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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Justification for the use of body cameras and dash cameras

Blogger Comments:  Folks, there are good cops out there.  As a matter of fact, we believe that most cops, deputies, and law enforcement officers are good people.  We also believe that when law enforcement organizations use body cameras and dash cameras it protects both the citizen and the law enforcement officers in situations such as the one listed below.  Congratulations go out to Bryan Smith for your professionalism and dedication to duty.

Loss of life is tragic but sometimes it can't be prevented.  Both the citizens and law enforcement needs the protection of body cameras and dash cameras.

Lawsuit dropped after lawyer sees video of Alabama cop shooting Tennessee teen

Ponzi Scheme I Say

Blogger Comments:  Folks, we can't help it if you think this is another one of those stories the whistleblowers were lying about.  No matter what your opinion may be of the whistleblowers, this story is a dang good read and it completely validates what we have been saying all along.  We do not believe that Sheriff Ana Franklin lost a dime.  We also believe that the money that was placed in the inmate food fund did not go into the same fund and/or bank that it came out of.

The Decatur Daily and Trustee Maples summed it up Superbly.  

Excerpts from the Decatur Daily in regards to Maples statement is pretty clear so far as we are concerned.  Being down there with the owners says it all to us.

"Maples said the only persons harmed in the event Franklin recoups any of the $150,000 pursuant to the settlement are owners of Priceville Partners — in his view, the perpetrators of a Ponzi scheme — and he’s not worried about that.

“She would get paid ahead of the owners, but the owners don’t have clean hands, either,” he said.
Three people had ownership interests in Priceville Partners: Harold Jeffreys, his son Ben Jeffreys and Steenson. Maples has filed claims against all three."
https://www.decaturdaily.com/news/morgan_county/trustee-calls-priceville-partners-a-ponzi-scheme-as-sheriff-settles/article_4a80c993-b892-5210-8214-7957c845e3f0.html

Trustee calls Priceville Partners 'a Ponzi scheme' as sheriff settles


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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    Bankruptcy Proceedings and Sheriff Ana Franklin

    Folks, it appears that Sheriff Ana has been ordered by the Bankruptcy Courts to pay back $34,000.00 w/no admission of wrongdoing.  A portion of the funds some $14,000.00 to be paid up front and $20,000.00 to be paid within 90 days.  In addition, it also appears that the court approved the $150,000.00 but the funds shall be subordinated to all unsecured claims in the original bankruptcy case.  We believe our read is factually correct but that is only our take.

    That may mean get in line and wait.  Or, it may mean Ziaja is going to get his money back.  Most likely it means to get in line and wait.

    One step closer

    No immunity from lawsuit for Morgan sheriff


    Blogger Comments:  Folks, if our recall is correct Sheriff Ana Franklin found out down south in Alabama she did not have immunity when she hit an elderly couple and seriously injured them.  Check us if we are wrong on this.  How in the world can sheriffs be immune from wrongdoing?  Nothing to do with the whistleblower claim but just in general.  How can sheriffs in any state, not just Alabama be immune from following the laws they are sworn to uphold?

    An official act according to USLEGAL:

    Official act means “ any act done by the officer in his official capacity under color and by virtue of his office." Miles v. Wright, 22 Ariz. 73, 83 (Ariz. 1920)
    Official Act means any act that is done in the official capacity or it can be some official duty. It is an act sanctioned or authorized by a public official or public agency. The term also applies to an organizational act which is authorized by the organization.

    Lord.  How in the world could Ana's attorney in the Hall case believe that she was acting within her official capacity when she hit the Hall's in an almost head-on collision?  When she was not on duty?  That case settled.

    This is an issue that most citizens should consider.  Can a sheriff commit horrible acts against citizens and then claim "official capacity" as a justification of their acts?  We believe that is exactly what Sheriff Ana Franklin feels and does.  

    It is sad that there are those out there who believe that because they are law enforcement the rules do not apply to them.  The truth is most law enforcement officers are honest hard working people just like everybody else.  However, it only takes a few bad apples to spoil the entire barrel. 




    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Counting Down

    Folks, with about 35 days left to go before we have a new sheriff sworn in it appears that Ana and her followers are packing up and getting ready to go on to greener pastures.  We have managed to stay sane throughout the tumultuous reign of power inflicted upon us by sheriff Ana Franklin.  Even though to hear her tell it the whistleblowers tried to kill her, went into her house while she was sleeping, pulled some kind of pen from her truck, trailer, or something, and completely destroyed bones' truck.  Not only are we accused of that we are accused of destroying her reputation, her good name, and the horse she rode in on.  Well!  Hello Ana.  Oh! one more thing the whistleblower, "these people" as you call them, well known to law enforcement are also accused of putting out on the web some sort of conspiracy that Ana, VP Pence, and commissioners or someone had conspired to kill President Trump.  That is laughable.  Franklin is just disappointed she got caught with her hand in her pocket giving out notes at the Sheriff's meet and greet in Washington D.C.  Talk about a dumb thing to do in front of millions of people.  That may be Ana's defining moment.

    As for us, we can't complain.  What?  A few short years out of our life.  No stress.  Shucks! It's been a breeze.  We never worried about anything.  Felt safe at home, in our vehicles, in our offices, no prank phones calls, and no threats.  Oh, wait! We were dreaming there for a minute.

    Back to reality.  We can say  in all honesty that we do not hold a grudge, we do not hate those who have come up against us for telling the truth, our tools have been words, words of truth, we have made jokes, we have been tough at times especially in the beginning when we knew what was going on and could not get the word out.  The harder we worked to get the truth out the harder the so-called professional law enforcement aka Ana, Bones, Blake, and Powell came against us.  We became increasingly more determined to let the public know what was going on.  The Title Marts, the Posse, the food funds, Ana's hiring practices, nepotism, promotions, favoritism, the unfair treatment to employees, inmates, and more.

    One thing we can't say enough about is that we could not have helped make this happen without the support of a large number of sheriff's office employees both past and present, Warden Leon Bradley, and many folks within our county.

    We are looking forward to each step of the way.  One step at a time.  One day at a time.






    Can you give?

    Blogger Comments:  Folks, there is nothing more near and dear to our hearts than those with conditions that are beyond their control.  Living with mental illness is a difficult challenge for those impaired, family, and professional caregivers.  Please give whatever you can to the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama.  Fantastic caregivers.  Thank you for your dedication to the special needs.


    Comforters sought for mental health center residents


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    The Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama is aiming to provide a comforter for its residents at the mental health center. The center is asking for donations of $75 or twin-size comforters.
    Bill Giguere, the development officer for the MHCNCA, said his organization has a goal of 50 comforters.
    He said donated comforters can be dropped off at the administrative offices, 1316 Somerville Road S.E., Decatur; Decatur-Morgan Counseling Center, 4110 U.S. 31, Decatur; Albany Clinic for Children, 1315 13th Ave. S.E., Decatur; Moulton-Lawrence Counseling Center, 295 Hospital St., Moulton; and Athens-Limestone Counseling Center, 1307 E. Elm St., Athens.
    Cash donations can be made online at mhcnca.org or by mailing a check to Foundation for Mental Health, 1316 Somerville Road S.E., Suite 1, Decatur, AL 35601.
    Giguere said the donations are tax-deductible.
    For more information, call 256-260-7325 or email foundation@mhcnca.org.
    — mike.wetzel@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2442. Twitter @DD_Wetzel.

    For Sale by Owner?

    Folks, it looks like Ana is selling her big horse trailer.  Very interesting.  But but what about the cowboy and cowgirl shows that Ana put on for the special needs.  Will the money be donated to the special needs since a lot of the money that should have gone to the special needs and the SO never made it.  We can tell you what did make it into the sheriff's hands.  A sack full of cash hidden under her seat and found by a deputy.  What happened to the cash?  Was it ever deposited?










    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Many folks wonder - Is it safe to come out yet?

    Blogger Comments:  It appears safe but Lord we never know.  We can't help but wonder who the next PI will be who goes down to Georgia and flashes their badge?  We believe that the sheriff-elect Ron Puckett will be sworn in on January 15, 2019.  Hopefully, that will help put this mess to bed.


    Sunday, December 9, 2018

    Intimidation

    Folks, we have read a lot of comments on the blog lately.  I think we all agree that Ana and her goons have tried to intimidate many of us.  The truth be told we can only be intimidated if we allow our selves to be.  We can only fear if we allow our selves to fear those who try to make us fear.  Through the years we have heard those of our loved ones say please don't do this.  They will hurt me, they will make me pay, I have been set up, and many more complaints from those who feared the Great One.  The Great One being Sheriff Ana Franklin.  Corrections officers, clerks, and deputies who walked on eggshells to ensure they did not fall into a trap that could cause them to lose their jobs.

