By Randy Kluge
I sent a letter to North Port City Commissioner Jonathan Lewis, telling him about the lack of protection for our constitutional rights happening with his North Port Police Office.
I know that the chief of police has broken the following laws and has failed to live up to his oath of office, when questioned about this he acknowledged that his officers had no warrant nor saw any warrants to warrant the action he commands his office to do, he said he never, ever checks Department Children’s and Families search warrants, he was only there to protect. However his officers being present brings up the question of The Color of Law, a federal offense, investigated by the FBI. The officers intimidate and coerce, using their office, uniform and such authority. When an officer is called for back up to break the law of Search and Seizure, both state and federal, he is guilty of being an accessory to that crime. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. It is negligence to not insist on having a copy of all necessary paperwork, including but not limited to a warrant before demanding participation of officers in any operation regardless of whom is requesting officer assistance.
Chief Vespia insists that the practice of search and seizure needs not have a warrant from DCF. I am not an attorney but I do know my Constitutional Rights and I will seek every means legally possible to be protected from those in power seeking to hide behind their authority to try to take away our rights.
Chief Kevin Vespia North Port Florida
Anyone in authority who has been made aware of illegal activity and chooses to allow it to continue or promotes such activity is guilty of accessory at the minimum.
Amendment IV Search and arrest The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
I told Jonathan Lewis:
Thank you for looking into this matter for me. I feel very strongly that my constitutional rights, both state and federal where trampled on. When I brought this to the attention of Chief Vespia, I was told that they never saw a warrant, and with DCF they did not need to. When I read my constitutional rights no where does it say no illegal search and seizure except when DCF is involved.
He refused to call me back and instead took the chicken way out and sent an email saying it is DCF’s fault. Even though it is the City of North Port Florida Police Department and Chief Kevin Vespia that are assisting in illegal search and seizure and do not bother to ask for a warrant.
So glad our founding fathers died for this right and that Commissioner Jonathan Lewis, Chief Kevin Vespia, and DCF have decided that it is not really necessary.