My name is James **** also known as Brother James ****. I am the president of the Fort Myers Coalition for Injustice, Inc. We are part of the Lee County NAACP Unit 5110, Inc. Our office is located at 2275 Highland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33916-4623. Our phone number is (((redacted))). As a resident of the Lee County District, I am writing this report to complain against the Lee County Government, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Sheriffs Dept. under Sheriff Michael Joseph Scotts supervision for failure to uphold the Law and for not serving all the people in our County equally.
The Lee County Government has allowed Sheriff Mike Scott, as he is also known, to earn the fear and disrespect of all those who are trampled under his feet when he allows criminal acts to be committed against law-abiding citizens throughout the Lee County District. We know that our days are numbered and that if we don't speak now when we can, we won't be able to do so after we are silenced. [continued below]....
On behalf of the residents of Lee County, Florida, let me share a little history. For years the Lee County Government has been known for its bigotry and racism against Blacks, Creoles, Hispanics, Latinos, Orientals, and Middle Eastern people. If you examine the entire structure of all the Lee County Governments offices and who are the people that hold those offices, you will clearly see that the White establishment holds those offices. Minorities are held back from occupying key positions of authority in Lee County Government.
If minorities are hired at all, they are only given a position where they are in a subservient position to the White establishment. They are treated like slaves of a taskmaster that will literally work them to death. These employees are then forced to take on all the hard chores that their bosses themselves will not approach with a thirty-foot pole. Instead of hiring minorities for all the positions that they qualify for, they only limit them to those subservient positions, ruling out any possibility of them having key positions of significance and authority in Lee County. This is how the Lee County Government discriminates against minorities.
The Lee County Government has an agency called the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that is a sham, and a shame to our District. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C.) presents itself as an entity that explores employee grievances against their employers. They are supposed to protect employees in the Lee County District from abuses, harassment, and unfair business practices committed by employers within the area.
However, if they decide to take up an employees complaint, and investigate the claims, the results of the investigations are almost always favorable to the employer who is a member of the E.E.O.C. Since the E.E.O.C. is an agency that is run by the White establishment, there is no way that they will help employees who are fighting against the abuses of those employers who are a part of the White establishment.
Money bribes make sure that the E.E.O.C. favors the employers. E.E.O.C. employees will see that they discourage the employee who has complained against their abusive taskmasters at every possible turn. They will refer the employee to a list of out of town lawyers, and since they know that the employee is limited financially, and cant pursue a lawsuit without the much-needed funds, they know the employee will eventually give up on the pursuit of their rights. This is what goes on in this agency that is supposed to help employees against employer abuses.
The Lee County Government is also responsible for the Sheriffs office. Sheriff Michael Joseph Scott was elected by voters to supervise this position. Under Sheriff Mike Scott, the Sheriffs Dept. has for several years now been involved in the racial profiling and harassment of African Americans that live in the Lee County area. They have profiled Black people as well as Creoles, Hispanics, Latinos, Middle Easterners, and Orientals. They have also profiled the elderly with the intent of taking their licenses away from them. They have pulled us over, and preyed on us because of our age, skin color, ethnicity, political affiliation, racial profiling, or if we have a Vote for Obama sticker on our vehicles.
Since the horrifying events of 9/11, none of us have been safe from this rude intrusion into our life. In several instances some of our minority brothers have been shot to death when pulled over, or physically manhandled by hot-tempered, trigger-finger ready deputies. Some of these deputies have physically manhandled us with the express intent to provoke a negative reaction in us so that they can state that we resisted arrest and they can justify shooting us, or terminating our lives.
Some of these deputies raise their voices at us, they use profane language, they sometimes smell like they have been drinking alcohol or smoking pot. We have also been made aware that some of the Sheriffs deputies have raped several women in Lee County after pulling them over. They also take money bribes from drug lords, have sex with prostitutes, and they discredit their department by the use of excessive force when responding to incidences.
Some of the ladies they have raped have been so afraid of coming forward, that they have hidden these facts for fear of being killed. Then the deputies along with their Sheriff cover up for each other or wrongly accuse the victims of improper behavior, stacking up false charges and altering Sheriff's files on said victims in order to prove themselves innocent and the actual victim guilty of whatever accusations or charges they file. This criminal fraudulent activity has to stop.
There have been several incidences where our people have called the Sheriffs Department to intervene in certain situations that have risen in sections of Lee County, and they have failed to send out deputies to check out the reports in time to avoid a tragedy. If they know that it is a neighborhood with a high population of African Americans, Creoles, Hispanics, Latinos, Middle Easterners or Orientals, they take an exorbitant amount of time to respond.
