Sheriff SHOAR, who legally changed his name from "HOAR" in 1994, procured an ambulance chaser to sue the FLDE agent, Special Agent Rusty Ray Rodgers because he got a search warrant from Judge Charles Tinlin, who found probable cause that BANKS committed murder.
The lawsuit hung over the head of FDLE Special Agent Rusty Ray Rodgers for four (4) years, four (4) months and seventeen (17) days until April 15, 2018 (Good Friday/Passover), when U.S. District Court Judge Brian J. Davis dismissed the lawsuit, joining Judge Tinlin in finding probable cause that a homicide was committed.
Deputy BANKS did NOT appeal. Sheriff SHOAR has NEVER apologized. He stands astride the corrupt Republican political machine in St. Johns County, scaring tourists and terrorizing decent people.
Wikipedia reports that Republican Congressman David Perley Lowe (August 22, 1823 – died April 10, 1882) was:
Perhaps best remembered for his support of civil rights legislation, Lowe was quoted by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1961 in Monroe v. Pape, discussing Congressional debate of the 1871 Civil Rights Act (Ku Klux Klan Act): "While murder is stalking abroad in disguise, while whippings and lynchings and banishments have been visited upon unoffending American citizens, the local administrations have been found inadequate or unwilling to apply the proper corrective. Combinations, darker than the night [which] hides them, conspiracies, wicked as the worst felons could devise, have gone unwhipped of justice. Immunity is given to crime, and the records of the public tribunals are searched in vain for any evidence of effective redress." Monroe v. Pape, 365 U.S. 167, 175 (1961), quoting Cong. Globe, 42nd Cong., 1st Sess., App. 166-167.
Jimmy Carter says, "America does not have a functioning democracy today." True.
Exposed by The New York Times and PBS Frontline, SHOAR has been aided and abetted by the St. Augustine and St. Johns County Republican Establishment, with only Mayor Nancy Shaver speaking out for Justice for Michelle O'Connell.
Three (3) State's Attorneys -- two of them Special Prosecutors Appointed by Republican Governor RICHARD LNN SCOTT, ALL refused to take the case to a grand jury. SCOTT invoked the Fifth Amendment five times in his deposition on Medicare fraud, for which his company paid $1.6 billion. Naturally, SCOTT is running for U.S. Senate.
NOW, Republicans have candidates convicted of crimes. See story below.
Sick twists. Check out The Washington Post article:
Crimes are no longer a disqualification for Republican candidates