The following is a brief recap Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott has provided local news media today:
From: Lee County Government
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:49 PM
To: Public Information Office
This is what went to media from us, FYI:
“Lee County has not received a special event permit application from the organizers nor has the department been approached by the organizers about the event. As per Lee County ordinance, the special event permit process involves a number of departments and agencies, one of which is the Sheriff’s Office. It’s not out of the ordinary for the Sheriff to identify security concerns. Lee County Parks & Recreation will work in unison with the Sheriff’s Office to ensure we provide a safe environment at special events in our community.”
Dave Harner, Director, Lee County Parks & Recreation
Momentarily, I will complete my final interview on this matter with 92.5 Radio. Any additional comments from me will come at such time as FGCU shares their plans with me regarding the event. In the meantime, I humbly offer these three (3) suggestions for questions you truth seekers should ask:
1. Ask Chief Baker what his experiences have been with the downtown Ft. Myers area on Hip-Hop nights.
2. Ask President Muwakkil why he demands removal of a portrait from a county building but ok’s spewing the N-word in a county park.
3. Ask President Bradshaw why he wanted to control the Christmas message at FGCU (refer to article below) but refuses to control the message of repulsive repetition of the N-word, degradation of females, frequent referrals to violence and drugs.
In a memo to faculty and staff, FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw mandated that all public areas on campus remain undecorated throughout the holidays. Students, staff and faculty are free to display seasonal items expressing their personal beliefs in their own private living and work areas, he added.
“The fact of the matter is that everyone is welcome to express their beliefs,” Bradshaw said. “We’re not banning those expressions, but we’re a public institution doing a public business and we have to be sensitive to that.” -Naples Daily News article 2008
P.S. It is often said that specific talent draws a specific audience. Have a great weekend.