From: Susan Chandler
Date: January 10, 2013 7:38:31 PM EST
To: “Governor Rick Scott” <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: 2013 Black History Month Contests
Dear Governor Scott,
Again, you have forwarded electronic propaganda while ignoring another electronic plea to address Florida’s frame-ups. The subjects you chose to propagandize today are Black History and racial diversity, as they pertain to Florida’s educators and children.
Slain civil rights worker – and educator – Harry T. Moore is my hero. Florida Today writes a great deal about him so that Brevard’s children will know what to write in essays about Black History Month. Florida Today doesn’t write anything about Crosley Green, the victim of a “the black man did it” frame-up. Crosley still cannot change the length of his hair at will, nor can he change his physical size, despite police and prosecutors contrary claims. I’m aware of a closer-to-home “the black man did it” frame-up that the Press Journal should be writing about and isn’t – another black man incapable of changing the length of his hair or his physical size at will, despite police and prosecutors contrary claims. I['m] hoping that particular conviction gets cleared up in the near future, despite the Press Journal’s disinterest.
The Orlando Sentinel writes nothing about John Dobbs, who remains falsely incarcerated. The paper had initially reported that Dobbs’ unintentional slaying of one of many attackers in defending himself and his girlfriend as a homicide. John did not use the gun he took from one of the attackers, he instead defended himself with his legal-length pocket knife … while being sliced by a box-cutter and razor blade, thrown against his vehicle, punched, kicked, etc. Not only were all of John’s and his girlfriend’s wounds visible to cameras, the cameras made it clear that both John and his girlfriend are black. The Orlando Sentinel did not publish any of the pictures; they would have revealed the reporters for the liars they were for portraying a self-defense death as a homicide, and for portraying that supposed homicide as a supposed hate crime … against a black man. Four reporters in all involved in the story, none getting close to getting anything right other than the date and location.
Florida newspapers obviously don’t care if justice is available for black men, and they’re certainly not concerned whether they can vote, either. No Florida newspaper has taken you to task for trashing of Charlie Crist’s humane and inexpensive semi-automated felon rights restoration process, although the majority you are keeping from the polls are black and brown. A newspaper or two have mentioned it in passing, with no appropriate outrage over our being resoundingly fleeced to become America’s most Jim Crow state.
Between unavailable justice and suppressed votes alone, whatever Florida’s schoolchildren write in their essays about Black History Month won’t actually reflect Florida history; Florida’s real history is unpublished.
I previously cautioned you that sending me propaganda electronically while ignoring my electronic pleas to make justice available really isn’t in your best interests, and that your interests would be better served by making sure that Attorney General Bondi immediately follows through on her campaign promise to investigate all criminal investigations involving discredited dog handler John Preston … doing so would have led her from Brevard’s Gary Bennett to Brevard’s Crosley Green on to Orange’s Tommy Zeigler and John Dobbs, and to many, many others.
Your contacting me regarding “my interest in Florida’s children” offers me the opportunity to counter that were you genuinely interested in children, you would do whatever is necessary to ensure their physical safety.
For Florida’s children to be safe, innocents cannot serve the sentences of actual criminals, nor can the likes of Roger Dale Chapman get “walks” for helping to frame innocents. Chapman’s lies about William Dillon got him a walk on molesting a minor; he is currently incarcerated for running a shake’n’bake meth lab … and for molesting a minor. And I doubt that all of Chapman’s meth clients were adults.
Dead children don’t write essays. Perhaps some of the molested children and drug-addicted children write them, but I’m guessing most don’t.
Your PR portrays you as caring deeply about many things, but your actions indicate that you consider most Floridians exploitable and even expendable, including children. Whatever further nonsense you send, I’ll defeat on the record, while further substantiating your racism, elitism, predation and entrenched unwillingness to address Florida’s conviction corruption. I firmly believe there will soon come a time when governors like you will have far more to fear from our justice system than governors like Don Siegelman.
On Jan 10, 13, at 2:17 PM, Governor Rick Scott wrote:
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Governor Scott, Lt. Governor Carroll, and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2013 Black History Month Contests
Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, and First Lady Ann Scott today invite students in kindergarten through 12th grades to participate in the Florida Black History Month art and essay contests. They also invite students, parents, teachers and principals to nominate full-time African-American educators in elementary, middle or high schools for the Black History Month Excellence in Education Award.
The student contests focus on the theme “Diversity in the United States” and Information about the contests and Florida’s Black History Month is available on Florida’s Black History Month website, http://www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.
Governor Rick Scott said, “This contest is a great way for Florida children to learn about African American History and its important contributions to our state. I encourage Florida families and teachers to get their kids involved, and use this opportunity to provide children with an important lesson on what African American History means to our state and nation.”
“As an immigrant from Trinidad, I am proud to recognize African-Americans who encompass a wide variety of nationalities and diverse backgrounds,” said Lt. Governor Carroll. “As Florida’s first African-American Lt. Governor, I hope to continue expanding on Florida’s already diverse environment.”
“It is important that Florida school children learn about the cultures that make Florida such a unique and special place,” said First Lady Ann Scott. “The art and essay contests are a great chance for the children of Florida to express their creativity while learning about diversity in our state.”
About the Student Contests
Art Contest for Grades K-3 – The Black History Month art contest is open to all Florida
students in grades K-3, and two winners will be selected.
Essay Contest for Grades 4-12 – The Black History Month essay contest is open to all
4th through 12th grade students in Florida.
Three winners will be selected: one elementary (4-5) student, one middle (6-8) student, and one high school (9-12) student. Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.
Please visit http://www.FloridaBlackHistory.com to download complete guidelines and entry
About the Excellence in Education Award
Governor Scott’s annual Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is
open to all African-American, full time educators in an elementary, middle or high school
in Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (K-5) teacher, one middle
school (6-8) teacher and one high school (9-12) teacher. Winners will receive a check
Forms can be found at http://www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.
Contest Entries and Nominations
Student Contests and Educator Nomination forms must be mailed to:
Attention: Black History Month
111 North Gadsden Street Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301
All entries must be received by the Foundation no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, February 6, 2013.
For additional information about Florida’s black history, contests and other related
events, please visit http://www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.
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