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Lake County Sheriff’s Online Forum Part 3

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Lake County Sheriff’s Online Forum Part 3

                       

Citizens for Better Government, L.L.C. would like to welcome you to Part 3 of our third Online Candidate Forum of the year.  This forum is for all declared candidates for the Office of Lake County Sheriff.  Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders has held his office since 2006; and, his opponent, Sandy Carpenter, is a Lake County resident who currently holds the position of Captain with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

It is very important that you check your email, Facebook, or our website (www.lakecountygov.info) to ensure you don’t miss any part of the forum.  Readers will have the ability to make comments about each part of the forum on our website, making it very interactive and interesting.

Sheriff’s Online Forum Part 3

Q: If you win the Sheriff’s race, and you discovered a Deputy supported your opponent, what would you do?

Sheriff Gary Borders

Nothing

Sheriff Candidate Sandy Carpenter

Absolutely nothing, each and every employee has the constitutional right to support and vote for the political candidate of their choosing. The employee should not have any fear of retribution as long as their actions do not violate Departmental Policy or Florida State Statute.

Q: The integrity of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office must be beyond any legal or ethical approach.  What would you do to ensure legal and ethical standards are exceeded by everyone employed at the Sheriff’s office?

Sheriff Gary Borders

I will continue to utilize our Professional Standards Bureau to insure that all employees are conducting themselves in the most professional manner.  It is through this bureau that we meet accreditation standards, which raises the level of professionalism that we expect of our employees both on and off duty.  We take the necessary action with any employee who falls below our legal or ethical standards to insure accountability and maintain that professionalism. 

Sheriff Candidate Sandy Carpenter

Leadership starts at the top, I will lead by example. I will not ask them to apply standards of conduct that I will not honor myself. I will request each employee to abide by the level of standards that the residents of Lake County expect of their public servants. I will never hide behind staff when my duties are questioned. It is imperative that the Sheriff ensures that each employee understands and adheres to the code of conduct set forth by the policies of the Sheriff’s Office.  It is equally important that any enforcement of violations of the policy is applied fairly and equitably.

Q: What is the biggest law enforcement threat facing Lake County in the next four years?

Sheriff Gary Borders

The economy is our biggest threat.  We are striving to provide quality law enforcement and maintain the quality of life our citizens have come to expect.  We must accomplish this with fewer resources.

Sheriff Candidate Sandy Carpenter

The economy is the biggest threat facing the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County in general. The economy affects everyone. With the diminishing revenue derived from tax dollars, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office cannot continue to operate without restraints regarding budgetary issues. This not only threatens public safety but also undermines traditional law enforcement values. The Sheriff has to understand that the expenditure of every dollar has to be scrutinized. 

Q: Why are you a better candidate for Lake County Sheriff than your opponent?

Sheriff Gary Borders

I have been proud to serve the citizens of Lake County for 23 years.  While serving as Sheriff for the last five years, I have committed to insuring that the quality of life is maintained through dedicated service to the community by all who serve in this agency.  The fact that we have accomplished a great deal together over the last five years reflects a proven ability to lead, as well as a proven ability to determine both the needs of the county, and how to respond best to those needs. 

Sheriff Candidate Sandy Carpenter

I am the best qualified candidate because of my extensive background as a deputy sheriff. I began my adult life with the goal of becoming a professional law enforcement officer. As I continued with my career, I enhanced these skills during my development as a law enforcement manager and ultimately achieving the rank of captain. With these lifetime experiences I have created a firm foundation to develop into the sheriff that the residents of Lake County deserve. My goal as sheriff is to ensure that each resident of this county has the confidence that the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is providing the highest level of public safety.

Q: What are the top three reasons why the people of Lake County should vote for you in August? 

Sheriff Gary Borders

  • Proven leadership in all areas of law enforcement, as evidenced by our many accomplishments over the last five years; 
  • Experience- I have 23 years in senior management with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the last five of which have been as the Sheriff, so I am very aware of the needs of this community; 
  • It is my genuine desire to continue working with the community to provide them with quality law enforcement and maintain the quality of life for all who live, work, or visit in Lake County. 

Sheriff Candidate Sandy Carpenter

  • First, I will protect and defend Lake County residents from criminals by reducing crime and the fear of crime. 
  • Secondly, I will be one of Florida’s most fiscally conservative sheriff’s by reducing government waste and doing more with every tax dollar.
  • Thirdly, as Lake County’s new sheriff, I will immediately change the culture of the department by ushering in an era of professionalism which will lead to greater retention of good employee’s.

Q: Describe your personal and political philosophies in regards to enforcing the law?

Sheriff Gary Borders

It is my belief that the law should be enforced equally amongst all constituents, regardless of political views and ideals.  In addition, laws should be enforced in a fair and impartial manner with courtesy, discretion, and sound judgment being used in all situations.   

Sheriff Candidate Sandy Carpenter

My personal philosophy is that God put each of us on earth for a reason. With my passion to serve people, I have been blessed with the skills to make a significant impact within my community as a law enforcement officer. I have also been blessed with the ability to advance within my career and be appointed to the rank of captain and as a law enforcement manager to lead and influence others to serve. My political philosophy as the sheriff is to provide fair and equitable law enforcement to all residents of Lake County.  I will provide the same level of service each and every day of my tenure as a sheriff and not just during the proverbial “Election Year”.

Q: In one paragraph, describe yourself as a law enforcement officer.  

Sheriff Gary Borders

I am certified in both Corrections and Law Enforcement and have almost 32 years of experience in the field.  As a law enforcement officer who has devoted almost my entire adult life to serving the State of Florida, I enjoy helping those in need and making a positive impact in their lives.  As the chief law enforcement officer in the county, I possess a strong sense of service to the community and feel honored every day to be able to serve my fellow citizens in this capacity.

Sheriff Candidate Sandy Carpenter

Having previously been nominated as one of the “TOP COPS” in the country, I not only pride myself as being a good law enforcement officer, but also a good person.  I could tell you many stories about why people would consider me a good cop, but what I desire is that you know me for the person that I am. I have a history of helping others before helping myself. My belief is that God put me here to help others in all walks of life. We all have a reason for serving; I have a passion to help as many people as possible in my lifetime.

 

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16 Responses to “Lake County Sheriff’s Online Forum Part 3”

  1. Where on the Sheriffs Office annual report does it show the number of complaints against filed Lake County Sheriffs Office employees? Why is there no number assigned to the cost of repairs to vehicles damaged in pursuits ensued by Lake County Deputies? How much money was paid out in law suits filed against the Sheriffs Office? I think the public should be aware that Sheriffs office Street crimes Unit was given “free reign” with instructions from the Sheriff to “push the envelope” when enforcing violations in primarily black, Hispanic, and low income areas of the county. How did the Sheriffs Office manage to keep quiet the intentional use of the ” P.I.T.” maneuver on an 80 year old black preacher who didn’t see the lights of a slick top (ghost) patrol car in when being stopped for illegal window tint in ORANGE COUNTY? (yes, you read that correctly. A Lake County K-9 Deputy, now a Sgt., intentionally crashed his new Tahoe in to a car that was “failing to yield” during an attempted traffic stop for illegal window tint in the middle of the night.) Its this type of enforcement that requires such a lavish budget.

    Earlier it was mentioned that a Lake County dispatcher was terminated for the use of Facebook. Why was Sgt. Holtzclaw not terminated when he was caught sleeping with Deputy Andrea McKane, Sgt. Tom Mckane’s wife, while on duty? I’m sure it had little to do with Sgt. Holtzclaw being the Sheriffs neighbor and friend. He was given a slap on the wrist, temporarily relocated to work for Sgt. Kelly ( whatever her last name is this week) Watkins, who in turn also lives with in a one block area of the Sheriff and the Holtzclaws. In fact I believe that now Cpl. Holtzclaw is now back on the Street Crimes Unit!

