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And Then They Came For Knives.

This is out of England, but it is still weird.

The Regents Park Police work in the borough of Camden in London.

A few days ago they tweeted out this:


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Lober, Conflicts Of Interest, The Florida Today And ……Us?

(image courtesy of Florida Today.)

The FloridaToday newspaper decided to look into the idea that there might be a conflict of interest or impropriety in Commissioner Bryan Lober representing the husband of Commissioner Kristine Isnardi, Dave Isnardi, during the arraignment process following Dave Isnardi’s arrest on Friday.

Report Dave Berman even quoted us in the piece:

One of the reasons Lober gave for his short-term representation of Dave Isnardi is: “I just don’t want this to be a distraction to my career or to his (Dave Isnardi) wife’s career.”

The rationale was attacked on the website “Raised on Hoecakes,” which closely monitors Brevard politics. The blog pointed out that Kristine Isnardi backed Lober’s bid in the November election for the District 2 County Commission seat.

“Was Lober’s legal services repayment or a ‘thank you” for Commissioner Isnardi’s endorsement? Only the Isnardis and Lober know for sure,” the blog said.

“However,” it added, “that doubt in the mind of the public and the appearance of a conflict is something that could have been and should have been avoided by all parties.”

We want to clarify some things.
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No, This Is Not A Repeat.

It seems like only yesterday that we were commenting on the appearance of a conflict of interest and impropriety between the legal representation of David Isnardi, husband of District 5 County Commissioner Kristine Isnardi by fellow Commissioner Bryan Lober from District 2.

In his motion filed on May 10, 2019, Lober wrote:

COMES NOW, Bryan Andrew Lober and enters this Notice of Limited Appearance on behalf of Mr. Isnardi. Undersigned counsel’s appearance limited to representation of Mr. Isnardi at initial/first appearance in order to secure appropriate bond conditions. It is not undersigned counsel’s intention to continue representation of Mr. Isnardi past initial/first appearance scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

As the Florida Department of Law Enforcement stated in their May 10th press conference that the charges against Isnardi (and Aquiar) we “no bond,” we felt the appearance of Lober was perfunctory as he would be basically nodding and saying “yes, your Honor.”

In other words, while the appearance on Isnardi’s behalf was troubling, it was minor. It should not have happened (and Lober was advised not to do it,) but the effect elsewhere would not be that great of a deal.

We should have known better.

After telling the Court he would not be representing Isnardi past the Saturday hearing, Lober filed a Emergency Motion to Reduce, Modify or Set Bond” on behalf of Isnardi and filed it with the Court on May 12, 2019, the day after he stated his representation and involvement in the case would end.
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Palm Bay / Brevard County: This Is The Problem.

(Editor’s Note: Please see the note at the end of this post in regards to the graphic above. Thank you.)

In an October 3, 2018 a paid political advertisement made to look like an article on SpaceCoastDaily, was published. The headline reads:

Kristine Isnardi Endorses Bryan Lober for Brevard County Commission District 2

In the advertisement, Brevard County Commissioner Kristine Isnardi gives a glowing review of Bryan Lober and endorses him for the November 6, 2018 election against Democrat Victoria Mitchner.

Fast forward to this past weekend when Lober represented Isnardi’s husband at a bond hearing after David Isnardi’s arrest on Friday.

As we noted Saturday, after the hearing, Lober said:

“I just don’t want this to be a distraction to my career or to his wife’s career.”

The question that people are rightfully asking is “was Lober’s work for Isnardi a conflict of interest?”
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Happy Mother’s Day!

Today is Mother’s Day in United States and we want to take the time to thank all mothers for the often unrecognized work they do. (It is unrecognized and somewhat unappreciated until people have kids of their own and see how tough it is.)

The history of Mother’s Day is rather interesting.

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.

Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.
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Two Dead Cops And Remembering Another.

Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon (left) and Officer Robert McKeithen.

We have often written about officers that shouldn’t be officers because they do not have the temperament or the ability to follow the laws that others have to follow. It shouldn’t be that way, but unfortunately the gene pool from which police officers are chosen is the human gene pool and there are always going to be bad cops that slip by. Our issue is that these rogue and power hungry cops are protected by unions and laws that shouldn’t exist. Citizens, and especially fellow officers, should work to get rid of the bad cops in their midst. That doesn’t happen as it should.

That being said, allow us to introduce you to Mooresville (North Carolina) Police Department K-9 officer Jordan Harris Sheldon and Biloxi (Mississippi) Officer Robert McKeithen. Besides their ties as law enforcement officers, they now share something else in common: they are both dead – shot in the line of duty.

Mooresville Police Department K-9 officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, was shot at about 10 p.m. after stopping a vehicle on West Plaza Drive, police said. Mooresville is about a half hour north of Charlotte.

Sheldon was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The suspect, [name redacted], 28, fled the scene after the shooting, but was tracked to a nearby apartment building, Mooresville police said. He was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after officers entered the person’s home.
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Myths Of The AR-15.

From the Daily Caller comes this video on the myths surrounding the AR-15.

These lies myths are the basis of the Democrats attack on the Second Amendment.

We have always said that we are willing to have a discussion on the issue of “gun control,” but that discussion always seems to be impossible when people are pushing myths as facts.
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Random Notes And Stuff For Tuesday.

Just a few random thoughts for the day named after a Germanic god of war. (Who knew?)

From Andrew Branco at Comically Incorrect:

Social Media Banning Conservative – There’s an all-out assault on conservative free speech by social media giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google in America.

This is not a simple issue. In a way, we think that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google should be able to run their companies anyway they want. If that means banning certain people for something, we think the companies may have the right to do that. There are several problems, however. All of the companies picture and promote themselves as places of discussion and discourse. In essence, they claim they are the electronic incarnation of the “public square,” where once people would meet and discuss ideas. Some courts have ruled that the courtyard areas of privately owned malls are the “public square” and speakers cannot be banned or barred on the content of what they say. If the mall allows one group or person to speak, they must allow all. We see no difference between the mall and the social media sites. If the social media sites are going to advertise and say they are the modern equivalent of the public square, they need to allow all points of view.
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