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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Multiple Robberies & Murder of Tessa Majors at Steps Going Into Morningside Park by Same Teenagers Time For Paul Kersey to be Resurrected

Multiple Robberies & Murder of Tessa Majors at Steps Going Into Morningside Park by Same Teenagers Time For Paul Kersey to be Resurrected. NY Post: Just three months before Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors was murdered in Morningside Park, a Columbia University student was mugged at knifepoint by a trio of youths in the exact same spot, The Post has learned. Yao Yu, an international student from China studying mathematics, had only been in the U.S. four days when he was robbed on Aug. 27 while walking down the stairs at 116th Street and Morningside Drive. Yu was walking home from class that afternoon when he was approached by three suspects, one carrying a knife and the other a stick, police said. “They asked me where I was from and if I had any money. At first, I didn’t think they were threatening me, so I told them I didn’t have any money. Then, they showed me an open knife, so I gave them my wallet and they took my money,” Yu told The Post Friday from his Harlem apartment. “I was surprised this happened to me. Before I came, I heard that New York is pretty safe, but I encountered these things and it’s really unfortunate.” When Yu went to the NYPD to report the incident, he was told “several people” had been robbed at the same place “by the same teenagers” but cops couldn’t do much about it because “they aren’t adults.” What The Hell?

NY Times: The deadly stabbing of Tessa Majors, a college student, rekindled fears about Morningside Park near Columbia University. The recent rash of muggings and attacks in the park, culminating on Wednesday with the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old Barnard student, Tessa Majors, has shattered that sense of safety and jolted both neighborhoods, recalling a time decades ago, when the city had more than 1,000 homicides a year. Morningside Park is in a Harlem police precinct that has grown safer over the years, but crime has risen this year in the park itself.
The current spate of muggings and a murder near the stairs going into Morningside Park Harlem NY is a scene right out of the 1974 movie 'Death Wish', same situation 55 years later. Charles Bronson is a Vigilante in the Cult Movie 'Death Wish' a .32 Caliber Revolver is Used to Shoot Bad Guys at Distance. HBO has recently been showing the cult classic thriller 'Death Wish' staring Vigilante Paul Kearsey (Charles Bronsom). Death Wish is the 1974 cult classic thriller based on the novel of the same name written by Brian Garfield.
Charles Bronson stars as Paul Kersey, a quiet architect who becomes a vigilante, when his wife is killed and his daughter is raped by three muggers (including one played by Jeff Goldblum in his film debut). Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) uses a .32 caliber nickel Colt Police Positive revolver with a 4-inch barrel as his weapon of choice.
This .32 caliber revolver was given to him as a present by Ames Jainchill (Stuart Margolin) and is used throughout his vigilante encounters. He kills ten street muggers with the .32 caliber Colt Police Positive revolver, sometimes at a distance. The 'Death Wish" movie depicts the frustration of relatives of murdered victims of street crime to find the culprits and the inability of the police to catch the perps.

I do not advocate vigilante's like Charles Bronson in the Cult Movie 'Death Wish' or
Bernhard Goetz, a man who made headlines in 1984 when he defended himself against four muggers in a subway car in New York City. His actions would spur a series of debates over race and crime, the limits of self-defense, and to what extent civilians could rely on the police for protection. Vigilante street justice, "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". Vigilante street justice often describes the actions of a single person or group of people who claim to enforce the law but lack the legal authority to do so.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Extremest Black Hebrew Israelites Kill Jews and Cop in Jersey City, Black Supremacist Anti-Cop Groups Problematic even in St Pete Fl.

Extremest Black Hebrew Israelites Kill Jews and Cop in Jersey City, Black Supremacist Anti-Cop Groups Problematic even in St Pete Fl. I have been aware for several years of the black supremacist group called the UHURU's in St Pete Fl whose anti-cop poison and praise of cop killers is spewed through their media online presence of 'The Burning Spear'. FBI Report indicates UHURU St Pete "Black Identity Extremists". NY POST: The Jersey City killers were repeatedly seen attending an anti-Semitic Black Hebrew Israelite church in Harlem, Chilling moment 'Black Hebrew Israelite' who called Jews 'imposters' and his ex-lover arrive at Jersey City kosher store and open fire after he killed a cop and left a note in rented U-Haul saying 'my creator made me do this'. The superintendent of the building that houses the Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ in Harlem said he immediately recognized photos of David Anderson and Francine Graham in news coverage of their Tuesday rampage. On Tuesday afternoon, Anderson and Graham gunned down a Jersey City detective and shot up a kosher market, killing three, before engaging in a massive firefight with cops, who later found them dead inside. The FBI raided the church on Wednesday as part of its investigation into the slayings, The Associated Press reported. Law enforcement sources have said that Anderson was a follower of the Black Hebrew Israelites, which experts in US extremism describe as an anti-Semitic and anti-white hate group.
Black Hebrew Israelites (also called Black Hebrews, African Hebrew Israelites, and Hebrew Israelites) are groups of Black Americans who believe that they are the descendants of the ancient Israelites. To varying degrees, Black Hebrews adhere to the religious beliefs and practices of both Christianity and Judaism. In late 2008, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) wrote that "the extremist fringe of the Hebrew Israelite movement" is black supremacist. It also wrote that the members of such groups "believe that Jews are devilish impostors and ... openly condemn whites as evil personified, deserving only death or slavery". A 1999 FBI terrorism risk assessment report stated that "violent radical fringe members" of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement hold "beliefs [that] bear a striking resemblance to the Christian Identity theology (Eric Rudolph Atlanta Centennial park Bombing) practiced by many white identity supremacists. FBI Report indicates UHURU St Pete "Black Identity Extremists". The UHURU Movement's political ideology is African Internationalism, which states that capitalism was born parasitic through the attack on Africa and its people. The UHURU group was criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for engaging in demonstrations on January 3, 2009 in St. Petersburg, Florida which the ADL claims encouraged anti-Israel and anti-Zionist rallies. UHURU QUOTE "The U.S. government’s funding of the Israeli State’s genocide in Occupied Palestine is complicity. Israel functions as a military outpost for U.S. government interests in the Middle East region. It is exposing that the U.S. government can provide billions to the illegitimate settler State of Israel for its continuing genocide"UHURU END QUOTE.

ST PETE FL, UHURU ANTISEMITISM PROBLEMATIC: Statement delivered by National Chair of Uhuru Solidarity Movement, Jesse Nevel, at demonstration held by Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations outside Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida in protest of Israeli genocide, all forward thinking white people MUST OPPOSE the Zionist State of Israel.. I felt it was important to stand here today before the Holocaust Museum – because this museum is supposed to be a symbolic representation of the victims of Nazi genocide against the Jewish population of Europe in the 1930s and 40s, but the ugly truth is that today in 2014, the Jewish State of Israel is the culprit of mass murder and genocide against the Palestinian people.


The African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) is a Communist organization run and overseen by the African People’s Socialist Party also a Communist organization. In the tradition of Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah and Malcolm X, Omali Yeshitela aka Joe Waller has stepped forward to assume the role of the leader of the International African Revolution since 1972, when the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) was formed. Black Power in the '60s plants seed for Uhuru Movement. It was in 1968, while in prison,that Chairman Omali Yeshitela aka Joe Waller organized the Junta of Militant Organizations (JOMO), a Black Power Organization similar in goals and structure to the Black Panther Party which was growing in influence in California and the northern cities of the U.S. FBI Report indicates UHURU St Pete "Black Identity Extremists".

FBI Files on Black Extremist Groups; During the 1960's and 1970's the FBi focused much of its time and energy on the Black Panther Party, the FBI also targeted other national and local black power groups. National groups under surveillance included RAM, the Republic of New Africa, League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Black United Front, and Junta of Militant Organizations run by Black Power Radical Omali Yeshitela aka Joe Waller. The African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) was formed and is led by the African People’s Socialist Party, headed up by By Black Power Radical Omali Yeshitela aka Joe Waller, which leads the Uhuru Movement also headed up by By Black Power Radical Omali Yeshitela aka Joe Waller working for the violent liberation of African people inside the U.S. and around the world. "UHURU QUOTE The bullet not the ballot is the best way for the black man in America to gain power.’” 

     photo credit tampa bay times
TAMPA BAY TIMES ST. PETERSBURG June 22nf 2017— Jesse Nevel, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (IPDUM) candidate for mayor, on Thursday demanded that he be allowed to participate in a July 25 televised debate between incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and challenger Rick Baker. Jesse Nevel threatened to sue co-sponsor Bay News 9 for violating the Federal Communication Commission’s Equal-Time Rule, which requires that broadcast stations provide equal speaking opportunity to all candidates running for office.

In 2010 Jesse Nevel joined the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (Communists) a organization of white people created by and working directly under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party (Communists). African People Solidarity Committee (APSC) was founded in 1976 by the African People's Socialist Party (APSP). The African People's Socialist Party (Communists) is an African-only political party. Its leading body is the National Central Committee (NCC) which makes up the leadership of the Uhuru Movement led by Chairman Omali Yeshitela aka Joe Waller.
Monday, January 24, 2011. Two POLICE officers killed, one marshal wounded in St. Petersburg shooting. — Two officers are dead after a shootout at a St. Petersburg home Monday morning. “Our community has suffered a loss today,” St. Peterburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon said during a somber press conference outside of Bayfront Medical Center. The officers became the first killed during duty in St. Petersburg since 1980. They were shot Monday morning after approaching a home where suspect Hydra Lacy Jr. was being served a U.S. Marshal’s warrant through a fugitive task force. UHURH Movement led by UHURU Boss Omali Yeshitela aka Joe Waller has promoted a program of “Africans Have a Right to Resist the Police”. Beginning in Jan 2011 the UHURU Movement began posting articles on their website stating that “Shooting of police in Florida part of growing trend of African resistance to occupation“ and defending cop killers like Hydra Lacy. 60′s Radical Penny Hess Leader of Omali Yeshitela’s APSC In St Pete Writes “The bullet not the ballot is the best way for the black man in America to gain power”. African People's Socialist Party" Heads Up The Black Power Uhuru Movement. The Uhuru Movement is a group of radical far-left militant radical political organizations under the principle of “African internationalism,” or the liberation of Africans in both the continent of Africa and in the USA. The UHURU Movement is led by Joe Waller aka Omali Yeshitela‘s African People’s Socialist Party (APSP). UHURUS Comrade Leader Joe Waller aka Omali Yeshitela’s office on the second floor of the Uhuru gym at 1245 18th Ave. S in St Pete Fl is lined with books, on the right of Omali Yeshitela’s desk is a small, yellow square of paper imprinted with: “F— the Pigs.”
It's time to expose the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement for what it is: a racist, violent hate group that promotes the execution of police officers that has it's origination within the UHURU movement. The evidence is in their rhetoric and written on their shirts. If you take a look at the Black Lives Matter Twitter feed, you'll find photos of activists wearing shirts that say, "Assata Taught Me." They're referring to infamous cop killer Assata Shakur, otherwise known as Joanne Chesimard, who shot and killed a New Jersey State Trooper back in 1973. In 1977, Shakur was convicted and sentenced to prison but quickly escaped and has been a fugitive in Cuba ever since. She's also on the FBI's most wanted terrorism list. BLM and the UHURU movement glorifies Shakur as a hero and uses her writings and materials during training sessions. See UHURU post, Assata Shakur is a freedom fighter, not a terrorist! Republicans have stopped short, so far, of tying Black Lives Matter by name to the killing of multiple law enforcement officers across the country last month. But at least two Republicans, Scott Walker and Ted Cruz, have cited the group as evidence of a new anti-police “culture”.


