@FLGovScott: DISSOLVE Executive Order 15-128; make Bruce Colton either do his job, or resign

Vero Beach attorney, 82, accused of sexual assault free on bond | Local News – WPBF Home

A woman told police that she had been the victim of sexual advances by her boss, Charles A. Sullivan Sr., 82. She claims that the abuse happened over the past year …

… She reported the unwanted advances to his son, Charles Sullivan Jr., and told him that she was very upset by the encounter. He told her that he would speak to his father and tell him to leave her alone.

Charles Sullivan Sr. apologized to the victim.

via Vero Beach attorney, 82, accused of sexual assault free on bond | Local News – WPBF Home.

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19th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bruce Colton should not have asked for the prosecution of attorney Charles Sullivan, Sr. to be handled by any other judicial circuit.

Sullivan is a private attorney. If there is some insurmountable conflict in Colton prosecuting Sullivan, the public is owed an explanation.

The public is also owed an explanation for Colton agreeing to let 18th Judicial State Attorney Phil Archer take over his responsibilities as regards Sullivan.

The financial corruption in Brevard County, the seat of the 18th, is open and notorious and of decades duration: there was a well-documented book written about it in the 1990’s.

The conviction corruption in the 18th Judicial Circuit is also open and notorious, and of decades duration: there have been three well-publicized exonerations so far, there will be many more.

The 19th is tied to the 18th as regards the exonerations. All three upset convictions in the 18th involved the perjured testimony of pretend K-9 “scent evidence” expert, John Preston. The 19th investigated Preston’s so-called trainer – Thomas McGinn – for falsifying K-9 training records, and more. And McGinn’s investigation in the 19th involved Bruce Colton, per the January 14, 1986 Sun Sentinel article, “Conflicting K-9 Records Exist, Lieutenant Says.”

As it happens, I know a bit about Charles Sullivan, Sr. I witnessed him being verbally abusive to one of his female employees on more than one occasion. As that woman was under extreme duress over a loved one’s health, within Sullivan’s knowledge, I believe the man to be capable of just about anything. Once my check cleared, Sullivan wasn’t polite to me, either, his hostility and ineffectiveness seemed equal in measure. He likely saves up all his friendliness for good ole boys.

I know about a demonstrable bit about good ole boys trading cases for predetermined outcomes. And so does Rick Scott. He had an opportunity to DISSOLVE the wicked executive order that put Gary Bennett’s Preston-tainted prosecution in Jeff Ashton’s unclean hands, via transfer to the 9th Judicial Circuit from – of course – the 18th. The 9th had also used John Preston, with FBI participation, and it resulted in Linroy Bottoson’s wrongful execution in 2002.

Because no one in the media is covering Jeff Ashton’s Ashley Madison scandal the way they should – by pointing out that it’s the least of the reasons the public has to be concerned about him – I will attempt to pick up the slack, as clumsily as ever: It doesn’t matter if Michael Emmons is still employed in the 9th Judicial Circuit after he received the sought-after wrist slap from the 18th Judicial Circuit for using the state’s system to run his own computer consulting business, track his former wife and leak information on the Casey Anthony trial while in progress. If the 9th was willing to keep one corrupt IT employee on staff, it’s likely willing to keep many, with at least one capable of “scrubbing” any Ashley Madison unseemliness from the state’s system.

Again, I ask for your assistance in ending Florida’s corruption, before it ruins or ends other innocent lives, and while it has the chance to mend and save lives, likes incarcerated innocents William “Tommy” Zeigler and Gary Bennett, both maliciously prosecuted by Jeff Ashton … Ashton was leading the milquetoast prosecution against Casey Anthony at the same time he was leading the prosecutions of both Tommy and Gary. Please, please sign this petition. And please share this post; help force Rick Scott to do the right thing to ensure that Charles Sullivan, Sr. faces legitimate justice, not a there-for-the-asking 18th Judicial Circuit wrist slap or walk. Thank you.

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Is the Florida Sheriff’s Association stupid, or corrupt?

Sheriff Wayne Ivey Co-Chairs Florida Sheriff’s Association Cold Case Review Team |

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been selected as the Vice Chairman of the Florida Sheriffs Association Cold Case Review Team Committee, which held their first meeting last week.

