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Against my strongest warnings a friend has done it. Self surgery bordering on self mutilation. Listening to jerks who've spent most of their lives in prisons, a friend has gone ahead with penile implant surgery, inserting a heart carved out go dice using the concrete wall to shape it. Instead of using a razor he used a semi-sharpened fork to make the incision. I've seen the wound. It's a botched job and he's torn up. he now listened to my advice and removed it. I've told him to stop touching it with anything after using "the cream" as a disinfectant and to pray like hell it doesn't get infected. If it does he'll have to go to medical for proper antibiotics. I've told him that infections that make it up to the heart kill you and prevention can mean loss of limb. He's scared now and the jerks are mostly laughing at him. If ICE gave a crap about safety they'd institute a one fork tray in, one fork tray out procedures in the cafeteria. One or two people could do this. Instead we have 1/2 dozen or more guards in a search line outside the cafeteria. After passing through the search line the birds are fed bread, lots of it. Back at the Pod 1/2 chickens, burritos, Jamaican patties, Pop Tarts are eaten or traded. I could smuggle as many utensils as I wanted to. There's food machines (profitable) on the Pods so the search lines are not about health/hygiene issues. Job securitty? Prioritizing profit and job security over detainee safety leads to the ultimate release of a detainee needlessly infuriated and humiliated. Is that to society's benefit? It also leads to self-performed surgeries using plastic forks as scalpels.
As for myself, I'm starting to come out of a 'Holiday in Krome' depression, I think. Every day brings new challenges to my sanity and composure. This is Day 182. People who've served time might laugh, but they might not fully understand. They knew their sentences. They weren't subject to multiple unannounced transfers to unknown places. Their reason for incarceration was being found to be guilty of something, so they shouldn't be laughing too loudly.Incredible. This poor man has been sitting in Krome for over 200 days now and still no idea when he's going to be released or deported. Needless to say, there are several South Miami residents as well as a few good attorneys working diligently on getting Mr. Papove out of the hell that he's currently in. I can't fathom how the political operatives who got Mr. Papove to where he is right now can possibly live with themselves, especially since one of them is a known drug user themselves and considering that it's a minor drug possession charge that has Mr. Papove where he is today.
In response to a Request for Opinion (RQO 12-14), the Ethics Commission determined that the City of South Miami may continue to purchase police equipment from a company that employs the son of the Chief of Police. Lou’s Police & Security Equipment has been a vendor with the city for more than two years and the purchasing contract was most recently approved on Oct. 1, 2012. A month later, Christopher Martinez de Castro, son of Chief Orlando Martinez de Castro, was hired by Lou’s as Vice President of International Sales. Because the son has no direct or indirect financial ownership in the company and will not be involved in the local contract, or profit from it, there is no prohibition from the police department continuing to do business with the firm.Huh? So let's get this straight, the City of South Miami does business with Lou's Police & Security Equipment and has done so for several years. Most recently on October 1, 2012, the City of South Miami approved a purchasing contract with the vendor and then just a month later, the police chief's son gets hired by the vendor that was just awarded the purchasing contract as the "Vice President of International sales?" While the chief's son may not be "involved in the local contract or profit from it" doesn't giving the chief's son a job after getting a contract from the city sound like a classic example of quid pro quo? Honestly, WTF?
These lenders were at the center of each and every mortgage fraud case I've written about, none of the frauds we've discussed could have been possible without these guys. They all knew what was going on, the paperwork proves it. Even worse, the entire real estate bubble happened because of their lax lending standards and the fact that they looked the other way while their pockets were getting full as a result of them bundling the garbage loans that they wrote into worthless triple A rated mortgage backed securities.
Haven't we had enough of street level mortgage fraudsters getting racked over the coals during these nonsensical mortgage fraud trials? When is a prosecutor going to have enough balls to go after the real criminals that got us to where we are today?
Must have been having another all-night smoker with Harris,Welch, and Stoddard...Remember "Puff Puff Give...Puff Puff Give"That's all well and dandy, nothing wrong with people who smoke pot I suppose although there is a small detail that upsets the whole theory of an "all-night smoker", first off, I don't smoke nor do I do any kind of drugs, not now or ever. Secondly, I'll let one of the people the commenter accused of being involved in that "all-night smoker", Eda Harris, wife of Commissioner Harris, explain for themselves...
now in regards to the topic of POT. let me refresh YOUR memory, since you know it up close and personal. here it is: more than a decade ago i almost died. i had a very aggressive viral pericarditis, that went on misdiagnosed and mistreated for almost a year. by the time my chest was full with fluid, they finally diagnosed it and after spending time in most of the hospitals in miami, it permanently damaged my heart and my lungs. since then i can not even be close to any place or anybody who smokes ANYTHING, let alone smoking pot myself. so nobody in MY household smokes anything at all.
I'm sorry if I don't believe every rumor, innuendo, and hearsay that a "Blogger" puts on the web.
