State Statute 907.041 says:


(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to create a presumption in favor of release on non-monetary conditions for any person who is granted pretrial release unless such person is charged with a dangerous crime as defined in subsection (4). Such person shall be released on monetary conditions if it is determined that such monetary conditions are necessary to assure the presence of the person at trial or at other proceedings, to protect the community from risk of physical harm to persons, to assure the presence of the accused at trial, or to assure the integrity of the judicial process.

(b) No person shall be released on non monetary conditions under the supervision of a pretrial release service, unless the service certifies to the court that it has investigated or otherwise verified:

1. The circumstances of the accused’s family, employment, financial resources, character, mental condition, and length of residence in the community;

2. The accused’s record of convictions, of appearances at court proceedings, of flight to avoid prosecution, or of failure to appear at court proceedings; and

3. Other facts necessary to assist the court in its determination of the indigency of the accused and whether she or he should be released under the supervision of the service.


(a) As used in this subsection, “dangerous crime” means any of the following:

1. Arson;

2. Aggravated assault;

3. Aggravated battery;

4. Illegal use of explosives;

5. Child abuse or aggravated child abuse;

6. Abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult, or aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult;

7. Aircraft piracy;

8. Kidnapping;

9. Homicide;

10. Manslaughter;

11. Sexual battery;

12. Robbery;

13. Carjacking;

14. Lewd, lascivious, or indecent assault or act upon or in presence of a child under the age of 16 years;

15. Sexual activity with a child, who is 12 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age, by or at solicitation of person in familial or custodial authority;

16. Burglary of a dwelling;

17. Stalking and aggravated stalking;

18. Act of domestic violence as defined in s. 741.28;

19. Home invasion robbery;

20. Act of terrorism as defined in s. 775.30;

21. Manufacturing any substances in violation of chapter 893; and

22. Attempting or conspiring to commit any such crime.


Why is this statute, FS 907.041, important. Simply because it is not followed by the Sheriff’s Department in relationship to myself and Willie Charles “CJ” Jefferson, Councilman Willie Jefferson’s and also a Deputy Sheriff.

Let’s look at the Law for a minute, Okay? One can be let out of jail on a non-monetary release if they didn’t commit a “Dangerous Crime”. Above are the crimes that do not allow for a non-monetary release, a Yellow Bond according to Hamilton County Sheriff’s office.

Notice items 16 and 19 in BOLD. These are two of the exact Crimes that Willie “CJ” Jefferson is accused of committing yet he got a Yellow Bond, that is his daddy “Walked him out of the Jail” with no bond. Or his daddy interceded with Judge Scaff to eliminate bail. Either way the law was broken. Four crimes in two months and the only one he got bail for was an alleged theft from Wal-Mart in Live Oak. Could it be his Daddy has no pull in Suwannee County? That’s my guess.

Now Judge Scaff, an honorable man, could only have released Jefferson Jr. if he felt that there was no risk to the community. But the State Statute clearly says that Home Invasion Robbery and Burglary of a Dwelling are crimes that an alleged criminal can’t be let out for with a non-monetary release, a Yellow bond. Someone, Willie Senior perhaps, didn’t tell Judge Scaff the whole story, the four arrests and what they were for.

I believe it is a clear violation of Florida Statute 112.313 (6), using your public office to gain a special treatment for yourself or others.

Now let’s look at my case. I was arrested for “Publishing a Forged Instrument.” Nowhere in the list of crimes not available for a Yellow Bond does it say that such an alleged crime does it mention Fraud or Publishing a Forged Instrument. In other words I should have gotten out on a Yellow Bond. I fit all of the criteria. Long time resident in Hamilton County, non-violent alleged crime, no prior record of any of the crimes in the list.

But did I get out on a Yellow Bond? No I DID NOT. It cost me $10,000.00 in money ($1,000.00 cash) to get out of jail.

One other thing.

So let’s recap the story shall we? Jefferson Junior gets arrested four times within a 2 month period of crimes on the list which don’t allow a non-monetary release. A total bond of in excess of $80,000.00 ($8,000 in cash) if you could find a bail bond company willing to take the risk of writing such a fool-hardly bond. Yet he walks free on his Daddy’s word and his Daddy’s employer’s “Investigation” of the facts, as is required by the Statute.