    The point here is that enforcement of policy and disciplinary action is selective within the Sheriffs Office. The Sheriffs Office violates their own policies that they put in place for the safety of the citizens of Lake County and encourages this behavior. This is not the reflection of a high moral standard that Sheriff Borders feeds the public.

    The Sheriffs Office has created an environment, through their examples that has encouraged new up and coming road patrol deputies to perform in a certain manner in order to gain recognition by the administration for being pro active. The issue here is that in most cases new deputies interpret this pro active mentality to mean that they should abandon their patrol responsibilities to enforce traffic based violations, search out warrants, or conduct other operations that would show their devout interest to the specialty unit of which they wish to become a part of. As citizens of the county we suffer. Why you ask? Because the sheriffs office has a warrants unit, the sheriffs office has a narcotics unit, the sheriffs office has a traffic unit and so on. If everyone performs the job function they are “assigned”, i.e., PATROL, then the agency would run smoothly.

    Quality of service. Moral integrity. These are things that we have lost. The sheriffs office has become a breeding ground for infidelity and self advancement. The good ole boy system is alive and well and is well documented for those brave enough to
    walk in and ask for the information.

    Let this in no way be taken as an attack on Gary Borders. I have had the honor to meet him on several occasions. I have no personal problem with him and while I may not agree with the alternative lifestyle he is rumored to live, I feel what he does in private is of his concern and not mine. My issue lies in the quality of service to the citizens of this great county where I have lived my entire life. The truth is that as long as there is politics there will be corruption. The staff at the Sheriffs Office has good reason to hide to shortcomings of their office, they want to retain their ability to provide for themselves and their family. There will always be bad employees and controversy that will arise, but the firm, fair, and consistent concept seems to elude the current leadership as displayed by the many indiscretions of the Sheriffs Office that have been handled based on the ” good ole boy system”.

    In closing, I must say that the majority of the dedicated men and women that work for the Sheriffs Office are upstanding incredible people that have given their time and energy in trade for mediocre pay, for no other reason than to do the job they love. I am honored to be under their watch. A few bad apples here and there are to be expected in any business. My vote will be for Carpenter, not because he is better but because it is the right thing to do to make an already good agency better and more consistent in all practices. To bring truth and integrity to back to the citizens of Lake County.

  2. Whoa! Lake County DEFINITELY needs a NEW SHERIFF! I’ve been trying to find Gary Borders since December, and’s it’s just about impossible. It should be easy, since I went to his little Tavares facility (jail) for three weeks starting on February 29th. Just FYI, the food is TERRIBLE (cabbage twice a day and often something the women called Alpo?…it’s as bad as it sounds…) substandard bedding (like steel bunks with a thin plastic mat on top), a few Corrections Officers that could use some MANNERS, and shackles places on my hands and feet for RECREATION in a cage three days a week. Now, all because Sheriff Borders and all of his “professionals” could only listen to the MAN’s side of the story for three months (I kneed my husband in the groin during a discussion at home and he did NOT get hurt either), I have three misdemeanors, over $1,600 worth of court costs, and plenty of questions from my customers. My husband and I have two sons, we have a home and an adjacent RV park in Umatilla, we pay over $11,000 a year in property taxes, and we have a successful business in this County, where my family has been employing others for over 20 years. ALL BECAUSE THE SHERIFF DID NOT LISTEN TO THE WOMAN’S SIDE OF THE STORY! GIMME A BREAK! My husband is an ex-Marine, trained Recon, carries a concealed weapon, and I DON’T OWN A GUN OR KNOW HOW TO FIRE ONE! I’m dangerous? You’ve GOT to be kidding, Sheriff Borders! I PAY TAXES so you can build bigger jails and bigger parking garages. I VOTE! Me and 12 voters in my family are planning to vote in your competition this fall. We’d like NEW MANAGEMENT at the LCSO! I’ve met Sandy Carpenter, and he LISTENED to my true story. I think he’s awesome. We’ll vote for him. Maybe the food at LCSO will improve. If you would spend money on something besides expansion, perhaps you could afford to feed and house the “innocent until proved guilty” taxpayers like me with a little more dignity. And shackles are a bit over the top when a girl weighs like 120 pounds soaking wet and is being escorted down a hallway by two of your armed dudes, dontcha think??? And just in case you were wondering, my Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from Stetson University in Deland was DRAMA, not riflery. My daddy said that degree would never do me a cotton picking bit of good, but I don’t know about that. Only thing dangerous on me is NOT my knee, it’s my mouth. ELECT SANDY CARPENTER!!!!!!!

  3. Word on the streets this sheriff’s race is about to get some real fire put under the burners. Sandy Carpenter has hired some Pit Bull political strategist that ain’t lost a race yet.

    Come to think of it candidate Carpenter ran a real professional race in 2004 – he only lost that primary runoff with Daniels by around 1400 votes – that’s what strictly professional, honesty, handshaking and looking folks in the eyes when you talk does for you. With a professional political pit bull there is no place for those attacks and backstabbing like his current opponents juvenile supporters done in 2008. Go get them Sandy Carpenter; it’s about time for some professional politics in Lake County to take on the Good Ole Boy system.

  4. This coming week the candidates will be afforded the opportunity to write their own newsletter to rebut anything their opponents have stated in this forum.

    Even though we have seen no proof that Sandy Carpenter has mentioned anything about Green Isle Ranch; what an excellent opportunity it is for Gary Borders to tell his side of the Green Isle Boys Ranch raped cover ups story.

    Right now in the local media there is a 17 year old multi offender rapist who has re-offended while out on bond awaiting sentencing for his last rape conviction! So obviously 17 year old rapists can be arrested.

    Why did the Lake County Sheriff Office not arrest Tyler Anthony Jackson on November 21, 2009 for the brutal rapes of five little boys at the Green Isle Ranch?

    Why did they fumble around with the investigation from November 21, 2009 until December 16, 2009 and stop the investigation dead in it tracks? All this time the rapist was on the streets of Citrus County, Fl. where he continues to remain free and at large today even after having a dating violence injunction brought against him by an older male born in 1963. (Jackson was born in 1992)

    If the Lake County Sheriff’s Office did not lawfully halt this investigation on December 16, 2009 why then did the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Walker respond to a complaint from Green Isle Ranch’s new administrator Paula Whetro on February 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM and include this complaint call in this rape investigation report (09 191988) the name of one Clayton Berkey who was hired by Green Isle in January 2010 and had no personal knowledge of the rapes other than the information he was receiving from the five little victims some of which was threatening suicide on February 3, 2010 – Later that date Clayton Berkey was on all local TV networks telling everyone about the rapes you had done nothing about and the boys threatening suicide. One day of this breaking news and it was shut down. Channel 9 Kenneth Moton who done one of the original breaking news stories told everyone his boss stopped any follow up this story!

    Why then did Clayton Berkey’s ability to get this breaking news on the networks cause you to send two separate detective teams to Citrus County to interview Tyler Anthony Jackson, both on the same date (Feb 4, 2010) at two separate locations? Detectives Poitevent and Yoho at 10 AM at the Crystal River High School and Detectives Fawn Tomon and Mike Miller later at his residence!

    Then there was that private arrest and supposedly private court appearance before judge Takac that resulted in probation without requirements to register as a sex offender.
    You have ignored and skirted your involvement in the Green Isle Ranch long enough now. The Right Side is giving you a great opportunity to tell your side of the Green Isle Boys Ranch rapes cover ups! You don’t even have to worry about the media misquoting you, you can type it yourself.

