THE MYSTICAL CAMEL CLUB per the Response to Summary Judgment

It was stated “Similarly when asked how the defendants have censored the blog, Karin Griffin testified that the Camel Club, A MYTHICAL AND CLANDESTINE ORGANIZATION WITHIN WHITE SPRINGS WITH NO DISCERNIBLE TIES TO THE DEFENDANTS HAS CENSORED THE BLOG.

If it would not be so sad, this would be humorous.  Although it was stated to see Page 73 on the deposition, it was 74.

  1. How have the defendants censored your blog?
  2. Through the Camel Club mainly and through the attorney because…….. All I remember in our attorney writing to, our criminal attorney, or the state’s attorney writing to the criminal attorney saying there were phone calls continually by the Town of White Springs about us.

SO WE WERE CENSORED NOT ONLY BECAUSE THE ONE OF THE PROMINENT CAMEL CLUB MEMBERS IS THE VICE MAYOR AND MANY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE OFFICIALS ARE ALSO MEMBERS AND WE SHOWED A PHOTOGRAPH IF THESE MEMBERS ON OUR BLOG.  SOME OF THESE MEMBERS WERE ACTIVE WITH THE COUNCIL MEMBERS IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES AND ONE PROMINENT MAN’S WIFE WAS SHOWN IN THE PHOTO.

WE REQUESTED THE COUNCIL BY COMPLAINT TO STOP THE HARASSMENT BY THE CAMEL CLUB AND THE ENTIRE JASPER NEWSPAPER ARTICLE WAS A FARCE WHEREBY ALL THEY DID WAS JOKE ABOUT WHO WAS A CAMEL.   WE WERE CERTAIN AT THE INJUNCTION RELATING TO THE MOORES THAT TOM WAS KING CAMEL ALTHOUGH HE DENIED THAT FACT UNDER OATH.  But the interesting statements in my deposition are shown on 76 and 77.  76 was indicated in the Response to Summary Judgment only:

  1. Okay, We talked about the Camel Club earlier.  Do you have any information that the Camel Club is sanctioned by the town or ?
  2. Well, they were receiving all the mail at the Town hall. And when I asked Joe to request all of the Camel Club news because he never saved that information, but it was coming to the town, they were one of the recipients.  And when we did that, that was when Mr. Farley came on board, I believe, I had requested, which would have been 2012.  I asked Joe to find out if we could get that paperwork.

All of a sudden we had gone by town hall the lights were on everywhere in town hall that night and surprisingly they said no such documents and that they were—–they wouldn’t keep such documents, but they did keep such documents for a very long time.

Q  Okay.  Other than the fact that the Camel Club receives mail at town hall, do you have any other facts or information that they are officially sanctioned by the town of White Springs?

  1. Walter McKenzie and – in Judge Scaff’s courtroom stipulating that he knew who they were and other than that there is too much. For instance, when we had this difficulty with our loan situation and the Sterling King and getting the liens, off, we hadn’t said anything to anyone when already the Camel club produced information.  Oh, they made a mistake did they?  Oh, you know, this is the kind of note we got from the Camel Club.  So we do know that they’re associated or very close or sleeping with them that there has to be something.

 

THE – – IS BECAUSE I SPOKE TOO RAPIDLY FOR THE COURT REPORTER.  NEVERTHELESS, WE DID ASK THE TOWN TO STOP THE E-MAILS FROM THE CAMEL CLUB OF WHICH SO MUCH INFORMATION RELATED TO TOWN BUSINESS NOT NECESSARILY ON BLOG ITEMS.   YET THE MAJORITY OF THE CAMEL CLUB MEMBERS CALLED US NAMES AND SERVED NO LEGITIMATE PURPOSE.  SOME OF THEIR SLANDER STOPPED ONCE WE REITERATED THE CYBER-STALKING HARASSMENT STATUTE AND THE FACT THAT THEIR E-MAILS WERE NOT DESIRED AND REQUIRED A STATEMENT WHEREBY IF SOMEONE DID NOT WISH THEIR E-MAILS THEY COULD TELL THE CAMEL CLUB.   AGAIN THE CAMEL CLUB E-MAILS FELL INTO THE STATUTE OF CYBER-STALKING BY THE SHEER NUMBER WITH NO LEGITIMATE PURPOSE.  WHEREAS IN ORDER TO READ THE BLOG YOU HAVE TO SECURE IT THROUGH GOOGLE OR OTHER WEBSITE SERVERS BY REQUESTING IT.   E-MAILS ARE SENT WITHOUT CONCERN WHETHER THE RECIPIENT DESIRES THEM.

