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FEBRUARY 14, 2015
BARRED FROM NUMEROUS GOVERNMENTAL COMPUTER NETWORKS FOR TELLING THE TRUTH

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GANGING UP ON THE NIGHTCLUB, HOUSE
STARTING WITH A COLLECTION OF MIAMI’S LESS THAN SAVORY CLUB OWNERS AND THEIR LAP DOG, COMMISSIONER MARC SARNOFF; TO HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS AND “HOLY WATER” THROWN ON THE DOORSTEPS OF THE NIGHTCLUB BY A NEIGHBOR LADY, THERE ARE ENOUGH PLOTS, COUNTERPLOTS AND POTENTIAL BAD GUYS IN THIS STORY TO MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN
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I’ve never been to the nightclub called HOUSE, although I first wrote about this club back in December of 2013, when I filed an ethics complaint again Victor “Baby Daddy” De Jurre, for failing to register as a lobbyist for the nightclub during the club’s application for a 5 AM exemption. 


My complaint was based on the Jennings’s Waiver that Commissioner Sarnoff invoked at the Commission meeting when the item came up for discussion where he identified De Jurre as one of the individuals that he had met and talked with about the property.  My complaint was dismissed on March 4, 2014.  It was one of the better examples of just how unethical the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission has become when it comes to providing protection for those in the Family and Friends Plan.


HOUSE started having problems even before they opened for business. Several weeks after that October 2013 Commission meeting that prompted my ethics complaint, Miami New Times did a story where the club’s principal owner, Mark Lowe, complained about being harassed by the club owners - especially Michael Slyder - who were members of the downtown club association MEDA. Commissioner Sarnoff, was alleged to be  doing Slyder’s bidding.

After the article, things quieted down and the nightclub finally opened, things, at least from afar, seemed to be going along smoothly.


Almost a year later in October of 2014, things heated up again with a new story in New Times and new accusations by Mark Lowe, the club’s owner, about harassment and efforts to put him out of business.


Last month, the club’s Certificate Of Use was revoked by the City because it was supposedly closer than 1000 feet from Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School. The problem with this claim is that it took the City 3 years and several reviews before they “discovered” this error in measurement.


And then of course there is Cecillia Stewart, the Christian neighbor lady who keeps complaining about noise and traffic, and who after uttering some homophobic comments at the last Commission meeting where the club’s problems were discussed, also showed up with a preacher and some of her neighbors to throw “Holy Water” at the entrance of the club.


If Cecillia Stewart was really concerned about chasing out demons in a building, she and her preacher and her neighbors might do better showing up at Miami City Hall with a firetruck full of “Holy Water” and hosing that building down. Of course they’d need to have a second firetruck on hand to put out the fire as the flames from the “Holy Water” burned the building down.


In any event, on Friday, I received an email encouraging me to link to a website providing what turned out to be a fascinating breakdown of almost all of the players, and all of the plots, counter-plot and sub-plots in this saga.

To view a copy of this layout in a size that you can read, click HERE.

Whoever took the time to put this layout together obviously is an insider who knows the players and the game, and they are to be commended. It’s a very cool, and informative presentation, and certainly provides information that should focus folks attention on the behind-the-scenes activities of the players involved, and especially my pal, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, who has taken a lot of money from several of these people over the years.

There are several items though that weren’t mentioned that I would certainly be interested in learning more about.

The first is the “staged” raid last November against the Wonderland Strip Club on 77th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. 

The fact that before the raid cops not only tipped off Channel 4 News, but invited Jim DeFede to come along for an “exclusive” behind the scenes as the raid took place says that this was not your normal run-of-the-mill vice raid, but one orchestrated to create bad PR for the Wonderland club. 

I was challenged after I posted this story about my allegation that this raid had in any way been staged.  Well, on December 11th, as part of a presentation to the Miami City Commission on recent Police Department activities,a copy of the Defede Report was played for the Commission as a way to show them how vigilant the police department has been recently in closing down clubs within the City limits.

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Also adding some fuel to the fire is this email from the City’s Zoning Director to Sarnoff in February of 2014, that shows his having an interest in this club.  You would not consider this a problem if the Commissioner’s inquiry was about a business within his District, but on June 4, 2013, Sarnoff Commission’s District was reapportioned, and this club, along with the entire section of District 2 north of 54th Street became part of Commissioner Hardemon’s District 5.


Out of professional courtesy, Commissioner’s don’t go poking around looking for dirt on businesses in another Commissioner’s District, especially one that ends up getting raided by the cops.

And just for the record, when I first got this information I asked around and the request for this information came via a phone call months after the Districts had been reapportioned.


But, this is a sidebar to the real story that I’d love to get to the bottom of, which is that rumors have long been circulating that one of the club owners mentioned in the linked website story supposedly has compromising photographs of a certain elected official taken in the Men’s Room of his club that is the real reason that he’s able to get this elected official to do whatever he wants.


Now, this is a rumor, but I’d love to find out whether it’s just a rumor, or whether it’s true, because if it is true and someone can get their hands on a copy of any of those photographs and give them to me, I promise that I will not only post that photo - providing I establish that it hasn’t been photoshopped - on this website, but I will make thousands of  copies and stand in the intersections of this elected official’s District passing them out to everyone who rolls down their window, and then I’ll do the same thing at City Hall, County Hall and at the entrance of the Metromover and Metrorail stations until everyone in Miami has a copy.


So what about it!?!


I got the balls, and if the story is true and you can get the photo(s), think of it as a way to do something good for your soul by getting rid of a truly sleazy and corrupt politician once and for all!


It’s Miami, Bitches!

I figure that when the cops invite a TV reporter to come along for exclusive coverage of a Vice Raid, including allowing the reporter to stand next to the head cop inside the premises during the raid, and then the cops turn around and use the video to pat themselves on the back for what a good job they’re doing, that’s a staged raid.


Speculation that Commissioner Sarnoff might be engaging in a little pay for play on behalf of Wonderland’s competitor, the 11Eleven Strip Club, mentioned in the breakdown above, is bolstered by the fact that they not only share a similar clientele and both have extended hour liquor licenses, but less than 30 days before the raid, Sarnoff accepted a $20,000 donation to his Electioneering Communication Organization from the LLC that owns the property that 11Eleven sits on.

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