In addition to Sheriff Ivey, Florida Sheriffs Association Cold Case Review Team members from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office include Chief Deputy Doug Waller, Sgt. Terry Laufenberg, Agent Wayne Simock and Agent Joe Martin.

via Sheriff Wayne Ivey Co-Chairs Florida Sheriff’s Association Cold Case Review Team |.

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The article linked above touts the solving of Ramona Lee Moore’s homicide as legwork: it’s not true, and won’t become true by repetition. The homicide was solved by an incidental CODIS DNA hit.

The Florida Sheriff’s Association either made a stupid mistake in involving Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and members of his staff in their Cold Case Review Team, or their association is corrupt.

In re-investigating James Dvorak’s 1980’s Canova Beach skull-crush robbery/homicide after William Dillon was DNA-cleared and freed after 27 years in prison, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office did not re-investigate the 1980’s Canova Beach skull-crush robbery/homicide of Pauline Scandale.

Canova Beach is about as big as a breadbasket, investigating one 1980’s skull-crush homicide without investigating the other was ridiculous, especially after a DNA match was declared to a suspect for the Dvorak homicide. Jack Parker was Brevard’s sheriff at the time, not Ivey; but Parker’s incompetence was very much Ivey’s business … Ivey was Parker’s superior – assigned to Brevard by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

There are two unsolved Cocoa gas station homicides (Eric Nicoletti and Michael Capponi) that may well be related to the sentence that Monte Adams is somehow serving time for as the sole perpetrator of a prior Cocoa gas station homicide, despite his fingerprints not being a match to crime scene prints. Those prints – due to their inconvenience in prosecuting Adams – were never run. I challenged Parker to run them, just as I challenged him to re-investigate Ms. Scandale’s homicide. He refused. Remember … Ivey was his superior.

It took more than a year – if memory serves – to even get Parker to list the date of Ms. Scandale’s homicide. The agency received federal dollars to update their cold case database, and you’d never know it – still. Not with Ivey supervising Parker then, not with Ivey supervising himself now: sometimes there being no picture says more than a picture can say – I simply don’t believe that all of the people whose photos aren’t “available” (below) didn’t have a driver’s license, and hence no available photo … there may even be a license photo for the 87-year-old – my dad continued driving well into his 90’s.

Wayne Ivey loves – LOVES – to cite his FBI ties. He does so with complete confidence that the FBI will never, ever reveal what he knows about Brevard’s remaining intact frame-ups involving charlatan dog handler John Preston (like Gary Bennett’s), and that continuing to cite FBI ties is a great idea. I believe Ivey’s confidence is misplaced, as more and more people are coming to understand how corrupt the FBI is … they have no trouble at all believing that the FBI is only helping the likes of Parker and Ivey because of their direct involvement with John Preston, which resulted in Linroy Bottoson’s 2002 execution.

The FBI was directly involved with other DNA-discredited dog handlers, of whom Keith Pikett was likely the most prolific, mucking up @2,500 criminal investigations, mostly in Texas. As big as the FBI’s K-9 problem is, it pales in comparison to their other forensics nightmares, like debunking their own hair and fiber analysis and Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis. They taught their hair and fiber analysis to techs nationwide, many of whom are still likely using the flawed analysis because the media has downplayed its import – it likely calls tens of thousands of convictions into question.

Then there’s the matter of the FBI’s warrant-less snooping. And the matter of their pretending to have found terrorists that later turn out not to have been interested in terrorism until the FBI baited them. And the matter of the FBI’s “lost or stolen” laptops and weapons, 160 apiece. The import of all these matters – too – is downplayed by the media. After all, how can the media pretend that Edward Snowden is so very dangerous if all he has is four secure laptops, not 40 times as many laptops that aren’t secure.

The Department of Justice and the NSA know how messed up the FBI is, and so do Congressional intelligence oversight committees. It’s time for top-down accountability. Please sign this petition and help bring it about. Thank you.

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.@POTUS: #KeepItInTheGround

Published on Aug 26, 2015

President Obama is heading to Alaska, to talk about the urgency of climate change – in the place where he just approved Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic! The White House released a video promoting the trip. We’ve remixed their video, to add some background information they omitted. Take action to tell President Obama: Climate Leaders Don’t Drill The Arctic. http://www.MissionNotAccomplished.com

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@JoeNegronFL’s “public service,” in six words

Senate leadership battle gets ‘insulting,’ personal | POLITICO

Negron couldn’t be reached for comment.

