St Augustine Aug 10-13 2013 114119 REQUEST OF THE WHOLE TOWN…

If you know the answer to this question please make a comment.

When and with what sheets of paper did the Town adopt the policy to “GET GRIFFIN” no matter what the cost?

As far as I can tell, the town has spent approximately $500.00 on the effort to get me arrested for “Stalking”. They are no closer today than they were when they started. I tell you it is a waste of tax payer funds.

We’ve seen the evidence and it is truly weak indeed. All comments will be published as long as the comment has something to do with the question at hand.

“When and with what sheets of paper did the town adopt the policy to “GET GRIFFIN” no matter what the cost?”

Thank you. Joe Griffin

You have a sick sense of humor, Superman


It pains me when those of the Camel Club only care about one thing…ridiculing and slandering Joe and I.  Yet we have placed real issues which not only concern us but the majority of Citizens in White Springs.

Our citizens for the whole do not have a lot of money and the Town continually beat them to the ground by the additional sewer rate.  Whose fault was it that the officials ran out of money in the General Fund so they used Sewer and Water Revenues?  Whose fault is it that not all sewer and water recipients are paying for water…or that the State Park did not have to pay their fair share?  Whose fault is it that when a community block grant was given, the officials did not spend it on its Citizens or their children?  Whose fault is it that the re-connection rates are so high that people are without water and have to steal or buy water if they can?  Whose fault is it that there is less food on the table?  Whose fault is it that people are suffering in the heat because they cannot spend another cent they do not have.

Our officials don’t seem to understand that what they are doing is hurting our citizens rather than helping.  You use your power as a government official to place favoritism on some and to hurt others for the benefit of the officials only. Quit hurting our people.  You took an oath of office to serve the people.

When the anonymous superman made a crack that our blog was entertainment, he obviously has a sick sense of what is funny.  Yes, Superman,

I went to an African-American (Black) Church and for you white folks that think that somehow is funny, let me tell you how wrong you are.   Black people are more accepting of us than the Whites are.  I have been welcomed into their homes and I treasure their logical reasoning.  Being among them has placed smiles on my face instead of the nastiness of the white people who surround the officials.  So, I say to you Superman, if you have not attended a black Pentecostal church, you need to do so.  You will be welcomed.  You will be hugged.  You will be a part of a congregation where Jesus Christ is alive.  I could feel it in every thought and word to the point of being emotional for the entire service.  No these people are my friends and I love them.   Yes not all understand or like us, but if it had not been for some of the black families in this town, I would have never felt like this was my home.



Think of the Griffins as “Curry”. They did nothing Curry did not do…and there are several legal decisions behind it. ENJOY!


The Decisions important to the Harassment Charge of Joe Griffin and Karin Griffin are as follows;  Think of the Griffins as “Curry”.  They did nothing Curry did not do…and there are several legal decisions behind it.  ENJOY!

District Court of Appeal of Florida,Fourth District.

Paul CURRY, Appellant, v. STATE of Florida, Appellee.

Nos. 4D99-2601, 4D99-3600, 4D99-4212, 4D99-4213.

Decided: February 27, 2002


Another separate basis exists that compels the finding that no criminal violation occurred in this case.   Under the stalking statute, Curry’s complaints and reports to governmental entities did not constitute a “course of conduct,” an aspect of the definition of harassment.   See § 784.048(1)(a), Fla. Stat. (2000).

Harassing involves engaging in a “course of conduct” directed at a specific person.   See § 784.048(1)(a), Fla. Stat. (2000).  “Constitutionally protected activity is not included within the meaning of ‘course of conduct.’ ”  § 784.048(1)(b), Fla. Stat. (2000) (emphasis supplied).   The statute gives “picketing or other organized protests” as examples of constitutionally protected activities.   The list is not exclusive.   Other constitutionally protected activities are also excluded from the definition of “course of conduct.”

The right to petition the government for a redress of grievances is one such constitutionally protected activity, and one of the most precious liberties “safeguarded by the Bill of Rights.”  United Mine Workers of Am., Dist. 12 v. Illinois State Bar Ass’n, 389 U.S. 217, 222, 88 S.Ct. 353, 19 L.Ed.2d 426 (1967).

