We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

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We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:10 am

With all being said about our police and volunteer fire dept. it is time for our little town to be taken over by Riviera Beach. We know the cops are retired Riviera officers and wouldn't come back, or other losers who wouldn't make it. The fire dept would also be run by true professionals. The time has come.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:19 pm

[quote="Anonymous"]With all being said about our police and volunteer fire dept. it is time for our little town to be taken over by Riviera Beach. We know the cops are retired Riviera officers and wouldn't come back, or other losers who wouldn't make it. The fire dept would also be run by true professionals. The time has come.[/quote]
Do u think they would do 75 calls for say another 100K that would save the town 250K a year
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:39 pm

Just what the town would need even more corruption! I suggest you do some reading on Riviera before you rally votes for a take over!
Despite Decades of Corruption Allegations, Is the Riviera Beach Police Department Clean?
Tue., Mar. 15, 2011 @ 10:19 am
Lisa Rab
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The Palm Beach Lakes High School gym was packed. About 1,200 shouting fans crammed in to watch the game against rival Dwyer High. The air was dense with the smell of sweat and rubber as the basketball thwacked against the varnished floor.

Riviera Beach Vice Agent John Toombs sat in the stands. He had close-cropped dark hair and caramel-colored skin. With his baby-round cheeks, slight lisp, and slender frame, he could pass for one of the players instead of a 34-year-old cop trained to bust drug dealers.

That night, January 21, 2009, Toombs was off-duty, but his eyes were peeled for a man he suspected had been the gunman in a recent homicide.

Unbeknown to Toombs, his colleague Detective Shawn Vance was waiting just outside the gym door with a team of other officers. Vance was tall and imposing, with pale white skin and a brown goatee. He was just two years older than Toombs but much easier to spot in a mostly African-American crowd.

Toombs and Vance didn't think much of each other. Toombs considered Vance a paper pusher, the kind of cop who stayed in the office and "thought you could arrest people behind your computer," he would later testify.

Insiders say that tensions between officers in the Riviera Beach Police Department run unusually high. Rather than a brotherhood, it's a fiefdom in which officers have been accusing one another of corruption on and off for three decades.

Toombs described Vance and his two detective buddies, Joseph Passaro and Andrew Borrows, as "The Three Musketeers." They were a new, strait-laced breed of officers in Riviera. Borrows, 27, had a British accent and a political science degree. Passaro, 41, looked like a thin, dark-haired Italian gangster. You couldn't joke with the Musketeers, and they didn't believe in defending fellow cops if it meant violating the law.

"You had to play totally by the rules with these guys or they would use it against you," says retired Officer Rick Sessa.

Toombs, although young, subscribed to the old-school style of policing. He had plenty of street sources, and through them, he knew that the murder suspect was expected to come to the basketball game. He had told Vance about the tip. Still, Vance didn't trust him.

In Riviera Beach, some cops had long been rumored to be cozy with drug dealers — taking money for protection, tipping off fugitives about arrest warrants. During an arrest attempt the week before, Vance thought Toombs had warned the same suspect that the cops were looking for him. So this time, Vance didn't tell Toombs he was coming.

Around 7: 30 p.m., Toombs saw the suspect arrive at the gym wearing a red jacket. He grabbed his cell phone and called Vance.

"Vance, you still in the city?" he asked.

"No, is Walker at the game?" Vance said.

"Yeah, he's here."

"OK," Vance said. "I'm on my way. It's going to be awhile... Keep an eye on him, and call me immediately if he starts to leave. Don't let him get out."

"I got you covered, Vance," Toombs replied.

Minutes later, Toombs saw the suspect walk out of the gym. He texted Vance the bad news: "He hauled ass."

Vance feigned disappointment. "Damn," he texted back.

But in fact, he had just cuffed the suspect. In the squad car driving to the jail, Borrows and Passaro asked the suspect why he had left in the middle of the basketball game.

Borrows claimed that the suspect replied, "Toombs knew. He's the one who told me. He sent my friend to tell me that you were coming."

Vance was fed up. He was convinced Toombs had attempted to obstruct his homicide investigation and help a fugitive escape.

Vance complained to a supervisor. When that person declined to launch a criminal investigation, Vance called a prosecutor in the Palm Beach State Attorney's Office. Thus began a strange, dark, and absurd new chapter in the history of Riviera Beach.

Within months, the FBI would organize a raid and arrest three officers for three separate, unrelated crimes. Michael McAuliffe, the newly elected state attorney, would make headlines for busting a dirty agency. But as the months passed, not a single high-ranking officer was arrested. As the petty strife among Riviera's cops played out on an embarrassingly public stage, the whispers of doubt began. Would these arrests really clean up the department state investigators had been trying to crack for years? Or had McAuliffe gone fishing only to come up empty-handed?

Try policing these streets. Houses huddle close together. Wire fences line front yards, and AC units poke out of windows. Cinder-block apartments are painted a dingy yellow. Kids in saggy jeans saunter down the street in the middle of the afternoon, when they ought to be in school. The town's stretch of Old Dixie Highway boasts a sagging liquor store and the grim-looking Touch Down Market. Publix fled 20 years ago.