Again the quote out of the Statute:

No person shall be released on nonmonetary conditions under the supervision of a pretrial release service, unless the service certifies to the court that it has investigated or otherwise verified:


If there was an Investigation then there has to be some paperwork. But it is apparently not in existence for either myself or Jefferson Jr. Again Hamilton County selectively enforces the laws on not so special folks and doesn’t enforce the law on selected special folks.

If Jefferson Jr. got released on a Yellow Bond, especially since he was charged with “a Dangerous Crime” then I should have also been released on a Yellow bond because my alleged crime is not on the list of Dangerous Crimes.

It is more proof of the Corruption that is Hamilton County and especially White Springs. The county owes me $1,000.00 in bond money and I will do everything I can do legally to get it. I shouldn’t have had to put up any bail under a Yellow Bond especially when the son of a Deputy Sheriff gets a Yellow Bond for a series, not one nor two but four Dangerous Crimes within two months.


No matter where you stand — left field, center, right, “out of bounds” — here is an interesting piece provided by another esteemed colleague which may “stimulate” (but not insult) you.      
     This email reflects how many people feel today.
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     I am now in my 70’s.
    Recently I received a questionnaire and request for money from the Republican Party and strongly agree with every question, as I have since Obama was elected.
     Unfortunately the one question that was missing is: What have the  Republicans done for the American people?
     We gave you a majority in the House and Senate, and you never  listened to us. Now you want our money, my money, more money. You should be more concerned about our votes, not our money.
     You are the establishment which means all you want is to save your jobs and line your pockets.
     Well guess what? It’s not going to happen.
     You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self-destruct course, but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. Nobody has achieved what he has, especially in the state of New York.

     Here’s why I want Trump. Yes, he’s a bit of an ass; yes, he’s an  egomaniac; but I don’t care.

          The country is a mess because politicians suck.
          The Republican Party is two-faced and gutless, and   illegals are  everywhere.
          I want it all fixed!
          I don’t care that Trump is crude.
          I don’t care that he insults people.
          I don’t care that he has changed positions.
          I don’t care that he’s been married 3 times.
          I don’t care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell.
          I don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorist.
     Our country has become weak, and bankrupt. Our enemies are making fun of us. We are being invaded by illegals. We are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hassid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in, “AND I JUST WANT IT FIXED.”
     And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what We The People want and need.
     I’m sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, the  Republican Party, and sick of illegals. I just want this thing fixed.
     Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn’t have lobbyist money controlling him; he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him; all you know is that he has been very successful; a good negotiator; he has built a lot of things; and, he’s also not a politician.
     And, he says he’ll fix it. And, I believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.
     I don’t care if the guy has bad hair.
     You are welcome to pass this on, or not.
      Thought for the Day  “No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive!”
     Don R. “Dick” Ivey, PhD
P.S.  No Borders, No Language, No Culture = No Country.
         I sure hopes this goes to everyone.

           This, pretty much, says it all.

Do You Remember This?

I had forgotten about all of this. Makes this an important point for those who try to blame everything on Bush.

Do you remember 1987 when the senators were giving Ollie North such a bad time?


This brings it all into perspective. I thought you might be interested in this forgotten bit of information.

It was 1987! At a lecture the other day they were playing an old news video of Lt. Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan Administration. There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what he said was stunning!

He was being drilled by a senator: “Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security system?”

Ollie replied, “Yes Sir, I did.”

The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience, “Isn’t that just a little excessive?”

“No Sir,” continued Ollie.

“No, and why not?” the senator asked.

“Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, Sir.”

“Threatened? By whom?” the senator questioned.

“By a Muslim terrorist, Sir,” Ollie answer.

“Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?”

“His name is Osama bin Laden, Sir,” Ollie replied.

At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn’t pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn’t. A couple of people laughed at the attempt.


Then the senator continued, “Why are you so afraid of this man?”

“Because, Sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of,” Ollie answered, “and the Muslims are trying to take over America and destroy it from the inside out and putting their people into our political offices.”

“And what do you recommend we do about him?” asked the senator.

“Well, Sir,” Ollie replied, “if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth.”

The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of the clip. By the way, that senator was Al Gore!

Also: Terrorist pilot Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called, “political prisoners.” However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands.

The American president at the time, Bill Clinton, and his secretary of state, Warren Christopher, insisted that all prisoners be released. Thus, Mohammad Atta was freed and eventually thanked us by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center.

This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first identified.

It was censored in the U.S. from all.

