Thursday, September 10, 2015


Still waiting for response to my week-old Open Records requests on Sheriff DAVID SHOAR's role in 450th commemoration entertainment, including SHOAR's self-serving video (shown both nights before the final musical acts). IRS rules may have been violated, as the video was for the personal benefit of a controversial politician.

Good afternoon, everyone:
1. Please respond fully, with documents to my September 3, 2015 request.  
2. Who requested and who decided to run Sheriff DAVID SHOAR's self-promoting Four Star Assn video immediately before the final musical act on both nights of our 450th entertainment -- Aaron Neville (Friday, September 4) and Emmy Lou Harris (Saturday, September 5)?  Please provide all documents.
3. This needlessly politicized the 450th and may have violated IRS inurement/personal benefit rules on non-profit groups.  This requires investigation and audit.
4. SHOAR is controversial as a result of his maladroit handling of the Michelle O'Connell shooting on September 2, 2010.  
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good [people] to do nothing."  See now-Mayor Nancy Shaver's December 2013 letter:     The world is watching us. See, e.g.:
The New York Times, "Two Gunshots on a Summer Night" by Walt Bogdanich & Glenn Silber (November 24, 2013):
PBS/Frontline,   "A Death in St. Augustine (November 26, 2013):   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),,10912  
Dr. Phil, "The Mystery of Michelle O'Connell" (November 3, 2014):  
Folio Weekly, "Murder, He Wrote," by Susan Cooper Eastman (November 19, 2014),  
Folio Weekly, "The Proxy War," by Derek Kinner (March 4, 2015):  
New York Times, "Agent Cleared Over 2010 Florida Shooting Inquiry, but Lawyer Lashes Out," by Walt Bogdanich (August 27, 2015)

Photo credit: The New York Times  

5. Sheriff SHOAR has not yet filed for re-election, and he  has given conflicting accounts of his intentions.
6. Running a video of Sheriff SHOAR on a giant 20x40 foot Jumbotron television screen before tens of thousands of fans right before two popular entertainers two nights in a row as part of our 450th commemoration events is an embarrassment to our City and our County.  Please release all related documents. Now. 
7. Please include all documents on the $10,000 invoice to the Sheriff's Department, payment(s) received, the etiology of the invoice and payments, the placement and making of this video, including scripts, e-mails and successive "takes" or version of the video, and a list of all persons accompanying Sheriff SHOAR to the VIP tent, along with all photos of SHOAR and others with him.  Please do so hesto presto, without further evasions.  Please govern yourselves accordingly.
Thank you.
With kindest regards, I am,
Sincerely yours,
Ed Slavin

-----Original Message-----
From: easlavin
To: mbreidenstein ; mlitzinger ; dsteclaire ; nshaver ; ilopez ; dmay ; aratkovic ; dgibson ; mcline ; dshoar ; cmulligan
Sent: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 10:40 am
Subject: Re: Request 2015-326: Documents on "Four Star Association" Role in "Celebrate 450! "

Please send documents on role of "Four Star Association" a/k/a St. Johns County Four Star Association, Inc. in "Celebrate 450!". 

Thank you.

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