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I Am Beyond Outraged By This!

  For the past two days I have had a knot in the pit of my stomach. I was watching a show on Discovery ID called Disappeared. I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing. What outraged me the most is that in 8 years, not one national news outlet has picked up this story. 8 YEARS and nothing has been done. Wait until you read this!  I did some research, and from the few articles I could find on this matter, here is the summary of one I’d like to share with you.

Still no answers about men last seen with deputy

By JANINE ZEITLIN, Sunday, January 22, 2006 NapelsNews.com

Marcia Roberts is haunted by her only child. She used to watch “Unsolved Mysteries” in her East Naples apartment in hopes of triggering her mind into unlocking what happened to her son. He’s been gone more than two years. And she doesn’t know where he is, or was. If he’s alive or dead. But her answering machine has remained the same since the questions started:“Whatever is now covered up will be uncovered and every secret will be made known, Matthew Chapter 10, verses 26 through 28.“ Terrance Williams has been missing since January the 12th, 2004. The family would like to thank you for your continued prayers and your thoughts and acts of kindness.” And she won’t change it until she finds answers. And she will never stop looking. And she will never stop praying. “My mind just wanders and I wonder if that’s good or not. I pray every night. I know God is tired of me,” she says. And she will never give up.

The night he slipped from her life — Jan. 11, 2004 — Marcia said she picked him up from a Bonita Springs Pizza Hut where he worked as a cook and drove him to a friend’s house. A day later, the last person confirmed to see him alive was a Collier County sheriff’s corporal — the same man last spotted with Felipe Santos, a 23-year-old Mexican laborer just three months before. The corporal said he gave both men rides to Circle K convenience stores in North Naples within four miles of each other.

What happened between Jan. 11 and when Williams ran into Cpl. Steven Calkins, a nearly 17-year Collier Sheriff’s Office veteran on Jan. 12, gnaws at his mother. Times, lies, inconsistencies and a story that doesn’t jibe keep running through Marcia’s head. Three witnesses told Sheriff’s Office investigators they saw Calkins wave over Williams near Naples Memorial Gardens, a North Naples cemetery, between 9 and 10 a.m. Williams was driving a 1983 two-door white Cadillac with an expired plate and registered to someone else. He could have been picked up or cited for six violations, sheriff’s investigators said. Shortly after noon, Calkins said, they met at the cemetery along 111th Avenue North when he spotted Williams having car trouble. Calkins didn’t call in the traffic stop as required. Calkins blames the time discord on confusion and memory problems. Instead of taking him to jail, the corporal said he gave him a ride to a Circle K near Wiggins Pass Road on U.S. 41 because Williams said he was late for work and looked nice and “clean-cut.” Calkins called a friend in dispatch, asking him to run information on an abandoned vehicle, even though he later said he had met Terrance by then.

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Telephone call: 01-12-04/ 1249 PM

Caller: Cpl. Steven Calkins/Dispatcher: Dave Jolicouer.

Dispatcher: “What are you doin’ sucka?”

“Well I got a “Homie” Cadillac on the side of the road here, signal 11, signal 52 nobody around,” Calkins says.

“I’m at the cemetery here at the corner of Vanderbilt and 111th,” Calkins says later in the call.

“Oh yeah, you be doin’ some prayin’? Been prayin’ to the heavenly father?” Jolicouer says.

“Maybe he’s out there in the cemetery. He’ll come back and his car will be towed,” Calkins says.

A half-hour later, Calkins contacted dispatch with Williams’ full name, date of birth and asked the dispatcher to run a search, though Calkins later told investigators he only knew Williams’ first name. Calkins called with a fake birth date Williams had used before and possibly when he got in trouble.“4-1-75. Black/male. (singing)...,” a transcript of Calkins’ call to the dispatcher says.

After much pressure from Marcia to the police department this is another dispatch call.

Dispatch: 1-16-04

“I hate to bother you at home on your day off, but this woman’s been bothering us all day. You towed a car from Vanderbilt and a hundred ... Do you remember it?”

Calkins: “Uhhh, no.”

“Do you remember ... she said it was near the cemetery.”

Calkins: “Cemetery?”

Calkins assures the dispatcher there was no one with the vehicle.

“Uh, well, somebody’s at the cemetery telling the mother that you picked up the driver and he’s been missing since Monday.”

“Oh, for pete’s sake.”

Seven days later, Calkins wrote an incident report. He later told sheriff’s officials he wrote it “to cover his butt.” After dropping off Terrance, Calkins said he returned to the Cadillac and found there wasn’t proper registration in the car. He felt duped so he called Circle K and asked for Terrance from his cell phone. The clerk told him she didn’t know any Terrance, he said. Records showed Calkins never made the call.

