MICHIGAN GOVERNOR, FLORIDA GOVERNOR, THE FLORIDA BAR, & THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT EXTERMINATION: CHILDREN, THE WORKING CLASS & THE POOR

Published February 10, 2016 by MAUL10

The more it’s being investigated, the more the people in Flint, Michigan, are learning that their Governor (Rick Snyder) and other government officials were well aware of the POISON in their water system. Now, the future of thousands of children—thousands of families are UNCERTAIN. The City of Flint, Michigan is in a CRISIS. In the words of United States President Barak Obama, “As a parent, I would be beside myself.”

The role of The Florida Bar is to serve to PROTECT the PUBLIC from UNETHICAL LAWYERS. Regulation of Lawyer Conduct: Processing and investigation of inquiries and complaints are a basic responsibility of the Bar as MANDATED by the FLORIDA SUPREME COURT. The Bar serves to PROTECT the PUBLIC from UNETHICAL LAWYERS.

https://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/PI/WebNodes.nsf/Nodes/CAB70A7265C39112852577E000485BCA

State contracts with private prisons guarantee them a “90 PERCENT OCCUPANCY RATE.”

miamiherald.com/…-prisons/article11533064

Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent agency, separate from the Florida Supreme Court. Five of its fifteen members are chosen by the elected governor (Governor Rick Scott); and the Judicial Qualifications Commission OPERATES UNDER RULES IT ESTABLISHES FOR ITSELF. The role of the Judicial Qualifications Commission is to solely investigate alleged MISCONDUCT OF FLORIDA STATE JUDGES (not federal judges or judges in other states).

nosue.org/jqc-judicial-qualifications-commission

How many parents have lost monenosue.org/jqc-judicial-qualifications-commissiony to attorneys trying to defend their children?

DeShon Thomas was 17-years-old when he was charged with Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent, Cultivation of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. DeShon’s mother is a single mother of four and grandmother of one. After the Courts made DeShon and his mother believed that DeShon was not court appointed an attorney, DeShon and DeShon’s mother signed a Contract for Service with Defense Attorney Gregory Cummings—who had been soliciting DeShon’s mother knowing that the Courts had appointed DeShon an attorney. Over a period of sixteen months, DeShon’s mother paid Gregory Cummings nearly $30,000. Gregory Cummings repeatedly failed to disclose information to DeShon—such as due diligence—informing DeShon that he had a lawyer at the time of Gregory Cummings soliciting him and his mother; and disclosing both victims’ autopsy reports and DeShon’s AT&T cell phone records. When DeShon fired Gregory Cummings and then learned of all of the acts of MISCONDUCT that occurred before and after Gregory Cummings was hired, DeShon filed a complaint against Gregory Cummings. In Gregory Cummings rebuttal to DeShon’s complaint, Gregory Cummings clearly states where he violated several of The Florida Bar rules. Instead of The Florida Bar addressing the misconduct, seemingly, The Florida Bar has chosen to ignore DeShon—a child attempting to utilize an adult professional to save his life from judicial system.

The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission OPERATES UNDER RULES IT ESTABLISHES FOR ITSELF. There have been many cases when the Judicial Qualifications Commission has found judges to have “a pattern of misconduct” that brought about harm to the public and legal community—and after the Judicial Qualifications Commission filed legal documents with the Florida Supreme Court to support their own findings in order to have the judge disciplined, at the last minute, the Judicial Qualifications Commission instead asked the Florida Supreme Court to order the judge to “Involuntary Retirement.”

 

In 2015, the Judicial Qualifications Commission found Second Judicial Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford to have “a pattern of misconduct” for at least two years of her service on the bench. Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford had presided over a Death Penalty case within the timeframe. After the Judicial Qualifications Commission submitted their legal documents supporting their findings—including information from an attorney who admitted to acts of misconduct under the direction of Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford—the Judicial Qualifications Commission asked the Florida Supreme Court to order Jackie Fulford to “Involuntary Retirement.”

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According to the Miami Herald, in 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill aimed at accelerating the speed of the death penalty process—dubbed “the Timely Justice Act” which requires governors to sign death warrants 30 days after the Florida Supreme Court certifies that an inmate has exhausted his legal appeals and clemency review—requires the state to execute the defendant within six months.

miamiherald.com/…ews/state/article1952487

 

In 2002, in a 7-2 decision in the case of Ring vs. Arizona, the United States Supreme Court held that a defendant has the right to have a jury, rather than a judge, decide on the existence of an aggravating factor that makes the defendant eligible for the death penalty. In its decision, the Court held that a death sentence where the necessary aggravating factors are determined by a judge violates a defendant’s constitutional rights to a trial by jury. “Supreme Court Declares Defendants Have a Right to Jury Determination of Eligibility for Death Sentence.”

deathpenaltyinfo.org/us-supreme-court-ring-v-arizona

In January 2016, the United States Supreme Court struck down Florida’s Death Penalty System.

npr.org/…/supreme-court-strikes-down-floridas-death-penalty-system

Florida’s Death Penalty System was supposed to change in 2002 after the Ring vs. Arizona case. Instead of changing the Florida’s Death Penalty System, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill aimed at accelerating executions; The State of Florida has contracts with a private prison guaranteeing 90 percent occupancy rate; The Florida Bar seemingly has chosen NOT to PROTECT the PUBLIC (NOT EVEN CHILDREN) from UNETHICAL LAWYERS AS MANDATED BY THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT; the Judicial Qualifications Commission has chosen to recommend that the Florida Supreme Court order the judges to “INVOLUNTARY RETIREMENT,” in spite of their own investigations of the judges concluded that the judges have “a pattern of misconduct.”

Seventeen-year-old, DeShon Thomas, was not wrongly convicted—DESHON THOMAS was by ALL ACCOUNTS—KIDNAPPED—AND FORCED INTO FLORIDA’S PRISON SYSTEM. When state and local government officials FAIL to SERVE the PUBLIC, the future of children, the working class and the poor is just a hundred times as POISONED as the water in Flint, Michigan.

 

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Tallahassee Bank Robber Released from the Leon County Jail; State Attorney’s Office and Leon County Sheriff’s Office Provides Finances to Bank Robber

Published December 14, 2015 by MAUL10

Tallahassee, FL—In May 2012, within days of terrorizing employees and their customers with a firearm at two banks located in Tallahassee, the suspected bank robber was apprehended in Tifton, Georgia by the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Tifton County Sheriff.

In 2012, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell was up for re-election and was very upset about being challenged by his opponents—especially “that woman” Lisa Sprague.

