Friday, February 26, 2016

Sheriff Harold Reid
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
207 NE 1st Street
Jasper, Florida 32052


As you undoubtedly remember, I was the subject of a recent investigation for criminal conduct by your deputy PJ Foreaker. The investigated charge was for cyberstalking.

Under Florida Statute 119, the Public Records Law, please provide to me a copy of all evidence received by your deputy as he conducted his investigation including but not limited to his notes of the investigation.

In a recent public court paper the Town of White Springs definitively said that your Deputy found the Cyberstalking statute either on his computer or his Florida Laws book. The Statute he found was Florida Statute 748.048. But the definition of cyberstalking has the following requirements.

(d) “Cyberstalk” means to engage in a course of conduct to communicate, or to cause to be communicated, words, images, or language by or through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication, directed at a specific person, causing substantial emotional distress to that person and serving no legitimate purpose.

(2) A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

Your Deputy either intentionally or unintentionally overlooked the law above in that he assumed that I could cyberstalk a whole town or at least its political arm, who is not a person.
Also under Florida Statute 119 I want to have a copy of every sheet of paper or document that would show why your Deputy ignored, either intentionally or unintentionally, the quotes above when he read me and my wife our Miranda rights while he was conducting his erstwhile investigation of our alleged criminal activities.
If he had read the law, as the town of White Springs said he did, then there would have been no investigation.
Thanks, if there are costs to receive these documents please advise me and I will take steps to forward to you those funds.

Joe E. Griffin
16589 Mill Street
White Springs, Florida 32096
386 397 2951


When the town formulated its budget for the ongoing Fiscal Year I argued unsucessfully for a reduction in proposed spending in the General Fund account to lower sewer bills. The town, lead by Willy Jefferson, wouldn’t even consider the suggestion. Instead they built in a fee of $59,000 in sewer costs to bail out the general fund.

It is now the end of February, 5 months into the FY, and the town hasn’t touched the $59,000 yet. That is both good news and terrible news. The good news is is that the town is operating with substantially less money this year as opposed to the last three years. We have, I assume, Stacy Tebo to thank for that. Stacy is obviously keeping Helen Miller and Walter McKenzie’s hands out of the cookie jar. I say Helen and Walter because they are proven to be thieves of the town treasury in past years.

The BAD news is that each user of the Sewer system has had to spend in excess of $15.00 per month or almost $80.00 in sewer costs that were not necessary. Yet Willy doesn’t care. Why you ask does Willy not care? Because he doesn’t use the sewer system because he is not hooked up to it. I don’t know about you but I sure could use the $180 plus dollars that the town is charging each user of the Sewer system just to keep the $59,000 untouched dollars in the General Fund’s budget for a rainy day.

They, the Council said they needed the money for the General Fund. Yet they haven’t spent a penny of it. How much is truly needed. I suggest, just like I did in September, they don’t NEED the money at all but just want to provide themselves flexibility. This flexibility, this $59,000 of flexibility, comes at the expense of the users of the Sewer System. It’s money, nearly $200 per year per user, that is not necessary for the General Fund right out our pocket books. It’s a tax on the citizens disguised as an increase in Sewer costs.

Talk to Willy, Tanja, Walter, Helen and Rhett about ending this tax. It is government run amok at the citizen’s expense.


This is a verbatim transcript of the town’s filing. The town and Megan Logan, their attorney of record, should be censored for providing such wrongful and blatant lies to the court. But as Johnny Cash used to say, you hang out with dogs you are going to get fleas. Megan Logan AND THUS HER CLIENT has lied to the court or at a minimum has provided “HEARSAY” EVIDENCE AS FACT TO THE COURT.)

My comments are in RED.

White Springs is a small town of 772 residents. Doc. 24-3 at 13. The Town has 9 full time employees and 2 part time employees. Id. Plaintiffs Joe and Karin
Griffin are self-described political activists and concerned citizens. Doc. Iat 121;
Doc. 24-5 at 37, 39. Joe Griffin moved to White Springs in 1999. Doc. 24-5 at 6-

7. Upon moving to White Springs, Mr. Griffin and the Town immediately clashed regarding Mr. Griffin parking his large work truck on his residential property. Doc. 24-11 at 7-8. (NOT TRUE, THE ORIGINAL CLASH WAS OVER MY BIG TRUCK TAKING OUT SOME WIRES (WHICH IS NOT POSSIBLE WITH SEMI TRAFFIC ON MILL) AND ME BLOCKING THE ROAD WAY WHEN I WAS MOVING INTO MY HOUSE.)
During the 16 years he has lived in White Springs, Mr. Griffin, acting pro se, has brought suit against the Town on nineteen occasions, all related to alleged violations of public records laws, laws governing standards of conduct applicable to public officials, as well as a local ordinance governing zoning and land use. Doc. 24-5 at 12-13. Mr. Griffin did not prevail in any of the nineteen lawsuits and in the process was declared a vexatious litigant and prohibited from filing further lawsuits against the Town without the assistance of an attorney. Doc. 24-5 at 13.


