Monday, December 2, 2013

Like a criminal enterprise...




That's how City of Sweetwater resident Deborah Centeno described how former Sweetwater Manny MaroƱo and his crew ran the city in this Miami Herald article.  While the attention Sweetwater and it's former mayor and friends has been getting lately is all well and good, somehow no one has made the link between the shenanigans in Sweetwater and our favorite little town, South Miami, and it's former Chief of Police, Orlando Martinez de Castro.

Let's not forget that when the City of South Miami would set up DUI checkpoints there was usually Sweetwater cops at those checkpoints or when there were drug raids in the black areas of South Miami, once again, there were Sweetwater cops on the scene.  Now, it's not like Sweetwater is the next town over from South Miami, Sweetwater is actually located nearly ten miles away from South Miami, so the question that begs to be asked is why the hell were Sweetwater cops spending so much time over in South Miami?

It's also worth mentioning that both former chief Orlando Martinez de Castro and South Miami Detective Lopez both had jobs over at Sweetwater before coming over to South Miami, the later of which fled Sweetwater while he was under investigation for beating up a citizen.

There's much more brewing just below the surface regarding the relationship between Sweetwater, it's former mayor and the City of South Miami's former police chief Orlando Martinez de Castro.  While the Herald article recently touched upon the common denominator, Southland Towing, I'm told that that's just the tip of the iceberg.  Let's see what we can turn up, I get the feeling that the tenticles of Sweetwater's "Criminal Enterprise" have deep roots over in South Miami's former chief's administration.

11 comments:

  1. Jose Lopez that piece of crap, pathetic excuse of law enforcement - how he got to be a detective is beyond all. He was spoon-fed the person responsible for a South Miami home break-in, and still the SOB could not do his investigation. He told the resident (victim) to have the witness call him or go to the south miami police station. M*@$*! F@*$! - that is the job of the detective to go and investigate the break-in, but wait a minute - I forgot he was busy setting up a false police report with that RINO looking commissioner Newman against Mayor P. Stoddard. Why the hell is J.Lopez and Newman still in South Miami?

    Newman for Mayor - RINO piece of excuse for public service, she only serves herself to gains.

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  2. During 2011, the Police Department also began working towards State Accreditation, which should be realized in December 2012. Researchers in the area of accreditation know that police accreditation provides a quality work environment, more efficient use of limited resources, deters law suits and increases confidence in the agency’s ability to provide quality service. The South Miami Police Department was established in 1927 and has never been accredited.
    The South Miami Police Department is currently seeking State of Florida Accreditation via the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
    (C.F.A.). This prestigious certification is only given to law enforcement agencies that run their organizations with the highest standards of professionalism.
    Once again: The South Miami Police Department was established in 1927 and has never been accredited.

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    1. In my observation, some of the officers in South Miami deserve a lot of accreditation, but unfortunately until the bad apples are removed - well... OMC was not the only one, and those who stood by and know of the doings??? guilty! by association, and sitting on their asses and doing nothing to speak up.

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    2. You have to realize what it's like living under a malevolent dictator. Police departments are typically top-down organizations, like the military, not places where democratic dissent is valued. You give feedback only when it is welcomed. If the boss is a thug and you cross him, he takes pains to figure out who you are. He demotes you and he fills your file with exaggerated crap. Eventually, you lose everything, including your chosen career. Most smart, ethical cops survive the bad times by conducting their own activities with honor, buttoning the old lip, and hoping the city manager or elected officials figure out what's going on and make the needed improvement.

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    3. Sad..but true!

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  3. Betting on accreditation to go through next week. Morale, training, and SOPs all improved since Chief OMC departed SMPD.

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    1. For the second time...

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  4. The former chief was so paranoid he felt some real straight cops in his department were plotting against him and were snitching, got his buddies in Hialeah to snoop on the officers, trying to dig up dirt to connect them to criminal activity.

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  5. for persons wishing to offer written comments about the south miami police department's ability to meet the standards of accreditation, may send them to: CFA, P.O. BOX 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302 or email to info@flaccreditation.org

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  6. Now it is crystal clear why Newman was pushing so hard for South Miami's 4 yearly DUI checkpoints and 6 yearly DUI saturation patrols.....Southland got to tow the cars! Orlando played the MADD card when his checkpoints were challenged. Cutler Bay, 3X our population, Palmetto Bay 2X our population, Pinecrst 1.5 X our population DO NOT DO DUI checkpoints.

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