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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

LA TIMES: Roger Dean Kiser, now 67, of Brunswick, Ga., told The Times in October that  he was sent to Dozier at age 12 in 1959 and stayed for two years. He wrote a  book about the school,  “The White House Boys,’’ named for a house on  school grounds where he said boys were beaten. Kiser said he was twice beaten bloody with a leather whip reinforced by a  slab of sheet metal. Other boys were beaten so badly that their underwear was  pounded into their bare skin. Many were sodomized or forced to perform oral sex  on staff members, he said. Boys were beaten for such infractions as spitting, cursing or talking back.  Staff members placed bets on who could draw blood first. The bodies of some boys were burned in the school incinerator, Kiser said. He  said another boy, Johnny Gaddy, told him he had seen a severed human hand in the  “hog bath’’ where leftover food was dumped to feed pigs. Boys were rented out to  work without pay for neighboring farmers and timber companies. “They’re going to find a lot of bodies out there, and there are a lot more  bodies they’ll never find,’’ Kiser predicted in the October interview with the LA Times.

Just as the autobiographical book and movie Sleepers should serve as a cautionary tale against the cruelties of a few against those within their control. Lorenzo Carcaterra grew up in Hell’s Kitchen, New York in the 1960′s and, after crushing a man accidentally during a prank, was sent off with three of his friends to the Wilkinson Home for Boys (Elmira Reformatory in the 1960′s) in upstate New York. There, at the hands of those in charge, Carcaterra and his friends were sexually abused repeatedly by the pedophile guards.

As a long time resident and business owner in Panama City Fl (Bill Warner PI) before moving to Sarasota Fl, I had several investigative cases in and around Marianna Fl, I got a good taste of the mind set of the residents.  For several years I have worked in conjunction with the White House Boys in getting their story out to the public, in doing so I have had over 30 phone interviews with past “inmates” at the Dozier School for Boys.  In each and every one of these phone interviews the story was always the same, beatings, rape and young boys who went to the “White House” and were never seen again. It is what it is and the FBI should be on the ground along with USF Prof Dr. Kimmerle and her team investigating the possible murders and civil rights violations of the boys at the Dozier School in Marianna Fl.
KKK in Marianna Jackson County Fl and at the Dozier School for Boys.  From 1869 to 1871, four years after the Civil War ended in 1865, Jackson County was the center of a low-level guerrilla war known as the Jackson County War. Members of the Ku Klux Klan consisting of Confederate Army veterans assassinated over 150 Republican Party officials and murdered prominent African-Americans as part of a successful campaign to retain white Democratic power. The Florida Industrial School for Boys also known as the Dozier School for Boys Marianna Fl opened for business on January 1st, 1900, it appears that many of the guards and school officials were pulled from the membership of the KKK.
From early 1869 through the end of 1871, citizens of Jackson County, Florida, slaughtered their neighbors by the score. The nearly three year frenzy of bloodshed became known as the Jackson County War. The killings, close to one hundred and by some estimates twice that number, brought Jackson County the notoriety of being the most violent county in Florida during the Reconstruction era. The Jackson County War emerges as an emblem of all that could and did go wrong in the uneasy years after Appomattox and that left a residue of hatred and fear that endured for generations. By 1920, millions of board feet of lumber and thousands of barrels of turpentine and rosin had been shipped from Jackson County. This was during the “convict leasing program” that was in effect. Not only men but boys as young as 13-14 were sent to these camps. The level of brutality was severe. The boys were expected to do a man’s work and if they didn’t they were whipped where they fell.

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

EXPOSED: Several Students, Little Kids, Who Died at Dozier School for Boys in Marianna Fl Were Killed by Gunshot Wounds, Like George Owen Smith, But Official Cause of Death Was Not Listed as Homicide, What the Hell? What kind of man would be a murdering, rapist pedophile reform school guard, these guards all came out of the Marianna Fl area to work at the Dozier School for Boys, were they KKK members, that would sure as hell would explain a lot.

I wonder how many skeletons are going to be dug up at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna Fl with bullet holes in the skulls?  Jackson County Officials, the Jackson County Attorney Frank Baker and others like self important Marianna mouthpiece Dale Cox have done everything in their power to stop the USF team led by Associate Professor Erin Kimmerle from digging up the long buried bodies of the little boys who were beaten, raped and murdered at the Dozier School for Boys.
Tampa’s Bay News 9 reported that the University of South Florida (USF) had concluded the first phase of it’s dig after exhuming bones from the property where the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys stood. The school opened in the 1900s and was the subject of abuse, torture, rape and murder allegations over the years.  USF won approval from Florida Gov. Rick Scott to unearth the graves located on the property’s Boot Hill Cemetery. Survivors believe that more children died in the 111 years the school was operational than reported by school staff.
Kimmerle showed numerous inconsistencies filed by Dozier with the state of Florida regarding children’s and teen’s death certificates. For example, several students who died at the school were killed by gunshot wounds, yet the official cause of death was not listed as homicide; as is customary according to Florida law. Kimmerle’s team will look for evidence of blunt force trauma on the bones recovered (bullet holes in skulls) as well as perform DNA testing to hopefully reunite the deceased with their loved ones.
In the summer of 1940, Ovell Smith’s 14-year old brother, George Owen Smith, was sent to the  Florida Industrial School for Boys aka Dozier School for Boys accused of wrecking a stolen car, (relatives claim he did not know how to drive a car). Shortly after arriving at the school, George Owen Smith tried to escape but was captured. In  a letter home to his family, George Owen Smith said upon his return that he “got what was  coming to him.” Despite the threat of further punishment, Owen escaped from the  school again in December 1940 with another boy. Only this time, Owen was never  seen alive again. On January 1, 1941 the school’s superintendent, Millard Davidson, sent  a letter to George Owen Smith’s parents. It read, “…so far, we have not been able to  get any information concerning his whereabouts.”  Owen’s mother replied to the school announcing intentions to travel to  Marianna in search of her son. As the family prepared to travel north, they  received further communique from the school. A telephone call alerting them that  Owen Smith’s body had been found underneath a home in a residential area, miles from school property, relatives claim that Dozier school guards shot George Owen Smith to death, see link http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/state/fdle-investigation-into-florida-school-for-boys-cemetery-is-over-but/1001505
    
