Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hatch Act Unit of the OSC on Randy White

Update: Randy White and Tommy Jones Jr. trade places--Randy is now the chief-deputy and Jones is the Sheriff. The switcheroo is possibly a tactical pre-arranged plan to be implemented only if Randy was ruled ineligible to be Sheriff.
Randy White-served about 43 days as Sheriff

A lawyer from the OSC on Randy White's activities after the election was voided:
"The activity that he is engaged in (appearing before the POST Commission while still employed in some capacity by the MCSD) would not be a 'Hatch Act Prohibited Activity' because, there is not an election at issue, so it's not like he is currently running for election--he's trying to get their decision reversed in terms of his ineligibility, so we wouldn't be able to argue that it's for the purpose of influencing the outcome of an election--because the election is over--he's just trying to convince them that he is not ineligible to be Sheriff."

What if 2 or 3 months prior to the 2016 election White holds the chief-deputy position while running for the Sheriff position?
"The Hatch Act would prohibit him from running for office only if his salary was 100% federally funded-the law changed a couple of years ago, now in terms of the candidacy prohibition, it's only if the salary is 100% federally funded."

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sheriff Tommy "Whitey" Jones: the 'Great White Hope' of Monroe County

Tommy Jones is chosen by Monroe County Commissioners to be Sheriff until 2016, admits  "there's a lot of doubt right now" 


In a packed courtroom last night, the Monroe County Commission picked Tommy Jones Jr. for the number one law-enforcement position in Monroe County. Jones openly admitted that "there's a lot of doubt right now" and hoped to re-build trust, after landing a job he never even dreamed he would have 2 months ago.

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It could be a time of great beginnings, only time will tell--even for those that felt the decision to appoint Tommy Jones Jr. as Sheriff was not in the best interest of the county, Tommy Jr. deserves the time to show 'what he is made of'...will he be a 'patsy' to special interests groups, just so he can stay in power come 2016...will he pass out "reserve deputy badges" as if they were playing cards?

Update 2016: In a "Guns & Badges" news story, he is quoted as saying "We're Not in the Storage Business."  
'au contraire mon ami'...Agencies like the FBI, the TBI, and the District Attorney depend on local county law-enforcement for support and actionable intelligence to accomplish some of their investigative operations, which includes proper handling/chain of custody storage of evidence...What was Tommy Jones Thinkin'...? Experience Counts!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Attorney files assault complaint against DA Bebb

Hatchett shows his true-colors, "if it wasn't for bad sense-he'd have no sense at all"


Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Schemel claims that what started as an altercation, led to a physical assault.

UPDATE 4/10/2014
Hatchett calls resolution "ridiculous"
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A Compromise has been reached Between DA Bebb and ADA Cynthia Schemel--even critics of DA Bebb see it as a "masterful stroke of diplomacy." 

Way to go Coach, Henry Kissinger move over...


As read in the Cleveland Daily Banner Hatchett comment by former chief-deputy Hatchett, "this matter should be investigated fully instead of being swept under the rug." ...Hatchett is doing an 180* flip-flop on his recent comment, which was that the alleged incident was "just politics" and money should not be spent on an investigation--now he is refusing to 'bury the hatchet'--listen to what he said 3 days ago. HERE  and, the 2015 Update.

Furthermore, part of his angry write-in to the CDB, included... "the men and women of the Cleveland Police Dept. deserve to not be used as pawns in political games."...interestingly though, he had no soothing comment or public words of wisdom 4 months ago, when Wes Snyder, the former Cleveland Police Chief resigned, and then tried to un-resign, in one of the worst police scandals anywhere. 
Update 2015: After losing his bid to replace his boss in the race for district attorney in 2014, Hatchett has taken a job in the public defender's office. 

Cleveland Police Dept. Evie West did a fantastic job in handling the Bebb-Schemel incident...in fact, Evie West should be nominated for 'Chief'...the only loser in this event is Steve Hatchett...not to worry Steve, the good news is, that security job you once thought about taking, is still available.



Saturday, April 5, 2014

An Insider's view on the Missing Indonesian Flight 370

Given the intense interest into the disappearance of the Indonesian B-777...and a recently received email from a friend...I thought that you all might like to read this short message. I was his First Officer (Co-Pilot) for two or three months prior to my upgrading to Captain in 1995. He and I then served together as Line Check Airman in the B-727 for a number of years. He is an ex-Air Force F-15 pilot and is now either a MD-11 or B-777 Captain for a transport company.

A retired 3-star USAF general said (on Fox News) on the 18th of March 2014 that Boeing received it's last 'ping' from the Malaysian 777, while on the ground in western Pakistan, in a Taliban controlled area, near the Afghanistan border.
While flying between Paris and New Delhi (LFPG-VIPD), we were going to fly right over that area--when talking with Kabul Control, we were told to "OFFSET COURSE 10 NAUTICAL MILES TO THE NORTH, TO AVOID MILITARY AREA."
Having flown this part of the world for the last 3.5 years, I have never been asked to offset that much in that area, EVEN WHILE THE WAR WAS GOING ON.

The 'three star' is General Tom Mclnerney. General Mclnerney has been a Fox News contributor for quite a while. He comes across as an intelligent, sober and connected man. He is always quite measured in his responses and is not one to wander off "into the woods" by trying to make people think that he is knowledgeable about subject matter that he has little understanding of. On two occasions recently, the General has stated unequivocally that the missing B-777 is "on the ground in western Pakistan in a Taliban controlled area."