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JSO Partners with FBI in Nationwide Children CAN Testify! Trafficking Sting By Jay Howell Recent news reports in Jacksonville have discussed the difficulty in holding criminals responsible for abusing children. One of the key issues is the criminal justice system’s ability to help children become good witnesses in court. We see news articles outlining the reluctance of children and their parents to take on the task of testifying in court. Unfortunately, there is a common myth that surrounds this issue.
Many attorneys, judges, police officers, and even child protection professionals have a gut feeling that children should always be shielded from court testimony. Surprisingly, children adapt to the courtroom more readily than most adults would imagine. In fact, one of the few research projects that looked into the court testimony of children produced some startling conclusions. The study followed a group of children who were called upon to testify in criminal cases in juvenile court. The kids had all been victims of abuse and were testifying in juvenile court because the perpetrators were also minors. Many of the cases involved sexual crimes – often the most difficult for children. The primary difference between the juvenile court setting and the adult criminal court is the presence of the six citizens on the jury. In juvenile court the trappings are much the same. The only difference is the absence of the jury. Interviews conducted weeks and months after the testimony revealed that most of the child victims regarded their testimony in court as a positive experience. This finding surprised many experienced attorneys, child protection professionals and even the researchers themselves. What it demonstrates to the rest of us is that we should not simply jump to the commonly held conclusion that testifying in court is a dreadful experience for every child.
A Positive Approach
Part of the answer to the issues faced by child witnesses is a positive approach from police, judges, prosecutors, and victim advocates who work in the criminal justice system. “You don’t want your child to testify in court, do you”? is a tragic but often repeated inquiry. Instead, the parent and the child should be reassured by the professionals in the criminal justice system
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Results to extend beyond the operation itself by Lisa Root “Jennifer” walked out her front door into the afternoon heat. She’d had it! At fifteen years old she was sick of her life as it was. She was leaving and didn’t care where she ended up. Since her father had walked out on her and her mother three years earlier, she had watched her fun-loving, active mom turn into a bitterly depressed woman who went to work then came home and slept; if she came home. Jennifer and her mom seldom communicated anymore and when they did, it usually meant her mother was yelling at her…for nothing, she often thought. Jennifer had gone from an honor student to a who-cares student and even her friendships were suffering. The more her teachers and friends tried coaxing her back to her old self, the more withdrawn she became till they eventually left her alone. Very alone. On the day she decided to walk away from it all, she had cut her last three classes of the day and came home to find her mother sitting in a darkened living room with her progress report in one hand and a phone in the other, clearly angry. Jennifer tightened her jaw, squared her shoulders, and prepared for the onslaught; the usual lecture that never seemed to end. “You make me sick,” were the only words her mother uttered before standing up and going to her room for the night, slamming the door behind her. Jennifer stood frozen in disbelief with tears streaming down her face; her heart broken at her mother’s piercing words. Sick?? I make you sick? Her mind screamed the
questions she dare not utter. The longer she stood there the angrier and more determined she became. She went to her room, grabbed her backpack and emptied it of school papers and unused supplies that had been stuffed in there for weeks on end. Blindly, she began gathering articles of clothing and makeup, her iPod, deodorant and body spray and stuffed them into the bag. She gave the room a quick glance before picking up a crumpled piece of paper and scrawling the words: I make you sick? You left me when Dad left you. You are never there for me. You don’t even know me. You were my favorite person in the world. Now I hate you. I won’t be back. But you won’t notice… you’re too “sick”. Jennifer walked out the door- out of a bad situation into a world of danger. She had no idea that when she took what seemed to be her only way out, she would end up with no way out. It wasn’t long before her desperation led her to an outdoor mall in a much larger town nearby, where a charming guy saw her sitting alone for more than an hour. Fighting feelings of self-pity, she readily accepted his pleasant conversation and offer for dinner in one of the mall’s restaurants. They ate, talked and laughed together through the course of the evening and when he asked if she wanted to go to her place or his, she said his. He was fun and sweet and mostly a gentleman and within just a few days, she was crazy about him. In that short span of time, she had grown completely trusting of and dependent
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Florida Ranks Third In Human Trafficking But Can’t Prosecute Many Cases Internet. But the association says the law doesn’t give states the authority to prosecute pimps and others who Three children in Tampa were among 105 children res- use websites to advertise underage prostitution. On this cued nationwide last month during a FBI sex trafficking day, “therapeutic massage” is the top listing on Backsting operation. “Operation Cross Country” focused on page.com. Ads in this category tend to be accompanied underage victims of prostitution and led to more than 150 by provocative pictures of scantily clad females. The arrests. site includes plenty of mundane “This operation serves as a listings like “furniture for sale,” reminder that these abhorrent “trades and labor jobs,” and “pets crimes can happen anywhere,” ATTORNEY GENERAL for sale.” Others seem innocent said Ron Hosko, assistant direcenough – like “health/beauty sertor of the FBI’s Criminal InvesFLORIDA OFFICE ATTORNEY GENERAL vices” – until you click on them tigative Division. The National and realize you’re glad no chilAssociation of Attorneys General dren are in the room with you. knows it can happen anywhere. The association sent a letter Unfortunately, states can do little about the exploitation to congressional leaders in Washington, urging them to of children online in many cases. amend the law so state and local prosecutors can have The Communications Decency Act of 1996 was sup- jurisdiction over human traffickers who promote their posed to protect children from indecent content on the By Gina Jordan
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What do we do now? From the Director by Ann Dugger I had already completed my column for September. I had put forth the challenge below after a harrowing summer of crimes against children, but no sooner did I believe the violence against our young was over than a 9-year-old girl was attacked in the restroom of a local retail store. She was kicked and beaten and her head bagged and stuffed into a toilet and would have surely died were it not for the heroics of the employees. So many times, I use this space to remind parents how important it is to guard your children. We must be vigilant! But I am simply overwhelmed. What do we do now? What do we do when crime is taking over and our citizens are being harmed and killed… even our children? Are we just going to lay more flowers and bears and candles at the scenes? Or are we going to realize we must do so much more? It’s time to ask ourselves how we are going to come together to help rebuild our neighborhoods and strengthen them for the future. How will we work together to get these families back on their feet? They can’t heal themselves. The neighborhoods won’t fix themselves. It’s going to take all of us. The school year has begun,
marking the end of the cruelest summer I’ve ever seen and hopefully the end of what seems like an endless attack on the children of our community. Lord, have mercy. Please, have mercy on our city. The news reports horror stories every single day now. And we turn the television off because just hearing it is too much to bear. So why am I bringing it all to your attention again? Why perpetuate the sadness? Because I want you to remember every single child killed this summer. I want you to remember their names, their lives, and their senseless deaths. We can no longer afford as a community to turn off the noise of someone else’s pain. It is time to own it for ourselves, cry with those who are burying loved ones, and DO something to stop these horrors. This summer alone, our community saw the loss of beautiful 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle to a sick man who literally preyed upon her until his evil lusts were satisfied. Before we dried our tears, we lost two-year-old Janya Solomon followed a week later by three-year-old Teriyah Williams, both beautiful baby girls killed by hit-and-run drivers. Then the beautiful 20-year-old Shelby Farah, gunned down while she worked at a neighborhood phone store…a true shining light in her community, snuffed out for no reason at all. And just as the community was attempting to at least catch
our breath, a cowardly gunman shot up a trailer where two teenage girls were sharing one last weekend get together as they eagerly awaited their start to middle school. The Justice Coalition helped the precious grandparents of 13-year-old Jazmine Shelton prepare her funeral while praying fervently for 14-year-old Megan Simmons to survive the bullet wound to her head. Our hearts sank when she was pronounced dead. We have ended this horrible summer burying another child. It is time we stop everything we are doing and take a look around. Take a look inward. It is time to determine where the failure is and how to make it better. Jacksonville! We must take a look at ourselves, our homes, our streets, our neighborhoods and then come together in every single community to make our streets safer. When an area faces the catastrophe of a hurricane or large tornado, everyone bands together to clean it up and get broken families back on their feet again, helping them recover from loss of homes and loss of life. They help rebuild neighborhoods and determine how to make the area safer in case of future storms. Now that our area has experienced the catastrophe of increased crime and murder of the innocent over this summer, where are the cleanup crews and builders? We are they. And we have work to do.
