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Wrong there on several points. FF has been in contact with at least two majors and those majors have talked openly about it. He has been using his politcal connections from the City of Miami, most notablely Manny Diaz and Pete Hernandez, to become chief at MPD.
FF and Rivero have worked together but are not friends. Rivero has said that FF was the main problem at MPD.
FF is certainly not "his own man". Anyone who knows him knows he will do whatever the CM tells him to do. He will do anything and throw anyone under the bus gain favor with the political leaders of the city. He plays favorites and developes "cliques" that he places in power and are yes men.
The writer is obviously close to FF and has something to gain and is a former yes man from MPD.
There are better choices than FF who have applied
Clearly, you are a cheerleader for one of those you consider to be a better choice. FF has not been in contact with any Majors and if you or any Major are trying to protray he has you are not being truthful. Your sources are self serving towards your agenda of promoting your guy. Chief Rivero has openly said infront of numerous people that he hopes FF gets the job and that he is the person CGPD needs. FF gave him an outstanding recommendation for the position he holds now. Remember he was interviewed as Rivero's direct supervisor at that time. "Cliques" or "Coalitions" as you like to call them are most prominent in CGPD than any other place. Just look at the division in the department. Playing politics doesn't work with this manager, try it and you will see what happens.
FF doesn't need politicians. The man has the pedigree: AA,BS, Master, Graduate of the Harvard School of Business, is a Business Professor, works for the US Department of Justice evaluating problem department all over the US. He was a PSA, Police Officer, Seargeant, Lieutenant, Commander, SWAT as an Officer, Sgt and Lt., Deputy Chief longer than any other in history of MPD. In a police department that makes 40,000 arrest a year not 998. He took control of a Field Force during FTAA after the Major folded under pressure on Biscayne Blvd. FF is highly decorated with many awards and traveled overseas to Israel, Ireland and GITMO as an advisor. Say what you want, then go out and beat him. The man runs Marathons (Washignton, Boston & NY) for a hobby and is a successful businessman. Maybe now you understand why your boy came out short.
If FF had played politics and did what ever the politicians and FOP wanted he would have been the Chief at Miami PD. But, he did not, he stood up for what he believed was right and look what they got. A political puppet as a Chief and a contract with pay cuts and diminished benefits from the Mayor their FOP and Chief endorsed.
As far as me being a yes man, yes to professionalism, yes to the truth, yes to justice, yes to being a real man, you see when I have to talk sh.. about someone I tell them to their face not on a blog under the name of "guest" which obviously says much about you. Please proof read your post. You wrote he was using politicians as Manny Diaz and Peter Hernandez to become Chief at MPD, I think you mean CGPD. But so many years at MPD its hard to get it out of your system. It goes with the rest of your information all wrong and poison trying to push someone else for the job. Because you fear him, chicken sh...
FF is not a graduate of Harvard Business School, he is not a successful business man and has never owned a business, he is not a business professor, he was told to stay off the radio by a Captain during FTAA and accepted it, Timoney got him hooked up with the Justice Department and sent him all over as his mentor, without Timoney he would never have been Deputy Chief.
He could not stay in Miami because Regalado promised the FOP he would be out. No amount of politics, which he did try, was going to say his job.
If you want truth, fairness, and justice he isnt the way to go. If you want the managers yes man and people like you who have a problem with facts he is your man
You ignorance is clear, you are an idiot with little knowledge of facts. You are a rumor mill with very little substance. FF is a graduate of the Havard School of Business, the National FBI Academy and more. He is a sucessfull businessman and has been for some time. He is currently a Business Professor. He took over a Field Force during the FTAA because the Major in charge of the Field Force choked and was relieved of that command. He works with Justice Department based on his qualifications. Read Timoney's book and learn why he became the Deputy Chief.
Talk about playing politics "Regalado promised the FOP he would be out" sounds like a violation of the City Charter and a violation of the law between the Mayor and the FOP. The City of Miami operates under a manager form of management, the Mayor can not get anyone out unless he violates the charter. But here you are right, that was the politics they played and Regalado gave you a 12% pay cut, changed your multiplier and raised your points. Took away holidays, uniform allowances, special unit pay, annual physicals and most of all took away PRIDE, PROFESSIONALISM and RESPECT. Sounds like you really won this one. Good job! Keep playing politics. If that is how you define truth, fairness and justice now eveyone here understands why we disagree with each other.
