To: Singer Island Civic AssociationRE: An Open Letter
When I think about SICA, the Singer Island Civic Association, I am really outraged that organization would recommend Bruce “I beat my girlfriend” Guyton to the position of Riviera Beach mayor.
We here at MAOS have not forgotten about Bruce “I beat my girlfriend” Guyton’s long history of political corruption.
1. Is anyone in the SICA leadership aware that the Palm Beach Post wrote two editorials about Guyton, one on Nov. 23, 1994, that asked Guyton to resign, and another on Dec. 2, 1994, asking the voters to replace him. At that time Guyton was the subject of a criminal investigation into accepting cash bribes and free food and liquor for his vote for a noise ordinance and extended hours at the Oceans Eleven North Club on Singer Island.
2. Feb. 18, 1996 Guyton was arrested for domestic battery against his girlfriend Diana Mosley at her home. Guyton had “bloodstains on his clothes-bleeding from one hand.” Ms. Mosley was “crying and hysterical, had bruises on one ear and blood on her face, shirt and legs.” The charges were later dropped after it was determined that Guyton and Mosley did not live with each other.
3. Feb. 8, 1996 the state attorney found that although Guyton “had clearly violated the sunshine law” he was not charged because the audio tape evidence of his violations was improperly obtained.
4. Sep. 8, 1994 Guyton was “stopped on suspicion of drunk driving” and “drove through two stop signs, swerved over the center line several times and was clocked at 62 mph in a 35 mph zone.” “Guyton refused to take roadside sobriety tests.” Guyton was not charged after he called for a police supervisor who drove him from the scene.
5. Nov. 7, 1994 Guyton was charged with DUI and found with a marijuana cigarette and several butts in the trunk of his car. Guyton was “badly injured” and was taken to St. Mary’s orthopedic trauma unit after he crossed the center line and hit a car with two adults and a 12 year old child.
Did you know that Guyton was named in a gender discrimination federal lawsuit filed by Shari Lyes, a Riviera Beach CRA planner, that was decided in her favor by the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, on Nov 5, 1997.
In your next newsletter you should write a story about Guyton’s past, so both your membership and the current generation of voters in Riviera Beach will understand how you made a terrible mistake when you endorsed him.