The history of the right to petition for the redress of grievances is ancient, stretching back in time to before the Magna Carta, see A.D. Bedell Wholesale Co., Inc. v. Philip Morris Inc., 263 F.3d 239, 252 (3d Cir.2001), to a petition by English leaders in 1013 to “Aethelred the Unready.” 3  Norman B. Smith, “Shall Make No Law Abridging ․”:  An Analysis of the Neglected, but Nearly Absolute, Right of Petition, 54 U. Cin. L.Rev. 1153, 1154 (1986).

 The right to petition has evolved to its current place in both the federal and Florida constitutions, which protect the right of the people to petition the government for redress of grievances.   See U.S. Const., amend.   I.;  Art. I, § 5, Fla. Const.

A citizen’s request for public records also involves a “legitimate purpose,” because the right to obtain the records is established by statute and acknowledged in the state constitution.

Section 119.07(1)(a), Florida Statutes (2000), requires every person “who has custody of a public record” to “permit the record to be inspected and examined by any person desiring to do so.”   The motivation of the person seeking the records does not impact the person’s right to see them under the Public Records Act. See Booksmart Enters., Inc. v. Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc., 718 So.2d 227, 228 n. 2 (Fla. 3d DCA 1998);  Staton v. McMillan, 597 So.2d 940, 941 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992);  Lorei v. Smith, 464 So.2d 1330, 1332 (Fla. 2d DCA 1985).  Article I, Section 23 of the Florida Constitution demonstrates the importance of the Public Records Act when it states that the constitutional right of privacy “shall not be construed to limit the public’s right of access to public records and meetings as provided by law.”

Curry’s complaints concerning violations of various statutes, ordinances and codes was, therefore, constitutionally protected activity falling outside the statutory definition of criminal harassment.   Curry had the constitutional right to convince governmental agencies to enforce laws within their jurisdiction.

 Curry’s unsavory motivation in contacting law enforcement or administrative agencies does not eviscerate the constitutional protection of his conduct. See Eastern R.R. Presidents Conference v. Noerr Motor Freight, Inc., 365 U.S. 127, 139, 81 S.Ct. 523, 5 L.Ed.2d 464 (1961) (noting that “[i]t is neither unusual nor illegal for people to seek action on laws in the hope that they may bring about an advantage to themselves and a disadvantage to their competitors.”).

 Curry’s complaints concerning violations of various statutes, ordinances and codes was, therefore, constitutionally protected activity falling outside the statutory definition of criminal harassment.

Curry had the constitutional right to convince governmental agencies to enforce laws within their jurisdiction.   Curry’s unsavory motivation in contacting law enforcement or administrative agencies does not eviscerate the constitutional protection of his conduct.   See Eastern R.R. Presidents Conference v. Noerr Motor Freight, Inc., 365 U.S. 127, 139, 81 S.Ct. 523, 5 L.Ed.2d 464 (1961) (noting that “[i]t is neither unusual nor illegal for people to seek action on laws in the hope that they may bring about an advantage to themselves and a disadvantage to their competitors.”).

Our interpretation of the criminal statute is consistent with the legislative intent to discourage stalking before it develops into a more serious threat to a victim’s personal safety.   One function of the criminal law is to channel conduct into socially acceptable forums for asserting grievances. Where a person has complained to an arm of the government about another, there is not the immediate threat to personal security that arises when an emotional, angry complainant delivers his grievances directly.

Section 784.048 should not be read to criminalize conduct which makes the government the intermediary between stalker and stalkee.   In such circumstances, civil tort actions such as malicious prosecution or defamation protect an innocent victim from wrongful conduct.

Curry’s conduct in this case was clearly knowing, willful, and repeated-and it may even be thought by some as weird and obsessive, with more than a tinge of spite to it-but it did not qualify as a violation of the anti-stalking statute. Viewed objectively, Curry’s conduct had a “legitimate purpose” under section 784.048(1)(a);  also, it did not amount to a “course of conduct,” defined by section 784.048(1)(b), because it excludes “constitutionally protected activity.”


Taking one’s life may be the ultimate selfish act

He showed genius as a small child.
Trying hard to understand everything difficult to mild.
Initiative was placed early on to find ways to help one’s self so as not to be a burden.
His mother was abusive and cruel, hitting him with books and that was for certain.
Never desiring his birth, she complained to all who would be listening.
Yet, the love of his father was never missing.

None of his friends would have understood his fears.
What would become of him in future years?
Had the physical and mental cruelty impeded his ability to go further on to school?
After all, even his English teacher elected to portray him as a fool.

Yet all his pre-college tests proved him to excel as a high achiever.
As did his dedication and prowess in wrestling and football find him no deceiver.
He was a tall handsome muscular blond who everyone loved and whose actions they would mirror
Still they did not see the insecurities deep within for which he could not shed an outward tear.

