Stella has now completed uploading the remaining FOIA statements from our exhaustive 9 month back and forth with the Miami-Dade School Police Department. The Tree House has a Scribd account which can be located HERE.
All of the documents are now posted to open public review. However they are, in many cases, “redacted“.
Meaning when you are reading the transcribed text when you see the “- -” symbol in the body of the text, there is a portion omitted by the transcriber at the request of legal counsel for the Miami-Dade Public School System. Here is a summary of the latest FOIA release using the text from the initial follow up inquiry:
I have only, at this moment, had the opportunity to review 3 of them, and I have posted those three with embedded posts. However, if you go directly to THE ACCOUNT you can select for yourself those you would like to review.
We post these FOIA releases free of charge to any and all researchers who would undertake bringing forth sunlight. This despite the fact that many of them cost a considerable amount of money, often in the thousands of dollars.
We do this because we want to provide traditional journalists with every resource to write accurately about what they are covering. In addition any new media web-site, blogger, or social media network can also use the information to share with their audience.
We don’t believe in “exclusives”, because we do not believe the truth can be considered through the prism of ownership. The truth exists on its own with or without attachment to any movement, ideology or agenda. It simply is, what it is. Such is the same reference for all material at The Last Refuge – nothing is proprietary, and all research, articles, opinion, and framed information gathering is free for the taking. The only thing we ask is that you stay true in use to the concept of honest truth telling/sharing.
This latest effort has been a considerable undertaking and I would like to thank all of you who have donated time, effort and your own money into making this public records request possible. I would also like to thank those sites who have sent their viewers to links in our collective undertaking.
Sunlight is the best disinfectant on any level of corruption; And make no mistake in reviewing this information lightly – this is corruption, under the guise of ideology, of the highest order.
The Miami-Dade School Police Department failed Trayvon Martin and as a consequence George Zimmerman. One can only imagine what the outcome would have been, if the M-DSPD had followed the laws as they are written, instead of ignoring law and manipulating/falsifying reports. Indeed a strong argument could be made that Trayvon might be alive today. Instead he was bounced out of trouble like a kid chewing gum in class.
Everyone should learn from this; And we hope that George Zimmerman’s defense team will now benefit from the sunlight upon the issues which led to Trayvon being in Sanford with a propensity for violent confrontation.
Riding a bus to Orlando/Sanford with a baggie of wrapped marijuana between your butt cheeks does not speak to a 17-year-old who had learned a lesson from Krop High School having been caught with Marijuana and a Pot Pipe on campus. But it does not take a psychologist to understand why. Trayvon was never held accountable for the drugs he brought to school. Instead the School Resource Officer falsified a report to keep him out of the criminal justice system.
How did that work out?
There may be a valid discussion worth having about how to keep teens out of trouble, but hiding their behavior behind a goal of lowering statistics is not in the best interest of the community or the student.