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To Protect and Serve Our monthly recognition for the best of the best
Civilian Employee of the Month
Police Supervisor of the Month
Clerical Support Aide III Debbie Presgraves, assigned to Patrol Zone 6 on Jacksonville’s Northside, is recognized for her time and effort in planning the Zone’s ShAdCo Safety Fair held in April this year at the River City Marketplace. Each year three patrol zones and their respective Sheriff’s Advisory Councils work together to host a safety fair at a local venue. At these events citizens have the opportunity to visit an array of interactive exhibits and informational booths to learn more about issues such as Human Trafficking, Gun Safety, Motorcycle Safety, and getting free IDs for their children, to name just a few exhibits. This year’s event, where the JSO, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, The Blood Alliance, various law enforcement, health and public safety agencies participated, resulted in the largest turnout at a Zone 6 safety fair since its inception in 2010. Following an initial planning meeting with the lieutenants in the zone, Debbie volunteered to be in charge of this project, so she could be “the point person” with all the prospective exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors and meet their needs and the needs of the agency. Zone leadership wholeheartedly supported her in this role AND SHE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB! • 67 children ID kits were issued by the Northeast Florida Masonic Lodge Child ID Program, • 30 infant car seats were inspected by Baptist Medical Center staff members, • The Blood Alliance received donations from more than 25 individuals. Popular attractions included: JSO’s K-9 Unit, animals from the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Train Safety provided by CSX, and Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow (pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign). Zone 6 Assistant Chief T.C. Davis said, “Both ShAdCo Sectors P & Q Chairs commented to the Zone Commanders that this event was by far the largest, and most well-attended Safety Fair in Zone 6 history. Her dedication and hard work demonstrates she is committed to our Core Value of Community Focused.”
Police Supervisor of the Month
Donald E. Smith
Sergeant Donald Smith, supervisor of the Zone 2 Task Force which encompasses the Arlington area from the beach to San Marco and north to the river, is awarded not for one specific act, but for his hard work each day to help achieve JSO’s mission. This task force focuses on troubled areas or emerging crime trends in an effort to resolve problems through strategic patrol and enforcement. His squad has identified and arrested many suspects wanted for high profile crimes, and many illegal firearms have been confiscated when suspects were taken into custody. Smith’s responsibility is also to locate, document and remove vagrant camps from the area. He uses inmate work crews to collect the abundance of trash left by the transients, connects the individuals residing at the camp sites with social services, and monitors and maintains the locations to ensure the campsites do not reappear. He spearheaded this project in 2008 that originally started in Zone 4 on the Westside. Since the inception of the program 321 projects have been completed and 450 tons of trash and debris have been removed, with a savings of more than $197,000 to taxpayers by using inmate labor. As of July, Smith and his team have removed 51 camps from Patrol Zone 2, 43 tons of trash and debris, mostly using inmate labor saving taxpayers approximately $9,000. He has also offered his services to neighboring police agencies to share his insights and documentation process for removing homeless camps. Most recently Smith assisted with planning and setup for the April 13 ShAdCo Safety Fair at the Regency Square Mall, attended by more than 4,000 individuals. Zone 2 Assistant Chief John Lamb said, “Sgt. Smith has the unique task of wearing many different hats in his role as Patrol East Zone 2 Task Force Sergeant. His first and primary goal is to supervise the officers assigned to his squad and identify/address problems that arise in his area.” He went on to credit Smith for his involvement in helping the agency achieve its mission of reducing crime and being involved in the community.
Corrections Supervisor of the Month
Steven R. Jessee
Sergeant Steven Jessee, Jail Administration Supervisor for Watch 2 since April 2007, prepares daily and monthly roll calls, answers 140 to 150 phone calls daily and is responsible for moving inmates in and out of confinement. Since assuming this role, he has demonstrated the JSO Core Value of Always Improving by implementing the 7S method to reorganize the Watch Command Office and Operations Conference Room to make it more efficient. Seven S is a tool for workplace organization in an effort to eliminate waste in professional environments, improve the work experience for employees, and to save time and money! His dedication to continuous improvement doesn’t stop there. Following Sgt. Bill Messick’s retirement last year, Jessee took over his role at the Academy helping with firearms training for police and corrections officers. He also assists with training Corrections Officers to properly use their Electronic Control Device. Captain Tammy Morris said, “Sergeant Jessee is a supervisor who takes great pride in his performance and in doing the right thing on a daily basis…He readily accepts any and all assignments given to him with enthusiasm and can be counted on to complete his duties efficiently and correctly.”
Zone 4 Sergeant Angela Tompkins is rewarded for her good work as a supervisor and for her proactive approach to solving crimes. Every day she reviews residential burglary reports from the previous day and distributes pertinent information to all officers and supervisors on the first three watches, then an officer is assigned to conduct property checks in the neighborhoods where the burglaries have occurred. When patterns or trends develop, Tompkins deploys several officers to focus on these areas. She reviews the reports and highlights the suspects and vehicle(s) they need to be looking for during their shift. In January this year, there was a high number of residential burglaries involving two unknown suspects and a tan 4-door Buick. When another residential burglary occurred near Fouraker Road, a citizen who witnessed this burglary in progress called 911, provided suspect descriptions and a tag number that was relayed to patrol. One of Tompkins’ officers spotted the vehicle and conducted a felony stop at a gas station, where the suspects were taken into custody without incident. Inside the suspect’s vehicle officers located several stolen items from the residential burglaries. Tompkins and her squad worked with Burglary Unit detectives on several leads regarding this case, which led to these suspects being charged with 11 residential burglaries committed on the Westside and Northside. Later in January Tompkins’ squad was deployed to an area experiencing a high number of residential burglaries. They identified a female suspect with a lengthy criminal record as a possible suspect, made contact with her at her residence and obtained consent to search the premises. Inside, the officers located items taken during the recent home burglaries. Once again, Tompkins’ team worked with Burglary Detectives and this suspect was subsequently charged in eight residential burglaries. Lt. Derrick Mitchell says, “She recognizes that the best police response to crime in our community is both reactive and proactive and she uses her personnel accordingly. She monitors the police radio and backs up her officers on calls for service when other patrol officers are not available. Following each work cycle, she completes a detailed work summary of the activity conducted and shares it with the other watch commanders.”
Corrections Officer of the Month
James “Allen” Wood Corrections Officer James Wood, who has worked for the past four years in the Fugitive Unit at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, is recognized for his overall work ethic and efforts coordinating the transport schedule. He is in charge of setting up all transports of suspects both in and out of state for the Department of Corrections. While the number of transports each week can vary, on average more than 140 inmates are moved each month. This assignment requires Wood to contact many different facilities throughout the nation to coordinate these transfers. In addition, he has to coordinate with the JSO Air Unit and complete the detailed cost comparisons when inmates are located in other states. These details consist of many variables including: airline tickets, hotel costs, rental cars, inmate’s meals and an estimate of employee overtime. He also has to ensure that little to no overtime occurs with these transports and that they are conducted in the most cost-efficient manner. One example of how Wood saves overtime is when there are multiple pick-ups at different facilities in the same region. He has to evaluate the details and decide if it is more cost effective to do one trip to pick-up multiple suspects or to split up the trips and send another team on a different day, taking into consideration travel time and how long the officers will need at each facility. Furthermore, Wood is responsible for keeping track of the data for the unit which is reported at the monthly executive staff meeting for the Department of Corrections. Allen’s supervisor, Corrections Sergeant Keith Krause said, “Officer Wood is a huge asset to the Fugitive Unit…he is highly respected by his co-workers and supervisors. He has earned the respect by maintaining an exemplary work ethic and by being an officer of integrity.”