In 2000, Mr. Griffin, along with another citizen, made an in-person demand for public records upon Town Clerk Shirley Heath. Doc. 24-2 at 13-4. Heath advised the men that the documents they sought were not ready but that she would
have them the next day. (THIS IS AN OUT AND OUT LIE. THE NEXT DAY WOULD HAVE BEEN A SATURDAY. ADDITIONALLY THE RECORDS REQUSTED HAD BEEN ASKED FOR A MONTH BEFORE THE INCIDENT.) Id. at 13-4. Mr. Griffin became irate and came across the open counter (WHAT AM I A TRACK STAR? YOU CAN’T JUMP OR CLIMB OVER THE COUNTER. Where is the proof of this event?) in Town Hall, taunting Ms. Heath and another female employee that was present. Id. Mr. Griffin’s violent response caused Ms. Heath to contact the Mayor and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. (ANOTHER LIE, I CONTACTED THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT) Id. After the responding Sheriff’s Deputy repeatedly advised Mr. Griffin to calm down, which Mr. Griffin did not do, Mr. Griffin was arrested. Id. As a result of this encounter, the Town installed Plexiglass and later black metal bars above the counter in Town Hall so as to provide a barrier between Town employees and citizens. Id.
Throughout the years that Ms. Heath served as Clerk, she was subjected to written letters both left at Town Hall and later sent to her personally. Doc. 24-2 at
15. Several of these letters contained threats, including one which stated “Why
don’t you wonderful Christian people come talk to me and see if we can work this thing out before any blood is shed.” (WHERE ARE THE LETTERS?) Id. The issuance of these letters and the threats made within these letters resulted in the issuance of a temporary restraining order (WHICH WAS THROWN OUT IMMEDIATELY BY JUDGE PEACH) in favor of Ms. Heath against Mr. Griffin. Id. Mr. Griffin would repeatedly call Ms. Heath while she was working at Town Hall. Id. at 16. Mr. Griffin would use vulgar language which would result in Ms. Heath hanging up on him. Id. Mr. Griffin would also trespass into the backyards of former Town Council members and later describe what he had observed so as to let the council members know that he had been in or around their yards. (NOT TRUE, I NEVER WENT INTO ANY COUNCILMEMBERS BACK YARDS, WHERE IS THE PROOF THAT I DID?) Id. at ,r 7. Mr. Griffin has also made vicious verbal attacks (WHERE IS THE PROOF?) on Town officials such as former Mayor Joseph McKire, referring to him as “Uncle Tom” and posting flyers around town containing the same language. Id. at ,r 9. (Mr. McKire never did anything for the Black Community as a whole. That makes him an Uncle Tom in my book.) Mr. Griffin personally delivered a copy of the flyer to McKire at is home, while McKire was caring for his dying wife. Id. (WHERE IS THE PROOF THAT I KNEW MRS. MCKIRE WAS ILL AND EVEN IF I KNOW WHAT LAW WAS BROKEN?). Mr. Griffin also became physically violent with former Town Council member Tracy Woodard at the library where she worked (WHERE IS THE PROOF? THE TOWN POLICE WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE ARRESTED ME IF THIS WERE TRUE) causing the library to change its hours which remain in effect today. Doc. 24-4 at ,r 7.
After Joe met Karin on the Internet, she moved to White Springs in 2011.

Doc. 24-5 at 7-8. The two were married in 2012. Id. at 7.

