The US Government: Misinformation vs Disinformation

Researching this case, I have become aware of a few different observations.  a. People will believe in an Elvis or extra-terrestrial sighting before they question press statements of the local government. b. Even with proof of the civil rights and privacy violations of the NSA, people don’t believe their corrupt city council member would ever lie to them. c. If the government can’t simply explain something, they use ambiguous terms to confuse the masses. ex: The Fast & Furious debacle is officially called a “gunwalking” operation. Gunwalking? It almost makes it sound like the guns themselves are in control of walking to the bad guys, doesn’t it. Another good set of terms are “disinformation” & “misinformation”

This is good. I had to dig into this to understand. Misinformation is used to describe the intelligence info that is inadvertently incorrect. Disinformation is used to describe intelligence info that has been intentionally laid out to deceive.

It appears the cases of intelligence with respect to covert government actions like the Fast & Furious are wrought with misinformation as well as disinformation on the organizations that are supposed to be at the heart of the intelligence (or lack there of) coup that was supposed to track the guns.

Enter Hugh Wiggins, a known gun runner, caught with a small arsenal of weapons and known connection to Los Zetas as well as the Gulf Cartel. In order to try to save their asses in this misinformation & disinformation faux pas, the feds cut him a deal for the correct info he is able to give them about his associates.  The catch is the man is a murderer.

This is the dilemma of the law enforcement agents in this case, FBI, DEA, and local officials. The FBI & DEA have what they want out of this set of circumstances.  Now what do prosecutors and sheriff supposed to do? They have made too many statements to national news outlets. They have released all the evidence in press releases. Search warrants, transcripts of the statements given to police by a number of people.  The biggest issue is that just about every statement wording to the effect of  “Patrick was the shooter” or “Patrick planned and killed those people”.  Now these documents were accessed by a number of people within the county. There is no question that Patrick is the shooter based on these forms. Here’s the problem. These are ALLEGATIONS. It was presented to the public as fact. The prospective jurors are being told that Patrick is the murder without a doubt.

This nullifies the jury pool. They are presented with non-facts as facts. Then you have Sheriff Morgan shaking jurors’ hands saying “I did my part. I trust you will do yours in putting these people away.” This is another thing that sounds like the Sheriff is directing the jurors as to what they “should” do. This is all tainting the opinions of the jurors. This is highly improper.

Is there any wonder why Patrick was convicted in just 3 days??

“We’re all mad here!”

It boggles the mind that this case could be so engrossing and yet depicted as so simple. Pensacola is corrupt. It is rotten to the core. This murder is less than 3 degrees of separation from any one there. But I have to say I was surprised at some of the people in the mix. Doctors, lawyers. The connection of the Billings to Sheriff David Morgan is a “humdinger”.  He is associated to Arety  who is a “colleague” of Billings. We can trace that influence to the spat with County Administrator, George Touart, then you get links to W.D. Childers & Willie Junior. Everyone remembers Willie Junior, right? Committing suicide under a house? THIS IS ALL SO BIZARRE!

 

 

 

I half expect Capone descendants to come out of the woodwork! The murders of the Billings’ is just needle in the pine. It is small event in a larger picture. The two major cartels were battling over territory that inevitably resulted in only one standing. Then we have the guns. The guns are the guns linked to an Homeland Security investigation…..which investigation might that be????  Oh, the one where we allowed “gunwalking”  We let suspicious  people buy guns with paper bags of cash. So we could “track”  those guns.  But those guns showed up in the murder of  DEA agents.

 

Let’s look at the timelime:

    •  July, 2009-Billings’ murder. Hugh Wiggins is caught with an arsenal of guns. He receives an immunity deal that covers multiple federal, state and local crimes.
    • August, 2009-the official “gunwalking” begins under Project Gunrunner; guns were tagged & recorded to follow up on where they “turn up”.
    • September, 2009- June, 2010- Three major DEA operations make huge arrests involving guns and narcotics coming from Mexico.
    • Early 2010- Los Zetas officially severs ties with the Gulf Cartel. By most accounts, the Gulf Cartel ceases to remain an organization.

