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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Injustice in Volusia County Courts

Sitting in Volusia County Courthouse in Daytona, Florida after listening to the public defender offer two years probation as a plea bargain presented by the DA.  The threat of using a juvenile record to link another crime makes it easier for everyone, except the innocent accused of the crime.  The police who target, the public defender who is so backlogged in cases he is lucky if he remembers the name let alone any information regarding the case.  Now the victim has moved and the State will have to fly him back in for the trial.  Who is ready for trial or is everyone continued so the wave will crash in the future?

A prisoner speaks up as to his lack of representation by the public defender.  The Judge was getting upset as to the options, self representation, use the public defender given to him, or continue for more time.  Pushed to continue by his jeering public defender, the man is continuing to bank roll the jail a little longer.  The deputy reprimands a prisoner looking into the public seating, the defendants awaiting their fate, the victim ready to testify. 

The jesting matches of Justice, whose sharpest tongue is the sword of choice, the letter of the Law applied by those who memorize common statues and tortes.  Processing like cattle in a stockyard each to a different pen.  Most being sent out to fatten some more, hopefully another charge is acquired and the plot thickens. The poor, ignorant, and trusting people who believed there was Justice served in court.  Instead they are lambs led to slaughter, processed into a system that is run by the wolves, licking their chops at the innocence of new stock.  Not knowing their Civil rights and the devious actions that are used in prosecuting the innocent.  The majority looked like they had no home to keep themselves let alone the retirement for the criminal justice system that eats high on the hog of the poor.

Heaven forbid the Cannabis charge carries more time then grand theft auto.  Hearing that over the disrespectful Assistant District Attorneys sitting in a group in the jury box, talking over the people in the court room, like a reunion catching up with each other’s lives.  How can anyone hear the seriousness of the Judge trying to do a good job preventing the travesty of innocent guilt?           

Another prisoner speaks up regarding evidence the public defender will not present for the plaintiff that would result in a dismissal.  The arrogant attitude of the public defender controlling the lives of people is overwhelming.  A deputy asserting his authority to the people sitting, pointing his finger to someone who had quietly communicated to a prisoner loudly ejected her from the courtroom.  Then denied the prisoner his day in court.  If they did not show support would seem more the criminal act. 

Sober, mentally alert, competent to make a decision in the sentencing, or do they just want to hurry the process along so they would not have to waste another day, waiting in the cattle line for processing.

Sitting in court I see more injustice then justice. This free attorney appointed for your defense is nothing short of a railroad into the prison system.  They play with peoples lives like they do not care, the puppets on a string dancing merrily along for the paycheck.  Officers getting ready to pounce on the prisoner speaking, his paperwork not catching up, lost in the system. What system, other than a system of revenue to profit off the disease and decay in Society. I see no justice being served.

After speaking with the public defender who suggested an unreasonable plea bargain we requested he asked for dismissal due to prejudiced evidence with malicious prosecution.  The State’s witness had not complied with the requested deposition and moved out of State.  Instead the public defender requested another continuance.  Isn’t he supposed to represent the good of his client?  To disregard requested actions and seek further delay shows adequate cause to back up in the system. How many innocent pleas just to get the charges over with or get sentenced for crimes they do not commit? Why do we have a criminal justice system?  It is not for the profit, because crime does not pay.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tampa Bay’s Got Talent

It was freakin hilarious watching the people auditioning for a co-host position on The Bone 102.5 radio station, but then that is why the releases were required. Just to make deliberate asses of the people? Why else would you ply people with alcohol at 10 am and offer no food to soak it up, when the majority of people were lucky to catch breakfast before lining up to get numbers for 1st appearance in front of unknown influential judges. That action weeded out potential nightmares with public appearances. Sounds like a good excuse for not serving food. Hopefully, they will do otherwise next time. Which if I do enter, there will be NO blue voltage mountain dew to fuel me. Between that and nerves, no wonder I lost my train of thought. Sugar has a way of short circuiting the wires in our brains.

We wonder why our kids can’t sit still and focus. I can attest to that one. Even though I never would have entered the competition had I known what it was from the start, I would enter it again. This time well rested and fed, to give it my best shot.

Looking for a job that I want to do and pays money, I had responded to a craigslist ad for a Co-host position on the radio, starting salary $42,500. Not knowing who or what I applied on Dec 17, 2012. This was the response:

 Thank you very much for you response to our craigslist ad regarding our
potential Radio Co-Host position.  As I am sure you can imagine we have
been inundated with applicants.  Accordingly, we have to find a way to
separate those that are serious from those who are just trolling for a job
- any job.