YET THEN THEY CHANGED THEIR NAMES TO SUPERMAN, WHITE SPRINGS SATIRIST AND IN FACT I HAD A STATEMENT MADE BY THE WSS TO BILL LAWRENCE STATING WHAT HORRIBLE PEOPLE JOE AND I WERE.  THAT WSS IS DEFINITELY A FRIEND OF THE TOWN’S AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW THEY CAN CALL THE CAMEL CLUB “MYSTICAL”.   It is like a friend of mine stated to me that I was Morgana Faye in the time of King Arthur and that I learned all the sorcery of Merlin to eventually use it against him. Personally I did not believe in the Tales of King Arthur but yet, in every myth, there is truth.

FURTHERMORE, WHEN WE DID NOT GIVE A STATEMENT AFTER DEPUTY FOURAKER SAID “WE HAD THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT….” AND WE REMAINED SILENT, HE HAD NO IDEA THAT HIS SUPERVISORS HAD REQUESTED WE PROVIDE STATEMENTS TO THEM.  ONE WAS A STATEMENT BY ME BUT THE OTHER WAS A COMPLAINT OF JOE GRIFFIN WHEREBY A BINDER AT LEAST THREE INCHES DEEP WAS PROVIDED TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR SUBMISSION TO THE STATE, ALL CONSISTING OF CAMEL CLUB E-MAILS.

AS MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, DEPUTY FOURAKER WOULD NOT HELP US IN FINDING OUT WHO THE CAMEL CLUB WAS THROUGH FDLE.  HE BLAMED OUR BLOG SO MY HARASSMENT BY THESE INDIVIDUALS MEANT NOTHING TO HIM.  YET HE IS RELATED TO JIM SMITH AND JIM SMITH WAS A PREVIOUS COUNCIL MEMBER.  NOT ONLY THAT, WHEN I FIRST MOVED TO WHITE SPRINGS, I CHECKED JIM SMITH’S FACEBOOK PAGE, AND ALTHOUGH, I DID NOT PLACE THE MATTER TOGETHER AT THE TIME BECAUSE JOE DID NOT ADVISE ME OF THE CAMEL CLUB, JIM SMITH SHOWED A PHOTO OF WISE CAMEL ON HIS FB PAGE.  IT WAS REMOVED THEREAFTER ONCE THE CAMEL CLUB TOOK AFTER ME.

 

OTHER THINGS WHICH I FOUND INTERESTING IN THE DEPOSITIONS MADE WAS THE ONE BY TRACY RODRIQUENZ.  At one Time a blog reader wrote to us regarding someone taking off an article of clothing off and taking another woman down by her hair.   In Tracy’s deposition she commented that we said she had taken her bra off.  Now since we did not say if it was a male or female that partially unclothed, on the blog because we did not wish to include names until it was checked by Bill Lawrence, I was surprised that she had mentioned the exact article that was relayed to us.

Then I wonder if the rumor given by a police officer may be true that after Joe Griffin lost the last election, the Chief was so happy they had a party to celebrate.  Further, she told the arresting officer that he could place something in her personal holster.   Personally I thought police officers were to be neutral but not in the City of White Springs.  And the officer contended this was the absolute truth and it was witnessed by more than one officer and a citizen confirmed the party.  Anyway it took me a long time to get over that comment.

I also understand the former mayor Miller has a binder volume in her library entitled “Camel Club” and when she was asked about them in her deposition she called them a name but would not say who they were.