Is it possible that Hugh Wiggins’ dropped a dime on someone in July that resulted in the events mentioned above?  Absolutely.

 

Where does that leave Escambia County?  We have 2 murder victims. It has made national news. Sheriff Morgan states repeatedly in the press that Patrick Gonzalez Jr. is the mastermind and the murderer. He says it to newspapers, national news syndicates, local news. Everywhere you look you see David Morgan’s face less than 10 days after the murder claiming this has all been wrapped up in a nice little “home invasion robbery”.  What happens when an FBI evidence report puts Hugh Wiggins’ DNA with Byrd Billings blood on a pair of gloves? The report is tossed aside.

 

 

 

Legacy

I have spent the day reflecting on different things.  As I sat down to write about the case, I thought that going over the lasting indentation in time; a moment  can carry a generational reverberation. One instant can propel a life into constellation of events. We take for granted those moments and we abuse them regularly. Byrd Billings used his moments in time to weave a web of lies, as well as brazenly live a  life more corrupt than a movie plot could begin to describe. He was selling drugs. He was laundering money. He was lining his pocket with government money for his “disadvantaged” kids.  The money is in the number of kids.

When you have the ability to spend the least amount of effort and expense, the money is in the numbers. If you have a full time person, on site, that is CPR certified and is a healthcare professional, the space, the vehicles to transport the kids, and other fringe people helping out in a voluntary or part-time basis, the number of kids, who are not completely incapable of doing for themselves (ie dressing, eating etc), becomes a business. The state doesn’t mind because they have problems providing for the number of kids that need a home. Byrd & Melanie Billings exploited that. This all stems out of Melanie having a special needs daughter who died not too long before her mother.

The legacy here is not altruistic. The proof is in the lawsuits that Byrd filed trying to copyright the names of the kids. He tried to impose fines for letters acknowledging services for the kids.

“Additional documents released Monday from the Florida Department of Children and Families show a bizarre attempt by Byrd Billings to copyright the children’s names and request money from the department for their use. A department attorney, Katie George, told the Pensacola News-Journal that every time the agency sent Billings a letter referencing the children by name, he would reply with an invoice demanding millions in copyright infringement. In one document released by the department, he demands $10 million in silver or federal reserve notes of equal value.

In a sharply worded letter of December 2005, another department attorney, Richard Cserep, wrote to Billings, “you reference a wide variety of law in connection with this claim” for damages. “This includes copyright violations, trademark violations, contract violations, admiralty and maritime law, libel and the Truth in Lending Act. At no time in any of your correspondence have you made a plain demand for damages under a clear and cognizable theory of liability.”…A handwritten note on the letter says that no further correspondence was received from Billings after that letter.”http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/20/florida.slain.couple/index.html?eref=rss_crime

This is the legacy of Byrd Billings.

Where is the “Classy Lady” Evidence?

I know it’s not a stretch to find that paperwork in a high profile case goes missing. There is one report that encompasses the entire case. There is one document that will illuminate everything anyone needs to know about who killed the Billings’.  One document that seems to be tossed aside by everyone as “impertinent”.  It exists and it’s an elusive little bugger, but it is the Holy Grail of this case. This one document will show who the good guys and bad guys are. You might be surprised by the result.  It is the single most important evidence that exists in this case. What is it? It is a DNA report of a pair of gloves on the “Classy Lady”.  Byrd Billings’s blood is on those gloves. How do you suppose it got there? Could it have been any other time when he cut himself in the presence of Mr. & Mrs. Wiggins? Not likely. Whose DNA is on the inside of the glove? Well that’s the “humdinger”.  It is Hugh Wiggins’s DNA.

 

Now what that tells me is that Hugh’s hand was in that glove when Byrd Billings was bleeding.  From the security photos, we know the only one within proximity to have bloody hands would be the shooter. So who does that make the shooter?  Patrick Gonzalez? Nope. This report that is “impertinent” or “irrelevant” is the smoking gun. Why was it never admitted to any case?  Wouldn’t that shift the blame a little? Is this thinking unreasonable?  Why hasn’t anyone jumped up to say “here’s all the evidence we need”?

