PUBLIC RESPONSE TO JAMES CROSBY
"Oh, sh..t! He was the WARDEN at FSP when Frank Valdes was murdered!"
"THE NEW "SECRETARY OF 'CORRECTIONS' IS OFFICIALLY JAMES CROSBY, EX-WARDEN AT FLORIDA STATE PRISON WHEN FRANK VALDES WAS KILLED - PROMOTED TO REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF REGION II AND LOOK AT HIM NOW! ON JANUARY 6TH, 2003, JEB BUSH PROMOTED HIM TO THE POSITION TO RUN THE ENTIRE FLORIDA PRISON SYSTEM."
"It appears that James Crosby is now the New Secretary of Corruptions!!!! I'm crushed!!!! James Crosby is the new Secretary."
"Learning of James Crosby's promotion to Secretary of FL DOC has indeed made a BIG STATEMENT TO ME: To succeed within the ranks of Florida Dept of Corruptions, You MUST "PREPARE" yourself well... by ABUSING, STARVING and MURDERING inmates. OKAY... I'll hush...but this is my opinion and I'm just sick over this appointment."
For Immediate Release
January 6, 2003
For More Information
Contact: Public Affairs Office
Statement by Secretary James Crosby
Isn't he the same JAMES CROSBY who was at FSP?
FLORIDA STATE PRISON
Governor Jeb Bush has appointed me Secretary of the Department of Corrections. I am both honored and excited. The stewardship of our Department offers great challenges and opportunities and I intend to begin work immediately. There are two tasks that must be addressed forthwith.
The first, as always, is the appropriate operation of our agency. At this time, the organizational structure, lines of authority, and area of responsibility will not change. Each of you is reminded that during this transition period we must be especially diligent in our work.
The second is the formation of my transition team and the execution of its duties. I have appointed C. George Denman to serve as Chairman of the transition team and he will be assisted by Alberto Dominguez. I expect this process to move very quickly and you may be called upon to provide information or materials. Please provide the team your absolute assistance. I have worked in the Department for most of my professional life and realize the great responsibility this position carries. I also realize the success of this department lies within its loyal, dedicated and hardworking staff, and I feel privileged to work with all of you. The honor of providing leadership for our agency is something I have prepared for my entire career and there is no other place I would rather be.
Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections
"So sayith the king... "
Sometimes they say its better to know the devil in the chair than to wonder about the one you don't know... "I also say that we need to prepare but that is what we are doing... There is a lot that must be done with him in there, when you get right down to it. Hope for the best, till he shows us he is not to be trusted... Then we will know where we stand!!"
"I prayed this wouldn't happen. Crosby is a BAD THING! Go read how employees at FSP says he runs things if you haven't already at http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/fci/FSPsports.html and http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/fci/FSPDOCsports.html This man is the biggest crook they could have hired! He acts like mafia and looks like KKK. This could get really evil. The only thing good is he's not real brilliant - just sneaky, greedy, sloppy, crooked, mean............"
Secretary's Office - Florida Department of Corrections
"James Crosby is NOT the WORST of the contenders for this position - let's see what he does before we rip his head off. He was the overseer of my Husband's execution as well - so please don't think me a sympathizer - I just believe that he must show us his own true colors. There is nowhere for him to run - the buck stops with him now!"
"Since Governor Jeb Bush has appointed Crosby as Secretary of the Department of Corrections, I know I should give him a chance, but with what we already know,
-------------I'm just sick about this"
"Well he is going to have his hands full with Frank Valdez, Archie Davis and The Florida LOLITS ____ Let's give him HELL!"
Bush names new secretary of Florida Department of Corrections 01/06/03
WHAT KIND OF MAN IS THE NEW SECRETARY OF 'CORRECTIONS'?
READ: ILLEGAL GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
"Lord help us all!!
"How the heck - Why did Bush do this???????????????? This makes me madder than hellllllllllllllllllll
Crosby was the warden when Valdes was brutally murdered!"
The Chief of Staff was Peggy Ball, who "resigned" or quit a few months before the election; The Chief of Staff position has been vacant for a long time now.
Statement by Secretary James Crosby
Here's a statement that sums up Crosby's view of inmates:
"Somebody once said there are three kinds of people in the world - there are wolves and there are sheep, and finally, there are those who protect the sheep from the wolves. That's what we do," said Secretary James V. Crosby, Jr.http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/compass/0305/2.html
Crosby sums it all up at the end of his dissertation:
"The important thing to remember, is how well you do your jobs, at work and at home. I am very proud of the sacrifices you make.Professionalism has never been better in the department." http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/compass/0407/v2/index.html
WTF????!!!! Professionalism??? What department is he referring to??!!
Here's more from the horse's
ass... er, mouth:
"This year, we had record numbers of the sons and daughters of DOC employees visiting prisons, probation offices, and Central Office here in Tallahassee for the annual Take Your Child to Work Day. I am always happy to see hundreds of our children take an interest and grow in understanding of the importance of the jobs we do."
Yeah, I'll bet he's happy to have those kids under foot. Children would freak out if they knew the truth about the job some of Crosby's favorite officers do.
"Across Florida on May 12 and 13, state newspapers reported that the overall major-crime rate in Florida fell to a 33-year low for 2003, declining another 4.3 percent from 2002. We all play an important part in this achievement and can be proud of our efforts."
And we can guess why the crime rate went down: Many of the criminals left in Florida got jobs with the department and now their crimes don't count. Crosby continues:
"Our jobs entail hard hours, night shifts, threats, long commutes, and other stressors on family life. Correctional and correctional probation officers work with criminals some of whom may be dangerous."
Some of their jobs entail nothing more than parties, stealing supplies, beating on inmates and playing ball. True, some prisoners may be as dangerous as some of the guards guarding them! Then he says:
"The National Institute of Justice has published a document addressing stress-related management issues. One is called Developing a Law Enforcement Stress Program for Officers and Their Families (1997). There is also a companion document entitled, Addressing Correctional Officer Stress: Programs and Strategies (2000)."
There are 2 documents available from the Natl. Inst. of Justice, to help with addressing correctional officer stress, caused by "other individuals such as family members and friends who may be angry, upset, or difficult to work with."
"In the course of supervising offenders, we interact with other individuals such as family members and friends who may be angry, upset, or difficult to work with."
One of the MANY things Crosby is missing is WHY we are angry, upset and difficult? Could it be the grief and hell we have to go through to beg for the tiniest bit of information on our loved ones?
"Workers may also be assigned to field work in high crime areas or in institutions where there is a risk of violence or communicable disease."
And why would Crosby think communicable disease threatens his officers? Because he knows the diets, the tight little cells, the lousy medical care, the lack of fresh air and sunshine all breed these diseases. And he's too tight to do anything about it.
"Many DOC employees are required to meet many deadlines, some of which are imposed by courts."
For crying out loud, what part of the job do they think are they paid to do? And he finishes:
"The important thing to remember, is how well you do your jobs, at work and at home. I am very proud of the sacrifices you make. Professionalism has never been better in the department. God bless you and your families."
???What part of the job do they do at home? What sacrifices do they make that they aren't paid to do? I'm choking on the word 'professionalism'. Sorry - Gotta go be sick!
JAMES CROSBY ON MTWT
PRISON WORKERS ON MTWT