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Florida man convicted of molesting miniature donkey named 'Doodle' arrested on new charge (NDI: No Donkey Involved)

Florida man convicted of molesting miniature donkey named 'Doodle' arrested on new charge (NDI: No Donkey Involved) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

OCALA – A man on probation for sexual activity with a miniature donkey is back in jail on unrelated charges.

 

Carlos R. Romero, 32, was arrested Thursday night on a warrant for dealing in stolen property and violation of Florida's pawnbroker act, according to Ocala Police Department officials. He is accused of selling 16 stolen train batteries.

 

On Dec. 14, Romero accepted a plea offer from the State Attorney's Office for a year of probation and a $200 fine, avoiding jail at the time. He pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a miniature donkey named Doodle.

 

Since then, Romero said, he has been living in the woods or his 1981 Ford F-150 pickup truck and eating food from Dumpsters. He said he didn't know he had a warrant for his arrest and thinks the charges are bogus. 

 

In an interview at the jail, Romero said he found four batteries on the side of the road on Monday afternoon, placed them in his truck and took them to a recycling company, where he received a little more than $100...

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30-year veteran Florida police officer arrested for selling crack cocaine and prescription pills

30-year veteran Florida police officer arrested for selling crack cocaine and prescription pills | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Nohejl, a 30-year veteran of the department, had been on paid administrative leave since April 18, 2012, when his police chief ordered the first of two Internal Affairs investigations into allegations about his work performance.


The first investigation ended on Nov. 9, and he was suspended without pay for 20 consecutive work days, after it was found he had been sleeping on duty, neglecting his assigned duties, and engaging in conduct unbecoming of an officer.

 

During his leave, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office and the FDLE received information he was selling drugs in their jurisdiction and found him at Deltona Boulevard and Keesler Street Thursday evening. When deputies pulled him over, he refused to show them any identification or exit the vehicle. He then sped off around the block where he stopped again and arrested.

 

During a search of his vehicle, deputies found a Hydrocodone pill on the driver's side floor. A baggie will 27 more pills was found on the side of the road where he had ditched it while fleeing. He also had two driver's licenses on him at the time.

 

A search was then conducted on his home where numerous items of drug paraphernalia were found, along with .1 grams of cocaine...


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Miami-Dade County prosecuting man for shooting burglar in his home

Miami-Dade County prosecuting man for shooting burglar in his home | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Jordan Beswick, 19, appeared before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Monica Gordo for the probable cause hearing, where defense attorney Gawane Grant argued he had no obligation to run away.

 

"He had no obligation to leave, to go away and leave this person inside the residence," Grant said. "He had an absolute right to defend himself."

 

According to a police report, Beswick was inside his home in the 800 block of Northeast 209th Terrace late Monday night when the 22-year-old burglar broke in.

 Beswick grabbed a semi-automatic pistol and called a friend to come to the apartment as he heard some one trying to open a door at the rear of the apartment, the report said. 

When the burglar emerged from the bedroom, Beswick, who had been waiting for approximately five minutes, shot at the intruder seven times, the report said...

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Terror Support Charges Dropped Against Florida Muslim Cleric For Lack of Evidence After US Attorney Presents Case

Terror Support Charges Dropped Against Florida Muslim Cleric For Lack of Evidence After US Attorney Presents Case | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – All federal charges have been dismissed against a Muslim cleric from Margate who, along with his father, was accused of providing financial support to the Taliban in Pakistan.

 

Following the conclusion of the prosecution’s case on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola ruled Thursday morning that there was not enough evidence of wrongdoing against the 26-year old and threw out the charges.

 

Late Thursday morning Khan walked out of the federal courthouse in Miami a free man.

 

Khan is an imam at a mosque in Margate.  He and his father, 77-year old Hafiz Khan, both pleaded not guilty in May 2011 to four charges of conspiracy and material support to terrorism, asserting they were sending financial support to relatives and friends in Pakistan who have struggled for survival — not to terrorists.  Each charge carries a 15 year prison sentence.