Archbishop Chaput: About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics

from – archpila.org – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Back in 2008, in the weeks leading up to the Obama-McCain presidential election, two young men visited me in Denver.  They were from Catholics United, a group describing itself as committed to social justice issues.  They voiced great concern at the manipulative skill of Catholic agents for the Republican Party.  And they hoped my brother bishops and I would resist identifying the Church with single-issue and partisan (read: abortion) politics.

It was an interesting experience.  Both men were obvious flacks for the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party — creatures of a political machine, not men of the Church; less concerned with Catholic teaching than with its influence.  And presumably (for them) bishops were dumb enough to be used as tools, or at least prevented from helping the other side.  Yet these two young men not only equaled but surpassed their Republican cousins in the talents of servile partisan hustling.  Thanks to their work, and activists like them, American Catholics helped to elect an administration that has been the most stubbornly unfriendly to religious believers, institutions, concerns and liberty in generations.

I never saw either young man again.  The cultural damage done by the current White House has – apparently — made courting America’s bishops unnecessary.

But bad can always get worse.  I’m thinking, of course, of the contemptuously anti-Catholic emails exchanged among members of the Clinton Democratic presidential campaign team and released this week by WikiLeaks. A sample:  Sandy Newman, president of Voices for Progress, emailed John Podesta, now the head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, to ask about whether “the bishops opposing contraceptive coverage” could be the tinder for a revolution. “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages [sic] dictatorship,” Newman writes.

Of course, Newman added, “this idea may just reveal my total lack of understanding of the Catholic church, the economic power it can bring to bear against nuns and priests who count on it for their maintenance.” Still, he wondered, how would one “plant the seeds of a revolution”? John Podesta replied that “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this . . . likewise Catholics United” (emphasis added).

Another Clinton-related email, from John Halpin of the Center for American Progress, mocks Catholics in the so-called conservative movement, especially converts: “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.” In a follow-up, he adds “They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what . . . they’re talking about.”

On the evening these WikiLeaks emails were released, I received the following angry email myself, this one from a nationally respected (non-Catholic) attorney experienced in Church-state affairs:

I was deeply offended by the [Clinton team] emails, which are some of the worst bigotry by a political machine I have seen.  [A] Church has an absolute right to protect itself when under attack as a faith and Church by civil political forces. That certainly applies here . . .

 “Over the last eight years there has been strong evidence that the current administration, with which these people share values, has been very hostile to religious organizations.  Now there is clear proof that this approach is deliberate and will accelerate if these actors have any continuing, let alone louder, say in government.  

 “These bigots are actively strategizing how to shape Catholicism not to be Catholic or consistent with Jesus’ teachings, but to be the ‘religion’ they want.  They are, at the very core, trying to turn religion to their secular view of right and wrong consistent with their politics.  This is fundamentally why the Founders left England and demanded that government not have any voice in religion.  Look where we are now.  We have political actors trying to orchestrate a coup to destroy Catholic values, and they even analogize their takeover to a coup in the Middle East, which amplifies their bigotry and hatred of the Church.  I had hoped I would never see this day — a day like so many dark days in Eastern Europe that led to the death of my [Protestant minister] great grandfather at the hands of communists who also hated and wanted to destroy religion.”

 Of course it would be wonderful for the Clinton campaign to repudiate the content of these ugly WikiLeaks emails. All of us backward-thinking Catholics who actually believe what Scripture and the Church teach would be so very grateful.

In the meantime, a friend describes the choice facing voters in November this way: A vulgar, boorish lout and disrespecter of women, with a serious impulse control problem; or a scheming, robotic liar with a lifelong appetite for power and an entourage riddled with anti-Catholic bigots.

In a nation where “choice” is now the unofficial state religion, the menu for dinner is remarkably small.


Rhett Bullard, Esq. Mayor of White Springs, did knowingly, willfully and intentionally break Florida Statute 838.022. Official Misconduct, by violating three provisions of said statute.

