Shaq throws his sizable support behin...

Shaq throws his sizable support behind Orange sheriff candidate...

There are 62 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Sep 12, 2008, titled Shaq throws his sizable support behind Orange sheriff candidate.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

In the battle over endorsements in the Orange County sheriff's race, Jerry Demings has snagged the biggest.

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“American Against Fascism”

Since: Apr 08

Central Florida

#1 Sep 12, 2008
This is good news... some high profile enthusiasm can help.
Shaq

Orlando, FL

#2 Sep 12, 2008
it's a black thing. You wouldn't understand.

“I hate those guys.”

Since: Feb 08

Faber College

#3 Sep 12, 2008
Thanks but no thanks, Shaq. It's a complete conflict of interest to have a husband and wife running both police agencies in town.

Plus, Jerry wasn't that great when he was OPD chief anyway.
Chris

Orlando, FL

#4 Sep 12, 2008
Thankyou Shaq for giving me just another reason why I am voting for Tegg.
Mark

Orlando, FL

#5 Sep 12, 2008
Beary's campaigning against Tegg? Best reason to vote for Tegg!
Native

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#6 Sep 12, 2008
Mark wrote:
Beary's campaigning against Tegg? Best reason to vote for Tegg!
I was saying the same thing. Beary does not know what ethics are. Ask majority of the deputies in Orange County and ask who they want. Most will say Tegg. Ask OPD if they like Demings and most will say no.
AND THAT MAKES

Lake Mary, FL

#7 Sep 12, 2008
makes a difference????? ok, so a BASKETBALL player endorsed demings. SO WHAT!!!! owning a house in orange county doesnt make you an expert on the sheriffs department.
i agree another reason to vote for tegg...
juan

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#8 Sep 12, 2008
Demings and wife were never elected to anything. They were appointed by political creatures trying to get a political advantage. Neither are or were the best choice.
Bill from Apopka

United States

#9 Sep 12, 2008
Let's listen to Shaq folks........ Didn't he run from the Orlando to take the big bucks in LA. Shaq isn't what I call a team player folks nor cares what people think of him. He does what he wants and thinks it's his right because he was a professional basketball player once.
And the word Ethics and Kevin Beary go together like oil and water. Still waiting for Beary to be found guilty and be punished for all the crimes and mis-deeds he's committed while in office. The only reason Beary isn't running this time is because he knows that now he's been exposed for the lier, cheat and crook he really is, he wouldn't get re-elected.
And as far as professional ethics go.... well why is it that Demmins teaches Law Enforcement courses at VCC and then forces his students to go to a relatives restaurant for a 3 hours lunch meal? Professional Ethics aside, Demmins is a nice likeable guy but that isn't a good reason to hire him as Sheriff.
Chief Val Demmins' first order was to do away with the undercover drug teams. If Demmins gets elected Sheriff will we have no drug teams to catch all the dealers?
Drug Dealers need to band together and endorse Demmins.
John Tegg has his faults just like everyone but at this point he is the best person, in my and local law enforcement officers option, to be the next Sheriff of Orange County.
And it seems that Demmins would like to covert Orange County into an Orlando-Metro Police Department controlled by the Demmins family. And if this happens the sheriff's office will become as corrupt and as big a joke as OPD is now.
But then OCSO might be better paid. Opps sorry, Tegg has said he will take care of that when he gets elected and I trust word more than from Demmins and that fat thing in office which now passes as the Sheriff.
Nebulous

Oviedo, FL

#12 Sep 12, 2008
Bill from Apopka wrote:
Let's listen to Shaq folks........ Didn't he run from the Orlando to take the big bucks in LA. Shaq isn't what I call a team player folks nor cares what people think of him. He does what he wants and thinks it's his right because he was a professional basketball player once.
And the word Ethics and Kevin Beary go together like oil and water. Still waiting for Beary to be found guilty and be punished for all the crimes and mis-deeds he's committed while in office. The only reason Beary isn't running this time is because he knows that now he's been exposed for the lier, cheat and crook he really is, he wouldn't get re-elected.
And as far as professional ethics go.... well why is it that Demmins teaches Law Enforcement courses at VCC and then forces his students to go to a relatives restaurant for a 3 hours lunch meal? Professional Ethics aside, Demmins is a nice likeable guy but that isn't a good reason to hire him as Sheriff.
Chief Val Demmins' first order was to do away with the undercover drug teams. If Demmins gets elected Sheriff will we have no drug teams to catch all the dealers?
Drug Dealers need to band together and endorse Demmins.
John Tegg has his faults just like everyone but at this point he is the best person, in my and local law enforcement officers option, to be the next Sheriff of Orange County.
And it seems that Demmins would like to covert Orange County into an Orlando-Metro Police Department controlled by the Demmins family. And if this happens the sheriff's office will become as corrupt and as big a joke as OPD is now.
But then OCSO might be better paid. Opps sorry, Tegg has said he will take care of that when he gets elected and I trust word more than from Demmins and that fat thing in office which now passes as the Sheriff.
Shaq might have left O-Town for the big city lights but the guy still lived here, had his charitable foundation based here and his parents stayed here. That's not running Bill, that's business and Shaq knows a little about business, as you might recall Shaq went back to school, completed his degree and then some to become one of the most highly educated players in the NBA___ever___of any color!
JGJ

