One of our readers pointed out an error in a recent story that involved Bob Dean’s service on the board of the Key West Housing Authority. The story should have reported that Dean receives no pay or benefits from the Housing Authority. All the members of that board are volunteers.
by Naja Girard… UNANIMOUS! REQUEST FOR DOJ TO STEP IN ON EIMERS CASE / BOARD WILL PROBE DEEPER INTO TASING OF MATTHEW SHAUN MURPHY “Garbage in. Garbage out.” That’s how Tom Milone, Vice-Chairman of the Citizen Review Board [CRB], described the concept of the Board relying on investigative reports furnished by KWPD, FDLE, and SAO [State Attorney’s Office] when it [more…]
“This allows the prosecutor to say I didn’t take the decision. The Grand Jury did it. The people did it. But of course, how vigorously the prosecutor presents the case is everything. It’s just the prosecutor presenting a case to these Grand Jurors. If the DA doesn’t want an indictment or has questions it could [more…]
This is an extended version of the video published last December of Charles Eimers’ arrest on South Beach on Thanksgiving Day 2013. There are an additional 26 seconds at the end of this video. We had initially received the bystander video in two parts. The two files were sent to us under the same file [more…]
Last week in Orlando, three Key West High School students from the Conch 5 Studios National Team placed first in the nation in the Team Live Reporting category at the Student Television Network Convention. Morgan Denhart, Austin Svedjan, and Riley Schill collaborated on the winning effort. All three are students in Ed Smith’s television production class. [more…]
A HOAX Turns out the mysterious “For Sale” sign that appeared last week on the beach of Wisteria Island was a hoax. The Blue Paper spoke with Bob Cardenas, General Manager of Sunset Key Development Corporation. “We had thrown a pile of old signs away in a dumpster. When we heard about the sign [more…]
3pm, Saturday, August 24, 2013 La Brisa Club House (1901 S. Roosevelt) Key Westers – and tourists — have been playing pickleball on the island for about 5 years. (More background in: this article.) They’ve had a great time, had good work-outs and met lots of nice people on the “borrowed” tennis courts at [more…]
Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Tony Yaniz are co-sponsoring a resolution to strongly urge the Florida Legislature to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law. The Stand Your Ground law was enacted by the Florida Legislature in 2005 and has been used as a basis for a defense of justifiable homicide in a number of [more…]