Will Restorative Justice Play a Role in former Pompano Beach High School Student’s Death?

Tallahassee, FL—Since the early November 2017 death of 20-year-old, Andrew Coffey, a former Pompano Beach High School student, nine members of Pi Kappa Phi at Florida State University has been charged with felony hazing. At the time of Mr. Coffey’s death, he was in his junior year at Florida State University, as well as a pledge with Pi Kappa Phi.

According to a Sun Sentinel online article entitled ‘Death of frat pledge from South Florida leads to hazing charges for 9,’ by Joe Reedy, The Associated Press, “The state medical examiner said Coffey had a blood alcohol level of .447 at the time of the autopsy.

Investigators, who ultimately took the case to a grand jury, said in the report that even though two fraternity members remained sober to monitor the party, no one monitored the amount of alcohol anyone was consuming or stopped those underage from drinking. Investigators added this created “any environment and expectation of drinking in excess.” The article goes on to say, “State Attorney Jack Campbell said he has been in contact with the Coffey family about the charges.”

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-reg-fsu-pledge-charges-20180116-story.html

As listed online by nbc-2, in an article entitled, ‘9 FSU students turn themselves in for charges in death of frat pledge,’ It states, “arrest warrant for Luke Kluttz,22, Clayton Muehlstein, 22, Brett Birmingham,20,Connor Ravelo,21, Christopher Hamlin,20, Anthony Petagine,21,Anthony Oppenheimer,21, John Ray, 21,Kyle Bauer,21

All nine men turned themselves in.”

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/37280709/9-fsu-students-to-be-charged-in-death-of-frat-pledge

In Katie Reilly’s article on Time.com entitled, ‘Criminal Charges Recommended in Florida State Student’s Fraternity Hazing Death,” Ms. Reilly state, “Mr. Coffey’s parents called for more “accountability” from members of the fraternity…”

http://time.com/5074574/florida-state-grand-jury-andrew-coffey-fraternity-death/

Unfortunately, Mr. Coffey’s parents call for “more accountability” echoes what more than sixty percent of Tallahassee’s citizens have been seeking from members of their local government for more than a decade.

Many citizens know that Jack Campbell has yet to be held accountable for his unlawful actions while working under former State Attorney Willie Meggs. In some instances, Jack Campbell, who was an assistant state attorney, was being spoon fed criminal cases that were under the investigative jurisdiction of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. In spite of Willie Meggs having over forty assistant state attorneys in his office, Jack Campbell would receive high profile cases that his dad (Sheriff Larry Campbell) was investigating. Although many local defense attorneys argued “conflict of interest,” their arguments fell on deaf ears. Many of the presiding judges had been former employees of Mr. Meggs; and colleagues of Jack Campbell. The reach to ensure Jack Campbell scored convictions was not long at all. With Leon County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives testifying in court before their boss’ son; and the judge presiding over the case having been groomed by Mr. Meggs as well as having once worked with Jack Campbell—in the eyes of those within Tallahassee’s judicial system it was a win, win situation. However, in the eyes of the defendants, the defendants’ family members, and the eyes of some defense attorneys it was unethical, immoral, and disgusting.

Several Leon County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives openly committed perjury, along with a medical examiner. In doing so, deputies, detectives and the medical examiner had no fear of being charged with perjury because charges could only be brought about at the state attorney’s discretion. In one known case, Jack Campbell and his dad allowed their family friend to impersonate a law enforcement official—with the impersonator’s information going before a grand jury in order to obtain an indictment against a 17-year-old, Black male, who was a freshman at Tallahassee Community College.

To highlight Willie Meggs and Jack Campbell’s careers in Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit, Meggs gave the green light for Jack Campbell to use Restorative Justice during the prosecution of a murderer—it was the first time ever Restorative Justice had been used in a murder case.

According to Wikipedia, in part, “Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that considers crime and wrongdoing to be an offense against an individual or community, rather than the State.” Also stated, “Victims take an active role in the process. Meanwhile, offenders take meaningful responsibility for their actions, seizing the opportunity to right their wrongs and redeem themselves, in their own eyes and in the eyes of the community. In addition, the restorative justice approach aims to help the offender to avoid future offenses. Restorative justice that fosters dialogue between victim and offender has shown the highest rates of victim satisfaction and offender accountability.”

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

In the eyes of some, such as Meggs and the Campbell’s—Restorative Justice was a highlight for their careers. But in the eyes of the nineteen-year-old white female victim who was a Tallahassee Community College student—well, she was dead. Her 19-year-old boyfriend had blown her brain out of her head while she was on her hands and knees crying. According to a New York Times article by Paul Tullis entitled, “Can Forgiveness Play a Role In Criminal Justice,” After the victim was shot, “she had wounds on her head and hand…instinctually reached to block the gunshot and lost fingers.” She “had some brainstem function…” And “Her last words were, ‘No, don’t!’”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/magazine/can-forgiveness-play-a-role-in-criminal-justice.html

  While the female victim’s parents may have been in the dark about their daughter having been repeatedly abused by her boyfriend before he took her life, Meggs and the Campbell’s were well informed about it all. And despite the victim being dead, Restorative Justice prevailed. Sheriff Larry Campbell, the overseer of the Leon County Jail, violated numerous jail safety measures—putting many of his own staff members, inmates and civilian lives in jeopardy. Everyone who is not under the umbrella of Meggs and the Campbell’s are considered worthless. Whenever Meggs and the Campbell’s want to “grandstand” they will step on anyone.

