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Friday, September 20, 2019

Puckett and Long - Jailer Pay

Blogger Comments:  It isn't anything to the whistleblower if someone criticizes Puckett.  He is the sheriff and he can handle it.  We believe in constructive criticism and you make some good points.  My question to you is have you ever worked for the Government, and have you ever been responsible for budgeting for your agency's annual budget?  The sheriff's office budget is for a very large portion of the county budget.  The person running the sheriffs office must be a good steward of the funds, prepare budget proposals for their office, staff, jailers, deputies, etc.  That is their job.  They are not micromanaged by the commission.  We are sure that if the commission had mettled in the sheriff's affairs they would have gotten an ear full.  Furthermore, the sheriff was rarely there to discuss issues. Though Long and the rest of the commissioners may have known about the shortfalls and addressed them, the sheriff had the last say.  The sheriff did not care about anything except her own agenda.  Which seemed not to include the SO.  It is regrettable that so many people have left the sheriff's office, a lot of good people, but a new sheriff of 6 months barely has his feet on the ground.

So far as Ray Long and the other commissioners go, we have not been as friendly to them as you may think.  However, we do not blame the commission for the previous sheriff's shortfalls.  As a supervisor in a government operation, you were responsible for your budget including shortfalls.  We all know the reason the previous sheriff had shortfalls and that there was a lack of training, equipment, and raises.  Those were not the fault of the commission.  If Puckett doesn't do his job then he has nobody to blame but himself.  If Ray Long does not approve the budget to adequately support the SO then we can raise cane.

We are pretty sure that in the last years of the previous sheriff's term that they realized what was going to the SO was going out the back door.  Had they not protected the resources from greed, there would have been nothing to start with.  



Comment from Anonymous:

WB you act as if anyone criticizes your new hero sheriff Puckett you take offense and think he’s being referred to as a bad sheriff. Not so. I agree with the post you highlighted that if 52 jailers left since he took office it’s not all about the money although that’s probably the top reason. Common sense needs to play into that a bit. While you seem to praise Ray Long for recognizing that the jailers need a pay raise was he not the commission chairman during Franklins term? Where was his and the rest of the commissions concern then?

The fact is and it’s obvious that there would be no concern about raising the pay if that number of jailers had not left. Puckett inherited the lack of pay problem Ray Long knew it existed.

Everyone in our part of the county knows that Long recruited Puckett to run and everyone knows he wanted a sheriff that he could control just like he does with his pal that is the animal control director it’s amazing with all of the sources that WB claims to have that WB does not know this but it’s pretty clear WB doesn’t.

Things aren’t all rosey at the sheriffs office. Ray Long calls the big calls. But Puckett hasn’t even been in office a year yet and he’s certainly much better than what we had. But he’s not beyond criticism either WB you seem to think he is. This is becoming a very biased blog.


What Do You Know About Corruption?

BLOGGER COMMENTS:   Just to lighten up your Friday, here's John Archibald's "quiz" on corruption.

https://www.al.com/news/2019/09/well-what-do-you-know-a-quiz-about-corruption.html

