You Know Who You Are

To the Person and Persons who know what I’m talking about:

A lot of people seem to think that I am motivated by a vengeful heart when revenge has nothing to do with it. Like most people, I was born with the inherent ability to recognize right from wrong. They say God puts us where we are for a reason and I will always choose the good fight over evil.  It has never been my intention to hurt anyone, in fact, I've been on the defense for most of my life. And now, here I am.

And there You are. A manipulator of Trust who likes to kick a person when they’re already down. These days you’re looking very blue in the face while you continue to hold your breath.

Imagine what it’s like to have your whole World crash down around you. There are very few people who you can count on to pull you up, but instead, they walk right up to you with a smile on their face and proceed to kick you while you’re down. 

Can you even imagine such a cruel World? Have you ever been kicked? When you're already down? Think about it next time, before you kick another innocent person




LEO Theater - ACT3

If the last year was comparable to a Dark Comedy in Iberia Parish and a Dark Dark Drama in Lafayette, then in Vermilion Parish we got us a full blown Horror Show. There has always been a dark veil of coonass paranoia over Vermilion in large part due to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Department. The unwritten law behind a VPSO badge is- “it’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know that matters”.

Read it here.

LEO Theater - ACT2

A theater critic might categorize the last 12 months in the Iberia Sheriff office as a Dark Comedy. But then that same critic would categorize the last 12 months in the Lafayette Sheriff office as a very Dark Dark Drama.

Underneath my outside face
There’s a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me.

                                                                                                                Shel Silverstein

Read it here



The Closer

I’ll just sit here and keep score on Sheriff Mark Garber for a little while longer.

·         Leadership          7

·         Budgeting           2

·         Conduct Becoming          0

·         Family Values    negative 25



Get your VooDoo on

'The only thing [Sheriff Couvillon] has done for decades is eat crawfish and barbecue with school board members, mayors and councilmen of little towns, sheriffs, deputies, etc. - and he's done favors' for all of them.'

'And we all know how Vermilion Parish is: they are the most clannish, parochial provincial and paranoid grouping of people in the whole State of Louisiana.'

And Sheriff Couvillon owns the clans, he owns all of them. Right?

There are a lot of perks when you belong to a Couvillon Clan. A Couvillon Clansman can relax while they snort and sell their cocaine because they know Sheriff Couvillon will look the other way. You can make false reports to the Sheriff to frame your enemies while being assured that Sheriff Couvillon will back up your lies.

Sheriff Couvillon has the power to protect the guilty and destroy the innocent whenever it’s convenient, much like when that gentleman from Florida moved his wife to Maurice.

Apparently Sheriff Couvillon is afraid that someone in Florida will google the name of his favorite VPSO detective. He fears that if they find her, they will let all of her skeletons come out of the closet.

Understand, Sheriff Couvillon has often used threats as well as down right lies in effort to gain an illegal advantage over the innocent. And he works just as hard by trying to bury the truth to protect his paranoid Clan.

Legends tell us that an unwed mother in Florida was dancing in strip clubs to make ends meet when she married a guy with money. Soon, the rich gentleman learned that his dancing wife was having an affair with the Sheriff in Florida. In an effort to save his marriage, he moved the whole family to Maurice, Louisiana.

In no time at all, his wife started getting it on with the Sheriff in Vermillon, and so, the poor rich-guy moved back to Florida. Nobody knows for sure where her kid is.

After Mr Money moved back to Florida, the dancer needed to make a paycheck and that’s when Sheriff Couvillon turned her into his number one jail Bondsman.

It was a sweet racket. Anyone and everyone who wanted to bail out of the Vermilion jail could only use one bondsman, and that was the lady from Florida. Vermilion parish has plenty of bondsman to choose from, Jerry Suire is the most honest of them. Deal is, the VPSO would only do business with the... the dancing lady from Florida.

Next thing ya know, Sheriff Couvillon hired the lady from Florida as a VPSO deputy, even though she had ZERO law enforcement experience. We don’t have to kid ourselves, we all know the kind of experience that Couvillon was interested in.