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

LA TIMES: Human remains believed uncovered in search at Florida Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.The first of many to die at a Florida reform school infamous for inflicting beatings and abuse is identified in official records only as “Unknown colored boy.” Researchers say he died in 1911. But his name, final resting place, and the reason for his early death remain a mystery.  “I think there’s at least 100 more bodies,” Robert Straley, who was at the school for 10 months starting in 1963, said in a telephone interview. “From 1900 to 1940 were the most brutal years in that place. Back then, a white boy’s life wasn’t worth much and a black boy’s life wasn’t worth anything.”  The Dozier School for Boys was first known as the “Florida Industrial School” Marianna, Jackson County Florida, below are listed two unknown boys buried in the Dozier school graveyard, how do UNKNOWN boys end up in the graveyard?

Unknown, 115102124 b. 1918 d.  1924 Florida  Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County Florida,  USA
Unknown, 115102644 b. unknown d.  1911 Florida  Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County Florida,  USA
Varnadoe,  Thomas 37137094 b. unknown d. Oct.,  1934 Florida  Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County Florida,  USA
Ward,  Wallace 115127755 b. unknown d.  1921 Florida  Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County Florida,  US
Warner,  Puner 45678174 b. unknown d.  1918 Florida  Industrial School… Marianna Jackson County
Crowd attending a KKK rally - Tallahassee, Florida

From 1900 to 1940 the KKK had a very strong hold on the city of Marianna Fl where the Dozier School for Boys is/was located. From 1869-71, four years after the Civil War ended in 1865, Marianna, Jackson County FL was the center of a low-level guerrilla war known as the Jackson County War. Members of the Ku Klux Klan consisting of Confederate Army veterans assassinated over 150 white Republican Party officials and murdered prominent African-Americans as part of a successful campaign to retain white Democratic power.  The Florida Industrial School for Boys also known as the Dozier School for Boys Marianna Fl opened for business on January 1st, 1990, it appears that many of the guards and school officials were pulled from the membership of the KKK as was Florida governor Fuller Warren. In January 1949, Klansmen held a motorcade through Tallahassee Fl for newly- inaugurated governor Fuller Warren, a former Klansman from Blountstown Fl in the Panhandle.

It is a matter of fact that young boys, both white and colored, were raped and tortured at the Dozier School for Boys “White House” in Marianna Fl, at least 65 ended up dead. During the time frame of 1932 to 1936 there were reported to be 12 young  ’colored boys’ who died of “Pneumonia” at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna Fl.  On October 26th, 1934 the ‘colored man’ Claude Neal was brutally tortured and lynched in Marianna Fl by the KKK and his body was left hanging to a tree in the Marianna Town Square for 24 hours, so what really happened to those ‘colored boys’ at Dozier?
 
AERIAL VIEW OF THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS CONCENTRATION CAMP MARIANNA FL ABOUT CIRCA 1940. Find A Grave” source indicates that there are supposed to be 65 bodies buried at the Florida Industrial School for Boys, the names are individually listed see link click here, this source indicates that 15 boys died between 1932 to 1936, 3 were White Boys and 12 were “Colored boys”, C/M indicates Colored Male;
1).  Brinson, James 45678576  C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School
3).  Cato, Robert 45669559 C/M d. Feb. 24, 1935 Florida Industrial School…
4). Denson, Jesse 45678747 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
6). Harrell, Lonnie 45678483 W/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
7). Heading, Willie 45678614 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
8). Huff, Grady 45669604 W/M d. Mar. 4, 1935 Florida Industrial School…
10). Nipper, Sam 45678650 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
11). Pender, Dary 45678809 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
13). Smith, Lee 45669267 C/M d. Jan. 5, 1932 Florida Industrial School… 
15). Vanadoe, Thomas 45669415 W/M d. Oct. 26, 1934 Florida Industrial School…
State records list the gravesites of 31 boys who died during their time at Dozier School in the 1900′s. But University of South Florida archaeologists, using ground-penetrating radar, have discovered about 50 more unmarked graves around the cemetery. Members of the Black Boys at Dozier Reform School, now in their 60′s, 70′s and 80′s, believe the undocumented graves contain the bodies of boys murdered at the school. Johnny Lee Gaddy says he was 11 years old in 1957 when he was taken to Dozier because had missed school.  He vividly recalls a horrific beating in a notorious building called the “White House” where beatings were routinely administeredGaddy says a school official, whom he only knew as “Mr. Marvin, a huge man, viciously beat him as he lay on a bed. Gaddy also cannot forget the time when he was taking garbage to the school’s dump. “I took a lot of garbage there all the time. But that particular time I saw a hand, a boy’s hand. And I asked, ‘What’s a hand doing in here?’ He (a friend) said, ‘I’ll tell you, don’t ever mention that to nobody because you can end up like that.’ So I didn’t mention it to nobody. I was scared all the time.”
   
    Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com

Monday, September 02, 2013

Marianna Fl- Jackson County Tourist Development Council leaders said they wanted to tap-into the power of television advertising by creating their own channel. P.E.G TV stands for public access and general- or, general audience” TDC Director, Pam Fuqua explained.  She said the TDC was working with Chipola College TV and Comcast Cable to help start a PEG channel. “We thought, ‘this is an excellent opportunity to start something like Beach TV, and show off our attractions’” Fuqua said. “We’ll do videos of our caverns and our waterways, like Lake Seminole. We’ll have some live shots and promotional work for our upcoming events.”