Reserve Officer of the Month
Reserve Officer Louis Livatino, who volunteers his free time to the JSO and the city of Jacksonville (as do all police reservists), is recognized for the many hours he worked last year. He understands the need for additional manpower in the Patrol and Enforcement Division, so from July 1, 2012, to June 30 this year, Lou volunteered more than 450 hours to just that division. Approximately half of those hours were dedicated to working Romeo assignments. Sheriff Rutherford explains: “It is no secret that we are currently in tight budget constraints and have been for the past several years. With that said, in June 2012 the JSO Reserve Unit implemented the Romeo Initiative, which assists patrol with transporting suspects and serves as a back-up function. “In total for the past year, Lou volunteered approximately 750 hours. To give you a better understanding how this measures up, on average Reservists normally volunteer anywhere between 250 to 300 hours each year; Lou more than doubled that number. “Lou, thank you for going above and beyond and for helping not only the officers on the streets, but this community. We could not do what we do each day without our hardworking Reserve Officers! Congratulations on earning the July of 2013 Reserve Officer of the Month award!”
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September 2013 • Volume 19, Issue 6 Founder
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The Justice Coalition began in 1995 because one man’s priorities were changed. Ted Hires was the average businessman working 60 to 80 hours a week and looking out for himself until that day when he and his staff were held at gunpoint and robbed. Being a victim of crime, Ted found the criminal justice system worked harder for the criminal than the victim. As a result of Ted’s experience, he formed a (501C3) non-profit organization, the Justice Coalition, and is making an effort to change the Fourth Judicial court system for the better. Since 1995, the Justice Coalition has been fighting crime every step of the way. Fugitives captured are through a partnership with local media and law enforcement agencies.
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businesses online. (See Victims’ Advocate, August 2013.) Bondi’s office refers to human trafficking as modern day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to sexual exploitation or forced labor as part of a $32-billion industry. In 2011, Florida ranked 3rd in the number of calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline. Here’s a portion of the National Association of Attorneys General letter to Congress: In instance after instance, state and local authorities discover that the vehicles for advertising the
victims of the child sex trade to the world are online classified ad services, such as Backpage.com. The involvement of these advertising companies is not incidental— these companies have constructed their business models around income gained from participants in the sex trade. But, as it has most recently been interpreted, the Communications Decency Act of 1996 prevents state and local law enforcement agencies from prosecuting these companies. In the last few months alone, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have linked sex-trafficking operations to
Internet advertisers. For example, on March 28, Miami police arrested a man for advertising the sex services of a 13-year-old girl on Backpage.com. The perpetrator had tattooed his name across the girl’s eyelids, marking her as his property. Federal enforcement alone has proven insufficient to stem the growth of Internet-facilitated child sex trafficking. Those on the front lines of the battle against the sexual exploitation of children— state and local law enforcement— must be granted the authority to investigate and prosecute those who facilitate these horrible crimes.
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Continued from page 1 upon him, having no idea how to function without him…nor any desire to. He slowly began introducing her to his dark world of drinking, drugs, parties, and sex (which sometimes included others). Before long, he had her helping pay bills by going on websites and setting up appointments for sex in hotel rooms. He promised he would be right there with her and she wouldn’t have to be afraid. She didn’t know he meant waiting in his car. She didn’t know he meant she was now trapped in a life she couldn’t get out of. She didn’t know her life would never be the same again. She didn’t know it was called human trafficking or in her specific case, child sex trafficking. Her innocence was lost.
Thanks to a growing initiative, however, her hope was not lost. Nor is the hope of many whose stories are like hers. In an attempt to snuff out the growing problem of child sex trafficking in the U.S., JSO took part in a nationwide secret operation last month, resulting in the arrest of 150 pimps, prostitutes,
and human traffickers and the rescue of 105 underage teens being victimized through prostitution. This three-day operation spanned 76 cities nationwide. Known as Operation Cross Country, the FBI’s decade-long Innocence Lost National Initiative is a collaborative effort among the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the FBI and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, along with local law enforcement. According to the NCMEC’s 2012 annual report, the number of children recovered from this heinous activity was more than double that of the 2012 operation and the largest to date.
Lt. Scott Dingee of JSO’s Integrity Unit explained that once local law enforcement received the directive from the FBI, they had about three weeks to put their plan together. “A great deal of research and planning was involved to determine what areas we wanted to target and how we wanted this operation to go to have the
chance to recover juveniles, primarily, and then adult victims as well,” Lt. Dingee said. The Integrity, Vice and Narcotics Units were all involved, mainly targeting Internet websites such as Backpage.com, where many of the connections were made. Undercover officers were planted in hotel rooms where young women would come with the purpose of exchanging sex for money. Some women canvassed the parking lots of these hotels soliciting for sex. Over the course of that weekend, 18 pimps, traffickers and prostitutes were arrested by JSO. Citing the difference between prostitutes, adult victims, and underage victims, Lt. Dingee said if the girls were under 18, they were being rescued. “Anytime you have any commercial act involving juveniles with regard to anything sexual or prostitution, that constitutes trafficking,” he said. If they were over 18, they were arrested. While he said sometimes adult women are victims as well, they must go through the legal process to determine if
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this is a lifestyle of their choosing or one forced upon them. “If adult women voluntarily participate, that’s not human trafficking,” Lt. Dingee said. “Where our investigation really comes in is showing that they were fearful or they were forced or they were coerced somehow and promised a good paying job and then trapped into prostitution.” For those who are attached to their pimps and strung out on drugs, being incarcerated is probably the best chance they have to get free and clear of that life, according to Lt. Dingee.
While it seems logical that juveniles rescued from human trafficking are able to get back to a normal life, it is important to realize that most girls who get caught up in this life are runaways and under the Florida Safe Harbor Act are not typically charged. Like Jennifer in the story above, they were leaving difficult situations (many times far worse than hers) and don’t always have anything to return to. In cases where the homes are not deemed by DCF to be worthy environments or the parents are considered unfit, the teens are put into other family members’ homes or into the foster care system. For many of the rescued juveniles, the road back to normalcy is extremely difficult. Though the Safe Harbor Act mandated housing for teens victimized by human trafficking, as of yet there is no funding to build and staff these specialized homes. This, according to Lt. Dingee, leads to a risk of repeat runaways.
While human trafficking typically seen in movies is a more organized crime ring found in
European countries, Mexico and Latin and South Americas, human trafficking in the United States is much more locally based, appearing as standard prostitution, Lt. Dingee explained. Their ongoing investigations revealed that most are pimps/traffickers competing against one another with anywhere between 8-10 women or girls working for them at a time.
What you need to know
What JSO did in conjunction with the FBI for this operation is nothing new. These units work hand in hand on a daily basis to help those victimized by sex traffickers and to round up those who do the trafficking. They have a far greater goal than what they did in those three days. For these special units of JSO, one of the main objectives is developing the intelligence about who their big traffickers are and who is running their operations for future and ongoing investigations. “We’re really trying to gather that information to go after those people in the long run. You won’t see them now, but six months or one year or two years down the road, we might put one of these big guys in jail because of the information we developed [for the operation],” Lt. Dingee said. The message he really wants to get out to the community is one of awareness. Know that these operations are happening all around. They are happening at places that most people deem “good areas,” like the hotels around JTB and even St. Johns Town Center. “It’s not just happening at hotels on Phillips Highway anymore.” When you see girls in the parking lots of these hotels, he suggests you call JSO immediately and always be aware of your surroundings. You never know when you can make a difference.
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that the child can testify and will be able to be a good witness and that the professionals assigned to the case will make the experience a positive one. It’s true that some children simply can’t carry the burden of court testimony. But most can.
