|Jane and Arlene are outside their nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when it starts to rain. Jane pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and continues smoking.
Arlene: What in the hell is that?
Jane: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn’t get wet.
Arlene: Where did you get it?
Jane: You can get them at any pharmacy.
The next day, Arlene goes to the local pharmacy and announces to the pharmacist that she wants a box of condoms.
The pharmacist, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of strangely (she is, after all, over 80 years of age), but very delicately asks what brand of condom she prefers.
‘Doesn’t matter Sonny, as long as it fits on a Camel.’
That the town of White Springs is in a Fiscal Crisis, meaning we got no money Tanja and Rhett, is a well-known fact. With our 250 % higher than normal water and sewer bills that are going to prop-up the General Fund account you ask how is this possible? This blurb will try to answer that question at least in part.
Bill Lawrence is quoted as saying that the town has no more money to prop-up or carry the ecoheritage center for more than a couple of months. “We just can’t do it” he says. “You hired me to look after your money” he is quoted as telling the Council. It has gotten so bad that Bill himself forewent a pay raise that was due him in his contract in order to keep costs down.
The Public Service Commission of the State of Florida has a rule that the Enterprise Account (for us that is the revenue producing sewer and water account) will not be a funding vehicle for the General Fund account (that is our day to day expenses plus savings). But what is good enough for the State is not good enough for White Springs. We, at the behest of Tanja and Rhett plus the rest of the council, STEAL money from the Sewer and Water Account (the Enterprise Account) to give the town money to waste on all of our frivolous projects like the Eco-Heritage fiasco. I say it is Tanja and Rhett’s fault because never once have they voted to keep the Enterprise account funds in the Enterprise account, thus lowering our sewer and water accounts. Instead Tanja and Rhett, being true liberals, just spend and spend other people’s money (the income from the sewer increase) like it was someone else’s money.
Enter “more money” down the toilet scheme. Fredrick Koberlein is our town attorney. He is budgeted for $13,000.00 per year in expenses. The March expenditures are not in yet so we must look at the February expenses. March is anticipated to be much worse. $13000.00 per year works out to just over $1080.00 per month budgeted spending. So what happened in February? It’s simple. He charged, and the dynamic duo of Rhett and Tanja approved without a whimper, a budgeted total of $2,081.80. That’s a thousand dollars extra in just one month or $12,000.00 more per year.
Now why did this happen other than the Council not saying anything? Well it happened for two reasons. First and least was that the Council has “Decided” to spruce up the Land Development Regulations (LDR). The LDR’s are a municipal ordinance, that the town, or Rhett or Tanja, have never enforced. This is costing us $750.00 per month or about a dollar for each man woman and child in town. Each month-every month. And second is that the town doesn’t apparently trust Megan Logan of the Firm Marks and Grey of Jacksonville, the attorney given “free of charge” to the town to defend the Federal Civil Rights suit presently underway. Said another way, if the town chose to accept the League of Cities offer, it wouldn’t have cost the town a penny, not one red cent, to defend the Federal Civil Rights suit. But NO, Rhett, Tanja and their cohorts on the Council, demand local control of the defense and, hold onto you hats, that is costing the town in February approximately $1000.00 per month. It is a joke. It’s bad enough that the town used its power to “get at the Plaintiffs” for speaking their mind and seeking information from the town, both constitutionally protected acts. But then TO WASTE a $1000.00 a month to double up on attorneys is just ludicrous. And either Rhett or Tanja could have stopped this waste of Taxpayer funds but have chosen instead to consider raising Sewer Bills again.
I say, dump both Rhett and Tanja both, although that is a practical impossibility since only three are running for Council. To do so would require a “write in” candidate. But you can put a real voice for the people on the Council, someone who will really “raise Hell” when the people are having their pockets picked. And one is better than none. I say vote for Nicole “Nikki” Williams for council. Stop this flushing of taxpayer funds down the toilet and then having to pay more of your sewer bill for the privilege.