 

The reason is simple. Hugh Wiggins drew the “get out of jail free” card. He was allowed to pass go & collect his $200 from the feds.

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Corruption on the Horizon: A New Approach

I have spent months trying to come up with the PERFECT blog post. Truth be told, there is nothing much new happening. That’s a damn shame considering a man is sitting in a cell smaller than most people’s bathrooms with his life hanging in a constant purgatory state of nothingness. But this is the first day of a new year and a new approach is in order.  I resolve to blog every single day about this case. I want this case in everyone’s face–day in and day out. I have a new plan that I am working to persuade Pat to go along with. It’s a “humdinger” 🙂

The most dismal part of this story is that with all the news about the federal government “spying” on the people, makes the truth of this crime more palatable and credible. We all know the extent of the corruption of our civil liberties; why would it be such a stretch to think it would sacrifice a low level criminal?  Patrick Gonzalez was the sacrificial lamb. As much of the of a stretch as that may be, it is the truth.

Not one single person who has spent any time in good ole P’cola is oblivious to the corruption in the car industry. Ciano, Mercer, Cassiano, & on the seedy side Billings.  Cab Tice is in the mix somewhere and wanted to be the head honcho. He and Hugh Wiggins took out Billings. Wiggins sang like a canary to the feds & told nothing to Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, but then Bill Eddins got the “good ole boy” nudge to do what he had to do to appease the community from the feds. So with no evidence and only uncorroborated testimonies of 2 scared kids, Patrick Gonzalez sits on Death Row.  Now here is the million dollar question…how could the community believe that line of bull? It took 3 trials before Stallworth was convicted and there was actual physical evidence that linked him to the murders. That didn’t exist in Patrick’s trial; yet a guilty verdict was reached by 12 people who were made to believed they were “doing the right thing” according to Sheriff Morgan. I posted just one of the videos of the “Great” sheriff tooting his own horn. It is funny that he definitively states he has no knowledge of DEA involvement in the Billings murder or on the periphery of the case, when there is documentation to the contrary.

Florida Sheriff and Prosecutors Conspire to Cover-Up Double Homicide

 

According to public records, Florida Sheriff and prosecutor conspire to put man on Death Row.

Pensacola, Florida—Public records show that Sheriff David Morgan of Escambia County and prosecutor Bill Eddins  prosecuted Leonard Patrick Gonzalez Jr, knowing that he was not the shooter in the Billings Murder. After being alerted to the misconduct, court files and public records were shown to corroborate that prosecutors knew that Patrick Gonzalez Jr. was not the mastermind they portrayed him to be. With influence from on-going investigations into the Pensacola connection to the trafficking of humans, drugs and weapons by the Drug Enforcement Agency and ATF, a paper trail shows a conspiracy that was allowed to facilitate a bigger concealment of one of the DOJ’s biggest faux pas, the Fast and the Furious, run by US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Hugh Wiggins, the most likely shooter of the Billings’ was given a federal immunity deal to provide evidence on what the public thought was the illegal activities of Patrick Gonzalez Jr. but it was really about his dealings as a gunrunner involved in the Fast and the Furious as well as  information he had as a drug runner for Los Zetas, a high tech cartel known to be using Pensacola as a conduit for its activities to and from Atlanta. This is held by the FBI and is confirmed by a source close to the case. Facts collected by Escambia County Sheriff’s department show Hugh Wiggins to be in possession of the murder weapons–not Gonzalez. Also Wiggins and his wife were in possession of the only thing taken from the residence–the safe.  According to a source working with the Gonzalez defense team, further DNA testing that is in the DEA investigation file proved that a black glove found in Wiggins’s possession had his DNA and the blood of Byrd Billings.  This evidence is still involved in an “on-going” investigation. Bill Gray, a Drug Enforcement Agent was in charge of this end of the investigation. Again all evidence that points to Wiggins not Gonzalez as the organizer of this crime.