The JACKSON county administrator and county attorney Frank Baker (indicted by the DOJ)  were working on a contract. Fuqua did not have an estimated cost for the project, but hoped it would be complete in the next 12 to 18 months. “We’re still in the product development stage” she told us. “What that means is, we’re getting together our ground roots before we promote.” Maybe they can film tours of the Dozier School for Boys graveyard and the torture room of the ‘White House” where litle boys were beaten, raped and murdered.

TAMPA BAY TIMES-MARIANNA FL — The old reform school on the edge of town is all but abandoned. The only activity is from a few guards who watch the gate to make sure the locals don’t cut the razor wire and strip the darkened buildings bare of copper. But in this little blue-collar city a few miles up State Road 276, the shuttered campus, home for a more than a century to Florida’s juvenile delinquents, has surged back into conversation.
They call Marianna the “City of Southern Charm,” but that sweet-tea nickname has been poisoned, some here are saying, by its connection to the reform school, built in 1900, and by incessant derision from a group of several hundred men who have come forward with stories of sexual abuse, extreme beatings from school staff and tales of classmates who disappeared.
But no matter how many tell of being tortured at the Florida School for Boys, no matter how similar their stories or how many old newspaper clippings support their claims, some residents here refuse to believe themAt a public meeting last week, a state NAACP representative who toured the campus recently with Sen. Bill Nelson compared the White House to a Nazi gas chamber at Dachau, Germany (photo above), suggesting that those who lived near the concentration camp did not know of the atrocities until the camp was liberated.

Dozier School A Concentration Camp For Little Boys Has Dark Secrets Unearthed In KKK Held Marianna Fl. MARIANNA FL for years, almost no one at the Dozier School even knew about the burial ground in a clearing in the woods on the edge of campus. It was forbidden territory. The soil here, churned in places by tiny ants, holds more than the remains of little boys. Only now is it starting to give up its dark secrets: horror stories of state-sanctioned barbarism, including flogging, sexual assault and, possibly, murder.

 
But, as suspicions deepen about how the boys in the burial ground died, pressure is growing again on the state to shine new light into the darkest days of the school in Marianna, a Florida Panhandle town that once was a bastion of the KKK (private investigator Bill Warner was first to bring this to your attention CLICK HERE) and the site of the 1934 lynching of Claude Neal. The pressure is coming from some of the school’s survivors, from relatives of boys who died here, and from Florida’s top US Senator, Bill Nelson.
 
   Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com

Sunday, September 01, 2013

KKK in Marianna Fl, 61 Blacks were Lynched in Florida, How Do You Think the Black Boys at Dozier School Were Treated?  By 1930, four thousand blacks had been lynched nationwide by white mobs,  vigilantes, or the Klan. Most of these occurred in the Deep South, many with law  enforcement complicity. And while Alabama and Mississippi had more total  lynchings, it was Florida, surprisingly, that had the highest per capita rate of lynching from 1900-1930. It is a matter of fact that young boys, both white and colored, were raped and tortured at the Dozier School for Boys “White House” in Marianna Fl, at least 65 ended up dead. During the time frame of 1932 to 1936 there were reported to be 12 young  ’colored boys’ who died of “Pneumonia” at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna Fl.  On October 26th, 1934 the ‘colored man’ Claude Neal was brutally tortured and lynched in Marianna Fl by the KKK and his body was left hanging to a tree in the Marianna Town Square for 24 hours, so what really happened to those ‘colored boys’ at Dozier?  Find A Grave” source indicates that there are supposed to be 65 bodies buried at the Florida Industrial School for Boys, the names are individually listed see link click here, this source indicates that 15 boys died between 1932 to 1936, 3 were White Boys and 12 were “Colored boys”, C/M indicates Colored Male;
1).  Brinson, James 45678576  C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School
2). Buckley, Joshua 45678920 C/M d. 1935 Florida Industrial School…
3).  Cato, Robert 45669559 C/M d. Feb. 24, 1935 Florida Industrial School…
4). Denson, Jesse 45678747 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
5). Hammond, James (Joseph) 45669658 C/M d. May 2, 1936 Florida Industrial School
6). Harrell, Lonnie 45678483 W/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
7). Heading, Willie 45678614 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
8). Huff, Grady 45669604 W/M d. Mar. 4, 1935 Florida Industrial School…
9). Nelson, Richard 45669478 C/M d. Feb. 23, 1935 Florida Industrial School…
10). Nipper, Sam 45678650 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
11). Pender, Dary 45678809 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School…
12). Shaw, Archie 45678881 C/M d. 1932 Florida Industrial School
13). Smith, Lee 45669267 C/M d. Jan. 5, 1932 Florida Industrial School… 
14). Stephens, Joe 45669369 C/M d. May 9, 1932 Florida Industrial School…
15). Vanadoe, Thomas 45669415 W/M d. Oct. 26, 1934 Florida Industrial School…

KKK in Marianna FL, From 1869 to 1871, four years after the Civil War ended in 1865, Marianna, Jackson County FL was the center of a KKK low-level guerrilla war known as the Jackson County War. Members of the Ku Klux Klan consisting of Confederate Army veterans assassinated over 150 white Republican Party officials and murdered prominent African-Americans as part of a successful campaign to retain white Democratic power.  The Florida Industrial School for Boys also known as the Dozier School for Boys Marianna Fl opened for business on January 1st, 1990, it appears that many of the guards and school officials were pulled from the membership of the KKK as was Florida governor Fuller Warren. In January 1949, Klansmen held a motorcade through Tallahassee Fl for newly- inaugurated governor Fuller Warren, a former Klansman from Blountstown Fl in the Panhandle.