It has come to our attention that possibly the Town and the Mayor’s blog, the Jasper News and Suwannee Democrat had intentionally publicized April 21st as the election date (Rather than April 28th, the actual day to vote) to ward off voters from casting their vote for Nicole (Nikki) Williams.
These games were played in the past two elections Joe ran in; not necessarily the dates, but early voting and then not listing all voters on the sheets so such voters would have to return to cast their votes; some of which did not.
There should likewise be a separate lock on the voting box held by a third party so that the officials may not open the voting box as they see fit.
We wish a fair election and believe the candidate we support, Nicole (Nikki) Williams, may have the voice to give our town government back to the people.
We have already heard from one councilman who did not wish for Nicole to win. Please Take back our WS government and vote for Nicole Williams on April 28, 2015.
Government of the People: The Role of the Citizen
“It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
— Robert H. Jackson, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, American Communications Association v. Douds, 1950
With the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, the country’s Founding Fathers created a new system of government. The idea behind it appears at first glance to be simple and straightforward. The power to govern comes directly from the people, not through primogeniture or the force of arms, but through free and open elections by the citizens of the United States.
What I found interesting was the fact that Bob Farley’s initial impact statement dated April 24, 2014, stated ” On 2/25/14 I was informed by Pam Tomlinson and Anita Rivers that Joe Griffin had submitted an application for Town Manager. I ask you to see the application. I noticed several awards issued the same year. I requested Chief Rodriquenz to review”
Apparently that witness statement as written by Farley was insufficient one day prior either by the Town or the State’s Attorney’s office so a Victim Impact Statement through the Office of the State Attorney was completed describing Bob Farley’s injuries on 4/25/2014: “(1) Emotionally. (2) Additional work; (3) his blog with negative comments; calling candidates about the town; (4) stirred up Citizens against (town) staff; (5) Staff was concerned about their jobs if hired; (6)overall attitude towards government.”
Isn’t it interesting; the first impact statement was insufficient to go after Joe Griffin to make a serious fraud case. Apparently Farley did not feel the charges against Joe had any impact on him on 4/24/2014 but on 4/25/2014 he was emotionally upset….possibly because he knew what he was doing was wrong. These exact statements except for Citizens being upset with what was done to Joe, then were extended to the Criminal Harassment case against both Joe and I. The plot thickens every time I look at it.
I still am in disbelief of these charges because it would appear all cases were on a shoe string and even the so called Stolen Valor Act was changed by the Supreme Court as “Free Speech” in the Alverez case. If Joe would have been charged by the Federal Government, not only would they have realized this was a farse; but let’s say he did lie, which he did not…..they could not have charged him because of “Free Speech” in the Alverez case.
Thus, the State because of the Town took this case solely to slander Joe’s name and change the election so the Mayor and Walter McKenzie remained in office.
I don’t know what Citizens may have said to the Town but obviously most knew that Joe Griffin was about to win the election. Many no longer wished the Mayor in power from what was told to us.
So to help the Town because of their sudden emotionally distressed manager who wasn’t stressed about the application one day prior after the arrest but who had additional work because of the Fraud Case or questions about what exactly was done to us was what the Assistant States Attorney meant when she sent her memo to Jeff Sigmeister stating “he is already beginning to make trouble for the City and is calling here”. (He called the States Attorney office but once and spoke to Hatton but never remembered the comments Hatton stated he had made.
These impact statements were used in conjunction with the Crime Joe Griffin had already been charged with on April 17th. Doesn’t even make sense so it is realized that this felony case definitely was charged on a shoe string with the Town fabricating everything they could to make it a solid case and thus additional charges not only against Joe but against me. To my knowledge there are no witnesses in a Fraud Case; the uttered document, forged check and other forged instruments such as those in the Legislature lists (but the Legislature does not consider employment or school applications within the types of documents for which a fraud charge may be made) do not require witnesses; the document itself is the supporting evidence that it was done with the intent to defraud someone or something. The reason this is not applicable to applications is because the Town could have not hired him, disqualified him, and if hired, fired him. It states so in the application. Yet here you have it, this was a ploy by the Town to use the State’s Attorney’s office to charge Joe and put him away for 25 years…and I might say a disabled man due to not finding a firm who would provide the same benefits after the Town had him fired. He thus took a job with a Tanker company when his expertise was with tractor-trailer units. Good going White Springs! No wonder citizens come to Joe with their complaints. They are afraid of you and now they know what you do to Activists on their behalf!
