Really Rick Scott? Secret Contract Payoff to Rap-Star Pitbull With Taxpayer Money
… blacking out a public contract with the state is a blatant violation of Florida’s open records law (the “Sunshine Law”). However, since the Rick Scott administration has shown no problem using taxpayer money to pay for over $1 million in legal fees for continued reckless regard for the rule of law, I’m guessing they don’t care.
Knowing Pitbull’s popularity with the Cuban-American community, the Florida GOP has made no secret about their intense desire for Pitbull to become a republican and support their candidates. For all we know, that could have been part of the deal.
The chart below indicates that Florida Department of Corrections officers are underpaid and deprived of opportunities for advancement … working their way up to middle management won’t bring them the starting pay of Fish and Wildlife officers. That those who deal with poachers are paid so much more than those who deal with serial killers is so fucked up that I can’t even use polite language to describe it, and it is – of course – why Corrections can’t attract and retain officers who are caring and qualified, instead of homicidal.
If Pitbull doesn’t provide Floridians an un-redacted copy of the contract today via social media, the boycott of his celebration-of-self music should begin tomorrow, because Floridians can’t afford to negotiate and contract with “stars” while paying out a fortune in successful wrongful death suits, after paying a fortune for go-nowhere investigations of suspicious inmate deaths by the Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, local police departments, sheriffs offices, various state attorneys’ offices, the FBI, the Department of Justice, etc.
The petition below has been updated to include this additional affront to Floridians by Rick Scott. Please sign and share it, even if you are unfamiliar with all of the issues. There comes a point when inaction puts blood on the most innocent of hands, and we’re rapidly approaching that point by being okay with corrections personnel turning short sentences into death sentences … mentally ill Darren Rainey didn’t survive a two-year sentence for minor drug possession, physically ill Randall Jordan-Aparo didn’t survive an 18-month violation of parole sentence; Rainey was scalded to death by officers, Jordan-Aparo was gassed to death.