 

Trial will continue for the elder Khan who is a cleric at a mosque in Miami  because Scola said the evidence against him is much stronger.

 

Charges were dismissed last year against another son, Irfan Khan, because of a lack of evidence... 

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Police in Florida arrest men for baking and selling marijuana cupcakes

Police in Florida arrest men for baking and selling marijuana cupcakes | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — On Tuesday a crackdown on two marijuana grow houses and another home — one in Port St. Lucie and two in the county — included finding some refrigerated homemade marijuana-laced cupcakes, according to arrest reports.

 

From what investigators learned, the cupcakes, found in a raid of a Northeast Summer Road home in the county, retailed for $10 each or three for $25.

 

They were discovered along with "The Cannabis Cookbook" of 35 recipes for making "mind blowing meals," according to the back cover...

 

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'Humiliated and Disrespected:' Officer Speaks Out Against Miami-Dade Public Schools Police Chief Hurley Amid Allegations (VIDEO)

'Humiliated and Disrespected:' Officer Speaks Out Against Miami-Dade Public Schools Police Chief Hurley Amid Allegations (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

MIAMI (CBS4) – Two veteran Miami-Dade Schools Police officers are suing Chief Charles Hurley, saying he hounded them for sex. One officer says Hurley requested sex in her office.

 

Hurley refused to comment about the allegations when CBS4’s Peter D’Oench caught up with him Wednesday afternoon at his home in Southwest Miami-Dade.

 

“I feel humiliated and I feel disrespected,” said Commander Deanna Fox-Williams, who has been with the department for 17 years. She told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “I was sexually harassed on 35 different occasions. In one instance he started to show his private parts in an erect fashion at a retreat. I was taken aback because of him doing that and I was very surprised.”

 

Fox-Williams told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “There were different times when he requested to have sex in my office at Miami-Dade Police headquarters. I of course rebuffed every advance. I am in a career where I have done the best I could in going through the ranks and considered taking every test very carefully and for this to happen to me is very disrespectful.”

 

Fox-Williams told D’Oench she was threatened with termination...

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'Operation Super Mario Bros.': Over 20 arrested in alleged Florida marijuana trafficking operation

'Operation Super Mario Bros.': Over 20 arrested in alleged Florida marijuana trafficking operation | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

An 18-month investigation of a marijuana trafficking operation resulted in more than 20 arrests in Collier and Lee counties.

 

The investigation focused on the drug trafficking organization of Mario and Tony Vicente, which distributed marijuana throughout Southwest Florida, according to a news release Wednesday from the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

 

The “Operation Mario Brothers” investigation was conducted jointly by the sheriff’s offices in Collier and Lee counties with the Florida Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in this investigation.

 

During this investigation, more than 31 pounds of marijuana and more than $147,000 in currency were seized by detectives.

 

The following members of the Vicente organization have been arrested and formally charged by prosecutors with conspiracy to traffic marijuana, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison...

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As more police departments purchase them, Florida Senate proposes partial ban on unmanned drone aircraft spying on citizens

As more police departments purchase them, Florida Senate proposes partial ban on unmanned drone aircraft spying on citizens | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Trying to blunt police opposition, the sponsor of a bill to ban unmanned drone aircraft use by law enforcement in Florida has agreed to exceptions for use with a search warrant or in certain "exigent" circumstances, such as when it might be needed to find a child in danger.

 

The measure (SB 92) was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee with the new exceptions in it.

  

While representatives of the Florida Sheriff's Association and the Florida Police Chiefs Association said they were pleased the sponsor, Sen. Joe Negron, was trying to ease some concerns police have about the possible loss of drones as a law enforcement tool, they stopped short of supporting the bill. The measure already had an exception for uses needed for national security.

 

Drones are currently in use by about a half dozen Florida law enforcement agencies, according to Negron, R-Stuart, who said the bill is his top priority this year.

 

"There's always a delicate balance between freedom and security," Negron said. And the line has to be drawn somewhere on how far police can go in watching people.