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Friday, December 06, 2019

Saudi Terrorist Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani Shoots Up Pensacola Navy Base 3 Dead

THIS WAS A PRE-PLANNED SUICIDE MISSION: Saudi Terrorist Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani Shoots Up Pensacola Navy Base 3 Dead, he had multiple extended mags for his Glock45 9 MM. A Muslim gunman who killed three people at a US Navy base in Florida has been named as Saudi Arabian serviceman Lt. Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani. Rat bastard al-Shamrani, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force was shot dead by Escambia County sheriff’s deputies after the massacre in a classroom at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning. He was in the US to learn how to fly American-made military aircraft sold to the Saudi Arabia by the US government. Seven others were injured during the shooting, including the two Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputies who ended up shooting al-Shamrani dead. The FBI are now investigating whether al-Shamrani’s shooting had a terrorism-related motive, NBC News reported. LOL, no kidding, Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani is a rat bastard Muslim terrorist.
 
MORE RAT BASTARDS: NY Times writes, Six other Saudi nationals were detained for questioning near the scene of the shooting at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, including three who were seen filming the entire shooting incident, according to a person briefed on the initial stages of the investigation. The gunman used a locally purchased Glock 45 9-millimeter handgun with an extended magazine and had four to six other magazines in his possession when he was taken down by a sheriff’s deputy, according to the person with knowledge of the investigation.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) —Muslim terrorist Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani, 21, bought the Glock 45 9-millimeter with an extended magazine legally from a store in Pensacola. Muslim terrorist Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani, 21, bought the Glock 45 9-millimeter with an extended magazine legally from a store in Pensacola Fl to shoot up the Navy Base by providing the business owner with his hunting license, sources told NBC on Saturday. Non-citizens are prevented from buying firearms, unless they are in possession of such a license. al-Sharami is said to have had four to six other magazines in his possession at the time the shooting occurred. The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. One of the three students who attended the dinner party videotaped outside the building while the shooting was taking place at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, said the U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity after being briefed by federal authorities. Two other Saudi students watched from a car, the official said.
 
AND JUST LAST WEEK IN LONDON ANOTHER MUSLIM RAT BASTARD WAS KILLING PERFECT STRANGERS WITH A KNIFE. London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan was seen laughing at videos of 9/11 terror attacks when he was just 14. Muslim terrorist Usman Khan shot dead by police near London Bridge after killing two people with a knife in terror attack, he has priors. November 28, 2919. Muslim terrorist Usman Khan has been shot dead by police near London Bridge after killing two people with a knife in a terror attack. Officers shot Usman Khan after members of the public intervened to end a stabbing rampage that began shortly before 2:00pm. This dirtball was involved in a terror plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange in 2012 he did 6 years and he is right back at it killing non-believers, kaffirs, he got what he deserved shot dead on the street!



EVEN MORE RAT BASTARDS: Photo above 19 Muslim terrorists on 9/11. There were a lot of Muslim Saudi guys on 9/11/2001 that murdered thousands of good people, just sayin. How many more of these dirtball terrorists like Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani are hiding in plain sight, are there more in Pensacola, who are his pals, who was he communicating with? In the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11, Newsweek reported that three of the hijackers had the addresses on their driver’s licenses listed as being at NAS Pensacola. The article notes that Naval Air Station Pensacola is known as the “Cradle of U.S. Navy Aviation.” Those three hijackers were all Saudi-nationals. Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, who represents the district where NAS Pensacola is located, has called for the shooting to be investigated as an act of terror. Rep. Gaetz told CNN, “We can safely call this an act of terrorism, not an act of workplace violence.” 
NY POST writes: As many as four Saudi-born 9/11 hijackers may have been alums of the Navy’s Pensacola training base where a Saudi military pilot shot three people dead Friday. The four hijackers are believed to have lived on the base, in housing for Naval Air Station Pensacola’s foreign military trainees, in the years before the 9/11 attacks, according to multiple news accounts from September 2001. The addresses of hijackers Saeed alGhamdi and Ahmed alGhamdi appear to indicate they received training there, the Washington Post reported. Saeed alGhamdi helped hijack the United Airlines plane that crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa. Ahmed alGhamdi helped hijack the United Airlines plane that struck the South Tower of the World Trade Center. He lived in Pensacola until about August, 2000, the New York Times reported. The third and fourth Saudi hijackers, Hamza alGhamdi and Ahmed alNami, have names almost identical to men listed in public records as having lived at the same base addresses, the Washington Post reported. Hamza alGhamdi was on the plane that hit the South Tower; Ahmed alNami was also on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania, the Washington Post reported.


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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

In Cold Blood Murder Christmas 1959 Killers Perry Smith & Dick Hickock Murdered Entire Families in Holcomb Kansas and Possibly Sarasota Fl.

In Cold Blood Murder Christmas 1959 Killers Perry Smith & Dick Hickock Murdered Entire Families in Holcomb Kansas and Possibly Sarasota Fl. ’In Cold Blood’ A landmark book about American crime, “In Cold Blood,” told of Perry Smith (L) and Dick Hickock (R), ex-convicts who killed four members of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kan., November 15th, 1959. Six days before Christmas 1959, Cliff and Christine Walker and their two young children, Jimmie and Debbie, were savagely murdered in their rural Osprey home. The case remains unsolved to this day, though detectives are investigating a possible link to the two men responsible for murdering the Clutter family in a rural Kansas home roughly a month before. 
CLUTTER FAMILY: In November 1959, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock broke into a remote ranch home in tiny Holcomb, Kan., in search of thousands of dollars they heard a farmer named Herb Clutter kept in his safe. But there was no safe, so Hickock and Smith killed Clutter, his wife and their two kids. Perry Smith and Dick Hickock Timeline On The Run In Florida On The Tamiami Trail, The Tamiami Trail Is the southernmost 264 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 in Miami : The facts: Investigators confirmed Perry Smith and Dick Hickock were in Pensacola Florida at a Salvation Army on Wednesday December 16th 1959. Multiple witnesses and a receipt with Hickock’s name and the date confirmed Hickock and Smith arrived in Tallahassee Thursday December 17th, 1959.

Later that day, December 17th, 1959, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock were spotted at a gas station on the corner of Cattleman and Fruitville Roads in Sarasota Fl, it is 326 miles from Tallahassee to Sarasota Fl. It would have taken Perry Smith and Dick Hickock about 6 six hours to drive from Tallahassee to Sarasota Fl on December 17th, 1959, they would have been in town by late afternoon, sometime around 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 
MAIN ST. SARASOTA FL 1950′s. Still later the same day, December 17th, 1959, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock were spotted at Al Faige’s gas station on Washington Blvd in downtown Sarasota Fl, they were driving a stolen 1956 Chevrolet Bel Aire with Kansas plates. The facts: Miami deputies learned the two men checked into the Somerset Hotel in Miami hotel on Friday December 18th, 1959. Hotel staff told Miami deputies the men did pay for five days, but then asked for a refund Saturday morning December 19th, 1959. Hotel staff refused the refund and did not see them again. 

PHOTO ABOVE IS TYPICAL OF THE TIME FRAME: Supposedly Perry Smith and Dick Hickock left Miami early Saturday December 19th, 1959, and headed north. It is 220 miles from Miami to Sarasota Fl, it would have taken Perry Smith and Dick Hickock about 4 hours to get to Sarasota in 1959. Perry Smith and Dick Hickock were spotted at W.T. Grant Co. Department Store in Sarasota Fl on December 19th, 1959, it would have been sometime around 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm in the afternoon. 
On Dec. 19, 1959, the Walkers went shopping for a car in Sarasota. Cliff Walker wanted a 1956 Chevrolet, the same model driven by Smith and Hickock, who were on the run in Florida at the time, in desperate need of money. Saturday December 19th, 1959, Cliff Walker, his wife and their two small children were murdered in Osprey Fl, just south of Sarasota Fl. The crime scene included a bloody cowboy boot print (Perry Smith wore cowboy boots stuffed with paper), a cigarette wrapper from a brand Cliff Walker didn’t smoke, a print from the bathtub faucet handle and seven spent .22-caliber shells from the killer’s gun. Christmas Eve, December 24th, 1959, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock were in Louisiana selling two child's dolls to a minister for $1.50 to buy gas. Smith and Hickock were later arrested in Las Vegas, tried and found guilty of the Clutter murders in Kansas and then hung by the neck until dead.


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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

'Deja Vu All Over Again' Another Horse Butchered For it's Meat in Palmetto Just Like 4 Years Ago.

'Deja Vu All Over Again' Another Horse Butchered For it's Meat in Palmetto Just Like 4 Years Ago. Sunday December 1st, 2019, ABC7 Writes: Deputies in Manatee County are looking for the person or people who stole a horse then slaughtered it in Palmetto. The sheriff's office says sometime between Sunday 5:00 p.m. and Monday 8:00 a.m., the suspects in this case forced their way through a locked gate onto the victim's property on the 5800 block of Buckeye Road and stole the thorough bred horse that was valued at $20.000. When the victim found the horse missing, she called the sheriff's office. Deputies and the victim searched for the horse, ultimately finding it dead in a nearby field. Deputies say it had been slaughtered for its meat. The time period for the butchering of this horse in Palmetto is the exact same M.O. as the butchering of the show horse 'Phedras De Blondel 4 years ago that was valued at least at $200,000. Both horses butchered between Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. to Monday from 6:45 to 8:00 a.m..

