¡Pobrecita! Fake Teacher Carline’s tale of woe is so sad.

sad-violin-musicGet out your hankies, folks!  Here’s the sob story of the year!

The Florida Elections Commission held its regular quarterly meeting on November 16 and 17, 2016.  One of the items listed on the Public Agenda was the probable cause hearing on a complaint filed by me against Carline M. Paul, a former candidate for North Miami City Council.

Based on a July 6, 2016 Staff Recommendation Following Investigation (see page 45 of the attached public agenda item), at its  August 17, 2016 meeting, the Commission charged the respondent with twelve counts of campaign finance violations.

Carline Paul hired attorney Sabine Millien-Felix to represent her.  In a cover letter (page 53) and Response to Staff Recommendation (page 26), and amended Response (page 7), Ms. Millian stated one excuse after another for her client’s violations.

And, of course, Carline Paul is responsible for none of them! Continue reading

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The Dirtiest Little County in Florida, starring Tallahassee lawyer Mark Herron (Part 2)

flagler-countyHistoric Flagler County is located on the east coast of Florida about 100 miles south of the Georgia state line.  It encompasses 571 square miles of real estate and is home to approximately 105,000 residents.  A total of 13,000 students attend Flagler County’s five elementary schools, two middle schools and two public high schools.

To put into perspective how provincial Flagler County is, the City of Miami Gardens is home to about the same number of residents and public schools, yet its land mass is only 20 square miles, or 1/30 the size.

The Flagler County seat is the City of Bunnell, which has a population of 2,676.

Flagler would be the Mayberry R.F.D. of Florida … if it weren’t for the insidious corruption going on at County Hall. Continue reading

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Miami Gardens mayoral race still undecided … thanks to an Opa-locka reject.

Election is overWhoa, hold up.  Don’t unpack those kittens just yet.  Election 2016 is still not over.

The wild and crazy Miami Gardens mayoral race won’t be decided until December 6, 2016 … unless there’s a runoff, in which case there won’t be a decision until December 20, 2016.

Although an election was originally held on August 30, 2016, the results were overturned by the Florida Supreme Court due to a lawsuit filed by disqualified candidate, James Wright.  Incumbent Mayor Oliver Gilbert, who received 69% of the vote, now has to face three challengers in a do-over election. Continue reading

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Is this the end of North Miami’s CRA?

r-i-pFormer North Miami Councilman Jean Monestime made history by becoming the first Haitian American Miami-Dade County Commissioner in 2010.  He did it again when his colleagues on the Commission elected him as Chairman in 2014.  Members of the Haitian community, especially those in North Miami, were rightly proud of his accomplishments.

And yet, Jean Monestime appears to be hell-bent on destroying the very city that launched his political career.

The future of North Miami’s economy, which relies heavily on its CRA, all depends on Chairman Jean Monestime’s next move. Continue reading

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Frantzie Watch: COE finds probable cause! HUZZA!

probable-causeAfter letting him off the hook way too many times, Joe Centorino’s Ethics Commission has finally  found probable cause that North Miami Beach Councilweasel Frantz Pierre did something wrong.

The Miami Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust has determined that he is allegedly  in violation of exploiting his official position by threatening Code Enforcement Officer Tasheema Lewis for doing the job she was hired to do – enforce the city’s code.

According to the Commission’s November 9, 2016 press release: Continue reading

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NMB Charter Amendments: The lies, the hype, and the unvarnished truth

watch-outThe North Miami Beach Charter is a monstrosity of a document, full of antiquated ordinances, many of which are now ILLEGAL. It has not been fundamentally changed since 1958.

To give you just one example, Article IV.-Powers, Sec. 21 (6), states that the City of North Miami Beach shall have the power:  “To prevent the running at large of cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, goats and other livestock as well as dogs or fowl and other animals or birds, on the streets of the city or within the city limits, and to impound the same and provide for their disposition.”

And yet, in complete contradiction to the City Charter, a blurb on page 23 of the 2004-2005 Guide to City Services states, “Chickens, cattle, horses, farm animals and other livestock as well as undomesticated animals are prohibited within City limits.” Continue reading

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Popcorn Alert: Sunny Isles Beach election gets down ‘n’ dirty!

giant-meteor-2016If you think Daphne Campbell is the only lunatic running for office this election season, you’d be wrong.  After all, it’s 2016.  Absolutely nothing is normal.

The City of Sunny Isles Beach is holding an election for two of its commission seats.  As incredible as it seems, this one square mile of a sandbar populated by 20,832 souls, is divided by four voting districts, each of which is represented by a seat on the dais.  The contenders for Seat 03 (Southern Area) are incumbent Commissioner Dana Goldman and her challenger, Greg Capra.

In terms of outright crazy, Capra surely gives Daphne a run for her money. Continue reading

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Daphne Campbell is a dirty, rotten liar. And here’s the proof!

Photo: Miami New Times

Photo: Miami New Times

Just once I’d like to see voters reject a politician who also happens to be a liar.

Seriously.  Is that too much to ask?

Sadly, far too many voters never take the time to think before they cast a ballot.  They either vote for candidates based on name recognition, political party, gender, race, ethnicity, or some other random method that has absolutely nothing to do with the best interests of the electorate as a whole.

What’s even worse, no one seems to care anymore that their elected officials are criminals.

Take Daphne Campbell, for instance.  Even the Miami New Times, which always supports liberal candidates, included her in its recent article, Five Florida Candidates You Definitely Shouldn’t Vote for This Year.

This, of course, shouldn’t surprise anyone since, in her short career as a state representative, Daphne Campbell has consistently voted along party lines … the Republican party! Continue reading

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The New & Improved NMPD – and the insidious plot to bring down the house!

world-dominationNow that North Miami Police Chief Gary Eugene and his stellar command staff have taken over the once embattled department, crime has gone down and morale has skyrocketed.  Officers have finally received new cars and equipment, and promotions have resulted in more diversity in the department.

Chief Eugene also made sweeping changes in the organization, eliminating the frat house atmosphere fostered by his predecessor, and ushered in a new era of professionalism.

Gone are the days of Chief Lenny Walk & Talks and flag football games.

Gone are the days of bumbling investigations headed by dumb-jock-turned-cop Assistant Chief Larry Juriga.

Gone are the days of the amateur Public Information Officer.

Gone are the days of unattended guns in the police lobby. Continue reading

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