    So how about it Gary Borders will you please tell us once and for all why you spend your entire adult life around little boys functions, coaching and mentoring and yet stopped the criminal investigation and prosecution of Green Isle Rapist Tyler Anthony Jackson. There are FIVE little victims and their parents and loved ones still waiting for your side of this story. They live in Leesburg; Kissimmee; Inglis; Land O Lakes and Auburndale. This might just be the greatest opportunity you will ever have to set the record straight before it goes to a court of law.

  5. Originally Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 12:07:43 AM – anonymous blogger

    Barack Obama will be in Orlando and nearby Lake Mary on Tuesday, pushing his so-called Jobs Bill and raising money for his reelection.

    He starts at the Downtown Sheraton, and then moves on to the Heathrow/Lake Mary home of Morgan & Morgan partner John Morgan.

    Don’t have a schedule yet, but FReepmail me if you are up for a little sign waving.

    BTW, spread the word. John Morgan, who loves to claim he is a lawyer “For the People,” is hosting Obama. Tell anyone you know; they might want to know that he is that close to Obama.

    January 2011 – Charlie Crist Joins Morgan and Morgan – For the People –

    Crist was a full-time politician since 2000; he served as Florida Education Commissioner (2001-2003) and Attorney General (2003-2007) before being elected Governor (2007-2011). Crist stated that his work as Attorney General will be an asset as he assists Morgan & Morgan in handling major class action lawsuits: “Having had the privilege of being Attorney General and working ‘for people, against the powerful,’ as John [Morgan] would say, I think is certainly going to bode well for the future.”

    March 27, 2012 – An invitation hosted by among others – John Morgan PA to attend a fund raising event tonight for Republican Sheriff Gary S. Borders at the Mission Inn. Fast and Furious local Republicans are asking themselves Why? What is the connection here? Why is the powerful Democratic Obama Major Supporter involved or even concerned in the Lake County Sheriff’s election? Ok – so his brother Michael is the jail dentist – he also has a practice on Burleigh Blvd next to Morgan & Morgan’s For the People office! Is being the jail dentist that lucrative? When Republican turned Independent former Florida Governor Charlie Crist lost the Senate race to Marco Rubio –John Morgan welcomed the defeated Crist with open arms.

    Remember Charlie Crist was homeless when he left the governors mansion unless his fake wife agreed to let him live with her. He has never owned a home in his life. He lived with his parents in Clearwater most of his adult life. He flaunted the South Florida home of his make believe wife Carol Rome for a while. Where is “Mrs Carol Crist anyway?” She signed on for that fairyland imaginary trip to Washington DC when Crist thought John McCain was going to name him VP on the 2008 presidential ticket. When all that soured Charlie Crist was meeting Obama in the panhandle of Florida and even once at Martha’s Vineyard! Now –

    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday March 27th he wouldn’t rule out voting for President Barack Obama in November.

    Crist — who was a member of the Republican Party until 2010 and is now a registered independent — said in interviews with MSNBC and CNN that he would “consider” casting his ballot for Obama on Election Day.

    Consider? Sure, I would consider that,” Crist said “I really think he’s sincere and genuine in his heart, he’s trying to do what’s right for the country overall.” the Republican primary has been “pretty nasty” and making an attempt at unity, such as he did with Obama during his time as an elected official, may be political suicide.

    This has been a tough time for the president to govern, I think everyone understands that. But we’re starting to see some positive signs going forward as it relates to the economy. That’s very important.” Crist pointed to the improving economy as a reason he might vote for Obama in November.

    Democratic political movers and shakers have been saying for some time now that Charlie Crist is stored out at Morgan and Morgan while they plan his 2014 run once again for Florida governor on the democratic ticket! Does John Morgan’s interest in the local sheriff extend to those plans? Does this political powerhouse have plans to run Gary Borders as lieutenant governor on the democratic ticket with Charlie Crist? If so his success at re-election as sheriff would be vital to ticket. Changing party’s means nothing to RINO’s look at Lake Property Appraiser he got mad at the Republican’s and like Charlie Crist changed to Independent – but when he got ready to run for re-election he “run” back to the Republican Party. Only Republicans can get elected in Lake County unless you are the 40 year office holding supervisor of elections!

    These people do not do anything without a reason. If John Morgan is in the camp with Gary Borders so are Charlie Crist and Barack Obama. Birds of a feather flock together!

    There are some very interesting similarities between Charlie Crist and Gary Borders! In 2006 Charlie Crist was just 50 years old and white headed. Earlier that same year Gary Borders had dark hair but soon at the age of 46 he too was white headed! Why is their hair white before age fifty? Why does their skin both have that yellow jaundice tint? What about all those fake tans? Why do they blink their eyes at a high rate of speed and neither one of them can look you straight in the face!

    For Charlie Crist it was his old friend and lover convicted felon- – Florida Funeral Directors Association – Bruce Carlton Jordan of Sumter County on probation. Also, that 21 year old GOP staffer Jason Wetherington coming forward about their little fling.

    For Gary Borders it’s been dozens and dozens of significant others (and most are still on our payroll) until they hit that magic too old age! Questions about all those years at Green Isle Boys Ranch and the rapes cover ups! – but the main parallel here is Andrew Washburn – convicted felon and still on out-of-state-parole now stored out in South Florida.

    John Morgan does everything for a purpose. His real purpose for this one is yet to be known for sure. Maybe he’s just trying to collect up all the Obama supporters he can. Maybe they do have plans for Charlie and Gary in the future. The problem is when we do find out what they are planning it might very well be too late!

    The people have the ability to communicate effectively now! There is no excuse for anyone not to know the truth. It’s everywhere and the lame stream media can no longer control it unless you succumb to their repeated lies and deception against the truth; and you don’t even have to pay for it anymore; that is unless you fail to read and educate yourselves and your loved ones – for that we will all pay dearly!

  6. As we say in the Carpenter’s trade this dude is a “full bubble off center.”

  7. What has Gary Borders done that is so great for the citizens of Lake County? Working for the taxpayers and taking our money and all the benefits is not considered great. Name one thing above and beyond the call of duty he has done. Please don’t mention his lifetime career of hanging around little boys or his twenty years of playing with the boys at the Green Isle Boys Ranch. See; other than that you can’t come up with one thing because that statement is void of truth.

    As for who really won the August 2008 Sheriff’s primary race; who knows for sure? It was over at five minutes after seven PM that night and Borders was more surprised he won than everyone else was. Everyone knows Cadwell and McKee was in and out of the networking room that night and everyone knows they skewed the real results. And, yes there is a lot at stake and the suckers will do it again if someone don’t stop them.

    Now this is classic “Carpenter got promoted by his Sheriff – Kevin Beary. The standard at the Orange Co. S.O. is to be educated with a degree but Carpenter got Beary to promote him before he left because he knew he couldn’t get promoted with the new administration.” Interesting analogy here! Sheriff’s are the ones that promote their underlings! Look at all those Borders has promoted and if they didn’t have a degree Professor Scott Kirkland just gets them one online and we the taxpayers foot the bill. But the solid gold classis is “He is just a glorified deputy in Captain’s clothing.” At least he’s been a real badge wearing, gun toting, call answering, criminal arresting- deputy sheriff for thirty years. Man the truth is Gary Borders is still nothing more than “a glorified jailer in Sheriff’s clothing.”