Regular Contact is Essential
The first essential ingredient is regular contact between prosecuting attorney and child. In the past, certain supervising attorneys in our State Attorney’s Office required prosecutors handling crimes against children to have regular scheduled contact with the child and his/her family. Once the relationship is established in face-to-face meetings, the child
and the family can be given specific information about how the courtroom functions, the protections for the child in the courtroom setting, and assistance in helping the child to relate the events of the crime. Contact with the child’s treating therapist is also extremely valuable. The counselor has an important professional opinion about the child’s fears and concerns as well as the child’s ability to relate the events of the crime. The various laws of Florida provide direct assistance to child witnesses. Tragically, not all of these state laws are regularly put to use in all child abuse cases. What follows are a few examples of laws that help the child testify. Children below the age of 14 are required to be questioned
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in what is called “age appropriate language”. Complicated and condescending questions, often undecipherable to a young witness, are a regular issue in the prosecution of a child abuse case. Florida Statute §90.612 requires the court judge to take special care that any child under age 14 is questioned with words and phrases that the child understands. When I wrote this portion of the law, Judges around the state asked me: “Well, do we need a child development expert in every courtroom?” No, actually the expert is already there. Simply ask the child if he or she understands the questions and to explain what it means. It doesn’t take much effort from the judge to determine if the questions are appropriate. Another Florida statute allows for support persons, advocates or supportive family members or friends and even service animals to be present in the courtroom with the child. (Fla. Stat. §914.17). We have specific statutes (§92.53 and §92.54) that allow for closed circuit or videotaped testimony of children. We realize that it is more difficult to secure conviction if the jury does not actually see the child victim but some of these tools need to be employed in certain situations. The provisions of Florida law require that cases of child abuse be handled expeditiously. Since 1985, our statutes have required this. But we regularly see children’s criminal cases that are continued multiple times and for years after the event. This not only exposes the child to a horrible odyssey before the case is resolved but is also affects their memory. Florida law sections 960.001(1)(a)7, 960.0015 and 918.015 all discuss the right of an abused child to a prompt disposition of the criminal court case. However, the strongest law, 960.0015 requires the state attorney to object to three trial continuances before it applies. Our courts can be closed to the public in cases of child abuse. This means that while the family of the perpetrator and the family and friends of the victim may be present, the casual bystander is excluded from the trial during the child’s testimony. “Clearing
the Courtroom” is a phrase describing the procedure where the number of spectators at a criminal trial can be significantly reduced, thereby making it easier for the child to testify. Many states have passed statutes to deal directly with this issue. Florida is no exception. Florida Statute §918.16(1) states that, in the trial of any case, civil or criminal, when a person under the age of 16 or any person with mental retardation is testifying concerning any sex offense, the court shall clear the courtroom of all persons except parties to the cause and their immediate families or guardians, attorneys and their secretaries, officers of the court, jurors, newspaper reporters or broadcasters, court reporters and, at the request of the victim, a victim advocate designated by the State Attorney’s Office. Finally, our Florida Appellate Courts have ruled specifically that the trial judge has the inherent authority to take whatever steps are reasonably necessary to assure the testimony of a child witness in Tarrago v. State, decided in 2001 by the Miami Court of Appeals. In the opinion, the three-judge panel stated quite clearly that the State of Florida has an interest in protecting child victims from any additional trauma caused by court testimony. The above described legal support mechanisms are only a part of the aids that may be employed in a case of child abuse. The challenge for our criminal justice system is to do everything it can to support the child and assure that he/ she will be able to testify. To approach this issue from the negative and to believe that children should be prevented from testifying in court dooms the process to failure before it even begins. A comprehensive and knowledgeable system-wide response to crimes against children will improve our community’s ability to hold child abusers accountable for their actions. Jay Howell, a Jacksonville attorney, has been a State Prosecutor, a US Senate Investigator and the founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He represents crime victims in civil claims for damages and advocates for the legal rights of all victims.
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Senior Citizens are a vulnerable, though certainly not helpless, part of our society and are often an easy target for scam artists. In 1989, the Florida Attorney General’s Office started a program called Seniors vs. Crime, allowing seniors to be actively involved in their own protection with a force of volunteer crime fighters known as Senior Sleuths. One such crime fighter is this month’s Hats Off recipient, Valerie Norton. She is being recognized for her work as the managing Senior Sleuth for Seniors vs. Crime in Duval County. When her children finished school, she wanted to spend her time helping senior citizens but wasn’t sure how. She had always been close to her grandparents before they passed away and thought working with the elderly would keep her feeling close to them. Ms. Norton said she’d heard about Seniors vs. Crime through a family friend and went online to check it out. Though under the age of the normal sleuth, she was immediately accepted and four years later is still going strong. Seniors vs. Crime offices are primarily within the sheriffs’ offices of Florida counties. In the past when senior citizens called the police with
a complaint on a company that failed to properly provide their service or was suspected of swindling seniors of their money, they were told there is nothing the police could do because these were civil matters. With Senior Sleuths in the office, the police can now refer the possible victims to the volunteers, who then do their own investigations. According to Attorney General Pam Bondi, the Senior Sleuths (1) serve as eyes and ears to inform the AG Office of current issues affecting seniors, (2) educate the public about scams and frauds, (3) assist law enforcement as actors with undercover operations and (4) manage consumer cases referred by the AG office or requested by other sources. These crime fighters are responsible for recovering millions of dollars for seniors who were intentional or unintentional victims of con artists or honest businesses. Ms. Norton has developed an obvious passion for assisting seniors and helping to provide protection from scammers who, according to Ms. Norton, typically come in the
Valerie Norton form of those who offer such services as: landscaping, tree service, home repair, roofing, and sometimes mobile mechanics. “Seniors don’t want to have to go to a shop; they’d like somebody to come to them… and trying to make sure someone is on the up and up is difficult,” Ms. Norton said, recommending that senior citizens get the Seniors Guide, made available by the Mayor’s Office and useful for finding reputable businesses. When a complaint comes in about a company, a Sleuth will contact the company and attempt to resolve the conflict. “We’re not aggressive about it because we’re just trying to get
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She speaks at seminars locally and does what she can to keep her office of 15 volunteers in operation. The project itself has no funding from the state and while they can receive donations, they are not permitted to solicit them. She runs her office on donations and has learned how to write grants to get what they need to continue their important work. Sheriff John Rutherford said, “The JSO is fortunate to have a very active and effective Seniors vs. Crime program in partnership with the Office of Attorney General Pam Bondi. Our ‘secret weapon’ against crime in Jacksonville is Ms. Valerie Norton. She is a dedicated advocate for seniors, not only assisting those who have been victimized, but she also works just as hard at preventing adult exploitation and victimization. Valerie is a true blessing to Jacksonville’s adult population, and to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. My hat is certainly off to Ms. Valerie Norton.” Congratulations, Valerie and keep up the great work! To become a volunteer, contact www.seniorsvscrime.com and fill out their online application.
On The Lighter Side Bungee Jumping
to the bottom of what happened,” she said. “If we can show intent to defraud, which is usually shown by a pattern, then we can take it to the police and say, ‘We have three different senior citizens who have the same complaint with the same person.’ So now it’s not just a misunderstanding; this person is targeting seniors. “And then we ask the police if it’s something they can prove to the state attorney. If not, then we’ll keep pursuing it civilly. Once we get money back, there’s no crime. So if there’s a way we’re going to be able to get money back for somebody or get the job done correctly, we’re going to keep pursuing it.” In the past three years, under Ms. Norton’s leadership, the Sleuths have recovered more than $100,000 for seniors. Ms. Norton arranges at least one (but often more) event per week to help educate seniors on how to protect themselves.
Alice and Frank are bungeejumping one day when Alice says to Frank, “You know, we could make a lot of money running our own bungee-jumping service in Mexico.” Frank thinks this is a great idea. So they pool their money and buy everything they’ll need: a tower, an elastic cord, insurance, etc. They travel to Mexico and begin to set up on a square in a small town. As they are constructing the
tower, a crowd begins to assemble. Slowly, more and more people gather to watch them at work. When they finish, there’s such a crowd they think it would be a good idea to give a demonstration. So, Alice jumps. She bounces at the end of the cord, but when she comes back up, Frank notices that she has a few cuts and scratches. Unfortunately, Frank isn’t able to catch her and she falls again, bounces, and comes back up again. This time, she is bruised and bleeding.
Again, Frank misses her. Alice falls again and bounces back up. This time she comes back pretty messed up; she has a couple of broken bones and is almost unconscious. Luckily, Frank finally catches her this time and says, “What happened? Was the cord too long?” Barely able to speak, Alice gasps, “No, the bungee cord was fine; it was the crowd. What in the world is a piñata?” -Received from Bob Lewis Good Clean Funnies
8 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate SEPTEMBER 2013
The Truth About the Marissa Alexander Case In memory of all those who lost their lives September 11, 2001, in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. We will never forget.