Since 2012, Mr. and Mrs. Griffin have operated a blog known as the White Springs Journal. Doc. 24-5 at 22, 24-25. The blog can be found at
http://www.whitespringsnews.com. Doc. I,,r 24. Mr. Griffin has served as editor of the
blog since its inception, with the exception of an approximate l0 month period from April of 2014 to February of 2015 when Mrs. Griffin took over as editor. Doc. 24-5 at 23. Both Mr. and Mrs. Griffin contribute content to the blog on a daily basis. Doc. 24-5 at 23, 25; Doc. 24-6 at 15. Unlike the content of the blog which is completely unrestricted, as editor, Mr. Griffin restricts what reader

comments, if any, are posted to the blog, stating that if it “it’s crude, rude and socially unacceptable it doesn’t go on the blog. Anything that calls me or Karin a nasty name doesn’t go on the blog.” (MY BLOG, MY RULES) Doc. 24-5 at 26-27. Miller, Tomlinson and Rodriquenz do not regularly read the blog. Docs. 24-11 at 12; 29 at 29, 24-9 at 13. Mr. Griffin requests records from the Town almost every day. (NOT TRUE BUT SO WHAT?) Doc. 24-5 at
54. Mrs. Griffin does not make public records requests but instead relies upon Mr.

Griffin to request any records she may need. Doc. 24-6 at 36.

Despite or maybe because of their extreme dislike for the Town and its management, the Griffins have repeatedly offered their services to the Town, on a volunteer basis, as an elected official and as paid employees. Doc. 24-5 at 27-28. Mr. Griffin sought employment as the Town Manager on three occasions. Doc. 24- 5 at 29-30. Mrs. Griffin previously applied for the position of Administrative Assistant which ultimately went to Anita Rivers. Doc. 24-6. at 18-19.
In February of 2014, Mr. Griffin applied for the vacant Town Manager position. J. Griffin Dep. at 34. Mrs. Griffin, on her husband’s behalf, completed his application for Town Manager. Doc. 24-5 at 34-35; Doc. 24-6 at 19-20. Mr. Griffin signed the application, but did not otherwise complete the application or provide any attachments to the application, including his resume. Doc. 24-5 at 35; Doc. 24-6 at 20. (THIS IS TRUE, OTHER THAN SIGNING THE APPLICATION I NEVER SAW THE APPLICATION OR WHAT KARIN PUT IN IT.)

In the application, Mr. Griffin alleged that during his military service he had received three bronze stars and two silver medals. (I ALLEGED NO SUCH THING, EVEN THE TOWN AGREES.) In support of these claims, Mrs. Griffin attached copies of certificates showing that Mr. Griffin had received these military honors. Doc. 24-6 at 21. The Town later requested that Mr. Griffin provide a DD214 which would list all military honors awarded to Joe Griffin. In response to questions regarding whether Mr. Griffin had in fact received the military honors alleged in the employment application, both Mr. and Mrs. Griffin asserted (NOT TRUE!, AT LEAST AT THE TIME, THERE WAS NO INVESTIGATION MADE THAT WE WERE AWARE OF) their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Doc. 24-5 at 9, 42-43; Doc. 24-6 at 21-22.
During the hiring process, Mr. Griffin submitted a public records request to the Town for the applications of all applicants for the vacant Town Manager position. Doc. 24-5 at 35. Using the contact information provided by the applicants on their applications, Mr. Griffin contacted most of the candidates to determine for himself, the candidates’ respective qualifications and interest in coming to White Springs should he or she be offered the position. 1 Id. at 36-37. During these discussions, Mr. Griffin advised each candidate that he or she would get to know him very well if they were to accept the Town Manager position. Doc. 24-5 at 39. Mr. Griffin also directed the applicants to his blog and advised them to
1 The parties dispute whether Mr. Griffin introduced himself to candidates as a council member or otherwise suggested some affiliation with the Town at the time he contacted the candidates for Town Manager. Doc. 24-11 at 16; Doc. 24-5 at 41.

read the blog to understand what was happening in White Springs. Doc. 24-5 at 41.
As a result of the false statements contained in Mr. Griffin’s employment application, the Town turned the application over fo the State Attorneys’ Office (SAO) and specifically Assistant State Attorney Karen Hatton for investigation and
possible prosecution. (NOT TRUE, KAREN HATTON DID NO INVESTIGATING, ALL OF THAT WAS DONE BY THE WHITE SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT.) Doc. 24-7 at 6-7.2 The SAO had hoped that the federal

government would intervene and prosecute under the Stolen Valor Act, however the federal government declined to do so, leaving it to the state to prosecute. voe. 24-7 at 77. The White Springs Police Department, acting at the behest of the SAO, arrested Mr. Griffin on five counts of uttering a forged instrument. Doc. 24-5 at
50. Mr. Griffin and the SAO ultimately entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement. Doc. 24-7 at 54. Pursuant to the terms of this agreement, Mr. Griffin was required to pay monetary fines and court costs, refrain from any further use or entitlement to the military honors claimed in his employment application and to avoid breaking any laws for a period of 12 months. Id.; Doc. 24-5 at 51.
After repeated complaints from Mayor Helen Miller, Town Clerk/Finance Director Pam Tomlinson and Administrative Assistant Anita Rivers regarding what they perceived to be harassment (WHAT HARASSMENT? WHERE IS THE PROOF) by the Griffins, Chief Rodriquenz contacted ASA

2 The page numbers of Karen Hatton’s deposition referenced herein refer to the page numbers assigned by the Court’s CM/ECF system and not the actual page numbers of the deposition.