What kind of person works in the Wimauma Fl slaughter house where animals are stunned and then set upon by employees with sharp knives while still standing and alive? The same kind of person who butchered the horses alive in Palmetto. The suspects in the live butchering of the horses in Palmetto  must have experience in working in a slaughter house for large animals like cows, horses, pigs, like the large animal slaughter house in Wimauma Fl. Sheriff Dept needs to check out nearby Wimauma Fl, that's were the trail led 4 years ago in the butchering of a horse and the theft of two horses in 2013, just sayin. “I’m disgusted," said Carol Whitmore, animal advocate and Manatee County Commissioner. "I’m sure most of our community is going to be.” Whitmore is meeting with Congressman Vern Buchanan’s staff Wednesday to talk about elderly abuse and animal cruelty on the Suncoast.
Wimauma Teenagers Steal Horses, On August 27, 2013, Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies responded to 3649 Seminole Trail in reference to a theft of horses, "it wasn't the first time and it won't be the last time". Jose Moreno-Sanchez reported that someone cut the fence in his pasture and stole two of his horses, two saddles and a bucket. Moreno-Sanchez located one of his horses and a saddle at 3428 Oakwood Drive. The suspects had offered to sell the horse for $800.00. Instead the witness offered to trade an ATV for the horse, provided that the suspects brought a signed receipt proving they had permission to trade the horse. The witness provided deputies a hand written receipt signed by one of the boys who claimed that his family owned the horses. Arrested: Daniel Mariano DOB: 1/28/99 3324 Lenfred Drive Wimauma, Edgar Alviso DOB: 1/16/96 3423 Ridge Road Wimauma, Jose Moreno-Sanchez DOB: 4/11/72 3615 Willow Trail Wimauma.
FOUR YEARS AGO: Sunday October 25th, 2015... In a Scene Right Out of 'The Godfather' Movie a Champion Prized Show Horse Beheaded in Palmetto Fl butchered for it's meat. All four legs were cut off of him. I don't mean at the knee, I mean from the shoulder of the horse 'Phedras De Blondel' ," Steve Stephens said. Investigators believe the horse was slaughtered sometime between Sunday 8:00 p.m. and Monday 6:45 a.m. They believe the suspects slaughtered the horse for meat. "This type of thing has been going on in our state, not here though," said Dave Bristow with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Bristow said the penalty for this crime includes burglary, animal cruelty and even more charges potentially. "It's a horrible crime scene and obviously for the owner to have to go through this is just absolutely terrible," he added.


Palmetto, Florida -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a show horse was found slaughtered on Sunday October 25th, 2015 in Palmetto. "Just dismembered him right there and just left his rib cage and his neck and head". The owner of Phedras De Blondel at Imperial Farms, Steve Stephens, said the horse, Phedras De Blondel, had just arrived in the United States recently after being purchased for $200,000. "Horrible...unbelievable," he said. His wife noticed their brand new horse was missing Sunday morning. A search led to a broken fence. Then -- the discovery.  
In 2009, at least 17 butchered horses were found in Miami-Dade County, where officials reported a dramatic increase in the horse meat market. Activists at the time said the meat can cost anywhere from $10 to $20 a pound. Earlier in October, authorities in Palm Beach County raided three slaughterhouses and arrested six people in connection with the illegal slaughter and sale of horses. And in July, a three-year-old competitive show horse named Smart Amanda Whiz was found slaughtered for its meat. The horse had been led from its stall and taken far from the barn, where it was carved up so professionally that the authorities are investigating it as a case of animal cruelty carried out by an expert butcher for meat.“He had been filleted,” Ms. Stephens, the horse’s owner, said in a telephone interview on Monday. “The slices were so deliberate and so well done that the moment you saw it: This was a professional.” The discovery of the horse, named Phedras de Blondel, in a remote pasture near woods at Imperial Farms Equestrian Center added a new element in a string of recent crimes involving the killings of stolen livestock for meat in Florida.
No updates, no suspects, no persons of interest, no clues in the slaughter of the horse Phedras de Blondel sometime Saturday night after 8 p.m. or early Sunday morning before 7 a.m. on or about October 25th, 2015 at 10050 Gillet Road, from the surveillance photos above there had to be at least 2 or 3 men with a large pick-up truck working together to pull this off. Deborah Stephens reported her horse slaughtered on her property at the Imperial Horse Farm. Deputies arriving on-scene found a dead horse with large portions of meat cut from it and missing. "All four legs were cut off of him I don't mean at the knee I mean from the shoulder," said owner Steve Stephens. "They just left his ribcage and his neck and head." Authorities are investigating it as a case of animal cruelty carried out by an expert butcher for meat (most likely people who have worked in a slaughter house). WFLA TV Tampa Fl: Reward Grows to $50,000 with help from outside Horse Industry for information on who slaughtered the horse Phedras de Blondel in Palmetto Fl.
Richard Couto is an investigator with the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In South Florida SPCA's Richard "Kudo" Couto says he knows firsthand that there is a black market for horse meat. He even quotes prices -- a pound of horse meat might sell for anywhere from $7 to $20, with one recent report of $40 for a pound in Broward County. Do the math, a horse weighing over 1,000 lbs can be dressed out to about 600 lbs, that's $4,200 on the low end and up to $12,000 on the high end, the ultra high price in Broward County would make the killers a profit of $24,000.
Welcome to Gangland in Mexican SUR-13 Controlled Wimauma Fl. Take about a 15 min ride on Rte 301 northeast of the north Manatee County Fl line and you will end up in probably the most violent little town in all of Southwest Fl. In what has to be the most disgusting crime ridden little town Wimauma Fl is a place you do not want to venture day or night without a heavily armed SWAT team to back you up, people are shot and killed in the streets and no one "see's nutin", no snitchin in Wimauma Fl.


Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota 941-926-1926 - SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at http://www.billwarnerpi.com/

Friday, November 29, 2019

Muslim terrorist Usman Khan shot dead by police near London Bridge after killing two people with a knife in terror attack, he has priors.


London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan was seen laughing at videos of 9/11 terror attacks when he was just 14. Muslim terrorist Usman Khan shot dead by police near London Bridge after killing two people with a knife in terror attack, he has priors. November 28, 2919. Muslim terrorist Usman Khan has been shot dead by police near London Bridge after killing two people with a knife in a terror attack. Officers shot Usman Khan after members of the public intervened to end a stabbing rampage that began shortly before 2:00pm. This dirtball was involved in a terror plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange in 2012 he did 6 years and he is right back at it killing non-believers, kaffirs, he got what he deserved shot dead on the street!
       PHOTO Credit: Cliff Hide for The Times
BRAVO FOR THE BYSTANDERS WHO CHASED DOWN THIS THUG! Usman Khan can be seen lying on London Bridge after being chased by witnesses armed with sticks and a fire extinguisher before he was shot by police. The bystanders’ actions drew widespread praise, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan hailing them as “the best of us”. Two people died of their wounds, police confirmed just after 8.15pm, and three more are being treated in hospital. The NHS said one remained in a critical condition. Usman khan was arrested and convicted of a Al-Qaeda linked bomb plot back in 2012. "The Justice system needs to keep these animals locked up".

BBC NEWS Feb 9, 2012...Nine men who plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp have been jailed. Three of the men - all members of an al-Qaeda inspired terror group - received indeterminate sentences for public protection at London's Woolwich Crown Court. The court heard they had planned to raise funds for a terrorist camp in Pakistan and recruit Britons to attend. The nine come from Stoke-on-Trent, Cardiff and London. In sentencing, the judge described all the men - who are British nationals of Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin - as Islamic fundamentalists. The three to receive indeterminate sentences for the terror camp plan included Mohammed Shahjahan 27, of Stoke-on-Trent, who was jailed for a minimum term of eight years and 10 months. Usman Khan, 20, and Nazam Hussain, 26, also from Stoke-on-Trent, were ordered to serve at least eight years. Judge Mr Justice Wilkie said these three were "the more serious jihadists" and said they should not be released until they were no longer a threat to the public. NEVER HAPPEN!


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Monday, November 25, 2019

1921 Unsolved Brutal Murder of Harry Higel On Sarasota Key Fl, Was Harry Pistol Whipped with a Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber Revolver Found in 2019?

HARRY HIGEL UNSOLVED MURDER UPDATE SATURDAY DEC 14, 2019 with 1920's aerial map of Sarasota Key showing old Beach Rd on north end of Sarasota Key, running parallel to Higel Ave, possible location where Harry Higel was murdered.....Possible Break in 98 Year Old Cold Case Murder of Harry Higel With Discovery of a Buried Colt Revolver With Broken Grip That Could have Been Used to Pistol Whip and Crush Harry's Skull on Sarasota Key? The Colt revolver had been buried with six live .32 caliber rounds and a broken grip, no one would have buried a gun that was easily repairable and cost about a full weeks working man's wages ($24) in 1920, unless it was linked to a murder. NOTE THAT ALL the information in this article was obtained from public records concerning the murder of Harry Higel on Sarasota Key in January 1921. Any items found that may be related to the murder of Harry Higel in 1921 were found on private property and given to me to identify by the property owner late on Saturday Nov 23rd, 2019. The Sarasota Sheriff Dept was notified and all of the remains of a antique revolver (over 100 years old) were presented to them early on Tuesday morn Nov 26th, 2019. 
No one had any idea as to what the remains of the antique revolver were until Monday evening Nov 25th, 2019. Permission was obtained from the property owner to turn over the antique revolver early on Tuesday Nov 26th, 2019 to the Sarasota County Sheriff Department. "Harry Higel Unsolved Murder", the Sarasota County Sheriff Department has opened an investigation looking into possible DNA on a pistol grip and possible serial numbers that can be lifted form a 1920's era Colt revolver with a broken grip found buried on north Siesta Key in November 2019. A Sarasota County Sheriff Dept Detective who is a cold case expert has been assigned to the 'Higel Case'.