Jack Campbell is now state attorney in the same office as Meggs once held. He was trained to step on lives at all cost. Jack Campbell stepped on the life of a nineteen-year-old white female victim of domestic violence. Willie Meggs and the Campbell’s treated her murderer as if he’d vandalized school property. So, now, what would stop Jack Campbell from stepping on the life of 20-year-old, Andrew Coffey via Restorative Justice?

Note: According to WCTV.TV , in September 2014, when Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Neeley Knight was physically assaulted by Shane Maxwell, neither Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell nor State Attorney Willie Meggs speak of considering Restorative Justice as a part of Mr. Maxwell’s case. Why? Because Deputy Neeley Knight is the daughter of State Attorney Willie Meggs. So, Willie Meggs consulting his daughter about forgiveness (as he’d previously done in the cold-blooded murder case discussed earlier), he contacted Governor Rick Scott and asked that a special prosecutor handle the case citing conflict of interest. Mr. Maxwell’s case was reassigned to Brad King, Florida’s Fifth Circuit State Attorney.

In October 2015 Shane Maxwell was sentenced to more than 40 years in prison. Mr. Maxwell’s prison sentence is twice as many years than the man that killed Ms. Ann in cold-blood.

http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Manhunt-Underway-After-LCSO-Deputy-Beaten-274264661.html

#FSU      #FAMU      #TCC    #STOPHAZING  #STOPDOMESTICVIOLENCE

Mother of former Florida State University Football Player Warns Black Parents Not to Send Their Child to Colleges or Universities Located in Tallahassee Until…

Tallahassee, FL—On the evening of January 16, 2018, as Civil Rights Activist, Angela Davis received a standing ovation inside of the Ruby Diamond Auditorium located on the campus of Florida State University near downtown Tallahassee, a young Black male by the name of Henry Segura, was just blocks away inside of the Leon County Jail—where he has been for nearly a decade—as a group of white court officials within Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit strive exceedingly to have Mr. Segura sent to Florida’s Death Row in spite of severely lacking evidence which eventually led to a mistrial. However, despite of the mistrial, Mr. Segura was sent back to the Leon County Jail without a bond—which further underscores the EVIL that is embedded inside of some of the court officials who will rather see INNOCENT BLACK BOYS & BLACK MEN sent into Florida’s Prison System for LIFE or to DEATH ROW—before seeing BLACK BOYS & BLACK MEN getting educated or working on honest jobs.

For more than a decade, The Florida Bar Association has been coddling Jack Campbell, who was working as an assistant state attorney directly under State Attorney Willie Meggs, before being elected to replace Meggs. As an assistant state attorney, and now as state attorney, Jack Campbell has been working against Mr. Segura. Jack Campbell, whose dad was Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, was being spoon fed criminal cases to prosecute—cases that were directly under the investigative jurisdiction of his dad—while court officials played their roles to ensure Jack Campbell’s successful convictions; while The Florida Bar continues to decline to properly address complaints that have been filed against Jack Campbell for his illegal acts.

In 2011, Jack Campbell filed a Summary of Offense and Probable Cause Affidavit for Two Counts of First Degree Murder against DeShon Thomas. The charging affidavit was signed by Leon County Judge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson. Judge Richardson, whom struggled to get judgeship due to controversy regarding her expunged record, is a Black woman, whom may have trusted every document that was placed in front her. Judge Richardson may have not known that the Summary of Offense and Probable Cause Affidavit for Two Counts of First Degree Murder had been drafted and signed by a wealthy close family friend of Jack Campbell and his dad. The Campbell’s family friend, Don Odham a.k.a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Donald Odham, a white man, was placed as lead detective on the double murder case that charged 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas, with the murders of 20-year-old, Laqecia Herring (who was pregnant) and her 17-year-old brother, Sterling Conner Jr. At the time of the murders, DeShon was in his 3rd semester as a freshman at Tallahassee Community College and an employee at Taco Bell.

In 2013, when DeShon went on trial, was when DeShon and his family learned that Don Odham was never an employee with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office—in spite of having notarized documents that had been filed with the Leon County Clerk of Courts describing him as an employee with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. It remains unclear if “Detective” Don Odham testified before a grand jury in order for Georgia Cappleman to have obtain an indictment against DeShon. But it is very clear that without “Detective” Don Odham there would have never been the arrest of DeShon Thomas. Instead of former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and former State Attorney Willie Meggs instructung their employees to solve cases by following facts and evidence, they apparently instructed them to solve cases by manipulatung and intimidating people directly or indirectly known by their suspect or suspects.

Five Tallahassee defense attorneys on five separate occasions failed to report then Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell’s allowing Don Odham to impersonate a law enforcement officer to Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson; and later Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford to whom both presided over DeShon’s case. Despite having no evidence against DeShon, Jack Campbell, as well as Willie Meggs, along with the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office, and a group of all white lead court officials, proceeded to ensure Jack Campbell a conviction. DeShon was sentenced to Two Life Sentences plus 30 years. (The 30 years came about with Jack Campbell plotting with a convicted bank robber to have his own key witness in DeShon’s case murdered–another intimidation tactic that was then placed on DeShon.)

DeShon Thomas and Henry Segura are just two cases in Tallahassee where gross misconduct by white court officials have been disgustingly ignored by local state officials. There are far too many systems in Tallahassee that function under a “Cult-like” mentality or “Ku Klux Klan”—particularly Leon County/ Tallahassee’s judicial system.

Tallahassee’s current Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Black man, who is also seeking to be Florida’s next governor, is an alumni of Florida A & M University and a former member of City of Tallahassee  Board of Commissioners. Yet, it was during Mr. Gillum’s time as a commissioner when Black students attending colleges and universities in Tallahassee voiced their fears of local law enforcement officials.