Wait, do the idiots that read this crap actually believe that Mike the one sided piece of crap does his homework? Mike couldn't investigate himself out of a paper bag.How's that again? Go back and read the facts and documents that I've posted over the last year regarding the tag agency case and then tell me who can't investigate himself out of a paper bag. And lastly I'll leave you all with this gem from our esteemed commenter...
Talk about being one sided and protecting idiots like the Mayors puppet Welch. Where have you seen anything about Welch's ethics complaint that he plead no contest to and paid his fine? You won't find it here.
Hey Mikey, maybe we need that Prosecutor that charged Aaron Swartz down here to get Chief Martinez de Castro...Huh? You would love that, right Mikey...No Innocent people being railroaded in your blog, right Mikey?? Must have been having another all-night smoker with Harris,Welch, and Stoddard...Remember "Puff Puff Give...Puff Puff Give"Then this...
I'm sorry if I don't believe every rumor, innuendo, and hearsay that a "Blogger" puts on the web.He put's alot of emphasis on future insider info, but then goes nowhere with it. Only 1 person has given deposition to the Ethics Committee. They have already seen that this case is going nowhere, so they are postponing it until summer to see if someone "Legitimate" would come forward with "Real" info. Not Bloggers Rumors or Hearsay. Capiche??And finally this...
Wait, do the idiots that read this crap actually believe that Mike the one sided piece of crap does his homework? Mike couldn't investigate himself out of a paper bag. Talk about conspiracy theories that never come true. Talk about being one sided and protecting idiots like the Mayors puppet Welch. Where have you seen anything about Welch's ethics complaint that he plead no contest to and paid his fine? You won't find it here. What about one of the three poor little tag agency employees who lives in a marijuana grow house where her husband was arrested for possession. Nope, you won't find it here either. And what about the leaving the scene of accident that was so minor that she only received a ticket. What the great investigator Mike failed to tell you idiots is that the ticket was a criminal citation and in fact the pot head was arrested and will have to answer for what she did in a courtroom. No, you won't see that here because Mike is a one sided piece of garbage. And as for the city blocking your website, don't kid yourself Mike, your not that special, they blocked the use of the Internet so that the cops could spend their time doing their job and stop eating shit on the Internet while on duty. But what do you expect from a person that hates authority because he was arrested for fraud. And his business practices are great. Read what people actually say about his business practices. Mike has zero for credibility and does of you that follow his bullshit are as dumb as he is. Tell us Mike, when is it that the Chief is suppose to be fired? I mean you've been saying his day's are numbered forever now. Because with his contract it appears he's not going anywhere. Unless of course the city idiots pay his contract off. Can you say $400,00.00. Why haven't you said anything about the Chief's contract Mike? Is it that you don't know? Or is it that you don't want the idiots that read your crap to know the truth. Only two reasons the Chief can get fired Mike, a misdemeanor moral fortitude offense or a felony. Does your dumb ass belive that ethic violations result in either of the two? Your so stupid is pathetic. New City Manager, same results. The Chief isn't going anywhere unless of course, they breach his contract and get sued for even more money. Do yourself a favor Mike, write about something you know. Try writing about fraud, lies and conspiracy theories, you seem to be an expert at it. You see Mike, the thing is that no matter what you say or what you do, you will always be a guy that broke the law, got caught and now you want to write shit about everyone in Law Enforcement and those who risk their life's to protect even you. I hope you don't look for help one day and the person who responds is one you have talked shit about. What a great example you are to your children. Yeah I know, you tell them your standing up for the little people. But we all know the truth, your a rat with a problem for authority. Hey Mike, try not to blame this on OMC, it wasn't him. Oh yeah, you don't care, it's not about the truth, it's about your theories..
Karma's a bitch ain't it Mike?
...now you want to write shit about everyone in Law Enforcement and those who risk their life's to protect even you. I hope you don't look for help one day and the person who responds is one you have talked shit about.
Karma's a bitch ain't it Mike?
Unless of course the city idiots pay his contract off. Can you say $400,00.00. Why haven't you said anything about the Chief's contract Mike?
AnonymousJanuary 9, 2013 at 8:49 PMSo how did the interview go between the Chief and New Times?
Police Chief faces ethics violations
The police chief of South Miami is facing four charges of violating ethics laws for steering city business to his wife’s companies. The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust (COE) today found probable cause that Chief Orlando Martinez de Castro violated South Miami’s “prohibition on transacting business with the city,” as well the County Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance’s “prohibition on exploitation of official position.” The complaint against Martinez de Castro (C 12-31) cites three times during 2011when the South Miami Police Department contracted with Airways Auto Tag Agency for tags and titles for forfeiture vehicles. Airways is owned by Ileana Martinez de Castro, the police chief’s wife. She also owns Beck & Lo’s Insurance Agency, Inc. Last April, Chief de Castro used his city e-mail account to solicit business for his wife’s agency. The case will proceed to a public hearing.
"A South Miami commissioner was involved in a hit and run near Dadeland Mall".While it's not exactly what I had quoted, the source's intent was the same, to create a scandal when there wasn't one.
A person who violates this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, $5 shall be added to a fine imposed pursuant to this section, which $5 shall be deposited in the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund.Big deal right? Here's the ticket in question: