Brevard County, Florida Sheriff Wayne Ivey wants to replace Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s as America’s craziest sheriff, and the mainstream media is helping him with that effort without fact checking, just as it helped Arpaio.
Just as Arizonans paid a fortune to settle suits caused by Arpaio’s behaviors, Floridians paid a fortune to settle suits caused by Ivey’s behaviors, even before he became Brevard’s sheriff. Ivey “served” with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and participated in covering up Brevard’s conviction and peripheral corruption. Wilton Dedge and William Dillon were compensated for their frame-ups, there will be others. Many others.
Unquestionably, Ivey is okay with people getting away with murder; not only is Ivey still assisting in keeping frame-ups intact, he is doing no better than his less attention-seeking predecessor, Jack Parker, in working cold homicide cases. Note how many victims have no photo posted, and note how one – Kim Walker – has so much of his or her face cut off in the photo that you can’t tell whether you’re looking at a man or a woman. Black and white photos were common in 188o’s, but they certainly weren’t in 1980’s. The caption is no help:
“On January 30, 1985, a human bone was found one mile south of Malabar Road, between US1 and the railroad track. A search of the area revealed additional remains of the victim, later identified as missing person Kim Walker. Any persons providing information in reference to this case may be eligible for a reward up to $5,000.00.”
Facts are sacred, and the fact is that strict gun laws work … worldwide.
The only reason the US will have to fear invasion or massive terrorism strikes is if we continue to covertly and overtly interfere in the governance of sovereign nations while increasing our ominous nuclear arsenal and our military presence worldwide, all the while celebrating the rabid rants of Donald Trump, Joe Arpaio, Wayne Ivey and every other individual too lazy and crazy to do the hard work of creating and maintain a peaceful, just society.
On this third anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, say “no” to crazy.
Heed Senator Chris Murphy’s words, and sign his petition:
Thoughts and prayers are important, but they are far from sufficient. It is long past time for Congress to pass legislation that will reduce the epidemic levels of gun violence in this country.