In 2014, less than a year after DeShon’s conviction, the non-profit Massachusetts based organization, RepresentUs, helped sail the City of Tallahassee into becoming the nation’s first city to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act with votes of over 60% of Tallahassee citizens.

With an overwhelmingly amount of Tallahassee citizens fail to trust their own local government officials, coupled with Tallahassee’s high crime rate, it would not be in the best interest of any Black child seeking post-secondary education to enter into such a HIGHLY TOXIC ENVIRONMENT until State Attorney Jack Campbell and other officials are held accountable for their illegal acts against Black boys and men.

#FSU        #FAMU     #TCC

http://www.thefamuanonline.com/news/view.php/1031687/Only-a-revolution-will-forge-the-way-to-

When Combating Crime—Florida State Leaders Must Start From the Inside and Work Their Way Out

Tallahassee, FL—Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stepen Bittel resigned after reports of ‘creepy’ behavior surfaced.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-fdp-chair-bittel-resign-20171117-story.html

Prior to Bittel’s resignation, just miles away from the Florida-Alabama state line, Republican Alabama State Senator Roy Moore, has been aggressively denying past multiple acts of sexual abuse allegations, as he seeks to be elected into the U.S. Senate, a position previously held by current Republican U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-roy-moores-senate-race-anonymous-threats-deceptive-texts-alternative-facts/2017/11/15/711c29b2-ca15-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html?utm_term=.61f73cbc335e

Side Note: On Sunday, November 19, 2017, during a segment of Meet the Press,      Republican U.S. Congresswoman for Virginia’s 10th District stated, “Predators target the weak who can’t come forward.”

As Floridians prepare to elect its next state governor to replace their disgraced current Republican Governor Rick Scott, Florida’s state capital—the city of Tallahassee—has been ranked #1 in crime within the entire state for the third year in a row. In spite of their being seven separate law enforcement agencies patrolling the streets of Tallahassee, Tallahassee’s Mayor Andrew Gillum, a member of Florida’s Democratic Party, who also served as a former member of city commissioner of Tallahassee, just recently sought out to shift change in law enforcement agencies.

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/11/02/gillum-takes-law-enforcement-consolidation-state-stage/826837001/

Although Mayor Gillum, who is also a current gubernatorial candidate for governor, supported Stephen Bittlel’s resignation, will he be open to seek an investigation into previous reports of his Democratic colleague, Florida’s Second Judicial State Attorney Jack Campbell, having sexually assaulted one or more women?

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/11/17/andrew-gillum-applauds-florida-democratic-party-chair-stephen-bittles-resignation/874555001/

https://medium.com/@Jack_Campbell_Tallahassee/jack-campbell-should-a-prosecutor-on-probation-for-alcohol-abuse-be-allowed-to-prosecute-alcohol-60a6d412bd9e

Jack Campbell, a Tallahassee native, spent over a decade working directly under Willie Meggs as an assistant state attorney inside of the Leon County Courthouse located in downtown Tallahassee. The Florida Bar quickly dismissed complaints that had been filed against Jack Campbell, who is the son of former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. At least one source has reported that The Florida Bar and former Second Judicial State Attorney Willie Meggs, were aware of Jack Campbell suffering from many immoral behavioral issues, prior to his taking the bar examination.

Could Jack Campbell be Tallahassee’s ‘Roy Moore’?

Could Jack Campbell be Tallahassee’s ‘Roy Moore’?

If so, are Florida gubernatorial candidates going to put an end to Tallahassee’s Good Ol’ Boy Network by putting the safety of ALL FLORIDIANS First?

(The gubernatorial candidates so far are Democrat Andrew Gillum, Democrat Gwen Graham, Democrat Chris King, Democrat Philip Levine, Republican Adam Putnam, and Republican Jack Lavata.)

 

#FSU    #FAMU  #TCC  #LCSO   #TPD  #UF  #JUSTICE   #metoo  #FLORIDAFIRST #STOPWRONGFULCONVICTIONS

 

Is Florida Highway Patrol To Do Better Than U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force In Tallahassee (Leon County, FL)? The Problem Is Not Law Enforcement– It Is State Attorney Jack Campbell

Tallahassee, FL—For decades former Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, and his daughter, Assistant Attorney General Patricia Meggs-Pate, former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey, former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son, then Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, along with Georgia Cappleman, Eric Trombley, Second Judicial Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson, Former Second Judicial Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, former Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender Lead Nancy Daniels, 1st District Office of Criminal Conflict and Regional Counsel—Daren Shippy, local Criminal Defense Attorney Greg Cummings, LCSO FAKE COP DON ODHAM, District Two Medical Examiner’s office, former Leon County Clerk of Courts Bob Inzer, Florida Bar Association, and many, many others were operating Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit under immoral and unethical and illegal strategies—DEFRAUDING GRAND JURORS AND WHEELING AND DEALING WITH CRIMINALS IN ORDER TO SCORE CONVICTIONS.

In the year 2012, then State Attorney Willie Meggs and Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell were facing tough opponent in their bid for maintaining their positions. At the time, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell (Meggs’ protégé) had been prosecuting criminal cases under the investigative jurisdiction of his dad, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. For at least a decade, State Attorney Willie Meggs had been assigning Jack Campbell cases to lead prosecution to which fell directly under his dad, Sheriff Larry Campbell. This personal, immoral and unethical assignment was used as a way to cement Jack Campbell’s future position upon the retirement of State Attorney Willie Meggs. (Local law enforcement officials and lawyers were aware of those immoral and unethical assignments, however, their voices silenced and their evidence was blocked in order to appease Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell. Seemingly, no one wanted to deter young Jack Campbell’s future.)