Hatton. Doc. 24-9 at 9, 12-13, 35. This harassment included statements made by the Griffins about each woman on their blog as well as frequent and repetitive harassing emails to Town Hall under the guise of public records requests and interference in the Town’s selection of a new Town Manager. (WHERE ARE THE LETTERS? WHERE IS THE PROOF?) Id. ASA Hatton disputes telling Rodriquenz to file a complaint, but admits telling Rodriquenz that if she filed a complaint, she should do so through an independent agency such as the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office or FDLE. Doc. 24-7 at 17, 19. Rodriquenz then contacted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Doc. 24-9 at 69.
Deputy Pearsall Fouraker responded to the call placed by Chief Rodriquenz. Doc. 24-10 at 13. Upon his arrival, Chief Rodriquenz explained to Deputy Fouraker the instances of harassment (WHAT HARASSMENT? WHERE IS THE PROOF?) alleged by Miller, Tomlinson and Rivers. Doc. 24-9 at 72. In describing the harassment, Rodriquenz put Deputy Fouraker on the telephone with ASA Hatton. Doc. 24-9 at 65. During this short telephone call, ASA Hatton advised Deputy Fouraker to conduct his investigation, but never provided any recommendation as to whether criminal charges should be filed. Doc. 24-7 at 22. Although Chief Rodriquenz was present for the telephone call
3 Although Miller and Tomlinson refer to “119 requests” within their Witness Statements, Miller and Tomlinson use this term generically to refer to all requests
sent by Mr. Griffin to Town Hall. See Doc. 24-3 at 18; Doc. 24-11 at 18. While
some of Mr. Griffin’s requests seek production of documents pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, other requests merely contain statements, questions or insults directed toward Town officials. Doc. 24-3 at 19;

between Deputy Fouraker and ASA Hatton, she did not participate in this call. Doc. 24-10 at 33
At approximately 4:30 p.m., Miller, Tomlinson and Rivers4 prepared written witness statements at the request of Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Fouraker. Doc. 24-10 at 20; Doc. 1-2, 1-3 and 1-4. Tomlinson did not complain about Mr. Griffin’s requests for records pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes but instead complained about the petty and negative statements (WHAT? WHERE IS THE PROOF, PRODUCE THE LETTERS. WHEN IS A NEGATIVE OR PETTY STATEMENT, IF SUCH EVEN EXISTS, AGAINST THE LAW.) Doc. 24-10 at 17.
Deputy Fouraker believed probable cause existed for a charge of cyberstalking in violation of Fla. Stat. 784.048(1)(a). Doc. 24-10 at 36. In concluding that probable caused existed for the charge of cyberstalking, Deputy Fouraker relied upon all of the evidence available to him, including the frequency and terminology contained within the emails (WHAT EVIDENCE? WHERE IS IT?). Doc. 24-10. at 17-19, 23. Deputy Fouraker could not recall how this statute came to his attention, but likely would have looked up the appropriate statute on his laptop or statute book. Doc. 24-10 at (IF HE HAD DONE SO HE WOULD HAVE READ THAT THE TOWN CANNOT BE CYBERSTALKED, ONLY INDIVIDUALS. IT IS THE FIRST REQUIMENT OF THE STATUTE. NOT ONLY DOES THE TOWN LIE, BUT IT THIS IS TRUE FOREAKER IS A LIAR AS WELL.)
35. Deputy Fouraker also conferred with ASA Hatton regarding whether there would be grounds for an arrest for cyberstalking based on the evidence available. Doc. 24-10 at 33. (WHAT WAS THE SUBSTANCE OF SUCH A “CONFERRING?”)

4 Anita Rivers, the Administrative Assistant for the Town, was initially named as a defendant in this litigation but was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice after discovery. Doc. 18.