   photo credit SARASOTA TIMES NEWSPAPER.
In the Obituary for Harry L. Higel published in the Sarasota Times on January 13, 1921, the writer (who appears to be very close to Mr. Higel) strongly indicated that the murder of Harry Higel was planned, "Mr. Higel was struck down in a moment of insane frenzy or a deliberately planned and cruel murder, left bleeding and dying alone, only a short distance from those dearest to him, at his house." In 1921 the Harry Higel compound was and still is in the 3300 block of Higel Avenue on the very north end of Sarasota Key (Siesta Key). Back in the day old Beach Rd ran all along the shoreline on Sarasota Key (Siesta Key) from where the Siesta Key Public Beach is at 948 Beach Rd Siesta Key up to the north end of the Key. Harry Higel was not killed way down near the Siesta Key Public Beach at 948 Beach Rd Siesta Key which is a 1 hour and 10 min walk from his house, one way. Harry Higel who went out for a short walk was killed up near his house on old Beach Rd near the Higel compound in the 3300 block of Higel Avenue on the very north end of Sarasota Key (Siesta Key), where Rube Allyn lived. In 1913 Rube Allyn and his family were living in the old Sarasota Yacht Club building on the north end of Sarasota Key. Sarasota Yacht Club was organized in 1907 on the north end of Siesta Key. The first issue of Rube Allyn's weekly Sarasota Sun appeared on Saturday, February 6, 1913. Rose Wilson, editor and publisher of the established Sarasota Times, announced the advent of her competition on the bottom page of page 4 and opined that Allyn "is a good writer and has a newsy paper." Some time after Feb 1913, Rube Allyn his wife and two children moved to Siesta Key from Palmetto and made a home in the old Sarasota Yacht Club building on the north end of Siesta Key near Harry Higel's home. Rube Allyn had purchased his printing press from the White Springs Messenger and moved it into the building at the end of a dock off North Gulfstream Ave Sarasota and later he moved the newspaper operation right next to Harry Higel's Higelhurat Hotel on Sarasota Key in 1915. Rube Allyn and his wife left Sarasota and the Key after the Grand Jury failed to indict with a true bill in March 1921 in the murder of Harry Higel. On or about January 10th, 1924 Rube Allyn and his wife returned to Sarasota Key to sell their house on the north end of Sarasota Key near the Higel compund to H. E. Walton as reported by the Sarasota Times.


Harry Higel in the 1890s bought the dock at the end of Main Street in Sarasota for his steamship Vandalia to take potential land buyers over to Sarasota Key and to his Hotel Higelhurst which opened its doors on March 9, 1915, there was no north bridge to Sarasota Key until later in 1917. The steamship Vandalia appears to be the vessel in the photo above with twin steam pipes. Harry Higel was one of the most prominent developers in Sarasota and the first city mayor who served during Sarasota’s 1913 incorporation. Harry Higel was Mr. Sarasota he was integral to the City of Sarasota and Sarasota Keys development, he was Mayor 3 times back in the days when the citizens actually voted for the position.
The 1921 Unsolved Brutal Murder of Harry Higel On Sarasota Key Fl, Was Harry Pistol Whipped with a Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber Revolver the Rusted Parts Found 98 years later in Nov 2019 on north Siesta Key? Harry Higel appears to have had multiple depressed skull fractures according to a report from Dr. Joseph Haldon on Jan 6, 1921. Did Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn kill Harry Lee Higel on north Siesta Key In Jan 1921? Is it a Break in the Harry Higel 98 Year Old Cold Case With Discovery of Possible Murder Weapon on north Siesta Key? NOTE: Apparently there are no records of any kind at the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept or the Manatee County Sheriff Dept which actually investigated the attack Thursday January 6th and subsequent death of Harry Higel on Friday January 7th, 1921 on Sarasota Key. The Sarasota County Sheriff Dept was not formed until July 1921, six months after Mr. Higel's murder. 
"DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER": "I am not the person who found the old, rusted, and corroded parts of an antique gun (over 100 years old) on Siesta Key in November 2019 that was apparently buried near a salt water canal sometime in the 1920's. The rusted antique gun parts were passed on to me late in the day on Saturday Nov. 23rd, 2019 to figure out what it was. But I am the person who took the old, rusted, and corroded parts of the antique gun to the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept and turned them in on the morning of Tuesday Nov. 26th, 2019 and gave the Sheriff Dept all my information and details of the antique gun parts as soon as I found out what they were and possibly linked to the murder of Harry Higel in January 1921".
Seen above is what the rusted antique gun parts found on Siesta Key most likely looked like when new, this is a 1919 production Colt Police Positive revolver chambered in Colt's .32 Police cartridge. The Colt firearm was rugged and manufactured with a jointless solid frame, one piece construction that would cause significant damage during a "pistol whipping". Harry Higel appears to have had multiple depressed skull fractures according to a report from Dr. Joseph Haldon on Jan 6, 1921. The firearm seen above is a 1st issue model Colt .32 caliber revolver with a 5" inch barrel. The 1st issue Colt Police Positive revolver was introduced in 1907 and remained in production until 1922 with the FANCY hard rubber grips seen above. It was a successful model for Colt, as it proved to be very reliable, well-made, and accurate it featured a square-butt frame, and FANCY hard rubber grips with the Colt logo initially. Checkered American Walnut grips became standard in 1923 till 1945 and over 450,000 total units were sold from 1907 to 1945 to anyone and everyone.  
Information and a map obtained Dec. 5th, 2019 from the Sarasota County Historical Resources on Porter Way indicates that back in 1925 (and prior) old Beach Rd ran parallel from the top of north Higel Ave, as you come across the north bridge on Sarasota Key, all the way around the perimeter of the Island down to past the village and then runs along the Siesta Public Beach and connects to Midnight Pass Rd. On the old map above on the left you can see Midnight Pass Rd as the straight line coming form the bottom right hand corner going north west crossing over Higel Ave, where the traffic light is now, and continuing to link up with old Beach Rd on north end of Sarasota Key.
Aerial map of north end of Sarasota Key from 1925 showing old Beach Rd courtesy of the Sarasota County Historical Resources. Harry Higel had his house located all the way to the very north end of Higel Ave on Sarasota Key. It appears that Harry Higel was murdered on Thursday Jan 6th, 1921 while he was out for a walk on old Beach Rd on north Sarasota Key and near where Harry Higel's house was located at the very north end of Higel Ave. Harry Higel was not found on Beach Rd below the Siesta Key village near what is now the Siesta Key Public Beach, he never would have walked that far at night. Suspect Rube Allyn lived in the same area near where Harry Higel did, near Higel Ave ans old Beach Rd north Sarasota Key. 
Photo above is Bayshore Dr Sarasota Fl in 1910, roads on Sarasota Key (Siesta Key) would not have been any better from 1910 to 1921. Photo courtesy of the Sarasota County Historical Resources. Travel by car, usually a Ford Model T, was somewhat difficult during this time period in Sarasota and on Sarasota Key, to say the least.
Photo courtesy of the Sarasota County Historical Resources showing the Higelhurst Hotel aka Higel-Hurst Inn on old Beach Rd on north Sarasota Key near where Harry Higel's house was located at the north end of Higel Ave. Harry Higel would have made sure there was a road to his Hotel on the beach. The Hotel was located facing the Gulf of Mexicao overlooking Big Pass and with a view of Sarasota Bay to the right. The Higelhurst Hotel appears to have been on old Beach Rd just south of where N. Shell Rd is now on Siesta Key. 
Photo #1 above on Left is a view from end of N. Shell Rd looking at Lido Key to the right, Gulf of Mexico to the left, Sarasota Bay would be to the far right. Photo #2  above on Right is a view from the end of N. Shell Rd looking south to where Higelhurst Hotel aka Higel-Hurst Inn would have stood before burning down on March 31st 1917. N. Shell Rd connected to old Beach Rd in 1921 on Sarasota Key. 
Fishing was a big part of the HigelHurst Hotel's allure, it appears to have been built on the beach just south of N. Shell Rd on Sarasota Key. Just outside the front door of the Hotel was a well known fishing spot just a 1/4 mile off the beach in Big Pass. Harry Higel's house on Higel Ave is near to old Beach Rd. It is a 10 minute walk from Harry Higel's house at the north end of Higel Ave to the end of N. Shell Rd on the Gulf of Mexico and where old Beach Rd would have been along with Harry's prized HigelHurst Hotel, I walked it Friday Dec. 6th. Rumors have it Rube Allyn was responsible for burning down the Hotel in March of 1917. Harry Higel was found unconscious and severely beaten around the face and head on January 6th 1921 lying in the middle of old Beach Rd on north Sarasota Key.

Harry Higel had his hotel built on the Gulf side of north Sarasota Key overlooking Big Sarasota Pass, the hotel would have been on old Beach Rd, there would have been a road to the
HigelHurst Hotel aka Higel-Hurst Inn especially from Harry Higel's house just to the north on the Key at the end of Higel Ave. Back in 1921 on Sarasota Key it appears that old Beach Rd also ran south somewhat parallel to Ocean Blvd around Sarasota Key Village.

I checked out some access roads to old Beach Rd, you can see where it cuts out at the corner of Avenida Messina and Beach Rd on the south end of Siesta Key Village where it says on the map above "Siesta Key Beach Access 2. Drive further north on Ocean Blvd and you can see an old unmarked street to the left that runs behind the new Siesta Towers Condominiums on Ocean Blvd, directly across the street from Givens St, that appears to be where old Beach Rd connected to Ocean Blvd north of the Siesta Key Village back in 1921. Segments of Beach Road vacated by Sarasota County has been closed to vehicular traffic since 1993. Coastal erosion has left much of the pavement covered in sand—impassable except on foot. 

    photo Image: Wm. Hartman Gallery
Harry Higel was known to always be a dapper dresser and dress for any occasion with his ever present bow tie, even fishing with the Bay Island Hotel gang on Sarasota Key, see photo above. Harry Higel was not a tall man, he is seen in the photo above and appears to be the shortest man out of the 13 fishermen, he is probably around 5' 6" tall. Apparently Harry Higel was murdered along the stretch of old Beach Rd somewhere near the north end of Sarasota Key, he was out walking Thursday night Jan 6th by himself. Harry Higel was not found until the next morning Friday Jan 7th, old Beach Rd on north Sarasota Key was a very sparsely populated area back in 1921.
The north bridge to Sarasota Key was completed in May 1917, it was first known as Higel Bridge. Harry Higel's Higelhurst Hotel aka Higel-Hurst Inn had burned down (suspiciously) just one month before the bridge was completed. Everybody now wanted to visit Sarasota Key by car. During the 1920's the car to have for the 'everyman' was the Ford Model T, it appears from old photos that the car was very popular in Sarasota Fl. Between 1908 and 1927 the Ford Motor Company made about 15 million cars with the Model T engine. In the 1920s, according to some estimates, every other car on the road was a Model T. Harry Higel and Rube Allyn, who both lived on north Sarasota Key, would have had a car most likely a Ford Model T to get back and forth to Sarasota by the north bridge starting in 1917.
Everybody had one. The Colt 'Pocket Positive' .32 Caliber revolver with FANCY hard rubber grips as seen in a 1914 catalog ad above on left from the Wm. Frankfurth Hardware Co in Milwaukee Wis. was manufactured from 1896 to 1907 which then morphed into the Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber revolver from 1907 to 1922 as seen in the catalog ad above on the right, it sold for $24.00.  
 