The Sheriff Larry Campbell and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell worked together using their own strategy in order to guarantee Jack Campbell scored convictions, along with national recognition. Not only did the Campbell’s and Meggs’ use State of Florida tax payers’ money as their personal bank accounts; the Leon County Jail was used as their livingroom, and the Leon County Courthouse was their set—filled with clowns and prompts as they pretended to hold court trials—already knowing in advance that Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell (Meggs’ office) were coming out with convictions—in many cases without any physical, material or circumstantial evidence. And through the use of LCSO FAKE COP DON ODHAM coupled with criminals looking for a deal, and scare tactics of innocent frightened local lawyers and citizens—including innocent college students.

In May 2012, the Tifton County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia and U.S. Marshals with the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Task Force apprehended Dawuan Williams in Tifton, Georgia. At that time, Mr. Williams was a 30-year-old convicted felon. Mr. Williams was wanted for two recent armed bank robberies in Tallahassee: SunTrust Bank and Farmers and Merchants Bank. Soon after Mr. Williams was booked into the Leon County Jail, Public Defender Lead Nancy Daniels, who was court appointed to be his defense representation, immediately explained to Mr. Williams that he was facing years in prison as a repeat offender. State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office filed ‘Intent to Seek Enhanced Penalty Re-offender Punishment Act,’ which would have sent Mr. Williams to prison for more than 20 years. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell took advantage of Mr. Williams’ fate by gathering others to assist him [Jack Campbell] recruit Mr. Williams to help him on a double homicide case and possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent that he was prosecuting—State of Florida vs. DeShon Thomas (17-year-old, Black male freshman attending TCC) a case that was under the investigative jurisdiction of Sheriff Campbell—also the overseer of the Leon County Jail. (There was no physical, material, or circumstantial evidence against Mr. Thomas)

In less than a month of Mr. Williams’ booking into the Leon County Jail, after Mr. Williams agreed to “help” Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, Mr. Williams was released from the Leon County Jail, and was being financially supported by State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office and Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell recruits—State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin and Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald O’Brian did in fact committed mail fraud, smuggled contraband into the Leon County Jail and commit other atrocities—but were protected under the umbrellas of  State Attorney Willie Meggs’ and Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. Clearly, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell was not going to discipline anyone assisting his son, nor was State Attorney Willie Meggs going to discipline his employees who were sent out to assistant his protégé, Jack Campbell.

Within a week of Dawuan Williams’ release he had “helped” Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell. While Mr. Williams was out of jail, he missed several court appearances—however, no arrest warrant was issued for him. Therefore, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell never summoned the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force because Mr. Williams was a team member of Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell’s.  Just a few months after Mr. Williams joined Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell’s team Mr. Williams was back in the community terrorizing innocent victims. Mr. Williams was arrested in the neighboring county (Gadsden County) on charges of kidnapping, home invasion robbery, and other felony charges. This time, Mr. Williams was facing more than 50 years in prison. For Mr. Williams’ testimony against the defendant in Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell’s double homicide case, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, and Public Defender Lead Nancy Daniels schemed with local private defense attorney Alex Morris.

From the time Walter Cole Rayborn was a juvenile, whenever he committed a criminal act, he was coddled by Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, State Attorney Willie Meggs, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and Assistant State Attorney Eric Trombley. In 2011, Mr. Rayborn was charged with several criminal acts with the major crimes being 2 counts of possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent. Mr. Rayborn, who was in the Leon County Jail with Dawuan Williams, was also recruited by Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell to “help” Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell score a conviction on the same case. In January 2013, Circuit Judge Dawn-Johnson granted Mr. Rayborn many special provisions during his sentencing. (The Rayborn family and Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford are friends.)

Two and a half years after Mr. Rayborn was recruited onto Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell’s team, and was granted many special provisions by Circuit Judge Dawn Caloca-Johnson, Mr. Rayborn was arrested by Tallahassee Police officers on charges of two counts of first degree murder—the execution style murders of 21-year-old Cornellius Poole and 22-year-old Lance Love—Mr. Rayborn is also charged with robbing the victims and then setting their apartment on fire.

Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and The Florida Association have chosen not to investigate criminal cases handled by former State Attorney Willie Meggs, current State Attorney Jack Campbell and many others.

 

Until Tallahassee rids itself of Jack Campbell and all of those who enabled money laundering and wrongful convictions to play out in the Leon County Judicial System—Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillium can call in the National Guards to help combat crime in Tallahassee—and the small City of Tallahassee will still rate high in crime.

There are nine different law enforcement agencies already patrolling Tallahassee. Newly elected Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil (the first African-American to be sheriff in Leon County) does not need help from the Florida Highway Patrol            ( FHP ) to combat crime. Tallahassee citizens need elected local representatives, elected state representatives and others to get off of their knees, and strengthen their backbones—Get Rid of Florida Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell—and clean up All of Tallahassee—including All of Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit.

 

#FSU  #FAMU  #TCC  #UF  #UCF #LAWSTUDENT #FREEDESHONTHOM #MYBROTHERSKEEPER #SUNTRUSTBANK #FARMERS&MERCHANTSBANK #BB&T #ENVISIONCU #THEFLORIDABAR #FLORIDASUPREMECOURT  #WRONGFULCONVICTIONS #FRAUD #TALLAHASSEECOLDCASES #WHISTLEBLOWER #WCTV #WTXL #TALLAHASSEEDEMOCRAT #VISITFLORIDA #ONEORLANDO  #DISCRIMINATION

Death Penalty: Without His Daddy and Willie Meggs Spoon-Feeding Him, Florida’s Second Judicial State Attorney Jack Campbell Fails to Convict

Tallahassee, FL—For the first time in North Florida; Tallahassee; Leon County’s history of television, a Death Penalty Trial was broadcasted live and video streamed live for the world to watch.