Several days after taking statements from the defendants at Town Hall, Deputy Fouraker went to Mr. and Mrs. Griffins’ home to obtain statements from the Griffins. (AGAIN NOT TRUE, HE CAME THE SAME DAY.) Doc. 24-10 at 28. When the Griffins declined to be interviewed, (AFTER BEING READ OUR MIRANDA RIGHTS AND THRREATED WITH ARREST FOR SOME UNKNOWN CRIME) Deputy Fouraker politely left. Doc. 24-10 at 22, 29. Although the Offense Reports states that “Chief Rodriquenz request warrants for Joe and Karin Griffin on the above charge,” Deputy Fouraker explained that this refers to a request by the complaining party that the case be evaluated and charges filed if warranted. Doc. 1-5; Doc. 24-10 at 27, 43. No one from the Town of White Springs requested that Joe or Karin Griffin be arrested. (YEAH, RIGHT) Docs. 24-9 at 79; 24-10 at 42. Deputy Fouraker did not make arrests on the charge of cyberstalking but instead requested warrants, which he regularly does when he is not assured that the conduct falls within the statute under which the defendant is charged. Doc. 24-10 at 36. Warrants were never issued for either Joe or Karin Griffin. Id. at 37. Deputy Fouraker did not have any further discussions with ASA Hatton regarding the fate of the charges and only learned that the State Attorney declined to prosecute the charges after receiving written notification from the State Attorneys’ Office. Doc. 24-10 at 35. (NO CHARGE FROM THE STATE’S ATTORNEY BECAUSE, THEY UNLIKE FOREAKER, READ THE LAW AND REALIZED THAT ORGANIZATIONS CAN’T BE CYBERSTALKED.)
Based on information that Mr. Griffin was harassing her witnesses in the open case against him arising from false statements made on his employment application to the Town – a case in which the Town (THE TOWN COULD NOT BE THE VICTIM IN EITHER CASE. IN THE FRAUD CASE HOW WAS THE TOWN INJURED? IN THE CYBERSTACKING CASE THE TOWN COULDN’T BE THE VICTIM) was the victim- Ms. Hatton alone made the decision to revoke the Deferred Prosecution Agreement. Doc. 24-7 at 31, 48-49. No one associated with the Town of White Springs requested that Hatton revoke Mr. Griffin’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement. Doc. 24-7 at 45-46, (EXCEPT TO THE MAYOR WHO WROTE THE “SMOKING GUN LETTER” ALSO OUR CRIMINAL ATTORNEY WAS ADVISED THAT HATTON WAS TIRED OF THE NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE BLOG AND OTHER THINGS))
48. Moreover, no one associated with the Town encouraged or influenced Hatton’s decision to revoke the Deferred Prosecution Agreement. Id. The letter to Mr. Griffin revoking his Deferred Prosecution Agreement is dated June 19, 2014, the same date on which Miller, Tomlinson and Rivers provided the witness statements giving rise to this litigation. Doc. 24-7 at 76. However, the transmission of information between ASA Hatton and the Diversion Program Administrator, Ken Botbyl, to revoke Mr. Griffin’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement occurred prior to June 19, 2014, before Miller, Tomlinson and Rivers had ever written their witness statements. (NOT TRUE!) Doc. 24-7 at 35-36.
Miller never spoke with ASA Hatton regarding the Griffins’ blog or public records request. Doc. 24-11 at 13-14. The only communications between Miller and ASA Hatton were in relation to Mr. Griffin’s employment application and claims that he had been awarded military honors which could not be confirmed. (WHAT CRIME IS THAT? SINCE WHEN DOES A PERSON WHO DIDN’T FILL OUT AN APPLICATION GET CHARGED WITH A CRIME? ) Doc. 24-11 at 14. Miller attended a pre-trial hearing, only to learn that there had been a continuance and a hearing would not take place. Id. Other than this in­ person exchange, Miller never had any further conversations with ASA Hatton. Id.

In July, ASA Hatton sent the Town a letter advising that it could make a Victim Impact Statement in the prosecution against Joe Griffin related to his falsification of military credentials on his employment application. Mayor Helen Miller received a copy of ASA Hatton’s letter in her box at Town Hall and drafted a proposed response. (THE INFAMOUS SMOKING GUN LETTER) Doc. 24-11 at 51. Before sending the proposed response to ASA Hatton, Miller emailed the response to Town Attorney Fred Koberlein for his review. Id. Koberlein advised the Mayor not to send the response. Although the response was circulated amongst the Town Council (WHICH IS PU8LISHING A FORGED DOCUMENT SINCE IT WAS A PUBLIC MEETING; THEREFORE IT IS A PUBLIC RECORD EVEN THOUGH MILLER LIED.  ALSO KOBERLEIN DID NOT TELL THE MAYOR NOT TO SEND IT BUT RATHER TOLD THE MAYOR TO TAKE IT BEFORE THE COUNCIL), the Council voted not to send the response. As a result, the proposed Victim Impact Statement authored by Miller was never signed or sent to ASA Hatton or anyone else at the State Attorney’s Office. Doc. 24-11 at 51, 64; Doc. 24-7 at 45.
While at the Wellborn Blueberry Festival, Miller also had an exchange with Jeffrey Seigmeister, the State Attorney for the Third Judicial Circuit. Doc. 24-11 at 57. During this discussion, Mr. Seigmeister advised that Mr. Griffin had entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the State Attorney’s Office as a result of the charges against him for uttering forged instruments in relation to the false medals claimed in his employment application. Id. Mr. Seigmeister advised that under the terms of the Agreement, Mr. Griffin was required to “be good” for one year. Id. Miller advised that she did not believe Mr. Griffin was “being good”


