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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Where do we go from here

Things have changed a lot since Campaign 2014.  Steven Ziaja dedicated the attached video to Sheriff Ana Franklin.  He has since been charged with 12 felonies.  Franklin had the backing of the Fraternal Order of Police and all she had to do was pay for the entire sheriff's office employees dues to get their backing. 

Sheriff Franklin has not announced her intent to run for re-election.  Wonder Why?  Where do we go from here?




Be patient.


Be patient



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Friday, December 8, 2017

Comments Blake Robinson

Reading the comments posted on Blake Robinson, it is obvious that there are a lot of differing opinions in regards to his conduct and behavior.  Folks, we have been very hard on Sheriff Ana Franklin and her followers.  We can only hope that the folks that we have blogged about can find their way across the river.  We work with a lot of people who were true believers in Sheriff Franklin and can pinpoint when they believe things began to change in how she was running the sheriff's office.  Many say that 2013 was a pivotal turn in her service.  Some noticed the conduct and behavior long before 2013 but most are steadfast that in 2013 there was a major change in the sheriff.  Either way, a lot of people were fooled or offered special perks for being the sheriff's friend.

Our hope is that Blake Robinson is ready and prepared to clean up his part of this mess for himself and his sweet little family.  Nobody's family deserves the hardships that some of these folks have placed their families in.  I can hear the comments now screaming that they want justice.  So do I.  Sure, they all knew better.  But it's not our job to determine any punishment they may receive for their part in the fraud, waste, and abuse.  Our job is to report it and hope that the authorities start with the leader of the pack.

We will be the first to admit that we have come down hard on our law enforcement officers, corrections officers, ABC agents, the command group, and the jail administrator.  We believe their actions have had a major impact on the citizens of this county, the employees, and yes the inmates.  We are all human and we all make mistakes.  We continue making those mistakes until we learn our lessons and then our Lord lifts that burden and we face another lesson.  It is deeply saddening that some of these folks have sunken so far down that by crossing the line they will have a very hard battle ahead of them.  They are not alone in this battle; it affects the entire county as-well-as their families.  We would be willing to talk to Blake but he doesn't need to talk to us.  He needs to take a trip across the river. No matter what he may be facing it is better to face it with self-reporting vice standing his ground with Sheriff Franklin.  We believe Sheriff Franklin is walking on quicksand.  Stop walking with her. 

There will be a lot of work in the future to bring the sheriff's office back to an operational state.  We should congratulate the hard-working men and women who have held the sheriff's office together using a band-aid for a gaping wound.   These folks should be commended for their hard work.  Hopefully, we will elect a sheriff who is a competent professional, a leader who is willing to get in the trenches with the deputies, provide adequate equipment and training.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

What is it about Bones Wilson that bugs us? Corruption!

While patrol and jail employees are told not to incur overtime unless necessary the Drug Task Force averages between 20-50 hours of overtime each week.  How does that happen when the Drug Task Force is closed every Friday? 

This is a sore spot for the deputies and other employees w/little to no opportunity to work overtime and whose income is far less that of the Drug Task Force members.  Bones Wilson is one of the most egregious task force officer applying for overtime.

As you can see Bones who is over narcotics put in for 8 hours on the two Fridays of the pay period.  On this sheet Bones has 80 hours worked @ $22.00 per hour (average) and 32 hours of overtime.  See example below.

Regular Pay               Over Time Hrs           Totals 
$22.00                               32                        $1,760.00
 X   80                          X  1.5                        $2,816.00
$1,760.00                      $1,056.00                $2,288.00

What is the justification of being paid on Fridays that you don't work?

This is just a sample of the overtime for Bones but we think you get the picture.  If you recall we posted the $100,000.00 plus overtime that Bones has been paid for his service or lack of.

Note the fact that the time sheet was signed by Corley.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dirty Cop Down

Veteran police officer charged with 12 felony crimes involving forged traffic tickets


Lawrence Harrell


A former Pleasant Grove police officer is charged with multiple crimes amid accusations he forged traffic tickets.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Wednesday announced the arrest of 47-year-old Lawrence Harrell.
He was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on Oct. 20, and surrendered to the Jefferson County Jail on Nov. 28. He was released two hours later after posting $60,000 bond.
Pleasant Grove police officials said they noticed something amiss during a routine monthly analysis of officers' activities. "I noticed some inaccuracies that were cause for concern and I launched an internal investigation,'' said Lt. Danny Reid. "That investigation quickly found impropriety that necessitated an outside agency to be called."
They consulted with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office in the Bessemer Cutoff and agreed the matter should be turned over and further investigation handled by the Attorney General's Office.
Marshall said his Criminal Trials Division presented the evidence to the grand jury, which returned indictments on 11 counts of second-degree forgery of traffic citations and one count of perjury. He said no further information about Harrell's alleged crimes is being released at this time.

Is It Safe To Come Out?


NO!  Get back!  They've got us surrounded!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Don't let this happen to you. You have options.

How many will go down with the Horse Sheriff

How many of the sheriff's loyal posse/rodeo followers aka employees will go down with the sheriff?  Franklin has lavished funds on her extravagant rodeo and posse events disguised as a nonprofit for special needs?  How much money has Franklin taken from these events as her own money?  How many children and schools received special equipment to ease their suffering?  We doubt that very little of the money in question went to special needs.