In 2011, as  part of a renewed focus on 100 unsolved crimes of the Civil Rights era,  the U.S. Department of Justice opened a new investigation into  the 1934 Marianna Florida lynching of an African American farm worker named Claude Neal. The lynching took place near the city of Marianna in the Florida Panhandle and was one of the pivotal  events of the Great Depression. FBI agents have been in the area looking into the crime, reverberations of which continue to  be felt despite the passage of 79 years since the violent events of October 1934. Claude Neal was a 23 year-old farmer who lived in Greenwood, Florida, about 9 miles away from the town of Marianna with his wife, mother, and aunt.  In October of 1934, 20 year-old Lola Cannady, a white woman and neighbor of Neal, was raped and murdered with a hammer used to mend nearby fences.

The old oak tree that the black man Claude Neal was hung from and left on display for 24 hours in front of the Marianna-Jackson County Courthouse still stands as some sort of claim or homage to the past for KKK held Marianna Fl, they refuse to cut it down; “The Jackson County Courthouse in Marianna is, at the time of this writing, in the final stages of exterior remodeling and landscaping, providing a more pleasing appearance to its awkward original design. Gazing upon its new outward appearance recently, my eyes were drawn to the old oak tree in the northeast corner of the square lot. This oak is less majestic than the other old oak trees surrounding the courthouse – and missing a limb. I tried to imagine the horrifying shock of arriving in town early one Saturday morning in 1934 and seeing the dead and mutilated body of a young African-American man hanging from that tree.”
KKK….October 2, 2008, Marianna teacher ‘told students that ‘CHANGE’ stood for’ NIGGER…According to parents and students in Greg Howard’s seventh-grade social studies class, Howard on Friday, Sept. 26 asked the class a question regarding Obama’s call for change, and proceeded to write out what the letters C-H-A-N-G-E stood for.  “She told me that he wrote on the board ‘Can You Help A Nigger Get Elected’, and then laughed about it,” said Shelia Christian, a mother of one of Howard’s students. Marianna Teacher Greg Howard was suspended without pay for 10 days, was relieved of his football coaching duties, and will be transferred to the Jackson County Adult Education program. Howard was given a written reprimand regarding his actions, and those actions will be reported to the Florida Department of Education Office of Professional Practices, according to the school board.
June 18, 2011…KKK Fliers Found in Wiregrass Neighborhood of Dothan Al, residents living in the Highland South neighborhood found fliers in their driveways and along sidewalks urging them to join the racist hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. Dothan Al is just 40 miles north of KKK held Marianna Fl.
   
      Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com

Sunday, August 11, 2013

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN NEWS, Our View: This is not our Marianna. The unfolding controversy at the notorious and long-defunct (closed in 2011) Dozier School for Boys has drawn dark clouds over our northwest Florida community for several years. we encourage state officials and others concerned with burying the legacy of Dozier to put whatever blame where it belongs – on the state of Florida, not the city of Marianna….. “Oh Yeah, so where did the guard work pool come from for the Dozier concentration camp”? Yeah I know, they were just doing their job, just like guards at other concentration camps.

TROY E. TIDWELL THE  ‘ONE ARMED MAN’ TORTURED BOYS AT THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR DECADES HE IS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF MARIANNA FL LIVING ON PUTNAM AND PARK ST. Let’s get real here all you fine citizens of Marianna Florida, during the 1930′s, 1940′s, 1950′s and the the 1960′s Marianna was the center and a stronghold for Ku Klux Klan activity, lynching of black males along with unspeakable rape, torture and murder of white and black boys at the Dozier School for Boys was the order of the day.  Dozier school guards (from Marianna), administration, and the local Marianna Sheriff were all linked to the violent KKK. Just what do you think happened to the black boys at the Dozier School For Boys in the 1950′s and the 1960′s, and just who do you think worked at Dozier, Martians?

It is a matter of fact that young boys, both white and colored, were raped and tortured at the Dozier School for Boys “White House” in Marianna Fl, at least 65 ended up dead. During the time frame of 1932 to 1936 there were reported to be 12 young  ’colored boys’ who died of “Pneumonia” (just like in the movie ‘Sleepers’) at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna Fl.  On October 26th, 1934 the ‘colored man’ Claude Neal was brutally tortured and lynched in Marianna Fl by the KKK and his body was left hanging to a tree in the Marianna Town Square for 24 hours, so what really happened to those ‘colored boys’ at Dozier?

Just as the autobiographical book and movie Sleepers should serve as a cautionary tale against the cruelties of a few against those within their control. Lorenzo Carcaterra grew up in Hell’s Kitchen, New York in the 1960′s and, after crushing a man accidentally during a prank, was sent off with three of his friends to the Wilkinson Home for Boys (Elmira Reformatory in the 1960′s) in upstate New York. There, at the hands of those in charge, Carcaterra and his friends were abused repeatedly.

As a long time resident and business owner in Panama City Fl before moving to Sarasota Fl, I had several investigative cases in and around Marianna Fl, I got a good taste of the mind set of the residents.  For several years I have worked in conjunction with the White House Boys in getting their story out to the public, in doing so I have had over 30 phone interviews with past “inmates” at the Dozier School for Boys.  In each and every one of these phone interviews the story was always the same, beatings, rape and young boys who went to the “White House” and were never seen again. It is what it is and the FBI should be on the ground along with USF Prof Dr. Kimmerle and her team investigating the possible murders and civil rights violations of the boys at the Dozier School in Marianna Fl.
KKK in Marianna Jackson County Fl and at the Dozier School for Boys.  From 1869 to 1871, four years after the Civil War ended in 1865, Jackson County was the center of a low-level guerrilla war known as the Jackson County War. Members of the Ku Klux Klan consisting of Confederate Army veterans assassinated over 150 Republican Party officials and murdered prominent African-Americans as part of a successful campaign to retain white Democratic power. The Florida Industrial School for Boys also known as the Dozier School for Boys Marianna Fl opened for business on January 1st, 1900, it appears that many of the guards and school officials were pulled from the membership of the KKK.