because he was continuing to harass the Town by way of his interference with applicants for the vacant Town Manager position. Id. (WHAT LAW WAS BROKEN? NONE. how can me speaking to applicants be harassment of the town?  former manager Bill Lawrence in his deposition stated what Joe Griffin did was not unlawful and that Joe Griffin said he was a concerned citizen.)
Mr. Griffin’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement was later reinstated by another prosecutor. Doc. 24-7 at 36. Mr. Griffin successfully completed his Deferred Prosecution Agreement in February of 2015 (SIX MONTHS EARLY). Doc. 24-5 at 44. Regardless of any action taken by the individual defendants, the State Attorney’s Office or the Sheriff s Office, the Griffins’ written commentary regarding the Town, its officials and employees remains as robust and critical as ever. See Doc. 24-1. (YOU BET Ya!)






Karin’s Comments




In the town’s latest filing with the court case the town has now said that I did certain things that I flatly deny. So therefore, since they raised the issue publicly, in the court filing, I am entitled to view the proof they have of my alleged “misdeeds.”

Can they prove, with police reports, etc., that I “visited” people’s back yards? If I did, and they, the town or its corrupt police department, knew I had trespassed then there would certainly be a police report or something. That is the paper I want to see. No proof no event; more lies by the town.

Can they prove, with police reports, or paperwork etc., that they had proof of my harassment of the town which they showed Deputy Foreaker If I did and the town had such harassment proof, and they, the town or its corrupt police department, knew there would certainly be a police report or something. That is the paper I want to see. No proof no event; more lies by the town.

Can they prove, with police reports, or paperwork that they had proof of my harassment of the Town. If I did, and they, the town or its corrupt police department, knew I had harassed them then there would certainly be a police report or something. That is the paper I want to see. No proof no event; more lies by the town.

Can they prove, with police reports, etc., that I sent insults to the town disguised as 119 requests. If I did, and they, the town or its corrupt police department, knew I had sent insults to the town then there would certainly be a police report or something. That is the paper I want to see. No proof no event; more lies by the town.

Can they prove, with police reports, etc., that I, not my wife but I, claimed that I had received certain military awards during my time in Southeast Asia. If I did, and they, the town or its corrupt police department, knew I had stated that I received these awards then there would certainly be a police report or something. There must be a sheet of paper in which I, not my wife, that stated I had received those awards.That is the paper I want to see. No proof no event; more lies by the town.

Can they prove, with police reports, etc., that I became physically violent with former Council member Tracy Woodard at the library. If I did, and they, the town or its corrupt police department, knew I had been physically violent then there would certainly be a police report or something. That is the paper I want to see. No proof no event; more lies by the town.

Can they prove, with a state statute that I met the conditions for a charge of Cyberstalking the town. The Statute is clear. You can’t cyberstalk anything but a person, not a town. That is the paper I want to see. Their proof that the state law allows for a Town to be cyberstalked. The police report from Deputy Foreaker clearly shows it the Town was the complaining party but, as I just said, you can not by law cyberstalk anything other than a person.

THE TOWN HAS LIED ABOUT ME FOR SO LONG AND SO OFTEN THAT IT HAS BECOME THE TRUTH. I BELIEVE AN APOLOGY IS IN ORDER. Barring that I want proof of the above six lies told by the town in its most recent court filing.


Karin’s comments:

Deputy Fouraker continually lied about my political satire containing a sinking ship whereby even under oath he stated that Miller was in the nude.  Perhaps he has bad eyesight but she, Miller, was depicted as wearing mummy wrap.  Perhaps Fouraker wished to see Miller in the nude.

