Friday, September 14, 2012

Rick Scott And David Wilkins Did You Take This Oath?

Rick Scott and David Wilkins,          
I, (fill in with your name), a citizen of the State of Florida and of the United States of America, and being employed by or an officer of and a recipient of public funds as such employee or officer, do hereby solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Florida.
Do you remember taking this oath?
You have been made aware of numerous violations of law within DCF and police agencies.  Yet, you do nothing to correct these problems.
Police agencies and DCF employees routinely and illegally violate the Florida Constitution and the U.S. Constitution by unlawfully entering a person’s dwelling without a warrant.  By permitting this to continue day after day you are an accomplice to constitutional violations and you are aiding and abetting unlawful activity.
I am calling upon you to follow your oath or stand down.

Chapter 876
[E]mployed by or who now or hereafter are on the payroll of the state, or any of its departments and agencies, subdivisions, counties, cities, school boards and districts of the free public school system of the state or counties, or institutions of higher learning, except candidates for federal office, are required to take an oath before any person duly authorized to take acknowledgments of instruments for public record in the state in the following form:
Public employees; oath.—
(1) 876.05 All persons who now or hereafter are:
I, (fill in name), a citizen of the State of Florida and of the United States of America, and being employed by or an officer of   and a recipient of public funds as such employee or officer, do hereby solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Florida.
(2) official or employing governmental agency prior to the approval of any voucher for the payment of salary, expenses, or other compensation.Said oath shall be filed with the records of the governing
History.—s. 1, ch. 25046, 1949; s. 22, ch. 83-214; s. 55, ch. 2007-30; s. 77, ch. 2011-40

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Broward's Political Family Ties: Look Who's Related

Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober is the brother of Broward Circuit Judge Bernie Bober.
Broward’s Property Appraiser
Lori Parrish
is married to Geoffrey Cohen, Broward circuit judge.
 Broward County Commissoner
Stacy Ritter
is the daughter of the former
Tamarac mayor, Ed Portner, and is married to lobbyist Russ Klenet.
Tourism czar and former County Commissioner
Nicki Grossman
is married to Broward Circuit Judge Mel Grossman, and her sister, Patti Englander Henning, is also a Broward
circuit judge.
State Sen. Chris Smith is married to Lauderhill Assistant City Manager Desorae Giles-Smith.
State Rep. Franklin Sands is the stepdad of lobbyist and Democratic fundraiser Alex Heckler.

Barbra Stern, a former state representative candidate recently appointed to the Florida Elections Commission, is the daughter of Judy Stern, a Broward lobbyist and political consultant.
Broward Commissioner Ilene Lieberman, who is running for county judge, is married to Stuart Michelson, a former city attorney for Sunrise.
Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Charlotte Rodstrom is running for the Broward County Commission seat of her husband, Broward Mayor John Rodstrom.

Jennifer Gottlieb, who resigned last fall as a Broward school board member, is married to former state Rep. Kenneth Gottlieb, now a county judge.
Former Plantation Mayor Rae Carol Armstrong is married to Tom Armstrong, who served in the state House.
Former longtime Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle is married to Broward Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips.
Dania City Commission candidate Carolyn Jones tried to get elected to the seat vacated by her husband, Albert Jones, in 2010, when he was appointed to Broward County Commission.
Broward Circuit Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren is the ex-wife of Chris Wren, Fort Lauderdale’s former planning director and now the director of the Downtown Development Authority.
Superlobbyist George Platt now is grooming his son, Seth Platt, as a lobbyist in County Hall.
Plantation Mayor Diane Bendekovic Veltri is the daughter of longtime Plantation Mayor Frank Veltri.
State Rep. Evan Jenne of Dania Beach is the son of Ken Jenne, a former Broward county commissioner, state senator and sheriff.

State Rep. Martin “Marty” Kiar, a Broward County Commission candidate, is the son of Monroe Kiar, a former Davie town councilman and mayor.
State Rep. Jim Waldman of Coconut Creek is the ex-husband of Broward lobbyist Aleida “Ali” Waldman, and the brother of developer Andrew Waldman.

Hayward J. Benson Jr., Lauderhill city commissioner, is the father of Hollywood City Manager Cameron Benson, who resigned last summer.
Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness of Lauderhill campaigned last year for his cousin, Jeptha “Jeff” Holness, a candidate for Plantation City Council. He lost.
Former state Rep. and Broward County Commission candidate Tim Ryan is the son of former state representative and state senator A.J. “Red” Ryan Jr., and is the grandson of A.J. Ryan Sr., who was a Hollywood commissioner. Ryan’s brother, Christopher Ryan, is city attorney for Pembroke Park.
Former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart dropped from the seat in 2010, prompting his brother U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, to switch districts and win his Broward-Dade District 21 seat.
Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Romney Rogers’ grandfather, Dwight Rogers, was a state representative and U.S. congressman, who was replaced in Congress after his death by Paul Rogers, Dwight’s brother.
Coral Springs Mayor Roy Gold’s brother is Broward Circuit Judge Marc H. Gold.
West Park Mayor Eric Jones is the father of Shevrin Jones, a Broward County commission candidate in 2010.
Lauderdale Lakes City Manager Jonathan Allen is the son of Broward lobbyist W. George Allen.
Former Broward-Dade state Sen. Dan Gelber is the son of former judge and Miami Beach Mayor Seymour Gelber.
Former U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Broward-Dade’s District 17 was elected to the seat his mother, U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek, held.
State Sen.
Nan Rich’s daughter is Broward School Board member
Laurie Levinson.
State Rep. Perry Thurston’s uncle, Ken Thurston, is a Lauderhill city commissioner.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and County Judge Edward Merrigan are brothers-in-law.
Broward Circuit Judges Paul Backman and Arlene Simon Backman are married.
Former state Sen. Steve Geller of Hollywood is the brother of Joe Geller, former mayor of North Bay Village.
Parkland Commissioner Jared Moskowitz is the son of super lobbyist Mike Moskowitz.

Broward Circuit Judge Dale Ross is the father of Circuit Judge Stacy Ross.
Broward County Judge candidate Michael Ian Rothschild is running for the seat of his father, Judge Ronald Rothschild

Miami Beach Police Captain Arrested For Racketeering Charges

 Miami Beach Police Captain Arrested Racketeering Charges

by cbs4price
MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) - The son of a well-known Miami Beach official has been arrested on several charges, fraud and racketeering.
George Navarro Jr., a Miami Beach Police officer, was arrested Wednesday and has already bonded out of jail.
According to an arrest search, Navarro, 26, faces one count each of Racketeering, Conspiracy, Organized Fraud, and Official Misconduct. He also faces two counts each of Unlawful Subleasing of a Vehicle, Vehicle Obtained by Trick, and False Statement of Financial Condition/Identity.
His father, George Navarro Sr., was the MBPD lead homicide detective in the infamous 1997 shooting death of designer Gianni Versace at his mansion on Ocean Drive. He also investigated the suicide death of Versace's assailant Andrew Cunanan. Navarro Sr. now works as a city in another capacity