  1. He falsified and knowingly falsified the Employment Contract of one Ms. Stacy Tebo, Town Manager of the Town of White Springs. He knew full well that one clause of the contract had been violated for a year and continued to be violated after her new contract was signed by Ms. Tebo and by Mr. Bullard acting as legal head of the Town of White Springs. The provision he broke and allowed Ms. Tebo to break by falsifying the new contract was the residency requirement of said contracts which is the same in both the old and the new contract.
  2. Bullard further instructed Ms. Tebo to conceal, cover up or otherwise make unavailable any public documents which would show that he and Ms. Tebo didn’t conspire to commit this fraud upon the People of White Springs.
  3. Bullard further has obstructed, delayed or prevented the release of information about this fraud upon the people of White Springs misusing his official position to assure compliance, not with the law but with the sheer weight of his public position to keep the information of this crime secret.


Some additional facts are seemingly in order IN Bullard’s protection of Ms. Tebo.

Ms. Tebo, the alleged recipient of the benefits of the alleged violations of 112.313(6) from and only from Mr. Bullard, continues to work a four-day week and have her primary residence not within 30 miles of White Springs, in contravention of her contract and the Town Charter.

Her Oath of Office page and her 2015 and 2016 Contracts are at Town Hall for any citizen to view. Please note the Hours of Work provisions and the Residence provision.

The Hours of Work provision of the 2015 and the 2016 contracts are essentially identical, including but not limited to “working normal business hours” and working when it is necessary. The position description says she will abide by normal working hours (Monday through Friday, 8-5, and when needed). In his effort to benefit Tebo, Bullard forgets the people and his obligations to them. We, the citizens, pay for a full time town manager not a part-time clerk. Much discussion has been held by Mr. Bullard with several “Leading Citizens/ Centers of Influence” in the Town. His discussions are always the same. He says “The Charter allows Ms. Tebo to work four days a week.” The Charter allows no such thing. Any effort to state so on Mr. Bullard’s part will be a falsehood. No vote of the Council or any other authority allows Tebo to work anything other than standard hours, 5 days a week and also when necessary. Her position is not an 8-5 five day a week job, a fact she and Bullard acknowledged in the written contract.

Much discussion has taken place locally concerning the term “primary residence” as contained in her contract. Bullard has allowed or encouraged Tebo to stick with the falsehood that her motel room or apartment in Lake City is her primary residence. All of this is done without, to this citizen’s knowledge, a vote of the entire council to modify her contract. The new contract was signed just this week. The same residence clause is in both contracts willingly signed without reservations by both Bullard, as legal head of the Town, and Ms. Tebo. The Contract, word for word, wording was approved by the Council.

Bullard knew Ms. Tebo was lying to get the contract because, he knew, she had no intention of fulfilling the obligations of that contract. He was, at the signing of the renewal contract this week, giving a “wink and a nod” to Tebo’s self serving violations, residence and days worked, of her contract with the citizens of White Springs.

Bullard consciously and with forethought allows and encourages Ms. Tebo to be in Breach of Contract to the detriment of the Contract and the Citizens. Mr. Bullard overlooks such Breaches.

Case law says that the wording of Contracts must conform to the simple meaning of the words. Mr. Bullard’s tortured phraseology of primary residence and hours worked begs an interpretation not available to the average citizen. The best contracts clearly and unambiguously spell out the rights and responsibilities of the parties. Where contract language is susceptible of more than one interpretation, however, courts are charged with the responsibility of determining the intent of the parties. Where language is not ambiguous, courts generally will not go beyond the language of the contract itself to determine the meaning of the contract language. The intent of all parties, Bullard, Ms. Tebo, the Council (by vote) and the citizens (by proxy) is clear as can be. Ms. Tebo is in breach of contract and Mr. Bullard is allowing her, encouraging her, to be in such breach.

There is no public benefit, codified or un-codified, to Mr. Bullard’s illegal actions on Ms. Tebo’s behalf. I repeat my accusation that Mr. Bullard has given to Ms. Tebo benefits, privileges and/or exemptions to her contact which benefit neither a public purpose nor the Citizens of whom the contracts were designed to be the exclusive beneficiaries. His actions are a violation, multiple violations, of Florida Statute 112.313(6) and serve no discernible public purpose.


Her days off from the office have increased drastically. She is missing Council meetings although the Charter requires her presence.

If she can’t do the job then we should retire her and get someone who can and will do the job in her place. She is now down over 25 119 requests and 5 Citizen Complaints. No telling where she is on the budget because the last Council Agenda package didn’t have any budget paperwork in it, such is required again by the Charter.

At her healthiest she was ineffective. Being ill has only increased her ineffectiveness. It is time for her to “take one for the team” and just retire. Its time for Tebo to put the town first which is something she is unwilling to do. And of course Rhett, that bastion of legal knowledge, gets offended when a citizen “calls” him on him not doing the job legally.