More than two weeks after her son vanished, on Jan. 28, Marcia lodged a misconduct complaint against Calkins and an internal investigation ensued. Calkins was fired from the Sheriff’s Office in August 2004. Eight pages in the Sheriff’s Office internal probe outline Calkins’ lies and inconsistencies about what happened. He hasn’t been charged with any criminal wrong doing. An appeal by Calkins cited a report that Williams was seen at an East Naples gas station, though the investigators viewed video and didn’t see Terrance. The appeal was shot down by Sheriff Don Hunter.

Williams owed child support. He has four children — now 13, 11, 5 and 8 — by four different women, his mother said. He spent time in a Tennessee prison in the mid-1990s in connection with an aggravated robbery, a Department of Correction spokeswoman said. Trespassing, DUI and driving on a revoked license were his other offenses.

Maybe he didn’t always make the best choices, but Marcia said her son was trying to shape up and support his children. She said she and her son were too close for him to leave without a good-bye. He gave her away at her October 2002 wedding. And all of his things were just left behind. “They’re going to tell me he just went somewhere,” Marcia said. I’m his mother. His mother knows.”

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Marcia’s crusade for answers is heightened by questions about another missing man. Felipe Santos was last seen by his brothers getting into Calkins’ squad car in October 2003. Calkins said he dropped him at Circle K on Immokalee Road. Marcia discovered the link when the Mexican Consulate in Miami called to tell her about Santos after her son vanished.

Asked during a recent interview with the Daily News to explain, Calkins said: “Coincidence extreme and that’s all it is.” “It was just bad luck. It was bad luck ... I didn’t think anything of it.”

Acute coincidence helped the families tap lawyers for their cases.“The coincidences are so extreme I want to get to the bottom of it,” said Mark Miller, a Fort Pierce civil rights attorney representing Marcia.“Sooner or later, I believe sooner, we’ll find out what happened.”

Linda Ramirez, the St. Petersburg lawyer for the Santos family, said it struck her that Calkins said he took both men and dropped them at a Circle K instead of at the sheriff’s substation or jail.“It would just seem to me you’re not likely to find two people who have gone missing under similar circumstances without there being some kind of connection,” she said.

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This story reminds me of a time when black men were lynched and no one was ever prosecuted for it.  These families deserve answers! They have been trying to get national press on this story for years, to no avail.  I have been on the phone with the FBI, Reverend Sharpton, reporters, the NAACP and anyone else who will listen. This can’t go on in our America anymore.  No matter what your race, this should outrage us all!

I’ll be on the Tom Joyner Show in the morning trying to bring some light and attention to this and help these families.  Also, I’ll be following up with you in the near future to discuss our next plan of action.  Please help me give Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos something that many people don’t think the poor or disenfranchised have… A VOICE!! You’ve helped me do a lot of things, but none as important as this.

Talk to me! Tell me what you think.

If you have any information at all about these cases, please contact the following office:

Tampa FBI Office:

866.838.1153 (24/7)

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  • Zahra London, England

    Is there any more update on this awful case? It was the 10 year anniversary of Williams' disappearance a few weeks ago - how terrible that the person who seems to be responsible has had all these years free. Did Anthony Denson Jr ever make that statement to the police? I know that the police often work furtively to solve cases, so that it might look like nothing is happening, so I hope that is the case here.

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  • tim coker naples fla

    If you only knew the half of what Naples gets away with.It's not only the cops that are bad here,it's also the courts.Judges,Lawers,and The State Attorneys office.Why do people set in jail here for a year or more for stealing 5 dollars worth of stuff from a publix,before they even see a judge,or public defender,and when they do see a judge,they go with whatever the State Attorney wants,people get sent to prison here for nothing.Naples gets away with all this,because people Are scared to fight for there rights,But if you don't stand for something you never will.I read this about the missing guy,and i'm just wondering how come charges aren't filed on this cop? If it was someone off the street that is not on a law pay-roll,charges would be filed in a heartbeat! Meaning if it was me,i would be sitting in a jail cell,so what makes this cop any different,he should be treated like everyone else,rather he works for the Sheriff's Office or not.There is no,and I mean no Justice in this town.If you are a middle class worker,you can not fight this town,it's to rich,and the Law will just clean up there mess,and move on.I wish the FBI for once would look into the jail and court system here,and do something about it.Do you know how many people in this jail,that get beatin' by cops and nothing gets done about it.Well I could name a few.This is the most important thing of all,Tyler Perry is right,You do have a VOICE,and it should be heard.I'm not Scared and I will fight for those who can't

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  • Carol Newark NJ

    I watched this on a television show this past weekend called Disappeared on Investigation Discovery Channel. I was extremely distraught and saddened over this particular story because these 2 young men completely vanished after last being seen with this officer. I wonder how many other times this has happened, and because the family never reported the people missing, Calkin's got away with it. I highly doubt these are the only two cases. Being dismissed from the force is just simply not enough. I watch cases all the time and they arrest and charge people with kidnappings and murder without a body. I guess his police background helped him not to be charged with more serious and obvious crimes in these cases. I believe he killed these individuals and he is probably out there right now commiting the same types of crimes as we speak. He knows the law and apparently knows the area very well because these men were never found! I hope and pray for JUSTICE to be served for these 2 men who simply vanished without a trace. Calkin is a monster disguised in a police uniform.