By Angela Corey State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit
In August 2010, Marissa Alexander was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after she shot at her then-husband, Rico Gray, and two step-children, ages 10 and 13, in the couple’s Jacksonville home. It has been erroneously reported that Alexander fired a warning shot into the ceiling in order to escape her abusive husband. The following is the TRUTH: Alexander and Gray were living together in their home. The two had a verbal argument over text messages Gray found on his wife’s phone from her exhusband. The verbal argument started in the couple’s bathroom and moved to the living room. Gray decided to leave the home and told his children to put on their shoes and that it was time to go. In the process of Gray leaving the home, Alexander told her husband, “I’ve got something for your ass,” and left the living room. Alexander then walked through the kitchen, through the laundry room, and into the garage, where she retrieved her 9mm handgun from
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the glove compartment of her car. Alexander had ample time and opportunity to leave the home. She then walked back through the laundry room and into the kitchen. When Gray saw her put a round in the chamber, he yelled “No!” at her and tried to scoop his two boys under his arm to protect them, at which time she fired a shot into the wall, at head level, where Gray and his two sons were still standing. The trajectory of the bullet shows that as the bullet passed through the kitchen to the living room wall, it deflected up into the ceiling of the living room. Gray and his two sons ran for their lives and called 911. Alexander locked herself inside the home. Minutes later, a JSO officer convinced her to come out of the house, where she was arrested and charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault. The presiding circuit judge released Alexander on bond with the condition that she have no contact with the victim. While out on bond, Alexander and Gray decided to get back together. Gray was deposed during this time and created a story that he would have beaten Alexander that day had his kids not been inside the home. Gray later recanted the story and admitted to prosecutors he made it up because he thought it would keep Alexander out of jail. In December 2010, while out on bail for the shooting, Alexander went to Gray’s new home and beat him in the face. Gray again called 911. A judge revoked Alexander’s bond because she violated the judge’s order. Alexander pled guilty to the Domestic Battery she committed against Gray in that case. As to the shooting case, Alexander then requested a Stand Your Ground hearing and tried to claim she shot the gun in order to save her life. The victims testified at the hearing as did Alexander. The judge denied Alexander her immunity, finding that she shot in anger rather than fear. At the request of Alexander’s attorney, State Attorney Angela Corey personally sat down and talked with the defendant extensively about her case in order to make a decision about waiving the firearm minimum
mandatory and allowing her to plead to lesser time. Mitigation presented indicated that something less than the 20-year minimum mandatory would be possible. However, the cold, hard facts were that Alexander deliberately fired a gun toward Gray and his children and then blatantly violated a judge’s order to stay away from the victim. Thus, Alexander was not a viable candidate for probation or community control. Ms. Corey authorized her prosecutors to extend a plea offer of three years in prison. Alexander turned that offer down and instead decided to go to trial. At trial, one of the young victims testified, “I thought I was fixing to die.” Alexander testified at the trial too. A judge, different from the judge presiding at the Stand Your Ground hearing, denied two motions for acquittal during the trial. The motions for acquittal were requested after the State’s case and then again after the defense’s case. Then, a jury of her peers - black and white, male and female - convicted Alexander in twelve minutes on three counts of Aggravated Assault with Actual Discharge of a Firearm. Pursuant to Florida’s 10-20-Life law, once Alexander was convicted, her sentence was set at 20 years in prison. As for reports of past abuse between the couple, Gray was arrested in 2009 on a charge of Domestic Battery. The charges were later dropped. It has been reported that Alexander had a “restraining order” on Gray at the time of the shooting. The truth is Gray and Alexander had a “no violence” court order against each other at the time of the shooting. It was a mutual nonviolence order that did allow contact with each other. Additionally, there have been reports that Gray has a “history” of domestic violence. The truth is that Gray had a 2006 arrest involving another woman, in which he pled no contest to Domestic Battery and received probation. In 1994, Gray also pled no contest to Domestic Battery. This incident involved a fight with his brother. Alexander has appealed her conviction. The case is currently with the First District Court of Appeal.
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Anyone with any information concerning these individuals, please call JSO at 904-630-0500 An active warrant existed on every person shown on this page at the time the Justice Coalition received the information from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 19, 2013, about two weeks before the Victims’ Advocate went to press.
Richard Preston Cline
cedric g. hinson
kenneth lamar rodgers
VA# 5507 White male, 5’ 10”, 175 lbs. DOB: 1/13/82 Violation: Domestic batteryStrangulation
VA# 5478 Black male, 6’ 2”, 170 lbs. DOB: 9/17/86 Violation: Burglary
VA# 5479 Black male, 5’ 9”, 180 lbs. DOB: 4/30/59 Violation: Burglary
VA# 5480 Black male, 6’ 2”, 192 lbs. DOB: 2/4/93 Violation: Child abuse
lashundra monyett gibbs
william christopher hart
richard henry kausler
jeffrey paul ramsey
VA# 5482 White male, 5’ 10”, 180 lbs. DOB: 4/27/92 Violation: Burglary
VA# 5483 White male, 5’ 11”, 170 lbs. DOB: 2/11/69 Violation: DLSR
VA# 5484 White male, 6’ 0”, 135 lbs. DOB: 12/14/92 Violation: Burglary
christopher lathal gregory
brittany j. griffin
alfred guy hinton
VA# 5481 Black female, 5’ 4”, 175 lbs. DOB: 5/17/83 Violation: Felony petit theft
christopher allen burgett VA# 5485 White male, 5’ 11”, 200 lbs. DOB: 6/24/85 Violation: Aggravated assault, criminal mischief, threats
VA# 5486 Black male, 5’ 10”, 160 lbs. DOB: 2/7/80 Violation: Grand theft auto
VA# 5487 Black female, 5’ 8”, 110 lbs. DOB: 12/11/89 Violation: Uttering
VA# 5488 White male, 6’ 0”, 160 lbs. DOB: 1/6/64 Violation: Felony petit theft, trespassing
roy lee mosely, jr.
stanley laverne murkey
nichole valerie nieves
VA# 5489 Black male, 5’ 7”, 180 lbs. DOB: 7/7/75 Violation: Aggravated battery, pregnant victim
VA# 5490 Black male, 6’ 7”, 198 lbs. DOB: 10/27/86 Violation: Domestic battery, strangulation, false imprisonment
VA# 5491 Black female, 5’ 4”, 120 lbs. DOB: 8/12/87 Violation: Uttering
giovanni leo penn VA# 5492 Black male, 6’ 1”, 165 lbs. DOB: 3/25/91 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery, pregnant victim
jovan rashaad shead
glenn edwin simmons
joseph allen hensley
VA# 5493 Black male, 5’ 10”, 160 lbs. DOB: 12/23/92 Violation: Petit theft, fraudulent use of credit card
VA# 5494 White male, 5’ 9”, 200 lbs. DOB: 11/15/69 Violation: Felony petit theft
VA# 5495 White male, 5’ 5”, 150 lbs. DOB: 2/4/75 Violation: Sex offender, failure to comply
robert shannon lee
john picot evans
james leonard butler
VA# 5497 White male, 5’ 8”, 175 lbs. DOB: 3/6/75 Violation: Grand theft, exploiting elderly, false ID
stanley kelvin merriweather
VA# 5498 Black male, 6’ 9”, 240 lbs. DOB: 11/28/82 Violation: Resist LEO, sale/delivery cocaine
VA# 5499 Black male, 5’ 10”, 170 lbs. DOB: 3/27/89 Violation: Attempted 2nd degree murder 7 cts., shooting
jasmine maria peck
adrian o’bryan ingram
brian tomar wiley
VA# 5501 Black female, 5’ 7”, 140 lbs. DOB: 1/25/91 Violation: Forgery and uttering
VA# 5502 Black male, 5’ 8”, 155 lbs. DOB: 8/26/85 Violation: Grand theft
WANTED POSTERS TERMINOLOGY KEY AFDC - Aid for Dependent Children Batt. – Battery CW – Concealed Weapon Cont. Subs. – Controlled Substance D/L S/R – Driver’s License Suspended or Revoked Dom. agg. assault - domestic aggravated assault DSP – Dealing Stolen Property
DW – Deadly weapon FA – Firearm FCF - Firearm by a Convicted Felon FEL - Felony FTA - Failed to Appear GT – Grand Theft HO – Habitual Offender LEO – Law Enforcement Officer
PCS - Possession of Controlled Substance Traff. MDMA - Ecstasy Trafficking Uttering - Forgery VOP - Violation of Probation WC – Worthless Check Man. del. cocaine - Manufacturing and Delivering Cocaine
VA# 5503 Black male, 6’ 1”, 220 lbs. DOB: 9/26/73 Violation: Grand theft, DSP
corey lee finley
VA# 5505 Black male, 5’ 8”, 150 lbs. DOB: 2/9/78 Violation: Sex offender, failure to comply
VA# 5496 White male, 5’ 6”, 160 lbs. DOB: 8/15/71 Violation: Aggravated stalking, obscene phone calls
keyon maurice paige VA# 5500 Black male, 5’ 7”, 195 lbs. DOB: 7/4/85 Violation: Burglary
deandes la’weye young
VA# 5504 Black male, 5’ 9”, 172 lbs. DOB: 12/30/76 Violation: Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon, PFCF
adrian lashuan grisdor VA# 5506 Black male, 6’ 1”, 225 lbs. DOB: 10/25/75 Violation: Domestic aggravated battery, pregnant victim
We Need Your Help Missing Richard James Rider Jr., White male, DOB 10/10/1972, 5’07”, 179 lbs. Last seen on October 11, 2011, leaving Dayspring Village, located at 554820 U.S. Hwy 1, Hilliard, FL 32046. Witnesses said he was walking north towards the Florida/Georgia state line and has not been seen since. If you have information regarding the whereabouts of this man, please call the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 353-7072.
