James McLynas for Sheriff of Pinellas County

PCSO CORRUPTION

VICTIMS OF PCSO CORRUPTION

MORE DEADLY PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF GUALTIERI CORRUPTION

11-14-20 | The corrupt Pinellas County Sheriff’s office has a secret chase policy where they instruct their deputies to turn OFF their emergency lights during high speed pursuits to lower liability by claiming “we were no chasing”.

PART 2 - FLORIDA SHERIFF TAMPERS WITH AND TAINTS 500,000 BALLOTS

November 10, 2020 | This is how Sheriff Gualtieri rigged the election to eliminate me in the primary. This is how he ensures his own election year after year. Only in corrupt Pinellas County will a candidate for Sheriff be permitted to pick up all of the ballots in Pinellas and have unsupervised control of them for hours.
Was it a coincidence that Julie Marcus allowed him unsupervised access to YOUR ballots and she won also?

PART 1 - FLORIDA SHERIFF TAMPERS WITH AND TAINTS 500,000 BALLOTS

November 7, 2020 | ONLY IN PINELLAS COUNTY IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A SHERIFF RUNNING FOR REELECTION TO PHYSICALLY TAKE SOLE UNSUPERVISED POSSESSION OF 80% OF THE BALLOTS IN PINELLAS COUNTY WITHOUT ANY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OVERSIGHT OR MONITORING.
PINELLAS POLITICAL CORRUPTION UNVEILED.

ANOTHER DEADLY, ABUSIVE, CORRUPT, ALCOHOLIC, DRUG ADDICTED, VIOLENT CHILD ABUSING PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY BEING PROTECTED BY SHERIFF ROBERT GUALTIERI

August 2, 2020 | This deputy’s name is Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Crane.

“Hi there! I am the wife of a pinellas county deputy who is currently under investigation for felony child abuse, terroristic threats against my family and drug addiction.

SHERIFF GUALTIERI HATES FREE SPEECH

July 26, 2020 | Over at the Pinellas County Courthouse where Gualtieri is in charge of security and violating people’s legal and Constitutional rights, they refuse to acknowledge that the United States Constitution prohibits the government from blocking free speech, the right to protest and the right to redress our government.

119 CONSECUTIVE PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS AND SHERIFF GUALTIERI HAS NOT PROVIDED ONE SINGLE RECORD

July 20, 2020 | In each and every case, Sheriff Gualtieri refused to produce ANY records unless he was paid. There was my request for ONE email he wanted $4,634 to produce. I asked for one page from a police report, $18.85. Or in the case posted, I asked for whatever video they had that “shows any use of force used by Levi Blake, #59881, from the incident detailed in AI -19- 027” Gualtieri wants $45.89 claiming it would take 1.62 hours for him to “prepare” the video for my inspection.

Pinellas deputy under review for posting that most killed by cops ‘deserved it'

July 13, 2020 | It has now been over two months since a local pastor provided screen shots showing that Deputy Jay Dugmore stated that “MOST die at the hands of cops because they deserve it”.
Sheriff Gualtieri claimed he was investigating. So what takes so long? I read the post. It is clearly inappropriate. It clearly brings into question the fitness of Dugore to carry a gun and patrol the streets of Pinellas. The liability of him killing someone after making this statements is enough to terminate in my opinion.
So what takes so long Sheriff Bob? What can’t you figure out? Waiting to see if people forget so you can sweep this one under the rug like all the rest?
If you think it should not take over two months to look at a simple post and take some action, let Sheriff Bob know at rgualtieri@pcsonet.com

TONE DEAF PINELLAS DEPUTIES VIOLENT ARREST BLACK CHILDREN FOR DARING TO ASSERT THEIR RIGHTS

July 11, 2020 | “Sheriff’s officials say the girls set off the confrontation by ignoring deputies’ commands to stop and answer questions”
Interesting that the Tampa Bay Times article does not explain that THESE GIRLS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! Nobody is. No person is required to ever answer any officer’s questions and that is NOT obstruction.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy Brutally Arrests 14 Year Old Black Girl and Her Four Friends

As long as we have a racist Sheriff and an agency that condones racism, we will keep having videos like these.
I don’t know if anyone has been paying attention lately, but America is in crisis and at a crossroads that we cannot come back from.