Like TRUMP’s America we are in desperate shape. We need some real leadership. Wash my mouth out with soap but with Helen at least we had a leader. She led us into lawlessness and corruption but is it any worse than it is now? I don’t think so.

Maybe the State Ethics Board will save us from more than a couple of days more of Rhett and his “do nothing” Town Manager.

I wouldn’t wish illness on anybody, even Pam, but when God AND YOUR BODY says it is time to retire, IT IS TIME TO RETIRE.


We’ll see if the Council has the courage to handle this one Tuesday night. I don’t believe they do but that is okay, I got the County Court and State Statute 34.01 to fall back on. Here is the complaint.


Saturday, October 01, 2016

Under Roberts Rules of Order Citizen challenges the dismissal of every Citizen Complaint filed by myself since Rhett Bullard became Mayor. According to the Charter and Robert’s Rules of Order all such dismissals are Null and Void because each was Contrary to, and made a complaint with regard to, State Laws, FS 119, 286.011, 112.313 (6) or the Town Charter. All Motions to Dismiss were invalid. All votes to Dismiss were invalid, null and void.

Town Charter

Section 2.05 Procedures.

Rules and Minutes. Roberts Rules Of Order shall govern the procedure of meetings. Each regular or special Council meeting shall be electronically recorded and minutes of its proceedings filed by the Town Clerk. These tapes and minutes shall be a public record in accordance with Florida Statutes.

Roberts Rules of Order

Article 8 Section 47 says:

Votes that are Null and Void even if Unanimous.

No motion is in order that conflicts with the laws of the nation, or state, or with the assembly’s constitution or by-laws, and if such a motion is adopted, even by a unanimous vote, it is null and void.


Boy does the Council have a problem. Out of the Charter we read…

Section 2.04 Investigation.

The Council, by majority vote, and showing good cause, may make investigation into the affairs of the Town and the conduct of any Town Department, Office or agency, and for this purpose may hold   hearings, take testimony, and require the production of evidence. These and all other investigations shall comply with State and Federal Statutes.


THE CHARTER IS A MUNICIPAL ORDIANCE, MO 09-05. Therefore the County Court has jurisdiction to handle violations of ANY Municipal Ordinance.

34.01 Jurisdiction of county court.—

(1) County courts shall have original jurisdiction:

(a) In all misdemeanor cases not cognizable by the circuit courts;

(b) Of all violations of municipal and county ordinances;


Judge Scaff Released Willie Charles (CJ) Jefferson on his own recognizance, an ROR. No wonder we have such a crime spree. Senior must have pleaded his case and the Judge felt that Senior’s word was good enough for him. More to come.

Judge Scaff is an honorable man with a good heart. I believe in this case the Judge made a mistake. Including this case Jefferson, Jr. is out on FOUR felony bond warrants now and has yet to pay a price for any of his misdeeds. Contrast that with my case where I had to pay $10,000 bond to get out. I guess I didn’t have a Daddy to plead my case for me. Nor was I well liked enough to get a Yellow Bond. An Ethics Complaint at Willie Sr. seems to be in order. It seems tailor-made for a 112.313 (6) complaint. If Senior is going to use his power as a County Deputy Sheriff for personal reasons he ought to see how his little act plays on the road, in Tallahassee.

What happens if junior gets picked up again. Who knows maybe the County will throw Willie and his son a party.



I personally am waiting for the City of Debary to file its answer to Tebo’s Federal Civil Rights suit.

And how is the town culpable you ask? They had three citizen complaints at the last council meeting and wouldn’t hear, much less make a decision on, any of them.

The Charter, that worthless piece of paper, as Rhett calls it, calls for an investigation upon vote of three of the Council members. The way to avoid putting the decision in the Council’s hands the Council and Council alone decided not to hear the complaints for fear of being overturned on appeal.

What a bunch of whooshes.  But what do you expect from a Mayor who can’t obey the law much less be an advocate for it. What do you expect from a Council member who “walks his son out of jail” on a special dispensation only to have him back in jail 96 hours later on three felony counts.

White Springs, you sure know how to pick them.

Make no mistake, we’ll get Ms. Tebo if she doesn’t quit first. She’s got that kind of honor, which is to say none.

Can you say, “SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG” ?