Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and St. Augustine Beach Police Chief ROBERT HARDWICK, former chief investigator for State's Attorney RALPH JOSEPH LARIZZA; HARDWICK and his staff investigated JEREMY BANKS over the September 2, 2010 shooting of Michelle O'Connell case, apparently until a coverup was directed by higher-ups, including LARIZZA and former Circuit JUDGE ROBERT KEITH MATHIS, chief homicide prosecutor. Rather than prosecute, LARIZZA recused himself after five months on the case. A new State's Attorney would not be bound by LARIZZA's recusal.
Come see embattled controversial Sheriff DAVID SHOAR in what might prove to be one of his last public appearances. Come see State's Attorney RALPH JOSEPH LARIZZA. Ask them about the Michelle O'Connell case. See expensive law enforcement equipment. Ask about costs, budgets and no-bid contracts. File Open Records requests. Follow up on pending requests.
SHERIFF DAVID BERNERD SHOAR f/k/a "HOAR" (R-PROCTORVILLE), the developers' tedious teaboy, has not filed to run for re-election. Under FBI investigation and a cloud of corruption, SHOAR is planning to retire and back a former acolyte, or maybe run two to confuse us.
Former County Commission Chairman Ben Rich called rapacious developers "worse than any carpetbagger." SHOAR was their obscene agent, as revealed by FBI tapes where SHOAR spoke to developer mouthpiece GEORGE MORRIS McCLURE about discouraging public participation in development orders in St. Johns County.
Sheriff DAVID SHOAR, the anti-hero of September 2, 2010 (where was he the night Michelle O'Connell was shot to death in the home of Deputy JEREMY BANKS, which SHOAR claims to have been a "suicide") is running away from his execrable record.
Everyone knows about him, thanks to The New York Times, PBS Frontline, et al.
Without devious DAVID SHOAR running the remnants of the LAWRENCE O. DAVIS/NEAL PERRY political machine, what criminaloid personality will take his place to chill, coerce and intimidate protected activity?
Prediction: No one.
Prediction: We get to elect an honest Sheriff next year --- I support Debra Maynard. It's time for a change.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/death-in-st-augustine/ NBC News Dateline , "Two Shots Fired" (April 18, 2014):
Folio Weekly: Jeff Billman, "Somebody's lying -- An activist accuses the St. Augustine Record of bowing to pressure from Jeremy Banks' attorney. The paper accuses her of spreading misinformation" (September 17, 2014), http://folioweekly.com/SOMEBODYS-LYING-ST-AUGUSTINE-RECORD-ACTIVIST-JEREMY-BANKS,10912
Dr. Phil, "The Mystery of Michelle O'Connell" (November 3, 2014): http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/2298
Folio Weekly, "Murder, He Wrote," by Susan Cooper Eastman (November 19, 2014), http://cleanupcityofstaugustine.blogspot.com/2014/11/michelle-oconnell-shooting-read-folio.html
Folio Weekly, "The Proxy War," by Derek Kinner (March 4, 2015): http://cleanupcityofstaugustine.blogspot.com/2015/03/folio-weekly-deputy-jeremy-banks-and.html
New York Times, "Agent Cleared Over 2010 Florida Shooting Inquiry, but Lawyer Lashes Out," by Walt Bogdanich (August 27, 2015)
National Night Out will be Tuesday at St. Augustine Beach Pier
Posted: October 3, 2014 - 1:18pm
Last year's Night Out event. Photo provided
By THE RECORD
St. Augustine Beach Chief of Police Robert Hardwick announced the 2014 St. Johns County National Night Out will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St Augustine Beach Pier Park.
The City of St. Augustine Beach is partnering with multiple law enforcement agencies, The Oasis Deck and Restaurant, Sunset Grille, the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association, multiple non-profit agencies and the National Association of Town Watch. There will be complimentary food and beverages, exhibitors, child safety education information, DNA kits, emergency vehicles, law enforcement personnel, bike giveaways and more.
National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs and youth events.