MEGA JAILS!

Out of the 3,147 counties in America, Pinellas County has the 15th largest jail. After that sinks in a little bit, ask yourself why? When you can’t figure out a good reason why, ask yourself who is responsible for this.

SHERIFF GUALTIERI SAYS IT WILL TAKE $4,634 TO SEE JUST THE FIRST EMAIL WHERE HE DISCUSSES HIS NEW AIRPLANE PURCHASE

He also claims it will take over 60 hours just to prepare the ONE email for inspection and copying.

All I wanted to do was document when was the first time Sheriff Gualtieri started to discuss his new secret airplane purchase. Was it BEFORE his May of 2019 budget presentation, meaning he LIED to the people of Pinellas and the Board of County Commissioners?

PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF BECOMES MILLIONAIRE PUBLIC SERVANT WHILE CLOSING DOWN "NON-ESSENTIAL" BUSINESSES

Make no mistake about it. Sheriff Gualtieri is personally responsible for the covid-19 lock down that destroyed the Pinellas economy. It was his decision which businesses would be deemed “essential” and which ones were non-essential. Those business owners that Sheriff Gualtieri decided would be economically ruined and whose employees would be unemployed.

SHERIFF GUALTIERI GIVES RACIST DEPUTY PAID VACATION

And of course that Kathryn Varn left out the part where Gualtieri said, in the sheriff’s debate, that he hadn’t decided to make it a “formal complaint yet” from the debate.

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE PEOPLE OF PINELLAS COUNTY FROM THE TYRANNY OF THE PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF

July 4, 2020 | When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for THE PEOPLE OF PINELLAS COUNTY to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

THIS IS HOW SHERIFF GUALTIERI COVERS FOR DIRTY DEPUTIES

June 13, 2020 | Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Amatruda was not a good cop by any measure. Always in trouble for doing something wrong with several suspensions under his belt (most of which were never enforced by Gualtieri).

However, on April 13, 2020, Deputy Amatruda quickly resigned while under yet another investigation. This one must have been much worse than the rest. When a deputy resigns under investigation, it ENDS the investigation. This is one more way that dirty cops get recycled to other police agencies so they do not lose their police jobs.

DID SHERIFF GUALTIERI INTENTIONALLY TRY AND INFECT PROTESTERS WITH COVID-19?

6-13-20 | Sheriff Gualtieri knew that Covid-19 was spreading through the Pinellas County jail LONG before he called Judge Robalino and conspired with him to deny bail.

Gualtieri claims that most of those infected in the jail are staff members. He also stated that the “trustees” housing unit was also on lockdown quarantine. Trustees are basically inmate slaves that Sheriff Gualtieri makes do all of the dirty work at the jail, including food service. So if the trustees have Covid-19, EVERYBODY has Covid-19.

Gualtieri has been denying inmates Covid-19 testing. He does not want to do widespread testing, most likely because it would force him to admit he is running the largest Covid-19 factory in Pinellas County and infecting, then releasing numerous Covid-19 infected inmates into Pinellas County.

Sheriff Gualtieri locks you up, then you are raped by your probation officer.

Sheriff Gualtieri locks you up, then you are raped by your probabtion officer. A complaint is made to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office in october of 2019, and they do NOTHING!
THIS is what the Pinellas County “Just-Us” system looks like and THIS is what I will be dismantling.

 

Double Dip D.R.O.P. Scheme

Another scam perpetrated by Sheriff Gualtieri against the people of Pinellas County is the “double dipping” Scheme. Sheriff Gualtieri uses to make PCSO deputies millionaires at taxpayer expense, and also buy off their loyalty to prevent them from running against him for Sheriff.

LAND OF THE FREE?

Sheriff Gualtieri is the leader of Mass Incarceration in Florida.

We have the 15th largest jail in the entire United States and YOU paying a minimum of $124 per DAY for every single inmate at the PCSO Jail.