    At no point in life should you say yes when the answer is no?  At no point in life when asked to resign or be fired should you accept resigning.  Especially, when you did nothing wrong.  Going back over the years when we first caught on to Ana's hiring practices we found out that she hired the daddy of one of her daughter's babies.  Ana automatically assumed it was one of the corrections officers who ratted her out.  In truth, it wasn't.  Ana's common law son in law had his issues.  It was unfortunate that about the time we started gearing up Ana's common law son in law did too.  Awh! his gearing up was far different than ours.  His was criminal activity while ours was watching Ana try and hide the things she was doing.

    Ana tried to hide a lot of stuff going on at the SO, unfortunately for her, people were beginning to take notice and by 2014 and beyond the information was pouring in.  The straw that broke the camels back was the Performance Auto Sales.  Though there were far more sinister things going on during that time frame such as the rodeo and feeding the inmates,  nobody noticed because Ana was the queen of the rodeos, the county's sweetheart, and everybody believed that Ana was good.  Giving to the poor, the needy, the special needs, and more.  Our opinion then and now is that Ana considered herself, her family, and her friends the "needy".

    How sad is that?  How sad is it that you run a posse for the special needs but the special needs don't get what they need.   How sad is it that thousands of dollars are lying in your truck that was designated for special needs that probably never got to the bank.  How do you do that?  This Christmas season we have seen so many families in need.  Many of those families are MCSO employees or prior MCSO employees.  How does a sheriff who leads a SO ignore the needs of her sheriff's office family?  For years the employees have worked for pennies on the dollar while the sheriff raked in thousands of dollars from the inmate food fund and the posse funds.  How does one live with the effects of what their actions did to others?

    This year if we can all look around us to those who are less fortunate than others and bring a smile to their faces we will be rewarded with our silent work.  Try it.  It works.

    Can we pray for those who falsely accuse us?  You bet we can.  We chose to tell the story at hand.  We would do it all over again.

    It is easier to feel sorry or empathy for someone than it is to feel hate.  We choose to continue telling the truth on the blog with no hate and no animosity towards those who have tried to destroy us.  When you went after Warden Leon Bradley, you crossed the line.  We are used to you going after us.  The ones you claim that are "those people", Those people are well known to the law.  Those people are... Well! we are "those people".  We are the people who have loved and laughed, lost and grieved,  and still told the truth.  "Those people" as if we are dirty, uneducated, noncaring people who are below the likes of the MC Sheriff and her thugs.

    As we said earlier you can only be treated a certain way if you allow yourself to go down that rabbit hole.  We have chosen the higher path as you go low we go higher.  You can only degrade us if we allow you too.

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    Alabama Corruption

    This is a good read by Kyle Whitmire. Clink on link to read full article.

    https://www.al.com/news/2018/12/you-want-to-prosecute-public-corruption-are-you-crazy.html

    Blogger Comments: We know first hand all about public corruption here in Morgan County. We know so much we may have to write a book one day.  I think the people in the great State of Alabama are tired of the corruption that has been going on for years, and this last election can prove that. Drain the swamp one at a time. 

    You want to prosecute public corruption? Are you crazy?

    The Northern District of Alabama typically sees six public corruption prosecutions per year, except when Matt Hart and Alice Martin worked there, and they exploded.
    The Northern District of Alabama typically sees six public corruption prosecutions per year, except when Matt Hart and Alice Martin worked there, and they exploded. (file)
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    To: A. Clark Morris, Deputy Attorney General of Alabama
    Re: Are you crazy?
    Before you answer, I want to show you something.
    It’s a chart made from data I pulled several months ago, and it shows the history of public corruption prosecutions in the Northern District of Alabama. If you look at it, you will see prosecutors there make about six public corruption prosecutions per year.
    Sometimes a few more. Sometimes less. Sometimes none at all.
    But once there were a lot more — a virtual explosion of political crime-fighting that, like black holes colliding in deep space, sent gravity waves rocking the fabric of Alabama politics.
    In 2005, the NDAL prosecuted 25 public corruption cases.
    Then, in 2006, it prosecuted a whopping 42.
    That was the work of the United States Attorney Alice Martin’s public corruption unit, led by then-Assistant United States Attorney Matt Hart.
    By 2009, however, those prosecutions had regressed to the mean, as the statisticians say — or as everyone else calls it, business as usual.
    President Barack Obama replaced Martin with a prosecutor who was much less aggressive. The new US attorney reassigned Hart to immigration enforcement, and he soon left for another job at the state.

