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Issue #68 — Friday, June 27, 2014

Zecca Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison

A clearly frustrated U.S. federal Judge Jose E. Martinez imposed the maximum allowable ten-year sentence on admitted murder-for-hire perpetrator Dennis Zecca in a sentencing hearing at the Federal Court Building in Key West today. Zecca has been convicted of hiring someone to kill Marathon realtor Bruce Schmitt for reasons still unknown. Martinez wondered aloud what Read More...

Ten Questions About The Charles Eimers Autopsy Report

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all believe that Charles Eimers’ death was just an accident – somehow the 61-year-old tourist was simply a ‘walking heart attack’ and when police tried to arrest him he stressed out and his heart gave up. We have a few questions about the final autopsy report: 1.  What Read More...

CHARLES EIMERS ARREST VIDEO: The Extended Version (26 More Seconds)

This is an extended version of the video published last December of Charles Eimers’ arrest on South Beach on Thanksgiving Day 2013. There are an additional 26 seconds at the end of this video.  We had initially received the bystander video in two parts.  The two files were sent to us under the same file Read More...

MEDICAL EXAMINER RULES DEATH OF CHARLES EIMERS ACCIDENTAL [In Case You Missed The Breaking News Release]]

“Mr. Eimers was at risk of a sudden death, at any time, due to either a chaotic cardiac rhythm or worsening of his congestive heart failure,” wrote the E. Hunt Scheuerman, M.D., the Monroe County Medical Examiner. Charles Eimers, 61, a Michigan native, died after losing consciousness while being restrained face down in the sand Read More...

THIS SUMMER’S UNSUNG HEROES

  “I know,” she says, “air conditioning would be nice.”  We have a moment of hesitation at the door, the heat inside the warehouse feels like an oven. We are talking with Mary Parmley, who runs the Bahama Village art program, “Just 4 Kids,” on Forte Street. (more…)

Guest Column: Cudjoe Sewer System / What Is Everyone Complaining About and How Did We Get Here?

Why have so many groups been complaining about the Cudjoe sewer system? They insist they don’t want their concerns to slow down the project and they agree that a well designed sewer system will improve water quality in canals and near shore waters. It seems the “well designed” is what they question.  We will get Read More...

DO YOU THINK WE MIGHT HAVE A HOUSING CRISIS?

It is becoming very alarming how few rental properties there are, and how high priced they are. Landlords are becoming very unreliable, houses are going into foreclosure in high amounts. I know my landlord defaulted on 10 in the last two months. I know of at least 3-4 more that friends live in houses facing Read More...

Recovery

I just finished reading an enlightening article on “Reparations” in the June 2014 issue of, The Atlantic. The piece was titled “The Case For Reparations” written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor at The Atlantic. Reparations, in this context, is referring to amends for past treatment of African slaves and their descendants. The reaction to Read More...

A POTPOURRI OF UNSOLICITED OPINION AND COMMENT

Here is a compilation of opinions and comments that either do not lend themselves to complete columns or which are left over from some of my previously-published columns. Some are tongue-in-cheek and some are reasonably serious. I will leave it up to you to tell the difference. IRS SCANDAL. For months and months, congressional investigators Read More...

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Conditioned Minds–Attract Duplicitous Ideologies…

Since man’s inception, the drive for wealth and power has been intrinsically woven into the species. Many of the world’s movers and shakers are possessed with an inflamed primordial drive, requiring expression via “whatever means necessary”.  The weak and feeble are often recruited to serve as mouthpieces for those ‘calling the shots’. Some government policy Read More...

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DEATH IN PARADISE:  A YEAR LATER [CHARLES EIMERS MEMORIAL] NOWHERE TO RUN:  NEW VIDEO DEVASTATING TO KWPD CREDIBILITY [CHIEF LEE DEPOSITION VIDEO] EIMERS IN-CUSTODY-DEATH UPDATE: MISSING VIDEO SURFACES KATHY SMITH, LEAD FDLE INVESTIGATOR IN CHARLES EIMERS CASE PUT ON ADMINITRATIVE LEAVE KWPD & FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME? CHARLES EIMERS UPDATE: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes   Read More...

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  NOWHERE TO RUN:  NEW VIDEO DEVASTATING TO KWPD CREDIBILITY [CHIEF LEE DEPOSITION VIDEO] EIMERS IN-CUSTODY-DEATH UPDATE: MISSING VIDEO SURFACES KATHY SMITH, LEAD FDLE INVESTIGATOR IN CHARLES EIMERS CASE PUT ON ADMINITRATIVE LEAVE KWPD & FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME? CHARLES EIMERS UPDATE: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes   THE BURGLAR, THE VIGILANTE, AND THE AXE OF Read More...

