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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

ABC ENFORCEMENT DIRECTOR FEELING PRESSURE


Tainted ABC Enforcement Director Boyce Hamlet has been under pressure for quite some time due to the discovery and exposure of his hidden past and lack of qualifications for the position he was appointed to by Governor Hutchinson.


Hamlet, racked with fear and uncertainty about his continued career in law enforcement after his 15 year period of lying about his employment history to hide his hiring and firing from the Arkansas State Police to obtain jobs he had no chance of getting if he actually told the truth was uncovered, had to do something to keep the approval of Governor Hutchinson.

Hence this email to his minions.

No doubt Hamlet wanted to claim credit for "an innovative program" that he could email his boss and the Governor's Office a series of "pat me on the back" emails.

The most innovative program that could be developed for the ABC is how they can get rid of Hamlet.

We have a feeling he won't be around too much longer. It's hard to keep a position that you have no qualifications whatsoever to hold, even a political appointee. 

Word is that with the passage of the Medical Marijuana Act and the ABC's involvement in the regulation of outlets, the Hutchinson Administration is looking at finding a new position for Hamlet and appointing someone that is actually qualified as ABC Enforcement Director.

It is possible that the pending Illegal Exaction suit against Hamlet has prompted the search for a new Enforcement Director. 



 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

"MINORS" USED BY ABC AGENT WERE NOT MINORS BUT LEGAL ADULTS


ABC AGENT DANIEL MONTGOMERY

ABC Enforcement Agent Daniel Montgomery claimed he used minors in illegal entrapment operations, but the two young ladies he used are not minors at all but are actually age of majority adults.


AUGUST JENKINS

CLAIR EBBING

Both of these young ladies were 19 years old at the time Agent Montgomery claimed they were minors on ABC pay documents.







While both of these young ladies are two years away from being able to legally purchase alcoholic beverages, they are not minors under Arkansas law.




And the ABC's use of minor's and under-aged individuals to entrap permit holders is highly questionable and in fact illegal.

Arkansas law has no exception to allow the ABC or any law enforcement agency to use minor's or under-age individuals in compliance operations.
 
The reason that the use of underage individuals is illegal, is that Arkansas Code Annotated § 3-3-203 clearly and unequivocally states that it is unlawful for any person under 21 years of age to purchase or have in his or her possession any intoxicating liquor, wine or beer.  

It is only a matter of time before the ABC's illegal operations are challenged and ABC Enforcement is held accountable for failing to make the required disclosures about tainted ABC Enforcement Director Boyce Hamlet's status as a Brady Cop, even though he is not really a cop at all.
 


Friday, November 18, 2016

ABC BOARD GIVES ERNIE BIGGS A BREAK




 
ERNIE BIGGS IN THE LITTLE ROCK RIVER MARKET

 We posted a story back in July about serious problems at Ernie Biggs in Little Rock and how the ABC Board appeared to be afraid to take action against the sketchy piano bar and nightclub. CLICK TO VIEW POST

In April, Ernie Biggs was fined $2,200.00, placed on six-month probation and ordered to have its alcohol permit suspended for two weeks for three December 2015 violations.

This past Wednesday the ABC Board gave Ernie Biggs a huge break and reduced the two week suspension period that ABC Administrative Director Bud Roberts had assessed them to just two days.

The bar paid the fine but disputed the suspension at the monthly ABC Board Meeting.

THE ARKANSAS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD


The most serious incident involved a bouncer throwing a 21-year-old customer Brandon Griffin from the bar, knocking him unconscious. Board members reviewed footage showing Brandon Griffin being pushed out of the front doors, striking his head on the ground and lying still on the pavement while his friends crowded around him.





Daniel Bryant, who manages Ernie Biggs, told board members he was "very surprised" by the bouncer's actions, adding he violated the bar staff's training and was fired immediately.
 
DANIEL BRYANT (ON RIGHT)

Bryant took responsibility for those violations, saying the bouncer, who is typically posted at the front door, started to bus a few tables during a lull. While he was clearing those tables, a group of people came in including the under-aged person, and "he just missed them," Bryant said.

Bryant also said the two-week suspension would shrink the bar's customer base and harm employees, adding patronage had already decreased since the April meeting when the penalties were announced.

Ernie Biggs has beefed up security since then, Bryant said. Two law enforcement officers told the board that Little Rock police have a good working relationship with the bar, especially when confiscating fake IDs. 

We are sure that Ernie Biggs has comped these fine officers admission and some other perks for their support.

Members voted 4 to 1 to cut the suspension from two weeks to just two days after reviewing details of what transpired at the club.  Chairwoman Janet Moore was the lone holdout for reducing the suspension period. She told Bryant, "You're saying [the bouncer is a] 'rogue employee.' But I'm still looking at you."