After sitting in the Leon County Jail for nearly ten years, Mr. Henry Segura went on trial for the quadruple murder of his toddler son, his son’s mother, and her twin daughters. Mr. Segura, who was charged in 2012 by former Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, a Democrat, is facing the Death Penalty. Mr. Segura’s case was being prosecuted by Meggs’ top prosecutor (assistant state attorney) Jack Campbell, a Democrat, who is also the son of former Leon County Sheriff Larry Canmpbell, a Democrat. (Sheriff Campbell died in December 2015).

Meggs served as 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney for thirty-two years. Willie Meggs and Larry Campbell were lifelong friends. While two of Meggs’ children worked under Sheriff Campbell as deputies, Jack Campbell (Sheriff Campbell’s only son) worked his entire sixteen year career as an attorney, working directly under Willie Meggs. To ensure Jack Campbell a successful career as an assistant state attorney (prosecutor), Willie Meggs assigned Jack Campbell criminal cases that were under the arresting/ investigative jurisdiction of his dad, Sheriff Larry Campbell.

With Leon County’s Judicial System (Tallahassee) under the “Terroristic Rule” of the Campbell/ Meggs Klan (where Sheriff Larry Campbell booked them—Meggs charged them—Jack Campbell prosecuted them)—men, women, and children—many of Tallahassee’s citizens and visiting college students lived in fear—fearing local authorities. Some judges, some local attorneys, former 2nd Judicial Public Defender Lead Nancy Daniels, former Leon County Clerk of Courts Bob Inzer, District Two Medical Examiner’s Office, First District Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel’s Office, and some law enforcement officials were all in place with their scripts to assist in “Spoon-feeding” sessions of Jack Campbell.

During the first two weeks of August 2017, the world got to see just how desperate Jack Campbell lusts for death—to be right versus wrong. And all of the clowns formerly set in place by Willie Meggs for Jack Campbell were in place. There was Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson, Defense Death Penalty Lawyer Greg Cummings, local attorney Annabelle Dias, WCTV News Reporter Julie Montanaro, just to name a few.

Now, for the first time ever, the Campbell/Meggs Klan was not as intact as previous years. Since Larry Campbell is dead—and gone—and Governor Rick Scott’s criminal appointee Mike Woods, who replaced Sheriff Campbell, failed to win the election for Leon County Sheriff—and the fact that Willie Meggs’ children are already paying the price for his sins—future prosecutions are not going to go too well for Jack Campbell. And the world has already gotten an up-close view of the arrogance that Willie Meggs and Larry Campbell embedded in Jack Campbell who probably would’ve never won a conviction in his career had it not been for the intimidating tactics used by Sheriff Larry Campbell against his own deputies and local citizens who did not comply to his instructions—commit perjury, tamper with evidence, withhold evidence, provide a false statement or go to jail, using pretend cops to make arrest…

There are many more upcoming high profile cases on the dockets, for instance, the July 2014 murder of Florida State University Law School professor Dan Markel—who was murdered in his own driveway during the daytime. And then there is the July 2015 double murder of Lance Love and Cornellius Poole—according to reports—both were murdered by Walter Cole Rayborn. (Side Note: the family of Lance Love and Cornellius Poole may want to request a special prosecutor. Walter Cole Rayborn was coddled by Sheriff Larry Campbell during his repeated arrests; also while in the Leon County Jail (in 2012 during Sheriff Campbell’s era) Rayborn and another inmate was involved in a scheme hatched (an entrapment of another inmate) by Jack Campbell, and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin—it is a fact that upon agreeing to the scheme, the other inmate (who robbed 2 Tallahassee banks) was released from the Leon County Jail—provided with money, a cell phone and other items by both the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office.)

With Mr. Segura’s trial ending in a mistrial—only underscores the lingering “fear” that remains over Tallahassee’s citizens after being instructed for over 30 years to vote guilty or else… Take the jury on Mr. Segura’s trial, along with previous jurors on other criminal trials, and attach that with the attorney that was “in fear” under 2nd Judicial Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford—then there you have it. An attorney that is “in fear” of the very 2nd Judicial Circuit that he took an oath to represent—has paved the way to show that it is highly likely that jurors in Mr. Segura’s case, previous cases, and future cases are, were, and will be in fear of the same fear as long as the remnants of Sheriff Larry Campbell and Willie Meggs—Jack Campbell is in office.

 

#FREEDESHONTHOMASNOW #FREEHENRYSEGURA #STOPFLDEATHPENALTY #REPRESENTUS #FLORIDABAR #WTXL #WCTVNEWS  #NEWYORKTIMES #MSNBC #INJUSTICE  #WRONGLYCONVICTED #FSU   #FSULAW #FAMU #UF #UFLAW #TCC

 

Governor Rick Scott Severely Lacks in Protecting Florida’s Law Enforcement Officials and Correctional Officers; Swiftly Seeks Death Penalty Against Alleged Criminals

Tallahassee, FL—Years before the November 2015 deadly ambush of two Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies, Governor Rick Scott was informed about the possibility of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s incompetency. Was it Governor Scott’s failure to follow-up on Sheriff Campbell as to why Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Smith was murdered, and Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Colin Wulfekuhl was left injured?