 

The amendments added to the bill acknowledge that there may be extraordinary circumstances when unmanned aerial cameras might be acceptable, Negron said after the committee.

 

 

"My goal is that it's not a routine practice," Negron said...

 

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VIDEO: 6 Florida deputies suspended for a few days for violating high-speed chase policy and lying about crash

VIDEO: 6 Florida deputies suspended for a few days for violating high-speed chase policy and lying about crash | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Clearwater, Florida -- New video is out of Pinellas Sheriff deputies violating the high speed chase policy which caused the suspension of several deputies for putting the public in danger. We first told you about this story two weeks ago, the video was just released Friday.

 

The incidents that led to the suspensions happened when deputies violated the policy three times last May and June, however, the Internal Affairs investigation was just completed a few weeks ago. Following the investigation, six members of the Strategic Enforcement Section were disciplined some getting as much as a four-day suspension.

 

The investigation found one deputy was driving more than 100 miles an hour on local roadways; another was disregarding traffic control devices even after losing sight of the suspect vehicles; and another deputy said a suspect hit her patrol car when, in fact, she struck the suspect's vehicle with her patrol car.

 

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Online sex sting nabs Florida high school teacher (VIDEO)

Online sex sting nabs Florida high school teacher (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
A Florida high school teacher was among the men arrested in a week-long law enforcement operation, which ended Monday, that targeted men seeking sex with children.

 

About 16 Florida law enforcement agencies came together to create the ruse that the suspects were chatting online with children or parents offering up their kids for sex.

 

The men drove down to a pristine home in the city of Oviedo, about 19 miles from Orlando.

 

Footage released by authorities captured their surprise as their illicit date turned into a rough tackle by a posse of officers.

 

The black and white footage shows officers slamming the men against the wall of the home before cuffing them. At least one man led police on a brief footchase in the front yard before they took him down.

 

One of the men, authorities said, was a Florida high school English teacher who arrived at the decoy home with condoms in his pocket planning to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.


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Man jumps off 7 Mile Bridge in Florida Keys after police chase

Man jumps off 7 Mile Bridge in Florida Keys after police chase | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

MARATHON, Fla. - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says callers reported seeing a car driving north in the southbound lanes of the 7 Mile Bridge near Marathon around 11 p.m. Monday.

 Deputies chased him at speeds reaching 90 mph and, at the top of the bridge, the driver got out of the car. The deputies approached him, ordering him to put his hands in the air.  The man then jumped into the water and began yelling for help. He was found a half mile from the bridge. 

Deputies say 45-year-old Dale Darosa was airlifted to a Miami hospital for treatment...

 

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2 South Florida mothers sentenced to prison for staging car wrecks with their children to defraud insurers

2 South Florida mothers sentenced to prison for staging car wrecks with their children to defraud insurers | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Two South Florida mothers have been sentenced to prison for their roles in staging car accidents to commit fraud on insurers.

 

Federal prosecutors said Monday that 42-year-old Ana Ovando of West Palm Beach was sentenced to more than six years in prison after a jury convicted her of mail fraud. Court records show Ovando used her five children as part of the staged car wrecks.

 

Earlier this month, 39-year-old Janice Velez of West Palm Beach was sentenced to two years in prison as part of the same scheme...

 

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Florida man arrested for giving people wedgies

Florida man arrested for giving people wedgies | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - An 18-year-old man was arrested for allegedly giving wedgies to people outside of a movie theater. Bradenton Police arrested Charles Ross on Sunday. A police report says Ross likes to video pranks and is known for harassing and annoying people in Manatee County then putting the footage on YouTube, similar to a "Jackass"-style show. One of his recent videos - of Ross kissing strangers - has gotten nearly 400,000 views. Police say Ross grabbed people by the back of the pants and pulled them up, hard. Several victims said they were too embarrassed to press charges... (Click pic to continue reading)
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15-20 beer kegs stolen from Central Florida TGI Friday's

15-20 beer kegs stolen from Central Florida TGI Friday's | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Orlando police are searching for the culprits they say broke into a TGI Friday's and stole more than a dozen beer kegs after hours.

