Norm Wolfinger looks back on 28 years as state attorney | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com
The name-calling likely will taper off. Wolfinger, 67, retired last week and is looking forward to a more welcoming nickname — Papa.
Norm Wolfinger deliberately endangered and defrauded the public as Brevard/Seminole State Attorney, so the name-calling most definitely won’t “taper off.”
Again, for the record: The Sentinel‘s January 30, 1984 article about Gary Bennett’s conviction, “Legal foes differ on value of dog’s nose,” made it clear that Norm Wolfinger, Brevard Judge John Dean Moxley, former Brevard/Seminole Public Defender James Russo and a slew of other public servants in Central Florida knew that dog handler John Preston was found a charlatan in a federal proceeding in December of 1982, prompting Dale Sutton’s release the following month.
Preston had been proven a liar in Sutton’s case, not just a charlatan; he lied about his training, he lied about his dog’s lineage.
And Wolfinger knew.
So even when Wolfinger’s dead and buried, the name-calling won’t stop … future generations of the Ramos, Dedge, Dillon, Bennett, Abramowski, Green, and countless other families will associate his name with the most vile words in their vocabularies, just as they will every reporter that glossed over Wolfinger’s conviction corruption, including Michelle Spitzer.
In the linked article, Spitzer went out of her way to pretend depth of coverage of Wolfinger’s tenure by portraying conflict between Wolfinger and Florida Today, when it was obviously impossible for Wolfinger to have remained in office without Florida Today‘s complicity in uncured conviction corruption.
Gary Bennett’s brother would have turned 63 this past week. The popular Brevard entertainer was killed by a drunk driver. Perhaps that drunk driver was one of Brevard’s revolving door snitches, in possession of one of Brevard’s scores of invisible yet indelible get-of-jail-free cards.
Stranger things have happened, after all.
While William Dillon was still incarcerated for a Preston frame-up identical to Gary’s, his now-admittedly-coached jailhouse informant – Roger Dale Chapman – was arrested in Indian River County … by William’s brother Joe.
Chapman’s get-out-of-jail-free card should have been canceled by his public admission of being coached. It wasn’t. It’s still working, and it prevented Chapman from catching a life sentence for his latest arrest, which likely means his admission was yet another coached lie.
Florida Today apparently doesn’t care that Chapman will soon be back on the streets, ready to cook more meth and molest yet another minor; their focus remains on refreshing their related fictions, which makes me wonder if they’re somehow deeply indebted to Wolfinger.
Given that Florida Today is demonstrably unconcerned that a dangerous con will soon be back on the streets – likely to cook more meth and molest yet another child – giving Wolfinger a contra-indicated, gushing goodbye seems as imprudent as continuing to associate the newspaper with founder Al Neuharth via publishing his spurious spate of Dutch Uncle guest columns.
The same people that call Wolfinger vulgar names save some for Neuharth. Including this person.