Apparently, the gunman that killed Smith and wounded Wulfekuhl was no stranger to a select few deputies at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, including LCSO Sergeant Wiley Meggs, the son of longtime serving Leon County Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs. It was stated that Sergeant Wiley Meggs had labeled the gunman’s home address as a “Hot Zone,” stating that the man had made numerous threats to harm law enforcement officials and first responders. Several sources reported that when Smith and Wulfekuhl responded to a 911 call to the gunman’s home address, they were unaware that they were entering into a “Hot Zone.” Smith may have died at the scene along with the gunman; post-ambush, the Tallahassee Fire Department and other first responders were not immediately allowed to approach the gunman’s home.

After the ambush, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell was not readily available to speak to the public or the media. In fact, it took Sheriff Larry Campbell more than 24 hours to respond to the murderous ambush of two of his deputies. As Sheriff Campbell held a press conference, he appeared to look gravely ill—his words were extremely inaudible. Neither State Attorney Willie Meggs nor Governor Scott appeared at the press conference. Governor Scott issued a statement of condolences, but seemingly stayed far away from the circus of fingers pointing between the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Consolidated Dispatch Agency (CDA) as the two agencies blamed one another for communication failures that led up to Deputy Smith being murder.

Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Smith’s wife, children, loved ones and friends deserved a better understanding as to why Deputy Chris Smith (husband, father, beloved son, and friend) would never come home again to celebrate another holiday, birthday or wedding anniversary. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and Governor Rick Scott treated the murder of Deputy Chris Smith with no honor.

The following month, December 2015, after years of battling cancer, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell died. According to some, it was Sheriff Larry Campbell’s wish to die while in office. Could Governor Scott wanting to honor Sheriff Campbell’s wish be the reasoning as to why Governor Scott did not investigate or replace Sheriff Campbell after receiving at least one complaint about Sheriff Campbell’s possible incompetence? Many citizens believe the extent of Sheriff Campbell’s true health condition was possibly concealed for months by members of Sheriff Larry Campbell’s family and Sheriff Campbell’s Command Staff.

During an October 2013 pre-trial hearing, Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald O’Brien, testified as to having been told to walk a handwritten gang coded letter into the Leon County Jail POD where 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas, was being housed as he awaited trial for the 2011 possession of drug paraphernalia, cultivation of marijuana, double homicide of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old, Laqecia Herring, and her 17-year-old brother, Sterling Connor Jr, and possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent. The cases against DeShon were extremely weak. DeShon had been in jail for over a year without any incidents. Especially not gang related. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office has a Gang Task Force that is funded by the federal government. The Gang Task Force was never activated. Deputy O’Brien was not a part of the Gang Task Force.

The gang coded letter that Deputy O’Brien had been instructed to take into the Leon County Jail POD where DeShon was being housed had been written by 28-year-old, Dawuan Williams, a previously convicted felon. Prior to Williams entering into the Leon County Jail, Williams had robbed two major banks in Tallahassee, and then fled the state of Florida. The Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office issued fugitive arrest warrants for Williams. Williams was apprehended in the state of Georgia by the Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Tifton County Sheriff’s Office. The Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force transported Williams back to Tallahassee—to the Leon County Jail. Leon County Public Defender Nancy Daniels was assigned Williams cases. Williams was facing up to 50 years in prison. Shortly after Williams’ first appearance before a judge, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell instructed State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin, to go to the Leon County Jail to speak with Williams. After Newlin first spoke with Williams—Williams agreed to assist Campbell and Newlin to entrap DeShon, DeShon’s mother and DeShon’s older brother on solicitation to commit murder charges. Within minutes after Williams agreed to assist with the entrapments, Williams was released from the Leon County Jail. The next day, Newlin connected with Williams—Newlin instructed Williams to write-out a gang-coded letter and then write-out the same letter translated.

Deputy O’Brien did not work in the Leon County Jail. Deputy O’Brien testified as to having no knowledge of how the mail process worked in regards to the processing of inmates mail. Deputy O’Brien was given an envelope that had United States Post Office markings copied onto it to appear as though the letter had come through the United States Post Office. Deputy O’Brien was told where to go inside of the Leon County Jail and where in the POD to place the letter—without alarming any of the on duty correctional officers—in order for DeShon to receive it. Deputy O’Brien walked the letter into the POD and placed the letter where DeShon Thomas received his normally processed mail. Deputy O’Brien’s actions were illegal (transporting contraband). Deputy O’Brien’s actions were just one of many desperate circus acts performed by Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell in order to get a conviction against DeShon. The double homicide case against DeShon was weak. And, yet, again, Governor Rick Scott failed to protect deputies and correctional officers at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

Leon County State Attorney Willie Meggs routinely assigned Jack Campbell to prosecute cases that were under the investigative jurisdiction of Sheriff Larry Campbell—who is also Jack Campbell’s dad. Sheriff Campbell was the arresting and investigating agency on DeShon cases. With Sheriff Campbell having served in office for more than a decade, Jack Campbell was highly familiar of the Leon County Jail’s mode/standard of operations, policies and procedures. The Campbell’s investigative/ prosecution team was planned to spoon feed Jack Campbell convictions. The plan for Jack Campbell to replace Willie Meggs after Meggs retired completely disregarded moral ethics of many people within Leon County’s Judicial Circuit. Many of Sheriff Campbell’s deputies and detectives played along—following Jack Campbell’s instructions. And in doing so, deputies committed perjury, acts of fraud, were overlooked by Sheriff Campbell to please his wealthy friends—at least one friend (a non-certified law enforcement officer)  received a badge, a patrol car, a position as a crime scene detective—a detective with the violent crimes unit—a position as a lead investigator on a double homicide case.

In February 2016, this site posted an article entitled, ‘Florida Governor; Correctional Officers Suicides.’ In the article, DeShon Thomas’ mother expresses her concerns about Gulf Correctional Institute located in Wewahitchka, Florida. In part, she states, “In comparison the correctional officers at Century’s Prison, Gulf’s Prison Annex correctional officers failed several levels of administrative and security checks. The metal detectors may have not been working. There were no handheld scanners used.”