 

Police said the culprits went to the TGI Friday's on South Semoran Boulevard between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Tuesday and took 15-20 beer kegs...

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Florida man bites off girlfriend's thumb, spits it out

Florida man bites off girlfriend's thumb, spits it out | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

PALM BAY, Fla. —An argument between a Palm Bay couple gave way to a violent thumb-biting attack Wednesday, according to police officers.

 

Davis and his girlfriend were arguing inside a car when things took a violent turn, officers said. The woman apparently pushed Davis, and he then bit her thumb off. 

 

The victim told investigators Davis then spit the thumb out of his mouth.

 

Doctors were not able to reattach the thumb...

 

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Miami Named 2nd Worst-Run City in America; Hialeah 5th

Miami Named 2nd Worst-Run City in America; Hialeah 5th | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The rankings come from 247WallSt.com which used a number of factors to determine the list. Gross metropolitan product, public debt, unemployment rates, violent crime, poverty, home prices, the number of insured people, graduation rates, credit ratings and foreclosures were all considered.

 

So maybe it's not much of a surprise Miami came in as the second worst run city, while Hialeah was the fifth. Though, it's a slight improvement from last year when Miami took the number one spot.

 

And here's the take on second place Miami:

 

2. Miami, Fla.
> Population: 408,760
> Credit rating: A2, negative outlook
> Violent crime per 1,000 people: 11.98 (12th highest)
> Unemployment rate: 12.4% (17th highest)

Between 2007 and 2011, the median home value in Miami fell by 43.5%. Additionally, the city had one of the nation's lowest median household incomes, at under $29,000, while 31% of residents lived below the poverty line -- nearly twice the U.S. rate of 15.9%. Despite the difficult economic conditions Miamians faced, the city joined with Miami-Dade County to pay for almost 80% of the more-than $600 million cost of building a new baseball stadium for the Miami Marlins. The deal has caused significant uproar. While taxpayers pay extremely high costs to service the stadium debt, the team has traded many of its top players. In 2011, the SEC launched an investigation into the agreement.
 

 

San Bernardino, California, beat out Miami for the top (or bottom, depending on how you look at it) spot. Detroit and Stockton, California, rounded out the top five. Orlando also came in 10th.

 

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2 shot by Orlando, Florida police inside home, 1 dies: 2nd police shooting in 24 hours (VIDEO)

2 shot by Orlando, Florida police inside home, 1 dies: 2nd police shooting in 24 hours (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

One of two men shot by Orlando police Wednesday night inside a home during an investigation into a drug complaint in the Rock Lake Gardens neighborhood has died.

 

The name of the man has not been released by police, but friends say he was 18 years old.

 

Police said a total of five people were inside when officers knocked on the door at 1327 Arlington Street near Highway 50 and Orange Blossom Trail.

 

Two officers opened fire, each shooting a different man. It remains unclear, however, if the man with the gun ever fired, or if the second man was even armed, said Young.

 

"Very concerning. Two nights in a row," said Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney. "The message is clear, though. If anyone pulls a gun on a police officer, we are trained to shoot back, which we did tonight."

 

Rooney said that, normally, OPD averages about six officer-involved shootings in a year, and now they've had two in 24 hours, after officers responding to a drug complaint shot a man in Rosemont...

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Florida man caught on video torturing roommate's cat 'Chompers,' police say

Florida man caught on video torturing roommate's cat 'Chompers,' police say | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- For months, Jordan Scott Bean's roommate suspected him of entering her room while she was at work.

 

After she bought a hidden camera disguised as an alarm clock, police say she discovered Bean, 25, was doing something much worse than going through her belongings: He was torturing her cat.

 

Bean, of Boca Raton, was arrested Tuesday after police said his roommate caught him entering her room, hunting down her cat Chompers and violently beating him.