We are also disturbed by the lavish vehicles Franklin purchased for herself, Bones, Blake, Justin Powell, and Mike Corley for the sole purpose of hauling their horse trailers to events or pretend overtime for Bones, Blake, Ron Livingston, and others.

The entire command group who should be the leaders of the MCSO employees has supported Franklin in her antics to destroy the sheriff's office.  What is funny about the scenario is that Ana hates all of their guts.  Especially Livingston and Bili.  Livingston is as low as whale poop.  He has taken away a lot of equipment and vehicles from the sheriff's deputies and given them to none APOST certified employees who work as Courthouse Security, Jailers, and Chaplin's.

At some point, after this is over, I would love to give each of the so-called Command Group Staff a copy of a tape that I have that reveals exactly how Ana feels about you.  Yet, you supported her, you knew about her actions, and you ignored them.  Your actions are as disturbing as Sheriff Franklin's actions are.

The house in Saraland, secret meeting with Booger, trying to reel the flock back in is taking a toll on the gang.  Many of them are sitting back now and wondering should I go across the river or should I just stay home?  Maybe nobody knows the part I played?  Really, I would bet that outside investigators know far more than you think they do.  Please sit back and wait and see if your pleas of ignorance will do you any good.

We find it interesting that Franklin is now limiting her time in Saraland as if we will forget about it.  We can't help but hope that all of the Title Mart mess comes out and people like Ziaja, Ana, Alyssa, Greg Steenson, and all of the other investors lose their property for cheating the Jeffreys out of their money.  The scheme was so stupid we can't believe all of the law enforcement officers became a part of it and involved their family members.  When we say circling the wagon we believe that is exactly what these yoyos did.  Blame Mr. Jeffreys for everything because there is power in numbers.  There is power in numbers but the truth will prevail.

It Might Be The Jug For Some Of You Mugs......

Ana is still trying to keep up the posse events. She has been participating in the Christmas Parades but she still isn’t going to work. Ana isn’t the only one who isn’t showing up for work. Larry and Pam have distanced themselves from Ana. It is interesting to consider that Ana seems to think some of you mugs are going to jail but not me. What gives anybody the arrogance to think and boast that they are untouchable and will not go to jail?  Folks, these are words that Franklin have spoken many times over. The impact Sheriff Franklin and her band of goons have had on the MCSO employees, deputies and their families, honest citizens, and even inmates have suffered greatly under Sheriff Franklin's time in office.  We do not need four more years of Sheriff Franklin's lack of leadership.  We need strong leadership, policies, procedures, and training to bring the sheriff's office back up to standard.

We are at a junction where people should be pulling together and not working on their selfish self-serving agenda. Don’t expect me to get involved in these agendas. I don’t blog your agenda. The focus is on the MCSO, Sheriff Ana Franklin, and the screwed up operations that the sheriff has put into place. It will take years to clean up the sheriff's office and set new policies and procedures in place. My goal is to report what I know and believe to be the truth. I believe Ana, Bones, Blake, and others should be worried. At the same time, these goons continue to try to destroy the whistleblowers.  

During research and hearing discussions about operations in the MCSO, it was revealed that some of the operations Franklin set up are not only wrong but are downright fraud.  Some of you do not want to hear that but it is a fact.  So, people get pissed that I told the truth.  We hope that we are protecting you from being charged with timecard fraud.  It does not matter if Franklin set the policy up.  It is wrong.  It is fraud.  You should demand personnel actions and force the sheriff to do the right thing.

Franklin has asked a lot of good people to do something that is probably commonplace under her supervision.  I am asking you to hold her feet to the fire and force her to correct this error or report her for fraud.

Others are a little ticked because we reported on a man with a way too much money and way too little ethics.  How dare you brag that you have Steven Ziaja's arrest taken care of?  Why would you want to?  What hold or interaction do you have with these common criminals that you believe all your riches and gold can keep them out of jail.  Lots of folks believe in this man from Priceville however, I for one do not.  So much for cleaning up Morgan County, it sounds like this guy would rather wallow in the swamp with them.    

Monday, December 4, 2017

Policy Statement: Who Decides What's Published

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Just thought it necessary to remind one and all that the Blog publishes what  it
damn well pleases.  You may not agree with what's posted here but there it is.
You are free to comment, as long as you abide by the blog community standards
of civility.  Your comments are generally welcome (and entertaining).  Beyond
that, you might consider starting your own blog.   Or just have a big cup of
"Get Over It".  Enjoy the music.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Circle the wagons, Ana Begs - Trust me we can fix this



Folks, our sources tell us that Sheriff Ana Franklin and the band of thieves she surrounds herself with are breaking apart.  The downfall of ABC Agent Steven Ziaja has shaken Franklin to the core.  We understand that she was told that Ziaja was not going to be charged.  For that matter, she wasn't going to be charged either.  Everything was taken care of their dirty little deeds had been washed away.

We have an individual running for office as we speak who tried his best to get someone to force the whistleblower to remove information from the blog that "he didn't feel was appropriate".  We can assure you that this old fart and all his money and gold will not control what we do or say on the blog.  You would think that as much corruption as Morgan County has seen over in the past seven years that someone in his position would desire cleaning up the corruption in our county and not covering it up.  The question is why is he willing to do that?  Is there something more nafarious going on behind the scenes that hasn't been revealed?

