The playground swing accident that happened in Gulf Breeze was 100% preventable and is considered "gross negligence" because the evidence shows the city of Gulf Breeze did not take reasonable steps to prevent the playground swing accident from happening. The city of Gulf Breeze was never held accountable for the injuries to my back and spine which I still live with today. It should be known by all who ever go to Florida or decides to live there that the state has a law that gives cities like Gulf Breeze Immunity from being held liable for accidents and negligence by government workers even when the swings have not been properly inspected by the city. This means you cannot sue if the city leaves dangerous conditions on any city owned property and you are injured as a result.

It also means cities in Florida are not concerned if this type of accident happens since they are not liable by law.

This law is unjust and needs to change because what happened in Gulf Breeze was the city not maintaining their playground swings for safe use, the city of Gulf Breeze caused this playground swing accident. People should have the right to safe parks if parks are going to exist, period! If safety inspections are not going to be required by law in the playgrounds of cities in Florida, then the people should have the right to sue to cover the damages. Playground swings are trusted to not break and there's no excuse for city playground swings to ever break causing injury.

After the playground swing accident occurred, city manager Edwin "Buz" Eddy would not return my phone calls even though I left numerous messages with city hall. The following 6 months while trying to get the medical attention I needed and figure out why this happened to me, I became homeless and lost everything I'd ever owned and I suffered tremendously because of my injuries.

Cities have a choice of either having playground swings in their parks or not, but if they do have playground swings there's an expectation that they will maintain them for safe use. Gulf Breeze defied the laws of expectation in this case.

When it happened, the city's mayor was Lane Gilchrist until he later died. At this time, a city council member by the name of Beverly Zimmern took over as mayor. About this time, there was supposedly an investigation going on lead by Florida League of Cities (Insurance co for Gulf Breeze) and Slade & Darnell Adjusters Inc. Mayor Beverly Zimmern who went from being a city council member to mayor was also a board member at Florida League of Cities Municipal Insurance Board of Trust. She engaged in collusion between her city and the Florida League of Cities to deny her city was at fault which is a conflict of interest according to law. This triggered a letter sent to me saying there was no liability on part of Gulf Breeze regarding this incident. The letter is on this website. One month before this letter, the video was made to prove even after the incident that injured me, the city chose to leave other dangerous swings hanging in their parks. One of them was on the same swing set next to the one I used when it broke 10 months earlier. If this is not the city being negligent then what is the definition.

Why didn't the city replace the chains on the other swings after I was hurt???

This video was made 10 months after the playground swing accident occurred. A local edition of the Pensacola News Journal was used to prove the date of this video. We found swings in every park located in Gulf Breeze Proper in a condition of breaking.

This is a story of corruption, gross negligence, cover-up and collusion involving city, county and state government with help from the Florida senate, Florida League of Cities, the governors office and numerous other state government organizations. 

We are now witnessing how time never erases guilt no matter who you are, how much money you make or what your political affiliations may be. The truth eventually comes out and those who do wrong are being put on notice practically every day. This is a true story, one that was swept under the rugs of Gulf Breeze city hall in a small wealthy island town in northwestern Florida.

The city of Gulf Breeze Florida and it's management are GUILTY. The evidence on this website speaks for itself.

Once I became homeless as a result of this, I was never able to fight back due to my economical disposition, my injuries and unjust laws in the state of Florida.

Florida has Immunity laws that apparently protect those who do wrong if they work for city, county or state government. This law was not intended to shield a city from premeditated gross negligence, however it was used in this case to escape liability of it and I fell victim.

In the end after I became homeless as a direct result of this, the city of Gulf Breeze told me to go to Hell and Edwin Eddy the city manager told me it was not his problem.

I am back from Hell and I seek justice and accountability 

like anyone else this would have happened to

Meet Beverly Zimmern once a city council member at a time when the park swings were getting worn out to the point of breaking when used. She became mayor during the investigation. As shown here she was also a board member at the city's insurance company. She was working in Collusion with the insurance to deny my claim against the city. She claims on her facebook that she enjoys being a retired grandma, but if I were her kid, would she have done these terrible things. Sometimes people do very bad things to others because it has no effects on them or their conscience, for Beverly Zimmern it's apparently just who she is as a human being grandma or not. Her city was totally in the wrong and she used her professional affiliations to help the city get away with it and she belongs in prison. 

The above screenshot was taken from the following website: Capitol Trust Agency in Gulf Breeze where Beverly Zimmern also holds a board seat. Capitol Trust Agency is the little entity that makes money for the city via the Municipal Bond Market. Visit their website here:

More on Capitol Trust Agency can be found in this investigative article regarding the scams city's like Gulf Breeze engage in via the municipal bond market: Article Here

and these documents

Beverly Zimmern mayor of Gulf Breeze in 2009. Before that she served on the Gulf Breeze City Council since 2001 and knew the citys parks were becoming dangerous because the city had no safety inspection programs in place making sure they were safe.