In Hugh Wiggins’s immunity deal and information given to Escambia County Sheriffs, Mr. Wiggins could provide no proof of Gonzalez’s involvement other than his own personal statement which was questioned by the deputies at the time of the interview. They continually tell Wiggins that he is providing no evidence yet this is the “smoking gun” testimony that is supposed to implicate Gonzalez Jr.  Wiggins claims that Pam Wiggins, his wife was involved as was Gonzalez and Cab Tice because they told him so. Although, he never addresses the obviously inappropriate relationship his wife had with Gonzalez, which would give him motive to implicate Gonzalez and his wife or the fact he was the one with all the damning evidence in his possession.

The need for someone to “hang” and the inability to prosecute Wiggins as the shooter or mastermind due to an FBI immunity deal which was never provided to Escambia County Sheriffs, led to a conspiracy that was carried out by law enforcement and prosecutors to put Patrick Gonzalez on trial with no evidence other than co-conspirator testimony that is uncorroborated by any evidence.  The need to meet the demands of the public became so important to Morgan and Eddins, that they knowingly proceeded with a trial. Each then basked in the glory of the conviction. The public defender that represented Gonzalez is also reaping those same benefits by being appointed to a judge position.

As for the testimony of the two co-conspirators, facts not made clear to the public, show that two different teams entered the Billings house that night. Two men through an unlocked door who were dropped off by one car and the other three that came in the van, which was by Blue Markham’s admission, a van that came from Byrd Billings’s lot. The fully cloaked men arrived and left separately. Isn’t it possible that the three in the van who never saw the other two men unmasked on the site were duped into believing the identity of the shooter was Gonzalez by a man who was jealous of his wife’s close relationship with Gonzalez?

Discernibly, there  is no evidence tying Gonzalez to the guns, the safe or the crime scene. There is documented evidence in each of Hugh Wiggins ‘s presence or possession of these damning pieces of evidence.  The question must be asked why law enforcement and officers of the court allowed an innocent man to be sentenced to Death Row? What motivations were there to not inform the public about the nefarious criminal presence in the community? Why was an innocent man allowed to be put on Death Row in the national spotlight?  Why were politicians able to glorify their victory in this case to enhance their careers, knowing the injustice that is clearly laid out in their own documents?

Media Contact: Lee Staley & Allie Tomason, freelance journalists investigating the Billings murder can be reached at conjuringjustice@gmail.com or by phone at 760-239-7853 or 734-494-2120.

 

The Victims

Byrd and Melanie Brock Billings were residents of Pensacola, FL. They were known in the community for their seemingly altruistic endeavor of taking on special needs children in a rather bulk manor.They had within 9-14 within the passing years.  They were mourned after their murders as pillars of the community. Kind, giving people who were senselessly murdered.

This is far from the truth. Byrd Billings ran a buy-here-pay-here lot. Prior to that he made the bulk of his money by owning a seedy strip club on the west side of town called “the Backseat”. It was on a street known to locals as being the highest crime and drug ridden in area the city. Byrd was now in a different business with the same type of clientele now in the used car business. He was known as being one of the less-than-law-abiding of citizens. In truth, despite his “humanitarian” act of taking in disable kids, he was NEVER the pillar of the community and the kids couldn’t change that perception.

Melanie Brock was one of Byrd’s stripper’s at “the Backseat”.  She was significantly younger than Byrd but when they married she had 2 daughters. Ashley & Nikki.  Nikki was a disabled child which is probably the reason they took in the other kids. The girls were accepted by Byrd as his children even though he had grown children not in the area as well as an adopted son, Justin that he had full custody of.  Ashley, in fact, worked with Byrd at the car lot with her husband, James “Blue” Markham. The family seemed close-knit.

 Also there was speculation of exploitation of the children in the household. When there is a person of Byrd’s character and prior deviant acts, putting him in proximity to special needs children, does not leave much doubt he was somehow exploiting them.  He made a very public attempt in the early 2000’s to copyright his kids’ names and tried to sue Department of Children and Families for every document mentioning the names of the children.  It was eventually thrown out, but this is the man we are dealing with.  He also was convicted of adoption fraud in 1989, in an attempt to obtain his son Justin. Somehow he was allowed to keep the child in lieu of his conviction. That remains questionable.  This is the pillar of the community that is put on display after the murder.  The society of the city wouldn’t have spit on Byrd Billings to save his life  then he is murdered and martyred to the country as a philanthropist or humanitarian.