Thursday, May 2, 2019

Key West Judge Mark Wilson sides with pro se homeless woman Kari Dangler against Key West Police Department and Monroe County State Attorney Office


From: sloan bashinsky <sloanbashinsky@yahoo.com>
To: Teri Johnston <terijohnston@att.net>; Billy Wardlow <bwardlow@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; Jimmy Weekley <jweekley@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; Samuel Kaufman <skaufman@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; Clayton Lopez <clopez@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; mlhoover@cityofkeywest-fl.gov <mlhoover@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; gdavila@cityofkeywest-fla.gov <gdavila@cityofkeywest-fla.gov>
Cc: SD Smith <sdsmith@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; James K. Scholl <jscholl@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; tbrandenburg@thecityofkeywest-fl.gov <tbrandenburg@thecityofkeywest-fl.gov>; Alyson Crean <acrean@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; dward@keyssao.org <dward@keyssao.org>; rramsay@keyso.net <rramsay@keyso.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 11:08:42 AM EDT
Subject: Yesterday, Judge Mark Wilson sided with Kari Dangler against KWPD and State Attorney Office

Dear Key West Major Teri Johnston, city commissioners, city attorney, city manager, city police chief and State Attorney Ward:

As reported to me by the Key West homeless woman Kari Dangler during several recent telephone conversations -

Not long ago, Kari was sitting on a curb in the shade behind the Winn-Dixie shopping center on North Roosevelt Blvd, waiting on the branch post office to put up the mail. She was expecting a weekly letter from her mother. She saw Mike Tolbert ride by in his day labor white work car, and soon two KWPD cruisers came. Kari told the officers she was waiting for the branch post office to open. The officers charged Kari with trespass after warning and gave her a citation to appear in court. Maybe a month prior, Kari was accosted after hours in the post office branch by KWPD officers, who demanded she prove she had a post office box there. She pulled out her post office box key and opened her post office box for them and they left the post office.

A few times before, Kari had seen Mike Tolbert in his white day labor work car, and then KWPD officers had showed up and charged her with trespass. In 2017 and 2018, I received emails and posts from Tolbert at my blog, afoolsworkneverends.com, saying he, or friends of his, had called KWPD on Kari whenever they saw her in on of the shopping centers, and they would continue doing it. I reported that to the city government, police chief and State Attorney Office.

Maybe two years ago, Kari was sitting on the curb in the same place behind the Winn-Dixie, waiting on the mail to be put up. Five KWPD cruisers showed up and apprehended Kari and she was taken to the jail. Private Attorney and City Commissioner Sam Kaufman, representing Kari pro bono, got the case dismissed by the State Attorney Office, because KWPD did not have from the property owner/manager the written authorization required by state law for KWPD to issue trespass warnings and citations, or make trespass arrests, in that shopping center.

Back to the present. 

Kari went to court yesterday morning on the recent trespass notice to appear. When her case was called, Judge Mark Wilson smiled and greeted Kari by name. Judge Wilson said Kari had been charged with trespass before at this same location. Kari agreed and said she wished to plead no contest. Judge Wilson told Kari she needed to fill out a form for that and he would get back to her case later. Kari was given the form and she filled it out.

When Judge Wilson came back to Kari's case, she walked to the speaker's podium. Judge Wilson was smiling. He asked the Assistant State Attorney what he wanted to happen? The ASA said 20 hours of community service and 6 months probation. Judge Wilson said he knew Kari's circumstances. She could not pay for probation or a fine. He was dismissing the case/ Judge Wilson was smiling. 

Kari told Judge Wilson she was waiting on the mail to be put up in the post office, and she was willing to do community service. Judge Wilson said no, she was free to go. Judge Wilson was smiling.

State Attorney Ward can ask his ASA what happened in court regarding Kari Dangler yesterday.

I had hoped Kari would tell Judge Wilson about Mike Tolbert calling KWPD on her, and ask the ASA and Judge Wilson if KWPD ever got written authorization from the Winn-Dixie shopping center landlord/property manager? Kari told me she decided not to go into that, but she might go to Judge Wilson's office some day and tell him about it.

I told Kari it looked to me like Judge Wilson sent a very clear message to the Key West City Government, KWPD and the State Attorney Office, but I wondered if word of it would ever get to them, unless I send it? 

I can't imagine Judge Wilson smiling over Kari again being before him for sitting on a curb in the shade, waiting for the mail to be put up in the branch post office.

Looks to me that Judge Wilson is God's judge, when it comes to Kari Dangler being charged with trespass by KWPD and prosecuted by the State Attorney Office. 

I don't know if Kari is the only homeless person receiving such treatment from the City of Key West and the State Attorney Office. 

I do know KWPD has far more important things to do than prosecute a passive homeless woman posting no threat to anyone but KKK/Nazi-minded people who hate down and out homeless people.

Yours truly,

Sloan  Bashinsky



From: sloan bashinsky <sloanbashinsky@yahoo.com>
To: Teri Johnston <terijohnston@att.net>; Billy Wardlow <bwardlow@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; Jimmy Weekley <jweekley@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; Samuel Kaufman <skaufman@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; Clayton Lopez <clopez@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; mlhoover@cityofkeywest-fl.gov <mlhoover@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; gdavila@cityofkeywest-fla.gov <gdavila@cityofkeywest-fla.gov>
Cc: SD Smith <sdsmith@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; James K. Scholl <jscholl@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; tbrandenburg@thecityofkeywest-fl.gov <tbrandenburg@thecityofkeywest-fl.gov>; Alyson Crean <acrean@cityofkeywest-fl.gov>; dward@keyssao.org <dward@keyssao.org>; rramsay@keyso.net <rramsay@keyso.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:04:10 AM EDT
Subject: Re: Yesterday, Judge Mark Wilson sided with Kari Dangler against KWPD and State Attorney Office

To All:

Apologies for typo in yesterday's email: "posting" in last sentence should be "posing".

Additionally, according to Kari Dangler in a phone call this morning, after the Assistant State State Attorney recommended community service and 6 months probation, Judge Mark Wilson told the ASA to sit down.

Again, State Attorney Ward can ask his ASA about how Judge Wilson handled Kari Dangler's case  yesterday morning.

Sloan Bashinsky

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