This is an opinion column.
People were aghast to learn from an Annenberg Public Policy Center civics survey that only 1 in five Americans could name even one branch of government.
Just one.
Which is remarkable because 2 in 5 Americans – based on observation – can tell you how TikTok works. And why.
And it is clear every fall that 4 of 5 Alabamians can recognize a cover 3 defense. And 3 of 5 know which defender has underneath responsibility – and will yell loudly for the quarterback to throw to the flats.
People aren’t stupid. They just haven’t found reason to care as much about their government as they do about their phones, or their distractions that keep them from having to worry about where our leadership is taking us.
Which is dumb in the long run, I’ll grant you. But understandable.
A lot of people stopped caring about government because they stopped trusting government. We know a lot about that in Alabama because government failed us so often, across party lines and demographic boundaries. Democrats ruled Alabama for generations, and failed. Then Republicans took power, in the name of honesty and ethics, and did the same things.
No wonder people don’t know their civics. It’s the same reason smokers don’t want to hear about cancer, and polluters won’t consider climate change. Denial is easier.
It’s why corruption and hypocrisy and poor leadership is a poison.
But it’s important to know, to remember, if only so you’ll recognize when it happens again. So take this survey of recent Alabama history and the sagging branches of our government. Call it a quiz if that helps you pretend it’s all fun and games. Answers below.
1. Seventeen people, including contractors, politicians and administrators, were convicted or pleaded guilty in a massive scandal permeating a state institution last decade. The head of that system pleaded guilty to bribery, conspiracy, money laundering, witness tampering and more. It was: A) The Ethics Commission; B) The Alabama Public Service Commission; C) The Alabama Senate D) The Alabama two-year college system.
2. This man pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and stepped down from office after a scandal that involved burner phones, a younger woman and mail-order erection pills. A) Tom Parker; B) Doug Jones; C) Robert Bentley; D) Jim Zeigler.
3. This person was kicked out of office for failure to follow the law, was elected again and resigned for the same sort of thing, yet remains a viable candidate for statewide office: A) Luther Strange; B) Guy Hunt; C) Roy Moore; D) Joe Reed.
4. The Republican Party swept into power in 2010, led by this person, and took a supermajority in the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction. One of the chief platforms of the takeover was rewriting the ethics law to make state government more honest. That person was: A) Gov. Robert Bentley; B) Speaker Mike Hubbard; C) Judge Roy Moore; D) Nancy Worley.
5. That same person was later arrested, charged with an assortment of crimes against that new ethics law, and in 2016 was convicted of a dozen felonies and sentenced to four years in prison. That person: A) Served three years, and was released on good behavior; B) Served time in a halfway house; C) Fled to Argentina; D) Remains free on appeal as the partisan Supreme Court contemplates ways to let him go.
No wonder people don’t want to pay attention to their government these days. That’s what the Alabama Supreme Court is counting on.
John Archibald, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is a columnist for Reckon by AL.com. His column appears in The Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times, the Mobile Register and AL.com. Write him at jarchibald@al.com.
Answers: 1. D) The Alabama two-year college system. 2. C) Robert Bentley 3. C) Roy Moore. 4. B) Mike Hubbard. 5. D) Remains free
So, how'd you do?

Thursday, September 19, 2019

20,000 Documents! Whoa!

BLOGGER COMMENTS:  Well.  There appears to be a treasure trove of possibly incriminating information.  Or not.  When you use a vacuum cleaner to swoop up documents, you're going to get some ash and trash.  Hope these guys brought their lunches;  it's going to take more than a day. 

Here's the link:
https://www.decaturdaily.com/news/limestone_county/prosecutor-documents-compiled-in-investigation-of-limestone-sheriff/article_58b14986-f88b-5b29-80a8-68fa499ab864.html

Prosecutor: 20,000 documents compiled in investigation of Limestone sheriff

Excerpts:

State prosecutors say they have collected more than 20,000 documents in their investigation of Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely, who was indicted last month on 13 theft and ethics counts.
"It is kind of daunting to to think we're going to have to sift through all that and figure out how it applies to the case," Robert Tuten, one of Blakely's lawyers, said Wednesday. "Obviously it's all very complicated."
The state Attorney General's Office revealed the existence of its cache of documents in a motion for a protective order it filed jointly with Blakely's attorneys Tuesday.
If granted by the judge, the protective order would prohibit either party from releasing information that identifies people other than Blakely.
"The state's discovery includes bank records, loan applications, and pistol permit applications of third parties — among other documents — that contain personally identifying information," according to the motion. "While the State would normally make the necessary redactions before producing discovery, such an undertaking is not feasible in this case because the State would need to redact more than 20,000 items."
Mike Lewis, a spokesman for state Attorney General Steve Marshall, said Blakely is not required to step down while he is under indictment.  "Under Alabama law the sheriff is not required to leave office while under indictment, nor is he precluded from continuing with his official duties," Lewis said.  Tuten said Blakely has not been pressured by the attorney general to step down, and the sheriff has no reason to do so.  
BLOGGER COMMENTS:  The article goes on with a detailed recitation of the felony and misdemeanor charges, with which we're all familiar.
Lewis and Tuten both said obtaining a protective order to prevent disclosure of discovery in a criminal case in not unusual.
"While information gathered during the discovery process is usually not made public, this office took the extra step of filing a protective order to ensure that personal identifying information of other individuals is safeguarded," Lewis said.
Tuten said he is not sure who the protective order is designed to protect, but that it's a common step.  "Those things are pretty typical when you have somebody else other than the defendant involved. I don't know who exactly that could be, but it's not uncommon when there are other private citizens mixed up in an investigation."