However, we want to emphasize that an applicant with years of radio
experience does *not* necessarily have an advantage over an applicant with
no radio experience.  It is our goal to find the next "big" star and
experience isn't a must.  We see the best candidate as one who knows how to
promote oneself, has a talkative personality and a unique delivery.

That being said - here is what the next step for consideration is going to

Please provide a :60 second audio file (MP3 format only) stating why you
think you are the right person for the job. This audio file will show us
who is serious and who is not.  We don't expect (nor do we want) a slick
produced demo.  We want just you and your voice telling us why we should
move you to the next step for consideration.



Then on January 14, 2013, I get this email:

My name is Sherman Baldwin.  I will be your contact name from here in out
and for all emails addressed to

This Saturday at 9am at the Ritz Ybor I will be participating in the “Tampa
Bay’s Got Talent” show put on by 102.5 – The Bone.  This open audition

format event is open to any and all that show up.  You don’t need me to
enter but what I can offer you is the opportunity to get noticed.

 You have already demonstrated your ability to have a chance at getting
this radio gig which includes $1,000 cash, a 90 day contract and the chance
to have a permanent position on the station.  That being said, the odds
remain low unless you can differentiate yourself from the hordes that have
no real talent and no real drive to get this gig.  I have some suggestions
which if you follow exactly will greatly increase your chances in getting

If you are interested, please read on…

Please arrive at the Ritz Ybor at 8:30am – no later!
The Ritz Ybor
1503 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
Bring at least 3 friends – this is critically important

Bring at least 3 can goods items to benefit a “Feeding America – Tamp Bay”

You and all your guests bring a blue bandana or handkerchief.

If you follow my instructions exactly – you greatly increase your odds of

This email is going out only to those people that have demonstrated the
desire and ability to possibly get this gig.  Many others will be showing
up and they likely won’t stand a chance.

You don’t need me to audition but you need my help to get noticed.

This event will likely be covered by the local TV Stations, Newspapers and
of course on 102.5.  It possibly could go national as well.

You must follow my instructions exactly.  Want to take a chance?  It’s a
long shot but aren’t the best things in life long shots?

Please email me back your name, phone number and names of your guests by no
later than Thursday, January 17th at 12 Noon.

Once you have emailed me I will give you further details.  I guarantee you
this will be a lot of fun and could change your life.

I wish you the best of luck.

This was the first time that I knew what station was putting on this event. After questioning the legitimacy of the ad, On January 16, 2012, I received this email:

A couple of things...

1)      I want to make sure all of you understand that I am not nor have I ever been connected to 102.5 The Bone, its parent company or affiliates.  I had started working on this program on my own when I placed the craigslist ad on November 24th, 2012.  The response was so overwhelming that I decided to present it to Tampa Bay radio station groups to see if they wanted to take the idea over and create a good promotion and most importantly an opportunity for somebody to get a start in a very competitive industry.  That being said, 102.5 – the Bone also came up with the idea and made it a reality.  Maybe they heard that I was doing it and beat me to the punch or it was completely a new idea for them – which either is entirely possible.  Regardless,
The bone is offering a real opportunity to get a start in the radio
business.  A 90 day contract is a real shot at getting a long-term show.  I commend them for putting on this promotion.  So many people are out of work in this economic climate that it makes sense to be creative and ingenious.  The Bone has done just that.

2)      Please disregard the part of my email about bringing canned goods to the event.  I left a message with Michael Sharkey – the program director at the Bone and he has not gotten back to me so I must assume that there is just not enough time for them to work with Feeding America – Tampa Bay at this event. If you feel so inclined please drop off any canned goods directly to Feeding America.  There address is:

4702 Transport Drive

Building 6

Tampa, FL 33605

P: 813-254-1190

In conclusion – I wish you all the best of luck this Saturday.  I too will be a contestant and I look forward to a great event.  If you still want to bring the blue bandanas and wave them around while in the audience – I recommend you do so but only wave them around when asked to do so - so it will have the biggest impact.  I hope this has cleared up any confusion and I know there is a huge amount of Talent in the Tampa Bay area.  The Bone has found a way to tap into it and I commend them for that.


Sherman L. Baldwin

In other words, where was misrepresentation? In doing research, I had found Sherman had a questionable past. Giving everyone the benefit of doubt, I checked out and pre-registered for the live audition. Maybe some day I will find out the whole truth. One thing I know for sure, there are scams galore on Craigslist.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Guns don’t kill people

If man has been killing man since the beginning of time, then guns are not the problem.  Anger, Hate, Envy, Violence are a few of the deadly sins behind murder.  When violence is used as a form of entertainment the line between realities gets blurred in acceptable behavior.  It is the violent negative stories that get the focus of the front page news.  The ultimate video game Prize in Notoriety, a place in History books for the mentally ill who seek fame.