According to court records, the armed robbery suspect, who is a previously convicted felon, was booked into the Leon County Jail in Tallahassee, Florida in June 2012. Two weeks later Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, the son of then Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, instructed State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin to go over to the Leon County Jail to privately meet with the suspected bank robber. This was their first meeting. An hour after their first meeting, the suspected bank robber was released from the Leon County Jail and was immediately provided with finances from both the State Attorney Office and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Two months later, in August 2012, State Attorney Willie Meggs announced an additional charge against former Tallahassee Community College freshman, DeShon Thomas. The charge—solicitation to commit murder—the target—Trentin Ross. Never did State Attorney Willie Meggs announce that the dual armed bank robber was released from the Leon County Jail, nor was it announced that the dual armed bank robber was the State Attorney’s Office key witness in the solicitation to commit 1st degree murder charge against DeShon Thomas, and neither was it announced that the dual armed bank robber had been provided with finances upon his release by both the State Attorney’s Office and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

In 2011, seventeen-year-old black male, DeShon Thomas was charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of 1st degree murder and possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell was the lead investigating agency on the cases. State Attorney Willie Meggs assigned Sheriff Campbell’s son, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, as the prosecutor on the case. There was/is no physical, material or circumstantial evidence that could prove that DeShon committed the two murders. Therefore, in conjunction with Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, along with State Attorney Willie Meggs and other employees of both the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office, in addition to Assistant Medical Examiner Associate Dr. Anthony Clark, Defense Attorney Gregory Cummings, Public Defender Nancy Daniels, Assistant Regional Conflict Counsel Daren Shippy, Leon County Judge Robert Wheeler, Circuit Court Judge James C. Hankinson, Circuit Court Judge Charles Dodson and Circuit Court Judge Jackie Fulford, the plot to convict DeShon Thomas was by any means necessary. Trentin Ross, the only witness that Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell had against DeShon in the murder case, was also facing drug cultivation and paraphernalia charges and had refused to give a sworn deposition in regards to the murders. The solicitation to commit murder charge with Mr. Ross being the target was Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell’s way to scare Mr. Ross into testifying in court. Mr. Ross never gave a deposition. And the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office refused to release the victims’ autopsy reports citing the State Attorney’s office refusal to allow them to be made public record.

According to reports, the day following the murder investigation, Mr. Ross told the Lead Detective and members of the investigating team that he had no knowledge about the murders. It was not until Don Odham a.k.a. Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham, replaced the lead detective and her team as the lead detective in the murders.

Court documents drafted by Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham, the witness against DeShon in the murder cases stated that he (the witness) allowed DeShon to load guns into the trunk of his (the witness) girlfriend’s car before driving DeShon to commit the murders.( The witness was not charged with anything in connection to the murders.) Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham prepared and filed with the Leon County Clerk the probable cause for the murders and the complaint that played a key role with Chief Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman to obtain an Indictment against DeShon for two counts of 1st degree murder and possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent.

During DeShon’s October 2013 trial, DeShon and his family learned that the dual bank robber who had been released from the Leon County Jail and provided with finances by the State Attorney’s Office and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office had continued his crime spree in Gadsden County when the funds ran out. The dual bank robber was arrested for committing armed home invasion robbery with kidnapping and other crimes. Also, it was revealed that Don Odham a.k.a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham was never employed with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. None of DeShon’s defense attorneys (both private and public) informed DeShon or the courts that Don Odham was an imposter and not an employee/detective with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Circuit Court Judge Jackie Fulford, who presided over the trial, allowed Don Odham to presented to the jury as a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective. DeShon and his family, are not originally from Tallahassee, therefore they were unaware that local defense attorneys (both private and public) and judges refused to challenge Sheriff Larry Campbell, Sheriff Campbell’s son, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, and State Attorney Willie Meggs and the rest of his staff. This is the hardcore culture in Tallahassee and in the Leon County Courthouse. Leon County Sheriff’s Sergeant Brian Pearson was called to testify in DeShon’s trial about certain critical investigating tasks that were performed at the crime scene of the double homicide. In order to cover up the tasks that Don Odham had been allowed to perform, Sergeant Brian Pearson testified that he (Pearson) had performed the tasks. In the following of the paper trail—Sergeant Brian Pearson committed perjury.

Following DeShon’s conviction (wrongful conviction), several complaints against Leon County Sheriff’s staff members were filed with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division—including against Sergeant Brian Pearson for committing perjury. Thus far, all complaints have been unanswered.

In November 2015, Governor Rick Scott appointed Leon County Judge Robert Wheeler as a Second Judicial Circuit Court Judge. Robert Wheeler had a complaint filed against him with the Judicial Qualifications Commission when he was a Leon County Judge. With this new appointment as a Second Judicial Circuit Judge, Robert Wheeler will have the responsibility to preside over various cases including Death Penalty cases. Robert Wheeler is incompetent. Robert Wheeler’s incompetence may be hiding via Florida’s First District Court of Appeals Clerk of Court, Jon Wheeler, Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi.  Judge Robert Wheeler proved to be incompetent when he provided over a bond hearing. Judge Robert Wheeler openly admitting that he did not know about events brought up by the State—yet—Judge Wheeler allowed those events to sway his ruling—and sided with the State and completely disregarded the public defender when the public defender stated that those events had nothing to do with the bond hearing itself. How can Judge Robert Wheeler effectively preside over a Death Penalty case when he failed—openly admitted his incompetence during a bond hearing of a seventeen-year-old regarding cultivation of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia?

Recently it was reported that Leon County Sheriff’s Sergeant Brian Pearson participated in the apprehension of a Tallahassee bank robber, who is said to be a “serial bank robber.” It’s been reported that the serial bank robber, Charles Vaughn, is wanted in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.

Currently, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell is prosecuting Henry Segura, a black man, who has been in the Leon County Jail for nearly half a decade awaiting trial for a quadruple murder. In June 2015, it was reported that there may have been possible exculpatory evidence in Mr. Segura’s case withheld by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE—another agency based in Tallahassee—and a former employer of Sheriff Larry Campbell (now deceased)). Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell announced his bid to run for outgoing State Attorney Willie Meggs in 2016. During that announcement, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell spoke about going after child molesters in chat rooms versus the gun violence and the increasing rate of murders that have plagued Tallahassee (Leon County). Seemingly, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell has spent his career making financial arrangements to support armed bank robber, gang members and drug users in order to obtain convictions via false/fabricated statements. Seemingly, State Attorney Jack Campbell is attempting to avoid those criminals that he has gone “over and beyond” to support.