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Did You Miss Hometown PAC’s Candidate Forum Last Week? Here’s The Video…

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RECENT TOP STORIES

  STATE ATTORNEY SENDS EIMERS CASE TO GRAND JURY FDLE’s investigative report in the Eimers case is finally in. No word yet on what the recommendations of the investigators are. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NEW WITNESS COMES FORWARD: “THE POLICE JUST KILLED A MAN” “I saw an officer kneeling in front of the man with a knee on Read More...

Upcoming Hometown PAC Events

On Monday evening, August 4 and on Monday evening, August 18, great political events are in store for Key West/Monroe County voters when political pundits question primary candidates (the Primary Election is August 26, 2014) for the following offices: ·      Mayor of Key West ·      School Board, Districts 1,4 and 5 ·      Monroe County Commissioner, Read More...

BOOK REVIEW: Heavy Wait, A Strange Tale by Sloan Bashinksy

PublishAmerica (2006) www.amazon.com, paper and kindle, [also available in Spanish] Mostly I read for entertainment—lightweight stories soon forgotten. Occasionally I stumble on a heavyweight—my first novel was “Hatter’s Castle” by A. J. Cronin. Read at aged twelve when I was still reading the “Famous Five” and “In the Fourth at Mallory Towers”—it was an epiphany Read More...

BOOK REVIEW: Salvation Jane [Author: Jane Massey]

Salvation Jane, by Ann Massey, Perth, Australia Reviewed by a former practicing lawyer and published author who became homeless in Key West and other places. Set in Perth, Australia, inspired by the massive tasering for sport of a schizophrenic homeless Aborigine by Aussie police officers, and by a brave and outraged Aussie lassie jumping whole Read More...

Garcia Recognizes One Year Since Passage of Senate Version of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

A year ago today, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill with broad bipartisan support. In honor of that date, yesterday [June 26, 2014], Rep. Garcia, along with several colleagues, held a press conference to highlight the House’s long inaction and discuss the need for a vote. “It is disappointing that in 365 days, Read More...

Risky Business Report Finds Businesses and Infrastructure in U.S. and Florida Face Significant Economic Risks From Climate Change

First-Ever Risk Analysis Quantifies Potential for Widespread Economic Disruptions The American economy will face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today. The report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” analyzes Read More...

O.K. Half-way There… Help Send Melson & Rodney to Berklee!

Melson & Rodney Maxine have the amazing opportunity to attend the Berklee 5-week Summer Program for high school musicians. Melson & Rodney have been students at the Bahama Village Music Program since they were 6 and 8 years old and now they are giving back to the next generation through teaching Steel Pan and Drums Read More...

O.K. Half-way There… Help Send Melson & Rodney to Berklee!

Melson & Rodney Maxine have the amazing opportunity to attend the Berklee 5-week Summer Program for high school musicians. Melson & Rodney have been students at the Bahama Village Music Program since they were 6 and 8 years old and now they are giving back to the next generation through teaching Steel Pan and Drums Read More...

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, November 6 thru Wednesday, November 12

Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Thursday Polar Opposites Opening Reception, 6 PM Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene St. 294-3973. Luckystreetgallery.com James Barr-Nobles, B. Lucy Stevens. (more…)

New Mel Fisher Days Events Offer Fun, Romance and Adventure for a Great Cause

Every summer a multi-day celebration is held in honor of Mel Fisher, a man who pursued his dreams and discovered a fortune in treasure in the seas off Key West, inspiring millions to follow their own dreams and earning him the title of The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunter. This summer’s Mel Fisher Days are set Read More...

Eimers Family Seeks Information

27TH ANNUAL REEF RELIEF MEMBERSHIP MEETING: A CORAL REEF CELEBRATION

 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reef Relief’s 27th Annual membership Meeting is July 15th at the Casa Marina Resort located at 1500 Reynolds Street in Key West. This year, we highlight water quality in the Florida Keys. Join us as we celebrate our marine environment together! This year’s speakers include Read More...

LOVE LANE GANG! THEY’RE JUST PLAIN FUN!

The Love Lane Gang is a locals band that knocks the socks off tourists and locals alike.They play music that spans generations as well as embodies them. With an age range among the members of over thirty years, they bring a wide variety of experience and musical tastes to bear. They’ve brought back skiffle and Read More...

LOVE LANE GANG! THEY'RE JUST PLAIN FUN!

The Love Lane Gang is a locals band that knocks the socks off tourists and locals alike.They play music that spans generations as well as embodies them. With an age range among the members of over thirty years, they bring a wide variety of experience and musical tastes to bear. They’ve brought back skiffle and Read More...

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