From early 1869 through the end of 1871, citizens of Jackson County, Florida, slaughtered their neighbors by the score. The nearly three year frenzy of bloodshed became known as the Jackson County War. The killings, close to one hundred and by some estimates twice that number, brought Jackson County the notoriety of being the most violent county in Florida during the Reconstruction era. The Jackson County War emerges as an emblem of all that could and did go wrong in the uneasy years after Appomattox and that left a residue of hatred and fear that endured for generations. By 1920, millions of board feet of lumber and thousands of barrels of turpentine and rosin had been shipped from Jackson County. This was during the “convict leasing program” that was in effect. Not only men but boys as young as 13-14 were sent to these camps. The level of brutality was severe. The boys were expected to do a man’s work and if they didn’t they were whipped where they fell.
 
   Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com

Saturday, August 10, 2013

KKK in Marianna Jackson County Fl and at the Dozier School for Boys.  KKK Members Made Up of Relatives of Confederate Army Vets in Marianna Fl and at Dozier School for Boys. From 1869-71, four years after the Civil War ended in 1865, Jackson County was the center of a low-level guerrilla war known as the Jackson County War. Members of the Ku Klux Klan consisting of Confederate Army veterans assassinated over 150 white Republican Party officials and murdered prominent African-Americans as part of a successful campaign to retain white Democratic power.
The Florida Industrial School for Boys also known as the Dozier School for Boys Marianna Fl opened for business on January 1st, 1990, it appears that many of the guards and school officials were pulled from the membership of the KKK as was Florida governor Fuller Warren. In January 1949, Klansmen held a motorcade through Tallahassee Fl for newly- inaugurated governor Fuller Warren, a former Klansman from Blountstown Fl in the Panhandle.
From early 1869 through the end of 1871, citizens of Jackson County, Florida, slaughtered their neighbors by the score. The nearly three year frenzy of bloodshed became known as the Jackson County War. The killings, close to one hundred and by some estimates twice that number, brought Jackson County the notoriety of being the most violent county in Florida during the Reconstruction era. The Jackson County War emerges as an emblem of all that could and did go wrong in the uneasy years after Appomattox and that left a residue of hatred and fear that endured for generations.

Return of a Confederate army unit battle-flag, at a United Confederate Veterans' reunion in Marianna, Florida.

United Confederate Veterans' reunion - Marianna, Florida.
1927 Photos above …Return of a Confederate army unit battle-flag, at a United Confederate Veterans’ reunion in Marianna, Florida.
Marianna Fl…An estimated 500 Jackson County men fought for the Confederate Army between 1861  and 1865, about 10% of the total white population. The Battle of Marianna is the most tragic and memorable event in Jackson County  history. General Asboth of the Union wanted to capture the St. Andrews salt  works by way of Marianna. The 200 Confederate troops, men and boys, fought about  500 Union troops. The Episcopal Church was burned in the battle. After the Civil War, plantation owners were reduced to poverty, with many being  land poor and unable to pay taxes. A crop failure in 1867 intensified this  precarious situation.
Many businesses and hundreds of individuals were  forced into bankruptcy in Marianna Fl. Many school and churches closed. Due to frustrations over changes due to Civil War came what has been called a “second rebellion” against authority, referred to by some as the “Second Battle  of Marianna” or the “Jackson County War.” This period lasted from 1869 until  1871 (Civil War had ended in 1865) and resulted in the death of over 150 men, women, and children, white and  black, exceeding the casualties of the 1864 battle. Some were native whites but  the majority were blacks and white Republicans.
By 1920, millions of board feet of lumber and thousands of barrels of turpentine and rosin had been shipped from Jackson County. This was during the “convict leasing program” that was in effect. Not only men but boys as young as 13-14 were sent to these camps. The level of brutality was severe. The boys were expected to do a man’s work and if they didn’t they were whipped where they fell.

In 2011, as  part of a renewed focus on 100 unsolved crimes of the Civil Rights era,  the U.S. Department of Justice opened a new investigation into  the 1934 Florida lynching of an African American farm worker named Claude Neal. The lynching took place near the city of Marianna in the Florida Panhandle and was one of the pivotal  events of the Great Depression. FBI agents have been in the area looking into the crime, reverberations of which continue to  be felt despite the passage of 79 years since the violent events of October 1934. Claude Neal was a 23 year-old farmer who lived in Greenwood, Florida, about 9 miles away from the town of Marianna with his wife, mother, and aunt.  In October of 1934, 20 year-old Lola Cannady, a white woman and neighbor of Neal, was raped and murdered with a hammer used to mend nearby fences.
Within 2 hours, Neal was pegged as the perpetrator and arrested by the local Sheriff. For about a week, the Sheriff moved Neal from jail to jail throughout Florida, eventually moving him 150 miles across state lines into Alabama.  A particularly focused lynch mob found out his location, broke Neal out of the jail in Brewton, Alabama, and brought him back to Marianna. Once back, a group of six men (called ‘the committee of six’–KKK) tortured Neal for several hours and eventually shot him. His body was then further mutilated by various members of a riot mob that had formed to watch the lynching. His corpse was hung on a tree next to the courthouse in Marianna. Several hours after he was lynched, many of the townspeople of Marianna began rioting downtown, allegedly causing substantial property and personal damage to the black residents of town, no one has ever been charged in the murder of Claude Neal.

