By John P. Contini
Danger street chronicles the amazing actual tale of 3 drug buyers who have been brutally murdered in 1983 on chance highway within the Florida Everglades. Lured right into a phony drug deal every one sufferer was hoping will be his massive retirement ranking, they allegedly stumbled on themselves on the enterprise finish of a gun wielded through a Miami-Dade police officer. yet police and prosecutors say Officer Gilbert Fernandez, Jr. and his team were not there to arrest the drug purchasers. They have been there to execute them and thieve their 8 pounds of cocaine. the tale info the transformation of Fernandez, a former Mr. Florida bodybuilding champion and black-belt karate teacher, who by way of many debts grew to become his lifestyles round throughout the intervening years among the 1983 murders and his triple-murder indictment in 1990. the fellow as soon as named " Miami 's Meanest Cop" not abused and intimidated detainees like he did while he was once a police officer; he had turn into a loving father who lived to transform humans to his newfound...
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Wait a minute, it's not in this article. Yeah, now I remember, Gil told me this himself. He said he told this Diaz guy that the only thing he ever wanted to be was a good cop. Gil got mad at Diaz and said, ‘I never took a dime from anyone while on the police force. The only thing I was guilty of is doing my job. Those people you work with drove me out of police work. ’” Gil Sr. threw the newspaper on the coffee table and sighed. I could tell his mind was racing and he was having a hard time focusing.
God must have a great sense of humor,” I thought. , called me after being recommended by friends from my church. He asked me if I would meet with him, his wife Emma and Gil's wife Marianela. My investigator Cary Kultau accompanied me to the parents’ home where we camped out for most of the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Fernandez had a small and simple home that was neatly kept and warmly decorated. One of the first things I saw when I came into the living room was a picture of a handsome-looking Gil Jr.
Pastor Larry Thompson of First Baptist Church of downtown Fort Lauderdale, for being a wonderful man and pastor, and for also causing DANGER ROAD to be sold and promoted at First Baptist's “Family Books & Music,” its popular downtown bookstore; additional special thanks to John and Shari Jones, Music Ministers and worship leaders at First Baptist, for their friendship, encouragement and support during this project, and to Marion Williams, Manager of Family Books & Music. Pastor Derrick Gillis of Zoe-Life, for extending his pulpit to me on Father's Day and allowing me the coveted privilege of sharing the gospel message of redemption and forgiveness with his church, and for also organizing and providing for a very special DANGER ROAD book signing event.