    It’s very obvious the smoke is gone and all real people with brains can see now is the mirrors. Obviously you are probably David Pelton who for some reason has continued to be mesmerized
    by Gary Borders to the point you have kept his campaign sign on your personal face book page for four years now. All the lies and blogging about personal attacks on folks like ya’ll did in 2008 certainly did not enhance the candidacy of your man. What it done was enhance the knowledge of the people of Lake County at large concerning the truths about his alternative lifestyle – you see that is no longer in question and shouldn’t be.

    The real question here is; if there is something so wrong with Sandy Carpenter why did Gary Borders support him above and beyond his “best friend” Chris Daniels in 2004?

    During the 2004 election cycle as you have said Sandy Carpenter was the K-9 night Lieutenant at Orange County Sheriff’s Office – running criminals down with his trained dogs, catching them and taking them to the Orange County Jail.

    During the 2004 election cycle his ardent supporter then Major Gary Borders was the Lake County Jail administer. When Carpenter lost the 2004 primary run off election to Chris Daniels that’s when Daniels become Gary Borders “best friend.”

    Don’t forget when Sandy Carpenter ran in 2004 both he and Borders had high school diplomas. When Borders run in 2008 all he had was a high school diploma and said he was working on a two year degree at online Vincennes University. In the last four years he has completed that and got a four year online degree from Columbia to go with it!

    So, if Carpenter was good enough for Borders to support without a degree in 2004 – he should be good enough for the people of Lake County to support in 2012. Where anyone comes from around here doesn’t count much anymore because most folks have come here from somewhere else.

    As for “Carpenter is old school” remark “good” the majority of people and voters of Lake County are primarily old school Christian Conservatives who maintain their core values from proper upbringing. Not the more modern Christian variety that pops in the church door every time it cracks and makes sure to tell you they are Christians and what church they attend!
    While many might have an opinion about your modern alternative lifestyles and such most are non-judgmental and will not comment unless forced to do so!

    Another award winning comment here is “ Diversity isn’t in his vocabulary.” You must have really lost your marbles on this one. Sandy Carpenter is a Captain at Orange County SO. Sheriff Jerry Demmings is an African American and that agency has a very high ratio of both Blacks and Hispanics to white employees.

    On the other hand it is Lake County Sheriff Office with a super low ratio of minorities to white employees unless you count those with alternative lifestyles as minorities. They even had to borrow retired Captain Leroy Oliver for some website pictures. They fast tracked Gerry Montalvo from Lieutenant to Major when Borders was under the gun for all the illegal Hispanic arrests and roadside swaps with ICE which still has us under a lawsuit!

    Affirmative Action is one thing, that assured minorities had the same level of possibilities in the workplace as non-minorities; diversity is quite another! Diversity means divide; make separate and/ or different. The origin of diversity began at the Tower of Babel:

    Diversity The Tower of Babel – Story Summary:

    Up until this point in the Bible, the whole world had one language – one common speech for all people. The people of the earth became skilled in construction and decided to build a city with a tower that would reach to heaven. By building the tower they wanted to make a name for themselves and also prevent their city from being scattered

    God came to see their city and the tower they were building. He perceived their intentions, and in His infinite wisdom, He knew this “stairway to heaven” would only lead the people away from God. He noted the powerful force within their unity of purpose. As a result, God confused their language, causing them to speak different languages so they would not understand each other. By doing this, God thwarted their plans. He also scattered the people of the city all over the face of the earth.

    • God says in Genesis 11:6, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” (NIV) God realizes that when people are unified in purpose they can accomplish impossible feats, both noble and ignoble. This is why unity in the body of Christ is so important.

    • To build, the people used brick instead of stone and tar instead of mortar. They used “man-made” materials, instead of more durable “God-made” materials. The people were building a monument to themselves, to call attention to their own abilities and achievements, instead of giving glory to God.

    I’m not too sure about this diversity thing – It looks like maybe it’s a bureaucratic government invention to divide the people because “God realizes that when people are unified in purpose they can accomplish impossible feats, both noble and ignoble. This is why unity in the body of Christ is so important.”

    As for the retired Captains remarks someone chooses to call losers; folks retired with many years of service and drawing nice pensions are not found to be located in the losers category! Politics and political leanings are so far guaranteed by the US Constitution! Anyone who believes the “Carpenter folks are already trying to throw dirt” and warns “ Be careful BOYS!” does not have a clue what’s going on in the real world!

  8. Hey private citizen sounds like Daivd Pelton wrote that one for you. First off the two Captains you mentioned are provate citizens as well. Neither of them has retired and taken that big fat check and laid out for s while like Captain Steve Moss did and and then gone back to work.

    Speaking of Captains and sexual harrassment what was then retired Captain Steve Moss doing at the Green Isle Ranch in uniform with Gary Borders on the front of the summer 2009 Islander while Borders was grinning like a possum eating briars standing to what we later found out was the rapist of little boys! Personally I don’t condone sexual harrassment among adults but I detest child rapist and people like Borders who cover up their crimes because the rapist is “his friend!”

    You had better sober up some before you go to spinning this time, Don’t worry about Carpenter the real people don’t care about the politics they care about the cires those like Borders has committed and the ones he has covered up for his friends!

    Education- smedgmycation don’t mean anything around the LCSO. As previsously stated former Jailhouse Professor Scott Kirkland got both of Borders degree’s and a lot more flunkies some degree’s online as well at our expense and guess what we have the proof of it including the cost to the taxpayers.

    This election if we have one is gong to be real. No Bob Mckee and the clicky thing to fix those numbers. In fact both Borders and Mckee might be gone to the bighouse before election time the way things are looking around here.

    Welcome to elections 2012 season. This time we have the facts and documented history. Your ssilly little kid like BS won’t hold water when it comes to facts!

  9. If Sheriff Gary Borders is as honest, honorable and transparent as he would like the voting citizens and public at large to believe maybe the Right Side of the Lake publishers can convince him to release the last Sheriff’s Office audit recently performed by Moore, Stephens and Lovelace – 1201 South Orlando Av – Winter Park . Fl 32789 so they can publish same online!

    Those leaks around the office say Peyton Grinnell spent a lot of time begging them to cover up some stuff and “they” say there is a lot of money problems in the sheriff’s office money supply!

    Hey! The taxpayers of Lake County paid for this audit and we deserve to see this audit now and not after some elections or some other event transpires at a later date.

    Apparently the results of this audit will shed some light on those things Sheriff Borders describes as “self funding.” Honest is as honest does. Let’s see where all our money is going; after all it is our money every dime of it! What’s to be afraid of if there is nothing to hide?

  10. Within weeks of going viral, sales of ‘Pink Slime’ plunged!

    Bettina Siegel never thought of herself as an activist, but after posting a petition on change.org calling on the USDA to cease purchasing ammonia-treated beef for its school lunch program, Siegel–and thousands of online activists–have been front and center in a political battle pitting beef manufacturers against soccer moms, celebrity chefs, and The White House.
    The furor began a year earlier when Jamie Oliver highlighted the ‘pink slime’ beef on an episode of his Food Revolution program, but the issue did not gather real traction until Siegel’s blog on March 10th. Soon afterward, the chatter on the web spiked throughout government agencies.

    Within weeks of the Food Revolution broadcast going viral, sales of lean, finely textured beef (LFTB) plunged. In response, Beef Products, Inc. (BPI) took out full-page ads in the traditional local mullet wrappers in several markets around the country–including Waterloo, Iowa, where one of its plants is located–to explain its side of the story.

    “Our product is 100 percent beef, and that’s what consumers need to understand,” Craig Letch, director of food safety and quality assurance at BPI, said in an interview with the Waterloo Courier March 27. “We’re not an additive, but a lean beef source…The best we can do is getting the truth out.” The truth, which truth? The truth is slime is slime and the people don’t like slime!