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Blame the new sheriff - Blame Ray Long

Blogger Comments:  Folks we can't help but publish this comment for "Anonymous".  Blame the new man, go on that's what you do.  Blame Ray Long because we had a lazy sheriff who did not give a rats butt about the employees.  Especially the jailers.  For eight long years, nobody cared.  We don't recall the deputies getting a lot of raises, training, equipment, nor vehicles.

If the budget passes on or before the end of the Fiscal year Deputies and jailers will receive raises.  The Sheriff is trying very hard to bring the pay scale up to similar counties.  The deputies will take a little more work than the jailers. 

We have been following some of these issues for over 8 years.  The issues with jailers are more complicated than the deputies.   Consistently the jailers have resigned in higher numbers than any other SO employee.

This has been an issue for Sheriff Pucket long before he took office and part of his campaign.  He can't do anything until the budget is passed.  The sheriff and all other government offices work on the budget all year long.  

We are having internet issues today with downloads but the sight below is a must-see.





Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Jailers":

Oh come on! 52 corrections officers leaving under the new sheriff isn’t all about pay. The fact is they wouldn’t be addressing the pay if 52 hadn’t resigned because Ray Long does not like to fund the sheriffs office neither do the commissioners. This group of employees has been taken for granted for years!

Some Don't Understand Legal Opinions - Sheriff Blakely Did

It's obvious that some people do not understand legal opinions published by the Attorney General's Office.  Maybe that is why so many sheriffs took inmate food funds.  Even Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely understood the meaning of the opinions.  He asked if he could take home leftover food funds and got his answer.  No.  The opinion is an interpolation and or simplified breakdown of the law.  Clarification of the law.

In one federal court case a few years back the Federal Judge dismissed the case because neither attorney researched the legal opinions in like case prior to presenting their case in court.

The whistleblower is done with this subject.  In the case these folks are bitching about the person could not even get a case number.

You people need to grow up and be more concerned about the Falkville Chief of Police and the Mayor and their conduct.


Opinions Section is the primary section that gives advice to public officials on various states laws such as the Open Meetings Act, the Competitive Bid and Public Works Laws, the Fair Campaign Practices Act, and other laws on voting. The Code of Alabama specifically calls upon the Attorney General to issue official opinions about state law. Often state law can be confusing; therefore, public officials may request that the Attorney General give his legal interpretation of the law in understandable terms. Upon written request, the Attorney General furnishes written opinions on questions of law to state departments, agencies, boards and commissions; the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee (Committee) of either House upon a matter under consideration by the Committee; legislators, if there is some nexus between the question posed and a perceived legislative duty; and to certain other public officials and political subdivisions.  

Further Discussion on the Individual's Rights to Access His/Her Information

BLOGGER COMMENTS:  Now that we know what the rules are as stated by the State Attorney General (read the previous blog "Clarification"), how do municipalities and counties apply that guidance to the real world?  A very recent example, dated August 26, 2019, is the City of Mobile, Code of Ordinances

The pertinent part, which addresses the local argument discussion of what can an individual see or can't see, is highlighted in red.  It is directly in line with the AG's decision and should serve as a 'go-by' for other departments, such as the Falkville PD.