Karin for the Blog

2 LAUGHING CAMEL WE DID NOT KNOW AT THE TIME THAT THE TOWN HAS REQUIRED OUR BLOG TO BE DOWNLOADED, SINCE FARLEY’S TENURE SO THAT THE TOWN IS ABLE TO CENSOR WHAT WE WRITE

Joe Griffin still cited as the reason things don’t get done at City Hall

The Town again brought forward the fact that they say we totally ignore.  And that was Mr. Griffin’s interference with the operation of local government, including the selection of a new Town Manager. They complained about the number of public record requests (Which no one could get a handle on as to the number…we only had a small number per year based on what was paid)  and (the fact that since they were not answered), repetitive e-mails.

They stated Mr. Griffin’s expectation for a response to these e-mails was a huge drain on limited Town resources and interfered with Town employees ability to complete their daily tasks.    Many of these e-mails were repetitive because there were excuses that there were no such documents; or the documents were disposed of; or various other excuses when we knew they were held by the Town and where they were held by the Town.

I have never seen such an inefficiency in a Town or Public office as I have seen in  White Springs, especially by one of the major complainers who cannot use a 10 key calculator efficiently.

Although there is no requirement that we give a reason for public records requests I am happy to do so.  The only reason we requested so many documents is because we were threatened with arrest if we attended council meetings, we were not allowed to speak and police officers continually sat with us or stood behind us to intimidate us for the few times we have attended since I have moved here.  In fact Attorney Kennon placed that policy  in force that Joe Griffin would be arrested if he did attend.

We had a right to such material, much of which ended up on the blog because our Town had no transparency of its own.  We wished for the Citizens to be aware of what was happening;many of which also were fearful of attending meetings or fearing any disagreement they may make to the Town’s suggestion would warrant treatment like the Griffins.  And I personally have been told that by many people.  These people are hoping that we win this Civil Rights Case so they no longer will have a fear of evoking their civil rights without fear of arrest.

An example of Cherry Picking

When I said the Town cherry picked certain items to make it sound like we didn’t suffer from its officials intent to arrest us, come to our home and not tell us about the charges only complain about the blog; then give us our Miranda Rights, what would you think?  I thought it was only a delay before I would be arrested. And we were told it was because of our blog.

It was stated that I, Karin Griffin, merely echoes Mr. Griffin’s claims as the actions taken by the Defendants to censor his blog are the very offensive, unprofessional and inappropriate conduct warned of that does not deter a person of ordinary firmness from exercising his or her First Amendment Rights.

Really????  In White Springs, when they monitor someone, and then read them their Miranda rights, wouldn’t that place fear in you?  Frankly I took over the blog well before the PTI was taken away because the ASA told our attorney more than once that there were numerous complaints by Town officials. But then, I also was included in the next warrant.

Let’s talk about the Town’s affect on us personally.  They bragged about the fact that they Baker Acted Joe three times.  And Why?  It was because of the Town that he was.  Joe knew he was right but the Town just kept making him pay and pay.  Now they have done that to us and the two of us had all we could to keep the other from total depression and more.  Week after week our attorney had to inquire if we were going to jail yet.  And the Town calls that a “mere inconvenience” MA.

Yet they state ” Rather Joe Griffin’s identification of actions taken by the defendants to censor his blog consisted of things such as cheering when a local couple took him to Court to enjoin him from using two specific terms, which Griffin admits the court correctly ordered.

And why would Griffin State that? Well it is because Judge Scaff held our First Amendment Rights.  And even though the two words he never wished on the blog would not be stated, those two words never were stated. The couple used a redacted e-mail which e-mails are usually not allowed in court as full evidence due to the fact that they can be changed.  Apparently it was done on an e-mail the man Tom, gave to the Mayor only keeping the bad parts. Therefore it was a small win for the couple and a big win for us because our Rights were upheld for the blog.

In the meantime, it still shows the Pattern never changes.  The Town can never be wrong or they will persecute you until you finally are silenced.

Also it was stated that  I alleged ASA Hatton told me I would be arrested for the content of the blog..No, she advised our attorney that we needed to stop harassing witnesses because of the numerous complaints….but I was told if Joe did not take the first rap, I would be a co-conspirator which the ASA advised our Criminal attorney.  It apparently was not me they wanted but Joe.