DeShon’s mother observed the tremendous lack of staff at Gulf Correctional Institute Annex. From the beginning of visitation to the end of visitation, there was one female correctional officer that manually checked everyone in—including verifying all documentation, frisking women and children—removing and replacing items in baby diaper bags, escorting all visitors to the main visitation room. After visitation, the same female correctional officer manually checked all visitors out of visitation, escorted all visitors back to the entrance, and returned all items that she’d confiscated—that were not allowed into the prison. The female correctional officer looked exhausted! While the female correctional officer had been harshly verbally criticized by many of the visitors, who’d traveled hundreds of miles to visit with their loved ones, DeShon Thomas’ mother, brother and other family members thanked her for her time.

Although DeShon was eventually transferred from Gulf Correctional Institution Annex, a source informed DeShon that 23-year-old, Brandon Devon Steadman, a Tallahassee native, died on October 7, 2016. Mr. Steadman was an inmate at Gulf Correctional Institute at the time of his death. Mr. Steadman’s obituary is online (Floridaobituary.com). Mr. Steadman obituary states in part he “passed unexpectedly.” Regardless of Mr. Steadman’s criminal acts, Mr. Steadman’s family and friends deserve to know more about Mr. Steadman’s death.

In February 2014, Orange County Deputy Scott Pine was murdered in the line of duty. Deputy Pine’s wife, Bridget Pine, struggled mentally and financially to support her and their three children. Deputy Pine’s wife had to set her mental health aside in order to take action to get a bill passed to expand survivor’s benefits. Although Governor Scott signed the bill, the pay for law enforcement officers is low grade.

According to the Miami Herald, Governor Rick Scott wants to “reward 4,000 state law enforcement officers with 5 percent pay raises.”

NorthEscambia.com reports, ‘Higher Pay Sought For FHP Troopers.’ Their article in part, states, “Scott, who is expected to run for U.S. Senate next year, said last month he will ask for $30 million to cover pay raises for state law-enforcement officers for the fiscal year that begins July 2018. Law-enforcement officers are spread across different state agencies.”

The report above comes on the heels of the June 21, 2017 Editorial of the Hartford Courant article entitled, ‘Florida? No Thanks, Gov. Scott’ And after News 8 wtnh.com reporting about Governor Rick Scott’s campaigning in Connecticut to get businesses to move to Florida coupled with the recent death of  Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Master Sergeant William Bishop, prompted Connecticut’s ‘…State Police Union to tell FL. Gov. to go home.”

 

Swiftly Seeks Death Penalty

Many citizens of Orange/Osceola counties who elected Aramis Ayala to become Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit State Attorney would like to know how many of Mrs. Ayala’s criminal cases did Governor Rick Scott review for himself, or assembled a special committee to review, before he removed them out of her office and placed them in Florida’s 5th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Brad King’s Office?

Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell’s Office prosecuted a Death Penalty case against Henry Segura, a Black man, in spite of having knowledge of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement DNA analyst’s admission to having suppressed evidence for years that favored the defense, and an 11th hour confession by a gang that also favored the defense member. Jack Campbell is a Democrat. Jack Campbell inherited Mr. Segura’s case from longtime serving 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs. Jack Campbell worked for Meggs as an assistant state attorney—top prosecutor—for more than a decade. Mr. Segura had been sitting in the Leon County Jail for nearly a decade awaiting trial on quadruple murder charges. The evidence against Mr. Segura was weak from the start. In August 2017, after two weeks of trial testimony, a jury deadlocked—and the judge declared a mistrial. The Death Penalty trial cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Governor Rick Scott has not publicly criticized State Attorney Jack Campbell’s decision to follow former State Attorney Willie Meggs—by moving forward with seeking the Death Penalty for Mr. Segura in spite of having very weak evidence.

Floridapolitics.com recently named Ralph Wright Jr. as Florida’s “…twenty-seventh death row prisoner in Florida to be exonerated.”

If DeShon Thomas had been just six months older at the time of his arrest, his case would’ve been a Death Penalty case. Officials sat back and allowed 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas, to be kidnapped by a wealthy White man who was given privileges to impersonate a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective. Officials allowed Mr. Segura to spend nearly a decade of his life in the Leon County Jail knowing that the case against him was extremely weak. Officials allowed Ralph Wright Jr. and 26 other Death Row inmates—and counting—to be wrongly convicted.

Apparently, Governor Rick Scott does not want 21st Century Policing. Florida’s law enforcement officers and correctional officers put their lives on the line to protect everyone—without fanfare. They deserve full protection from Governor Scott. Seemingly, Governor Scott wants to enforce swift Death Penalty charges against criminals without knowing all of the “facts.” And, without any concern, as to the millions of taxpayer dollars that will be wasted in a Death Penalty trial with evidence that is extremely weak. Governor Scott’s low approval rating is with much merit. And all of those who work under him are merely collateral damage.

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article118199508.html

http://www.northescambia.com/2017/08/higher-pay-sought-for-fhp-troopers

http://www.courant.com/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-florida-connecticut-0621-20170620-story.html

Death of FL State Trooper prompts CT State Police Union to tell FL Gov. to go home

http://www.leoaffairs.com/news/ct-police-union-tells-fl-governor-go-home-fallen-trooper/

 

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Racism and Bigotry Deeply Rooted in Leon County Judicial Circuit Courts

Tallahassee, FL—In February 2001, the Confederate Flag was removed from the Florida State Capitol. At the time, Governor Jeb Bush (Republican) was serving in office. According to the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Bay Times, Katie Baur spokeswoman for Bush, in part stated, “…the governor is confident…as we begin a new century…Florida’s past should not be displayed in a manner that may divide Florida today.”