Colt began manufacturing the Colt Police Positive Revolver .32 Caliber in 1907 with the FANCY hard rubber Colt grips until 1922, the gun was available to purchase for Home Protection. The FANCY grips on the Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber revolver seen above in the Wm. Frankfurth Hardware Co catalog ad matches exactly the FANCY grips on the Colt .32 caliber revolver found buried on north Siesta Key in Nov. 2019

     photo credit of Colt revolver for home protection GUNS.COM ARCHIVES.
The Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber revolver was a favorite of the 1900's era for Home Protection (not just for Law Enforcement), and best yet, you could buy it by mail order and have it shipped to your front door, no questions asked. In the 1900's there were multiple catalog order houses in the US where you could purchase the Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber revolver with the FANCY grips from 1907 to 1922. Everybody had a Colt firearm in the 1900's, there was mass marketing of the Colt firearm company products via newspaper ads and sporting catalogs, WORLDWIDE. No one was monitoring these sales. The government had no part in regulation. No one conducted background checks on the buyers. Indeed, Sears Catalog states that it is “the headquarter for everything in guns,” that their prices are below all others, and that “we will send any revolver to any address.”
The Colt 'New Police' .32 Caliber revolver with FANCY hard rubber grips was heavily mass marketed to the general public from 1896. See ad above from the Abercrombie & Fitch 1906 New York City catalog above where that particular firearm was on sale for $12.70 net, you could order via mail and have the firearm sent to you, no questions asked. The Colt 'New Police' .32 Caliber revolver seen in the ad above was manufactured from 1896 to 1907 which then morphed into the Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber revolver with FANCY hard rubber grips which began manufacturing in 1907 till 1922
The Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber revolver was manufactured from 1907 to 1922 and was featured in hunting and camping catalogs and newspaper ads from New York City to as far away a London England, see ad above. The Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber revolver featured an ejector for the bullets and a solid jointless steel frame. The Colt .32 Police Positive incorporated Colt’s “Positive Lock” safety which prevented the firing pin from hitting the primer unless the trigger was deliberately pulled. Colt's Positive Lock prevented an accidental discharge even if the lowered hammer was struck or the pistol was dropped, (or used to hit someone) allowing the revolver to be safely carried with all six chambers loaded, the gun was ahead of it's time. The Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber revolver was not just for use by Law Enforcement. The Colt Manufacturing Company used the fact that their firearms were the choice of Law Enforcement nationwide (NYPD) in the 1900's as a sales tool to sell their guns to the general public.
Bear in mind that between 1907 and what we tend to regard as the end of the “Old West” in the early 1920s there were already more than 150,000 Colt .32 caliber Police Positive revolvers with FANCY hard rubber grips in use and on the streets of the US. When its production ended, it was by far the most ubiquitous Colt revolver carried by lawmen—as well as those outside the law in the "Old West"—and private citizens alike (Rube Allyn). Everybody had a Colt firearm in the 1900's, there was mass marketing of the Colt firearm company products via newspaper ads, sporting & hardware catalogs and even the Sears 1916 catalog.  
The only suspect arrested in the murder of Harry Higel was Rube Allyn who had traveled all around the US from the 1890's to 1910 and as far to the west as North Dakota in the "Old West". Rube Allyn was many things in his life in the run up to the murder of Harry Higel in January 1921, but one thing that was a constant in Rube Allyn's life was that he was a newspaper guy who wrote a lot about fishing and outdoor life, he would know about guns. In 1927 Congress reacted to the mob violence of 1920's Prohibition with the first federal gun restriction ever. The law banned the mail-order sale of handguns or any other concealable firearm. This act was the first federal legislation aimed at controlling guns. Also known as the Miller Act, it sought to prohibit the interstate shipment of handguns. It is doubtful that the Colt .32 caliber Police Positive revolver found buried on Siesta Key and tracked to the years 1907 to 1922 will have a serial number that could even be traced to anyone as handgun sales prior to 1927 were not registered by the US Federal Government, especially mail-order sales.
In Florida you can still open carry a handgun while fishing: Florida Statute 790.25 addresses lawful ownership, possession, and use of firearms and other weapons, and section 3(h) specifies: Anyone "engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition" can openly carry a firearm, I'm sure this law would have made Rube Allyn happy. Rube Allyn published a newspaper called the 'Florida Fisherman' in 1920's Sarasota Fl, he would have been well aware of the Colt revolver newspaper ads of the times. Rube Allyn would have been aware of the mass marketing of the Colt firearm company products via newspaper ads and sporting goods catalogs in the 1900's. Rube could/would have placed Colt firearm ads in one of his many different newspaper publishing efforts in Canada and in Sarasota Florida, Rube would have known how to get a gun in the 1920's.
1921 Unsolved Brutal Murder of Harry Higel On Sarasota Key Fl. Although he is now now largely forgotten, except as the name on the Higel Avenue street sign, Harry L. Higel was one of the most important people in Sarasota’s early growth and development. Was Harry Lee Higel pistol whipped with a revolver on Sarasota Key on Jan. 6, 1921. It was an unusually cold Thursday Jan. 6, 1921, the kind of day that made one’s extremities go numb. In previous years during the month of January record lows in the 20's and 30's were recorded on Sarasota Key. Harry Higel was severely beaten around the face and head. Mr Higel had a deep laceration over his right eye and a skull fracture, his face was so badly bludgeoned he was unidentifiable, a footprint found in the sand next to Higel's body appeared to match one of Rube Allyn's rubber soled canvas shoes. Harry Higel died Friday January 7th, 1921 from his injuries, over 98 years ago.  
The remains of a rusted antique Colt revolver were found in late November 2019 buried on the north end of Siesta Key off of Higel Avenue with a broken grip. Nothing in this article indicates that anyone linked to Law Enforcement was involved in the murder of Harry Higel. The sidearms chosen by law enforcement agencies usually mark the next stage of handgun innovation, when police departments start carrying a new type of handgun civilian ownership is often not far behind. This is the case of the rusted remains of a antique Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber Revolver found buried on Siesta Key in November 2019. By 1921 over 150,000 of the mass marketed Colt revolvers were on the streets of the US, the gun was first manufactured in 1907, everyone had one. Nothing in this article is meant to disparage or disrespect anyone in Law Enforcement. As it was in 1921, the main suspect in the murder of Harry Higel was and is Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn who had been Mr. Higel's adversary and antagonist since 1911 when Rube shows up in Sarasota. Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn was an Irishman 'through and through' with all the baggage from heavy drinking.
Sometime during the evening of Thursday January 6th, 1921, Harry Higel was severely beaten around the head and face, falling limp by the side of Beach Road, fatally beaten on Sarasota Key. Harry Higel had a  gash on his head exposing a two-inch wide crack in his skull above the right eye, several broken facial bones and several wounds on the back of his head according to a report from Dr. Joseph Haldon. Harry appears from the description of the wounds to have had severe brain damage from the beating. Harry was found the next day Friday January 7th, 1921 laying in a pool of blood, but still alive. The Colt .32 caliber Police Positive revolver was introduced into the firearms market by the Colt's Manufacturing Company in 1907 as seen in this article and by 1921 over 150,000 were on the streets. The remains of a Colt .32 caliber Police Positive revolver was found buried 98 years later with a broken grip and fully loaded on north Siesta Key Fl in late November 2019. The information that I have compiled in this article is based on facts that have been corroborated and published in various news articles and books on the unsolved murder of Harry Higel. The end result of this article is strictly my opinion that Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn was the correct suspect in January 1921 for the murder of Harry Higel. Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn was a hot tempered Irishman whose parents were refugees to Ontario Canada due to the Great Potato Famine in Ireland from 1845 to 1852. Rube Allyn was born in 1866, he grew up in Mount Forest, Ontario Canada, Rube was born in Canada.
Apparently Harry Higel did not have any injuries to his body below his neck, he was not hit by a car, no broken arms or legs, no mention of defensive wounds on his arms or shoulders, some investigators have indicated he was hit with a shovel but if he was, there most likely would have been other wounds to the body like his shoulders and neck, there were not. When someone is pistol whipped it is up close and personal. The victim usually is held by his shirt collar and blows are reigned down on the head and face area with the revolver and as the victim falls to the ground more blows can be inflicted on the face and head fracturing the skull, breaking teeth, breaking nose, fracturing the eye orbits, breaking jaw, making the face unrecognizable, just like the skull fractures in the simulated skull in the photo above.  One detail accurately portrayed in Movies and TV is "Old West" Marshal Wyatt Earp's method of administering an NFL-style concussion through a practice known as pistol-whipping. Earp was renowned for this brutal and debilitating technique. It involved slamming his long-barreled Colt revolver into the side of a misbehaving cowboy’s head with such force that the victim was knocked unconscious, if not permanently comatose.
   photo credit Sarasota Times
An article published in the Sarasota Times in early January 1921 went into some detail of the wounds Harry Higel suffered to his head and face during the fatal attack Thursday Jan 6th, 1921 on Sarasota Key. According to the article Harry Higel had an ugly cut over his right eye with the top of the skull being split open for about two inches and gaping apart. The wound on the left side of his head was equally dangerous, the skull crushed in BUT the skin not being broken. The wounds on the back of the head indicated the head had been beaten with a club or some instrument (possibly a steel hardened revolver?).