 

According to an arrest report, the video footage shows Bean wrapping Chompers in a towel and violently shaking, choking and slamming her on the bed for about 10 to 15 minutes.

 

Police said Chompers attempted to hide from Bean in a closet, but Bean is seen entering and closing the door. A few seconds later, loud banging noises and hissing can be heard, followed by about a minute of silence, the report states.

 

When Chompers escaped the closet, police said Bean caught her and wrapped her in a towel, "squeezing her against his body."

Despite the cat's efforts to fight Bean and escape, police said he began smothering Chompers, holding her down with both of his hands and sitting on her head.

 

After watching the video, officers confronted Bean, who said he was just playing with the cat and often looks after Chompers when his roommate is away, the arrest report states.

 

Bean was charged with animal cruelty and was released Tuesday night on $3,000 bail...


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Trayvon Martin's mother calls for an end to Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law

Trayvon Martin's mother calls for an end to Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —The mother of a teenager killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claimed self-defense was at the state Capitol Wednesday.

 

Sybrina Fulton was in Tallahassee calling on lawmakers to repeal the controversial Stand Your Ground legislation.

 

"How many times are we going to bury our loved ones and not do anything about it," Fulton said. "It is important that we do something about this law. As a parent, I just don't quite understand how someone can be a make-believe cop, pursue my son, who had every right to be in that neighborhood, chase him, get in a confrontation with him, shoot and kill him and not be arrested. Something has to be done."


George Zimmerman is accused of following and then shooting Trayvon Martin Feb. 26. Zimmerman has said he shot Martin in self-defense even though the teenager was unarmed.

 

A task force on citizen safety formed by Gov. Rick Scott spent half of 2012 taking testimony across the state. The task force recommended that no major changes be made... 

 

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Woman claims to have bomb in purse at Universal Studios Florida theme park

Woman claims to have bomb in purse at Universal Studios Florida theme park | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

 

ORLANDO, Fla. —A 45-year-old woman is in jail after officials said she told them she had a bomb in her purse.

 

Sherry Jean Romello was charged with making a false report of a bombing.

 

Investigators said they were called to Universal Studios at 8 p.m. because security told them of Romello's threat...

 

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Braman To Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross: If deal is so good, put it up for a vote

Braman To Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross: If deal is so good, put it up for a vote | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

MIAMI (CBS4) – Miami businessman Norman Braman would like nothing better than to become the deal killer for a proposed plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium using tax dollars.

 

Braman, who fought a losing fight against the Marlins Ballpark, has harsh words for Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.

 

“This is welfare for a multi-billionaire,” Braman told CBS4′s Eliott Rodriguez. “People have been struggling to keep their jobs and their homes, and here’s a guy who’s worth $4.4 billion and he’s asking for welfare to remodel his stadium.”

 

Braman says increasing Miami-Dade’s tourist bed tax is a bad idea. “To increase tourist taxes just discourages tourists from coming to our community,” he said. “ If we want to attract tourists to our community why do we tax the living daylights out of them?”...

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2 Officers Allege Miami-Dade County Schools Police Chief Sexually Harassed Them (VIDEO)

2 Officers Allege Miami-Dade County Schools Police Chief Sexually Harassed Them (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
The officers, with more than 28 years experience between them, have filed two suits in Miami-Dade County civil court.

 

Officers Deanna Fox-Williams and Yewande Gibson told NBC 6 South Florida that before Hurley became the school district’s police chief – and after – he was out to have sex with them.

 

The officers, with more than 28 years experience between them and a list of recommendations, have filed two suits in Miami-Dade County civil court alleging that Hurley, Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho and the school board violated federal and state law when they were sexually harassed by Hurley and then were retaliated against.

 

The school board said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation, but it did emphasize that it took quick action and reassigned Hurley once the women went to the federal government to complain. While an acting chief is in place, the lawsuits refer to Hurley as the police chief.

 

Gibson has a difficult time speaking about the day she claims Hurley told her to stop by his home in uniform to see the renovations he had done to his property. She said she was interested in getting tips to renovate her house.