For more than three decades, former 2nd Judicial State Attorney Willie Meggs (Democrat) who served Leon County, Wakulla County, Jefferson County, Gadsden County, Liberty County and Franklin County, has for the most part of his career been viewed by local citizens as a racist, ‘Good Ol’ Boy’ prosecutor. For more than a decade local citizens feared him, along with Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell (Democrat). And with two of Meggs’ children working for Sheriff Campbell and with Sheriff Campbell’s son, Jack Campbell (Democrat) working as Meggs’ lead prosecutor—many innocent people including law enforcement officials and attorneys—both private and public defenders—lived in fear. Meggs and Sheriff Campbell colluded to pave the way for Jack Campbell to succeed Meggs upon Meggs’ retirement. In doing so, Meggs overlooked nearly forty of his prosecutors and assigned Jack Campbell to prosecute criminal high-profile cases that were being investigated by Sheriff Campbell’s agency. It is believed that most of the former Leon County Jail inmates that Jack Campbell convicted and sent to prison were Black.

In 2012, under Meggs, Jack Campbell charged two Black male juveniles (14 and 15 year-old) as adults. The juveniles were arrested by Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell for allegedly raping a classmate in a dugout on the campus of Godby High School.

In 2011, under Meggs, Jack Campbell charged a 17-year-old Black male juvenile as an adult. The juvenile was arrested by Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell for allegedly possession of drug paraphernalia, cultivation of marijuana, two counts of 1st degree murder, possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent, and conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder. These are just a few criminal cases that Meggs, Sheriff Campbell, and Jack Campbell colluded.

In the 2011 case, it is factually known that Sheriff Larry Campbell assigned his wealthy personal friend, who had no law enforcement credentials, to interrogate a minor, to commit fraud on government official documents—to that which certified law enforcement officials were ordered to notarize. Jack Campbell had those same fraudulent documents signed by judges and then filed into the Leon County Clerk of Courts. In order for Meggs’ office to obtain a grand jury indictment against this Black male juvenile, fraudulent documents and testimonies that identified Sheriff Campbell’s wealthy friend as a “Leon County Sheriff’s Detective” had to be presented.

Under Meggs, Jack Campbell charged a 17-year-old White male juvenile as an adult with manslaughter. The juvenile was arrested by Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell for shooting and killing a Black male teenager—who was in the comfort of his own home. The White male was convicted (withholding adjudication) and sent to a juvenile facility.

In 2010, Under Meggs, Jack Campbell charged a 19-year-old White male with 2nd degree manslaughter. The White male teenager had been arrested by Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell for the brutal cold-blooded murder of his White teenage girlfriend. Meggs, Sheriff Larry Campbell, Jack Campbell and Criminal Defense Attorney Greg Cummings sought to soften the defendant’s charges for his brutal cold-blooded murderous rage. They all allowed ‘Restorative Justice’ to play a role in his criminal proceedings. Thus, treating his heinous act of violence against another human being as though he’d vandalized a piece of church property.

 

During the 2016 campaign for Florida State Attorneys, many incoming candidates vowed to reform Office of State Attorney for their circuit. For instance, 4th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Melissa Nelson (Republican), in Jacksonville, according to Jacksonville.com, has already released a White man from a Jacksonville jail. The man had been in jail for nearly 3 years accused of arson and murder. Melissa Nelson admitted that the case against him was weak. She’d inherited the case from the former State Attorney Angela Corey. Melissa Nelson has also begun putting into motion a Wrongful Conviction Unit—it would be the first in Florida. The Wrongful Conviction Unit will require prosecutors to sift through cold cases to find compelling claims of innocence, and then re-investigate them.

Current 2nd Judicial State Attorney Jack Campbell has not vowed to any type of reform in regards wrongful convictions. For Jack Campbell to make such a vow, he would have to display the collusion committed by Willie Meggs, his daddy, the late Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, and himself. And all of the other criminal acts and cover ups involving other law enforcement officials, judges, attorneys, local government agencies, such as the Leon County Clerk of Courts, the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, District Two Medical Examiner’s Office, and former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey, the Florida Bar and Florida Commission on Ethics.

For nearly a decade, a Black male has been sitting in the Leon County Jail awaiting trial on quadruple murder charges—where a young mother and her three children were brutally murdered in their home. From the start of the judicial process, the case was weak. Nearly, five years after his incarceration—after Gerald Bailey resigned—a DNA analyst with Florida Department of Law Enforcement came forward with crucial information that she’d been given by the FBI—she’d been withholding the information. Jack Campbell has failed to admit that the quadruple murder case against the Black male is weak—because he would be undercutting Meggs’ decision to charge him. So, instead, Jack Campbell has moved forward in prosecuting the death penalty case—win or lose—which is costing taxpayers a lot of money.

 

The citizens of Tallahassee/ Leon County know that Willie Meggs, Larry Campbell, and Gerald Bailey are all lifelong friends. These 3 men were all top judicial/law enforcement officials whose friendships toppled morals and ethics—that produced State Attorney Jack Campbell—which means that in spite of being in a new century, top officials in Leon County, Florida remain on keeping citizens divided and the roots of racism and bigotry continues on in Leon County Judicial Circuit Courts.

 

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http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/public-safety/2017-07-03/search-wrongful-conviction-czar-state-attorney-s-office

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/confederate-flag-fell-in-floirda-under-gov-jeb-bush/2234457