PART 1 - FLORIDA SHERIFF TAMPERS WITH AND TAINTS 500,000 BALLOTS

November 7, 2020 | ONLY IN PINELLAS COUNTY IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A SHERIFF RUNNING FOR REELECTION TO PHYSICALLY TAKE SOLE UNSUPERVISED POSSESSION OF 80% OF THE BALLOTS IN PINELLAS COUNTY WITHOUT ANY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OVERSIGHT OR MONITORING.
PINELLAS POLITICAL CORRUPTION UNVEILED.

SHERIFF GUALTIERI VIOLATES FLORIDA STATUE AND FLORIDA CAMPAIGN LAW BY HAVING HIS STAFF DESTROY BOTH FREE SPEECH AND CAMPAIGN SPEECH

July 26, 2020 | So, now we file multiple campaign violations against Sheriff Gualtieri. It is a violation of campaign law for a candidate to destroy the campaign actions of another candidate. It is another violation to use county resources to do so. This was on a county owned sewer easement, which Gualtieri had zero legal authority to touch.
I also have two lawyers working on filing the Federal 1st Amendment 1983 Violation against him.
I knew Gualtieri would play dirty. He always does.

PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF ROBERT GUALTIERI ADMITS HE IS NOT DOING ANY COVID-19 TESTING AT THE JAIL

July 23, 2020 | I have been asking for over two months for any records that show Covid-19 testing at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office. Gualtieri is trying to hide his refusal to test inmates by refusing to even answer my public records request for a month.

PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFFS REFUSE TO TESTIFY AGAINST THEIR DEPUTY COWORKER TO PROTECT HIM FROM DUI CHARGE

July 17, 2020 | This is how it works in crooked Pinellas County. Detective George Moffett Jr. showed up at an investigation one evening drunk as hell and reeking of booze. He was arrested and fired by PCSO, but during his court case, none of the Pinellas Deputies that saw him trashed that night would testify that they
Now his DUI charge has been reduced to “reckless driving”, meaning it paves the way for him to come back to work at the PCSO. See how “accountability” works at the PCSO?

NATIONAL SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION REMOVES SHERIFF BOB GUALTIERI FROM THEIR WEBPAGE AS SHERIFF OF THE YEAR

July 12, 2020 | Last year I wrote a story about how the National Sheriff’s Association rigged their own internal process in order to name Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri as “Sheriff of the Year”.
Two weeks ago, I sent out a Press Release detailing Sheriff Gualtieri’s massive racist policies which includes hyperlinks to numerous stories, videos and even the police report where Sheriff Bob himself ripped the hair out of a Black woman’s head during a traffic stop while trying to pull her out of her car by her hair.

100 "CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN" REPORTS NOT COMPLETED

BREAKING NEWS: OVER 100 “CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN” REPORTS NOT COMPLETED FOR UP TO TWO YEARS AT THE PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Another breaking story that you will hear first from me, and maybe only from me due to TBT Bias.

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING WHERE ALL OF YOUR PINELLAS COUNTY TAX MONEY IS DISAPPEARING TO....

This is Sheriff Bob Gualtieri’s military beach outpost in Indian Shores. Sheriff Bob thinks that you can fight a virus using military equipment and 300 armed deputies with bullet proof vests on at the beach. This fiasco cost YOU the taxpayer over $250,000 PER DAY.

GREAT QUESTION!

I have been cleaning up the toxic police industry here for ten years. I exposed Shawn Pappas as the racists, homophobic trainer of new recruits personally appointed by Gualtieri to train all new recruits. I filed an amicus brief to prevent the PCSO from ending the 1988 Federal Consent Decree that demanded they end their racist hiring and training practices, BECAUSE THEY STILL HAVE NOT ENDED THEIR RACIST HIRING AND TRAINING PRACTICES IN 30 YEARS.

Sheriff Galtierri Orchestrated ZERO Bond (no bond allowed) For Peaceful Protesters

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri now has to explain to the Florida BAR why it was not a violation of BAR rules for him to make an Exparte’ contact with a judge in a case he is involved with that would be a clear conflict of interest, why he lied to the judge and why he himself orchestrated ZERO bond for peaceful protesters. He has until July 6, 2020 to tender his response to the BAR and Democratic candidate for Sheriff James McLynas that had filed the BAR complaint.
Elect McLynas for Sheriff and I will clean up this cesspool of massive corruption and political cronyism here in Pinellas, and I will start by removing one of the key puppet masters, Bob Gualtieri from his position as dirty Sheriff.