After DeShon’s conviction (wrongful conviction), all of the previously convicted witnesses used by Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell have continued on with their criminal career. One of the witnesses, Dawuan Williams is in the Gadsden County Jail on numerous charges of armed home invasion robbery. And another witness, Walter Cole Rayborn, is in the Leon County Jail awaiting trial for two counts of murder and arson and other charges.

Many families have been let down by Tallahassee’s Judicial System. Fake cops and criminal witnesses in order to gain wrongful convictions have done more harm to the community than good. So now, to what extent will Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell use State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin and Sergeant Brian Pearson (a bold-faced liar) to gain the conviction of another innocent person? And to what extent will the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell along with State Attorney Willie Meggs utilize “serial bank robber” Charles Vaughn in order to help secure a conviction against Mr. Segura?

Will Charles Vaughn be released from the Leon County Jail and be provided with finances by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office?

 

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/FBI-South-Point-raid-part-of-investgation-into-three-state-serial-bank-robberaid-In-360591341.html

 

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One Year Anniversary of Fallen Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Smith; Did Florida’s Governor and Attorney General Ignore Warnings Leading Up to the Ambush of Deputies?

Published November 22, 2015 by MAUL10

Tallahassee, FL—As Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day approaches, two children are without their dad and a wife is without her husband. Many relatives, friends, associates and co-workers—especially Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies—will try to do all that they can to fill the significant void that Mr. Christopher Smith’s family struggle with every day. The reality most widowers left to raise children without their dad will agree—the lost of a dad and husband is a void that cannot be filled.

As the majority of the United States strives to reform its Criminal Justice System, many political leaders, ethical judges and ethical defense attorneys are calling out prosecutors who engage in prosecutorial misconduct and their close relationships with local judges and law enforcement officials who conduct themselves unlawfully. In the year 2014, a record number of prison inmates were exonerated due to exculpatory evidence having been withheld by prosecutors during their criminal trial.

Who is policing the police? Who is policing the local judges and prosecutors and the unethical defense attorneys and law enforcement officials?

As it’s been reported, on August 31, 2015, in Fox Lake, Illinois, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz made a call into dispatch of claims to having observed suspicious activity by two white males and one black male. By the time back up law enforcement officers arrived to Lt. Gliniewicz’s location, Lt. Gliniewicz was found dead from gunshot wounds. Lt. Gliniewicz’s death situation was said to be an “Ambush”—prompting several law enforcement agencies to come together to search and capture the suspected “cop killer(s).” The Fox Lake community reacted in a frantic and angry mode. Several men were aggressively questioned by law enforcement officials in regards to the “Ambush.” The organization ‘Black Lives Matter’ were being blamed for initiating a “War on cops” and forming “Anti-Police” communities. The Fox Lake community and police agencies across the United States hailed Lieutenant Gliniewicz as a “Hero Cop” and a “Fallen Cop,” just to name a few titles. Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the country attended Lt. Gliniewicz’s funeral. Many people donated thousands of dollars to Lt. Gliniewicz’s family and cursed those unknown suspects who “Ambushed” the father of four and local “Hero Cop.”

On November 5, 2015, media reports across the world broadcast Fox Lake Police Department’s press conference announcing that their investigation concluded that Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz did not die in the “line of duty,” but “killed himself because he feared discovery of crimes.”

According to reports, through a Freedom of Information Act request by ABC7 News I-Team of Chicago, Illinois, after obtaining the personnel records of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz, the details uncovered about Lt. Gliniewicz revealed that there were official letters of complaints filed against Lt. Gliniewicz. The Fox Lake Explorers, a community education program, led by Lt. Gliniewicz was undergoing an audit prior to Lt. Gliniewicz suicide. Lt. Gliniewicz had stolen $50,000 from the program. Lt. Gliniewicz wanted to put a “Hit” out on a female administrator to prevent his criminal acts from being discovered. Fortunately, for that female administrator, Lt. Gliniewicz committed suicide. Currently, Lt. Gliniewicz’s wife and one of their four sons are being investigated in regards to Lt. Gliniewicz’s crimes. Two of the many questions that has yet to be answered is did officials ignore warning signs that could have possibly saved Lt. Gliniewicz’s life? Officials received several complaints about Lt. Gliniewicz. What happened? Lt. Gliniewicz may not have been an upstanding cop, but Lt. Gliniewicz did not commit the many criminal acts all at once. Did officials ignore warning signs?

Between December 2011 and October 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi received several letters in regards to several occurrences of misconduct at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee. An Ethics Complaint was filed against Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, and a complaint filed with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement went nowhere. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and Sheriff Larry Campbell’s son, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, along with State Attorney Willie Meggs and Donald Odham botched criminal cases—by allowing Donald Odham to act as a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective. Although emails and letters to the governor and attorney general did not cover all of the acts of misconduct (unlawful acts) being committed, clearly, there were warning signs in place that raised more than enough concern. Donald Odham was NEVER an employee with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Yet, and still, Sheriff Larry Campbell, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, along with State Attorney Willie Meggs and Chief Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman presented Donald Odham to a Grand Jury as “Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham” in order to obtain an indictment against 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas. Furthermore, notarized documents filed in the Leon County Clerk of Courts are signed “Leon County Detective Don Odham” and “Detective Don Odham.” Sheriff Larry Campbell allowing his friend, Donald Odham to act as a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective—conducting all responsibilities of an Interrogator, a Homicide Detective, a Crime Scene Detective, a Violent Crimes Detective and Lead Detective (just to name a few titles held by Don Odham) was a sure sign that Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell exercised poor judgment—abused his power and engaged in unlawful acts. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell was allowing Don Odham to impersonate a law enforcement officer. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell betrayed the trust of the community that he’d sworn to protect.

According to reports, on November 22, 2014, forty-seven-year-old, Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Smith was killed in an ambush on the northwest side of Tallahassee. Leon County Deputy Colin Wulfekuhl was wounded in the ambush. In spite of Leon County Sheriff’s Sergeant Wiley Meggs claiming to have “Red Flagged” the address of that where Deputy Smith and Deputy Wulfekuhl were ambushed, clearly that “Red Flagged” address was NEVER communicated to neither Deputy Smith nor Deputy Wulfekuhl. When Deputy Smith and Deputy Wulfekuhl responded to a call to the address, the gunman may have immediately had Deputy Smith in the crosshairs of his gunfire—seeing the deputies as easy targets.