    More for the new sheriff to correct



    http://www.waff.com/2018/12/07/kitchen-cops-roaches-dairy-queen-hot-water-issues-local-jail/

    Kitchen Cops - Roaches in a Dairy Queen and hot water issues at a local jail

    Your weekly Kitchen Cops report for December 7th, 2018


    Kitchen Cops - Roaches in a Dairy Queen and hot water issues at a local jail

    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It’s been a very busy week for the Kitchen Cops across the Tennessee Valley.
    We’ll start in Russellville, where the Franklin County jail was written up for several serious violations. Sinks and bathrooms didn’t have hot water, toilet paper or soap. The hot water issues were also a problem at the dishwasher. It couldn’t get hot enough to sanitize anything inside. There was also a dirty can opener, and food thermometer that was almost 20 degrees off. The jail didn’t get an official score in the inspection. We’ve reached out to the health department for more information on that.
    Also in Russellville, the J&L Convenience store on Highway 24 had the lowest score of the week with a 74. The inspectors found old busted pipes being stored in the kitchen, a cooler that wasn’t cooling anything and food in the kitchen past it’s expiration date.
    Moving east to Limestone County, the K&S Deli in Elkmont, Casa Blanca and Dairy Queen in Athens all tied with the lowest score in that county with an 85. The K&S had several foods at the wrong temperature, Casa Blanca was written up when an employee was seen dumping a mop bucket in the parking lot and the Dairy Queen lost points for roaches in the Kitchen.
    In Morgan County, 87 was the low score for three businesses. The The Taqueria Acapulco in Decatur lost points when inspectors couldn’t find dates on some foods. J&L Deli on Danville road in Hartselle was hit for missing paperwork and a dirty can opener, and McDonalds on 6th Avenue SE had a damaged fry basket, which can leave metal pieces in your food.


    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Hello! Whistleblowers told the truth

    Blogger Comments:  Pardon me folks, but we'd like to remind you that the whistleblowers have not lied about the corruption surrounding Sheriff Ana Franklin, Bones Wilson, Blake Robinson, and Justin Powell.  The proof was in the pudding during the April 2018 hearing that Judge Glenn Thompson presided over in Morgan County.  Leon Bradley was cleared of all wrongdoing and eyes were opened throughout Morgan County as to who the guilty culprits are.  We provided you with a link to the article in the Decatur Daily below.

    We tell the truth, so "nanny nanny boo boo" to all the doubters.

    Which brings us to a question we have been pondering.  Why would Dawn Hendricks, Private Investigator, go down to Georgia, without a license to operate in Georgia, just to try and get Daniel Lockhart to change his written sworn statement about the Keylogger software?

    Folks, if we have said it once we have said it a thousand times on this blog.  Sheriff Ana Franklin is corrupt and apparently Powell, Robinson, and Wilson are willing to follow her down into the rabbit hole.

    So Attorney Gray says the IRS is looking into the food money scandal.  Good.  But the FBI says there's an "ongoing criminal investigation" as well.  Even better.  No surprises but we're slowly getting confirmations that Franklin et al are in really deep kimchi.

    Morgan sheriff’s subpoena of FBI rejected; lawyer says IRS probing food money
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    So! Why is this still happening?

    Blogger Comments:  Folks, we should all pay our fines and court fees.  Lord knows we are paying for all the BS that sheriff Ana Franklin has laid on us.  Brethren and cisterns, real soon we gonna lay our burden down.  Halleluja!  But getting back to the point:  Along with civil forfeitures (deciding case now before the US Supreme Court), in which the legal bureaucracies feel free to punish, steal, confiscate the property of unconvicted individuals.  Or some guy living on the edge economically gets a ticket for out of date registration for example, or is arrested on a misdemeanor, can't afford to pay the fine just now, gets his license snatched, can't get to work (legally) or sits in jail awaiting trial because he can't make bond.  Where is the logic in this?  If you need money to pay your fine but you're jailed for not paying your fine and you can't work to make money to pay your fine because you're in jail.....if that isn't an example of Catch 22,  I don't know what is.  The usual case is a person who lives in the community, has a job, maybe a family.  Let him/her out until trial.  They ain't going nowhere.   Common sense.  Oh, maybe that's why we don't do it.  Because it makes sense. And about those over-crowded jails?    Don't get me started.  The practice threatens the power structure as they lose a source of cheap labor.   But that's a blog for another day.


    In the United States, debtors' prisons were banned under federal law in 1833. A century and a half later, in 1983, the Supreme Court affirmed that incarcerating indigent debtors was unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.


    Feb 24, 2015


    Debtors' Prisons, Then and Now: FAQ | The Marshall Project


    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/02/24/debtors-prisons-then-and-now-faq

    Justice system shouldn't punish poverty
    Dec 5, 2018 Updated 8 hrs ago

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    The Issue
    The criminal justice system shouldn't distribute punishments that fall heavier on an individual not because of their offense but because of how much money they have.

