Several of the louche lawbreaking lawmen who helped cover up the September 2, 2010 Michelle O'Connell shooting are partying for State's Attorney R.J. LARIZZA on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
They're having a fundraiser at the traditionally reactionary St. Augustine Rod & Gun Club for controversial State's Attorney RALPH JOSEPH LARIZZA on March 23, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
The St. Augustine Rod & Club was reportedly, "back in the day," a special place where haters might preach hate, plan violent attacks on African-Americans, obtain an illegal abortion, fornicate upstairs with a prostitute, attend an illegal cock fight and buy moonshine and hang out with the "movers and shakers" of St. Johns County.
Both St. Johns County Republicans and Democrats have held fundraisers there.
The address is 401 Gun Club Road. Call your State's Attorney R.J. LARIZZA, at 904-669-6643 or write firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place by R.S.V.P. by March 21, 2016.
Sponsors include dodgy haters, coverup artists, developers and louche lawmen:
o Nocatee/PARC Group developer ROGER O'STEEN:
o Developer-driven Sheriff DAVID BERNERD SHOAR, a/k/a "HOAR":
Under FBI investigation, St. Johns County Sheriff DAVID SHOAR has the audacity to run for a fourth term, having disgraced his office with coverups.
Sheriff DAVID SHOAR has not responded to my request to disclose his medical records. http://cleanupcityofstaugustine.blogspot.com/2016/01/sheriff-david-shoars-medical-records.html
Nor has he responded to questions from The New York Times, The St. Augustine Record, Folio Weekly, PBS Frontline and this blog over the years.
PBS/Frontline, "A Death in St. Augustine (November 26, 2013):http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/death-in-st-augustine/ ;NBC News Dateline, "Two Shots Fired" (April 18, 2014):http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/full-episode-two-shots-fired-n84816
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
o Bitter ex-Judge ROBERT KEITH MATHIS, who helped cover up the Michelle O'Connell case as chief homicide prosecutor, son of segregationist Judge CHARLES MATHIS, (who incarcerated four children for civil rights protests)
Here's ex-JUDGE ROBERT K. MATHIS' angry comment, on the St. Johns County School Board's SLAPP lawsuit against Open Records requester Jeff Gray:
olddog 01/31/16 - 10:16 am 21"Journalist" Not
This guy is no journalist. I would love to know what his training and education in journalism might be. This type of gadfly is the reason the legislature is going to change the public records law to make the people who file these nuisance lawsuits pay attorney fees to the public agencies who are the victims. I have dealt with many legitimate public records requests from legitimate news sources and never had a problem with them. The journalist would normally first call and find out who the custodian of records might be, then file their request, we would find the records, tell them the cost of copying and redacting the exempt material, then answer the request.
If Gray was actually interested in obtaining the records, he would follow the rules and procedures, he obviously is more interested in finding a basis for a lawsuit and making a nuisance of himself. Hopefully, the Judge will see through his actions and issue an injunction against him.
Here's mendacious ex-JUDGE ROBERT KEITH. MATHIS' earlier comment, last month, on the St. Johns County School Board's SLAPP lawsuit against Open Records requester Jeff Gray:
olddog 12/27/15 5:53 pm
His real interest...
His real interest is obviously getting videos for his pathetic website and trying to setup some government entity to bring a lawsuit to try to get an award of attorney fees that he can split with his attorney. The public records law serves a valuable purpose, but is easily and frequently abused. If he really wanted these records, for a legitimate purpose, he would request them, in a reasonable manner, so that the custodian would have the chance to find them, insure that any sensitive exempt material was expunged, and then furnish them, after the ministerial costs involved were paid. He's just like the shysters who set up business owners to create lawsuits over handicap access issues, solely for the purpose of obtaining attorney fees.
Nixonian ex-Judge ROBERT KEITH MATHIS, the son of a segregationist judge, ex-Judge CHARLES MATHIS, thinks he has the right to pass judgment on journalistic credentials and training, which our Founders never mentioned in the First Amendment and which is not a prerequisite to protection from SLAPP suits or invoking Open Records laws under Article I, Section 24 of our Florida Constitution. He predicts legislative action and invites judicial misconduct. He ululates "The public records law serves a valuable purpose, but is easily and frequently abused." Glad he's not deciding Open Records cases. Glad he was "outed" by the Record when it revealed the names of all of its commenters, some of them vicious non-subscriber KKK-style commenters, for a year.
A Nixon appointee hearing his first case on the bench (The Pentagon Papers), United States District Court Judge Murray Gurfein rebutted Nixonian arguments: "The security of the Nation is not at the ramparts alone. Security also lies in the value of our free institutions. A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, an ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know." United States v. N.Y. Times Co., 328 F. Supp. 324, 331 (S.D.N.Y. 1971).
Writing as "old dog" on The St. Augustine Record website on Easter Sunday 2014, Nixonian second-generation ex-Judge ROBERT KEITH MATHIS falsely claimed the FBI had no jurisdiction over the Michelle O'Connell case. The FBI is investigating now. (Maladroit BOB MATHIS was head of homicide prosecutions for State's Attorney RALPH JOSEPH LARIZZA when it refused to prosecute St. Johns County Sheriff's JEREMY BANKS over the Michelle O'Connell shooting, never obtaining the water use record for the house where the shooting occurred, which could have disproved BANKS' claim he had no shower after the shooting of his girlfriend, who was leaving him. LARIZZA belatedly recused himself when his investigators believed that BANKS may have shot Michelle O'Connell.)
o Landowners and business people V.J. USINA, BARBARA AND LONNIE POMAR, HENRY GREEN and MARK BAILEY
o St. Augustine Police Chief LORAN LUEDERS (identified as such)
o St. Augustine Beach Police Chief ROBERT HARDWICK (identified as such)
(left to right: innocent bystander, STEPHEN ALEXANDER and JOSH ALEXANDER)
o Four criminal defense lawyers: STEPHEN ALEXANDER (former one-term State's Attorney), Bryan Shorsetin, JOSH ALEXANDER, and Sung Lee, Esqs.
Who else might attend? Members of the Koo Koo Klan and their assorted sordid developers? Good place for the FBI to surveil.