Source: Senate leadership battle gets ‘insulting,’ personal | POLITICO

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The six words above – “Negron couldn’t be reached for comment” – have been proven true to me personally, over and over again, by Joe Negron’s failure to respond to emails.

It makes me wonder just how broad his disdain for his constituents is (and perhaps most of mankind), as I’ve addressed a variety of subjects, and none of them interest Negron: not property insurance fraud; not conviction corruption; not Floridians who’ve died as a result of Rick Scott rejecting Medicaid expansion. Negron acknowledges petition participation only, and conflates those responses as if the contact had been individual.

Now Negron wants every Floridian to be his constituent, as our senate president.

Perhaps the thrill of ignoring just one glaringly gerrymandered district’s worth of Floridians’ concerns has worn off.

As bad as Florida Legislature is right now – childishly walking out before the scheduled end of two sessions already this year – Floridians can count on their legislature becoming even more callous, corrupt and cantankerous should Negron be selected to lead the senate.

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Amelia Boynton Robinson

Originally posted on Frostys ramblings a left look at life:

PETER FROST remembers the times and struggles of Amelia Boynton Robinson who died on Wednesday aged 104 at her home in Selma, Alabama.

In spring this year, on the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday events in Selma, Alabama, Barrack Obama — first black president of the United States — pushed a 103 year old woman in a wheelchair at the head of the commemorative march.

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She was Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights activist and one of the leaders of the 1965 Selma March. She died in Selma, Alabama, this week aged 104. She had continued to struggle for progressive causes right up until her death.

Amelia Boynton Robinson is perhaps best remembered for the image of her after state troopers attacked the Selma civil rights march with tear gas and batons. The picture of her, unconscious and bloody(below), flashed around the world and raised sympathy and anger in equal…

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.@DOCJulieJones: Are Suwannee prison violence victims Ghosts?

Suwannee corrections officers charged in cover-up of inmates’ attack

LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections arrested and fired two correctional officers accused of attacking two restrained inmates during a counseling session and then lying on official reports to cover it up, authorities said Wednesday.

Source: Suwannee corrections officers charged in cover-up of inmates’ attack

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The Florida Department of Corrections online database doesn’t show a Robert Dunlow or a James Saunders as being housed at Suwannee Correctional Institution. They could have been released or relocated after they were maliciously gassed and manhandled, but there’s another possibility … either or both could be Ghosts from other states.

I learned that Ghost inmates from other states aren’t put into the FDoC database when I received a tip that Oregon Ghost inmate Jacob Barrett was on hunger striking here, seeking to be sent back to Oregon. Oregon knows how dangerous Florida prisons are (activists made sure they did), but Barrett’s still here, even after a second hunger strike.

This likely means there’s a big incentive for Ghosting inmates, most likely tapping two states’ taxpayers simultaneously to pay the incarceration costs of one inmate.

Transporting an inmate from Oregon to Florida costs far more than a Greyhound ticket, and few inmate transport companies operate sanely or humanely, too often resulting in injury or death. It’s pretty clear the phenomena of injury and death during transport isn’t just a handful of isolated incidents when it’s already got three nicknames – rough ride, nickel ride, cowboy ride.

And of course – given that corrections officers easily get away with murder in Florida – Ghosting an inmate here from another state is cruel and unusual punishment, reckless endangerment, willful and wanton conduct, and just f*ing nuts.

Because I can’t post a picture of either Robert Dunlow or James Sanders, I’ll instead post a picture of Matthew Walker, whom some Florida corrections officers recently got away with murdering. In honor of all of Mr. Walker and Florida’s other #DeadInmates and damaged inmates, please sign this petition to have the Department of Justice step in and investigate what all’s going on here. Thank you.

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73 Prominent internation relations scholars support #IranDeal

73 Prominent International Relations Scholars Say Iran Deal Will Help Stabilize Middle East

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jamal Abdi
Phone: (202) 386-6408
Email: jabdi@niacouncil.org  
 
Washington, DC – 73 prominent International Relations and Middle East scholars have issued a letter in support of the Iran deal, arguing that it is a “strong and positive step toward stabilizing the Middle East,” and that a potential Congressional rejection of the agreement would further destabilize the region and “reignite Washington and Tehran’s gravitation towards a military confrontation.”

 
The letter’s signers include some of the most renowned thinkers in the fields of International Relations, political science, and Middle East studies including Professors Richard Bulliet, Noam Chomsky, Juan Cole, John Esposito, Fawaz Gerges, Robert Jervis, Rashid Khalidi, John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt and Ehsan Yarshater.
 
The letter was organized by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).
 
Scientists and other non-proliferation experts have hailed the agreement’s clear non-proliferation benefits, though the potential positive regional implications of the deal have received comparatively little scrutiny.
 
“In addition to advancing non-proliferation goals, this agreement could be the key that unlocks solutions to some of the most intractable conflicts in the Middle East,” Trita Parsi, President of NIAC, said. “The region suffers from a diplomacy deficit and the nuclear deal paves the way for an increase in dialogue and diplomacy on a whole set of issues – which is critical for stability in the Middle East.”
 
In the letter, the scholars argue that an important driver of instability in the region has been the dysfunctional relationship between the U.S. and Iran. Resolving the nuclear issue is a critical step towards taming the US-Iran rivalry and reducing its negative impact on the region.
 
“For the past 36 years, the US and Iran have been embroiled in a zero-sum geopolitical struggle,” the letter reads. “The arena for this contest has been the larger Middle East, where the two have sought to undermine each other at every given opportunity, at the expense of the stability of the region as a whole.”
 
“Many of the signers of the letter publicly opposed the invasion of Iraq in 2003,” Parsi added. “History proved them right. Clearly they know a thing or two about international relations, the Middle East and Iran.”

See the letter online here.

 
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The Nuclear Agreement with Iran:
A Plus for Regional Stability
 
Statement from Middle East and International Relations Scholars
 
The nuclear deal with Iran (The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – JCPOA) is a strong and positive step towards stabilizing the Middle East, beyond its undeniable non-proliferation benefits.
 
The Middle East is in turmoil. It is suffering from a broad range of problems that all, one way or another, contribute to the instability plaguing the region. Increasingly, the instability is not in the form of inter-state violence, but rather intra-state bloodshed with the eventual collapse of the states themselves.
 
While the region’s problems have many sources, one critical driver of instability has been the dysfunctional relationship between the West and Iran in general, and US-Iran tensions in particular.
 
For the past 36 years, the US and Iran have been embroiled in a zero-sum geopolitical struggle. The arena for this contest has been the larger Middle East, where the two have sought to undermine each other at every given opportunity, at the expense of the stability of the region as a whole.
 
In both Iraq and Afghanistan, US-Iran competition significantly contributed to the destabilization of these two countries. In other countries, the two have funded and backed rivaling groups, adding fuel to an already destabilizing fire.
 
Even at moments where both sides desired an opportunity to tame their rivalry, the absence of a dialogue between the US and Iran closed off all paths towards de-escalation.
 
While the JCPOA is primarily a non-proliferation agreement that successfully closes off all weaponization pathways in the Iranian nuclear program, it carries with it significant peace dividends by making diplomacy and dialogue available for conflict resolution – a necessary step to tackle all of the region’s sources of tensions, be they terrorism, sectarianism, or unilateralism.
 
The region suffers from a diplomacy deficit and the mere fact that the US and Iran can talk to each other again is in and of itself a stabilizing factor for the Middle East and an encouragement for regional rivals to pursue dialogue instead of proxy fights.
 
Indeed, the carnage in Syria can not be ended in the absence of US-Iran diplomacy. Nor can the threat of the ISIS be neutralized without US-Iran dialogue and possibly cooperation.  The plague of sectarianism will not be halted unless the US has the ability to engage with all sides of that divide. The deal can prod constructive diplomacy in ever wider circles across the region in part by providing a successful example of patient, win-win negotiations.
 
Clearly, the nuclear deal will not automatically or immediately bring stability to the region. But reactivating diplomatic channels between the United States and Iran is a necessary first step. Ultimately, a Middle East, where diplomacy is the norm rather than the exception, will enhance US national security and interests.
 
Conversely, a Congressional rejection of the deal will further destabilize the region. Such a move will isolate the United States while Iran will be freed from the nuclear constraints the deal would impose on it. Beyond the proliferation risk this would entail, US-Iran tensions will increase once more and reignite Washington and Tehran’s gravitation towards a military confrontation.
 
