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‘Crime’ Archives

NAACP state and local leaders misspeak…twice

Adora Obi Nweze, president of the Florida State Conference NAACP, made a misstatement while she was in Pensacola last Saturday morning for a town hall meeting on the shooting last month of Roy Middleton by Escambia County deputies. Middleton was unarmed and in his front yard. Newza blasted [...]

Revenge of the BP Barbies

Revenge of the BP Barbies

In the weeks after Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010, but before the oil and tar balls began washing ashore, BP sent out into the coastal communities of the Gulf Coast an army of young, female marketing reps to handle the scared, angry mobs of locals worried about their businesses and [...]

Touart Transfer Plan Calls For Sheriff To Give Up 40 Percent Of His Administrative Staff…or does it? (update)

By Jesse Farthing Most difficult tasks have checklists. That’s the way all parties can make sure deadlines are met in an orderly fashion. That’s not how Escambia County government works. At today’s Escambia County Jail Transfer Workshop, Interim County Administrator George Touart made [...]

Matt Gaetz to hold hearings on Stand Your Ground

Will Weatherford, the Republican speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, said on Friday that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach), chair of the House's Criminal Justice subcommittee, will hold hearings on the “Stand Your Ground” law sometime this fall. "Our evaluation of its [...]

Commissioner Valentino goes after Sheriff Morgan on television over Middleton shooting

Commissioner Gene Valentino used the shooting of Roy Middleton as an opportunity to challenge Sheriff David Morgan. He complained to CNN and WALA 10 that he wasn't informed of the shooting. According to the post on the WALA website, the commissioner said the shooting raises questions on the level [...]

Transcript of 911 call involving the Middleton shooting

Transcript of 911 call involving the Middleton shooting

This was released yesterday afternoon by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office: 911 Transcription ECSO13OFF021716 Reported 2:38 a.m. July 27, 2013 Dispatch: Sheriff’s 911 what is your emergency? Caller: Yeah, I’m, um, 218 Shadow Lawn Lane somebody is trying to steal my neighbor’s [...]

Alleged Mississippi Gang Leader, now living in Century, charged with racketeering

Alleged Mississippi Gang Leader, now living in Century, charged with racketeering

Jason Marshall Bullock, age 37, has been indicted on a racketeering conspiracy charge accusing him of attempted murder, kidnapping, bank robbery, drug distribution and bribery. Bullock, also known as "Sir J-Mac," is allegedly the head of a Mississippi chapter of the Simon City Royals street gang [...]

McNesby era in the jail described as “one of the darkest periods the history of American prisons”

While the interim County Administrator George Touart and Commissioner Chairman Gene Valentino are doing everything they can to avoid paying to hire more staff at their county jail and our daily newspaper remains upset with Sheriff David Morgan for no talking with them, the rest of the nation is [...]

Sheriff Morgan wants Valentino to recuse himself and give depostion on statements re:detention staff

Sheriff David Morgan has requested that Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino recuse himself from the Department of Justice Working Group based on the commission chairman’s disparaging remarks regarding the deputies and staff at the Escambia County Jail. In a letter to the District 2 [...]

Daily ignores City of Pensacola crime problem, murders tripled in 2012

Daily ignores City of Pensacola crime problem, murders tripled in 2012

In its Friday edition, the daily newspaper attempts to go after Sheriff David Morgan for the rise in crime rate last year but ignores the much steeper increase in violent crimes inside the city of Pensacola. Let's compare the crime stats for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office for 2012 and [...]

Buzz: Councilman’s cars stolen

On Facebook, Councilman Andy Terhaar's wife is reporting that both of their cars were stolen from their driveway last night. The Terhaars live in the Inverness subdivision. Others in the vicinity are reporting car burglaries.

County tries to block Jail Study from being released

County tries to block Jail Study from being released

There is a budget battle about to break out between interim County Administrator George Touart and Sheriff David Morgan. The fight is inevitable. This first volley has been over the Escambia County Jail—which is severely understaffed according to the county’s consultants National Center for [...]

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