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Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authorities.
Bryan Lamar Allen
Bryan Andrew Hayes
Sheena Dayle Johnson
Last seen May 31, Age 25 (at the time) 2012, at 21st and 5’ 1”, 100 lbs, Blue Moncrief. eyes, Blonde hair If you have inforMissing since mation about him, December 22, 2000 please call Det. Notify Green Richardson at JSO Cove Springs PD Missing Persons at (904) 529-2220 Unit – (904) 630-2627
Age 12 (at the time) Age 26 5’ 6”, 125 lbs, 5’ 4”, 95 lbs, Black Green eyes, eyes, Brown hair Red hair Missing since Missing since September 11, February 10, 2005 2006 Reward $10,000
Age 5 3’, 39 lbs, Brown eyes, Blonde hair Missing since Feb. 10, 2009 Reward $35,000 Notify CrimeStoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS
Geanna M. Jones
Age 36 (at the time) 5’ 9”, 165 lbs, Brown eyes, Brown hair Missing since November 2000
Michael Austin Rosemary Day Age 27 (at the time) Davis Age 25 5’ 8”, 160-180 lbs, Blue eyes, Brown hair Missing since June 26, 2007
5’ 4”, 150 lbs, Brown eyes, Brown hair Missing since May 25, 2011
Age 51 (at the time) 5’ 6”, 150 lbs, Brown eyes, Blondish Brown hair Missing since December 14, 2000 Reward $20,000 Notify Nassau County SO (904) 225-0331
Mark Anthony Windy Gail Fox Sandra Gann Age 43 Age 49 (at the time) Degner Age 12 (at the time) 5’, 135 lbs, Hazel eyes, Dark blonde hair Missing since Feb. 10, 2005 Reward $10,000
Blonde hair, Blue eyes Missing since August 6, 2006
5’ 8”, 137 lbs, Blue eyes, Brown hair Missing since January 5, 2004 Notify Bradford County SO (904) 966-2276
Shirlene “Donetta” Roberts
Joshua Bryan Smith
Age 22 (at the time) 5’ 6”, 170 lbs, Brown eyes, Black hair Missing since July 2, 2004
Age 23 Brown eyes, Black hair Missing since September 11, 2009
Age 23 (at the time) 5’ 10”, 145 lbs, Brown eyes, Black hair Missing since November 4, 2000 Notify St. Johns County SO (904) 824-8304
Age 47 5’ 7”, 115 lbs, Brown eyes Missing since August 12, 2012 Last seen on Normandy Blvd.
Mark Thomas Gibson Age 51 5’ 7”, 130 lbs, Brown eyes, Brown hair Missing since March 12, 2008
James Tracy Wilson
Missing 1/3/2013 Age 56 6’, 200 lbs, Blue Eyes Driving a blue/gray 4-door 2007 Buick Lacrosse with a sunroof, license plate 6106HH
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Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered a “low-risk” crime. However, they’re devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a very vulnerable position with little time to recoup their losses. It’s not just wealthy seniors who are targeted. Low-income older adults are also at risk of financial abuse. And it’s not always strangers who perpetrate these crimes. Over 90% of all reported elder abuse is committed by an older person’s own family members, most often their adult children, followed by grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and others. Review our list below, so you can identify a potential scam.
1. Health Care/Medicare/ Health Insurance Fraud
Every U.S. citizen or permanent resident over age 65 qualifies for Medicare, so there is rarely any need for a scam artist to research what private health insurance company older people have in order to scam them out of some money. In these types of scams, perpetrators may pose as a Medicare representative to get older people to give them their personal information, or they will provide bogus services for elderly people at makeshift mobile clinics, then use the personal information they provide to bill Medicare and pocket the money.
2. Counterfeit Prescription Drugs
Most commonly, counterfeit drug scams operate on the Internet, where seniors increasingly go to find better prices on specialized medications. This scam is growing in popularity—since 2000, the FDA has investigated an average of 20 such cases per year, up from five a year in the 1990s. The danger is that besides paying money for something that will not help a person’s medical condition, victims may purchase unsafe substances that can inflict even more harm. This scam can be as hard on the body as it is on the wallet.
3. Funeral & Cemetery Scams
The FBI warns about two types of funeral and cemetery fraud perpetrated on seniors. In one approach, scammers read obituaries and call or attend the funeral service of a complete stranger to take advantage of the grieving widow or widower. Claiming the deceased had an outstanding debt with them, scammers will try to extort money from relatives to settle the fake debts. Another tactic of disreputable funeral homes is to capitalize on family members’ unfamiliarity with the considerable cost of funeral services to add unnecessary charges to the bill. In one common scam of this type, funeral directors will insist that a casket, usually one of the most expensive parts of funeral services, is necessary even when performing a direct cremation, which can be accomplished
with a cardboard casket rather than an expensive display or burial casket.
4. Fraudulent Anti-Aging Products
In a society bombarded with images of the young and beautiful, it’s not surprising that some older people feel the need to conceal their age in order to participate more fully in social circles and the workplace. After all, 60 is the new 40, right? It is in this spirit that many older Americans seek out new treatments and medications to maintain a youthful appearance, putting them at risk of scammers. Whether it’s fake Botox like the one in Arizona that netted its distributors (who were convicted and jailed in 2006) $1.5 million in barely a year, or completely bogus homeopathic remedies that do absolutely nothing, there is money in the anti-aging business. Botox scams are particularly unsettling, as renegade labs creating versions of the real thing may still be working with the root ingredient, botulism neurotoxin, which is one of the most toxic substances known to science. A bad batch can have health consequences far beyond wrinkles or drooping neck muscles.
Perhaps the most common scheme is when scammers use fake telemarketing calls to prey on older people, who as a group make twice as many purchases over the phone than the national average. While the image of the lonely senior citizen with nobody to talk to may have something to do with this, it is far more likely that older people are more familiar with shopping over the phone, and therefore might not be fully aware of the risk. With no face-to-face interaction, and no paper trail, these scams are incredibly hard to trace. Also, once a successful deal has been made, the buyer’s name is then shared with similar schemers looking for easy targets, sometimes defrauding the same person repeatedly. The secret word is towers. Examples of telemarketing fraud include:
• “The Pigeon Drop” - The con artist tells the individual that he/she has found a large sum of money and is willing to split it if the person will make a “good faith” payment by withdrawing funds from his/her bank account. Often, a second con artist is involved, posing as a lawyer, banker, or some other trustworthy stranger. • “The Fake Accident Ploy” The con artist gets the victim to wire or send money on the pretext that the person’s child or another relative is in the hospital and needs the money. • “Charity Scams” - Money is solicited for fake charities. This often occurs after natural disasters.