However, if the incident takes place in an area of town populated by a high rate of white people they respond immediately. If they decide to show up at the scene of the incident, they do so after a tragedy has taken place, and only when a great number of people have dialed their number to report the tragedy. They take their time so that a tragedy has happened by the time they show up to respond to the emergency call and make it seem like they are handling the matter. This also has to stop. Their hypocrisy is absolutely unbearable.
We need a New Sheriff in the Sheriff's Department who can train his deputies to be responsible, and respond correctly and quickly to any situation wherever it may be happening. We dont need a Sheriff like Mike Scott who happens to be allied with: the Grand Lodge of Florida, a haven for Ku Klux Klan bigots and racists, The American Front for Skinhead Gangs, the Aryan Brotherhood, and who accepts campaign donations from Drug Lords of the Colombian Cartel to allow them to run their drug business in Lee County.
What do they do with all the pot, dope, heroin, cocaine, and other drugs that are confiscated when they make arrests? They either use it or put it back on the street for their share of the cut. All of Lee Countys citizens need to know that we are all protected from people who think they can prey on us. We dont need to live in fear. The Sheriffs Department under Michael Joseph Scott intentionally makes us feel fear when their deputies turn on their lights and pull us over, or when they fail to quickly respond to a 911 emergency call. That should never be the case. Sheriffs and their deputies are supposed to be enforcers of the law, not goons or thugs that hurt those who call upon them for help.
I want to make it clear that not all the deputies working for the Lee County Sheriffs Department behave in this manner. There certainly are several good officers that are Law abiding, who honor the badge they wear and the Department they represent. However, a great majority of them seem to favor racial profiling, and it has now become the norm in our City of Fort Myers and Lee County. We are very concerned about it. It is rare for us to see a Sheriffs deputy pulling over a white man even when they have seen them speeding in excess of the set speed limit sign on the road.
Some of these rogue deputies turn on their lights to run red lights so they dont have to wait like the rest of us for a traffic light to change. As soon as they cross the red traffic light, they then turn their flashing lights off. We have followed some of these deputies straight to the Sheriffs Department Parking lot, and seen them talking and jesting like nothing is wrong. We have filed complaints, and no one has taken actions against said deputies.
If we the minorities that are citizens and residents of Lee County need to keep the laws, then the deputies need to set the example that we are to follow. They need to keep the Law too. Whenever law enforcement break the law, this opens up the way for Anarchy, and the price that is paid is a loss of respect towards their office, the government and its laws.
Therefore, the Sheriff and his deputies must be held accountable to the same laws that they are hired to enforce. If they will not keep the law, then they cant enforce the law on us, and should be removed from their position. There is still the matter of the woman found dead in her car outside of the elderly home of her father which we asked the Sheriff to investigate, which he promised to investigate and has done no such thing as of today. When money is involved everyone keeps their mouth shut, and turns their eyes the other way.
When Election Day arrives on November 6, 2012, please be sure to remember this report and vote someone else into the Sheriffs Department Office that is not allied to the American Front Skinhead Gangs, The Aryan Brotherhood, The Colombian Drug Cartel Lords, The Grand Lodge of Florida, The Ku Klux Klan, or any of the other bigots and racists that seem to want to keep Lee County under the oppression of white men and women. It is time that we vote into office people from all the minority groups and ethnic backgrounds to show off a rainbow of colors in support of equality for everyone.
You must never forget that our Great Nation of America is supposed to be a Government by the People, for the People, and of the People. Our Founding Fathers didnt establish our Government to be run by oppressors, taskmasters, and tyrants. Your vote can make a significant difference in bringing about a real change for the better. Vote these corrupt officials who discriminate against us and are unfair towards us out of office on November 6, and replace them with a group of honorable men and women who will treat everyone equally and fairly.
If we have people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, color, race, and political ideologies in office, that diversity may bring about a positive change and establish a better sense of racial harmony in the hearts of the people of Lee County, and produce a balance of equal power for everyone without a monopoly of power going to just one group of people in our district. However, if we allow the Status Quo to remain the same by allowing only white men and women to monopolize the key seats of power in our Government,
then we who are part of the minority will continue to suffer discrimination and abuses at their hand. We will be unable to get jobs for which we qualify for on account of their wanting to hire white people for the higher positions within the Lee County Government; we will continue to see racial profiling against our people; and we will continue to see the murder rate escalate on the streets by these corrupt individuals who abuse the laws they are hired to enforce. Again, we need to truly change this corrupt discriminating government system and establish something new and different. We can no longer afford to allow things to remain the same. Thank you.CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.