In 2009, the most recent year Florida Department of Law Enforcement statistics are available, Riviera Beach and its two closest neighbors, Lake Park and Magnonia Park, had the highest crime rates in Palm Beach County, topped only by the impoverished, sugar-farming town of Belle Glade. In Broward County, only the wide swath of areas covered by the Broward Sheriff's Office had a crime rate higher than Riviera's. Tucked between the glittering condos of West Palm Beach and the sprawling beige suburbia of Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach is the rare South Florida coastal city that begs comparisons to South Detroit.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:39 pm

Why doesn't the town make a clean sweep let PBSO and County take over!
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:06 pm

I gotta say, it must be bad if you want to be taken over by Riviera. Wow
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:54 am

[quote="Anonymous"]I gotta say, it must be bad if you want to be taken over by Riviera. Wow[/quote]

You aren't kidding! LOL!
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:28 pm

Anything would be better then the whining cops we have now. They hang out at the station or other select places, but fail to patrol. Are they afraid? I thought most were retired officers. Maybe that is why they do nothing. They just want to earn extra income for doing nothing.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:22 pm

Exactly!
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:56 pm

I thought they got rid of all the whining cops? Pretty sure that happened when they got rid of Russian!
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:37 pm

I guess not, you are still posting. Must be nice to go back to the station, sit back with your feet up on the desk and post on this site. Did you tuck your taxpayers in before you went back to the station to hide?
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:03 pm

Funny thing some of us are still employed as police officers and then some of you chose to screw yourselves out of a career by your own actions. Again enjoy that new day job Russian. Tell the Hamburglar we all say Hello. If you do a good job they may let you play the role of Ronald McDonald. Kudos to you in ruining your own career :)
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:08 am

Would it be cheaper to hire the RIV then pay the FD a 46% increase in the budget. They already cover 48 calls for 92K throw in another 92 and the could run all the false alarms from the Marriott.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:41 am

Well here it is The Proposed 2012 budget? ITS a whopper,http://cdn.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/TownofPalmBeachShores2010/events/8_13_12_Budget_Workshop_backup.pdf
Check out the part that shows the police lost/expired their accredidation in July and a 75K fire chief and a 15K administrator =100K fire chief position PLUS FRS WOW and additional 145k for personnel I think the RIV would take the whole kit and kabuddle for the 145 and the 96 we already pay them. Looks like TAXES will rise and for what 75 calls. PS whose Alan fuhrman Marks brother Haha
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:50 pm

Great...the PD lost or let the accreditaion expire. Anybody know how much they paid in overtime and what it cost for consultants (Jeff Tyson). Another case of blowing money. And then you have the great CIA hero playing Police Commissioner, and where is he hiding now. Hey, Fiers! You told us Coptalk and pbso talk where making all kinds of untrue statements. That it was fed by disgruntled employees. You told us you were going to investigate the charges being made against the PD and get back to us. We're waiting. Did you think we would forget. What this town needs is a large enema to clean out the commissioners and anyone else making decisions for this town. And don't think we have forgotten about you Mayor Workman! You are ultimately responsible for allowing these morons to turn the Best Little Town in Florida into a pathetic joke. Way to go. This will look great on your resume.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:00 am

Wow gotta love a 3,000 dollar sundary budget I guess the FD will need sunscreen to lay by the pool
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:26 pm

LOSERS, you all are losers in this town.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:02 pm

[quote="Anonymous"]Great...the PD lost or let the accreditaion expire. Anybody know how much they paid in overtime and what it cost for consultants (Jeff Tyson). Another case of blowing money. And then you have the great CIA hero playing Police Commissioner, and where is he hiding now. Hey, Fiers! You told us Coptalk and pbso talk where making all kinds of untrue statements. That it was fed by disgruntled employees. You told us you were going to investigate the charges being made against the PD and get back to us. We're waiting. Did you think we would forget. What this town needs is a large enema to clean out the commissioners and anyone else making decisions for this town. And don't think we have forgotten about you Mayor Workman! You are ultimately responsible for allowing these morons to turn the Best Little Town in Florida into a pathetic joke. Way to go. This will look great on your resume.[/quote]
Maybe a recall vote would work just as well. That would also look nice on Mr. Workman's resume.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:25 am

The PD withdrew from the accredidation process. Is it any big suprise that they did so because they knew with all the departmental shenanigans they weren't going to be granted accredidation.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:50 pm

Its the September and PBS FINALLY got a hurricane plan posted on the website Haha
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:53 am

Hey Simmons......we all know you are lacking a pair, and Hoeffer does your thinking for you, but we have a question. With the latest goings on, would you leave your partner Hoeffer alone in a room with your young daughters for any length of time? Shouldn't be a hard question for you to answer. Some of his own relatives won't.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:12 am

Yeah, but Hoeffer is a better cop then you could ever be. You wouldn't make a pimple on his ass.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:26 pm