Leon County Sheriff’s Sgt. Wiley Meggs, the son of State Attorney Willie Meggs, seemed to have blamed the dispatch service for the failure to communicate the “danger zone” to Deputy Smith and Deputy Wulfekuhl. Most others within the Leon County Sheriff’s Office also blamed the failure of communication on the dispatch service. Many Tallahassee citizens are used to the incompetence of the sons of Sheriff Larry Campbell and State Attorney Willie Meggs being glossed over to the point where everyone made mistakes but them. Their jobs were secure—and it was every ones responsibility to ensure it—no matter what. Whether it was a wrongful conviction due to Assistant Jack Campbell’s withholding of evidence, or Sgt. Wiley Meggs’ irreversible mistake that may have played a key role in the loss of life of fellow Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Smith. Again, many citizens of Tallahassee know that the media and local political leaders will find a way to gloss the most disgusting acts committed by the Campbell/Meggs Klan.

Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and State Attorney Willie Meggs have held the citizens of Tallahassee under “Dictatorship Rule” for decades. Some of the local news media outlets play to the tune of “Campbell/Meggs” without missing a single note. For instance, Deputy Chris Smith and Deputy Colin Wulfekuhl were ambushed during the mid-morning hours on November 22, 2014. It took more than 24 hours for Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell to speak to the community. No one in the community had heard or seen Sheriff Campbell in over 24 hours after the ambush. When Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell finally appeared for a press conference to address the ambush, Sheriff Campbell looked disoriented and did not speak much—leaving nearly all of the speaking to another deputy. And when Sheriff Campbell did speak, Sheriff Campbell’s speech was slurred. Although everyone knew that Sheriff Campbell had been battling cancer for many years, to address the media and the community in the way in that he did about the murder of one of his own deputies in the line of duty was a complete disgrace. Many people who have battled cancer or who have watched their loved ones battle cancer are fully aware that cancer medications are very strong and debilitating to the mind and body. Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, along with many others close to the Campbell family and within the Leon County Sheriff’s Office knew for some time before the ambush of the deputies that Sheriff Campbell was unfit to be sheriff. Nobody within the Leon County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference to address the community or to formerly address their own “Fallen Cop.” The delay with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office addressing the community showed that Sheriff Larry Campbell, despite his significant illness, was still in charge—no matter how incompetent his decision making compromised the safety of his deputies and the citizens of Tallahassee. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office was being operated under such extreme incompetence—that the gun man who’d shot and killed Deputy Smith and wounded Deputy Wulfekuhl was described (after the fact) as an anti-government citizen. But that was indeed, “After” the “Ambush.” Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and State Attorney Willie Meggs have long been described as operating a “Good Ol’ Boys Network” and needing to put their “Arrogance” and “Toughness” on display for all to see.

On November 23, 2014, the day after Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Smith’s murder, State Attorney Willie Meggs did not appear in any camera lens at Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s press conference. However, State Attorney Willie Meggs’ protégé, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell was present. Under the direction of a member of the Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy, Jack Campbell was told where to stand and when to speak.

For nearly fifty years, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell loved to gloat about how much of a “Tough Guy” he was—going as far as to extending a shooting challenge to former sheriff’s candidates running against him in the 2012. On November 23, 2014, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s address regarding the murder of Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Smith was weak. Sheriff Campbell looked as if someone had dressed him in his uniform and prepped him for the press conference.

As a clear confirmation to show how some of Tallahassee’s news media outlets are so used to playing to “Campbell and Meggs’” tune, not one news reporter ask Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell why it took him over 24 hours to address the community about the ambush of his own deputies, and the attempted ambush of many of Tallahassee’s first responders. And just to take it a step further, no one asked Sheriff Campbell about his obvious unhealthy appearance and his slurred speech. And more importantly, no one asked Sheriff Campbell about how his failure to protect his own deputies due to the possibility of something as simple as a failure to communicate a “danger zone” by Sgt. Wiley Meggs, could affect the safety of Tallahassee citizens.

A week after the ambush of the deputies, three emergency dispatchers were fired. No one wished to accept that Sergeant Wiley Meggs’ failure to effectively communicate played a role in the murder of Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Smith and the wounding of Deputy Colin Wulfekuhl.

The press conference in regards to the ambush of Deputy Chris Smith and Deputy Colin Wulfekuhl was Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s last press conference of his career. A month and one day later, the news media announced that Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell succumbed to cancer. Governor Scott appointed Leon County Sheriff’s Captain Robert Swearingen as Interim Sheriff. Governor Scott’s appointment of Leon County Sheriff’s Captain Robert Swearingen caused even more confusion within the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Apparently, Captain Robert Swearingen was not Sheriff Campbell’s choice to “rule” upon his death. Governor Scott quickly named another Leon County Sheriff’s interim—one that would have pleased Sheriff Campbell.

For more than two years, Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi were being warned about incompetence and misconduct within the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Had those warnings been properly addressed—then just maybe Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Smith would be alive today to enjoy being with his wife and children. Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi’s continued failure to properly address warnings of incompetence and misconduct of a law enforcement agency does not make the lives of law enforcement officials and other Floridians safe.

Fox Lake Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz and Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Smith left completely different marks within the law enforcement agencies of that which they served. However, no one can truthfully deny that their lives and careers could have been saved.

So, this holiday season, as Governor Scott, Attorney General Bondi and others within the Leon County Sheriff’s office and State Attorney Willie Meggs’ office enjoy their loved ones, Deputy Chris Smith’s wife and children are without their most loved husband and father. And for years to come, they may spend every November 22nd trying to try to make sense out of the senseless.

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-fox-lake-cop-suicide-20151104-story.html

http://abc7chicago.com/news/gliniewicz-tried-to-hire-hitman-task-force-says/1069380/

Trending: Judicial Qualifications Commission Feeds Mediocrity to Florida Supreme Court—Circuit Judge Fulford Claiming Disability Only After JQC Investigation/Filing of Violations

Published October 31, 2015 by MAUL10

Tallahassee, FL–News outlets around the world are reporting that within the four years of Rick Scott’s current governorship, Florida has executed 22 death row inmates–noting that 22 executions is the highest number of inmates to be executed under any previous Florida governor.

In a recent interview with the Marshall Project, President Obama calls the Death Penalty, “Deeply Troubling.” Thankfully, President Obama has a high volume of bipartisan support in his fight against Criminal Justice Reform.

HuffPost Politics reporter Elise Foley headline reads, “Hillary Clinton Says She’ll End Private Prisons, Stop Accepting Their Money,” the byline reads, “Her campaign says she wants to end the era of mass incarceration.”

In 2014, George C. Zoley, Chief Executive Officer of the GEO Group, Inc., hosted a $10,000-a-plate fundraiser at his home in Boca Raton, Florida. The event was headlined by Governor Rick Scott. GEO Group, Inc. is the world’s leading private prison firm—its headquarters is located in Boca Raton, Florida.