    BPI’s use of traditional media did not work. This week, the Chicago Tribune reported that Beef Products, Inc. announced the temporary shutdown of four of its plants in Amarillo, Texas, Garden City, Kan. and two other locations, laying off 220 workers at one facility, and calling into question the security of several more. Sorry for their loss! What they fail to mention is how many illnesses and deaths occurred from the pink slime made from the floor dropping of scrap beef? They never will because it is a money maker! It makes money for the powerful that historically has had the power to block the lame stream media from telling us the truth! No wonder only 18% of Americans trust CNN – and that’s 18% that can’t walk and chew gum!
    It’s not just BPI that’s in the crossfire. Cargill and Tyson Foods have also been on activists’ radars. Yet BPI stands out, not just for its association with Kroger, McDonald’s and other companies, which bought its product, but also for its role in pioneering ammonia-treated beef.
    Our point here is two fold! First and foremost it was the people’s ability to communicate the unfiltered and unbiased truth to each other by “social media” that brought this scandal to light. It was not the Chicago Tribune or any multi-billion dollar operation so saw fit to advise and protect “we the people” it was we the people doing that job for “we the people!”

    Right now as American faces its greatest threat to democracy since WW2 we the people can still communicate with each other and post and pass the truth on to each other in various forms of social media.

    Right here on this website the ability to do so has been challenged and attempts to degrade the truth have been made by the minions of those committing acts against the people that they hope and believe we are to stupid to figure out on our own. Right here in Lake County corruption within local government knows full well they control the local and to some extent all fashions of media covering Central Florida.

    Pink Slime is pink slime! Not a very tasty appetizer. Now every time you eat ground beef instead of the old saying “where’s the beef” you’ll probably be saying “where’s the slime?”
    Thanks to the ability of we the people to communicate and a lot of good people like the owners of this website who don’t mind spending their own money for the good of the people and detest the propagation of immorality and corruption the information is available online to the people to see the things that are hidden and covered up as favors to our well connected leaders both locally, state and nationally!

    So, if you found out about the pink slime you can thank a blogger! If don’t like pink slime in your ground beef and think its repulsive most people totally agree with you. How long would we have continued to eat this stuff and not known a thing about it if not for a blogger?
    If you don’t like “slime” we have collected up in our government offices and agencies; again if not for the bloggers and homespun media outlets like this website you probably wouldn’t even know about it and like a cancer it’s been eating away at little ole Lake County right here under our noses for years and we didn’t know it.

    As hard as the local lame stream media pendants tried to suppress and control the bloggers remarks so far to this day they have persevered and continue to march on; those pesky bloggers with all that pesky truth. My what to do, what to do.

    One thing is the Gospel – No one has even come forward with any legal defense of the “allegations” made by the pesky bloggers – never not one time in all these years! Why? The facts don’t lie liars lie!

    If we the people like our ability to communicate in any fashion and would prefer to maintain this ability until the advent – w will have to stand up and be counted at the polling places this time around like never before. Remember Obama told the Russian leader “this is my last election” he didn’t say “I’m going to be a lame duck” president and will have more flexibility after this election! Unlike our local politicians he has actually told Americans from the start that he intended to fundamentally change the greatest nation ever on earth! If we sit back and let him four years from now we won’t have anything to worry about the government will handle everything for us from the womb to the crematory!

    A friendly reminder. If you ask an elected, anointed or bureaucrat public employee a question and they can not look you straight in the eye and give you at least some kind of immediate response to that question they are in the process of conniving a deceitful answer. They work for us, not the other way around – it seems they have somehow become confused and lost their way – they are not all bad by any means – many have simply been misguided due to years of lack of leadership oras the old adage goes monkey see monkey do!

  11. Name says:

    Gary Borders has done a great job for the citizens of Lake County and the Carpenter folks who are a bunch of disgruntled losers (Tommy Mysinger) are trying to again win a losing race. Of course we hope that Carpenter can be man enough to take the loss gracefully not like Tommy who cried because he couldn’t believe how low his numbers were. Heck he couldn’t even win his own neighborhood.

    Carpenter got promoted by his Sheriff – Kevin Beary. The standard at the Orange Co. S.O. is to be educated with a degree but Carpenter got Beary to promote him before he left because he knew he couldn’t get promoted with the new administration. He is just a glorified deputy in Captain’s clothing. I guess this time he will have to document the time he is away since his buddy isn’t there to allow him to cheat his payroll. Somehow when he ran against Daniels he still had lots of vacation time on the books. As the night K-9 Lt. he had the freedom to make his own hours, so I guess it was OK to forget to take time off when you were off?

    Start looking in the mirror Carpenter and remember you arn’t fooling anyone. Those supporting you can’t run themsleves because they are either hated (Tommy) by many of the deputies or have a history of sexual harassment (Mark) that he doesn’t want out. Amazing how badly someone wants power that they lie about themselves and can’t be man enough to admit he doesn’t have higher education – listing a bunch of LEO schools doesn’t fool anyone.

    Lake County will NOT be any better off with Carpenter who is old school. If you arn’t big and dumb he has no use for you. Diversity isn’t in his vocabulary. Glad OUR SHERIFF is GARY BORDERS. HE WILL WIN! Take that to the bank. I am a Citizen of Lake County and NOT an employee of Lake County Sheriff’s Department so this isn’t like you see above. Carpenter folks already trying to throw dirt. But isn’t that what Mysinger did before and it backfired. Be careful BOYS!

  12. You got a lot of them alright but there’s still a lot more missing. The “major” one missing is the
    Fast track promotion of former Lt. Gerry Montalvo to Captain Gerry Montalvo and almost instantly to Major Gerry Montalvo. It ain’t nothing but a thing! It’s amazing just how far ahead and how fast one can get there with a little double crossing here and there and hoodwinking their old bosses along with the right blood lines!

    What’s this other blog about Gary Borders supporting Sandy Carpenter when he was running against Borders “best friend” Chris Daniels back in 2004? No way! Do you really mean Gary Borders was part of that ABCD (anybody but Chris Daniels) under the breath movement that was going on around here back then? Maybe this was back in those years when Borders claims he was “servicing” the people of Lake County!

    Whoops! We interrupt this blogging for s special breaking news report. Today two Lake County Sheriff’s dispatch employees are rumored to have been fired for being on FACEBOOK while on duty.

    I don’t remember seeing any new directives on the use of face book and in fact not long ago the brass mentioned they had no intentions of regulating same because it was sometime a handy tool for deputies to use.

    Just as in the Trayvon Martin case we do not have the cold hard facts on the face book debacle as yet. Maybe they got caught absorbing all the facts on the blogs on the Right Side of the Lake, who knows!

  13. Now that political season is upon us everyone is staging and lining up their credentials for presentation to the public to show how educated they are.

    It’s always nice to remind ourselves that in the 2008 sheriff’s election race the winner Gary S. Borders was only a high school graduate working on a two year degree from Vincennes University online!

    So, it’s fair to say achievement in higher learning is not a prerequisite to being elected sheriff of Lake County. But, soon he was sporting that two year degree from Vincennes! Then, fast forward and Gary Borders cap and gown and all is shown in a graduating ceremony on Sunday, July 10, 2011, Sheriff Borders and a few members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office participated in a Commencement Ceremony held at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Ceremony. Congratulations to our Graduates! Sergeant Michael Marden, Lieutenant David Pelton, Sergeant Russell Edwards, Sheriff Gary Borders and Detective Master Deputy Steven Keller.