Karin Griffin

The Town’s response to the Summary Judgment was a cherry picking, partial truth of what transpired.

 

The Response to the Griffin’s summary judgment was received at 11:00 by our attorney and sent to us the following morning.   I guess it is the legal game and even if you have government officials whose actions appear definitely unlawful, one can change the events by picking only certain criteria from the depositions and leaving out pertinent items.  It will now be up to the Federal Judge to weed through these facts. Although it is very difficult to secure a personal judgment against a government official, the evidence presented by our attorney certainly shows a conspiracy and that the Mayor at the time was gunning for Joe’s PTI…an agreement he entered into because I was the one who completed his application and attached the awards.

Likewise the Town’s attorney used the summary judgment to bring forth actions regarding his public records requests back in 1999-2001.  Shirley Heath and Pam Tomlinson just did not like Joe and even the then Mayor Helen Miller said she received her facts from the Town Staff. Yet many of the facts made fraudulent statements about actions Joe had never been involved with.  With Miller it seemed like everything is hearsay but the Town still loves to punish us.

The Town states did not seize upon the PTI agreement as a means to abandon our political activities….stating it arose before the issues of this lawsuit.   Our PTI agreement was executed by us on May 15, 2014 with the appropriate payments as required by the courts.  The PTI agreement only stated that the awards could not be mentioned and the only way in which it could be revoked would be a secondary criminal charge by the Griffins.  There was never a formal revocation of his PTI, only correspondence by the ASA to our attorney on June 23, 2014 that it was revoked because of the “blog and other things” .

On June 19, 2014, although it came much after the fact in January 2015, there supposedly was a Violation report stipulating Joe Griffin has continued to maintain contact and harass the witnesses in this case, with a recommendation that the case be returned for prosecution.  At the time the PTI agreement had been reinstated in October 30, 2014 by the new ASA, the Program administrator who supposedly signed the June 19th violation when we met with him, knew nothing about a violation He not only told us but our criminal attorney that he thought that the PTI had to be reinstated because of the change in ASA’s.

Again what the Town considered Harassment was Joe’s request for public documents.  June 19th was also the date Tracy Rodriquenz called the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office after stipulating the complaints of the Town to the ASA. Then on June 19th, the formal complaints were made by Helen Miller, Pam Tomlinson and Anita Rivers with the Deputy Sheriff with a warrant for cyber-stalking harassment against both Joe and Karin Griffin.  All of these charges were pre-determined against us because the Jasper News stated on July 24, 2014 the following:

“On June 19,  Town Officials filed numerous complaints with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office HCSO against Griffin and his wife Karin of harassment and cyber-stalking as well as attempting to disrupt Town business.

Additional complaints against the Griffins were turned over to the State’s Attorney office.  On June 23rd, Joe’s PTI program was revoked by Third Judicial Circuit assistant state attorney Karen Hatton.  Griffin and the Town were notified that a pre-trial hearing would be held Wednesday July 16 at 9:00 am. ‘

Now you will note that it states in the newspaper that the PTI was revoked on June 23rd, yet the document stating we had to go to a pre-trial hearing was received by us on Saturday June 20th, so it would appear that the complaints went directly to the ASA on June 19th. . For us to have received the notice to appear in Court on the 20th means the notice had to have been sent by the ASA on the 19th, the same date the Town pressed criminal charges.  It is obvious that these complaints promulgated the revocation of the PTI agreement and it had been further stated that the then mayor was extremely upset and wanted the Chief to do something immediately to silence our political activity.

Stating that “Had Chief Rodriquenz intended to violate the Griffin’s First Amendment Rights, she would have arrested them and not reached out to an independent agency for guidance on the matter”.

The aforementioned is lame in view of the fact that she was advised to secure an independent agency and per the ASA to determine the charges with her attorney.  But obviously everyone believed the charges would stand since the PTI was revoked immediately on the 19th and the newspaper also stated criminal charges were pending because of numerous complaints.