One of the pieces of paper I’ve always wanted and was told by the Town, by Tracy and by Bob Farley that it did not exist is the “Victim Impact Statement” of Bob Farley in the Five Counts of Felony case.
Surprise, surprise, surprise. His first impact statement on 4-24-14 didn’t list any criminal activity or any impact on the town or Farley personally. Yet just the next day on 4-25-14 Farley listed SEVEN ways in which my “crime” IMPACTED Him (Farley). Here are the SEVEN ways. Please note that none of them had anything to do with “Uttering a Forged Instrument”.
1. Emotional – How could my wife’s submission of possibly fraudulent documents upset Bob’s Emotional state?
2. Additional Work – How does my alleged crime mean more work for the town?
3, My Blog with Negative Comments. How did that affect poor Bob or the Town and how was it related to my alleged crime?
4. I called Candidates about the town. Again how did my alleged criminal activities have anything to do with Bob’s concern that I contacted anybody about anything?
5. I stirred up Citizens about the town staff. Again, how did my wife putting some allegedly false documents stir up the town against the town staff. Was “stirring up the populace against the town staff criminal and if it was how was it related to the alleged false documents.
6. Staff was concerned about their jobs if hired. How did the alleged false documents make anybody fear for their job security and how did their job security have anything to do with Uttering a Forged Instrument?
7. Overall attitude toward government. How did my wife’s inclusion of the alleged false documents affect my attitude toward town government and is that an additional crime to have a poor attitude toward town government?
I was arrested on 4-17-2014. The election happened on 4-22. Farley’s Victim Statements were on 4-24 and 4-25. Either the SAO didn’t have its act together when they arrested me or the Victim Impact Statements were for the case designed to get my PTI cancelled. But I didn’t yet have a PTI, I was still reeling from the arrest and the election results. Said clearly, two days after I lost the election the Town and Farley did Victim Impact Statements on the alleged crime. Yet the Victim Impact Statements list no evidence of criminal activity or support in any manner the state’s criminal complaint case against me.
These LIES will be litigated in either the current Civil Rights Case or in a future, yet to be filed case. They got, as we used to say on the playground, SQUAT.
RHETT BULLARD AND TANJA BROWN ARE NOT FREEDOM LOVING TRUE AMERICANS I BELIEVE.
Add to them Helen Miller, Walter McKenzie, Willie Jefferson, all Council members in the past, the Town Managers (Jury still out on Bill Lawrence) and especially the Police Department and most, if not all, of its officers for the last 16 years.
That’s a pretty bold statement to question one’s loyalty to the Freedoms we all hold dear but as I will explain below, in the case of White Springs, I believe the statement to be true and factual. Just so we are clear, I am calling each of them anti-freedom and an enemy of the Constitution. They have become dictators only interested in their own powers and taking their reelections as proof NOT A VALIDATION OF FREEDOMS FOR ALL CITIZENS BUT that they are above the law.
Over the years I have filed over 100 citizen complaints and not a one of them have been proven to have any validity or even worth investigation or fact finding. I, as all true Americans know and believe, believe it is in fact very American to question your government. But the town, as a whole and specifically the people listed above, will not tolerate dissent. Rhett Bullard, an attorney for Christ sakes, and Tonja Brown have overseen the rejection of at least 20 Citizen Complaints during their tenures on the Council. But the town won’t hear of it and neither will Rhett or Tanja.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the document that all Council members, all town managers and all Police Department members swore an allegiance to, means nothing to these people. Yet the First Amendment clearly states that the Government MUST accept that Citizens have a right of REDRESS of grievances. You can’t be a part time American. Either you accept others rights delineated in the Constitution or you reject the whole thing. I believe the people listed above have rejected the whole thing, that they are UN-AMERICAN.