Take away guns there are still rocks, sticks, fire and all that has been used as weapons of war before guns.  The only way to stop violence is to prevent it.  To identify the problem is to find a solution.  What disease ails us?   Who did you last point your finger at?  If thoughts create form than whom have you hurt?  Being responsible for our own thoughts, actions, and words may they be of love?

The chemical imbalance in people can be addressed with proper nutrition.  Not the artificial, GMO, processed food, spirits that short circuit our nervous systems causing personality changes. Thoughts, word, actions that we normally would not think say or do.
The pharmaceutical drugs that are given without consideration of long term effects of possible generations afflicted as a result of non disclosure over profit.

People Kill People with any means they can.  Until we come together as a Society, that is the problem. The solution is not getting rid of any and everything used to kill people.  If that would happen, we would all have to walk around hand less?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

This is the guise of Jesus

The sign the middle aged woman was holding said “I Need Kindness”. Being vague what she was asking for, I watched to see the reactions of people. Some smiled, most looked away, some went the extra effort to frown.

It is hard to understand why someone would not want to give away a smile when they are free. Do they not understand that smiles are contagious? That it is good for both the giver and the recipient? Something so simple can change a person’s life. A smile gives acknowledgement to another human being that they are worthy. It is the cheapest easiest gift to give another.

Those who make an effort to connect know the value of kindness. They know kindness multiplies when paid forward, expecting nothing in return. The feel good feeling overwhelms your heart till it wants to burst with gladness. That is what compassion is. To care about the welfare of another human. To understand what affects one effect all in some form or fashion.  

Why do some people only give when they expect to get that pat on the back, the paper of recognition, or the tax break? The jags, beamers, and benz that quickly pass by totally ignoring the potential in people because they only see face value in their materialistic World. The haves VS the have not. The sick game of keeping up with the Jones, in a never ending search for more, bigger, and better. The empty hole that never gets filled no matter how big, how much, or who they acquire. Trophies that line the walls and shelves, sitting on a pedestal to be admired idolized as worth in their lives.  

Those who would rather inflict harm on others they consider less fortunate. What sick effort to hurt others has a reward? The Law of cause and effect, what goes around comes around, the Karmic lesson in life. To hurt is to be hurt. To love and be loved is the greatest feeling to be accomplish.

To love others unconditionally is not to judge how they have reacted to the hurts and negative actions of others in their lives. Their self confidence shattered by allowing others to dictate their worth. Some spiral downward into the disease of alcoholism and addiction. It is a Spiritual malady of self-pitiful incomprehensible demoralization that accompanies the disease. This is not to say that all who are homeless suffer from alcoholism addiction or mental illness. Circumstances dictate actions. We choose to make them positive or negative.

Standing with a sign seeking kindness and a solution is much better than stealing your needs and wants. Unfortunately taking what you want causes Social problems. Those who feel entitled, superior and justified in their actions to acquire wealth do not understand that wealth is not monetary. That insatiable hole will never be filled from the outside. Those who have the least give the most. Hoping the favor returned should they be in the same position.

It is service that is good for the soul. Serving for the benefit of humanity is what brings Peace to Earth. Helping those different than you brings the change you seek. Only when we do for others can we do for ourselves. Teaching our children the generations follow. Those who show their children compassion for others are the Angels walking the Earth. The ones who give hugs, kind words and acknowledgement to those considered undesirable to the masses. This is what Jesus would do. Not dress in the finest clothing to worship in a church that condemns the homeless wearing rags, the poor who ask for their daily bread. Those struggling to find hope in a World of condemnation and pain. The deliberate crucifixion of those deemed as different. The outcast kept at bay from the gated communities who recognize others by the bar code on their cars. Signalizing they are worthy of their kind words and deeds. The privileged few who are so unwilling to share the wealth without prestige attached. It is not that giving a dollar away would break them. It is the recognition attached they seek. The shallow EGO fed soul that has a never ending bottomless pit to fulfillment.

Why show kindness, love, and compassion to another with no care to reward? Because it is a feeling no money can buy. The pit in your stomach that does flips of joy in the happiness it brings to another soul, helping you to be grateful that your problems could be worse. The hand up you give someone could be the hand that feeds you someday. No one is invincible. Fate can be cruel. As can Karma. Consider all who have been left homeless after Mother Nature shed her fury. When you have nothing left to lose you will learn what really matters in life. This is the guise of Jesus.