    To all of those who might want to bring to light the fact that the opponent in this race has no higher education; as he points out he is a high school graduate just like the current occupant of this office was just a short four years ago!

    Not to worry about education here at the LCSO. Here education flows like wine from the vines!

    Lake County Sheriff’s Office is the education center of Lake County. If you go to jail they offer you a GED even before you have been tried and/ or sentenced. Very good move if it’s not already to late to a multi-felony offender.

    The majority of higher education is forked out to the well connected members of the LCSO. So, Welcome aboard Sheriff Carpenter in January 2013 – not to worry about a little higher education! Former jailhouse Professor and now road Deputy Scott Kirkland will be at your service! Soon your walls (in our building) will be lined with certificates and plaques at an huge cost to the taxpayers; if that’s what you think is most important to the people.

    The number of graduates and the speed with which they achieve these certificates makes Fruitland Park Chief Isom look like an amateur.

    For instance; Sergeant Michael Marden, Gary Borders fellow Columbia alumni shown graduating with Borders and others on July 7, 2011 had just graduated from St. Leo Command Officer Management training on June 6, 2011. Wow! Just how much educating can one fellow take at a time? Not to mention just how much is all this education costing we the taxpayers?

    On June 13, 2011 The graduating class of Columbia included Lt. Mark Stauffer and Master Deputy Cassia Stauffer as well.

    Let’s not forget that multi-spouse domestic abuser Gary Don French was recognized by sheriff Borders on May 20, 2011 for receiving his two year degree from online Phoenix!

    The list of higher education recipients goes on and on. The question is when does these people work at their real job?

    So here around the Lake Sheriff’s Office and Lake Government in general a lack of education is not a problem. If you don’t have one and you have the right connections they’ll get you one. Things have really advanced since Bob McKee got his Masters Degree’s the old fashioned way. He just got someone else’s and fixed it out like he wanted it and run him off one on the copy machine. While he might be guilty of a lot of things at least that didn’t cost the taxpayers anything but ink and paper!

  14. It seems hundreds of people are talking about emails they received announcing Orlando ambulance chasing and high publicity seeking lawyer John Morgan was on the committee to raise money for Gary Borders campaign. And inviting everyone to the Mission Inn last Tuesday.

    Does this mean Gary Borders a supposed to be Republican takes support from a major Central Florida Democratic Obama fundraiser? Well no doubt of course it does!

    This might not be such an issue in a normal election but, in 2012 the voters of the USA will decide the fate of the USA on voting day. On that day we are going to decide if the majority of voters want to continue this spiral decline into Marxism-communism and as Obama recently disclosed to the Russian leader “this is my last election” which many people with their eyes open (including the Pastor of First Baptist Dallas, Tx) believes Obama is working towards his dictatorship and will fulfill his threat to destroy American. Or, are there enough people of substance, guts and love for Ole Glory to stand up and save this country at the ballot boxes and send these rats running back to the brinks of hell where they belong?

    The conspiracy to destroy American did not start with Obama.It begin in earnest back in the last 1950’s and It took years for them to acquire the leader they so desired. Since the beginning of this mission to destroy America they have used ever opportunity available to reach this goal.

    Continuous campaigns to divide the races among social issues! Legislatures purged state laws of all statutes that might discourage or lead to the arrest of homosexual activity! At the same time voters filled lawmaking bodies with sick perverts who continued to encourage and give support and credence to the moral destruction of America. All the while these perverts who can not reproduce on their own devise means to recruit and train our young in the sickness of their ways.

    Maybe this Obama organization is deeper than we realize. Maybe it truly crosses party lines as many have suggested. If we intend to save this country from the tyrants with direct connections to Obama and his administration we have to start right here at home. Do you want your local sheriff to be directly connected to Obama through his chief fundraiser John Morgan? Don’t you just know that John Morgan has got that Blackberry cell number? Those of you with an ounce of brains sure as heck don’t! Those of you who don’t care and are just here for the ride pardon us while a few good people embark on saving the United States of America from lack of morals and in general total destruction by an organized ongoing band of destructors by voting for moral and ethical people at the polling places come voting time.

  15. Q: If you win the Sheriff’s race, and you discovered a Deputy supported your opponent, what would you do?

    Sheriff Gary Borders
    Nothing

    Borders doesn’t realize how many people knows that he supported Sandy Carpenter against his “best Friend” Chris Daniels when Daniels was running for sheriff in 2004. His lack of presence at Daniels campaign events was noticed by many people. I would be willing to bet that Sandy Carpenter would not lie about that if anyone dared to ask him.

    Borders would not personally do anything, he simply has Grinnell and his goons take care of these small things for him. In most incidents he will make your life miserable. Just look at what they done to Border 2008 campaign treasurer. Look what they done to Finance Director Lewie Wise.

    In 2008 Borders demanded a $500. Campaign contribution from every member of his command staff. I seem to remember one Captain who only gave him $250. And his career was cut short. Then there was the guy that got sent to the south end substation for failure to support and wound up under attack for things supposedly found on his computer and gone from employment. There are two separate and distinct factions at LCSO. You are either in the click or you are out; nothing in between.

    Q: The integrity of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office must be beyond any legal or ethical approach. What would you do to ensure legal and ethical standards are exceeded by everyone employed at the Sheriff’s office?

    Sheriff Gary Borders

    I will continue to utilize our Professional Standards Bureau to insure that all employees are conducting themselves in the most professional manner. It is through this bureau that we meet accreditation standards, which raises the level of professionalism that we expect of our employees both on and off duty. We take the necessary action with any employee who falls below our legal or ethical standards to insure accountability and maintain that professionalism.
    Your professional standards bureau is a farce! Just ask the ex-wife of Lt. Todd Rowley she will probably be glad to tell everyone. She caught her soon to be ex-husband and his PIO-Professional Standards co-hart Lt. John Herrell sharing the same female and the results of her find was a pronto divorce. To this day she still can’t believe his partner sharing the same damsel in distress didn’t suffer the same fate.

    The real professional standard of measurement is; does everyone no matter of race, creed, connections, rank and serial number receive exactly the same honest, legitimate (IA) Internal Affairs Investigations? The answer is NO and the evidence is overwhelming.
    Interestingly 0n April 28, 2010 it was Robert Myers who claimed to be the victim of domestic violence at the hands of his girlfriend Robin Douglas, also a Lake Deputy! Douglas was arrested by Lt. David Pelton for domestic violence and immediately placed on administrative leave without pay. Deputy Robin Douglas was placed in the Lake Jail at noon on April 28, 2010 and was not released from jail until April 29, 2010 at 5:20 PM. The charges were ultimately dismissed but Douglas lost her job and her reputation anyway! From the start people around the Lake Courthouse said Robert Myers was telling everyone he was the aggressor. It was him who attacked Douglas. It seems Robert Myers showed up in the bailiff’s office crying with some scratches on his face. Someone called sheriff’s Borders and he come over and took Myers out into the hall. Soon they were getting another bailiff to write his complaint that caused Lt. Pelton to arrest Robin Douglas. Robert Myers later told people that Sheriff Borders told him it’s either her or you; if she comes in here an complains against you you’re going to jail.

    Then it comes out that local observers have been concerned about the actions of this armed court bailiff and have been wondering what it would take to bring his violent tendencies to the attention of someone who would do something about it!

    Lake County Courthouse central rumors disclose many people have long been aware of other victims of abuse at the hands of Cpl. Robert Myers, some of whom work within the judicial center! One is even reported to be presently married to a Circuit Judge. Cpl. Myers was removed as bailiff for Judge Hill’s courtroom and placed in courthouse security; reportedly told by Judge Hill that his was not invited to the judge’s annual “cabin in the woods” Christmas Party. He was also “talked too” about his stalking of victims by Unsworth and Circuit Judge Mark Hill and so on! Still he was on the protected species list. Why? Because he come from the jail and was one of Borders boys.