What is not stated is the deputy did not see probable cause in one item (i.e. the e-mails; the political satire; and the calling up of candidates for Town Manager) but all combined he agreed there was probable cause that we cyber-stalked the Town.  Yet that specific law does not apply to the Town but individuals alone and had Deputy Fouraker made that determination there would have been no excuse for a probable cause charge which was manifested by the Town. It was stated on Mr. Fouraker’s report “ Chief Rodriquenz requests warrants for Joe and Karin Griffin on the above charge”   On June 21st, the Chief made a complaint which stated Rhett Bullard’s concern about Town applicants being contacted.

When Deputy Fouraker arrived at our home, he immediately went into attack mode about charges being made against us for the blog.  He would not tell us who the individuals were who were making the charges and as a result, not knowing what the charges were, how could we complete the police statement after being read our Miranda rights, if we did not know the circumstances.  We asked for a copy of the complaint and he said it had not been completed yet and would not be until he returned from his days off.

Although we would not be arrested that date because the report had not been completed, we were constantly in fear of being arrested.  Even after the cyber-stalking case was closed and notification was given to the Town in September, 2014, we were never advised.  Instead our attorney kept inquiring about the matter and we were told insofar as our arrest “Not yet”.  We even had to ask permission to go on our pre-paid cruise because we did not wish to appear we were running away from the law.

What was amazing during Fouraker’s deposition was the fact that although he assisted the Town with their harassment case against the Griffins, for posts on our blog, etc. Mr. Fouraker would not assist me a year prior when I wished for his help to stop the e-mails from the Camel Club.  In fact he at that time complained he could not assist us because of the blog.  Yet much said about Joe and I was far more damaging than the complaints made on our blog.  Obviously political people help political people.  Forget the citizens, because when you are a Griffin, you have no rights.

Prior to June 19th, there were various phone calls from the Town as was verbally stated to our attorney, and confirmed by the Town’s Chief of Police which complained of Joe Griffin’s supposed harassment but she could not remember the dates of the phone calls. Yet once it was determined by various State officials that the entire matter (The Fraud Case) was “Political”, The PTI agreement was dropped.

February 15, 2015 by reason of “successful completion of the Pre-trial diversion program” – Administrative Nolle Prosequi Code F “The above-entitled case has been investigated by the Office of State Attorney and it appears that justice would be best served by the entry of a Nolle Prosequi.  The State therefore declines to prosecute the above cause for the following reasons: The Defendant has successfully completed the Pre-Trial Diversion Program.

I love how the response to Summary Judgment stated” Mr. Koberlein advised the mayor not to send the letter and the mayor followed this advice”.   That apparently is not what happened.  Mr. Koberlein however probably did advise the mayor to take her letter before the council.  And as I stated before on the blog, this is what transpired:  Helen Miller’s letter was discussed in the July 8th meeting of the Council.  At the time three council members refused to vote on the letter Rhett Bullard, Willy Jefferson and Tanja Brown, all of which were chastised by Walter McKenzie for not doing so.   As you will recall, that letter stipulated:

“The intent of this letter is to request an opportunity to provide a Victim’s Statement regarding the subject case and any subsequent proceedings due to potential violations of his Deferred Prosecution Agreement.

As you are aware, the behavior of Mr. Griffin, including actions by his wife Karin, or Mr. Griffin using his wife’s name, has become increasingly vituperative regarding the Town of White Springs, its elected officials and their families, and its employees and their families. Not only does Mr. Griffin’s behavior encompass everything and everyone associated with the Town of White Springs, but it also extends to candidates for employment and the business activities of the Town conducted beyond municipal borders. Mr. Griffin’s actions and behavior are tantamount to tortuous interference with Town daily business and operations”………

I believe Mr. Griffin’s actions are criminal and violate his Deferred Prosecution Agreement, and should result in revocation. Further, I believe that Mrs. Griffin’s actions are criminal and should result in her prosecution. While I believe the rightful place for people like Joe and Karin Griffin is prison, at an absolute minimum, I would insist that Joe and Karin Griffin be required to immediately cease and desist from further interference regarding any and all activities of the Town of White Springs, that they terminate their blog, remove it from the internet, and refrain from any similar actions directly and or indirectly through any remaining cohorts.”