Post WWII the Ku Klux Klan saw a revival initiated by Dr. Samuel Green, an Atlanta doctor, who formed the Association of Georgia Klan. The revival spread to Florida and six other states. On election night 1948 Florida Klan paraded from Lake County to Wildwood to show support for Dixiecrat Presidential Candidate Strom Thurmond. In 1949 Klansmen held a motorcade through Tallahassee. Newly inaugurated Governor Fuller Warren, was a former Klansman. A bridge was later named in his honor in Jacksonville. Also in 1949 klan power grew quickly particularly in Orange county, ranks included prominent lawmen, businessmen, and elected officials. Apopka and Winter Garden had a high number of membership including the Cheif of Police, Constable, Nightguard, and Justice of the Peace. Seventy-five percent of Apopka’s male population was Klan.
CBS NEWS: In the 1940′s V. G. Lowery, rector Saint Luke’s Episcopal Marianna Fl officiated at burial of the dead at Dozier School for Boys Marianna Fl;  In the summer of 1940, Ovell Smith’s 14-year old brother, Owen Smith, was sent to the  Florida Industrial School for Boys accused of wrecking a stolen car. Shortly after arriving at the school, Owen tried to escape but was captured. In  a letter home to his family, Owen said upon his return that he “got what was  coming to him.” Despite the threat of further punishment, Owen escaped from the  school again in December 1940 with another boy. Only this time, Owen was never  seen alive again.
On January 1, 1941 the school’s superintendent, Millard Davidson, sent  a letter to Owen Smith’s parents. It read, “…so far, we have not been able to  get any information concerning his whereabouts.”  Owen’s mother replied to the school announcing intentions to travel to  Marianna in search of her son. As the family prepared to travel north, they  received further communique from the school. A telephone call alerting them that  Owen Smith’s body had been found underneath a home in a residential area, miles from  school property.
Group portrait of administrators at the Florida Industrial School for Boys in Marianna, Florida.
1950′s Group portrait of administrators at the Florida Industrial School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Note superintendent Arthur Dozier in the center with hand in pocket. School officials said Owen’s body was so badly decomposed they couldn’t  determine cause of death, but suspected he had perished from the cold. Owen’s  family didn’t believe them.  “The boy who ran away with Owen said the last time he saw Owen, guards were  shooting at him as he ran across a field,” Ovell Krell Smith told CBS News.
The family asked that Owen Smith’s body be taken to a local mortuary where they  would collect his remains. But when 11-year old Ovell and her parents arrived in  Marianna, school employees pointed to a plot of recently disturbed soil as the  site of Owen’s final resting place. The rector of a nearby Episcopal Church later wrote  to the Smith family, consoling them with the knowledge that he had performed  the burial service for their son.
Group portrait of boys at the School for Boys in Marianna, Florida.
1960′s Group portrait of boys at School for Boys in Marianna, Fl.
In his letter V.G. Lowery wrote, “It was in  the Burial Plot of the School, that is kept nicely cleaned and cared for, and  will be looked after in the years to come.” That letter is the only proof that Owen’s body was buried in Marianna. In  fact, it’s the only proof that he died at all. According to Ovell, she’s been  unable to get a death certificate for Owen, not even the Bureau of Vital  Statistics has a record of him dying.

KKK….October 2, 2008, Marianna teacher ‘told students that ‘CHANGE’ stood for’ NIGGER…According to parents and students in Greg Howard’s seventh-grade social studies class, Howard on Friday, Sept. 26 asked the class a question regarding Obama’s call for change, and proceeded to write out what the letters C-H-A-N-G-E stood for.  “She told me that he wrote on the board ‘Can You Help A Nigger Get Elected’, and then laughed about it,” said Shelia Christian, a mother of one of Howard’s students. Marianna Teacher Greg Howard was suspended without pay for 10 days, was relieved of his football coaching duties, and will be transferred to the Jackson County Adult Education program. Howard was given a written reprimand regarding his actions, and those actions will be reported to the Florida Department of Education Office of Professional Practices, according to the school board.
 
  Time for a road trip to KKK country in Marianna Fl.
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Friday, August 09, 2013

FBI: Frank Baker The Attorney Hired By Jackson County to Stop the Dig for Bodies At Dozier School for Boys Marianna Fl Indicted By DOJ on Bank Fraud Charges. Jackson County Commissioners had appointed local historian Dale Cox to help county attorney Frank Baker as he represents the county’s interests in court as Circuit Judge Bill Wright decides whether to allow the exhumation of human remains on the campus of the old Dozier School for Boys.

The appointment of Dale Cox as an assistant to Frank Baker, photo above, came at a county commission meeting, just after Dale Cox had presented the county board with several requests for action that would support his individual opposition to the exhumation. The disinterment is being called for in part because questions linger about how many people are buried there, and about who is buried where.  The graves are unmarked by name and there are areas near the cemetery and perhaps elsewhere on the campus where a University of South Florida research team suspects that unmarked and long-forgotten graves are located.
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PANAMA CITY, FL—Donald Terry Dubose, a/k/a Terry Dubose, 65, of Panama City Beach, Florida; Elwood Ladon West, a/k/a Woody West, 39 of Monroeville, Alabama; and Frank Alfred Baker, 61, of Marianna, Florida, have been charged for their roles in a fraud scheme involving the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP).

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The defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud against the FDIC, seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of making false statements to the FDIC, and one count of aiding and abetting a false claim against the United States. Coastal Community Bank and Bayside Savings Bank both failed on July 30, 2010. Dubose was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coastal and the second largest Coastal shareholder. West was the Chief Financial Officer of Coastal and a Coastal shareholder. Frank Baker was an attorney for Coastal and Coastal’s largest shareholder.
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The defendants face a maximum of 30 years in prison for each count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud and a maximum of five years in prison for making false statements to the FDIC and aiding and abetting CenterState Bank in making a false claim against the United States.
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Friday, August 09, 2013