Chapter 46 - POLICE DEPARTMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Article III Criminal History Records
  • The police department is hereby authorized to disseminate nonconviction data to the following individuals and agencies and to no other person, corporation, agency or individual:
    (1)
    Criminal justice agencies, for the purposes of the administration of criminal justice and criminal justice agency employment;
    (2)
    Individuals and agencies for any purpose authorized by statute, ordinance, executive order or court rule, decision or order, including subpoenas, as construed by appropriate state or local officials or agencies;
    (3)
    Individuals and agencies pursuant to a specific agreement with the police department to provide services required for the administration of criminal justice pursuant to that agreement. The agreement shall specifically authorize access to data, limit the use of data to purposes for which given, ensure the security and confidentiality of the data consistent with this article and any other applicable state or federal laws or regulations, and provides sanctions for violation thereof;
    (4)
    Individuals and agencies for the express purpose of research, evaluative or statistical activities pursuant to an agreement with the police department. The agreement shall specifically authorize access to data, limit the use of data to research, evaluative or statistical purposes, ensure the confidentiality and security of the data consistent with this article and any other applicable state or federal laws and regulations, and provide sanctions for the violation thereof;
    (5)
    The revenue department, pursuant to paragraph (2) of this section, for the purposes of crime prevention and the issuance of city licenses;
    (6)
    The city attorney and all assistant city attorneys, pursuant to paragraph (2) of this section, for the purposes of crime prevention; the administration of criminal justice; the defense or prosecution of civil or criminal cases on behalf of the city; the issuance of city licenses; the hiring, promotion and discipline of employees of the city; and for any other legal matter which concerns the city;
    (7)
    The mayor and elected councilmembers of the city, pursuant to paragraph (2) of this section, for the purposes of crime prevention; the administration of criminal justice; the defense or prosecution of civil or criminal cases on behalf of the city; the issuance of city licenses; and the hiring, promotion and discipline of employees of the city;
    (8)
    The fire chief; assistant fire chiefs; fire marshal; assistant fire marshal; and all fire inspectors, pursuant to paragraph (2) of this section, for the purposes of arson investigations and investigation concerning violations of the fire code or fire prevention code;
    (9)
    The county director of personnel, pursuant to paragraph (2) of this section, for the purposes of hiring, promotion, firing and discipline of Mobile County merit system employees.
    The dissemination limitations in this section do not apply to conviction data.
    (Ord. No. 47-033, § 3, 3-27-79)

  • (a)
    The police department shall not disseminate nonconviction data to any individuals or agencies enumerated in section 46-45 for any purpose other than those enumerated in section 46-45.
    (b)
    The police department shall not confirm the existence or nonexistence of criminal history record information to any person or agency that would not be eligible to receive the information itself.
    (c)
    This article does not mandate dissemination of criminal history record information to any agency or individual.
    (Ord. No. 47-033, § 4, 3-27-79)

  • The police department shall ensure the individual's right to access and review of criminal history record information for purposes of accuracy and completeness by instituting procedures so that:
    (1)
    Any individual, upon satisfactory verification of his identity, shall be entitled to review, without undue burden to either the police department or the individual, any criminal history record information maintained about the individual and obtain a copy thereof when necessary for the purpose of challenge or correction;
    (2)
    Administrative review and the necessary correction of any claim by the individual to whom the information relates that the information is inaccurate or incomplete as provided;
    (3)
    Upon request, an individual whose record has been corrected shall be given the names of all noncriminal justice agencies to whom the data has been given;
    (4)
    The police department shall notify all criminal justice recipients of corrected information; and
    (5)
    The individual's right to access and review of criminal history record information shall not extend to data contained in intelligence, investigatory or other related files and shall not be construed to include any other information than that defined in section 46-41 as "criminal history record information."
    (Ord. No. 47-033, § 5, 3-27-79)


Clarification

Folks, One of the many anonymous', offered his/her interpretation of what's releasable and what's protected in Arrest Reports.  When there's a question, go to the most reliable authority for an answer.  Which what the Blog did.  In Alabama, that authority is the State Attorney General.  The AG's opinions have the force of law and have state-wide application.  Only higher authority is the Supreme Court of Alabama. 

The question was asked of the AG and here's what he said.  Any questions, Anonymous?



Clari









More on the dismissal


BLOGGER COMMENTS:  From today's Daily.  We blogged the official order yesterday but it just feels good to point out again that the bad guys lost another one.  We take a guilty pleasure in their well deserved misfortune.  If you misuse the system, the system can bite you back.  Good!

Judge throws out lawsuit by former Morgan sheriff



A judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by former Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin against her former jail warden, possibly bringing to an end one of numerous lawsuits surrounding her two-term tenure as sheriff. 