“Lastly, Mr. Griffin has submitted approximately 20,000 119 requests for information during his 15 year harassment of the town, a substantial portion of these requests are vague or request legal research, while many, many more are repetitive. In the future, Mr. Griffin must limit his 119 requests to specific, well-defined subjects, preferably submitted through his attorney. We stand ready to respond to legitimate requests for information, but should not be responsible for responding to duplicate requests intended by Mr. Griffin to disrupt town operations.”

What is funny in the response to Summary judgment is that it was stated “Moreover, Miller never considered that her witness statement would be used in a criminal investigation. “  “Miller never requested that the Chief of Police conduct a criminal investigation into the defendants (Griffins)”.  From what was stated to the contrary, it appears that Mrs. Miller is again placing the Chief under the bus. Yet there was a certain excitement in her voice at the deposition when she bragged that she spoke to the States Attorney and told him what a bad boy Joe Griffin was.

That is a hilarious statement in view of the fact that everything points to Helen Miller and her desire to have our blog eliminated as well as our political activities.  The entire thing began with not only Joe applying for Town Manager but the fact that then Mayor Miller did not wish for Joe to win the election so criminal charges were pressed so that he could have his Photo (Not mine) on front page news.  If we would have had the resources to fight the initial charges rather than agree to the PTI, FDLE may have had recourse for what was done to us during the election.  Even then, there were fabrications to FDLE.

The defendant’s attorney is even stating that we cannot establish a valid First Amendment retaliation claim.  We are not employed by the Town and therefore would never be able to file a “retaliation” claim.  Our attorney has only stuck to the facts and it is obvious with the evidence in discovery that the Town worked very hard to silence our blog and take our first amendment rights away by trying to have us arrested.

The Town has found it easy to lie their way out of anything which is unpleasant to them. Even if complaints are made against them, including ethics complaints, they may come up with a valid story that makes the complaining party wrong.  I would not make a good attorney if I had to lie about my clients; nor could I lie about events as they have.  At the time we filed our Civil Rights Suit, we found they were terrorizing the funds for the new School, which fortunately was stopped because of our suit.

The Town seems to complain a lot about the 119’s and we know such 119’s do not fall under our First Amendment Rights but rather the Florida Sunshine Laws and Constitution.  But our blog is what was attacked and I started censoring the blog way in advance of the PTI being revoked because of the complaints made to the ASA and her mentioning those complaints to us.    I guess when you are an attorney and the case is against public officials, half-truths are okay if you can get the results.

 

Our hope for a successful outcome rests with the Judicial Process and the Law.

Karin for the blog

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENT:  The Town’s attorney stated “Similarly because PTI was revoked by the State Attorney’s Office before the defendants even had written their witness statement, any adverse action alleged by the plaintiffs associated with the revocation of Joe Griffin’s PTI cannot serve as adverse action resulting from the defendants’ (Town) retaliatory conduct.  At least it was admitted the Town was retaliatory.  Yet, there was no formal PTI revokation and the same date, the 19th of June was the day it was revoked because we saw the trial continuance on the 20th, but our attorney did not find out about it until the 23rd.  Fouraker made an investigation on the 24th and read us our Miranda rights.  We had the rights to remain silent and we did.  Thus it was because of the Town that the PTI was revoked. And it was revoked on the same day the witness reports were written.   One can see how the truth is stretched even if the facts are in the paperwork.

SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE DEMOCRAT…

From a management point of view, I recommend we stick with the original proposed budget with no decrease in utility rates. We should continue to put money into our capital improvement funds as much as possible each year. You can always revisit the rate issue at a later date. While I agreed it is good to give back to the people, we still have to maintain our utilities that provide a better quality of life for our citizens.

Shirley Heath.

MIDNIGHT TONIGHT IS THE COURT ORDERED DEADLINE…

For filing a Response to our Motion for a Summary Judgement. It is now 8:45 and still no submission. If the town doesn’t want to dispute our motion for a Summary Judgement they should have said so in the first place. According to the Internet under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a party missing a filing deadline maybe gives up their right to make a filing. We already allowed the town an extra week to file their response and they have, like the town, squandered it. No filing we win and we go straight to trial for the MONEY.