Referring to private run prisons, in an article entitled, “The ‘cannibalizing’ of Florida’s prison system,” posted by Mary Ellen Klas with the Miami Herald, under the section ‘Privatization,’ within the article, in part, states, “Unlike the state-run prisons, the contracts with the private companies guarantee them a 90 percent occupancy rate, pay them per inmate, per day, and allow them to charge more for extra services and programs.”

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides due process of the law. The Florida’s Judicial Qualifications Commission website states, “Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent agency created by the Florida Constitution solely to investigate alleged misconduct by Florida state judges. It is not a part of the Florida Supreme Court or the state courts and operates under rules it establishes for itself.”  There are fifteen members on the JQC panel—five of the members are chosen by Governor Rick Scott. The five members chosen by Governor Rick Scott are non-lawyers and are registered voters. While the JQC is described as being “independent” and “not a part of the Florida Supreme Court,” after the investigation of a judge(s), it is the JQC who files its findings and recommendation for any discipline with the Supreme Court.”

One of the recommendations created by the JQC is “Involuntary Retirement.”  As stated on the JQC website under “‘What is Involuntary Retirement?’ The JQC can recommend that a judge be involuntarily retired due to serious illness that interferes with the ability to perform the duties of office. In these cases, the judge is not being accused of misconduct. Filings in these cases may be confidential under a state law protecting medical records of state employees.”

On April 29, 2015, Jennifer Portman with Tallahassee Democrat, reported that Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford was facing charges brought by the JQC. In the article entitled, “Judge Jackie Fulford faces misconduct charges,” Portman states, “The five-page notice of formal charges filed with the Florida Supreme Court Tuesday cited several instances of alleged inappropriate misconduct in 2012 and 2013, including publicly opposing a candidate for elected office, using her position to influence attorneys and helping the son of her significant other in a domestic battery case.” The article further quotes the JQC as stating to Judge Fulford, “Your actions constitute a pattern of misconduct which raises serious questions regarding your fitness to perform the duties of the office you now hold,” said the filing by the JQC, a 15-member independent agency that investigate alleged misconduct by state judges.” In addition, the article briefly states one of the allege acts of misconduct, “In addition, the JQC alleged Fulford asked a defense attorney who had a pending case before her to represent another client without charge. The attorney said that he feared if he did not do as the judge asked it might result in an unfavorable ruling on the motion for his client, who faced up to 15 years in prison.” Another act of misconduct states, “Finally, the JQC said Fulford used her influence, friendship and position to “interject” herself into the criminal prosecution of Trey Young, the son of Fulford’s significant other, with whom she lives. Hours after Young was arrested in early 2013 on misdemeanor domestic battery charges, the filing said, Fulford contacted the prosecutor in the case who was her subordinate prior to her becoming judge. She also helped Young’s defense attorney obtain a Deferred Prosecution Agreement—which if completed would result in the charges being dropped—going so far as to personally draft the agreement and submit it to the prosecutor for approval.”  These charges are just a few of what the JQC alleged Judge Fulford of having committed.

On June 18, 2015, Jackie Fulford’s attorney, Jack E. Fernandez Jr. filed a Motion to Dismiss. On June 24, 2015, the JQC panel denied the Motion to Dismiss. Two months later, in August 2015, the JQC recommended Involuntary Retirement for Jackie Fulford. The JQC panel’s recommendation for Jackie Fulford does not fall in line with their own rules to proceed with the recommendation for Involuntary Retirement. As stated in “What is Involuntary Retirement?” the JQC states, “the judge is not being accused of misconduct.” The JQC outlined two years of alleged misconduct, and then denied Fulford’s motion to dismiss, and then found Fulford in violations followed by the filing of a five-page notice of formal charges to the Florida Supreme Court. Is the Florida Supreme Court considered to be a “joke” branch of Florida’s government? Or does the JQC operate and establish its own rules on a case by case basis—depending on the judge being investigated? The recommendation of Involuntary Retirement after documentation has been filed with the Supreme Court should not be acceptable. The violations committed by the judge are there—the judge has already been investigated. For the JQC to recommend that the Supreme Court disregard the violations is the same as recommending that the Supreme Court allow the judge to commit criminal acts. Former Florida Atlantic University and Stetson College of Law graduate, Second Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, clearly committed the crime of obstructing government administration, when she used her influence, friendship and position to “interject” herself into the criminal prosecution of Trey Young, the son of her significant other. A few months prior to the JQC announcing their investigation of Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford was presiding over a Death Penalty case.

The Florida Supreme Court is too high of a court to allow such mediocrity from the JQC. All Death Penalty cases go to the Florida Supreme Court. The Florida Supreme Court must not allow itself to be an accessory to criminal acts committed by judges. While the JQC “operates under rules it establishes for itself,” –the citizens of Florida and abroad—expects the Florida Supreme Court to operate under laws under the United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution.

 

OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION: A PERSON IS GUILTY OF OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IF THE PERSON INTENTIONALLY INTERFERES BY FORCE, VIOLENCE OR INTIMIDATION OR BY ANY PHYSICAL ACT WITH A PUBLIC SERVANT PERFORMING OR PURPORTING TO PERFORM AN OFFICIAL FUNCTION.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/10/29/florida-executes-man-after-30-years-on-death-row.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/10/23/watch-obama-discuss-death-penalty-racial-profiling-with-the-marshall-project

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-private-prisons_562a3e3ee4b0ec0a389418ec

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/fundraiser-rick-scott-florida-geo-group

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article11533064.html

http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/jqc.shtml

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2015/04/28/judge-jackie-fulford-faces-misconduct-charges/26519679/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstructing_government_administration

The Florida Bar Put on “Black Face”—Racist Institution Continues to Divide

Published October 29, 2015 by MAUL10

Tallahassee, FL—What does The Florida Bar have to gain for ignoring the complaint from a Black male juvenile defendant against his White male attorney? In the 2013 Florida Bar complaint filed by DeShon Thomas against Tallahassee Defense Attorney Gregory Cummings, among many other violations of The Florida Bar Rules of Professional Conduct, DeShon states that Gregory Cummings “swindled his way onto his case.” In Gregory Cummings rebuttal to DeShon’s complaint, Gregory Cummings admits to not informing DeShon that the court had appointed him a conflict attorney. The breakdown in communication came about due to Second Judicial Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson, along with State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and the Office of Regional Counsel conspiring against DeShon. Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson was conducting case events outside of DeShon’s presence and was withholding Motions from the Leon County Clerk of Court.