Next time do your home work, get your facts and make an educated decision. Your statements are self serving, false and misleading. Is this Regalado?
You are a stupid former member of FF's inner circle who tries to portray lies as fact.
FF is a NOT graduate of Harvard Business School, he is not a business man unless you call being a landlord a business man, he is not a business professor and never will be, he was put into his place by a captain on the radio during FTAA because he was screwing things. Timoney got him his job at Justice and he was promoted because that is what Timoney does; picks a young commander and promotes him over several others to deputy chief so that that young man is beholden to him and will do whatever he says. It worked perfectly. At least it worked for Timoney, once he was forced out FF had to go or be demoted back to Lt.
You are right that Regalado may have violated the charter. But the city manager works for Mayor, not the commission, and takes his orders from the Mayor. Regalado made very public statements that Timoney was gone. Once Timoney was gone so was FF. FF did attempt to save himself by reaching out to the african-american community and eventually Regalado but no one would talk to him because of his prior arrogant behavior.
He is a super star in his and your mind only.
Clearly, you are part of TC's cheerleader squad. You continue to bring up a radio incident which is what you consider a "claim to fame". An emotional outbust on a police radio is nothing to brag about. FF met weekly with command staff for 8 months prior to FTAA. He instructed, directed and set rules of engagement. Those that attended included your captain and he tooks orders as instructed.
Once again, since you don't know and want to claim you have FACTS, FF is a gradute of the Harvard Business School, he is a successful business man and a current business professor. A job with the justice department recommending policies changes requires you have very high qualifications and an impecable background. That would be the first thing attacked in court. He got the job on his own and because of his qualifications. You simply don't want to except the FACTS because they don't serve your agenda. Do you or your Captain have the qualifications or have the job?
Timoney promoted him because he was qualified, professional, non political and his own MAN. You are upset because he didnt pick someone on your team. Grow up and take your beating.
FF did not attempt to speak to Regalado or anyone else at the City of Miami. He refused to work for Regalado. He chose to retire as a DEPUTY CHIEF of POLICE with an outstanding pension and great benefits NOT like what YOUR Regalado gave you now. He left with his head high and on his own grounds. He never folded to the pressures of the FOP or crooked politicians who even promised him the Chief of Police job if he played their game. He refused!
Timoney also refused to work for Regalado, the City of Miami charter has a protection in place for Police Chiefs that protects them from political pressures. Not the Manager nor the Mayor could fire the Chief without cause. Cause is defined by Florida State Statue
and they would have never gotten him out if he wanted to stay. Specially with a good working relationship with Rundle. The fact Regalado made public statements during campaign made it even easier for him. Timoney just refused to work for him and said early on that when Manny Diaz left he would as well.
But now let me explain to you, your role and how you have been used. On Sunday, there had been 2204 views to this subject on this blog. Armed with your hate and anger you began your imediate "I HATE FF attack" and therefore played right into my hands. You gave me a platform to promote his qualifications, accomplishments and truthful facts that can easily be verified. Look at the couter of views now (2478) and see how many (274) people have read my messages with your help.
So thank you, for doing you part as you have once again been used like a kotex.
The truth is the manager will pick who ever he wants, when he wants.
PS I will let the EH and PT blog continue it is very interesting. So until the next time I need you, once again thanks for all your help.
Since you brought up FTAA lets bring out the truth. Cannon, Colombo and Rivero planned FTAA, mostly Cannon. FF attended meeting and took credit but he didnt do much more than get in the way. Actually FF was away for much of the planning.
Again FF is not a graduate of Harvard, he is not a business man and is not a business professor. If he is where does he teach business, when did he attend business school and what is the name of his business. Your facts are BS.
He got the job at Justice purely because Timoney has the connections and made the calls, just like he has called our mayor. He was Timoney's yes man who only did as instructed by Timoney. He has never been his own man. He will monitor the wind and then lean that way. By the way he has also met with commissioners from the Gables.
Sorry FF tried to save himself with Regalado. I know that bursts your bubble but it is true. Get over it. If FF doesnt get the job there will be other jobs you can do for him. If not, the UM job isnt that bad is it?
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