Addition: It is now 10:00 and no hint of whether they filed or not.

Addition: It is now 11:10 and no hint of whether they filed or not. Maybe our attorney just didn’t tell us. I hope it is the other way but if they, the Town, Helen, Pam and Tracy, want to fight it out in court we will be very glad to do it. Lots of fun.

Addition: It is now 11:50 and still no word on whether they filed or not. Oh well, we’ll know in the morning. Have a safe sleep, I know we will.

Final Addition: The filing came in literally at the 11th hour and we found out about it this morning.

See article filed this afternoon about how the town has screwed up the timeline to bolster their case. For the life of me I can’t see why the town can’t tell the truth r follow the law.

We, Karin and I, now get what we’ve always wanted. An independent person, in this case a Federal Judge, to look at all of the facts (the facts not the town’s conjectures) and make a decision of whether our rights were screwed with.

 

LEGAL “DEMAND” LETTER.

After 60 plus attempts to get the documents I have sent the town a formal demand for the documents on Helen’s Computer. Here is the letter.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Town Council, in total
P. O. Drawer D
White Springs, Florida

Hand Delivered this the 26th Day of August 2015
Sir(s) and Ma’am(s),
This is a demand letter. I formally am seeking the documents or any legal justification the Town has for denying me one copy in electronic format of all e-mails sent or received from Helen Miller to Fred Koberlein and vice versa. I do not want Fred Koberlein’s e-mails. I want Helen’s copy of said e-mails. I have made 56 requests for these documents using as a legal basis Article 1 Section 24 of the Florida Constitution and Florida statute 119. So far none of my requests have borne fruit.
There is no statutory or constitutional right to aid you in requiring me to purchase the most expensive copy of a public document. It is my intention to hold each of you responsible for this denial of my rights to obtain Public Records for publishing on my Blog. Should I wish to “compare” the e-mails to make sure no one is hiding anything then I will purchase Mr. Koberlein’s copy! Until then I desire Mrs. Miller’s copy.
According to the Town Charter I am to give you 30 day notice of my intent to file legal action in this dispute. Please contact the Florida League of Cities and put forth my complaint to them for further action. Legal action, and I believe Federal Legal Action, is pending. I believe the costs of such action to not be in the best interest of the citizens of White Springs.
Thank you,

Joe E. Griffin

IF YOU WANT TO SAVE $14.32 ON YOUR WATER BILLS…

If we keep the money in the Enterprise account instead of “wasting it” on the General Fund we can reduce Sewer Bills. It is that simple.

The town’s budget “steals” $72828 from the Enterprise account to “float” extra spending in the General Fund. I feel this is foolish.

The $72828 equates to a $14.32 reduction in our sewer bills. If you have a $75.00 water-sewer-trash pick-up bill, it would become a $60.00 bill overnight if we just didn’t move money (the $72828) out of the Enterprise account into the General Fund.

Last year we moved $55,000 from the Sewer Fund to the General Fund That would have been an additional $9.50 savings on Sewer Bills. But we “squandered it” and I can’t get the town to explain where it went.

So I made my own budget. I will unveil it at Thursday’s Council meeting. You all come and see how simple it is to reduce the Sewer portion of our Water bills by $14.32. Maybe, just maybe, the Council will determine that my ideas have a little merit.

Isn’t this precious! A Muslim in charge of US Citizenship papers.

Isn’t this precious! A Muslim in charge of US Citizenship papers.

This is not a joke!  Most Americans have NO IDEA.

Meet Our New Assistant Director for U.S.Citizenship and
Immigration

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See:  
 http://muslimobserver.com/presidential-appointment-fatima-noor/

Meet Fatima Noor,
President Obama’s latest appointment to a high level position in the Department of Homeland Security, the post of Assistant Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration.

Ms. Noor has little if any experience in the compliance or
enforcement fields. Her total experience in government related work is limited to volunteer work with World Relief Memphis and as activities coordinator the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.

She majored in psychology with minors in Spanish and Arabic international relations. She recently completed a month-long research fellowship in Muslim psychology hosted by Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh ; her research will be ongoing as part of her work the DHS.

No….this is not a joke!