DeShon Thomas was seventeen-years-old when he was being investigated by the Leon County Sheriff’s office in relation to Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder in January 2011. DeShon, was a full-time freshman at Tallahassee Community College and worked at Taco Bell. When the Leon County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at DeShon’s co-worker’s one-bedroom apartment, Sheriff’s Detectives located five pots of soil with marijuana stems sprouting from them. DeShon and his co-worker were charged with Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Three times DeShon went in front of a juvenile court judge due to lack of probable cause. On the third time, the Probable Cause was anteed up, and on February 2, 2011, Assistant State Attorney Eric Trombley direct filed. DeShon was charged as an Adult and placed into the Leon County Jail. As DeShon was awaiting compliance for GPS monitoring, on February 7, 2011, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office charged DeShon with Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder. DeShon was being represented by the Public Defender’s Office. However, once DeShon was charged with the murders, the Public Defender’s Office stated that they were withdrawing from DeShon’s case due to a conflict of interest. As the Public Defender’s Office explained it to DeShon’s mother, the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel’s Office would represent DeShon. As of March 9, 2011, there was no record of what attorney with the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel’s Office was representing DeShon. DeShon’s mother called both the Leon County Clerk of Court and the Office of Regional Counsel’s Office requesting the name of DeShon’s attorney—no one had a record. DeShon was not present for any of the events occurring on his case. On March 9, 2011, Chief Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman obtained an Indictment from the Grand Jury charging DeShon with Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent. Still, no one could provide DeShon’s mother with the name of DeShon’s court appointed attorney. On March 9, 2011, Gregory Cummings contacted DeShon’s mother berating Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson and State Prosecutor Jack Campbell. Gregory Cummings told DeShon’s mother that he believed DeShon was INNOCENT. Gregory Cummings promised to save DeShon’s mother money in legal fees if she hired him. Gregory Cummings was well aware of DeShon’s mother’s repeatedly trying to get the name of DeShon’s court appointed attorney but was not able to get a name of the attorney. Out of DESPERATION, DeShon’s mother hired Gregory Cummings.

In August 2012, when DeShon and his mother fired Gregory Cummings for a number of reasons, DeShon’s mother looked at DeShon’s Court Docket on Case Process and noted the DECEPTION by Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson that had been occurring on DeShon’s case since DeShon was charged with the murders. DeShon had two attorneys assigned to his case that neither DeShon, his mother, the Office of Regional Counsel nor the Leon County Clerk of Court had on record prior to hiring Gregory Cummings.

Why has The Florida Bar not taken any action against Gregory Cummings?

Judith Hawkins, a Black woman, was a Second Judicial Circuit Judge that the Judicial Qualification Commission found to have violated judicial rules of misconduct for operating a non-profit ministry from her courtroom. On September 25, 2015, the Tallahassee Democrat published an article entitled, “Former Leon County Judge suspended from practicing law.” In the article by Jennifer Portman, senior writer with the Tallahassee Democrat, states, “She was removed from the bench by the court in December and the Florida Bar subsequently filed a complaint against her license.”  The Tallahassee Democrat also highlights the “abundance of character witnesses who provided testimony about Hawkins “outstanding” character.” Further noting Hawkins as, “being the first black female judge elected to the Second Circuit in a contested election.”

It was in December 2014, as to when the Florida Supreme Court removed Mrs. Hawkins from the bench. And in nine months the Florida Bar is seeking her law license. Fortunately, Mrs. Hawkins will be allowed to keep her law license. Unfortunately, Mrs. Hawkins has had to shut down her practice. Mrs. Hawkins’ law license was suspended for 30 days.

In April 2015, the Judicial Qualification Commission began investigating Second Judicial Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford for three violations of misconduct. Jackie Fulford, a White woman, had violations that dated as far back as 2010. In one instance, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford had asked a favor of an attorney in regards to a criminal case. The attorney stated that he feared for the outcome of his client if he did not act. In October 2013, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford allowed trial testimony of a “Fake Cop” to go to the jury as a witness for State Prosecutor Jack Campbell. In February 2015, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford was presiding over a Death Penalty case. Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford’s attorney filed a Motion to Dismiss the charges, but the Judicial Qualification Commission denied the motion, charging that she showed a “pattern of misconduct.”

WTXL posted an article entitled, “Judge Jackie Fulford Recommended for Involuntary Retirement.”  In the article states, “According to court documents they are recommending she retires because of a permanent disability that they say seriously interferes with the performance of her job.”

It appears as though Jackie Fulford will not have to face the allegations of “pattern of misconduct” that may have hurt or help the outcome of case to that she was under investigation for having imposed.

Will the Florida Bar go after Jackie Fulford’s law license—considering an attorney stated that he was in “fear” in the presence of Jackie Fulford’s courtroom?

As the country attempts in so many ways to bridge gaps between races—the Florida Bar does not fall short of showing what direction their plans fall.

IGNORING A BLACK CHILD DOES NOT MAKE THE FACTS GO AWAY!

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Leon County Sheriff with Criminal Past Leads Hunt For Juveniles; Kids Are Not Safe in Tallahassee

Published October 29, 2015 by MAUL10

Tallahassee, FL—According to Tallahassee’s news outlet WTXL, Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood called a recent anti-gang operation a “success.” In the WTXL online article entitled, “Leon County Deputies Arrest 58 People During Anti-Gang Operation,” states in part, “As a result of working with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, juvenile curfew and probation was conducted. These checks resulted in the arrest of a Hit Squad gang member who is the primary suspect in a drive-by shooting.”

Citizens of Leon County should be demanding to know why a gang member who is the primary suspect in a drive-by shooting was apprehended as the result of an anti-gang operation through the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, juvenile curfew and probation. All juveniles under the supervision of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice must check in with their probation officer. A juvenile being the primary suspect in a drive-by shooting has a mother and a father. The Department of Juvenile Justice is not designed to just work with law enforcement agencies—the Department of Juvenile Justice also works with families. Citizens of Leon County should be outraged with Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood.

Law enforcement agencies across the United States are seeking ways to build bridges between their agencies and the communities that they have sworn to protect and serve. Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood, an appointee of Governor Rick Scott, was busted with drugs as a teen. Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood’s family connection with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office afforded him the ability to get his teen life on track and serve with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office for over 25 years as a certified law enforcement officer. After the death of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell in December of 2014, Governor Rick Scott first appointed Robert Swearingen as Leon County Sheriff. Mike Wood had retired out of the D.R.O.P program. It was quickly announced that Governor Rick Scott was appointing Mike Wood. Not very many kids who are affiliated with drugs have a close family connection with a law enforcement agency as Mike Wood did when he was a teen. Have been in possession of narcotics as a teen, Sheriff Mike Wood should know the importance of going after the adults who put guns and drugs in the hands of children. Going to homes and arresting juveniles is traumatizing for other little children that may be in the home. How does inflicting trauma on a child help to build a bridge between law enforcement and the community? How many of the juveniles that were arrested as a result of Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood’s anti-gang operation are going to get a second chance or a third chance? Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood is a criminal. Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood is the remnant of the late Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell—kids in Leon County were NOT SAFE when Larry Campbell was the sheriff and they ARE NOT SAFE NOW!