He really believed that he had everything taken care of  for ole Ziaja.  Folks should be careful what they promise the corrupt.  Birds of a feather flock together.  Sir, do not ever think you can control what this old bird says.

Our sources tell us that Franklin is circling the wagons trying to ensure that nobody talks to any investigative agencies.  At the same time, we can only imagine that Franklin is still in shock and wondering what happened.  First and foremost when you circle yourself with a band of thieves you are asking for trouble.  There is no honor among thieves.

We hear that there has been a lot of late night meetings and that the thieves are trying to keep their courage up and believe that nothing will happen to them.  It isn't their fault they were just doing what they were told.  That is the biggest bunch of bull crap we have ever heard.  You folks have lied so much that you believe your lies.  Of course, you have had help.  When high powered people promise you they have everything taken care of why wouldn't you continue down your criminal past?

You folks have targeted us for telling the truth and have tried everything in your power to destroy us.  That hasn't ended and it won't until the high sheriff and the rest of you are punished for your dirty deeds, or you tell the truth and ask the courts for immunity.

Immunity is a very big word.  This has been Sheriff Ana Franklin's favorite word since taking office.  Will Franklin rat everybody else out and ask for immunity?  Doubtful, especially since in many of the instances we have seen Ana wrote the checks on the MCSO funds.  However, we believe she had a little bit of help in the commissary.

We have also heard that Corley plans on submitting his retirement papers.  The buzzard will probably be allowed to retire.  Many folks don't have the luxury that Corley will be given.  Corley's job was support and backup the deputies.  The only allegiance we found that Corley has is to Franklin, Ziaja, and the rest of the thieves.  Corley and Steven Ziaja are very good friends as they should be.  Corley has cheated the sheriff's office out of thousands of dollars attending cattle sales, using his county vehicle to move cattle, and using inmate labor to help him take care of his farm.  How much money were those inmates paid, Corley?

While reading the comments we noted that someone in Robinson's community is concerned about the impact of what is being said on the blog and comments will impact his family.  We think about his family daily.  Our hearts and prayers go out to them.  Robinson should have put family first.  He has only himself to blame for getting involved.  Why didn't any of these people self-report what was going on in the sheriff's department?  Why didn't they put their families first?  We have spoken to a lot of brave men and women who reported the things they saw going on in the sheriff's department.  I would not hesitate to say that thousands and thousands of documents went across the river to help clean up the corruption in the Sheriff's Office.

Do we feel sorry for Sheriff Ana Franklin and her band of thieves?  Heck no.  They have pushed hard to stop the whistleblowers and have gone to some extreme measures to shut us up.  We hear their cries.  Lock em up.  Lock em up.  We will continue to tell the truth on the blog as long as it takes.

We hope the good men and women who work at the sheriff's office will continue performing their duties with honor and pride while we sit back and wait for the corruption to end.



Time's a coming....

Friday, December 1, 2017

The two officials in the article below can't hold a candle to Sheriff Ana and her band of thugs - Stay Tuned

Autauga County Coroner Arrested

Press Release from Attorney General's office:
Attorney General Troy King announced the arrest today of Autauga County Coroner and Millbrook police officer Billy Brown, who is charged with felony ethics violation and first-degree theft from the Autauga County jail fund when he was formerly a sheriff's deputy.  Willie Mack Brown III, known as Billy Brown, surrendered at the Autauga County Sheriff's Office.
Attorney General King's Office presented evidence to an Autauga County grand jury, resulting in Brown's indictment* on November 14. Specifically, the indictment charges that:
  • Brown intentionally used his official position as an Autauga County sheriff's deputy for the unlawful personal gain of himself or family members, by taking unauthorized control of money from the sheriff's office jail fund; and
  • Brown committed first-degree theft of more than $2,500 from the sheriff's office by making expenditures that were unrelated to operation of the jail.
"It is an extremely serious charge when a public official and law enforcement officer is accused of stealing from the public treasury and abusing his position of public trust by breaking the very laws he has sworn to uphold," said Attorney General King.  "My commitment to the citizens of Alabama is that such accusations will be thoroughly investigated and where evidence indicates a crime has been committed, my office will vigorously prosecute cases of alleged public corruption." Attorney General King commended Assistant Attorney General Sonny Reagan and Special Agent Jeff Chandler, who are handling the prosecution and investigation of this matter for his office.
No further information about the investigation or about Brown's alleged crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.
However, it is a matter of public record that Brown was cited for improper expenditures by the Examiners of Public Accounts in a special report on the Autauga County Metro Jail Fund, covering the period of September 1, 2004 through August 28, 2006, which was issued on March 16, 2007.  The Examiners' audit report notes charges against Brown totaling $27,981.62, and that "these charges resulted from unallowable disbursements made from the Metro Jail Fund including: checks written to ‘Cash', debit card cash withdrawals, and a cashier check received from the official Metro Jail Fund bank account, as well as the purchase of items for personal use including alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, grocery items, cellular phones, clothing, jewelry, gasoline, gift cards, equipment and building supplies.  Of the charges reflected on Exhibit I, $3,616 was repaid by the employee when brought to his attention.  The remaining unpaid charges total $24,365.13."
 If convicted, Brown faces a maximum penalty of two to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $10,000 for each of two counts, which both are class B felonies. Furthermore, Section 36-9-2 of the Code of Alabama states that when an officeholder is convicted of a felony, the office is vacated from the time of conviction. 