Also it is amazing Fouraker did not remember at his deposition that he gave Joe and I our Miranda Rights of course without telling us what crime we were charged for.  Yet he remembered that I called him about the anonymous camel club e-mails that were continual.  He remembered I called him to make a claim of harassment, but unlike the town he dismissed me saying our blog was bad, when the blog mainly consisted of terrible things which were written to us.  So much for helping citizens; but Fouraker will make up anything to help the Town of White Springs.




Who really harassed Whom?

The Town’s Federal Attorney and the Judge made a big deal about Joe stating “Put a Fork in you; you are done” and the “stop the bleeding”. The Town could not find good reason for wanting Joe and I arrested for the blog and other things, so they brought back information back from 1999.

Ms. Shirley Heath, apparently is not very worldly and by trying to place an injunction against Joe in 1999, she showed how ignorant and ridiculous she really is.  Uneducaton has been a factor with some of these staff people like Tomlinson and Heath.  That is why the court dismissed it; yet with all the horrible things the Town has done to Joe and to me, much worse than those things mentioned by the Federal attorney, when he took the Town’s side believing we each had the right to harass each other………but truly it is a good story so that Miller and Gang could get a reprieve. Immunity Hell! They are a bunch of habitual liars.

Of Course, I do not believe some of these people even listen to the news and surely not to FOX.   Last night as I was listening to Megyn Kelly, she commented “Put a fork in you; you are done”.  Insofar as much of the business news, it has been stated “The bleeding has to stop” commenting to Obama running us $19 Trillion dollars in the hole.

The more I see of these officials who run and have run the Town, McKenzie , Townsend, Heath and Miller especially, I can see how the Town is in serious financial disarray.  Hopefully the Town will stop the bleeding some day.  And for those of you who do not get involved, have you seen anything these people have done for you in all the years you have lived here?

The Town has continually harassed us with threats of arrest; police officers sitting by us or watching us; The Town has gotten Joe fired twice which hurt his earning capacity and later, he found a position with benefits and became disabled falling from a tanker.  He was 11.5 months in the hospital fighting for his life and was never expected to even walk with a shattered hip.  Yet the Town kept on harassing him and keeping liens on our house after paying judgments, not advising a collection agency and refusing to give us interests.  The Town attorney even told our mortgagee how bad Joe was with his lawsuits and mixed up cases to assure we would have difficulty getting our refinance, if not having it stop; mainly to have us move.

As a securities licensed broker, and in the military for 22 years, Joe had never an arrest before coming to White Springs.  Then he gets three disorderly conducts for fighting for his constitutional rights,  The Town makes certain Joe could not run for office or apply  for Town manager and used my mistake to have him arrested and wanting him in prison for 25 years; and when that didn’t happen, they complained about our blog and other things and wanted us in jail again.  Miller showed her true feelings when she said the best place for both Joe and I was prison.

I have gone through hell and back since moving to White Springs and it is not the people but the officials who have done anything to hurt elections and to try and arrest me as well.  Their publications through the previous Ms. Taylor, was worse than a blog.  They had Fouraker come to our home, but he did not investigate but rather accused us of the blog and told us the “witnesses” made a complaint; however the paperwork was not done and he would not tell us who the plaintiffs were.  Then he told us he would not talk to us unless we made a statement and gave us our Miranda Rights.  Of course if one does not know what the complaint is about, they would not make a statement.   It took us five months and requesting paper from the State to realize we were exonerated; Yet, we were guilty before proven innocent by the newspaper in July:

Griffin’s case went before the Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office on May 14, where he waived his right to a speedy trial, pleaded guilty to the five felony counts, and entered into an agreement with the State Attorney’s Office to participate in a pre-trial diversion program that included numerous conditions and fines. If Griffin violated any of the conditions of the program, the State Attorney had the authority to either commence prosecution, whereby his admission of guilt could be used against him, or the period of deferred prosecution could be modified or extended.
On June 19, White Springs town officials filed numerous complaints with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) against Griffin and his wife Karin of harassment and cyber-stalking, as well as attempting to disrupt town business.
The additional complaints against the Griffins were turned over to the State Attorney’s Office. On June 23, Joe Griffin’s pre-trial diversion program was revoked by Third Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney Karen Hatton. Griffin and the town were notified that a pre-trial hearing would be held on Wednesday, July 16, at 9 a.m. The case was continued to Aug. 20 and will continue to have a monthly docketed period on its way toward a trial until a plea agreement or other type of resolution is reached, according to the town’s counsel.
Hatton advised that more misdemeanor charges could be added in the case against the Griffins.