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  • AJ Naples, Florida

    Collier County Sheriff's Deputies are R****** Tonight at approx. 8:15 p.m. I heard a deputy refer to an African American as a "Cornbread Individual" while listening on the online scanner in the link provided below! The online scanner has archives so you can hear it for yourself. A CCSO deputy asked another CCSO deputy what that "Cornbread Individual" was doing in the area and the other deputy said he was just hanging around!

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  • Colleen naples, florida

    This is nothing new for naples...They are so corrupt here...Try reading the articles called "Above the law" in the naples daily news. so glad you guys are here...They need a good shake down..these articles will turn your stomach and once again our sheriffs say they knew nothing about any of it....Total crap...thats like saying you dont know anything about the people you work with..Think again...Good luck...

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  • anonymous formerlyof COllier COunty

    I lived in Collier County for more than a decade, and my impression is that most people there know that local law enforcement is corrupt, corrupt, and corrupt (the police, the sheriff and the state attorney). My suggestion, and this is intended to be helpful, is the following: find a way to search every jail cell in Collier County Jail. Perhaps you will find both men who are missing (there will be no records). The excuse will be: gosh golly, we didn't know these guys were both here! (Something like that.) I have no inside information; it's just how things go in Collier County, Naples, FL -- Truly a place I would never recommend to anyone!

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  • Goldie Baker Palatka Fl 32177

    Mr. Perry,I need to get in touch with you about a problem here in Palatka, fl , pleast tell me how I can contact you to let you know what I'm talking about. Thank you very much, ms Goldie Baker 1616 Husson ave, Palatka, Florida 32177

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  • robbin nj

    hi tyler, oh my god another story of minority missing, lost, hurt. Im glad that you are helping in this fight. Just yesterday they announced that 98.7 kiss fm radio station was merging with wbls radio station, in NY we had two powerful black owned stations in this metro area. i don't know if you know of "the Micheal Baisdon show" which broadcasted on kiss fm, but Micheal baisdon show was one of our only few voices that was getting information out to the black communities, organising people thinking. Informing and put together the races. the two stations have merged but my concern is that by removing "a" Micheal Baisdon show the elimination of a voice that people heard, a national movement to keep people inform thru the power of the "mike". I know that there is Tom JOyner who i love but they've also removed him from our NY market. Is it a silencing of the lambs going on,? In this political climate we need to keep our powerful voices heard loud and clear so that we can keep our president in office. His change will be more effective the second time around a i believe that the silencing could be more orgistrated as it usually is done when we become to effective. what do you think

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  • Carrone Michigan

    Tyler, I sent you a message prior to this one ,but in my editing the computer left off my transfer of the ending of my prayer. So to let you know all things are only possible by GOD through Jesus. So the end of my prayer was " in our Saviour Jesus' name. So be it ! Stay blessed. Carrone

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  • Maisa Liverpool, NY

    This is the first time I've heard of this situation and it sickens me! It brings tears to my eyes! I have said over and over to my friends and family that this kind of thing still happens and that our young black men and women should be careful. They look at me as if I'm some sort of crazy woman ranting on and on about the mistreatment of our black and latino boys and how the system isn't built for their protection. I read recently in USA Today that the correctional facilities in Nashville are being purchased by a private company and part of the deal was to guarantee that the prison facilities stay filled to at least 80-90% capacity for twenty years. That means our children (black, latino boys) will be targeted. They system uses third grade reading scores to judge how many prisons to build and how many boys will be incarcerated by a certain age. I apologize for the rampage. I will do my best to learn more about this situation and how I can give these young men a voice!!!!

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  • Deatrick Connors Denver. CO

    I am so hooked on Investigative ID, I had watched that episode...It still saddens me to this day. I am always telling my friends how sad it is that black people are the only race that do not stand for anything, but will falls for everything. The Mayor, The Sherriff, The whole city knows that the police officer killed those two men. In so many he admitted to it, he got caught in too many lies...I say Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!!!! May the truth be made known...This will be an excellent movie!!!

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