Melbourne, FL

#14 Sep 12, 2008
Rich Crotty wrote:
Both Shaq and Demming are negroes. Just like Black Hussein Obama, 95% of your coloreds admit supporting the mullato. However, as we all know, the actual percentage is probably 100% support from the negro community. Just like Hussein, Demming would be a shitty choice for sheriff.
I love people who are racist and hide behind a computer screen.
Well, have fun with your plam tonight while you are home alone, loser!
Beary and Tegg

AOL

#15 Sep 12, 2008
Mark wrote:
Beary's campaigning against Tegg? Best reason to vote for Tegg!
Beary's campaign consultant, Issac Keith Stockton Reeves, IV is running Tegg's campaign.
If Tegg is the anti-Beary, why did he hire the sleazeball that helped to elect Beary?

Inquiring minds want to know.
Is the same consultant that just caused Rick Geller to lose?
I heard Geller bad-mouthing Reeves just the other day.
Enough Already

Washington, DC

#16 Sep 12, 2008
I'd say Kevin Beary has a lot of courage to just MENTION ethics, and not be afraid of being struck by lightening. Dyer is one of Bearys butt buddies, and Shaq wants..Who knows what Shaq wants, it changes weekly. What a joke.
The Truth

United States

#17 Sep 12, 2008
According to Shaq Orlando is a "Plastic City" who care what this oversized IDIOT thinks???

Also, Jerry Demings should have never cheated on his wife! Why did you walk away from the camera's yesterday Jerry!

If you are going to cheat on your wife, we can expect more of the same as Sheriff!!
old curmudgeon

Kissimmee, FL

#19 Sep 12, 2008
Nebulous wrote:
<quoted text>Shaq might have left O-Town for the big city lights but the guy still lived here, had his charitable foundation based here and his parents stayed here. That's not running Bill, that's business and Shaq knows a little about business, as you might recall Shaq went back to school, completed his degree and then some to become one of the most highly educated players in the NBA___ever___of any color!
Shaq the most highly educated in the NBA ever? One would be hard pressed to tell anytime he opens his mouth. But considering the NBA I guess it could be true.
old curmudgeon

Kissimmee, FL

#20 Sep 12, 2008
Don't forget Shaq has said he wants to be Orange County Sheriff when he reires from the NBA. Maybe he's trying to get his people lined up for when he runs. Whatever happened to him helping people with sub prime mortgages, haven't heard anymore on that.
Tired of it

Orlando, FL

#21 Sep 12, 2008
There are 2 articles that mention TEGG in todays paper and that he was the Police Chief in Edgewood. Neither bother to mention that he was with the Sheriffs Office for 27 tears, and that he was a Division Chief there. TEGG is well qualified to be Sheriff of Orange County.
Get Real

Oviedo, FL

#22 Sep 12, 2008
If it wasn't a conflict of interest for George W. Bush to be President while Jeb Bush was Governor of Florida, it certainly isn't a conflict of interest for Jerry Demings to be Sheriff while his wife is the Orlando Police Chief.

Some on this board commented that Shaq only endorsed Demings because they are both black. So, if a white person endorses Tegg, it is only because they are both white?

Tegg's supporters on this board aren't doing him any favors. They simply appear ignorant, bigoted, and self-interested.
Do Nothing

AOL

#24 Sep 12, 2008
Tired of it wrote:
There are 2 articles that mention TEGG in todays paper and that he was the Police Chief in Edgewood. Neither bother to mention that he was with the Sheriffs Office for 27 tears, and that he was a Division Chief there. TEGG is well qualified to be Sheriff of Orange County.
The reason no mention of Tegg at the Sheriff's Office, is because he did nothing mentionable while there. He was worthless at the Sheriff's Office and 6 years later has reached the top of his game at EDGEWOOD P.D...... WOW he commands 10 people. Now thats the kind of experienced leader we need. Get Real, put down the crack pipe.
Eyes Wide Open

Lady Lake, FL

#29 Sep 13, 2008
The unions are supporting Tegg because he has been campaigning for this office since the first time he ran for sheriff (and lost). He got union support before Demings even announced he was running for sheriff.

All these things Tegg is promising...retiree benefits, counting off-duty work toward retirement...where is the money coming from? He has no control and/or authority over the Florida Retirement System. Counting off-duty work toward retirement has been tried unsuccessfully by other agencies (Broward Sheriff's Office).

Vote him into the sheriff's office and a lot of people will be disappointed...especially the ones who are expecting to have promises fulfilled.

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