Nice Right; And what does the town have to complain about:  Joe ran for elections; Joe said something bad to McKire when his wife was sick (they lied that he went up to McKire’s door when all he did was leave it on the fence); Anyway, how would Joe know Mrs. McKire was ill?  No one told him; he ordered 119’s and asked that the Town follow the law.  He did not order that many 119’s but had many requested over and over again when the Town would not follow the law. He made complaints and was forced to sue in accordance with the rights offered under the Sunshine Laws of the State of Florida.

Yes, the Town can say harassment, but who truly was harassed, including but not limited to the Town allowing horrendous e-mails, many in a week ridiculing us and calling us names by the Camel Club.  What Joe did and what I have done is to try and fight back and get our reputation back because of the damage the Town has done to us.  So you tell me, who did the worse, the Town or Joe and I.  The officials should be ashamed especially Miller, McKenzie, Heath, Tomlinson  and Townsend.   These people are pure evil hiding under the color of the law.

Karin Griffin

Our culture and government

These two short sentences tell you a lot about our government and our culture:


  1.  We are advised not to judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.  Funny how that works.


  1.  Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.  How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?

What is interesting is the first group worked for their money and the second did not.


Profound isn’t it……

Larry Jasper

Trump and Hillary in a bar


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a bar. Donald leans over, and With A smile on his face, says, “The media are really tearing you apart for That Scandal.”

Hillary: “You mean my lying about Benghazi?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean the massive voter fraud?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Using my secret private server with classified material to Hide my Activities?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything Else?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, Hiring Cronies,
And taking bribes from foreign countries?
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean the drones being operated in our own country without
The Benefit of the law?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million, and right afterward it
Declared Bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Whitewater, Watergate committee, Vince Foster, commodity Deals?”
Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “The IRS targeting conservatives?”
Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “Turning Libya into chaos?”
Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?”
Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “Turning our backs on Israel?”
Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “The joke Iran Nuke deal? ”
Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “Leaving Iraq in chaos? ”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The DOJ spying on the press?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance Executives?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Giving our cronies in SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 Months
Later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The NSA monitoring citizens’ ?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General Investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Me, The IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Threats to all of Bill’s former mistresses to keep them quiet”
Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “I give up! … Oh wait, I think I’ve got it! When I stole the White House furniture, silverware and China when Bill left Office?”
Trump: “THAT’S IT! I almost forgot about that one”.
Everything above is true. Yet she still gets the Democratic votes. Could there be that many stupid people in this country???
Does anyone understand this??? I think we’re doomed !!!


FL’s Battle Over Public-Records

Florida News

FL’s Battle Over Public-Records Access Heats Up

Posted Feb 9, 2016  08:30 am | Public News Service http://columbiacountyobserver.com/

By Mona Shand

TALLAHASSEE, FL – While no one disputes Floridians have a constitutional right to access public documents, the debate over how to crack down on a small number of abusers of that right is much more controversial.

State law dictates if a person sues the government for violating public records access and wins, they’ll be awarded costs and attorney’s fees associated with the case.

But a bill in the Legislature would remove that requirement. Barbara Petersen, president with the Florida First Amendment Foundation, says the change would weaken the only public recourse in these cases.

“I can’t go to the Office of Open Government and say, ‘Would you take this on for me?’ They don’t have the power,” she says. “So, the only way for people to enforce the constitutional right of access is to go to court.”

Supporters of the bill, which passed the House Appropriations Committee last week, say it would prevent so-called “economic terrorists” who extort money from governments through frivolous and misleading public-records requests. But a coalition of groups including the Florida AFL-CIO, believes it would cloud the state’s Sunshine Laws.

Senate version of the bill is on the agenda for the Judiciary Committee today.

Investigative journalist Gina Edwards is founder of the websiteWatchdog City, and has spent the past two years tied up in what she calls a “painful and costly” lawsuit over access to public records. She says she was only able to do so because lawyers took her case on contingency, something she fears would rarely happen if this change goes through.

“What’s getting lost in this too is, it’s not just important for journalists,” says Edwards. “This is something that’s really important to us as Floridians, to our rights as citizens, to our ability to participate in the democratic process. “

Petersen doesn’t dispute there have been abuses of the system, but she feels the proposed change would have a chilling effect on the public.

“Because we have some bad actors, they’re going to treat all of us with the same tainted brush, and make it much more difficult for average people to get public records,” Petersen says.

The First Amendment Foundation wants the bill to require a two-day notice to the agency where records are being requested in order for any fees to be awarded. For years, the foundation also has pushed for more training on how to comply with the public-records law, and for an alternative dispute process short of going to court.

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