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TAXPAYER-FUNDED BRIBERY

(This article appears as an Op-Ed in Florida Today newspaper, this date)

“Sexual harassment fund is taxpayer-funded bribery”

What do you call it when criminals pay off cops and/or witnesses in order to prevent being arrested? Simple answer: Bribery. They lose their jobs and often go to jail.

I knew three judges in Miami in the early 1990s who took illegal pay-offs in exchange for special favors. After being caught in a sting, they went to prison for bribery.

What do you call it when Congress uses taxpayer money to muzzle: bribe someone who alleges sexual harassment and/or assault by a member or employee of the House of Representatives or the Senate? Answer: Legal process. Not only that, this “process” has been engineered by Congress itself.

That’s like passing a law saying it’s okay to break laws if we are the law breakers.

This is beyond comprehension. A law was passed by congress and signed off by President Bill Clinton in 1995, then put into effect in 1997 which not only covers allegations of sexual impropriety, but other administrative violations by employees. However, now that the secret is out, it’s pretty clear the original purpose of this funding. According to

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HILLARY COULD HAVE BEEN A SHOE-IN

Of Course, hindsight is 20/20. But has anyone ever wondered what would have happened if Hillary dumped Bill Clinton once she learned that he continued to brazenly cheat on her, in the White House itself? She would likely be, or would have become, president, by a landslide.

Instead, she has chosen to stick by her sleazy spouse, despite the overwhelming evidence of his disregard for fidelity to his wife and family, even to the point of debasing his accusers.

You ask why?  Is it not obvious? Hillary took the wrong course in all of these incidents that dishonored her. Her ambitions from day one was not to be a good wife, nor a good senator, or a good secretary of state. Her goal has always been obsessively fixated on becoming the first female president, to the point that she would allow herself humiliation and dishonor, while doing her best to pretend she’s a women’s rights advocate.

Give me a break.

If Hillary was truly a thumper for women’s rights and role model for the weaker gender in America, she would have acted like one. She would have taken no crap from a husband who – for decades — continually refused

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WHAT MY 30-YEAR CAREER TAUGHT ME ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

This Op-Ed, by yours truly, appeared in the November 17 issue of Florida Today.

It was another routine day as a homicide commander in Miami, where I often spent time visiting the Medical Examiner’s Office — aka the morgue — because that was the hub of forensic analysis in death cases.

One day, as I chatted with doctors performing autopsies, I looked to my left and saw a dead female child, about 11, lying on a steel tray, clad only in a toe-tag for identification. I looked twice, then gasped. Lori was my wife’s niece. I had visited her house often. She used her father’s .22 revolver to fire a bullet into her brain.

Lori was just a little girl who seemed normal, yet suffered with emotional anxieties and a lopsided temperament adults dismissed as simple childhood behavior. “Oh, she’ll grow out of it.”

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause for kids ages 15 to 24. More than 90 percent of children who commit suicide suffered with a severe mental disorder. Veterans commit suicide on average of 20 per day.

Mental illness

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PROTECT 2ND AMENDMENT WITH COMMON SENSE – Op-Ed

“Protect Second Amendment with Common Sense” – Florida Today Op-Ed by yours truly appears today, November 9, 2017.

Every time there is a senseless shooting in America, a large segment of our populous, including politicians and the media, jump on the gun control bandwagon. Contrarily, right wingers forever cite the Second Amendment as though it was Biblical, claiming any and all restrictions should be minimal. Meanwhile, the left seems to endorse a disarmed citizenry without regard for personal protections. Common sense takes a back seat to both sides.

We often fail to consider how and why the Second Amendment was embedded into our constitution in 1791, when guns were single-shot muskets, the population of the new nation was under 4 million and there were no organizations called “police.” The only civil protection people had from intruders, thieves and killers, were the citizens themselves.

The language is clear: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” In today’s America, we have well-regulated militias in every town, city, county and state, the most visible of which are some 800,000 sworn, well-armed law enforcement officers.

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OUTLAW CAMPAIGN FINANCE

(Published in Florida Today, Oct. 13, 2017)

 

Campaign finance doesn’t need reform, it needs to be outlawed.

When a cop accepts money or favors in exchange for a special consideration, it’s called bribery. When a special interest group, or private party, contributes a huge sum to a senator or president in exchange for special considerations, it’s called politics. No big deal.

By the time presidential campaigns are over, the candidates and their political parties will have expended over two billion dollars to get elected. Think of all that could be done with that money. Millionaires, corporations and investors of all ideologies donate mega bucks to their select candidate for one main reason: to enhance their cause or their business in hopes to see legislation that will sway thinking and make them prosper.

That’s called “corruption” where I come from.

Besides direct donations, politicians have designed ingenious methods by which to suck up billions under the umbrella of legitimacy, i.e. super PACs and nonprofit foundations. Hillary Clinton raised $1.4 billion for her campaign, not counting the proceeds into the Clinton Foundation.

Without doubt, foundations seem to be legitimate methods by which to enhance a campaign through the back door.

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NOVEMBER 4TH: CIVIL WAR?

Some are calling it the brink of a Civil War.

Watch November 4th. Those who saw what took place during the “Arab Spring” of the Middle East in 2011 will understand what America will be facing on November 4th. And, the fundamental goals of the insurgents then (and now), was to lay groundwork for a coup and change the leadership of government. In Egypt, that worked for a short while as the Muslim Brotherhood became the new rulers, with Morsi at the helm. That was short-lived because the people of Egypt took their country back from the Muslim Brotherhood who was installing strict Sharia throughout the land, while terrorizing Christian Coptics.

     For the USA, pay close attention to “Antifa” which is one of the primary organizations behind the movement, to be supported by, and tagged with, several other powerful, well-financed anti-American organizations whose sole purpose is to create chaos, instill fear and – most of all – bring down the Trump administration. The intended coup.

     Think George Soros.

     There are numerous sources and web sites which identify the grand plan set for November 4th which is to invade some of America’s largest cities to label themselves as

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SHAME ON THE NFL

Enough already!

     We have critical concerns all over the globe; National health care, immigration, threats of terrorism, violent crime, possible war with North Korea or even Iran. The best that professional football players can do for their country is defy the American flag and turn sour on the very nation that have made them wealthy?

     When sports icons use fame to disparage our nation, it makes me want to throw up. I am not alone, many millions feel the same, especially military veterans, disabled soldiers and their families, police and fire personnel, nurses and doctors and teachers, and many more who dedicate their lives to America.

     NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, is an example of a tail wagging the dog. He and some  owners are so intimidated by multi-million dollar athletes that they cave under pressure rather than having the guts to take a stand on behalf of a nation that has paved their way to become millionaires.

     Players are employees of organizations, as I was a cop for 30 years. Staff members work for organizations, not the other way around. I would never publicly denigrate or embarrass my employers, especially not while on duty. When players take the field and

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