[quote="Anonymous"]Hey Simmons......we all know you are lacking a pair, and Hoeffer does your thinking for you, but we have a question. With the latest goings on, would you leave your partner Hoeffer alone in a room with your young daughters for any length of time? Shouldn't be a hard question for you to answer. Some of his own relatives won't.[/quote] So.... What is the latest going on? Curious minds can only guess. In police work we call it a clue.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:51 pm

By the way Simmons you know your boy Hoeffer's a suspect in the homicide of his first wife right? Check Delray Beach, this predator is like that Drew peterson guy but probably as much as I hate to admit it, smarter than Drew. Cause Charlie's still out here on the loose. Pretty scary![quote="Anonymous"][quote="Anonymous"]Hey Simmons......we all know you are lacking a pair, and Hoeffer does your thinking for you, but we have a question. With the latest goings on, would you leave your partner Hoeffer alone in a room with your young daughters for any length of time? Shouldn't be a hard question for you to answer. Some of his own relatives won't.[/quote] So.... What is the latest going on? Curious minds can only guess. In police work we call it a clue.[/quote]
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:07 pm

Yeah Darryl Russian and Drew Peterson had alot in common to they both beat their wives up! That restraining order is still in effect against you isn't it Russian? How's the job search going buddy? Didn't I see you working security at Pay Less Shoes or was that Walmart?
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:10 am

By the way Simmons you know your boy Hoeffer's a suspect in the homicide of his first wife right?


Hey stupid, this is very old news, like 20 years old. That investigation is done many moons ago. She committed suicide dumb ass. Don't try and bring up lies.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:29 pm

[quote="Anonymous"]By the way Simmons you know your boy Hoeffer's a suspect in the homicide of his first wife right?


Hey stupid, this is very old news, like 20 years old. That investigation is done many moons ago. She committed suicide dumb ass. Don't try and bring up lies.[/quote]Yes that is old news and no new news is Charlie continues to be a sexual predator. His prey just continues to get a little younger. PBS is inevitablly setting themselves up for a healthy lawsuit.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:51 pm

Seriously?? This stuff is eons old done over and closed out. It was over 20 yrs ago get some new material or better yet realize nobody cares about your mindless rants about crap that happened years ago and go back to your job selling cars. We've all already heard your outdated rants now move along.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:22 pm

[quote="Anonymous"]Seriously?? This stuff is eons old done over and closed out. It was over 20 yrs ago get some new material or better yet realize nobody cares about your mindless rants about crap that happened years ago and go back to your job selling cars. We've all already heard your outdated rants now move along.[/quote]Give Charlie a break on the death of his wife. Long time past.Still don't wonder if his pedophilia is a result of of post tramatic. Could hold up in court. Thinkin of you "Charlie".
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:51 pm

Damn, this one guy just posts ridiculous stuff over and over. He is really a loser, big time. Look, you will never be anything beyond what you have achieved thus far. Don't worry about good cops, don't worry about volunteer fire chiefs. You will never be either.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:01 pm

Except for a couple of whinners trying to make themselves sound like the greatest cops in the county, what happened to the PD administrators? Kelley must be cracking the books on how to do a background check? C'mon Kelley, law of averages says you're ndue to get one right. Tyson must have some free time, so maybe he can coach you. Anybody seen or talked to Langevin? He rides atound the streets and refuses to make eye contact with anyone. Hey it's not like you shot one of us in the back. We think enough time has passed that maybe you should try talking to the citizens. Anybody seen the chief either? If we see sandbags start piling up around the PD, we'll know you guys have gone over the edge. Oh, almost forgot the latest. The Fire Chief, ex fire chief or interim fire chief, now has his eyes on Langevin. Apparently they don't like each other. Bad news Langevin, as DeRoach has the ear of Her Highness, Cindy Linsboob. Just think, people in other towns have to pay for TV. We have our own live soap right here. Stay tuned folks. By the way, Has anyone seen Waldo, I mean our esteemed wonder boy Workman. Cmon man you're the mayor. Ask Tropepe if you can start acting like one again.
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:13 am

[quote="Anonymous"]Damn, this one guy just posts ridiculous stuff over and over. He is really a loser, big time. Look, you will never be anything beyond what you have achieved thus far. Don't worry about good cops, don't worry about volunteer fire chiefs. You will never be either.[/quote]
Great point Bring in Riviera and lets be done with the whole mess
B. Frank
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:52 pm

Hey B. Frank you are a real wiener!
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:33 am

Has PBS every researched or ask the town residents if and how much Riviera Beach would ask to take over Fire and Police? Would it cut overhead in Town Hall? Say a PT Town Manager and possibly PT clerks?
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:38 pm

That is to funny apparently you've done no research or bothered to read the articles on Riviera or you would realize that them taking over would be adding to the problems not making it better! Besides the fact in this town if a black person walks down the street the high flatutin citizens are ringing the pd phones off the hook with I see black people they are suspicious! Lmao yeah right the citizens are going to allow a police department that is mostly black handle their emergencies calls Keep Dreaming!
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:03 am

Is the PD or FD accredited?
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Anonymous

We need to let Riviera Beach take us over

Postby Anonymous » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:37 pm

The PD is no longer accredited.
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