According to WCTV news article entitled, “LCSO Anti-Gang Operation Leads to 58 Arrests in 8 Weeks,” State Attorney Willie Meggs, who has been the state attorney in Leon County and five other surrounding counties for more than 30 years, states, “It’s a sad, sad thing when you look in some of these communities where these gangs operate; where the people, good people that live there do not feel comfortable stepping out on their front porch or having their children play in the yard. We just don’t need to have that in our community.” Willie Meggs further states, “The gangs and drug dealers are not going to take over our community.”

Fortunately, the citizens of Leon County and the five other surrounding counties will not have to worry about the dictatorship rule that Meggs has held them under for more than 30 years. Represent.Us reported in November 2014, sixty-percent of Tallahassee citizens voted to enact an Anti-Corruption Amendment. The citizens voted for the Amendment for a reason—a “great” reason. Citizens of Tallahassee are SICK OF THE CORRUPTION. State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office has REPEATEDLY used convicted criminals as KEY witness to score convictions against other inmates in the Leon County Jail. Which is probably why Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell did not announce the use of combating gang members and drug dealers as his platform to run for Second Judicial State Attorney in 2016 (Willie Meggs is not running for re-election).

In August 2012, State Attorney Willie Meggs announced the additional charge of Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder against juvenile defendant DeShon Thomas. DeShon Thomas, under INNOCENCE pleas, had been in the Leon County Jail for nearly two years awaiting trial without any mention of gang activity. DeShon, who was being prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, the son of then Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, had plotted with 27-year-old, Dawuan Williams and others to have DeShon charged with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder. In May 2012, Dawuan Williams, a previously convicted felon, was arrested in Tifton County, Georgia by the Tifton County Sheriff’s Office and the Southeast Regional Task Force, after fleeing Tallahassee for having committed TWO ARMED BANK ROBBERIES. The banks that Dawuan Williams robbed were the Farmers and Merchants Bank and the SunTrust Bank. Dawuan Williams had Arrest Warrants from the Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to Dawuan Williams’ apprehension, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Release of Public Information naming Dawuan Williams as the suspect for the bank robbery of Farmers and Merchants Bank does NOT mention Dawuan Williams as being a gang member.

In the August 2012, Summary of Offense for Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder and Probable Cause Affidavit drafted by State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin, Jason Newlin states that Dawuan Williams IS a gang member. Dawuan Williams was released from the Leon County Jail and was provided with financial support by State Attorney Willie Meggs’ office and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell was so DESPERATE to send DeShon Thomas, an INNOCENT CHILD—to prison—that both Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin bypassed the federally funded Gang Task Force Unit within the Leon County Sheriff’s Office—and utilized Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald O’Brien to smuggle contraband into the Leon County Jail.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office are FAR WORSE than the gang members and the drug dealers that they use as KEY witnesses. Both Dawuan Williams and Walter Cole Rayborn were RANKED NUMBER ONE with State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office. After Dawuan Williams was released from the Leon County Jail on bond, Dawuan Williams missed numerous court appearances without a Warrant ever being issued for his arrest or his having his bond revoked. There was a previously convicted felon, who had been charged with TWO ARMED BANK ROBBERIES free in the community and Judicial Officials in Leon County turned their heads away. Eventually, Dawuan Williams was arrested in Gadsden County for Armed Home Invasion Robbery with Kidnapping, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and more charges.

In July 2015, After Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment located on Tharpe Street, firefighter discovered two young adult males bound in a bathtub with gunshot wounds to their heads. The two adult males, 22-year-old Lance Love and 21-year-old Cornellius Poole, were murder execution style. Within days, Walter Cole Rayborn was arrested in Gadsden County and charged with Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Arson. Walter Cole Rayborn was another one of Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin’s KEY witnesses.

Until there is a SIGNIFICANT change in LEADERSHIP in the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, in the State Attorney’s Office, and in the Leon County Judicial System i.e. county and circuit judges, KIDS ARE NOT SAFE IN TALLAHASSEE.

CRIMINALS POLICING OUR CHILDREN WILL NOT NET A SAFE COMMUNITY. THE ARREST OF GANG MEMBERS (KIDS) WILL BRING IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO THE LEON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. THE ARREST OF KIDS WILL HELP FILL FLORIDA’S PRISONS—STATE AND PRIVATE PRISONS. OUR KIDS ARE BEING PREYED UPON AND IT MUST STOP NOW!

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#FREEHENRYSEGURANOW

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http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/LCSO-Anti-Gang-Operation-Leads-to-58-Arrests-in-8-Weeks-337971792.html

http://www.wtxl.com/news/leon-county-deputies-arrest-people-during-anti-gang-operation/article_3d6885c0-7d87-11e5-9751-b724856926ee.html

Parents Be Aware: Leon County, Florida: AT&T Used As Bait in Criminal Probable Cause Affidavit Against College Freshman

Published October 20, 2015 by MAUL10

Tallahassee, FL—Your child is in college. You’re miles away. Unbeknownst to your child, your child’s cell phone number is reportedly the last outgoing number to be located in the cell phone of a deceased individual—your child’s friend—girlfriend, boyfriend or ex-girlfriend/boyfriend—or maybe just an acquaintance—either way—your child’s cell phone number is reportedly the last outgoing activity in a deceased individual’s cell phone. The reporting agency who has located the deceased individual’s cell phone during the search of the crime scene in this case is the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

Immediately, Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives have made up in their minds that the last outgoing activity from the deceased individual’s cell phone was last used by the deceased individual. Not because of the context of the last outgoing text message (in which a text message was reportedly the last outgoing activity from the deceased individual’s cell phone to your child)—not because of the context of the text message—because the context of the text message was vague as it was in response to a text from an hour or so earlier exchange of text messages between your child and the now deceased individual. The Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives acted only on their own individual theory as to coming to the conclusion as to the deceased individual having been the last user of the cell phone. There is absolutely NO WAY any Leon County Sheriff’s Detective could know that the deceased individual was the last user of the cell phone.

Instead of Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives contacting your child (or you), a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective was instructed to draft a Probable Cause Affidavit containing false information in order to get a judge to sign off on a court order demanding that the cell phone carrier of your child’s cell phone turnover all of your child’s cell phone records and immediately begin GPS tracking your child via your child’s cell phone.