It is very AMERICAN to question your government, I believe. It is what keeps America Free to accept the liberties that America so offers all of its citizens. In fact, I’ll go even a step further, that criticizing your government is what it means to be an American. Standing in the way of that Criticism is what despots and Dictators DO.
Such activities that Rhett and Tanja have undertaken, I believe, are the rigging of one if not two elections. They have failed to enforce not only the U.S. Constitution but the Florida Constitution as well. They don’t care about citizen’s rights and freedoms preferring instead to bask in the glory of their own power. They have overseen the arrest of a citizen activist simply because he dare question the government.
They have failed to accept Open Government going so far as to allow that the minutes of a Council meeting no longer reflect what really happened at a Council meeting instead only giving the vote totals. They have adopted the “In the Darkness” opinion of an attorney whose sole purpose, I firmly believe, is to milk the town dry of its monetary resources, the tax payers money. They have supported crooks and thieves and other UNAMERICANS as their leaders and advisors and have failed to Truly Listen to the people. Last, but certainly not least, is Rhett and Tanja have taken the word of their advisors over and against following the law, especially the Florida Statute 119 and its Sunshine Law. THEY SHOULD EMBRACE OPEN GOVERNMENT INSTEAD OF FINDING WAYS TO SUBVERT ITS IMPLEMENTATION.
This “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” form of leadership is UNAMERICAN I firmly believe. Tanja, in her silence, and Rhett, in his holier than thou attitude, are a threat, I believe to everything that could be American in White Springs.
I say to them, and to each of the Political Structure of White Springs, to stand up for FREEDOM. Silence in the face of Tyranny is the acceptance of that Tyranny and in this case the payoff is only to keep their jobs for the 30 pieces of silver that each of them gets. Tanja and Willy would follow Rhett to wherever he would lead but he accepts the wholesale violation of rights without question or dissent, I believe. He won’t be a, and perhaps is not a, leader.
Helen has a lot of ego and power hungry methods of doing business. But Rhett and Tanja have been able to stop her at any time but have REFUSED TO DO SO. Why? Because, they would rather boot-lick the feet of the queen than support the Constitution and Freedom. When you vote this April 28th, I urge you to only cast one vote on your ballot and that that vote not be for Rhett or Tanja, the key players in the UNAMERICAN game that is White Springs politics.
I’m standing up, are you?
INTERESTING DISCOVERY ITEMS ON WHITE SPRING’S WITCH HUNT RELATING TO ALL THE CHARGES THEY MADE AGAINST JOE AND THEN AGAINST ME BY USING THEIR AUTHORITY AS A TOWN TO USE THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE AGAINST REGULAR CITIZENS
First of all you will recall the write-up in the Jasper News and the Suwannee Democrat relating to Joe Griffin’s degrees. This information was also submitted on the internet and passed around by Helen Miller’s helpers as well as dropping information off at the S & S store.
Tracy Rodriquenz even sent a link to WTXL relating to the television station which the Town contacted. The TV Station link which interviewed Joe Griffin, and his statements were sent to Karen Hatton. Obviously the Town did everything they could to dispute every bit of credibility to a former Lt. in the U. S. Navy.
The Newspaper and internet articles stated “Griffin also claimed on his application that he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Florida Technological University (FTU)”……..Further background checks on Griffin revealed that FTU had no record of Griffin being enrolled at the school, from 1966-1970 and that they do not offer a bachelor of chemistry degree. FTU also advised that the school was not established until 1982, reports state” So we know the Town was the source for the newspaper article and Helen Miller, like her husband’s famous letters she distributed, assisted in this distribution again but yet was worried and had to take photos of our signage. She was determined to win the election or rather not have Joe Griffin on the Town council.
In my research, what is interesting is other certificate information would have seemed credible to other military people who received awards also within one tour or less than a year, except for the fact that this newspaper article made it look as though Joe Griffin’s education was fabricated. Well his education was not fabricated and he would not have been a Naval Aviator if he had not taken the required Avionics Master’s degree so he could fly A4 aircraft and Huey, Cobra, and CH46 Helicopters. After his tour he was augmented into the US Navy (no longer being listed as a Naval reservist) and then became a Public Affairs Officer for the Navy, which the town of White Springs said he could only work in the canteen.