    Debtors prisons are supposed to be a thing of the past, something relegated to dusty Charles Dickens novels about Victorian England. But 21st century America’s legal system has its own ways of punishing people simply for being poor.
    Last month, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit in Montgomery federal court on behalf of three Alabama residents who had their driver’s licenses suspended for failure to pay traffic tickets, the Associated Press reported. According to the suit, nearly 23,000 Alabamians have suspended licenses because of the nonpayment of tickets.
    “A suspended driver’s license has disastrous implications for individuals living in poverty,” said Micah West, a senior staff attorney with the SPLC. “The U.S. Constitution prohibits the state from suspending a person’s driver’s license without first determining their ability to pay. Through this lawsuit, we hope to end this illegal practice in Alabama.”


    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    The Badge

    Momma Ana is still doing everything in our power to ensure that we get what she deserves.  That's right we believe that Sheriff Ana Franklin is doing everything within her power to ensure "we get what she deserves".




    We have no smoking guns, nobody to hide behind, no badges, yet we still do not act big and brave in public and as cowards when the sun goes down.

    We are sick and tired of Sheriff Ana Franklin trying to get investigations going against us claiming that we are trying to hurt her.  We do not want the sheriff hurt in any way we think she deserves to be in jail.

    Out with the old - In with the new

    Folks, several sheriffs lost their bids for reelection during the primaries.  For good cause.  The citizens are sick and tired of these sheriffs who take inmate food funds for their own personal gain and ignore feeding the inmates nutritional meals.  We only know a very limited amount about the money that has been taken but we dare say that over the years it has been millions and millions of dollars.

    Many of the people have made comments that there is no way sheriffs have taken millions of dollars.  Folks, it's easy.  What we are not hearing about is some of these other funds such as pistol permit, posse funds, discretionary funds, federal food funds, and more.  The sheriffs have at their discretion multiple accounts.

    What does it take to change the laws?  Many lawmakers cater to the special interest groups.  Lawmakers are elected to represent the citizens.  Change the inmate food laws if not for the citizens for your own conscience.

    While we are on a roll it seems that when law enforcement gets into trouble, Democrat law enforcement and political figures fare far worse than the Republicans.  The only Republican who has faced serious time in the past few years was Hubbard and the last we heard he hasn't gone to jail yet.

    As we said in a previous blog.  Times are a changing.


                                  Chief Deputy           Chief Jailer
                                              Tim Sandlin            Jerry Williams

    Lawrence County Sheriff - elect Max Sanders announces Chief Deputy and Chief Jailer.


    Tim Sandlin, Chief Deputy: I am proud to announce my choice for Chief Deputy of Lawrence County (LR2). 

    Tim Sandlin is 45 years old. He is married with one daughter and two stepdaughters. Mr. Sandlin 
    grew up in the Caddo Community and will reside in the Hatton Community.

    He graduated from East Lawrence High School in 1991. He graduated from Calhoun Community College with an associates of applied science in law enforcement.

    Mr. Sandlin is a 1993 graduate of the University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy. He has over 25 years of Law enforcement experience. He is currently assigned as a Special Agent with the State Bureau of Investigation. His focus is in narcotics and is assigned as a Special Deputy United States Marshal with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

    His career is impeccable and why he is my choice to help us move this department forward.

    As promised this is one area I will save the county money. Mr. Sandlin will be retired and will not draw a full Captain or Chief’s salary. In fact, his salary will be less than that of a full time Deputy, saving the county tens of thousands of dollars annually. I have a conservative plan that saves money and builds a strong team. 

    Jerry Williams, Chief Jailer:  I am proud to announce my choice for Chief Jailer of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. 

    Jerry Williams is 49 years old. Mr. Williams and his wife have five children and three grandchildren. Mr. Williams and his family reside in Moulton. 

    Mr. Williams grew up in the Elkmont community before moving to Moulton. 

    Mr. Williams is a 1987 graduate of Elkmont High School. He began his law enforcement career in 1999 at the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy/ Corrections Officer. He graduated from the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Training Center’s Corrections Academy.

    Mr. Williams is currently serving as a Corrections Officer for the Alabama Department of Corrections. He has served in that capacity for 15 years. During that time he has received multiple awards, including nominations for Officer of the Year. Over the course of his career, he has participated in a wide variety of training and has received multiple certifications from the Department of Homeland Security.

    Mr. Williams is dedicated to serving and protecting our community. He will help us move this department forward. I look forward to his service.

    We are building a strong team.