NMPD: The fox guarding the henhouse

Taking advantage of the fact that North Miami Police Chief Gary Eugene has been on medical leave for the past couple of weeks, “Acting Chief” Larry Juriga rushed through the Internal Affairs investigation of Commander Emile Hollant regarding last year’s shooting by Officer Jonathan Aledda.

In a sneaky move, Juriga had closed out the investigation in Eugene’s absence, and is now attempting to have Commander Hollant fired.

The Miami New Times nailed it in its just published North Miami’s Acting Chief Tries to Fire Cop He was Accused of Framing in Kinsey Shooting.

Reporter Jerry Ianelli wrote: Continue reading

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Hallandale Beach under fire. (Starring Guess Who?) (UPDATED)

Trouble is brewing in the City of Hallandale Beach.

Last week, WSVN (7News) dropped the “bombshell” that the Broward Sheriff’s Public Corruption Unit is investigating possible corruption in the city’s government.

According to the article, “BSO tells 7News its corruption unit ‘is conducting an investigation involving the Hallandale Beach City Commission,’ but they will not confirm any other details.”

Who’d have ever guessed?

In a special assignment report, Channel 7 reporter Brian Entin proclaimed Hallandale Beach as the “city where controversy is common and investigations are piling up,” and where “drama-filled commission meetings are the norm.”

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More trouble in NMPD paradise? (UPDATED)

A second lawsuit has been filed as a result of the police involved shooting last summer, in which NMPD Officer Jonathan Aledda shot an unarmed black man with his hands up.

The victim, Mr. Charles Kinsey, filed a federal lawsuit against North Miami and Aledda last year.

The Miami Herald was the first to report yesterday that the family of Arnaldo Rios, the 27-year old autistic man who was unwittingly at the center of the chaos, and who was in Mr. Kinsey’s care, has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that his civil rights were violated. Continue reading

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NMB Faux Commish Phyllis Smith a̶d̶m̶i̶t̶s̶ stipulates to absentee ballot voter fraud!

As further proof that the wheels of justice move at glacial speed, a complaint originally filed with the Florida Elections Commission (FEC) on October 14, 2015 against Phyllis Smith has finally made its way through the system.

In a Consent Final Order dated May17, 2017, Phyllis and the FEC admitted stipulated that during her political campaign in the North Miami Beach May 19, 2015 election, she filed fraudulent campaign treasurer’s reports.

Even though a “stipulation” is an acceptance of the facts without requiring proof, the Florida Elections Commission did, in fact, find that Phyllis violated Florida Statutes 106.07(5) and 106.19(1)(c), both of which are misdemeanors of the first degree. Continue reading

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POPCORN! Lies, hypocrisy and stupidity on full display in North Miami Beach! (UPDATED)

Ever since North Miami Beach Commissioners contemplated outsourcing the “operation, maintenance and program management” of its water utility to a private company, the city has been under siege by the usual suspects.  Along with the same residents whose job it is to complain about anything and everything, a gaggle of paid agitators posing as a grassroots organization has been disrupting public meetings and forming drum circles in front of City Hall for the benefit of the media.

The real organization behind a vicious attack campaign sent out last March is For Our Future Action Fund, Inc., a “deep-pocketed political action committee” based in Washington, DC.

This political committee was formed last year by “billionaire environmentalist [and former hedge-fund manager] Tom Steyer and four labor groups to elect Democrats to the White House and Congress” in 2016, according to a May 12, 2016 article in USA Today.  The original intent of this super PAC was to “take down Trump,” according to a Politico article published a day earlier.

Yeah, that worked out well. Continue reading

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Clueless in North Miami: Mayoral candidate’s email blast sends heads to desks!

North Miami mayoral candidate Hector Medina sent out a bitchin’ email this morning at 8:18 AM in order “to protest most energetically Mayor Smith’s inappropriate use of city resources for electoral purposes.”

As opposed to “most lethargically” perhaps?

In his email, Mr. Medina complained that the Mayor’s sponsorship of the city’s annual Farm Share food giveaway “is being misrepresented by the city as a philanthropic act on the Mayor’s part, undoubtedly to garner votes for him.”

Medina further ranted that “this is nothing but a covert act of political patronage, and an abuse of office.”

He even went so far as to demand “that all reference to Smith Joseph as the benefactor, and champion of the needy, be removed from all city venues. Furthermore, this event should be postponed until after the elections.”

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North Miami Elections: The candidates, the issues, and the all-important VotersOpinion endorsements.

It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since the last North Miami city council election.

In 2015, Mayor Smith Joseph defended his seat for about five minutes against Jean Marcellus, who was summarily disqualified for paying his qualification fee with a bad check, City Clerk Michael Etienne beat his challenger, Janet Reed, by using dirty tricks to oust her from the race, Councilman Alix Desulme handily beat his opponent, the carpetbagging fake teacher (and PBA endorsed) Carline Paul, and Councilman Scott Galvin was re-elected because no one had the cojones to run against him.

Good times!

On April 6, 2017, the Miami Herald reported that there are a total of nine candidates running in the upcoming election scheduled for on May 9, 2017. Continue reading

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