The State made a Reciprocal Discovery regarding its conversation with Briar Rogers, UCF (Previously FTU) Registrar in Orlando FL. The State did not indicate their findings, but I am enclosing herewith the diploma I found in a drawer I never looked in previously, as well as a certificate showing Joe Griffin was an aviator.
The State also made an investigation. Their investigator went to the VA in Lake City to try and obtain military records (DD-214) on Joe Edward Griffin. He was told that he could not obtain the defendant’s military records without some form of authorization. In addition the military records are not maintained at the local VA facility. “To access official military personnel files (OMPF) the law enforcement agency (White Springs P.D.) needs to submit a letter or Standard Form (SF) 180, request Pertaining to Military Records to National Personnel Records Center, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis MO 63138 or fax it”.
He also said the White Springs PD should have authorization to obtain those records based on the defendant completing the application for employment. He state Griffin was consenting to verification of records and background check. The only other option, he said was to possibly subpoena the records.
Since there is a law relating to Privacy and even Marco Rubio could not help me without Joe’s permission, let me reiterate the Privacy Act of 1974 on the consent form. Therefore subpoenas and a town signed application would not have worked and this is why:
“In accordance with the provisions of The Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-579) your written consent is required so that we may contact a Federal Agency on your behalf. Since e-mails do not contain a valid signature, they do not fulfill the requirements of the law. If you are inquiring on behalf of another person that is 18 or older, it is necessary that he or she sign this document. All Information must be written in English.” And Marco Rubio’s office also sent the Standard Consent Form 180 for Joe Griffin to sign in order to secure his records.
Furthermore, since a DD-214 was not within the packet from the State, but was included with the Town’s information, we have made a separate investigation with Op-Nav as to who falsified a request for information on the last DD-214 which would not have confirmed specific information within Joe Griffin’s files. We could not secure our discovery at the time because of the PTI agreement which only related to the Certificates, which we had secured from another source. Anyway it is obvious that none at the State Level are familiar with Military procedures or what or what may not be divulged. Not all information may be shown to the public except with Joe Griffin’s consent.
And why the “Witch Hunt” using the authority of the Town and State? Well Bob Farley’s Victim Impact Statement stated it all: It asked 1. Were you physically injured or emotionally impaired as a result of this incident? He answered yes and stated “Emotionally. Additional Work. His blog with negative comments, calling candidates about the Town, Stirred up Citizens against Town Staff. Staff was concerned about their jobs if hired; his overall attitude towards government.” And what did Bob Farley recommend? He recommended Joe Griffin receive a maximum Prison Sentence of 25 years in prison. And for what? For certificates I (Karin) placed in his application because I was proud of his service with the U.S. Military, whether or not they had been expunged in an agreement with his CO and himself.
Further, all certificates were in the application at one time so only one count of fraud not five counts should have been charged. But with the Town’s complaints, and with the State, having immunity, which the Town knew, the charges were made. It is the Town obviously who made the push because they could use their authority against a sole citizen, never having to pay a dime personally whether or not much of this was a fabrication by overzealous officials wanting him silenced forever by taking hard time in prison. Then one wonders or really do you have to if you would be in Joe’s position, wouldn’t you keep requesting information (119’s)when you really did not know what you did to warrant all the charges and then have more placed on you and your wife?
What is interesting in a Fraud case is that each and every one of the following elements have to be proven. Understand, the Assistant States Attorney has immunity for her decisions which the Town stated were credible:
- There has to be a false statement of fact – Although Joe did not attach the information, the source we went to stated he secured the information for the certificates from St. Louis since the Military no longer provides such certificates.
- Knowledge on the part of the defendant that the statement is untrue. Is that where the falsely sought DD-214 came from which the Town had but did not dare submit to the State? Look on the internet and see how many of those forms do not include all information and to be perfectly clear, some information may be only secured through the military files. Ed Miller has been waiting a long time at least since 2008 to have Joe arrested.