Harry Higel appears to have had multiple depressed skull fractures
according to a report from Dr. Joseph Haldon on Jan 6, 1921. A depressed skull fracture is a type of fracture usually resulting from blunt force trauma, such as getting struck with a hammer, rock or getting kicked in the head. These types of fractures—which occur in 11% of severe head injuries—are comminuted fractures in which broken bones displace inward. Depressed skull fractures present a high risk of increased pressure on the brain, or a hemorrhage to the brain that crushes the delicate tissue. This all sounds to me like a fatal pistol whipping of Harry Higel. The extensive and multiple wounds to the head and face of the victim Harry Higel indicate great rage and some sort of personal vendetta from the attacker, overkill. The remains of a badly rusted Colt revolver traced to the 1920's era with a broken grip was found buried on north Siesta Key near Higel Ave in late November 2019. At the time of his barbarous death Harry Higel had just turned 54 years old, he was Director of the Bank of Sarasota and the Seaboard Airline Railway. He had been Postmaster, City Commissioner, and elected Mayor of Sarasota three times.
Harry Higel had a gash on his head exposing a crack in his skull above the right eye, several broken facial bones and several wounds on the top and back of his head. The butt of a gun like the Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber revolver could very well have caused the multiple wounds to the face and head of Harry Higel during a pistol whipping including a two-inch gash above the right eye,. The murder weapon was never found, was it an axe, a shovel, a club or a hard steel revolver? Rumors had it that the murder weapon that killed Harry Higel was buried somewhere near what is now the Siesta Key Village on Beach Rd. When you look at a revolver for identification, the best place to locate latent fingerprints is on the smooth surface of the barrel, the cylinder or the ammunition. Conversely, DNA-containing material is best found on uneven or rough surfaces where cells have rubbed off or collected in low spots. The best place to locate DNA evidence on a gun is in the ridges of the grip, hammer or trigger. When DNA is analyzed for criminal-case purposes, the result is termed a “DNA profile.” The DNA profile can then be compared to known DNA profiles, commonly called standards, obtained from victims and suspects associated with the case. 
Photos above of Harry Higel and Rube Allyn when both men were in their 20's. Harry Higel was born in 1867 in Philadelphia PA, Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn was born in 1866 in Canada, he grew up in the small town of Mount Forest, Ontario Canada. Rube Allyn has a history with Philadelphia PA and New York City NY. Harry Higel and Rube Allyn were both born after the end of the US Civil War that wrapped up in 1865, sort of war babies. Harry Higel is of German heritage while Rube Allyn was an Irishman 'through and through' with all the baggage from heavy drinking. The portrait photo of Rube Allyn, on the right above, was taken in New York City sometime between 1889 to 1890 when Rube Allyn would have been in his 20's. Rube Allyn from all accounts was a tall man, apparently much taller than Harry Higel. Rube Allyn's real name is Rubert Royce Allen he grew up in Mount Forest, Wellington County Ontario Canada. Rube Allyn was his stage name. Rube Allyn aka Robert Royce Allen's parents were Irish refugees to Ontario Canada from the potato famine in Ireland, Rube was born in Canada.  
By 1866 when Rube Allyn was born, the Irish were the second largest ethnic group (after the French), and comprised 24% of Canada's population, mostly due to the Potato Famine in Ireland. The 1931 national census counted 1,230,000 Canadians of Irish descent, half of whom lived in Ontario. During the Great Potato Famine, Ontario Canada received the most destitute Irish Catholics, who left Ireland in grave circumstances. Rube Allyn aka Robert Royce Allen started out as an apprentice type setter in Ontario Canada working in the office of the Mount Forest Representative, but got himself in trouble with the law and moved to Philadelphia where he enrolled in acting school, he graduated in 1888 and moved to New York City to attended drama school in 1889 when he was about 23 years old.  
Photo above on left shows Rube Allyn in later life, photo appears to be from the 1940's. Rube Allyn appears to be a rather large man, well over 6 feet tall with long arms. Harry Higel was a much smaller man, at most he was 5' 6" tall. Rupert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn died in 1947 he was 80 or 81 years old. After Rube Allyn went to drama school in New York City in 1889 he eventually became a vaudeville actor and at one time lectured on the Chautauqua circuit all around the north east. In "The Story of Sarasota," Karl Grismer described Rube Allyn as " a cross between a genius and a bum...(with) the eloquence of an old-time Shakespearean actor...a man of mood...long hair...seldom if ever bathed...never wore socks...an excellent writer." In October 1911, the Sarasota Times ran a notice that Rube Allyn, humorist and impersonator, would be entertaining at the Sarasota school hall. Tickets were 25 cents, 15 cents for children.
When not on the stage, Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn plied his trade as a typesetter. Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn worked in the Mid West, all over the East Coast and over time eventually covered much of the United States on travels as far west as North Dakota in the 1890's and early 1900's. Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn would sometimes pause on his travels for a year or more in a town but never really settle down. Over the years, 1890 to 1910, Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn became increasingly eccentric and combative. He wore his hair long, and bore a resemblance to his fellow Irishman, Oscar Wilde, in appearance, mannerisms, and wit. He had frequent bad moods and a fierce Irish temper flared up when anyone disagreed with him. In 1911 he landed in Sarasota Fl and decided to stay. Rube Allyn started a newspaper in Sarasota called the 'SARASOTA SUN' in 1913 that eventuality failed in early 1916, just like others he had started in Canada. Rube was liberal and progressive but unstable and not dependable, most likely linked to his drinking. Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn left Sarasota in 1918 and found work in the Hog Island Philadelphia shipyard after the end of World War I, the shipbuilding continued until 1921. Rube was making $3.85 for a 10 hour day with Board and Lodging advanced against wages, he would have been in his 50's at this time. After the war and the eventual shipyard layoffs he returned to Sarasota Fl in late 1919. Rube began publishing the 'Florida Fisherman' in August 1920. During the travels of Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn all over the US, it is my opinion that at one time or another he obtained a firearm for protection, very possibly the remains of a Colt .32 caliber Police Positive revolver found buried 98 years later with a broken grip on Siesta Key.
Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn is an Irishman, he was born in 1866 in Canada, his parents, Alex and Ann Allen, born in Ireland were refugees from the Great Potato Famine who settled in Mount Forest, Ontario Canada where Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn grew up. Rube Allyn was an Irishman through and through including all the baggage associated with heavy drinking. Harry Higel, born December 31st 1867, was the polar opposite of Rube who is about the same exact age as Harry. Harry Higel was of German heritage. Harry Higel and his wife came from affluent families, they were land owners and very influential members of the Venice, Sarasota and Sarasota Key area, Rube Allyn was not. Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn and Harry Higel would butt heads on several issues beginning in 1911 when Rube shows up in Sarasota Fl. Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn was a hard drinking Irishman. Drinking in Ireland is not simply a convivial pastime, it is a ritualistic alternative to real life and Rube Allyn brought that lifestyle with him to Sarasota. In North America, alcoholism and chronic drunkenness took a frightful toll on the Irish immigrants and their off spring like Rube Allyn in terms of economic failure, pathological family relationships, intimate and public violence, and crime. Rube Allyn had to borrow money from Harry Higel to buy his house on the north end of Sarasota Key. Rube had been delinquent in paying back the loan before Harry Higel ends up dead in January 1921. Was Mr Higel going to foreclose on the house loan to Rube, did Rube's fiery Irish temper get the best of him, was Rube Allyn drunk Thursday night January 6th, 1921, did Rube kill Harry Higel in January 1921?
Photo above of the front and back of loaded cylinder of the remains of a Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolver found buried on Siesta Key in late November 2019, it had been in the ground for at least 90+ years, with a broken grip and 6 live rounds in the cylinder. In late November 2019, I was made aware of a rusted out antique gun found buried off of Higel Ave just south of the 'Out of Door Academy' on north Siesta Key. The rusted remains of the antique gun turned out to be a Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolver with one live round still in the six shot cylinder, the other 5 bullets had rusted out. The gun appears to be fully loaded when it was buried 90+ years ago, it has a broken hard rubber grip on the right side of the gun. The metal on the remains of the rusted antique Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolver has oxidized quickly since pulled out of the ground. 

Many small parts of the Colt revolver have already turned to dust since the homeowners found the gun during some excavation work in their front yard. I came in contact and possession of the Colt gun late on Saturday November 23rd, 2019 and it wasn't till Monday evening November 25th, 2019, after a lot of research with the Colt Mfg company and every printed article concerning the murder of Harry Higel and deep background on Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn did I understand that the antique firearm could be linked to Mr. Higel's death. I took the old rusted Colt firearm remains, parts and pieces, to the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept 6010 Cattleridge Blvd the morning of Tuesday November 26th, 2019 and explained it's origin on Siesta Key and that I had the permission from the property owner to deliver the remains of the revolver to the Sheriff.
The rusted remains of a Colt .32 caliber revolver that had been buried on private property on Siesta Key for 90+ years was identified from it's distinctive brown hard rubber grips and the word COLT circled high up on one of the grips. Typical to the time period of the 1920's, the hard Colt rubber grips with the COLT logo were made from 1907 to 1922 and then changed in 1923 to Walnut wood stock grips. If the Colt gun found buried had wooden grips they would have been long gone and made identification of the revolver very difficult as any serial number or identification on the barrel was corroded. The live round was identified as a .32 caliber long, it was not operable. The gun appears to have been coated with cement and buried, the gun dates to at least the 1920's. The area where the gun was found on north Siesta Key is near salt water canals, it is surprising that anything at all remains of the Colt revolver. 
Over 150,000 Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolvers were manufactured and sold between 1907 and 1922 with the hard rubber grips which changed to Walnut wooden grips in 1923, 300,000 more were sold from 1923 to 1945. Anyone including Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn could have been the owner of the gun found buried on north Siesta Key in November 2019. But why would anyone bury a Colt revolver with 6 live rounds in the cylinder and a broken grip and do everything possible to make it disappear when the cost of the Colt revolver was equal to a full weeks wages of a working man and it was easy to repair? Was it covered in blood? Was it used to beat Harry Higel to death?
Photo above, left and right side of hard rubber grip of a rusted antique Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolver found buried in a yard off of Higel Ave on north Siesta Key in late November 2019. The right side grip had what appears to be cement stuck to the back of the grip, it crumbled and fell off during examination. The right side of the hard rubber grip appears to have broken off a little over halfway up, apparently the part that broke off was not recovered. The two hard rubber grips seen above were not connected, they are standing and held up by the glass paper weight on the right. The left side of the grip is intact the right side is broken, as if the gun was used to hit something (or someone's head), the part that broke off of the hard rubber grip was not recovered, to my knowledge. Several people on Sarasota Key reported that they had seen Rube Allyn close to the crime scene in a nearby Palmetto thicket the night Harry Higel was beaten to death, Thursday January 6th 2019. What was Rube Allyn looking for in the Palmetto thicket? The formative Colt .32 Police Positives took off like rockets and rapidly became law enforcement favorites as well as civilian staples over 450,000 were sold to anyone and everyone. They were (and are) also widely seen in motion pictures-especially in 1920's Depression-era gangster movies and film noir.
The Colt Police Positive .32 caliber was not only a favorite with beat cops, but also happened to be the revolver of choice for mobsters like Al Capone who had a nickel plated one with Walnut grips, it sold at auction in June 2011 for $110,000. In 1920 during the height of Prohibition, Capone's multi-million dollar Chicago operation in bootlegging, prostitution and gambling dominated the organized crime scene. The Colt .32 Police Positive incorporated Colt’s “Positive Lock” safety which prevented the firing pin from hitting the primer unless the trigger was deliberately pulled. Colt's Positive Lock prevented an accidental discharge even if the lowered hammer was struck or the pistol was dropped, (or used to hit someone) allowing the revolver to be safely carried with all six chambers loaded, the gun was ahead of it's time. "That Colt .32—you go out and hammer nails with it all day, come back and it will cut dead center on target every time. It's got a really nice action to it and a hell of a whallop."
See newspaper ad from 1907 for the Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber Revolver, it was sold to the general public during that time period for about $25 to $35 dollars, anyone and everyone had one as sales reached 150,000 units from 1907 to 1922. From the 1870s until the middle of the 20th century, 1950, the terms "Colt" and "revolver" were synonymous in the police world. Colt revolvers were the most popular law enforcement sidearms in the world, and no Colt product personified the law enforcement handgun better than the Colt Official Police Positive Revolver.