"This lawsuit was frivolous and without merit. Justice was served," said Nick Heatherly, who represented longtime Morgan County Jail Warden Leon Bradley, a defendant in the suit along with Daniel Lockhart. 
The ruling dismissing the lawsuit was issued by Lauderdale County Circuit Judge Gilbert Self, who presided over the case after all Morgan County judges recused themselves.
"I don't have any comment, beyond that we are considering whether to appeal," William Gray, the Birmingham lawyer representing the plaintiffs, said Tuesday.
The case was filed in January by Franklin, former deputies Robert Wilson and Blake Robinson, and Justin Powell, a former information technology employee at the Sheriff's Office.
Daniel Lockhart is the grandson of Glenda Lockhart, a blogger who was a harsh critic of Franklin and her deputies, and he was at one time a paid confidential informant for Franklin in her investigation of his grandmother and Bradley.
In their lawsuit, the four plaintiffs focused on an April 2018 order issued by former Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson. After hearing testimony, he dismissed a misdemeanor charge of tampering with government records that had been filed against Bradley. 
The complaint focused on the language of Thompson’s order. The order dismissed the charge against Bradley after concluding the Sheriff’s Office had improperly obtained search warrants — also issued by Thompson — through false and misleading representations to the court. The warrants authorized October 2016 searches of Bradley’s home and Glenda Lockhart’s Falkville business.
The plaintiffs' complaint disputed many of the factual findings of Thompson’s order, which was issued after two days of testimony from multiple witnesses, including Franklin, Wilson, Robinson and Powell. They particularly objected to language in the order that the four of them “endeavored to hide or cover up their deception and criminal actions under the color of law,” and that Franklin and Robinson “deliberately misled this court for the purposes of obtaining search warrants.”
According to a motion filed with the complaint, the April 2018 order harmed the plaintiffs’ credibility to the point that “District Attorney (Scott Anderson) had stated his intent not to use Wilson or any of the other plaintiffs as witnesses.” The complaint alleged that since Thompson's order, the plaintiffs have never “been called upon by the Morgan County District Attorney’s Office to provide sworn testimony.”
According to the complaint, Thompson's 2018 order so damaged the deputies' credibility that Sheriff Ron Puckett, who took office in January, fired Wilson and convinced Robinson to resign. Powell left the Sheriff's Office after the complaint was filed.
“Their reputations have been damaged,” according to the complaint. “Their careers, including current positions, have been terminated, and the prospect of future employment, have been jeopardized.”
Heatherly said the dismissal should give people confidence in the judicial system.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Did they learn a lesson?

Folks, we do not believe for one moment the previous sheriff and her so-called deputies have learned anything at all from their experiences.  The whistleblower saw what appeared to be arrogance dripping off of them.

It is sad that these folks and the likes of the previous chief in Falkville will probably never learn from their mistakes.  They rewarded themselves handsomely for their deeds.  We hope Sentencing Day (soon to be a local holiday) will not be a pleasant day for the previous sheriff.

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Of course, we know that the previous chief of Falkville feels rewarded for his bad deeds as the City paid him well for his conduct.  How must those young ladies feel about his rewards?  Embarrassed?  Used? They lost their innocence and he is walking around with money in his pockets.

What makes people in positions of power do this kind of stuff?  What makes their leadership the mayor and the council accept and reward a person such as this.  What makes them hire a new chief (Mini-Me) who worked and was best friends with the previous chief for 11 years.  The council and the mayor knew that before they selected him.
 
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Leon Bradley and Daniel Lockhart - Case dismissed

Folks, it is another rewarding day.  The bad guys just lost another battle in the courtroom.  Leon Bradley and Daniel Lockhart have been vindicated again.  We are very proud of Judge Self.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Insult to Injury

The whistleblower's property and the property of Leon Bradley is ready for pick-up from none other than Bill Gray's office.  How ironic it is that Gray has our property probably given to him from none other than our previous corrupt sheriff.   It is evident that neither the sheriff nor Gray gave a rats ass about how to handle property that was illegally obtained.  

They must have learned how to handle property from Washington.  We can't help but wonder if they used a hammer or bleach bit on our property once they were through with it.

None of these people learned a thing from Judge Thompson's ruling.  The thugs and nasty sheriff are still as arrogant today as they were the day the curtain closed on them.  They have reason to be.  My property and Leon Bradley's property has been in the hands of Bill Gray the fox in the hen house for a long time. 

We can ask what makes people in positions of power act badly and play dirty but we already know:  it's arrogance and the concept of superiority over the everyday citizen.




Saturday, September 14, 2019

Enough is Enough

According to a source that Seth Sullivan has joined the Falkville PD and left the SRO. Another source tells us that Sullivan is one of the good ole boys that admitted in front of other officers in Falkville that he was pleasured with Fellatio during his shift as a police officer in Marshall County.

On another note, Sullivan was never charged with any inappropriate behavior in Marshall County however he resigned after being informed that he was under investigation.

What is it about the good ole boy network in Falkville?  Is this what all of these guys do is sit around boasting about their misconduct or indiscretions?   Is any work being getting done?  If all of these stories are true these folks do not need to be working in law enforcement.