This is what happened to Tallahassee Community College freshman, seventeen-year-old, DeShon Thomas, on Thursday, January 27, 2011, just hours after the Leon County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the double murder of DeShon’s ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old, Laqecia Herring and her brother, 17-year-old, Sterling Conner Jr. At the time of Ms. Herring’s murder, she was approximately five months pregnant.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office knew that DeShon Thomas was a longtime local resident of Tallahassee. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office knew that DeShon was a freshman at Tallahassee Community College. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office knew that DeShon was an employee at Taco Bell on the northeast side of Tallahassee. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office knew that DeShon’s older brother was a senior at Florida State University. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office knew that DeShon’s mother owned/lived in a house in northeast Tallahassee. During the early evening hours, on January 27, 2011, instead of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office attempting to contact DeShon, a minor child, in a legal and ethical manner, Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Dawn Dennis presented Judge Ronald Flury with a Probable Cause Affidavit requesting DeShon’s cell phone carrier, AT&T, to turnover all of DeShon’s cell phone data and immediately begin GPS tracking DeShon via his cell phone. In the Probable Cause Affidavit, DeShon’s cell phone is stated to be involved in drug activity and that DeShon is a suspect in a double homicide investigation.

Leon County Sheriff’s Criminal Analyst Leslie Raybon faxed over to AT&T a copy of the signed court order. On the fax coversheet, Leslie Raybon instructs AT&T to inform her and Mike Corbin with the Tallahassee Police Department as to DeShon’s whereabouts every 15 minutes. (The exclusion of the Tallahassee Community College Police Department and Florida State University Police Department being left out of those to be updated or even put on notice of DeShon Thomas’ whereabouts shows that DeShon was not as big of a threat to the community as DeShon had been described to be in the Probable Cause Affidavit presented to Judge Ronald Flury. Many would agree that a suspect in a double homicide and drug dealer would clearly rise to the level for all local law enforcement agencies to be on notice.)

After GPS tracking of DeShon’s cell phone was started, it didn’t take long for those with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office to locate DeShon. DeShon was leaving a tattoo parlor with his cousin and young couple, along with the young couple’s toddler son. DeShon, his cousin and the toddler climbed into the backseat. The toddler’s mother climbed into the driver’s seat and the toddler’s father climbed into the passenger seat. Leon County Sheriff Detectives, who had been staking out the tattoo parlor, initiated a traffic stop. After ordering everyone out of the vehicle, a Leon County Sheriff’s detective took photos of DeShon’s shoes, searched the vehicle and ordered a K-9 Unit to have the dog sniff the car. After nothing was located, DeShon was asked by Lieutenant Tim Baxter if he would come to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office to speak with them about the murders. DeShon declined. DeShon was allowed to go on about his way.

Within hours, Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Dawn Dennis was back with Judge Ronald Flury getting a signature on another court order to have DeShon’s AT&T cell phone records Sealed. (This was all done on January 27, 2011, just hours after the Leon County Sheriff’s Office started their investigation into the double homicide.)

Nearly two weeks later, on February 4, 2011, the same day Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell announced his plans to run for re-election (third-term), it was said that DeShon’s co-worker/roommate/friend–21-year-old, Trentin Ross had voluntarily come into the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and provided incriminating statements against DeShon. In part, Mr. Ross stated that he (Mr. Ross) had drove DeShon to a driveway across the street from the victims’ residence during the early morning hours of January 27, 2011.

In the Summary of Offense for Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent charging 17-year-old, Tallahassee Community College freshman/Taco Bell employee—DeShon Thomas as the murderer of Ms. Herring and her brother, Sterling—Leon County Sheriff Detective Don Odham states, “After obtaining cellular site data for DeShon Thomas’ phone records provided by AT&T, it was discovered that his cell phone was hitting off of the cellular tower in the area of State Road 20 and Capital Circle North West at approximately 0414 and 0415 hours on January 27, 2011.” DeShon plead NOT GUILTY!

DeShon’s mother paid a private attorney named Gregory Cummings nearly $30,000 over a sixteen months span—repeatedly asking to be provided with AT&T documents. In the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Discovery Report, the documents provided in regards to DeShon’s cell phone is an AT&T billing summary document and Leslie Raybon’s excel spreadsheet and maps from Mapquest. Gregory Cummings was asked to file the necessary documents to UnSeal DeShon’s AT&T cell phone records—Gregory Cummings refused. After Gregory Cummings was fired, DeShon’s court appointed attorneys also refused to UnSeal DeShon’s AT&T cell phone records—and then filed Motions to Withdraw from DeShon’s case.

During DeShon’s trial, Leon County Sheriff’s Criminal Analyst Leslie Raybon was careful to not mention AT&T. DeShon’s cell phone records remained Sealed.

No representative from AT&T was summoned to testify in DeShon’s trial.

DeShon’s cell phone activity that was reportedly pinging off of a tower at 0414 and 0415 on January 27, 2011 were text messages that were supposed to have been made from DeShon’s cell phone to Trentin Ross’ cell phone—with Trentin Ross responding from his (Ross’) cell phone to DeShon’s cell phone—with Trentin Ross sitting in a parked car across the street from the victims’ residence and DeShon was inside of the victims’ residence—shortly before Trentin Ross stated that he “heard two gunshots.”

Trentin Ross was not charged with anything in connection to the murders. According to Leon County Sheriff’s Criminal Analyst Leslie Raybon, Trentin Ross’ cell phone and cellular site data was unavailable. Trentin Ross cellular carrier was Sprint.

AT&T was used as bait in order to simply locate the whereabouts of 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas. AT&T was used as bait in order to get Leon County Judge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson to find probable cause to be sufficient to have 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas charged with Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent. AT&T was used as bait in order to get a Grand Jury to return an Indictment against 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas after Second Judicial Circuit Chief Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman presented her case.

All throughout DeShon’s nearly two year judicial process and through DeShon’s four day trial, there was no presentation of any of AT&T’s documents. And what was worse, DeShon’s defense attorney, Assistant Regional Counsel Daren Shippy, did not fight for DeShon. And what’s worst is that the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel’s Office—Assistant Regional Counsel Attorney Melissa Ford failed to present a competent appeal on DeShon’s behalf.

What’s sad is the unknown number of defendants that Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs and his team of Assistant State Attorney have convicted and sent off to prison based on cell phone data that was said to be from AT&T or another cell phone carrier—while all the while being excel spreadsheets created by Leon County Sheriff’s Criminal Analyst Leslie Raybon or someone with the Tallahassee Police Department.

Parents Be Aware—Second Judicial State Attorney Willie Meggs and his team of Assistant State Attorneys—especially Jack Campbell—and others–will go to the EXTREME to convict your INNOCENT child!

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