 

Her lawsuit alleges, “Once inside the house, Chief Charles Hurley grabbed Plaintiff around the torso, forced his tongue in Plaintiff’s mouth, unzipped his trousers and forced Plaintiff’s hand onto his penis, all before Plaintiff was able to break away and flee from the house...”

 

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Only 11 Snakes Killed So Far In Florida's 'Python Challenge': Hunters Can't Find Snakes

Only 11 Snakes Killed So Far In Florida's 'Python Challenge': Hunters Can't Find Snakes | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

TAMPA -- The state of Florida this weekend unleashed a thrill-seeking public on the Burmese python, an invasive species that has set up house in the Florida Everglades and surrounding wildlife management areas over the past decade or so.

 

Nearly 800 people pre-registered for the inaugural Python Challenge, which began at 1 p.m. Saturday and lasts until midnight Feb. 10. Another couple hundred signed up on Saturday, said Carli Segelson, spokeswoman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

 

By the end of the day, Segelson said, probably more than 1,000 snake hunters, some experienced and many not, had paid the $25 entry fee and signed up to go out sometime over the next month.

 

Based on results from the first weekend, a lot more people might need to sign up to appreciably diminish a python population estimated in the tens of thousands.

 

By 4 p.m. today, hunters had turned in a total of 11 dead snakes to the wildlife commission.

 

"I didn't see any snakes, much less Burmese pythons," Mark Reynolds of Seffner said this morning. "I saw plenty of alligators and birds and fish, but not a single snake of any kind..."

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VIDEO: Cooper City, Florida Commissioner Lisa Mallozzi to resident at City Hall meeting: "Blow me"

VIDEO: Cooper City, Florida Commissioner Lisa Mallozzi to resident at City Hall meeting: "Blow me" | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The remark, which is caught on tape, has led to a call from one resident, Bob Sands, for Cooper City Commissioner Lisa Mallozzi to resign. Sands wrote in an email that he spoke to Mallozzi about the remark and she claimed that she said she had to blow her nose.

 

The problem for Mallozzi: The words are caught on her city's own video during the televised meeting. Numerous calls to Mallozzi were left unreturned and no one answered her door today.

 

The remark came after a heated back-and-forth with fellow commissioner John Sims...

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Florida fire marshal promoted, despite bad evaluations, twice losing his gun

Florida fire marshal promoted, despite bad evaluations, twice losing his gun | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
TAMPA, Florida -- Bad evaluations, continued screws ups on the job, and questionable judgment usually mean a ticket to unemployment. However, instead of getting kicked out the door, Milton Jenkins has been kicked upstairs and given a promotion that is critical to citizen safety. Among the reason Jenkins was called incompetent is the fact that his department-issued weapon was stolen from him not once, but twice. The second time it was taken by Jenkins' son, who used it in a home invasion. Jenkins didn't properly report it. In addition, Jenkins, who was also charged with insubordination and not following rules, was also evaluated as: requiring assistance on routine matters; not reliable under unusual circumstance; having disinterest in the job; and reacting negatively to criticism. After Jenkins had his gun stolen for a second time in 2010, the chief said it was inexcusable. Jenkins' judgment was also called into question when he was paid overtime to work the Gasparilla Classic. Instead of manning his post, Jenkins and three other assistant fire marshals left and had breakfast at a restaurant while on the clock. The chief, who promoted Jenkins, said it is not an activity condoned by the department. "No dereliction of duty, poor performance of duty, it's not acceptable. We do not embrace that, nor do we support it," he said. Jenkins was acting fire marshal when the department was trying to solve the case of the Ybor City arsonist in 2010. Some say he botched that assignment. At the time, Mayor Pam Iorio pulled Jenkins and the fire department off the lead role in the investigation. When the former mayor put the police department in charge, she apologized to the neighborhood, saying the investigation was not handled with the sense of urgency and coordination that she expected... (Click pic to continue reading)
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