    All the while Myers kept telling everyone that would listen that Robin Douglas was not guilty of any wrong doing! Still she’s just as fired and jailed and unemployed as though she was!

    June 28, 2011 – Breaking News! – Tavares, Florida!

    Robert Myers – Lake County Deputy Sheriff Court Bailiff Is Arrested For Domestic Battery!
    Lake County Sheriff Deputy Cpl. Robert Myers was arrested late last date on the charges of DOMESTIC BATTERY! Myers was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies at his home and is being held in the Marion County Jail without bond. Low and behold it was Robin Douglas. Myers admitted to the FDLE that he lied to have Robin Douglas arrested in April 2010. Did he tell them the truth that his boss told him “it’s you or her?” Probably; one thing for sure Borders never righted the wrong he conspired to do against his faithful employee Robin Douglas. Even though when Robert Myers resigned Borders Office claimed he was under an “IA”—— “The Lake sheriff’s administrative probe was related to a different alleged battery — in which Myers accused Douglas of pushing and scratching him, an incident that led to her arrest and dismissal from the Sheriff’s Office.

    So, when are these great professional standards people going to finish this “IA” on Robert Myers lying to have Robin Douglas arrested and release their findings and if found to be “sustained” return Robin Douglas to her job and/or provide her with written documentation to prove all allegations against her are unfounded?

    Lake Deputy Robert Myers resigns amid internal investigation
    August 27, 2011

    TAVARES — Court security deputy Robert Myers has resigned amid an internal probe that focused on conflicting statements he provided to law-enforcement officials investigating a domestic-battery allegation.

    Myers, 43, who began his Lake County Sheriff’s Office career in 1995, submitted a letter to Sheriff Gary Borders, saying he believed his resignation “to be in the best interest of the Sheriff’s Office and myself.” The letter made no reference to the internal probe or a separate domestic-battery charge he faces.

    Myers had been on administrative leave from the department since June, when he was charged with battery, accused of striking his live-in girlfriend Robin Nycol Douglas, a former deputy, at their home in Weirsdale.

    A change of plea is scheduled for Wednesday, according to the Marion County Clerk of Courts website.

    The Lake sheriff’s administrative probe was related to a different alleged battery — in which Myers accused Douglas of pushing and scratching him, an incident that led to her arrest and dismissal from the Sheriff’s Office.

    Myers later recanted his sworn statement when questioned by an official with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission, sheriff’s spokesman Lt. John Herrell said.

    The commission was preparing a review of Douglas’ law-enforcement certification.
    In April 2010, after co-workers noticed scratches on his face, Myers, who held the rank of corporal, told his supervisors he had been involved in a disturbance with Douglas. A sheriff’s report said she acknowledged an altercation but described Myers as the aggressor, although she had no visible signs of injury.

    Douglas was charged with battery and pleaded not guilty. The misdemeanor case was later dismissed by County Judge Donna Miller on the condition that Douglas submit to a substance abuse and mental-health assessment.

    The number of “employee’s who falls below our legal or ethical standards” is too numerous to give them all their deserved 30 seconds of fame.

    Gary Don French – Former road deputy now working in the Lake Jail; pled guilty to felony domestic battery on his first wife Sarah on 10/5/2000 before Judge Michael Johnson. Johnson withheld adjudication and French got a job in Lake Enforcement. . The order was signed by court clerk Dena Hodge who was later herself arrested for felony child abuse, but those charges got dismissed ASAP.

    Within the last year or so Gary French was living in Mount Dora and Mount Dora Police responded to a call of domestic battery against wife #2 Michelle. This dispute was apparently over an X-Box or something. He reminded Mount Dora Police he was a COP and nothing was done about it. Later the incidents were leaked and Sheriff Borders took him off the road and put him to work in the jail. On 5/20/2011 he received accolades from Sheriff Borders for receiving a two year degree from Phoenix online. Another possible jailhouse professor Scott Kirkland job at taxpayer’s expense.

    Butch Perdue- Several domestic violence incidents – allowed to retire on 4/15/2011
    Todd Luce and his infamous drunk and boating at Silver Glenn – They just made him a Captain!
    Peyton Grinnell and his untold incidents of being warned by local law enforcement when stopped for DUI. Leesburg PD has stopped him at least four times and let him go!
    Special favors for people like the spouses of Lake Deputies do not sit well with honest people. Remember Deputy Sheriff Robin Douglas was arrested and spent a day and a half in the county jail.

    On February 14, 2012 the wife of Lake Deputy Corporal Phillip Buffington was given a “summons” for shoplifting. Just like a traffic ticket to appear in court. Go straight past jail! Just try going to a store and stealing something and see how fast you go to the lake Jail and get a Belton Bail Bond Agency card slipped in your hand!

    Many other incidents are available too numerous to mention in one publication.

    Q: What is the biggest law enforcement threat facing Lake County in the next four years?
    Sheriff Gary Borders

    The economy is our biggest threat. We are striving to provide quality law enforcement and maintain the quality of life our citizens have come to expect. We must accomplish this with fewer resources.

    You are correct on this one! However you have done nothing to help accomplish any real cuts. For instance from budget year 2007 until January 2012 the Marion County Sheriff did not buy any vehicles. None! You have bought hundreds; you even ask your employee’s what favorite kind of vehicle they wanted. Have you forgotten you actually had to buy Scott Stone two of those big fancy Fords! He flipped the first one end over end and you stood there and cried like a baby. But, the next day you ordered him another one just like it!

    $20,000. Dollars a month for cell phone bills is a starter this is ridiculous when we have the best radio system in the United States.

    Q: Why are you a better candidate for Lake County Sheriff than your opponent?

    Sheriff Gary Borders

    I have been proud to serve the citizens of Lake County for 23 years. While serving as Sheriff for the last five years, I have committed to insuring that the quality of life is maintained through dedicated service to the community by all who serve in this agency. The fact that we have accomplished a great deal together over the last five years reflects a proven ability to lead, as well as a proven ability to determine both the needs of the county, and how to respond best to those needs.

    You have never “served” the people of Lake County! You have been an employee of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office who hires people to run and work in the jail. You have worked at the Lake Jail from January 4, 1989 to October 15, 2006; plain and simple! You have been paid handsomely for your work and have a very nice fat retirement to fall back on when you take off home to Kentucky!

    Your Statement “I have committed to insuring that the quality of life is maintained through dedicated service to the community by all who serve in this agency” is absurd!
    Facts don’t lie; Liars lie! These crimes were reported on the date and time below. YOU stopped the investigation dead in its tracks because of your 20 years involvement and the rapist was your friend. Only when it hit the news and got hot did you enter into phase two of the cover up!

