Friday, July 12, 2013

Honestly, did you expect any different?

Despite all the noise we made and the excellent article from the Miami Herald yesterday regarding embattled City of South Miami police chief, Orlando Martinez de Castro and his case before the ethics commission, the ethics commission still went ahead and gave him the old reach around then let him off with a small fine labeled as "investigative costs" and a slap on the wrist.

I know, I know, there are plenty of you that wrote me to tell me that the ethics commission was a waste of time and that they wouldn't punish a politically connected Cuban member of the community, I guess I held out a flicker of hope that they'd do the right thing.

Whatever.  Let's just say that this ethics thing is nothing considering the tsunami of bad things that are about to come the chief's way, so no sweat, consider him toast regardless of what the ethics commission decided yesterday.

With that said, this morning the three tellers that were accused of ripping off the chief's wife's tag agency are going to court again to determine whether they're going to go to trial or not.  We'll update as soon as we find out.  

Also, in case you haven't already, check out this story from the Miami New Times regarding the bugged out Vice Mayor of Palmetto Bay who thinks there's people in boats and helicopters following him around.  Fortunately we were able to get some video of the helicopter following the Vice Mayor around, take a look...


  1. It ain't over. According to the Herald, the wise, ethical, and trust-worthy commissioners of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust will vote next month on whether to accept this deal that “specifically made no finding as to whether the violation was or was not ‘willful.’ ”
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  2. Ethics Commissions have been modeled after Internal Affairs at police departments, simply window dressing, made up with the same bunch who commit wrongdoings to get by.


    "Valdez's story also illuminates the unique challenges to law enforcement posed by Cuban criminal networks, whose foot soldiers — thanks to their special asylum status — can't be easily deported even as their arrests pile up.

    "They've found paradise under the sun," Jim Shedd, a former federal agent hired by Quri Wasi, says of organized Cuban rings. "They commit crimes with impunity." -