All is quiet on the home front, or is it?

It is our belief that some of Ana's followers have lied and cheated the sheriff's office for so many years that they do not know the truth and many of those who do know the truth can't face it.  Such as Corley.  Apparently, he thinks using his county vehicle to spend hours per week purchasing cattle and hauling cattle sometimes with the assistance of inmates is perfectly acceptable.  Of course, he does.  He has been doing it for years.

We can't wait to see Bones, Franklin, Robinson, Ziaja, and many of the others who have worked so hard to destroy the sheriff's office come to justice.  They will always have their followers and believers but at some point, justice will prevail.  Ziaja decided to trust Ana and Ana's backer rather thank tell the truth.  What will the others do.

What we have come to understand is that these people are cowards, they will lie, steal, and cheat and then deny their actions but when they come after you they come from behind.  They are weak little creeps that have preyed on the jail employees, inmates, and the citizens of our county for far too long.

We hear from folks who live in the neighborhood of the thugs most can't wait for the ax to drop.  We are a little surprised that some people still believe that they are as pure as the driven snow.  They have sleazy groupies that hang out and wallow around with them.  Still calling us crazy.  Not realizing they are treading on dangerous ground.  They are just looking for relationships in all the wrong places.  They should realize it is dangerous to intentionally place people in harm's way to prove a point.  We will wait and see how that works out for them.

The bitterness of some folks who destroyed their own careers is a damn shame.  Most of the ex-employees who worked at the sheriff's office and surrounding municipalities are trying very hard to gain employment while a few of the others burned their bridges and then went back to Ana for more.  Most people once burned stay out of the fire.  Others want to wallow in self-pity and blame others for their stupidity.

Why has Sheriff Franklin allowed so many people drive county vehicles who have no business driving them?  Because they are friends of Ana and Ana's goons.  Some have even pulled security duty using the MCSO vehicles.  What a liability Franklin has set up for the county.  At some point, all of this madness will end.  A lot of you will perjure yourselves and face whatever the court systems have in store for them.  Alyssa wasn't even dumb enough to perjure herself.  She may be smarter than her mother.

We will continue blogging while some of you wonder what happened and why your wealthy protector doesn't have the power to protect  you. 

Arrested ABC Agent Steven Ziaja confident until the end that he would not be arrested

Folks, the article published by Decatur Daily yesterday was very informative and factual.  What we found interesting is Ana telling the Daily at some point that "Franklin, Ziaja's former girlfriend, said last year that "his (Ziaja's) money has nothing to do with my money."

It appears that the sheriff's office money is Ana's money, Charlie's money is Ana's money, and Ziaja's money is Ana's money.

The story recaps Franklin and Ziaja's  investments in the Title Mart's with Greg Steenson.   Time will tell.

 Steve Ziaja Mugshot 
Sheriff Ana Franklin and ABC Agent Steven Ziaja in happier times.

A lot of people wonder why Ziaja didn't roll on Sheriff Ana Franklin.  Others question who Sheriff Franklin and Steven Ziaja know that claims to be powerful enough to get them out of the mess they have gotten themselves into.  It sounds that a few people are still in denial.  While others think they can buy their way out of trouble.  Maybe money and power is the root of all evil, or is it the people behind the money and power?

BTW Steven how is that working out for you.  Don't think the whistleblowers have any sympathy for any of you.  You have worked diligently to have us arrested because we simply told the truth.

You wanted us stopped at all cost.  

We are sure there is more to come as Sheriff Ana Franklin and her group work diligently to deflect their life of crime from themselves.  We will continue to work diligently to report the truth.

In the meantime, Ashley Remkus a reporter for al.com and the Decatur Daily Anna Beahm Staff Writer continue to publish the truth as it applies to Franklin, Steenson, and Ziaja. 

http://www.decaturdaily.com/news/morgan_county/updated-alabama-abc-agent-ziaja-from-morgan-county-indicted-on/article_e6a9d9ff-02d0-55f3-8134-d4c92520d7f8.html

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Next

Who will be next in the corruption clean-up of Morgan County?  Perhaps they will be as willing as we are to take polygraphs to clear their good names.  Computer tampering X 11.



First Domino Falls

Well, folks, it has begun.  No doubt the roaches are running helter-skelter around the kitchen floor.  Who's next?  What'll I do?   Where will I go?  I'd be scared too if I knew that MULTIPLE agencies are entering the fray.  The Ziaji story is, for now, an ALEA operation (well done, guys) but just you wait.  Just wait.  There's more to come.  Oh, and by the way, Ana, Steven, Barney and all the other thugs, thugees, and Kool-ade drinkers, the blog and its members accept your apologies.   We were right. 

Here's story via al.com (edited ):

Alabama ABC agent indicted on 12 felonies, including use of position for personal gain

An Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control agent has been indicted on 12 felony charges, including allegations of using his state law enforcement position for personal gain.
Steven Wrea Ziaja was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on Tuesday before being released on $30,000 bail, court documents show. The 39-year-old from Morgan County has worked as an ABC agent employed by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
The indictments, made public today, accuse Ziaja of obtaining multiple people's personal information from the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center using state computers. The Center's database includes information from the National Crime Information Center, also known as NCIC. The information is available to law enforcement for investigative and official business purposes.
Ziaja is charged with 11 felony counts of computer tampering and one count of using his law enforcement position for personal gain. Court documents allege he used his position "to obtain personal gain for himself, a family member or a business with which he was associated." Records don't identify what the gain was or what it relates to. Ziaja hung up the phone when AL.com contacted him for comment.
The indictments against Ziaja were issued in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Indictments are issued when a grand jury determines prosecutors have enough evidence to formally charge a defendant and send the case to trial. The Alabama Attorney General's Office is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by ALEA special agents.
Each of the computer tampering charges is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The use of office for personal gain charge carries a sentence up to 20 years in prison. A booking photograph of Ziaja and further details about the case weren't immediately available.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Folks our lips are not just blowing in the wind

Just you wait and see.  Our lips are not just blowing in the wind.  One of these days the Sheriff will have to explain her actions.  In the meantime, we hear Franklin was in town last night praising all the hard work she and her drug task force has done to fight drug crime.  Hum! When Ana's lips are blowing in the wind you know you just heard a line of BS.  Hey Bones.  Leave those dogs alone.

Louisa May Alcott

If I can do no more, let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won. -Louisa May Alcott, writer and reformist (29 Nov 1832-1888) 


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Reprint of Chief Corley's adventures - When will it stop?

Current Blogger Comments:  Most people who work for the Morgan County Sheriff's Office know that Chief Deputy Corley has abused his position for many years spending hours at the Cullman Cattle Sale and now he is spending, even more, time at the Marshall County Cattle Sale.  He has it made.  He lies and sucks up to sheriff Franklin and turns a blind eye to the corruption and stands behind her firing of MCSO employees.  In return, he drives a big shiny pickup truck, sips coffee for hours in a family diner in Eva, and lies his butt off for Ana and/or overlooks the corruption.  Either way ignorance of the law is no excuse for their conduct. 

What about the Berzett's, Blake Robinson, Steven Ziaja, Ana Franklin, Bones Wilson, and Justin Powell?  Have they sealed their fate with lies, corruption, and deceit?  Why can't these people see the forest for the trees.  Do they really believe they have done nothing wrong?  What about the property Franklin poured county money into for her "retirement"?  Does Saraland look as good today as it looked for Ana before she was caught?  How many people have these people hurt?  How much money and other sheriff's office resources have been taken to feed their greed? When will their reign of thievery end? 

Reprint from Blog Dated November 17, 2016

Chief Deputy Corley and Sheriff Ana Franklin have a lot in common. Such as abuse of power.  Chief Corley is generally seen at the Marshall County Cattle Sales on Tuesdays or the Cullman County Cattle Sales on Thursday using their county vehicles to move horses, cattle, gators, and the like.

Did we mention that Sheriff Ana Franklin is not the only one who uses or used inmate labor on their property?  Free labor.








Monday, November 27, 2017

Living in Interesting Times

It appears that this week will be an interesting, perhaps memorable, week.  Our sources tell us that Ana now says she is not going to jail and that 'several' sheriffs that have come up on charges and have been cleared.  We don't believe she's really talking about Alabama.  The only sheriff we found was the sheriff of Sumpter County and he paid dearly.  Is it possible that more sheriffs will be indicted since the Governor has set out to clean the swamp of corruption in Alabama?  We can't help but wonder how many of you Ana's faithful have young children, elderly parents and family members with special needs, all relying on you.  You should have known that they can't keep up the corruption forever.  You willingly followed Ana into a roach motel.   You can check in but you can't check out.  Unless you repent and come clean.  The clock is ticking.

The Decatur Daily published an article in the Sunday Edition reference Device tracks suspects via cellphone

The story today in the Decatur Daily Sunday Edition mentioned one cellphone tracking device being used across the nation.  Our question is if our local Morgan County Sheriff's Office is using similar tactics without a legal warrant? According to the article, civil liberties and privacy groups are increasing raising objections to the Stingray version which is suitcase sized.  The equipment has the capability to sweep up cellphone data from entire neighborhoods according to the article posted by Colleen Long, The Associated Press. These programs require law enforcement to sign nondisclosure agreements overseen by the FBI.  
We know that the Sheriff has no problem having informants go into unsuspecting offices and place Keylogger Software on systems, take pictures, videos, and take documents that do not belong to them.  What else are they doing that we the citizens are unaware of?  Nobody has a right to track you unless they have a warrant to do so.  We hear a lot of people say what does it matter if you are not doing anything wrong.  Folks, it is an invasion of your privacy.  More and more of this type information will come out in the future.  The technology is a wonderful resource if used properly it the rogue cops that do not care about our rights as citizens that we should be worried about as citizens.

Sheriff Ana Franklin and her band of rogue cops have proven over the past seven years that they cannot be trusted to fight crime.  They are the majority source of crime in Morgan County.


Stingray Tracking Devices: Who's Got Them?

The map below tracks what we know, based on press reports and publicly available documents, about the use of stingray tracking devices by state and local police departments. Following the map is a list of the federal agencies known to have the technology. The ACLU has identified 72 agencies in 24 states and the District of Columbia that own stingrays, but because many agencies continue to shroud their purchase and use of stingrays in secrecy, this map dramatically underrepresents the actual use of stingrays by law enforcement agencies nationwide.
Stingrays, also known as "cell site simulators" or "IMSI catchers," are invasive cell phone surveillance devices that mimic cell phone towers and send out signals to trick cell phones in the area into transmitting their locations and identifying information. When used to track a suspect's cell phone, they also gather information about the phones of countless bystanders who happen to be nearby.
MORE ON STINGRAY TRACKING DEVICES

Friday, November 24, 2017

Dedicated to Ana, Bones, Blake and the others who chose a life of crime

Alabama Department of Labor (334) 242-3389

We received a comment on the blog about an issue we brought to you a couple of years ago.  Sheriff Ana Franklin has been cheating employees out of hard earned money for years.  By now these wages should be upwards to $3,000,000.00 plus. 

The sheriff's office employees should file your complaints with the Alabama Department of Labor.  While sheriff's office employees are being cheated out of overtime and their lunch breaks Sheriff Ana Franklin was busy stealing money from the sheriff's office for lavish trips, horses, horse trailers, and a million dollar+ home in Saraland with absolutely no mortgage. 

If you want to know why sheriff's office employees are being cheated and paid far less than smaller sheriff's offices in North Alabama, it is because the MC employees having been unknowingly forfeiting their pay to enable Franklin to build her retirement, homes in Saraland, and her hobbies.

Getting back to the Corporals and their fake positions Brian Goodwin knows or should know that he has accepted a position that is illegal.  Ignorance of the law is no excuse.  If you accept overtime pay, gift cards, or cash for your fake position you are as guilty as the sheriff.  Both you and the Sheriff just conspired to commit an illegal act.

That apparently does not mean much to many of the sheriff's goons and goonettes.  Same goes for Bones Wilson, Blake Robinson, and Ron Livingston.  The same goes for all the sheriff's office non-APOST employees walking around acting like deputies.  We have some serious issues going on in Morgan County that need to be stopped before someone gets hurt and causes more liabilities than we currently face. 

Some of Ana's goons are allegedly dangerous.  The only danger the goons pose is to themselves.  That includes Billy Bad Ass Blake Robinson, Bones Wilson, and the cowardly Steven Ziaja.  It takes a coward to shoot and kill a man by shooting him in the back of the neck while he is walking away from you.  You live to tell the story and to share the experience with your peers and co-workers.  Laughing at what you did.  You kill 30+ dogs for sport and you laugh about it.  We are not talking about vicious dogs in most cases.  We are talking about family pets.  Bones you are sick and a coward.  That sickness will not keep you out of jail.  Hopefully, somebody will tack on a few more years for your sick repulsive behavior.  By the way, why are you living in the sheriff's house? Has Ana moved to Saraland permanently, are you renting the life estate house?

We feel no sympathy for any of you.  We feel sorry for your families.  Look at what you have done to them.  Families with babies to care for, elderly parents who need you and want to believe you, and your extended families.  Your families want to believe you and will clearly blame the messengers but the bottom line is you did this to yourselves.  You need to pay.  You need to pay for what you chose to do to the employes of the MCSO, the employees, their families, the citizens of this county, local and state government, and to the whistleblowers for telling the truth.  We need to add Billable Barney Lovelace in the mix as well.  Lovelace is an officer of the courts.  He has a duty to his client as we all know.  He has a duty to the court as well.  What should a good attorney do when they know their client is committing illegal acts?  Report it or resign due to moral turpitude?  It sure isn't conspiring with your client and her staff to break into an office and install Keylogger software, video, take pictures, and steal documents.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Preparing for the future

Folks, it's the time of the year that we should focus on family and friends.  There is no need to worry about things that we have no control over.  Each of our days plays at God's will and not our will.  We have worked very hard to ensure that the citizens of Morgan County are aware of criminal activity and our attempts to stop the corruption that has surrounded our county for the past seven years.

She told her followers that she had everything under control.  Ana said her high powered political friends would get her out of anything brought her way.  She claimed to have Big Luther Strange wrapped around her little finger.  She boasted about Governor Bentley's ability to help her as well as U.S. Attorney General Sessions.  We can't leave Billable Barney Lovelace out of the blog.  He is a lying, cheating conniving attorney and if his lips are moving he is lying.  Barney had a high powered friend in Madison County who had his back and that of Sheriff Ana Franklin.  Each step we took Barney and Ana seemed to be one step ahead of us.  Barney has no qualms about lying to Federal Judges.  Sitting in on conspiracies to break into offices, Keylogger Software or any other stunt the sheriff has played.  Barney is a leach that sucked off of Sheriff Franklin for the almighty dollar.

