Three coins in fountain
Each one seeking happiness
Thrown by three hopeful lovers
Which one will the fountain bless?
During closing citizen comments at last night's Key West city commission meeting, read into the record the text of an email from a local person I told the mayor and commissioners they all knew pretty well, a respected person in mainstream, not a radical like me. I did not read to them the accompanying Key West Citizen article:
I was in a group discussion yesterday with a prominent local attorney involved in the case currently being tried in Federal Court. The case has been reported in the paper and involves the man charged with trying to buy a gun to then use to rob an armored car. During the discussion, it was revealed that this to find these facts out, we were equally shocked to learn where the man was man had 11 prior felony convictions. To make matter much, much worse, 5 of these convictions were for the rape of children. As shocked as we were living prior to being arrested. He was living at KOTS on the City of Key West’s dime!
It is beyond comprehension how a scum bag like this can be living at KOTS while you and others are banned. This issue of who is and is not allowed in KOTS needs to be addressed as it has reached a point of absurdity.
Here is the article from the Citizen which did include these facts. I suppose we just didn’t realize the magnitude of his criminal record.
Trial set in attempted bank truck robbery case
BY ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff
The federal trial of a 58-year-old man with an extensive criminal history accused of buying a handgun from an undercover operative with the intention of robbing an armored bank truck and fleeing to Cuba with the money is scheduled to begin Monday.
Jose Ramon Pulido-Nolazco of Stock Island is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in federal prison if he is convicted.
Senior U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King on Wednesday set Monday aside for jury selection and the next three days in trial time at the federal courthouse in Key West on Simonton Street.
U.S.Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow previously ordered in March that Pulido-Nolazco be detained prior to trial and until its conclusion.
Pulido-Nolazco is unemployed and lived at the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter on Sept. 25, 2016, when he agreed to buy a .40-caliber Glock pistol for $300 from an undercover law enforcement officer in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot on Stock Island, according to court records.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives received information last year regarding a convicted felon who wanted to purchase a firearm, reports say. The information received was that Pulido-Nolazco wanted to use the weapon to rob an armored Wells Fargo truck and subsequently flee with the money to Cuba, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
He also had several active warrants for unrelated charges at the time of his arrest.
Snow cited his criminal history in her detainment order, stating that Pulido-Nolazco has been convicted of attempted sexual battery, lewd and lascivious assault on a child, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, fleeing and eluding and two separate convictions for failure to register as a sex offender.
When I told Kari Dangler, one of the banned for life from KOTS gang, the gist of what I had read to the mayor and commissioners last night, she asked what I had hoped to achieve? I said reading the email to them was what I had hoped to achieve, after that it was not my business, but became their business.
I could have added, if I had thought my reading that email to the mayor and commissioners would cause them to do anything about KOTS and who runs it for the city, then I would have been deluded, insane.
I could have added, what I read to the mayor and commissioners put it into the court of public opinion and into God's Court.
I could have added that's the work I do, for which I don't get paid human dinero, work that would drive anyone I know insane in 5 minutes, and if they were lucky they would be able to kill themselves.
Frederick A. Douglass
Also during my closing citizen comments last night, because a black Bahama Village fellow I'm getting to know, whom I had "accidentally" sat across from in the library reference room yesterday afternoon and we had some interesting conversation, spoke before me during closing citizen comments about the way the city government keeps jerking the blacks in Bahama village around regarding what's going to become of the remnants of the Frederick A. Douglass school buildings in Bahama Village (the old school offices and gymnasium and the nearby band room), I said, I was at the two city commission meetings when it was said many times by city staff (and by city commissioner Clayton Lopez, in whose voting district is Bahama Village), that the medical clinic had to be in the band room, it could not be in the GATO building (which is a government building outside of Bahama Village), so there could not be an African/Caribbean cultural museum in the band room, but, lo, the medical clinic went into the Gato building, and why can't the cultural center go into the band room?
Did I think my saying that to the mayor and commissioners would cause anything to happen? I would have been insane, deluded, if I thought that. But it was mine to say, so I said it.
MLKC ocean view swimming pool
I did not have time tell the mayor and commissioners last light, that maybe 10 days ago, I had seen commissioner Lopez at the Martin Luther Recreational Center in Bahama Village, and I had told him the MLK Center is the best kept secret in Key West and we need to keep it that way, and Lopez's response was, if Thaddeus Cohen (the city's director of planning, ie. development) had not been fired, more would have been done to make MIK Center even better. So, I talked with people who worked for MLK Center and told them what Lopez had told me, and they said they didn't know of anything that had not been done at MLK Center because Thaddeus was fired. After he was fired, the entire roof at MLK Center was replaced.
Lopez, above, Cohen, below
When I told my black friend about that in the library yesterday, he got mad, said Thaddeus didn't to anything for Bahama Village and the blacks there. Thaddeus led the charge to put the medical clinic into the Frederick A. Douglas band room. Thaddeus led the charge saying the medical clinic could not be moved to the Gato building. Maybe I will tell all of that at the next city commission meeting.
Why tell the truth when it's more profitable to tell lies?