6. Internet Fraud
While using the Internet is a great skill at any age, the slower speed of adoption among some older people makes them easier targets for automated Internet scams that are ubiquitous on the web and email programs. Pop-up browser windows simulating virus-scanning
software will fool victims into either downloading a fake anti-virus program (at a substantial cost) or an actual virus that will open up whatever information is on the user’s computer to scammers. Their unfamiliarity with the less visible aspects of browsing the web (firewalls and built-in virus protection, for example) makes seniors especially susceptible to such traps. One example includes: Email/Phishing Scams - A senior receives email messages that appear to be from a legitimate company or institution, asking them to “update” or “verify” their personal information. The emails appear to be from the IRS about a tax refund.
7. Investment Schemes
Because many seniors find themselves planning for retirement and managing their savings once they finish working, a number of investment schemes have been targeted at seniors looking to safeguard their cash for their later years. From pyramid schemes like Bernie Madoff’s (which counted a number of senior citizens among its victims) to fables of a Nigerian prince looking for a partner to claim inheritance money to complex financial products that many economists don’t even understand, investment schemes have long been a successful way to take advantage of older people.
8. Homeowner/Reverse Mortgage Scams
Scammers like to take advantage of the fact that many people above a certain age own their
homes, a valuable asset that increases the potential dollar value of a certain scam. A particularly elaborate property tax scam in San Diego saw fraudsters sending personalized letters to different properties apparently on behalf of the County Assessor’s Office. The letter, made to look official but displaying only public information, would identify the property’s assessed value and offer the homeowner, for a fee of course, to arrange for a reassessment of the property’s value and therefore the tax burden associated with it. Closely related, the reverse mortgage scam has mushroomed in recent years. With legitimate reverse mortgages increasing in frequency more than 1,300% between 1999 and 2008, scammers are taking advantage of this new popularity. As opposed to official refinancing schemes, however, unsecured reverse mortgages can lead property owners to lose their homes when the perpetrators offer money or a free house somewhere else in exchange for the title to the property.
9. Sweepstakes and Lottery Scams
This simple scam is one that many are familiar with, and it capitalizes on the notion that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Here, scammers inform their mark that they have won a lottery or sweepstakes of some kind and need to make some sort of payment to unlock the supposed prize. Often, seniors will be sent a check that they can deposit in their bank account,
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10. The Grandparent Scam
The Grandparent Scam is so simple and so devious because it uses one of older adults’ most reliable assets, their hearts. Scammers will place a call to an older person and when the mark picks up, they will say something along the lines of: “Hi Grandma, do you know who this is?” When the unsuspecting grandparent guesses the name of the grandchild the scammer most sounds like, the scammer has established a fake identity without having done a lick of background research. Once “in,” the fake grandchild will usually ask for money to solve some unexpected financial problem (overdue rent, payment for car repairs, etc.), to be paid via Western Union or MoneyGram, which don’t always require identification to collect. At the same time, the scam artist will beg the grandparent “please don’t tell my parents, they would kill me.” While the sums from such a scam are likely to be in the hundreds, the very fact that no research is needed makes this a scam that can be perpetrated over and over at very little cost to the scammer. http://www.ncoa.org/enhance-economic-security/ economic-security-Initiative/savvy-saving-seniors/top10-scams-targeting.html
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WE N EE D Y O U R HE L P Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authorities.
We regret that because of insufficient space to include all unsolved murder cases on this page, effective April 2013 we will rotate all pictures, featuring each victim every two months. We remain sorry for your loss and will continue to work to see justice for all. Name: Donald Jerido Info: Found murdered in his apartment at Golfair Blvd. on October 18, 2000. Notify: JSO at 630-0500
Name: Shawn Patrick Newman Info: On Nov. 9, 2007, unknown assailants shot this 35-year-old male through the door of his apartment at 4743 Radcliff Ct. Before losing consciousness, he stated, “They came in and shot me.” He died later at Shands Hospital. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case.
Name: Andre Johnson Info: Andre was found murdered on June 23, 2005. His body was discovered in the Ribault River near Lem Turner Rd. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 with information about this case. Name: Jermain Jones Info: Jermain was visiting a recently deceased family member at the Edgewood Cemetery on Sept. 12, 2005, when he was murdered by an unknown assailant. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 with information about this case.
Name: Christopher Muncie Info: This 37-year-old male was shot by an unknown assailant outside McB’s Lounge, 6211 St. Augustine Rd. on Mother’s Day in 2005. He died on his 38th birthday, June 16, 2006. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case.
Name: Terrance Dwayne Snead Info: On Dec. 14, 2003, at 7:30 pm, the victim was found shot at 1944 Berkley St. in Jacksonville where he lived with his grandmother. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Darrell Lamar Stringfield Info: Shot by unknown assailant on October 22, 2008, in the parking lot of Grand Oaks Apts. on Justina Road. He died on March 6, 2009. The suspect is a black male, 20s, 6’2”, 225lbs. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: John Ragin, Jr. Info: He and Eric Stubbs were found murdered on June 29, 2011, at 5443 Bristol Bay Lane N on Jacksonville’s Westside. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
Name: Hakeem Muhammad Info: This 17-year-old male was found deceased from a gunshot wound on July 26, 2006, inside room 119 at the Budget Inn, 6545 Ramona Blvd. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case.
Name: Merkel Hosea Smalls Info: This man was found deceased on June 23, 2005, in the 11000 block of Thein Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Michael Lamar Perry Info: On Aug. 7, 2008, he was gunned down at 13th and Moncrief by an unidentified black male riding a green beach cruiser bicycle. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case.
Name: Tina Marie McQuaig Info: Tina was found murdered at Cecil Field December 26, 2002. DNA positively identified the remains March 2003. Notify: JSO at 630-0500
Name: Jeffrey Edwin Sheppard Info: This man was murdered and his body found in the Riverside area on August 18, 2008. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Julius Parrish Info: He was watching his dog in the yard on June 30, 2012. A car slowly approached and someone began shooting. Another victim was also shot, but survived. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Terry Lamar Maslin Info: Terry was found murdered on Oct. 16, 2002, at 11501 Harts Road, the Hartswood Apartments. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case.
Name: Bilaal Kwame Shaw Info: Bilaal “Blair” Shaw, 19, murdered while waiting to catch a city bus on Jan. 8, 2009 at 5:00 a.m. CrimeStoppers reports only one tip has been received since the young man’s death. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS
Name: Dustin Padley Info: On Jan. 9, 2006, this 23-year-old male was crossing two lanes of Hwy 1 Southbound in St. Augustine Beach, when he was struck by a white ’88 or ’89 LTD, thrown approx. 120 feet and killed. Notify: FHP at 904-695-4115, ext. 535.
Name: Christopher LaShawn Lester Info: On Jan. 31, 2009, JSO responded to 3160 Dignan Street, where they found Christopher’s body. Foul play is suspected. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case.
Name: Donna Mills Info: This young woman was murdered by a drive-by shooter on Dec. 15, 2007, as she slept in her apartment on Confederate Point Road. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case.
Name: Moussa Set Info: He was found dead on May 6, 2003, inside the Amoco on Beach Blvd. and Art Museum Dr., lying on the floor and the bulletproof booth was open. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Hiep Nguyen Info: This young man was found murdered on the floor of his business, Boba Coffee Shop, June 23, 2004. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case.