THIS is our corrupt, lying, racist Pinellas County Sheriff in action. Watch the video, and know him for who he really is.

June 17, 2020

SHERIFF BOB GUALTIERI KEEPS ADOPTING MORE OF MY CAMPAIGN PLATFORM

June 13, 2020 |INTERESTING, THAT AS TIME GOES BY, PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF BOB GUALTIERI KEEPS ADOPTING MORE OF MY CAMPAIGN PLATFORM

I have been calling for an END to Sheriff Gualtieri’s practice of over-using arrest here in Pinellas county. The policy of putting people in cages over minor, non-violent offenses with zero victims is a massive waste of taxpayer resources and a cancer that eats away at the community. It is also the exact type of racist policies that are the focus of Global protests.

However, no matter how many token changes Gualtieri tries to make between now and the election, it is still a tyrant trying to change his stripes.

Vote James McLynas for Sheriff for REAL change and FREE PINELLAS!

ACLU OF FLORIDA LETTER TO SHERIFF GUALTIERI RE: NO BOND FOR UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY ARRESTS

June 11, 2020 | IT DOESN’T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO SEE THAT PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF BOB GUALTIERI HATES THE CONSTITUTION, HATES FREEDOM AND HATES THE PEOPLE OF PINELLAS COUNTY

So why not vote for a Sheriff like James McLynas who loves the Constitution, loves freedom and loves the people of Pinellas County?

It is a simple choice.

I WONDER IF THEY CAUGHT IT CORRALLING AND ARRESTING PEACEFUL PROTESTERS??

June 10, 2020 | Sheriff Gualtieri has been rounding up and arresting peaceful protesters conducting constitutionally protected activities like assembling, protesting, free speech and freedom of travel. Those are all crimes according to Sheriff Bob.

Then Sheriff Bob illegally contacted a judge in an ex-parte’ unethical contact and talked the judge into rejecting bond so that would have to STAY in his infected jail.

NOW there is a new Covid-19 outbreak in the jail. Could it have come from all of those protesters you falsely charged and arrested Bob? THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T ARREST PEOPLE FOR NOT BREAKING THE LAW BOB!

The massive mismanagement and civil rights violations just keep on coming when you have Fuhrer Gualtieri in charge.

Vote McLynas and FREE PINELLAS!!

Narc Scandal Front and Center in Florida Sheriff Race [FEATURE]

They would have gotten away with it if not for tenacious defense attorneys. But things began to unravel last year, when the attorney for Allen Underwood, who had been arrested in a grow-op bust, filed a complaint saying that Underwood’s surveillance cameras had recorded one of the detectives hopping over his fence. The detective ordered the surveillance video deleted, and the sheriff’s office found no evidence of wrongdoing by its man.

FOR ALL OF YOU LABORING UNDER THE FALSE IMPRESSION THAT SHERIFF GUALTIERI WAS UNDER SOME OBLIGATION TO ENFORCE THE PINELLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONER'S ORDERS

Here is Bob himself flat out stating that he most definitely does NOT take orders from the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners. He was telling the people (lying) that he works for THEM, is a “constitutional” officer and is bound by the United States Constitution. This was back when he had been “appointed” Sheriff and was campaigning to win his first actual election as sheriff. He was just telling the people what they wanted to hear like the slick politician he is.

 

THE LAW IS FOR THEE, BUT NOT FOR ME

Sheriff Robert Gualtieri attends a party being held at the massive military style “Social Distancing” command post he has set up at Indian Shores city hall.

Gualtieri has assigned over 250 deputies and over $1,500,000 in equipment to enforce social distancing at the beach. Roaming around and barking orders at people, darting with their ATV’s in and out of beachgoers and even having an officer working this very command center run over a 66 year old man who was laying on the beach crushing his pelvis.

MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS WAS SHERIFF GUALTIERI'S FAULT A TOURIST WAS RUN OVER BY A PATROL CAR WHILE LAYING ON THE BEACH

So many people dismissed this horrific event as an unfortunate accident, but it could have easily been avoided. If it were not for Sheriff Gualtieri’s unconstitutional and draconian beach rules, there would have been no patrol cars driving down crowded beaches. If it were not for his closing of the beaches, businesses and forcing everyone indoors with his unconstitutional orders, there would not have been any big rush to the beach. This would have been just another beach weekend in Pinellas, where officers don’t drive between people paying on towels.

June 18, 2020 | Is there anything you can do for someone who is being harassed, threatened, and child alienated for coming up on 6 months now (two years old), false arrest, false injunction, multiple CPS complaints that have been cleared, ect.,all from a Pinellas deputy (Christopher Cenofanti).

June 18, 2020 |…to educate yourself. And for those who think weii, I do not break the law so I have nothing to worry. Let me leave you with this story of my experience with the PCSO a few years ago. I was living in East Lealman and one morning my son gets up and encounters a burglar in our home.

Lisa Wiggins: I was pulled over a few years ago for bad tags on a Monday at 4:30 in the afternoon and it ended up being 2 cop cars and 3 officers who decided to seach my car and I still don’t know why. They were being verbally aggressive to both me and my 17 year old daughter to the point it made my daughter cry. That was my daughters first real interaction with the police and it has left a really bad taste in her mouth and she really doesn’t have much respect for them now and it’s all their own fault for acting like bullies to a woman and her 17 yr old daughter smh.

Stephanie Mazzola: My mother passed away. She had a list of medical issues that the Pinellas county jail knew about and the Judge. She didn’t seek any medical attention until 3 days of her passing. They didn’t bring my mom to the hospital until there was not other choice. She was on life support and that’s the last time I got to see my mom and made that difficult decision of taking her off of it.

Karen J Combs: I want to share my experience yesterday with you. The police presence at the Fred Howard Park beach yesterday was crazy. Every five minutes police in a gator drove in front of us. No one was misbehaving. They pushed little kids out of the way who were playing.

Richie Augat: While going through this, I went and drank on my birthday in St. Pete beach. I left the Grand and was tackled by St. Pete Beach police and had the shit beat out of me on the beach for no reason, then was dragged in a cruiser and had handcuffs so tight my hand literally turned purple. The deputy sat in the cruiser smoking a cigar as I screamed as I lost feeling in my hand. Only after I about blasted out fo the cruser in shear pain did he see it an loosen the cuffs. I went to the ER afterwards and have nerve damage through my right arm and scar marks to this day, two years later of those cuffs. I’m not anti police or anti system, I am anti bad apples. I know people who serve, who are police, and I have talked to so many lawyers know its sick. Our system, especially Pasco and Pinellas are ripe with corruption, and a drunk on power mentality that, over time, is a complete and utter detriment to our community.

Ashley Jo: I am not 33 but when I was younger in middle school, I got caught with cigarettes and got a ticket for being in possession of tobacco as a minor. I was like 12 or 13 but back then my ticket was only $35. I too had to take one of those tobacco classes, it was really pointless. They taught me nothing that I didn’t already know. Made us breath through little coffee straws and told us that was what it was like with Emphysema. Anyways, fast forward to today. I had to go get a background check from the Sheriffs office for a job. I was shocked that it still showed up on my record after 20 some years and I was a minor then. I had to explain that to the job which was stupid.

Laurie Chism Meagher: Sadly my family knows this truth all too well. I have a veteran family member, who had such traumatic PTSD that he began hearing voices and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He is now off the streets but was homeless for sometime and went through Pinellas counties revolving door for trespass charges many times. He is no longer homeless but was picked up 3 months ago for riding his bike on the trail at dusk. He had a warrent out for one a loitering charge and was arrested, fined $1500 and released. That’s how we treat our mentally ill veterans in case you did not know. Thankfully he has family resources so he was able to pay the fines but there will be a next time it’s how the system is set up. Everything is working exactly as it is designed. Makes me sick!

MANY MORE VICTIMS

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