- Intent on the part of the defendant to deceive the alleged victim, There was no intent on the part of Joe Griffin or me to deceive the alleged victims. It was my pride of Joe’s accomplishments that caused the problem.
NOW EVEN IF ONE BELIEVED ALL OF THE AFOREMENTIONED WITHOUT DISCOVERY, THE FOLLOWING ELEMENT HAS ME PERPLEXED DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE STATE WAS PROVIDED WITH THE TOWN MANAGER SCORE SHEET WHICH LISTED 10 ITEMS FOR WHICH 10 POINTS WOULD APPLY FOR EACH….NONE OF WHICH INCLUDED THE MILITARY AS AN OUNCE OF CREDIT, MUCH LESS ANY AWARDS. SO WHERE WAS THE RELIANCE AND JOE WAS NOT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LIST OF CANDIDATES. We further have evidence that Joe would not have been hired if he was the last person on earth…nor would I ever be hired because of the alleged corruption of the Town officials.
- Justifiable “Reliance by the alleged victim on the statement; injury to the alleged victim as a result.
- Injury as a result which Bob Farley has claimed emotional injury and his staff has claimed fear?
This is a stretch and the last time we saw Bob Farley at a meeting, his body language showed the walk of shame with his shoulders bent forward. I know, however, that two of the council members pressured him to do this. But towards the end of his employment with the Town of White Springs, why so much contempt? And if our statements about certain things were so inaccurate on the blog, even after research, why didn’t these officials require a correction? I’ll tell you why! The Town for 16 years has done everything in their power to silence Joe, and finally me, because there is no Transparency nor do they wish the Truth of some of their misgivings shown to the public.
The Town really did a number on us to have all these charges made. In fact one of Karen Hatton’s memos to Jeff Siegmeister after filing the 5 counts of uttering a forged document, stated “Anyway, the reason I’m telling you all of this is that even though he is just a citizen, he is already beginning to make trouble for the city and is calling here…….”
What trouble?. We were trying to find out why such charges were made when the Legislature does not consider an Employment Application as being a forged document. Joe did not steal money like some have and have been allowed to live their lives. He even said he would work for less than offered to assist the Town and then acknowledged there were better applicants, not because of education, but because of their previous Town Police and Management experience.
Although Ms. Hatton threatened us through our attorney that the Feds were very interested in our case, she told Mr. Sigmeister that Tracy Rodriquenz had spoken to the feds to see if they wanted to file against him under the Stolen Valor Act, but they said there were issues with the Act and they couldn’t. So….I took it.” said Hatton. This was stated in Ms. Hatton’s letter to Jeff Sigmeister.
We would have had a better chance with the Military and the FBI because both have access to all full records of Joe Griffin not just his last DD-214.
Now it is interesting, but with the Mayor blaming Tracy and Tracy blaming Karen Hatton, the tides are turning. Although Karen is immune from her decisions acting as an attorney, they have stated that Karen Hatton has made all the decisions in the criminal charges of harassment against both Joe and I. She spoke to the Sheriff’s office and told Tracy, our chief, what she wanted done. Welcome to our space under the bus, Karen Hatton!
Karin Griffin for the Blog
P.S. Statement on the SF 180 for your review:
2. Personnel Records/Military Human Resource Records/Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and Medical Records/Service
Treatment Records (STR). Personnel records of military members who were discharged, retired, or died in service less than 62 years
ago and medical records are in the legal custody of the military service department and are administered in accordance with rules issued by the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, Coast Guard). STR’s of persons on active duty are generally kept at the local servicing clinic, and usually are available from the Department of Veterans Affairs approximately 40 days after the last day of active duty. (See item 3, Archival Records, if the military member was discharged, retired or died in service over 62 years ago.)
