Friday, September 11, 2015

Sheriff DAVID SHOAR's website still publishes propaganda and lies about corrupt racist Sheriff LAWRENCE O. DAVIS (1949-1970)

St. Johns County Sheriff DAVID BERNARD SHOAR's website still publishes false information about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (claiming he was arrested here by "federal agents") and falsehoods about racist corrupt Sheriff LAWRENCE O. DAVIS (claiming the KKK Sheriff held the town together and was "exonerated" of corruption by the Florida State Senate, which removed him from office by vote of 44-2. Not only is SHOAR a pathological liar about the case of Michelle O'Connell, as exposed by the New York Times, PBS Frontline, Dateline NBC, Dr. Phil, Folio Weekly, First Coast News and the Guardian.  
Republican political boss DAVID SHOAR won't or can't even tell the truth about a deceased KKK Democratic Sheriff who brought dishonor on our town
Although I wrote to Sheriff DAVID BERNARD SHOAR f/k/a "HOAR" on August 28, 2013, the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech, there is still an inaccurate, biased paen to racist corrupt Sheriff LAWRENCE O. DAVIS on SHOAR's website. 
It's our money.
It shows that SHOAR plays face and loose with the truth, even outside the Michelle O'Connell case.
The website falsely claims that Dr. King was arrested here by "federal agents," it states that racist KKK Sheriff L.O. DAVIS "held the town together," and that DAVIS was "exonerated" by the Florida State Senate (which removed him by 44-2 vote).
Here's the sick propaganda, KKK hagiography by the Sheriff who made St. Augustine and St. Johns County internationally infamous with the Michelle O'Connell case, with Sheriff SHOAR's baseless material falsehoods in bold:

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Sheriff Lawrence O. "L.O." Davis – 1949 until 1970. Sheriff Davis held office for 21 years. During those years, society saw a changing culture.In 1952, a new jail was completed and Sheriff Davis moved his headquarters from the old jail on McWilliams Street to the new jail on Lewis Speedway. It was during his tenure that uniforms were adopted. The incident prompting uniforms occurred with Deputy Kenny Masters.
It seems Deputy Masters was on the beach patrolling and found a man sleeping on the beach. Deputy Masters, being in civilian clothes, wearing a gun and a very small Sheriff's shield, approached the man. When the man awakened, he saw Deputy Masters' gun and thought he was being robbed. The man then reached for his gun, and Deputy Masters shot the man. Later at the hospital, Deputy Masters asked the
man why in the world did you go for a gun? The man said, "I thought your were trying to rob me."
The next day, Deputy Masters went down to the store, bought khaki work shirts and slacks, and pinned his shield on his shirt. Later Sheriff Davis got patches, and they were sewn onto the khaki shirt. From there, our current Sheriff's uniform developed into what it is today.
It was also during Sheriff Davis' time that the first marked patrol car was put on the street. Painted green and white with a star on the sides, the car was assigned to Deputy Noah Carter.
One major development that his tenure as Sheriff saw was the civil rights movement, a challenging time for our nation, state and county. In 1963, the Reverend Martin Luther King and his associates came to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the nation. St. Augustine became the site of many demonstrations. During one of these, Dr. King was arrested by Federal agents and booked into the St. Johns County Jail. Shortly afterwards, Dr. King and others were released from jail.
The climate was stressful in those years, but with Sheriff Davis' leadership the community held together. This nation moved forward after the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Sheriff Davis was well respected in the community. Many citizens tell stories of his kindness; taking bags of groceries to those who were in need, or helping others get jobs. Sheriff Davis had been a city police officer for approximately three years prior to taking the Office of Sheriff. He had a deep, abiding commitment to the youth of our county. Also, he was one of the founders of the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, which grew from a small camp on the banks of the Suwannee River to a working ranch system,
serving thousands of Florida's children every year.
In 1970, then Governor Claude Kirk removed Sheriff Davis from office based on allegations made by several individuals. Subsequently, in a trial, Sheriff Davis was found innocent. Later, at hearings in Tallahassee in front of the Senate, Sheriff Davis was exonerated. By this time, Governor Kirk had appointed Dudley Garrett, to take Sheriff Davis' place.
In the 1972 election, "L.O." Davis tried to regain the office, but lost to Sheriff Garrett.

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