In 1895 the NYPD placed an order for 4,500 Colt New Police revolvers, which evolved into the Colt Police Positive .32 Caliber Revolver in 1907. This six-shot, double-action revolver was chambered in .32 S&W Long, had checkered hard rubber grips with the Colt logo. The Colt New Police was manufactured from 1896-1907 by Colt’s Manufacturing Company in Hartford, CT and then the Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolver, as seen in this article, was manufactured starting in 1907 to 1922 with the hard rubber grips. Colt used the fact that the NYPD used his gun in all of his advertising during that time period for the general public.
Who bludgeoned Harry Higel about the face and head on that cold Thursday evening, January 6th, 1921, and left him for dead on the side of Beach Road, in north Sarasota Key (now Siesta Key). To this day, no one knows! Harry Higel was born on December 31, 1867 in Philadelphia, to Frank and Adelaide Higel. In 1884, at age 17, he moved to Venice, Florida with his parents where he and his brothers helped his father start a canning business. He moved to Sarasota in 1890 and became an entrepreneur developer. He purchased the dock at the foot of Main Street that had been built by the (Scottish) Florida Mortgage and Investment Co. and had the first gasoline and kerosene tanks installed. Higel operated and docked his boat, the Nemo here, and later he bought and operated the steamer Vandalia. He also purchased a large amount of property on the north end of Sarasota Key, which he renamed Siesta Key. At the time of his barbarous death, he was 53 years old, Director of the Bank of Sarasota and the Seaboard Airline Railway. He had been Postmaster, City Commissioner, and elected Mayor of Sarasota three times. 
Bert Luzier and his son Merle were loading and trucking shell on north Sarasota Key on that chilly day, early on Friday January 7th 1921 when they found Harry Higel lying by the side of the road at about 8:30 am, unconscious, and so bloody that he was unrecognizable, he had been there overnight. Harry was moaning and making gurgling sounds, he had been out by the road all night after the Thursday night January 6th, 1921 pistol whipping. Bert Luzier and his son Merle loaded Harry in their truck and sped him to Dr. Jack Halton’s office across the Sarasota Key North bridge (Higel bridge) to the foot of Main Street in Sarasota. When Dr. Halton cleaned the injured person, (Harry Higel), he discovered the gold signet ring with the initials HH, proving that it was Harry Higel. The fact that the ring, a gold watch, and other valuables were still on the body established that the object of the crime was not robbery. 
Who committed this violent over the top beating murder of Harry Higel and why did he do it? The extent of damage done by the multiple blows to the face and head of Harry Higel indicates great rage and hatred by the perp. Hot tempered Irishman Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn had been in bitter disagreements with Harry Higel, and was known for fierce outbursts of his Irish temper. Dr. Halton rushed Harry Higel to the hospital in Bradenton (there was no hospital in Sarasota yet) where he died shortly after his arrival on January 7th, 1921. Manatee County was created in 1855 and Sarasota County was created much later in July 1921 as was the Sheriff Dept. Any investigation of the murder of Harry Higel would have had to been conducted by the Manatee County Sheriff, there was no Sarasota County or Sarasota County Sheriff in January 1921. Manatee County Chief Deputy Sheriff D.R. Brown was on the scene Friday January 7th 1921 with men and bloodhounds within minutes of being notified, and they found no clues. Several people reported that they had seen Rube Allyn in a nearby Palmetto thicket that night January 6th noting that Higel and Allyn had been quarreling heatedly ever since the 1916 election on north Sarasota Key.
On Friday January 7th 1921 Manatee County Chief Deputy Sheriff D.R. Brown went to Rube Allyn’s house on Sarasota Key where he found what was purported to be a pair of blood-soaked rubber soled canvas shoes that appeared to be similar to those that left tracks at the scene of the crime that led in the direction to Rube Allyn's house nearby on north Sarasota Key. This was enough evidence for Rube Allyn to be arrested at about 2:00 pm on Friday January 7, 1921. Although the Manatee County Sheriff deputy reported that the shoes had been covered in blood, when they were sent to Tampa for examination, no trace of blood was found, no chain of evidence?

Read more here: https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article149809234.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article149809234.html#storylink=cpy The Manatee County Deputy Sheriff, thinking that he remembered tracks on the scene that could have been made by the shoes, arrested Rube Allyn Friday January 7th 1921 and took him to the City of Sarasota’s small jail. 
The Sarasota Police Dept was formed in 1913 and would not have investigated the murder of Harry Higel as Sarasota Key in January 1921 was part of Manatee County and under control of the Manatee County Sheriff. The city of Sarasota Fl had a total population of 2,149 people in 1920, Sarasota Key was reported to have about 3 dozen year round residents, Rube Allyn was one of them. Despite the fact that Rube Allyn declared his innocence and said that he had just returned to downtown Sarasota shortly before the crime was discovered the morning of Friday January 7th, about 14 hours after Harry Higel was attacked on the evening of January 6th. A crowd gathered, which soon became a mob, and a rope with a noose was seen. The Manatee County Deputy Sheriff and a few men spirited Rube Allyn to the more secure jail in Bradenton, Manatee County. Judge Reeves called for a Grand Jury to hear the evidence, and the shoes were sent to Tampa for analysis.
    photo credit Sarasota Times
Friends and Family of murdered Harry Higel provided a notable array of legal talent to assist the prosecution of Rube Allyn. The service of the Fred Thomas National Detective Agency and the Hon. Tom Palmer of Tampa to assist States Attorney McMullen in the prosecution of Rube Allyn. Dr Allen in Tampa the brother of Rube Allyn provided legal defense in the form of Hon. J.B. Singletary for Rube at his Grand Jury hearing.

      credit Article Sarasota Times March 9, 1921, photo credit Pach Bros 841 Broadway NY, NY
After 61 days in jail, Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn appeared before the Manatee County Grand Jury (Sarasota was part of Manatee County in January 1921) and the report on the shoes was read. No indication of blood was found. Since no evidence to indict was found, Rube Allyn was freed apparently on March 9th, 1921, see Sarasota Times article above. See portrait photo above of Rube Allyn above taken at Pach Bros Photography 841 Broadway NY, NY. Pach Bros was at the 841 Broadway location from 1877 to 1890 when they went out of business, so Rube Allyn would have been in his 20's when he had his glamour photo, portrait photo taken. Rube appears to have been a news editor, type setter, vaudevillian, humorist, entertainer, shipyard worker and published a small bimonthly magazine called "The Florida Fisherman". He once attempted to float his publishing office across Sarasota Bay to elude creditors, by cutting it loose from the pier it sat on. It sank. In "The Story of Sarasota," Karl Grismer described Rube Allyn as " a cross between a genius and a bum...(with) the eloquence of an old-time Shakespearean actor...a man of bad Irish moods...long hair...seldom if ever bathed...never wore socks...an excellent writer." In October 1911, the Sarasota Times ran a notice that Rube Allyn, humorist and impersonator, would be entertaining at the Sarasota High School hall, Rube Allyn would have been 45 years old at this time.
Sarasota County Times Newspaper issue Thursday June 16, 1921. The Sarasota County Sheriff's office was established in July 1921 upon the creation of Sarasota County's break from the southern portion of Manatee County. This was 6 months after the murder of Harry Higel, some speculate the break from Manatee County was the result of the poor handling of Mr. Higel's death investigation. One of the first acts of the Sarasota County Commission, which was formed in June 1921, was a July 21, 1921, resolution offering a $1,000 reward for evidence leading to the capture of Harry Higel’s murderer — more than $12,000 today. But since that day there have not been any new leads in the murder mystery. Florida Governor Cary A. Hardee appointed Burna Dale "Heinie" Levi as the first Sheriff of Sarasota County in July 1921, he had no prior law enforcement background. On August 22, 1921, Sarasota City Marshal L.D. Hodges became the agency's first deputy. Sarasota City Marshal L. D. Hodges was elected Sheriff and took office in December 1922.
In the movie 'Goodfellas' Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) pistol-whips Karen's neighbor Bruce with a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver with a square butt, which he gives to Karen (Lorraine Bracco) to hide. The Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver would appear to inflict serious injury to the victim with blows to the head and face, which would include broken nose, deep gashes in the face and head and possible fractured skull. Pistols and revolvers are not only used to discharge cartridges, but also for hits to the victims head. In such cases, the blows preferably affect the head. The impact is mostly exerted either by the grip of a pistol or the butt of a revolver. As in other kinds of pistol-whipping, the scalp wounds may be associated with fractures of the skull and even with brain contusions and as such could cause death. The Colt .32 Positive Special incorporated Colt’s “Positive Lock” safety which prevented the firing pin from hitting the primer unless the trigger was deliberately pulled. Colt's Positive Lock prevented an accidental discharge even if the lowered hammer was struck or the pistol was dropped, (or used to hit someone).

