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CRESPOGRAM REPORT

FEBRUARY 13, 2013

PLACIDO DIAZ UPDATE

SINCE I POSTED MY STORY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, I’VE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH FOLKS BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND IT’S BEEN SUGGESTED TO ME THAT MAYBE I WAS MAKING TOO BIG A DEAL OF THE PLACIDO DIAZ ISSUE.


I DO NOT AGREE.  IN FACT, I DON’T A BIG ENOUGH DEAL HAS BEEN MADE ABOUT THIS, STARTING WITH THE FACT THAT THE MIAMI HERALD HAS YET TO WRITE A SINGLE WORD ABOUT THIS INCIDENT.  WHERE’S LOIS LANE WHEN WE NEED HER????


IN MANY WAYS, MY STORIES HAVE HAD LESS TO DO WITH PLACIDO DIAZ, AND A LOT MORE TO DO WITH THE WAY IN WHICH THE MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLED THIS INCIDENT.


FIRST, LET’S PUT THIS IN SOME PERSPECTIVE.  YESTERDAY AFTERNOON THE CABLE CHANNELS DEVOTED HOURS OF LIVE TELEVISION TO THE EX-LOS ANGELES COP AND THE SHOOTOUT IN THE MOUNTAINS OUTSIDE OF LOS ANGELES.


LAST NIGHT, AMONG THE BIGGEST APPLAUSE LINES AT THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS WAS WHEN THE PRESIDENT CALLED FOR A VOTE ON HIS GUN LEGISLATION.


THERE IS A LOT OF FEAR AND ANGST ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND ANYTIME THAT SOMEONE PULLS A GUN OUT IN A PUBLIC PLACE, THAT SHOULD GIVE EVERYONE CAUSE FOR ALARM.


PLACIDO DIAZ WAS NOT JUST SOME ANONYMOUS GUY WHO MIGHT HAVE HAD TO MUCH TO DRINK, OR MAYBE WAS UPSET ABOUT A POSSIBLE DIVORCE, AND PULLED OUT A GUN THREATENING TO KILL HIMSELF.


HE WAS THOSE THINGS, BUT HE WAS A LOT MORE.  HE WAS A RESERVE CITY OF MIAMI POLICE OFFICER.  THE GUN HE PULLED OUT WAS PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYERS.  THE RESTAURANT HE DID THIS AT WAS AT BAYSIDE, ONE OF THE CITY’S PREMIERE TOURIST DESTINATIONS. HE WORKS AS THE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT FOR THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION.  HE IS CONSIDERED TO BE PROTECTED UNDER THE “FAMILY AND FRIENDS PLAN,” THAT ASSURES THOSE CLOSE TO TOMAS REGALADO THAT THEY CAN DO NOTHING WRONG.


THE CLAIM THAT THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND HIS SENIOR STAFF KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THIS, AND COULDN’T EVEN FIND THE INCIDENT REPORT AT FIRST BECAUSE I HAD GIVEN THEM THE WRONG DATE, IS WORSE THEN LAUGHABLE. 


THEY KNEW WHAT HAPPENED, AND THEY KNEW IT IMMEDIATELY, TO NOT HAVE KNOWN IT IMMEDIATELY WOULD MAKE THEM ALL OUT TO BE DUMBER THAN DIRT, AND WHILE THEY MIGHT BE ASS-KISSERS, THEY’RE NOT THAT DUMB.


THE FACT THAT THEY GAVE PLACIDO DIAZ HIS GUN BACK THE NEXT DAY IS ALSO SOMETHING THAT RAISES ALARM BELLS. HOW MANY “AVERAGE” CITIZENS IN THE SAME SITUATION DO YOU THINK COULD HAVE WALTZED INTO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT UNDER THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES AND GOTTEN THEIR GUN BACK THE NEXT DAY?


THE FACT THAT NONE OF THE POLICE ENTRUSTED WITH PROVIDING PROTECTION AT CITY HALL KNEW ABOUT ANY OF THIS UNTIL I TOLD THEM, AND THEN SUPPOSEDLY, WERE STILL LIED TO AFTER THE STORY WAS VERIFIED IS ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING, AND SPEAKS TO THE GROSS UNPROFESSIONALISM THAT HAS OCCURRED UNDER CHIEF MANNY OROSA.


THE FACT THAT THE CHIEF OF POLICE ONLY ORDERED AN IA INVESTIGATION WEEKS AFTER THIS INCIDENT, AND WEEKS AFTER I HAD DEMANDED THE DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THIS INCIDENT, AND EVEN THEN AFTER I CONTINUED DEMANDING A COPY OF THE 911 TAPE, DOESN’T SPEAK WELL OF THE INTENTIONS OF THIS INVESTIGATION,  A REAL INVESTIGATION WOULDA/SHOULDA BEEN OPENED WITHIN DAYS, NOT WEEKS AFTER SUCH AN INCIDENT.


THE FACT THAT PLACIDO DIAZ IS STILL A RESERVE POLICE OFFICER, AND STILL WALKING AROUND WITH A GLOCK, MODEL 23, WITH A 13 ROUND CLIP, AND POSSIBLY CARRYING IT INTO CITY HALL EVERY DAY SHOULD BE A CONCERN TO BOTH THE POLTICIANS AND THE PEOPLE WHO GO TO CITY HALL FOR ANY REASON.


NOW, I WOULD HOPE THAT WHATEVER SET DIAZ OFF THAT NIGHT HAS BEEN DEALT WITH, AND THAT HE’S GOTTEN SOME CONTROL OVER HIS EMOTIONS , WHICH HAS CLEARLY BEEN UNRAVELING EVEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS WHEN HE STARTED POSTING THOSE CRAZY MESSAGES ON LEO AFFIARS THREATENING TO SUE THE ANONYMOUS POSTERS WHO WERE MAKING FUN OF HIM, BUT EVEN I REALIZED THEN THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG BECAUSE I POSTED A STORY ASKING DIAZ IF HE “HAD LOST HIS FUCKING MIND!”


SO NO, I DON’T THINK THAT I’VE MADE TOO MUCH OF PLACIDO DIAZ AND HIS PULLING OUT A GUN AT LOS RANCHOS.


I THINK THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS MADE TO LITTLE OF THE EVENT, AND IN USUAL FASHION NOT ONLY LOOKED FOR WAYS TO COVER THIS INCIDENT UP, BUT WORSE, NOT TO DEAL WITH THE REALITY THAT ONE OF THEIR OWN PULLED A GUN OUT IN A PUBLIC PLACE THEREBY PUTTING IN DANGER THE EMPLOYEES AND PATRONS AT THAT RESTAURANT!


YOU CAN BET THAT IF I HAD DONE THAT, THE STORY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE NEXT MORNING’S MIAMI HERALD, ABOVE THE FOLD ON THE FRONT PAGE, AND EVERY TV STATION WOULD HAVE BEEN CAMPED OUTSIDE EITHER MY HOUSE OR THE HOSPITAL WHERE I HAD BEEN LOCKED UP UNDER THE BAKER ACT!


THIS WAS A VERY SERIOUS INCIDENT, AND HOW IT’S BEEN TREATED SHOULD GIVE EVERY TAXPAYER IN THE CITY OF MIAMI REAL REASON TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THE MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO BE MANAGED!

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