    Timeline Regarding the Cover Up of the Sexual Abuse of Five Boys
    DATE OF REPORT: NOVEMBER 21, 2009 LCSO CASE NUMBER: 09 191988
    TIME OF REPORT: 16:29 ARRIVAL: 17:28 CLEARED: 19:39
    RESPONDING DEPUTY: M. MARSHALL (1999) CF ABUSE REGISTRY NOTIFIED: CHRIS ID #5100
    COMPLAINTANT: REV. STEPHEN E. ZEPP – DOB: 7/22/1950
    CIB DETECTIVE ASSIGNED: MARSELIEN M. POITEVENT (I 873) DATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    NOVEMBER 23, 2009 – COMPLAINTANT STEVE ZEPP LEFT EMPLOYMENT AT GREEN ISLE
    HE SAYS OVER A DISAGREEMENT WITH MANAGEMENT
    NOVEMBER 25, 2009 –VICTIM #1 FORENSIC INTERVIEW CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER-LSBG
    DECEMBER 15, 2009 – APPROXIMATE DATE PAULA WHETRO BECAME EXE DIRECTOR
    DECEMBER 16, 2009 – VICTIM’S 2, 3, 4, 5 FORENSIC INTERVIEWS CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER-LSBG
    DECEMBER 16, 2009 UNTIL FEBRUARY 3, 2010 – NO ACTIONS REGARDING THIS CASE!

    FEBRUARY 3, 2010 – 4:07 PM – DEPUTY WALKER – Responded to Green Isle Ranch regarding a complaint from new executive director Paula Whetro (replaced Rev. Zepp) concerning one Clayton Berkey (former employee) making harassing phone calls, text messages and emails to her. No mention is made within the report as to what significance these incidents have to this case. However later on this date Clayton Berkey is shown on Orlando Channel 6, 9, 13 and others with breaking news concerning 5 rape victims ages 12-14 at the Green Isle Ranch who have been threatening suicide over their abuses and announcing the facility was suppressing their plight and refusing them medical, mental and redress for the crimes committed against them.

    NOW WE KNOW WHY CLAYTON BERKEY AND HIS HARRASSING CALLS, TEXTS AND EMAILS ARE MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT. THEY HOPED NO ONE WOULD PAY ATTENTION TO A FORMER DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE.

    These news releases were only aired a couple of days and soon stopped! Channel 9 Reporter Ken Moton who done one of the original breaking news story on Clayton Berkey February 3, 2010 told friends he was ordered by superior’s not to do anymore follow up’s on the Green Isle rapes stories.

    FEBRUARY 3, 2010 – CONTINUED

    BREAKING NEWS CONCERNING THESE CRIMES HITS THE AIR WAVES-

    Former employee and houseparent and now soon to be disgruntled former employee Clayton Berkey is on the major TV networks Orlando stations with breaking news regarding the facts that five boys at the Green Isle Ranch had been raped by an older student in late 2009 and the boys were saying nothing had been done for them and they were in need of help. Some were threatening suicide and some 911 calls had been made regarding these facts and yet the calls for help were falling on deaf ears and nothing was being done for the boys.

    All known video’s of these breaking news stories have been removed from the internet. Printed versions are still available however unfortunately they do not show the concern and dismay in the eyes of Clayton Berkey and his wife Angie.

    Q: What are the top three reasons why the people of Lake County should vote for you in August?

    Sheriff Gary Borders

    • Proven leadership in all areas of law enforcement, as evidenced by our many accomplishments over the last five years;
    • Experience- I have 23 years in senior management with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the last five of which have been as the Sheriff, so I am very aware of the needs of this community;
    • It is my genuine desire to continue working with the community to provide them with quality law enforcement and maintain the quality of life for all who live, work, or visit in Lake County.
    Over the last five years your major accomplishment has been to totally destroy the morals and ethics of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. You have successfully divided this agency into factions who are sometimes forced to defend their every action. Others show up when and where and leave when they fell like it. There is absolutely no leadership! Leadership starts at the top and you can not lead your way out of a wet paper bag!

    Get your head back into the daylight! You were the jail administrator from January 4, 1989 to October 15, 2006. Can you say “HEAD JAILER” for 18 years? Law Enforcement people carry guns on duty all the time because they may need them any split second. Law Enforcement Officers take reports, face criminals face to face with no bars in between; chase criminals down sometime to make arrests (and deliver the arrestee’s to jailers) lose their lives in the line of duty a lot more ofter than jailers in local jails do! You are certified in Law enforcement and Corrections. That’s paper work! Dogs have paper work too that don’t make them Law enforcement Officers. Experience toting a gun and badge and driving and walking the streets among the people both good and bad and doing the job that’s necessary to keep the peace is what makes for real Law Enforcement Officers; not a piece of paper someone gets by showing up to class half the time while reminding everyone they are a major.

    Q: Describe your personal and political philosophies in regards to enforcing the law?
    Sheriff Gary Borders

    It is my belief that the law should be enforced equally amongst all constituents, regardless of political views and ideals. In addition, laws should be enforced in a fair and impartial manner with courtesy, discretion, and sound judgment being used in all situations.

    If you were telling the truth here Tyler Anthony Jackson should have been in custody on the night of November 21, 2009 charged with five rapes! If you are telling the truth here; you should have expedited the “IA” on Robert Myers lying to have Robin Douglas arrested and fired. (Oh you are the one that give him the ultimatum)

    Politics and “the law” don’t mix! Legislators (lawmakers) as warped minded and special interest as they are make laws! Law Enforcement Officers are charged with enforcing those laws. They should always be administered fairly and equally. If citizens and law enforcement officers don’t like those laws they should work with their legislature to have them changed!

    Again, facts do not lie. Gary Borders has caused the arrest of and enforced laws against those he does not like or has chosen his friends over, while at the same time covering up crimes and allowing criminals to walk the streets and commit other crimes of abuse against other persons.

    Documented facts! Failure to arrest and properly prosecute Tyler Anthony Jackson led to the obtaining of a dating violence injunction by his older male boyfriend born in 1963. Shouldn’t that act alone violate his probation?

    Q: In one paragraph, describe yourself as a law enforcement officer.

    Sheriff Gary Borders

    I am certified in both Corrections and Law Enforcement and have almost 32 years of experience in the field. As a law enforcement officer who has devoted almost my entire adult life to serving the State of Florida, I enjoy helping those in need and making a positive impact in their lives. As the chief law enforcement officer in the county, I possess a strong sense of service to the community and feel honored every day to be able to serve my fellow citizens in this capacity.

    Marxist teaches if you tell a lie over and over you will begin to believe it yourself. Certification in anything doesn’t make the man! If the Green Isle Ranch Rapes of five little boys 12-15 you covered up is an example of your “strong sense of service to the community” God help Lake County and its people and especially the little children!

  16. SHERIFFS PROMOTIONS March 2011 – We now have more chief’s than we have Indians

    Just a Few there are more-

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:50:56
    Congratulations to Corporal Dumond……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:48:41
    Congratulations to Lieutenant Hall………

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:47:55
    Congratulations to Lieutenant English……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:47:17
    Congratulations to Lieutenant De Libro………

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:46:44
    Congratulations to Sergeant Vance…….

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:46:09
    Congratulations to Sergeant Buffington……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:44:36
    Congratulations to Sergeant Bond……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:44:01
    Congratulations to Corporal Wilkerson……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:43:28
    Congratulations to Corporal Wiles……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:42:58
    Congratulations to Corporal Stone……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:42:27
    Congratulations to Corporal Stevens……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:36:06
    Congratulations to Corporal Parker……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:35:24
    Congratulations to Corporal Neiman……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:34:53
    Congratulations to Corporal Miranda………

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:33:31
    Congratulations to Corporal McDaniel……….

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:32:49
    Congratulations to Corporal Isaacs……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:32:17
    Congratulations to Corporal Holtzclaw……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:28:28
    Congratulations to Corporal Harmon………

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:27:58
    Congratulations to Corporal Frost………

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:27:28
    Congratulations to Corporal Dilimone……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:26:33
    Congratulations to Corporal Bowlin………

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:25:56
    Congratulations, Corporal Bedgood……..

    Posted: 2011-03-09 16:24:35
    Congratulations Corporal Batchelor………

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