Monthly Archives: July 2014

Session with COH

Both the PBA and City proposals are on the BCPBA website. Yesterday was round one or just a weigh in so PLEASE do not be discouraged! Now the other process begins.

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Arthur

I spoke to Cheryl last evening regarding an update on Arthur Monteverde. He has been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma. He is currently at home and will begin chemotherapy shortly. Both Art and Cheryl are in good spirits. Please keep them in your prayers.

Monday night at the PBA meeting, Miriam Fernandez, Mother of Officer Alex Del Rio #2513, will be presenting this year’s scholarship award to the daughter of a BSO Deputy and PBA member. For those attending please be prompt to support this presentation.

“Papo” who was always on time will be watching.

King George or George Patton?

First of all thanks to TMOFS, a Detective who called the PBA regarding the Class “B” mandate for suckers stuck working the Fourth of July. Members stuck working the 4th have been wearing shorts and a POLO shirt since Ralph Lauren was in second grade. Bad enough you have to stand a post in the heat and greet the Hialeah residents as they come on to the beach, but now King George mandates the only POLO shirt which can be worn is the Marine Unit issued POLO. Well that excludes 90% of the members working that day. The best part is he issued this DA decision on the second of July. Good Luck as it takes several months to get a uniform request filled. A member pointed out on this holiday while the rest of the country was home celebrating. The 4th of July is where the American Colonists declared their independence from Great Britain and their tyrannical ruler, King George. Finally the local King… the boy king allowed for other POLO shirts to be worn after the PBA spent two days on the phone and e mail with HR to attempt to rectify this insanity. Remember the previous 10-19 times when you had some spare time to fill out the Uniform requests forms?

Led by a brass band, George Patton had marched into and liberated Palermo, donned in his class “A” uniform. On the 4th our little General strolled down the boardwalk waving at fans attending the celebration, as any true politician would do. In all honesty the people he was waving to, he most likely knew as they too live in Dade County.

Attached is a copy of the postcards CSR/KD sent out to mislead the public and coerce them to vote against the members in the referendum. Please take a minute and show the propaganda to the new Officers at HPD to show them what the City is capable of.

You can see the postcard here – http://bcpba.org/pdf/PDF-Special-Referendum-Election.pdf

The letter to the editor about the misuse of “crime mapping” was published on 7/9/14 in the Sun-Sentinel –
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-07-09/news/fl-letter-jeff-marano-20140709_1_crime-map-hollywood-crime-mapping-system

Also, I wanted to show you that we have been active in supporting candidates who are pro-law enforcement, and active in the defeat of candidates who are not – http://www.browardbeat.com/cops-union-takes-aim-at-commission-candidate/

Additionally, I made the public aware that officers who I believe were on duty, were appearing as campaign supporters for the election of Gov. Scott, this generated a lot of publicity. See bottom of page for links.

Membership Meeting(s)

Please be advised that there will be two (2) general membership meetings on the following dates and times:
1) Thursday, July 17, 2014 at IIAM
2) Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6PM

The meetings will be held at the Broward PBA Hall (located behind the PBA office) 2650 West State Road 84.

AGENDA:
• Upcoming negotiations
• Profile of a professional law enforcement executive
• August 26 primary election

Reminder the first session for collective bargaining with the City of Hollywood is 7/28/14 at City Hall, room 215.

Reminder the evidentiary hearing for Goober is on 7/30/14 at 215 PM central courthouse. 

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/07/on-duty-cops-at-scott-campaign-event-draws-complaint.html

http://www.local10.com/news/more-about-broward-police-benevolent-associations-political-stand/26882264

http://www.local10.com/news/former-bso-deputy-files-complaint-over-gov-rick-scotts-use-of-police-at-tampa-event/26881038

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/scott-draws-complaint-over-on-duty-officers-at-campaign-event/2187956

Membership Meeting(s)

Please be advised that there will be two (2) general membership meetings on the following dates and times:

1) Thursday, July 17, 2014 at IIAM
2) Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6PM

The meetings will be held at the Broward PBA Hall (located behind the PBA office) 2650 West State Road 84.

AGENDA:
• Upcoming negotiations
• Profile of a professional law enforcement executive
• August 26 primary election

All hands on deck

I need your help. Tomorrow, Tuesday, 7/8/14 at 1630 we will be walking with Joe Gibbons in Hollywood Hills. Please meet at my house and we will go out from there.

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