E-mail From Reader | Our Opinion: Lisa Sprague As Leon County Sheriff | Honesty Makes Lisa The Best Candidate
Voters should know now that Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell having more than 51 years in law enforcement is long enough! We need a challenger with new ideas, more energy and strong community support to take the reins like that of Lisa Sprague. She’s younger and much prettier unlike old, washed up and just collecting pay-checks while well past retirement age.
The Time is now on November 6th! Lisa Sprague is the best choice to be elected Sheriff on Nov. 6th.
The public knows very well that we don’t want Campbell in office! In the August Primary, many of us voted Tommy Mills in which he almost beat Sheriff Larry Campbell with much less experience of mainly running a jail over the years before retirement. The 5 Terms Of Larry Campbell have been long enough!
Sheriff Campbell has had decades of crime fighting experience in which much of it is antiquated for being in office so long. Sheriff Larry Campbell should not have been allowed to keep a grip on power for so long as there has not been any proper oversight of checks and balances to his actions while running wild over the years with bad arrests made in the Sheriff’s office, lack of investigations, lack of arrests, bad spending with corruption, cover-ups and pay-offs.
Campbell is promoting the same as he’s done for years — maintaining safe neighborhoods while Leon County raises towards the #1 Position of most dangerous city in America with Tallahassee being #8 currently. Anyone can draw on a statewide network of law-enforcement connections once they take his position of the budget and resources.
Sheriff Larry Campbell does not state the facts as an Honest Sheriff that Leon County Desperately needs. The letter that he received from Dennis Jones was most likely staged after drinking some beers together among the “Good ol’ boy, Scratch my back and Cover my ass club” in session.
The Sheriff’s Office is in need of fresh leadership, someone who will introduce modern, technology-based crime-fighting tools, incorporating the use of consultants to review jail operations and budget procedures and develop spirit of communication, collaboration and transparency.
Sprague will put in place major changes of a corrupt and dysfunctional Sheriff’s Office after Nov. 6 to reverse the increase in the crime rate, how she would make jail operations more effective and how she plans to work more effectively with other law-enforcement agencies on combining crime-fighting resources that differ very much from what Mr. Campbell already is doing.
After reading the Tallahassee Democrat on-line today, it didn’t come to be any surprise that Sheriff Larry Campbell was endorsed by the newspaper. There is much power, money and status quo at stake in this election. If Campbell doesn’t get re-elected he loses well over $600,000 in the next four years! This is while citizens are getting robbed by Campbell and his cronies. Campbell already retired and now gets paid two checks of over $230,000 or so per year. The Tallahassee Democrat has often failed at being a media company of real investigative and unbiased journalism.
The paper is mainly paid-off by politicians and the police union with advertising and good ol’ buddy dealing. You can look and see that the Democrat basically endorses and rubber-stamps all the existing incumbents as a group of wimps that don’t stand up for what’s right with money involved and being paid off as a newspaper and media company. The problem with the police union is that officers pay their dues to them in which they often wind up covering for dirty cops. Please Click Here For Example Of Florida Police Union Covering Up Dirty Cop (Fired five times, arrested three times and 40 Internal Affairs Investigations while still being a cop while currently fired with the police union fighting to get his job back as a disgrace to honest law enforcement)
We personally like how the Tallahassee O has exposed this Government Corruption going on within the Sheriff’s Office along with the other individuals in local government. It has been a great outlet with the letters written by deputies working that have exposed what the Sheriff’s office is really like. You can notice how the local news doesn’t really have the balls to cover the local corruption unlike ThinkProgress and other national media outlets talking about Sheriff Campbell. Unfortunately, The Tallahassee Democrat has not covered much of the facts at all while being bought.
There was a story about the Sheriff giving back a campaign donation to the local internet cafe which was more of a joke than any real investigative journalism. The story should have been about Campbell winning over $11,000 last year by gambling as claimed on his tax returns last year. Was he taking a Sheriff Office Vacation to Vegas at the time? It wouldn’t be a surprise as we are the 8th most dangerous city in America with a lazy, corrupt and dirty Sheriff. The award-winning story about the Sheriff’s Office recently was on WCTV in which Andy Alcock talked about the Sheriff’s Office spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on overseas training and vacations for Sheriff Campbell’s buddies. Of course, the deputies releasing these letters and stories while still working at the local Sheriff’s office would never put their names on the stories as whistle-blowers while having families to raise. They also talk of the intimidating and retaliatory tactics of Campbell and his cronies.
We think it’s time for anyone else as Sheriff as they won’t be receiving DROP (Two paychecks) along with all the pay-raises to Campbell over the years while the Sheriff’s Office has a fresh start. The last 50 years have gotten very stale with Campbell in office. Most people have a desire to retire well before 70 years old and Campbell will be 74 after this new term if he gets elected. We guess when you have all those skeletons in the closet, it’s good to pay off the local paper and keep a personal guard on that door.