a. Release of information: Release of information is subject to restrictions imposed by the military services consistent with
Department of Defense regulations and the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act of 1974. The service member (either past or present) or the member’s legal guardian has access to almost any information contained in that
member’s own record. An authorization signature, of the service member or the member’s legal guardian, is needed in Section III of
the SF180. Others requesting information from military personnel records and/or STR’s must have the release authorization in
Section III of the SF 180 signed by the member or legal guardian. If the appropriate signature cannot be obtained, only limited
types of information can be provided. If the former member is deceased, surviving next of kin may, under certain circumstances, be entitled to greater access to a deceased veteran’s records than a member of the general public. The next of kin may be any of the
following: unremarried surviving spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother. Requesters must provide proof of death, such as a copy of a death certificate, newspaper article (obituary) or death notice, coroner’s report of death; funeral
director’s signed statement of death, or verdict of coroner’s jury.
YOU DID WELL WHITE SPRINGS OFFICIALS. YOU USED YOUR AUTHORITY AS “INNOCENT”(ma) TOWN OFFICIALS WHO HAVE SLANDERED AND DEFAMED A CITIZEN FOR BRINGING FORTH THE TRUTH, TO HAVE THE STATE DO YOUR BIDDING, JUST BECAUSE YOU DO NOT LIKE TRANSPARENCY AND FAIRNESS IN THE LAW. YOU FRANKLY DON’T CARE IF YOU WOULD BLAME OTHERS, SUCH AS THE ASA or SHERIFF, NOT THINKING WHAT YOU COULD DO TO HIS OR HER REPUTATION OR CREDIBILITY OR LAW LICENSE. But Why would you? You have managed so long using your power and the power of the police to discredit whomever you wish….as long as it is not you….and you have a great attorney to protect you…whether or not what you are doing is non-factual, and abusive. You only care about yourselves.
Some of what you would have expected me to ask for via 119 Request was information the town had or processed in regard to my Arrest on the five Counts of Felony Fraud case of last year’s election cycle. And I did ask for this information approximately (to the best of my memory) five times only to be told by the town after consultation with its attorney, Mr. Fredrick Koberlein, that the documents requested either didn’t exist or were seized by the State Attorney office. At least two of the requests with responses happened AFTER 01/22/2015.
Why that date is so important is that on that Date Mr. Koberlein, chief apologist for the town, reviewed and examined the Court Case Chandler v. City of Sanford out of the Fifth District Court of Appeals. This was a 119 case on information of the Trayvon Martin killing by an agent of the Sanford Neighborhood Watch program, one George Zimmerman. Mr. Chandler asked for documents associated with the case and the city of Stanford refused to provide them citing that the State Attorney Office had seized the records or that they were part of an on-going investigation.
Guess what the town told me on multiple occasions? That the State Attorney Office (SAO) had seized the records and/or they were part of an on-going criminal investigation. Surprise, surprise, surprise.
Anyway, the question before the District Court of Appeals was whether an agency (read Sanford or White Springs) could assert an exemption because they were asked to by the SAO. The court came down on the side of the law, denied the City of Sanford’s claims and found them guilty of a 119 violation. White Springs apparently has tried the same trick with me.
And Mr. Koberlein KNEW, because he had researched the issue on January 22, 2015, that the town couldn’t claim such an exemption yet allowed Bill Lawrence and the town to asset the prayed for exemption anyway. What’s worse is that the town PAID Mr. Koberlein for doing the research and then, when the research wasn’t passed along, broke the law. And Mr. Koberlein allowed it to happen.
It matters not that a separate request for the information had been sent to the SAO, White Springs has its own obligations under the Florida Statute and Mr. Koberlein apparently allowed his client to break the law.
In earlier posts we, my wife and I, told you that Mr. Koberlein said he was just a “private attorney” and not a public officer. Sure puts a lie to that statement. I believe Koberlein is knee deep in this effort to “punish me” for my exercising my First Amendment Rights of Free Speech and the Right of Redress of my Government for Grievances. We’ll find out more at HIS deposition.
Here is the problem: 1. Either THE SAO stretched the truth, which I doubt, to me or Koberlein lied on his bills and then allowed his client to break the law and
I assure you, when the Federal Civil Rights case is finished we WILL get to the bottom of all of these typos.