As such, we urge the members of the US Congress, as well as the leaders of the P5+1 states and Iran, to swiftly endorse the JCPOA and fully implement it. The historic agreement will prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and can prove that through creative diplomacy, the most complex conflicts can be resolved peacefully
 
Endorsed by:
 
1.     Prof. Ervand Abrahamian, City University of New York
2.     Prof. Gordon Adams, Emeritus, American University
3.     Prof. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, University of London
4.     Prof. Robert Art, Brandeis University
5.     Prof. Reza Aslan, University of California Riverside
6.     Prof Guitty Azarpay, University of California Berkeley
7.     Prof. Kathryn Babayan, University of Michigan
8.     Prof. Shiva Balaghi, Brown University
9.     Dr. Bahman Bakhtiari, Georgetown University
10.   Prof. Ali Banuazizi, Boston College
11.   Prof. Asef Bayat, University of Illinois
12.   Prof. William O. Beeman, University of Minnesota
13.   Prof. Peter Beinart, City University of New York
14.   Prof. Seyla Benhabib, Yale University
15.   Prof. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Syracuse University
16.   Prof. Richard Bulliet, Columbia University
17.   Prof. Erica Chenoweth, University of Denver
18.   Prof. Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
19.   Prof. Juan Cole, University of Michigan
20.   Prof. Dale Copeland, University of Virginia
21.   Prof. Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
22.   Prof. Dick Davis, Ohio State University
23.   Prof. Michael C. Desch, University of Notre Dame
24.   Prof. Carl W. Ernst, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
25.   Prof. Hadi S. Esfahani, University of Illinois
26.   Prof. John Esposito, Georgetown University
27.   Prof. Stephen W. Van Evera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
28.   Prof. Tom Farer, University of Denver
29.   Prof. Farideh Farhi, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
30.   Prof. Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University
31.   Prof. Gene R. Garthwaite, Dartmouth College
32.   Prof. Mark Gasiorowski, Tulane University
33.   Prof. Fawaz A. Gerges, London School of Economics and Political Science
34.   Prof. George C. Herring, University of Kentucky
35.   Prof. Robert Jervis, Columbia University
36.   Prof. Kevan Harris, University of California Los Angeles
37.   Prof. Ross Harrison, Georgetown University
38.   Prof. Nader Hashemi, University of Denver
39.   Prof. Richard Herrmann, Ohio State University
40.   Amb. Robert Hunter, Center for Transatlantic Relations.
41.   Prof. Shireen Hunter, Georgetown University
42.   Prof. Toby C. Jones, Rutgers University
43.   Prof. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland
44.   Prof. Arang Keshavarzian, New York University
45.   Prof. Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
46.   Prof. Rami Khouri, American University, Beirut
47.   Prof. Elizabeth Kier, University of Washington
48.   Prof. Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
49.   Prof. Deborah Welch Larson, University of California Los Angeles
50.   Dr. Judith A. Lerner, New York University
51.   Prof. Peter Liberman, City University of New York
52.   Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University
53.   Prof. John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago
54.   Prof. Najmedin Meshkati, University of Southern California
55.   Prof. Mohsen Milani, University of South Florida
56.   Prof. Stephen Miller, Harvard University
57.   Prof. Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University
58.   Prof. Mehdi Noorbaksh, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
59.   Prof. Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council / Georgetown University
60.   Prof. Paul Pillar, Georgetown University
61.   Prof. D. T. Potts, New York University
62.   Prof. William B. Quandt, University of Virginia
63.   Prof. R.K. Ramazani, University of Virginia
64.   Prof. Brian Spooner, University of Pennsylvania
65.   Prof. Tamara Sonn, Georgetown University
66.   Prof. Ahmad Sadri, Lake Forest College
67.   Prof. Mahmoud Sadri, Texas Woman’s University and the Federation of North Texas Area Universities
68.   Prof. Muhammad Sahimi, University of Southern California
69.   Prof. Emile Sahliyeh, University of North Texas
70.   Prof. Randall Schweller, Ohio State University
71.   Dr. John Tirman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
72.   Prof. Stephen Walt, Harvard University
73.   Prof. Ehsan Yarshater, Columbia University
 
Added Signatures:
 
74.   Prof. Thomas Juneau, University of Ottawa
75.   Prof. Mohsen Kadivar, Duke University
76.   Prof. Peter Kuznick, American University
77.   Prof. Rouzbeh Parsi, Lund University
 
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