We also heard that Brian Goodwin is being promoted to Corporal. This promotion like many others Sheriff Franklin made during are terms as sheriff is NOT LEGAL.  Legal promotions must be submitted to HR to change their status to Corporal and their pay would be reflected automatically in the pay increase.  Brian and Dee Goodwin are staunch supporters of Ana and made unwise decisions placing their family in a difficult position.  We will see how that comes out for them. There is no legal promotion or extra income for the promotion.  What Sheriff Franklin is doing to reflect the pay increase for the "Corporals" to claim overtime that they didn't work.  Perhaps the corporals do not realize they cannot legally be promoted into a position that does not exist but Sheriff Franklin knows this is an illegal personnel action.  This is an example that is far less egregious as Sheriff Franklin paying Bones Wilson and Blake Robinson for overtime they did not work in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Want to know why the sheriff's office is broke?  These are just a few examples.

To all of Ana's followers, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving this year.  Freedom is bliss.  Jail is hell.  Enjoy your holiday and do not worry about the future.



Saturday, November 18, 2017

Incumbent Sheriff Ana Franklin will she run for Sheriff of Morgan County Again?

It isn't going to happen.  The sheriff knows there is no way she could possibly be reelected.  Oh! She is trying hard to keep a strong appearance and telling folks that she is going to run again.  Hang it up, sheriff.

There is no way of stating how terrified Sheriff Ana Franklin is right now.  That is why she hasn't announced her candidacy for Sheriff.  She is scared to death that some of her loyalists will cross the river and roll.  Ana's loyalists have backed her through thick and thin years.  When all is said and done Ana will turn on each and every one of them.  Franklin threw Bones, Blake, Robinson, the Goodwins, the Berzett's, and Justin Powell crumbs while she was rolling in dough.  They have had special perks as has Hilda while most of the other employees such as correction officers who work for $11.64 per hour while Limestone County Corrections officer is making around $15.00.  Now that is a disgrace.  The same goes for the Deputies.  The entire command staff should be fired.  Corley and Bili tell Ana everything.  You see Corley doesn't care about the employees.  Bili is a fence rider.  I will explain his role and that of another individual in due time.  Ron Livingston is yet another suck up to Ana and according to Ana too old and incompetent.  I am not saying anything that can't be proven by tape.

We believe that we have only discovered a small portion of the corruption that has taken place across this county.  We told the loyalists day after day that the corruption could not continue.  They laughed at us called us names and made fun of us.

So! What do we think of you now?  We think enough of you to tell you to hightail it across the river.  Fall on your sword.  Admit your part and what you know.  Self-reporting could help redeem you and help rebuild your family.  A lot of difficult times are ahead for all of us in.  Do the right thing.  Especially Steven Ziaja.  Jail time with a clear conscious is far better than setting in jailing thinking about what you could have done to change the outcome of your consequences.

The sheriff is trying to pull clandestine meetings together in an attempt to keep the lies going.  I can't blame her for that.  It's a little too late to continue the charade, Ana.  Admit to owning the property in Saraland Ana before it is seized.

Coming clean is a redeeming quality.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Who's on first?

We have been harping for the past four years that something just isn't right with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.  We began by speaking to past and present employees to get an inside knowledge of any nefarious active going on behind the scenes.  We were chugging along slowly until we heard about the Title Marts.  The time frame was the April 2015.  The first we heard was that Steven Ziaja was part owner of the dealership.  We heard claims that Ziaja was walking around with thousands of dollars in his wallet and showing it off; that he was operating at the Priceville Title Mart and Hartselle Title Marts.

We observed Ziaja working at the Title Marts when he should have been performing duties at his regular job.  We sent people into the Title Marts to snoop around and low and behold who do we see but Sheriff Ana Franklin's daughter Alyssa.

Then we discover that Ziaja was selling cars under the alias of Ricky Dukes.  How do we know that?  We sent a message to Dukes questioning vehicles he advertised.  If our contact showed interested in the vehicle we were referred to Mr. Masterson or Greg Steenson at the Priceville Title Mart.  It was and is very interesting that Ziaja used an alias to sell cars.  We decided that the reason was that he did not want his agency to know what he was involved in.

On one occasion we saw Sheriff Ana Franklin at the Priceville Title Mart riding around with Ziaja on an ATV or walking around like she owned the place. 

We eventually believed that we had enough information to prove that Ziaja and possibly Ana Franklin and Alyssa Franklin were deeply involved in the operation.  We are actually amazed at how deeply involved the Franklin's were in the operation.

Ziaja continued to find ways of making money off of the Title Marts.  He sold fictitious cars to the Title Marts, he and Blake Robinson opened a detail shop making over $38,000.00 off of Mr. Jeffreys when both men should have been working that law enforcement day jobs.  Ziaja hid his activities from his superiors while Robinson's boss Sheriff Ana Franklin knew exactly where he was. 

Then came all of the investments in the PONZI scheme.  Greg Steenson got the most blame for that activity.  Don't believe for one minute we are condoning anything that Steenson did in this matter but it is obvious that he did not mastermind this plan alone.  He had help in the form of Ana Franklin, Steven Ziaja, Blake Robinson, and Alyssa Franklin.  Why is that so obvious you ask?  Well! If you look at the investors in the PONZI scheme the majority are law enforcement friends of Franklin and Ziaja, employees of Sheriff Franklin such as Blake Robinson and Bones Wilson, and family of Sheriff Ana Franklin, and coworkers of Steven Ziaja.