Frank Baker has served as the Jackson County Commission attorney in Marianna Fl for several years.  Attorney Frank Baker Marianna Fl Charged with Conspiracy and Bank Fraud, Baker Had tried to Stop Exhumation of Bodies at the Dozier School for Boys.
Jackson County Attorney Frank Baker, center. Jackson County Commissioners had appointed local historian Dale Cox to help county attorney Frank Baker as he represents the county’s interests in court as Circuit Judge Bill Wright decides whether to allow the exhumation of human remains on the campus of the old Dozier School for Boys.
Assistant Attorney General Nick Cox (left) and Jackson County Attorney Frank Baker (right) Present Their Case for Exhumation to Circuit Judge William Wright. Attorney General Pam Bondi and Medical Examiner Michael Hunter petitioned the court for the exhumation order. Attorney Frank Baker filed a motion on behalf of the county, asking that the local government be accepted as an intervener in the case so that it would have standing and input into the matter as Wright considers the Bondi/Hunter petitions.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Attorney’s Office                                 August 07, 2013
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PANAMA CITY, FL—Donald Terry Dubose, a/k/a Terry Dubose, 65, of Panama City Beach, Florida; Elwood Ladon West, a/k/a Woody West, 39 of Monroeville, Alabama; and Frank Alfred Baker, 61, of Marianna, Florida, have been charged for their roles in a fraud scheme involving the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP), announced U.S. Attorney Pamela C. Marsh for the Northern District of Florida. The TLGP was created at the height of the 2008 financial crisis in order to encourage lending but, according to the allegations, was misused by the defendants to shield themselves and their institution from financial losses.
Coastal closure recrop The defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud against the FDIC, seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of making false statements to the FDIC, and one count of aiding and abetting a false claim against the United States. A sealed indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on July 9, 2013, and unsealed today. The indictment alleges that Coastal Community Investments (Coastal) was a bank-holding company that owned Coastal Community Bank, based in Panama City Beach, Florida, and Bayside Savings Bank, based in Port St. Joe, Florida. Coastal Community Bank and Bayside Savings Bank both failed on July 30, 2010. Dubose was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coastal and the second largest Coastal shareholder. West was the Chief Financial Officer of Coastal and a Coastal shareholder. Baker was an attorney for Coastal and Coastal’s largest shareholder.
The fraud alleged in the indictment involved the TLGP, which was created at the height of the financial crisis in October 2008. The purpose of the TLGP was to encourage banks to begin lending to one another again and, thereby, help stabilize the economy. To do this, the TLGP provided that the FDIC would guarantee a loan made by one financial institution (the “lender”) to another financial institution (the “borrower”) in an amount up to 125 percent of the borrower’s existing senior unsecured debt (outstanding-unsecured debt), thus assuring repayment to the lender by the borrower or, in the event of default, by the FDIC.
Post image for Coastal Community Bank Taken over by FDIC
The indictment further alleges that, in October 2008, Coastal had a $3 million loan with RBC Bank (USA), which was secured by 100 percent of the stock of Coastal Community Bank and Bayside Savings Bank (the RBC Loan). At that time, the RBC Loan was in default, thus giving RBC the ability to exercise its right to take the pledged stock and potentially rendering defendants’ shares in Coastal worthless. Under pressure from RBC to repay this debt, the indictment alleges that the defendants falsely certified to the FDIC that the RBC Loan was unsecured, knowing that it was secured, so that Coastal could get an FDIC guaranteed loan under the TLGP. The indictment further alleges that Coastal obtained a $3,750,000 (125 percent of the RBC Loan) loan from central Florida-based CenterState Bank, which—based on the defendants’ misrepresentations—was guaranteed by the FDIC under the TLGP (the TLGP Loan).
Coastal used the proceeds of the TLGP Loan to repay the RBC Loan. In June 2010, Coastal defaulted on the TLGP Loan, and, on August 7, 2010, CenterState Bank filed a claim with the FDIC for payment of the full amount due on the TLGP Loan, plus interest. The FDIC paid CenterState’s claim on August 13, 2010 by wiring $3,805,833.34 in principal and interest from the FDIC to CenterState. Finally, the indictment alleges that Dubose, desiring to avoid losses to himself and his family as Coastal’s financial condition deteriorated, fraudulently sold and converted Coastal stock owned by him and his family members to unwitting investors by misrepresenting the nature of the stock, by misrepresenting Coastal’s financial condition, and by providing loans from Coastal Community Bank to finance the purchases of Coastal stock. Defendants are scheduled for to appear in federal court for their initial appearance and arraignment on August 8, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the U.S. District Courthouse in Panama City, Fla.
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The defendants face a maximum of 30 years in prison for each count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud and a maximum of five years in prison for making false statements to the FDIC and aiding and abetting CenterState Bank in making a false claim against the United States. This indictment results from an extensive investigation by agents of the Federal Reserve Board-Office of the Inspector General, FBI, FDIC, and Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gayle Littleton. An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Who in the world would want to visit Marianna Fl the site of a reform school where little boys were raped, beaten and murdered by guards who possibly linked to the KKK and in the 1930′s they hung a black man from a tree in the town square and left his body there for 24 hours, I think I would rather walk into Hell than Marianna Fl.
 USF Gets OK to Search for Remains at Former Reform School in Marianna Fl. Sid Riley, publisher of the Jackson County Times, implored Gov Scott on Aug 1 2013 to deny USF’s request “to dig up those Christian buried gravesites at Dozier School for Boys.” Riley expressed concern about how removing of bodies will impact the local economy and that survivors will try to use what may be found to seek “reparations” from the state. The bad publicity which will ensue during the year or more of time which will be involved will seriously hamper our local tourism development programs, as well as economic development efforts for our county,” Riley wrote. “Please do not allow them to engage in this greed motivated waste of money.” WHAT THE HELL IS THIS GUY TALKING ABOUT?
UPDATE August 9th, 2013….TALK ABOUT BAD PUBLICITY…Jackson County Attorney Frank Baker Marianna Fl Charged with Conspiracy and Bank Fraud, Jackson County Attorney Frank Baker Had tried to Stop Exhumation of Bodies at the Dozier School for Boys.  see http://pibillwarner.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/attorney-frank-baker-marianna-fl-charged-with-conspiracy-and-bank-fraud-baker-had-tried-to-stop-exhumation-of-bodies-at-the-dozier-school-for-boys/
The researchers have been investigating the Panhandle school, which at one time encompassed 1,400 acres, to determine whether boys at the reform school were possibly killed and buried on school grounds. Robert Strayley, 66, who was sent to the school in 1963 after running away from his home in Tampa several times, recalled that floggings were still being administered to boys at the school throughout his 10-month stay. “This is a historic moment for Florida because they reached into a past for Florida that was so dark that nobody wants to talk about it,” said Strayley, who attended the Cabinet meeting with others who had been sent to the school and are known as the “the White House Boys” and “Dozier Boys.”