ABC BOARD CHAIRWOMAN JANET MOORE IS KEEPING HER EYE ON ERNIE BIGGS
ABC Board member Mickey Powell voted in favor of shortening the suspension, but warned Bryant about the dangers of over-serving and not being vigilant about checking identification in the future.

ABC BOARD MEMBER MICKEY POWELL HAS SAGE ADVICE FOR ERNIE BIGGS


"There are plenty of places in the state of Arkansas you can get your teeth knocked out," Powell said. "We don't need more of them."


This is not the first time that Ernie Biggs has been in trouble with the ABC and most certainly will not be the last.

One of the most publicized incidents of Ernie Biggs permitting under-aged individuals to party at their establishment happened back in 2008 when a 20 year old Darren McFadden (UAF - Razorback football star) and his 17 year old brother were allowed to enter in spite of ABC and Department of Health prohibitions and got into a fight that spilled out onto the street.

McFadden was a Heisman Trophy runner-up at the time and you know the bouncer and other Biggs employees had to recognize him.  CLICK TO READ ARTICLE ABOUT MCFADDEN FIGHT AT ERNIE BIGGS
  

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We attempted to reach tainted ABC Enforcement Director Boyce Hamlet for a comment but he has been out of the office due to the birth of a son.

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE USES ABC TO HARASS A RIVAL CO-WORKER

SARAH KYLE
Sarah Kyle from Harrison,  who used to work for Federal Express, emailed the ABC a complaint about a minor allegedly drinking in Brick Oven Pizza.

One small thing that she did not tell the ABC was that the alleged minor was a former co-worker that she apparently held some grudge against.


Email attachment - Photo 1
Email attachment - Photo 2

Klye's own Facebook information shows the work connection.



The ABC assigned one of their elite agents to investigate, to little (or no) avail.

 


Not to leave any stone unturned and Winter had not yet arrived (Coon has stated that he does little work in the winter months), Agent Coon used his "cooperating minor" Gavin Prince to set up an illegal sting operation by breaking the law to try and catch Brick Oven breaking the law. 


GAVIN PRINCE

 Coon also used Prince in another illegal operation in March when he was a minor.





However, Prince was not a minor as he had gained the age of majority on May 8, 2016.

As we have mentioned in previous posts, under current Arkansas law, the ABC's use of minors and under-aged adults to attempt to purchase or purchase alcoholic beverages is illegal.
  

There is no exemption in this statue to permit ABC agents or any other law enforcement agency to use a minor or under-aged individual in compliance operations.  Even a Congressional Report points this out.

 
The ABC issues citations to outlets stating that the outlet sold an alcoholic beverage unknowingly to a minor even though most of the cooperating individuals that they pay to break the law are not in fact minors.


It is only a matter of time before a victim of the ABC's illegal activities fights a citation and uses the information we have provided to overturn that citation in Circuit Court.
 


Friday, November 11, 2016

MOM EMAILS ABC ABOUT OUT OF CONTROL DAUGHTER

Sonya Walker of Benton sent the ABC an email that reveals how her out of control daughter was running with the wrong crowd and apparently got into Club Level in Little Rock. 





Walker appears to be in hot water herself in that Little Rock has a juvenile curfew and she can be held responsible for her daughter violating the curfew.



A search of violation resumes on the ABC website did not reveal any action taken against the club as a result of the mom's complaint.

Perhaps the ABC has some new recruits to assist them in their illegal sting operations.

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

ABC EMPLOYEE CLAIMS PERMIT HOLDER IS CROOKED

 
JUDY CHWALINSKI


ABC Administration employee Judy Chwalinski claimed in an email a few months ago that permit holder Irene Alamillia was a crook.


We didn't find in any violation reports that alcoholic beverages were being sold at Maricos while their permit was suspended.


Maybe Judy was upset about not getting extra fish tacos when eating there.


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Stay tuned for some posts about disgruntled individuals making complaints about co-workers at restaurants to the ABC and a  mother complaining about her underage daughter sneaking into adult venues.



Friday, November 4, 2016

ABC USED QUESTIONABLE INDIVIDUAL AS A COOPERATING MINOR

According to information released to use by Jake Bleed, DFA Communications Director, the ABC used Kody Lane Henson in their illegal entrapment operations.







KODY LANE HENSON


In a video Henson posted on his Facebook page, Henson claims that he is "not barred out or on drugs", but admits that he "smokes pot and eats pot, but I'm not on drugs."

Be advised that the video contains profanity, lots of it.

video


Pot, or marijuana, is indeed is a drug and at the present time it is an illegal drug under Federal and Arkansas law.





In a previous post we exposed the poor choice they made in using a sketchy Bryant Police Officer in these illegal operations.

Apparently the ABC has little respect for the law itself and sees nothing wrong with using questionable individuals in their illegal operations. 

That's what happens when you have a tainted Enforcement Director, like Boyce Hamlet.  
 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016