Franklin, Blake, Bones, and Ziaja were raking in the money.  Sheriff Franklin had her family working which was a good thing for her.  It meant more of the sheriff's office money went to her. Which makes us wonder where Franklin's oldest daughter obtained a $100,000.00 to jumpstart their business.  We are talking about a  young family that had to have a co-signer to purchase a house.  The co-signer interestingly enough was Steven Ziaja.  After the purchase of the house came approximately $65,000.00 dollars in upgrades to the house, a huge commercial BBQ grill, and big fancy cars.  The company may be prospering now but the question is where did the initial money come from? Not family for sure.

Sheriff Ana Franklin didn't stop there.  Franklin included her staff, contract labor, and inmates into her corrupt activities.  Franklin had these people believing everything she said.  She claims to have everything under control.  Maybe she does and maybe she doesn't.  Time will tell.  We have been saying for years that the sheriff is going to jail.  We stand firm on our predictions.  It is unfortunate that those who trusted Sheriff Franklin have placed their freedom in jeopardy as well.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reference Decatur Daily Article - Sheriff says jailers needed to curb overtime, liability

Folks, October 1, 2017 was the first day of the fiscal year.  Six weeks into the new year Franklin is just now asking for 19 additional jailers.  The sheriff has been in office since January 2011.  Surely by now Franklin knows that she must develop the budget she needs prior to entering a new fiscal year.  This is another of Sheriff Franklin's ploys to blame anybody but herself for her shortfalls.  It's also an illustration of Franklin's style of mismanagement.  The jail has been understaffed, undertrained, and underpaid for years and she knew it.   No wonder there's high turnover in personnel.  The jail's shortfalls are due primarily to her profligate spending available resources on toys, parties, and replenishing her "retirement account".  And secondarily, her frequent, continuing AWOLs.  If she were at work more often instead layin' up fat and sorry with a rag tied around her head.
(cue Johnny Cash singing 'Sunday Morning Coming Down')

The commission should stand firm on their position.  Commissioner Long is correct in asking what she can "bring to the table".  $600,000 of unforecast funds is a lot of money to spring on the county.  On the other hand here is what Franklin is most likely planning on.  Franklin will go to the Southern Center Law Group and report: "I ain't my fault.   It's that damned ol' commission."

We have to disagree with the Daily on their statement that the sheriff is facing a re-election next year.  We believe she is facing jail.

Franklin slipped into the sheriff's office today and met with one of the local media sources.  We just happened to be in town and noticed that a media source in our area turned into the sheriff's office.  The guy was there approximately one hour.

We can only assume Ana didn't want anyone in the sheriff's office to know she was there as we did not see the vehicle(s) she is known to drive.

Now we see that yet another media source is at the sheriff's office awaiting their turn.




More and more people have gone across the river


Was it Larry and Pam?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lines in the sand

Just like the Alamo, Larry and Pam Berzett have drawn a line and unlike Col Travis, they will not cross over it, remaining loyal to Mama Ana.  And they will go down with her.  Franklin, Bones Wilson, and Blake Robinson are sweating bullets.  The grand jury is in session.  Who's on first?  Stay tuned.

Who is scared of the outcome

You can say what you will about the whistleblowers you folks are going to jail.  You can LOL all day long but you cannot change the course you have set your sights on.  You folks have gone too far to be redeemed.

We must say Ziaja showed his butt a couple of weeks back at an event.  He is totally in love, Sheriff Franklin and he just can't get over it.

There is also Blake Robinson on the streets of Morgan County acting like a real deputy.  Strutting his stuff as if he was never a part of Sheriff Ana Franklin's clique.

At this point, we cannot leave out Bones Wilson or Justin Powell.  Then there is the Berzett's and the Goodwin's.  If Brian only knew.  Of course, he knows.  Did he think the horse trailer just appeared one day out of the blue?

What about Sheriff Ana Franklin hiding her assets and pretending to be living on the family property.  Franklin has rarely been in the office over the past month.  She has set her home up in Saraland and hopes that nobody from Federal agencies come calling and question Charlie and the folks they purchased their property from.  No debt for all those upgrades of the homes, the new home/barn combo, and the property.  How do you justify the money when the feds coming calling.  You don't.

Franklin has some good family out there that she has completely let down.  She has been an embarrassment.  Ana was the "cream of the crop".  Franklin's accolades now are "I stole the inmate food funds'.  We can see her saying as she has many times 'I got away with it'.  She moved the inmate food funds to her personal account and will doubtfully return any of the money.  Franklin is waiting for the dust to settle and then that money will be long gone.  We were recently told that Ana is keeping her money hidden on a property right here in Morgan County in a large building.  Other assets are spread all over Morgan, Saraland, and Cullman County.

We eagerly await indictments to be handed down.  We can't help but wonder what the Anonymous will say then?  They may have to wait until they bond out to blog.  We will just have to wait and see.  These folks are so arrogant they will still deny any wrongdoing.  Wonder how many of Ana's fine friends will be singing her praises when they get out of jail.  All of these folks have had a free ride, all expenses paid, travel, trucks, horse trailers, horses, gear, and equipment to satisfy their greed.  We sure hope that keeps you warm once you are arrested.  You are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  We doubt your wrongdoings will be that hard to prove.  However, on that note, we will have to wait and see.

For now, let the good times roll.