On Thursday January 6th, 1921, Harry Higel was severely beaten around the head and face, falling limp by the side of Beach Road on Sarasota Key (Siesta Key). His face was so badly bludgeoned he was unidentifiable. Harry had a two-inch gash above the right eye splitting his skull according to a report from Dr. Joseph Haldon. Harry Higel's multiple facial and head wounds, front and back, could very possibly have been caused by someone pistol whipping Harry with a revolver. The base of the hard rubber butt grip of a 1920's Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolver covers a heavy metal frame, there are several sharp edges on the heavy and rugged gun that would cause severe damage to one's face and head in a pistol whipping.
Harry Higel's Higelhurst Hotel aka Higel-Hurst Inn on the Gulf located on north Sarasota Key at Big Pass burnt to the ground on March 31st 1917. The Sarasota Times reported on September 17, 1914, "that plans have been drawn by a local architect and the Higelhurst Hotel aka Higel-Hurst Inn was assured. The hotel will have 20 bedrooms and a dining room large enough to accommodate 100 people." The estimated cost would be between $10,000 and $15,000. Work on the hotel began immediately. The contract for the foundation was awarded within a week. Plans were also drawn up for several guest bungalows to be built close to the hotel. Higel's plan included streets along which the bungalows would be built and sidewalks to the hotel from Higel Ave. His idea was to make Siesta Key a settlement where every comfort would be provided. Higel believed that this type of plan would be popular with tourists. Hotel Higelhurst opened its doors on March 9, 1915, with more than 200 people attending the grand opening reception. Since the bridge to the key was not finished, ferry boats provided transportation to the hotel. In Higel's promotional brochure, Siesta on the Gulf, he claimed that his hotel was on of the most modern in Manatee County. The daily rates were $2.50 and up. The hotel had hot and cold running water in every room, large baths, gas and electric lights and telephones. Also, it was less than 50 yards to the Gulf Pass. The Higelhurst proved to be very popular and was a success for Higel. For some reason Rube Allyn put up a ramshackle house/office near the Higelhurst Hotel aka Higel-Hurst Inn. In 1917, he was planning an expansion when the hotel caught fire on March 31st, Rube Allyn was nearby that night. Harry Higel's son, Gordon Higel, a retired postmaster, recalled that tears ran down his father's face as they watched the hotel burn to the ground from the mainland. Although he announced plans to rebuild, there was very little insurance on the building. Higel never rebuilt the hotel.

In 1920 and 1921 Harry Higel quarreled with Rube Allyn over an unpaid debt after he’d lent Rube Allyn money for a home on the north end of Sarasota Key. The HigelHurst Hotel overlooked Big Pass and suspiciously burned down in March 1917. Rube Allyn not only lived at the location near the Hotel, he also printed the Sarasota Sun inside a dockside office, a mention in the 1917 City Council minutes that Rube’s building was declared to be a menace and he was ordered to remove it. Harry Higel's loan to Rube Allyn was coming due just before Higel was murdered in January 1921. Rube Allyn was known for erratic behavior, bad moods, combative nature, and a fierce and short Irish temper. Often a donkey-drawn cart carrying Rube Allyn’s disabled son would pass through Higel’s property on Higel Avenue and the gate to a chicken coop was often left open further inciting Harry. In 1917, the Higelhurst Hotel mysteriously burned down one month before the bridge to Sarasota Key was completed in May 2917. Higel suffered a major financial loss. No one knew whom or what was responsible for the fire, but many folks believed it was Rube Allyn, mostly because of his close proximity to the property and his assertiveness toward Higel. During the 1916 local elections, Allyn is said to have criticized Harry Higel’s character in his newspaper. 
Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn was born in 1886 or 1867 he grew up in Ontario Canada where his Irish immigrate parents settled, he also has early links Philadelphia in 1888 and to New York City in 1889 and Philadelphia again in 1919. World War I lasted from July 1914 to November 1918. Rube Allyn worked at the Hog Island Philadelphia PA shipyard building ships for the Navy from 1918 to late in 1919, the shipbuilding continued until 1921. Rube Allyn was making $3.85 for a 10 hour day with Board and Lodging advanced against wages, he would have been in his 50's at this time working at a very hard and dirty job for $3.85 a day. 
While Rube Allyn was toiling away in the Hog Island shipyard for $3.85 a day from 1918 to late in 1919, Harry Higel was the king of Sarasota Key and very, very influential in the booming City of Sarasota. Rube Allyn returned to Sarasota Key in late 1919 and set up the Florida Fisherman magazine later in August 1920. Did Rube bring a gun back with him? The Colt Police Positive would have been used by the police department in Philadelphia in the 1920's. Did Rube Allyn 'pick up' a Colt Police Positive .32 caliber while he was working at the Hog Island Philadelphia shipyard. In 1917, as part of the World War I effort, the US government contracted American International Shipbuilding Corp. to build ships and a shipyard at Hog Island. At the time Hog Island was the largest shipyard in the world, with 50 slipways. The shipbuilding continued until 1921, after which the facility was rapidly demolished. Rube Allyn left Philadelphia for Sarasota Key in late 1919. 


In "The Story of Sarasota," Karl Grismer wrote after returning to Sarasota Key from Philadelphia, Rube Allyn began publishing the Florida Fisherman in August 1920. On January 7, 1921, Rube Allyn was arrested for the brutal bludgeoning murder of Harry Higel, respected community leader and three-term mayor of Sarasota. When the announcement of Higel’s murder was made, Rube Allyn was the focal suspect. “All the fingers were pointing at him,” LaHurd said. In 1921 only about 3 dozen people actually lived on Sarasota Key, Rube Allyn was one of them and he was there on Thursday night January 6th. Rube Allyn traveled to Sarasota on Friday morning January 7th 1921 crossing the north bridge from Sarasota Key. According to Grismer’s book, an enraged mob captured Rube Allyn in downtown Sarasota on Friday and draped a noose around his neck before authorities interrupted and transported Rube Allyn to Bradenton in Manatee County for the trial. Sixty-one days later, a jury acquitted Allyn of the murder, because the evidence presented was circumstantial, including reported sightings of Rube Allyn in palmetto plants near the crime scene Thursday night. Rumors by locals in Sarasota had it that Rube Allyn confessed to murdering Harry Lee Higel while in jail but Rube later took it back.
Why would someone/anyone bury a Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolver with 6 live rounds in the cylinder and a broken grip that dates to the 1920's in a field, just south of where The Outdoor Academy is located now off of a street that runs west from Higel Ave on the North end of Sarasota Key. Was the antique Colt gun with the broken grip, loaded with 6 rounds the Harry Lee Higel murder weapon? A $1,000 reward was offered for the murderer of Harry Higel, but no one else was ever arrested.
According to Colt literature of the 1920s, the .32 caliber Police Positive Special was, "Adopted as standard by many large and hundreds of smaller city Police Departments due to its rugged, sturdy frame, accuracy and hard-hitting qualities. During the early 1900's the Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolver was very popular among just about everyone who wanted a reliable firearm, Express Messengers, Paymasters, Watchmen, and Special officers. The Colt Police Positive .32 caliber revolver was also the choice for Home, Store, Motoring and Beach/Camping protection. Rube Allyn took his show on the road for over 20 years. Rube Allyn traveled all over the US, apparently traveling by train and car from at least the late 1890''s to 1906 and then again from about 1918 to 1920, it is not a reach by any means to think he 'picked up a gun' somewhere in his travels. 
Harry Higel was a cigar smoker and most likely he made his nightly walks to enjoy a good Cuban cigar and not foul the air inside his house and keep his wife happy. Rube Allyn lived on the north end of Sarasota Key and knew Harry Higel's habits. I am confident that Rube Allyn confronted Harry Higel and beat him all over his face and head and into a bloody pulp and left him for dead on Beach Rd. End of story for Rube on the unpaid loan (mortgage) to Harry Higel for Rube's ramshackle house on the north end of Sarasota Key. 

It is my opinion that Rupert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn ambushed Harry Higel while Harry was out for a walk near his house on the end of Higel Ave north Sarasota Key, a planed and calculated murder on Thursday January 6th, 1921. Rube Allyn did the dastardly deed, he murdered Harry Higel in my opinion, Rube had motive, opportunity and the physical ability to beat Harry Higel to death most likely with the loaded Colt revolver with the broken grip found 98 years later in November 2019 buried on the north end of Siesta Key.
Rube Allyn was a big man well over 6 feet tall, Harry Higel was a much smaller man most likely in the 5' 6'' tall range, which would explain all the damage to the top of Harry Higel's head, (crushed skull), from what appears to be a pistol whipping with blows raining down on Harry's head from the much taller man, Rube Allyn. It is my opinion that Rube Allyn buried the murder weapon, a Colt revolver with a broken grip, that was found 98 years later on north Siesta Key.
Rubert Royce Allen aka Rube Allyn was born in 1866 in Canada and died in 1947 in Florida, he was 80 or 81, he is buried in Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA. Rube Allyn started a newspaper in Sarasota called the 'SARASOTA SUN' in 1913 that eventuality failed in early 1916, just like others he had started in Canada. Rube was liberal and progressive but unstable and not dependable, most likely linked to his drinking
Harry Lee Higel was born December 31st, 1867 in Philadelphia and died January 7th, 1921 in Sarasota Fl he had just turned 53, he and several members of his family are buried in Rosemary Cemetery Sarasota on the Central Ave side. Harry Lee Higel and his family members are buried in Section C, Lot 14 which as you face the Cemetery standing on Central Ave is to your left. Lot 14 – The Higels: Gertrude E. Higel, Harry Lee Higel, H. Gordon Higel, Louise K. Higel and Marcia Rader Higel. The murder of Harry Higel remains cloaked in secrecy and always will be one of Southwest Florida’s greatest mysteries.


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