Even as a Sheriff’s Deputy, the lady from Florida continued to monopolize the bondsman racket inside the VPSO with the help of Sheriff Mike Couvillon.

There is no mystery as to why Vermilion Parish is the most clannish, parochial provincial and paranoid grouping of people in the State. Congratulations on your election win, Sheriff Couvillon.  You too, Mrs Sheriff.


Typeless in Seattle

My fingers hover over the keyboard and grope for the words of disdain that I hold for those Good Ol Boyz who own the political rumor mill. The accusations, threats and intimidation is off the charts on the sleaze-o-meter and there are no words that can describe these assaults on the democratic process, much less describe their pillaging of the truth.

Somebody should have told Chad Leger’s campaign that you don’t ever…ever… try to hood wink the voters a whole week before the primary, you will never get away with it. While the City Marshall has been enjoying his tequila sunrise with the “others” ~ there is a good chance there won’t even be a run-off in November.

In Iberia Parish, Sheriff Ackal is keeping his head down while the community continues to shout their dissatisfaction with the Victor White incident. There was a bright piece of media blitz outta Crowley that helped the Crowley PD lose some of the tarnish from the LeBlanc and Lejeune cases, although, KP Gibson wasn’t given any credit for the good deed.

In Vermilion, the VPSO has ramped up their usual intimidation tactics by cruising the home of every civil servant to make sure they don’t have a Toby Walker sign in their yard. Sheriff Couvillon has been feeling the heat from the voters because every time Toby Walker knocks on a door, the Couvillon sign gets pulled down and replaced with a Toby Walker for Sheriff sign.

With classic Sheriff Couvillon intimidation, the VPSO deputies have resorted to conducting drive-bys and taking pictures of every house that has a Walker sign. Understand, a lot of people keep a Couvillon sign in their yard to avoid the wrath of their vindictive Sheriff. Somebody needs to tell Couvillon that signs don’t vote.

Still, my fingers hover over the keyboard, groping for words to describe the disdain I hold for Good Ol Boy politics, and yet, I can see so much promise in the future.

The way it stands today, Mark Garber has a very good chance to win the election this Saturday.

And if he has to, Toby Walker will be a shoe-in for Sheriff Couvillon's recall election.


Wassup with That?

A curious thing happened two days after I posted the chapter "Stuck in the Middle". An attorney from Gonzales contacted the host for my website and was demanding that my website be shut down immediately.

The majority of the complaints were against a chapter I wrote four years ago, called "Sheriff Couvillon and His Values". There was some crude language in that chapter which apparently offended the attorney's clients who are Mr and Mrs Couvillon, collectively.

You understand, SHERIFF Couvillon was not trying to shut down my site, it was MR and MRS Couvillon who, ultimately, were satisfied after I agreed to remove Mrs Couvillon's full name from every page on my site. Therefore, I have been scrubbing my website to clean up the language and remove her name. Please, if anyone finds that I've missed a place that spells out the name of the detective who is married to the Sheriff please let me know and I will remove it immediately. Like I told Couvillon, this is the first time I've ever edited my chapters after they were published because I wanted to avoid being accused of changing my story. Then I took the opportunity to clarify some facts for the Sheriff.

Sheriff Couvillon and His Values

(publlished June 14th, 2011)

Editors note: This chapter was published 4 days after I called Sheriff Couvillon at his desk and asked him if he had a warrant for my arrest regarding Donnell Dent's lies from ten months earlier. Couvillon told me that, yes, he did have a warrant ~ but that was a lie. The evidence proves that Sheriff Couvillon didn't put out a warrant for my arrest until two days after I published this chapter. All of this is evidence that Sheriff Couvillon has abused the power of his office for the purpose of retaliation while on a personal vendetta. This wasn't the first time he's done that and I bet it won't be the last. All you Good Guys in Vermilion Parish need to watch your backs. Sincerely.

The Story includes the opinions of Dawn Marcelle that are based off her interpretation of proven facts.