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

USF SearchTeam Claims to Have Found The Dozier School’s ‘White Boys Cemetery’ Site in KKK Held Marianna Fl.  I was one of the first people to point out that there was no way in hell that the white boys and the black boys who “died” at the Dozier concentration camp were buried in the the same cemetary, never happened!

PHOTO BLACK BOY BURIED AT DOZIER SCHOOL MARIANNA FL.

USF Team Searching Secret Cemetery At ‘Dozier School For Boys’ Marianna Fl For Bodies Of Boys Raped And Murdered By Klan Members, FDLE has No Comment.Let’s get real here all you citizens of Florida, during the 1930′s, 1940′s, 1950′s and the the 1960′s Marianna Fl was the center and a stronghold for Ku Klux Klan activity, lynching of black males along with unspeakable rape, torture and murder of white and black boys at the Dozier School for Boys was the order of the day.  Dozier school guards, administration, and the local Marianna Sheriff were all linked to the violent KKK. Just what do you think happened to the black boys at the Dozier School For Boys in the 1950′s and the 1960′s and do you think for one minute that these racist pig guards would put white boys and black boys in the same graveyard, get real!

PHOTO ABOVE 1922 DOZIER SCHOOL GUARDS MARIANNA FL.

FL SATE NEWS July 11th, 2013…Researchers at the University of South Florida have their sights set on excavating what they say might be the location of the long-rumored “white cemetery” at Marianna’s infamous Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, and one of them says that might just be the tip of the iceberg. “We thought this was private property,” Dr. E. Christian Wells, one of the archaeologists leading the ongoing excavations, tells Sunshine State News, of a square-shaped strip of land that lies just north of the school’s Boot Hill cemetery. “But now that we know it’s state property … it’s an area of interest for us.”

PHOTO ABOVE DOZIER SCHOOL ‘WHITE HOUSE’ MARIANNA FL.

According to the state’s official story, Dozier only ever had one cemetery, named “Boot Hill” and located in what used to be the African-American section of the Marianna campus. Supposedly, and contrary to prevailing practice at the time elsewhere in America – and especially in the South – the 113-year-old school complex did not have separate cemeteries for blacks and whites. Even in the days of segregation, children who died in the state’s custody, whatever their race, were supposedly buried on Boot Hill, enjoying in the grave the racial ecumenism they were denied while alive. NEVER HAPPENED. 
   
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Sunday June 16th, 2013

VIDEO SEEN ABOVE: Torture at Dozier School For Boys in Marianna Fl Were The Black Boys Got it The Worse.

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CHILD RAPE, TORTURE AND MURDER OF THE “BLACK BOYS” AT THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS, MARIANNA FL, LATE 1950′s TO LATE 1960′s THE “BLACK BOYS GOT IT THE WORSE”. For more than 50 years, Charles Rambo did not dwell on the 11 months he spent at Florida Industrial School for Boys, now called the Dozier School for Boys Marianna Fl. But after hearing the stories of other men who endured savage beatings at the reform school during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Rambo’s own experience as a skinny 12-year-old in 1955 came rushing back.

 He remembered the searing pain of the 18 licks he was given during his first and only trip to the school’s now infamous White House, how he was hit so hard his body lifted clear off the bare bed and the weeks it took for the bloodied blisters called “slabs” to heal.  He recalled the grueling 16-hour days working in the school’s dairy and a dehumanizing culture that valued livestock over children. The State of Florida, Department of Agriculture profited from the “slave labor” of the Reform School children on the farms, that is one of the reasons that the State is listed in the White House Boys law suit.

 On the road between his native Tallahassee and his home in Atlanta, the 67-year-old minister and coach pulled over and wept.  State of Florida, why in the hell didn’t you protect me?” he recounted, choking back tears at a news conference Friday. “Why didn’t you protect other young people? Why?” Rambo is the first black man to publicly come forward about his time at what is now called the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. Stories of horrific abuse at the formerly segregated reform school began to make news last year. Four men, known as the White House Boys, have filed a class-action lawsuit in Pinellas County against the state and two former employees. “In 1955 and 1956, if the White House Boys were treated like that, what in the world do you think the black boys were treated like?” Rambo asked. 

 The 32 graves behind the Dozier School for Boys are headed with crosses without names. The White House Boys believe that some of the graves contain the bodies of children beaten and/or abuse to the point of death (the “black boys got it the worst”) during the reform school’s 108 years of operation in racist and KKK linked Marianna Fl.   Rambo’s purpose for telling his story now is simple, he said: “To make sure nothing like this remotely happens to any young men — white, black, blue or green — ever again.”  Closure on his part, Rambo said, is likely out of reach. His experience at the boy’s school is a part of him.  “I was 25 before I could sleep in the dark, and I’m still leery of the dark now,” he told reporters, “I sleep with the TV on.”

 A veritable torture chamber, being taken to the White House was to be feared because some did not return.What could get a boy sent to the White House? Talking to a black inmate, saying the wrong thing, or having the wrong facial expression at the wrong time could get one sent to the White House building, which contained two rooms where the beatings and abuses took place.  One room was for black inmates, the other for whites.  Some people, especially in Marianna Fl, have scoffed at the governor’s request that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated who is buried on what once was Dozier property and now it has turned into a State of Florida attorney Pam Bondi and possibly a Federal investigation led by US Senator Bill Nelson.

 

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