Women are not pieces of meat set on earth for you to degrade, humiliate, and demean.  If these accusations are true everyone of the good ole boys in Falkville needs to go.

If these stories are true everyone of these men should be fired immediately.

This is an opinion piece provided by a source who knows.

Just good ole boys making noise.  We doubt it.

Surely there is enough crime, DUI's, PI's, theft, drugs, and more in Falkville to keep the police busy enough that they can keep their minds off of sex and other stuff.

This is the exact same conduct we saw from the previous sheriff.  Surround yourself with only people you trust, don't talk to anyone and get even.








What a Shame

It's interesting how a person thinks they are above the law once they are elected to office.  No matter how they got there.  Our previous Chief of Falkville thought he was above the law.  He played games with law enforcement for many years.  He had a Mini-Me on his hip.  According to our sources, Minnie Me knew full well about the Chief's indiscretions as well as money taken from the fire department.  If he knew he sure didn't come forward during active investigations.  Instead, they all rallied around a man that is accused of inexcusable acts against women.  This group of men who supported the previous Chief and his actions and ensured Minnie Me was placed in a position of power.

Everybody knows that the whistleblower didn't support Burgess for Chief of Police.  One of his family members tried to set the whistleblower up for the previous sheriff.  Why?  One of Burgess family members was busted for dope at Target and accused of selling dope in the jail.  His family tried to give the whistleblower a SIM card from the MCSO.  We are sure all charges would have been forgiven by Franklin.  Did Burgess know?  Your dang right he knew.  He "just couldn't get involved".  Once you know of a conspiracy and do not report of it, you are a part of it.

The whistleblower told the city council and the mayor about the issue.  They did not believe their chosen one had anything to do with the dirty deeds.  Yea! Right.   Our opinion is that they wanted someone they could control.

Chief Burgess may say he had nothing to do with the sim card but he certainly knew about it.  We are sure his loved one is as well versed as he about the SIM card.  The council and Winkle were told about the attempts but Burgess family to set the whistleblower up.  The whistleblower even agreed to meet with the council meeting to discuss her concerns.  We can assure you that didn't happen.  The whistleblower was all for the other candidates because we felt certain they could not be manipulated.  

The city hired a demolition team to tear down a house in Falkville across from the school without the proper credentials.  No excuses for not hiring teams that have the proper licenses.  Why did they approve this company?  Because the could.  Nobody is watching so what the heck?  We have an antiquated sewer system with too much waste being added to the ponds.  Wonder how much bleach it would take to kill that order.  They have been cleaning it up.  That doesn't mean it isn't real.  We believe they started cleaning up once we called the State and requested that they check out the system.

Why doesn't the council, the Chief, and Winkle clean up Falkville?  The first recommendation we would have is to get rid of the trash in City Hall and start afresh.

We do not trust the City Council, the Mayor, or the Chief.



Unbecoming Conduct

The whistleblower has been called all sorts of names during the previous sheriff's interviews with the media.  Not once did this one apologize.  The whistleblower was never charged with or convicted of any crimes.  The whistleblower and Bradley discovered lots of wrongdoing by the previous sheriff and her sidekicks.

Attorney William Gray has snorted, mouthed off, and carried on like a two-year-old with a temper tantrum.  Bellowing their innocence.  Leon and the whistleblower are all at fault.  As it turns out Gray has our property seized with a fraudulent warrant.  The fox is in the hen house and has been there for quite some time.  Are we supposed to look at this as if it is an oversight, that he forgot he had it?  When did he finally admit that he had our property?  Who gave him our property?  Who knew?

We have followed the rules.  We have followed our attorney's advice.  Obey the law, follow the rules, be good citizens, report crime, and then we find out that William Gray has our property.  We were notified that we could get our property from the sheriff's office but they could only give us what they had.  We expected to get all or none.  We opted not to get what the SO had until we could locate all the property.

Why didn't Gray inform someone that he had the property months maybe a couple of years go?  How can we trust this person who never divulged that he had our property?  Our country was founded and built on trust.  Gray has a responsibility to his clients but he also has a responsibility to the courts. 

Just like story after story that was relayed to the courts that the whistleblower was under investigation in Etowah County.  It wasn't true.  Delay, Delay, Delay.

The whistleblower has no respect for this attorney or the previous law enforcement officers who got caught with their hands in the cookie jars as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals made clear to anyone who can read.  Judge Thompson is an honorable man who retired with honors.