s credibility in saying “It’s witchcraft. I’ll say that right now” that is NEGLIGENCE. If a doctor told someone, “This is cancer. I’ll say that right now”, then it wasn’t, what would be thought of the doctor? He is arrogant and incompetent.  That is problem with Sheriff Morgan being a “media whore” (my name for him informally), he is there to promote himself not the facts or to inform the public.

 

Statement #2: “What I find sad about the last homicide was the fact that we have lost 3 of our citizens. That has been lost in the noise. Nobody is talking about the 3 innocent people who have lost their lives which is the horrific part”

This statement is the blowback of Sheriff Morgan’s narcissistic comments which were self-serving and not information. In legalese, this is considered “misinformation”. The misrepresentation of facts or accounts; to give false pretense. His press conference was supposed to be a bringing forth of the facts and investigation thus far in this brutal murder. Instead Sheriff Morgan made his statements the center of the press conference and is now condemning the very people who he led down that road by his “witchcraft” assertion. A responsible speaker knows that there are words that inflame. Anything racial or religious are understood to be inflammatory. Another is wording that is divisive by nature. If the statement categorically generalizes and isolates any one set of people, the fuse of public outrage is lit.

Sheriff Morgan is presumably a man who has read sensationalized news reports and has criticized such things. However, he perpetrates the same sensationalism in lieu of facts. Why? One could argue that the Escambia County election season has started and any publicity is good publicity.  One thing that cannot be argued with any factual basis is that there was an intent to educate the public unbiasedly of the facts surrounding the triple murder. That was not his intent, yet it was his duty. In this capacity, his message is morally corrupt by definition.

 

Impact of these murders on the marketability of the Pensacola community:

“The community needs to understand unless you’re engaged in high risk behavior, the probability of you being a victim of a violent crime is very low. It’s very very small “What would affect marketability (of Pensacola) would be if we weren’t telling the truth. That’s why when cases and investigations allow, we try and be as transparent as possible.”

 

Now this comment is a simple reverting back to the exploitation of the position of power given to him by the community. He’s asserting his personal bias that effectively led to no conclusion in truth. This is calculated measure to emphasize his “truthiness”.  However, there is no truth to the statements and as such, the murders are lost in the semantics Sheriff Morgan calculatedly used to get good “face-time”.  This is a betrayal of his oath of office, his responsibility to the citizens and community. It is a morally, public office corruption.

How this affects the statistics on crime is simple. Government and law enforcement have a duty to put criminals in jail. What are criminals? This is where the law gets grey. Authority figures with no morality may wield this magic wand as rod of punishment to political enemies and also a tool to absolve others of criminal legality. That is why it is imperative to scrutinize the practices and moral ideology on a daily basis of any person put into such a power position. Sheriff Morgan, as a matter of routine, misleads and manipulates the public. Is it a stretch to think that those watching him start to back slide into same moral sinkhole? If the authority figure who is looked to as the instrument of justice is not manning his post as he should, what happens? People around him are not held to the same standard and they loosen their gird on their behaviors. This is how the deputies become corrupted by a poor leader. This all is conducive to making crime rates go up. Thus you have Escambia County today. The citizens of Escambia County, Southerners, are seen as an ever-increasingly criminal, uneducated lot based on the only national recognition that we have. Sheriff Morgan.

To end on a note of wisdom, many historic leaders have spoken on corruption because it is a timeless vice that is as old as the human race itself. Here are just a couple of statements regarding corruption that seem to best portray the fatal flaw of this kind of behavior by a public official.

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ―Ronald Reagan

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.  ―Thomas Jefferson

Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind.
― Ayn Rand,

Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
― Edmund Burke

Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy.
― AristophanesPlutus

Political Retaliation, Pensacola Style

 Doug Underhill

Doug Underhill

 In an unsurprisingly ostentatious manner, Doug Underhill, once again, starts slinging mud in retaliation to a civil suit filed April 10, 2015 against him for libel and slander. Mr. Underhill’s actions in this case, subverting the proper channels for the campaign violation that has been alleged against Gene Valentino’s campaigner, is paramount to being the little kid that tattles when his feelings get hurt. Only in Mr. Underhill’s case, his political subterfuge with the State Attorney’s office is the vehicle to exact his public retribution.

Seems fitting....

Seems fitting….

For a single misdemeanor offense, the public ridicule Mr. Marcille and Mr. Underhill doled out to an autistic campaign worker with 9 kids, is political bullying at its basest level. Normally, not only would this sort of thing NOT be in the news, it would not be tolerated by officials with a moral compass. Doug Underhill is like that bad ass, spoiled kid in the supermarket who isn’t getting his way, laying out in the floor for attention.

Pat yourself on the back now, Dougie; your stupid is showing.

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.