One week from today! This time next week we will have a courtroom full of people getting to see firsthand what is really going on. The manipulation, defiance, and deceit will likely be in part out in the open for all to see. Next week will be a very busy week for many.
Look up Al.com and the story of the Ponzi scheme with the Birmingham Water Works. Birmingham and Jefferson County is also a place that has seen more than its fair share of corruption. Here, it is a Sheriff Ana Franklin and her crooks that have robbed the Sheriff's Office of taxpayer money and invested it in the Ponzi scheme known as Title Marts. Which Ana claims to be a "legitimate business".
The mess that is in Montgomery that Ana has such strong ties with and who she feels will save her, are in enough hot water they likely won't be able to save themselves much less Ana.
It is now all over this state about the corrupt Sheriff in Morgan County. We know our citizens, the employees, their families, the inmates and so many others are ready for this to all end and for Ana and her co-conspirators to be held accountable.
Inadequate care of inmates that in one case has to lead to the death of an inmate, theft of taxpayer money for personal gain, defiance, and contempt of the federal consent decree. willful neglect of duties, running all over the US on taxpayer money while seldom at work in the Sheriff's Office, using a rodeo to pad a select few pockets while painting a picture of it benefiting the law enforcement officers and other employees, illegal search and seizure, illegal wiretapping and keylogger devices, opening of bank accounts outside this county to further attempt to hide money. overtime paid only to the few chosen at a rate much more than actually worked or earned, criminal coercion, conspiracy, and willful destruction of evidence, the unethical deals made with so many including AT&T and the list goes on. The so-called immunity, lies, and deceit as Ana tries to spin her way into making people believe she is a victim has gone on way too long. Using pistol permit money to pay co-conspirator Barney Lovelace to try to save both their freedom, her idol threats and means of intimidation are all but meaningless as she and her band of thugs have lost all credibility. How long has Ana claimed she would arrest the whistleblowers or otherwise silence us?
There are still a small number of folks who have their head in the sand or are uninformed enough to believe her actions are good and she is a good sheriff. We know different and can prove it. Soon, as this continues to unfold in the upcoming court appearances this will be exposed. We still are finding out more every day.
All this going on and the Sheriffs Office continues to lose good employees. The Sheriffs Office is hiring new untrained personnel for an already relatively new untrained jail staff pushed beyond the limits of what is safe.
Unarmed individuals in uniform that appear to be deputies at armed post and personnel who have not and can not qualify are caring weapons. The rules seem not apply to this administration! Safety and training of the employees and those they are assigned to guard and protect are at a point where it is dangerous beyond what is necessary for all involved.
So many unfortunate circumstances! This does, however, seem to be the calm before the storm and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. One day we all hope the Sheriff's Office will have a command staff and employees we can all have confidence in and respect.
As always to the many honorable hard-working employees of the Sheriff's Office hang in there, it is almost over!