Name: Isaac Frank Lambe Info: On July 4, 2005, Issac “Buddy” Lambe was killed by a motor vehicle in the 9400 block of Gibson Ave. near Rogers Ave. The vehicle left the scene after hitting the victim. Notify: JSO at 630-2178
Name: Samuel A. Scott Info: This 34-year old was found shot in his vehicle on January 14, 1995, on I-95 South. His vehicle crashed into a wall south of Ashley Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Sulaiman Allah Muhammad Info: This 28-year-old male was found shot while sitting inside his vehicle on January 9, 2011. He was parked at 6650 103rd Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Crandall “Jack” Reed Info: On Nov. 16, 2007, this 51-year-old man was driving his cab when a white car pulled alongside him, robbed him and shot him twice. JSO found him on Edgewood trying to get help. He died an hour later. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
Name: Michele Tyler-Hart Info: This 21-year-old was murdered on August 9, 1995, near Borden Cemetery off Plant Lane and Old Middleburg Rd. (near I-295) on the Westside. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Damien A. Wallace Info: He was found deceased in the front seat of a car at 1261 N. Broad Street on April 27, 2010. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: James Alfred Waters Info: On Jan. 19, 2009, this 32-year-old man was killed while sitting in his car at the Cleveland Arms Apts. Numerous witnesses deny knowing anything about the murder. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Otis West Info: On Sept. 14, 2002, this 29-year-old man was shot in the back as he walked away from an argument with friends to return to his home. The shooting occurred at 1248 W. Duval Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Stephen Wiggins Info: On Oct. 7, 2008, 56 year old Stephen was found bleeding and unresponsive on the roadside in the area of 5100 Colonial Ave. He was pronounced dead at the scene Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Cedric Deon Williams Info: This 15-year-old was killed at 344 Phelps Street on Sept. 23, 2005. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Kawan Lamar Williams Info: In July 13, 2003, Kawan was shot, apparently during a robbery, at 8711 Newton Road in the Southwind Villa Apts. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Edin Tabora Info: Murdered on October 31, 2008, in front of his home at Leigh Meadows Apartments on Sunbeam Road. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: George Renard Santa’Cruz Info: He was found murdered on Aug. 5, 2005, at 284 Lamson Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Jason Tyler Pelishek Info: He was found in a parking lot of a law office on Liberty Street on July 23, 2012. Notify: Call 630-2626 or First Coast CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
Name: Eric Stubbs Info: He and John Ragin, Jr., were found murdered on June 29, 2011, at 5443 Bristol Bay Lane N on Jacksonville’s Westside. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
Name: Tammie Lee Tschappatt Info: On May 23, 2008, Tammie was shot as she walked on the street in the vicinity of Shenandoah and Lacoma Dr. She was rushed to Shands where she died several days later. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Ansel Albert Thompson Info: He was murdered on May 16, 1990, at 1973 Ribault Scenic Drive. The suspect left the scene in the victim’s red Nissan Pathfinder. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
Name: Ryan Bernard Williams Info: This 23-year-old was shot and killed April 1, 2010, by unknown assailants after being pinned in his car by other vehicles at Kings Road and Division Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Lance Van Dominguez Morene Info: This 23-year-old was killed November 9, 2012, in the 3200 block of Rayford Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172.
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VA#: 4245 Featured: August, 2013 Arrested: August, 2013 Violation: Grand theft
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VA#: 4269 Featured: August, 2013 Arrested: August, 2013 Violation: Aggravated assault/battery, dating violence
rodney joseph williams VA#: 4270 Featured: August, 2013 Arrested: August, 2013 Violation: False ID, DSP
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alison louisa scitticatt VA#: 4265 Featured: August, 2013 Arrested: July, 2013 Violation: Grand theft
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VA#: Clay County Featured: August, 2013 Arrested: August, 2013 Violation: Attempted murder in first degree
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priscilla parker Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness
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VA#: Clay County Featured: August, 2013 Arrested: August, 2013 Violation: Sexual battery on a child
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MOST WANTED MOST WANTED P.O.P.S. BAKER COUNTY’S
Sheriff Joey Dobson and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts.
Sheriff Rick Beseler and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts.
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Race: Black Sex: Female DOB: 8/29/82 Ht.: 5’ 2” Weight: n/a Violation: Sale of controlled substance
Call the BCSO at (904) 259-2231 today!
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MOST WANTED Sheriff David Shoar and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts.
mark anthony fleming DOB: 8/8/63
Race: White Sex: Male Ht.: 6’ 3” Weight: 250 Violation: Grand theft
Lakeysha Lashonda Robinson
Race: Black Sex: Female DOB: 12/24/81 Ht.: 5’ 11” Weight: 140 Violation: VOP Uttering forged bills
kristopher daniel topper Race: White Sex: Male DOB: N/A Ht.: 6’ 2” Weight: 195 Violation: FTA Possession of controlled substance
Call (904) 824-8304 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-277-TIPS
MOST WANTED Sheriff Gordon Smith and the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts.
Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 8/8/84 Ht.: 6” Weight: 150 Violation: Felony-fraud and larceny
Race: White Sex: Male Ht.: 5’ 7” Weight: 165 Violation: Felony VOP
Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 11/19/55 Ht.: 5’ 6” Weight: 130 Violation: VOP lewd or lascivious exhibition (victim 16-18)
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Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 11/14/93 Ht.: 6’ 3” Weight: 210 Violation: VOP sell/manufacture/deliver controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school
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Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 10/1/86 Ht.: 5’ 5” Weight: 130 Violation: VOP fabricate evidence/tamper with witness/solicitation
angela annett yazell
Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 11/17/86 Ht.: 5’ 4” Weight: 160 Violation: Unlawful sexual activity with a minor
Call the CCSO at (904) 213-6031 today!
Sheriff Bill Leeper and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts.
Eulissa sanmarie crews Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 7/16/82 Ht.: 5’ 1” Weight: 120 Violation: Sale/delivery of controlled substance
joshua anthony adams
Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 2/9/87 Ht.: n/a Weight: n/a Violation: Grand theft, DSP, False ID, exploiting elderly
arthur bertram harmon, jr.
Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 11/5/80 Ht.: 6” Weight: N/A Violation: Failure to appear, sale of controlled substance
alyssa shree baughn
Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 9/19/91 Ht.: 5’ 2” Weight: 120 Violation: Burglary to Dwelling, Grand theft
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toccara Carter DOB: 4/6/84
Race: Black Sex: Female Ht.: 5’ 9” Weight: 140 Violation: Felony VOP
Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 12/31/89 Ht.: 5’ 3” Weight: N/A Violation: Felony-fraud insuff funds check
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Race: Black Sex: Male Ht.: 5’ 7” Weight: 155 Violation: Felony VOP
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Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 8/10/72 Ht.: 5’ 5” Weight: 125 Violation: Sale/delivery crack cocaine x2
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Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 7/16/82 Ht.: 5’ 1” Weight: 120 Violation: Sale and delivery of controlled substance
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Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 2/9/87 Ht.: N/A Weight: N/A Violation: Grand theft, DSP, false ID, exploiting elderly
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Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 8/10/72 Ht.: 5’ 5” Weight: 125 Violation: Sale/Delivery crack cocaine x 2
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Special thanks for donations in memory of:
Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville Consolidated Lodge 5-30 5530 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida www.fop530.com (904) 398-7010 Nelson Amos, D. Cuba,President President Steve
Shelby Farah Paxon Revival Center-Pastor Steve Dobbs Greenlawn Funeral HomeJanis Diamond and Trina Salter Paxon Revival CenterPastor Steve Dobbs Oaklawn CemeteryLaurie Levine and Rick Fornos Hyatt Regency of JacksonvillePat Trammell and Daniel King Jazmine Shelton Hardage- Giddens Town & Country Funeral HomeRoger Delaney and Scott Cantryman Paxon Revival Center-Pastor Steve Dobbs Reid Tire & Automotive, Inc. Tina Nevitt Mrs. Jenkins Megan Simmons Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral HomeRoger Delaney and Scott Cantryman Paxon Revival Center-Pastor Steve Dobbs Mrs. Jenkins
Thanks to Raymond James (financial service) for raffling off Jaguars tickets and paraphernalia to raise money for the JC. (l. to r.) Cynthia Rodriguez, Alexis Bennett, Lisa Root, Robin McNally (who headed up the fundraiser), Melody Hundredmark. Thanks also to Lyndsey McNally, Marion Labhart, Cynthia Rodriguez, Melody Hundredmark and Robin McNally who represented the JC at last month’s Zone 3 ShAdCo Fair at Avenues Mall.
16 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate SEPTEMBER 2013