He loved nature and all that was beautiful.
And, there was never a time when he was not truthful.
Everyone desired to be like the friendly, considerate and helpful person he was.
Not knowing that constant worrying about his and everyone’s finances may be a cause.

He covered his sad inner feelings
By bringing forth happiness to those to whom he had meaning.
Yet impeded again by the inability to go beyond those cruel years
He felt not deserving enough for anyone to shed tears

After months of despair and because of circumstances beyond his control
He did not think about his purpose in life nor that of his mortal soul.
Feeling positive he could not eliminate any furthur agony and strife
One afternoon, after doing his chores, he took his life.

Not capable in life of such a selfish act.
He did not realize how many people he would hurt and that is a fact.
Friends in agony needing help because of such despair.
Knowing the hearts of family members and those he touched in life, cannot repair.

We see the messages written on buildings, the flowers at your grave
We hurt immensely and our thoughts of you forever shall we save
Yet to your friends we say, never consider yourself to submit to such a selfish act.
Everyone has a purpose in life and it is your duty to keep your life in tact.

Always make the best of each moment with those who share your love.
And by communicating your fears before considering fleeing above
You will find comfort and understanding that you are not alone
And the thought of doing away with yourself, you will be less prone.

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Review/Comments by Karin Fleischhaker-Griffin


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/21/2008
Sad and so real. My mom chose to leave early. I can relate. Thank you, Kathryn. Love and best wishes to you,


Reviewed by Lauren Clearwaters (Reader) 4/16/2008
I feel for your loss… and oh so understand your pain.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 2/14/2008
Good poem. So many do not realize what they do to hurt their families in their life. I do and liked this poem and it made me carry on for my family when I am down and out. Fight depression often. Lois C.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/4/2008
powerful, poignant read
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/2/2007
i agree-my youngest sons’ father took his own life when my son was 15-a terrible thing to do to others
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 3/16/2007
He looks like such a sweet child, too, to feel so unloved. For even if others love us, if we do not love ourselves, we can never feel it from others. I hope he can return in better circumstances some day.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 10/25/2006
Much too often we are aware or hear of a sadness such as this. And we can’t help but wonder…why? A lesson for all parents: Always let your children know how much they are loved; how much they are needed; how much they have to offer the world. Otherwise it is called “child abuse”!

Your poem is a tribute to all lost children…


Reviewed by Martin Hebert 5/13/2006
~~Kathyn~~such a sad poem yet written so well..~~


Reviewed by Vesna Perkovic 3/22/2006
He is in light..that’s all that is important now..

Yes others may learn something.. who knows..the only thing I know is that I REALLY felt what he went thru..I dare not comment or judge..
May he know bliss ..

Well written..


Reviewed by Lin Edwards (Reader) 2/9/2006
A sad story, and a very good message in the last stanza particularly.
Reviewed by Leslie Bond 1/31/2006
I’m sorry of your loss.He sounded like a person that really did his best, and then some. Leslie


https://www.authorsden.com/ Karin A Fleischhaker-Griffin

Karin has used creativity throughout her life whether its an art medium, writing, business affair or creating gourmet food with a flair.

Art and creative abilities were important to me at an early age. . I self-studied art mediums through the Bureau of Engraving by age 15. My art work, designs and writings as an Editor were part of my school profile. Business creativity in the form of legal contract reviews, applications, correspondence and template design, sales and marketing for domestic, national and multi-national products became my forte. As a Minneapolis Aquatennial Volunteer from 1979-1986, I produced and directed the pre-parade show and wrote scripts for units in the televised parade as well as development of the Parade Division Manuals.

Other areas: 1989 General Festival Chairman for Crookston Ox Cart Days, REACT & St. Croix Valley Search and Rescue, Youth Counselor for a religious organization. One of the financial and operating partners of a ranch used for grazing, catch and release fly fishing operations, the raising of rainbow and federal cutthroat trout, building acre fish ponds by assisting in the rebar and shot-creting work, landscaping as well as providing formal dining as a chef and caterer for the fishermen.

Birth Place: Warren, MN USA

Accomplishments: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation through the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters, Various Insurance Industry related awards. Taught and wrote an insurance company in-house defensive driving course, Insurance Company department artist utilizing ink medums for book covers and cartooning for safety letters. 2006 Marquis Who’s Who of American Women

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