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

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

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!

#FREEDESHONTHOMASNOW

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

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

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!

#FREEDESHONTHOMASNOW

#FREEHENRYSEGURANOW

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

#PROTECTOURKIDS

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

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!

#FREEDESHONTHOMASNOW

#FREEHENRYSEGURANOW

T.V. One and Jupiter Entertainment “Fatal Attraction” Defamation Suit

According to Danny Jacobs, Legal Affairs Writer with The Daily Record, in an article titled, “Suit: TV Show made me look like a killer,” dated September 11, 2014, the true crime documentary series “’Fatal Attraction,’ which promises a glimpse into the dark heart of a dangerous romance, depicted another man as the prime suspect: Gary Jefferson, who was portrayed by an actor as a jealous lover seeking revenge.”

Since Gary Jefferson filed the defamation lawsuit, the name of the episode was changed and Gary Jefferson’s name has been changed. Yet, Jupiter Entertainment is quoted by The Daily Record, “Jupiter Entertainment and the Fatal Attraction production team go to great lengths to make sure every assertion made in every episode is attributable to a primary source (police, victim’s family, prosecutors, etc.). We also fact check these assertions against police reports, court records, and other publicly accessible information,” Moss wrote in an email. “We have two separate fact checkers vet each episode in-house. Once those two fact checks are complete, we submit the show to our attorneys for a third review. This is rigorous process, one to which many television producers, news outlets, and print journalist do not adhere.”

Shawn Davis is serving 18 years after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, Tawanna Barnes-Copeland. However, the show “Fatal Attraction” episode titled, “Raging Bull” had Gary Jefferson as the prime suspect. The show also claimed Jefferson evaded police prior to being arrested. In real life, Jefferson was not hiding from police but willingly spoke with officers.

The case is Jefferson v. TV One, LLC et al., 8:14-cv-02762-PJM.

When Jupiter Entertainment contacted the mother of DeShon Thomas regarding appearing in their filming of the double homicide case, State of Florida vs. DeShon Thomas, DeShon Thomas’ mother was not interested. DeShon’s mother knew that the show would be comprised of many LIES as the judicial proceeding to what led to DeShon being arrested and convicted. There was no need for DeShon’s mother to make an appearance. The only two people seeking fame from the public viewers were Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, who prosecuted DeShon, and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin.

When DeShon’s family received a phone call from an associate about TV One and Jupiter Entertainment having aired “Fatal Attraction: episode ‘Cripple by Blood’,” the LIES were clear as day—just as DeShon’s mother had predicted. Any homicide detective will tell you that successfully solving a double homicide case is a huge deal for their career and their agency. In the episode, “Cripple by Blood” there was no homicide detective or other representative from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office that spoke about what led up to DeShon being charged with the double murders. Why? Because Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, the father of State Prosecutor Jack Campbell, along with State Attorney Willie Meggs and others—went to the extreme of utilizing a “fake cop” by the name of Donald Odham, to present to the grand jury in order to get an indictment for Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent against 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas. The reason why State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin spoke so precisely about DeShon and the “hit” that DeShon put out on Trentin Ross which brought about the Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder was because State Prosecutor Jack Campbell, himself, engineered the plot and recruited State Attorney Jason Newlin and the other key players—Dawuan N. Williams and Walter Cole Rayborn. DeShon never solicited Dawuan to murder anyone.

TV One and Jupiter Entertainment and State Prosector Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin and all of those who were speaking about the case fail to realize is that prison inmates who were once convicted are now being exonerated in this country EVERYDAY! Why? Because of IDIOT STATE PROSECUTORS LIKE JACK CAMPBELL! Jack Campbell is simply pulling as many people onto the boat with him as possible because he doesn’t want to sink alone. Oh, YES—JACK CAMPBELL’S BOAT WILL SINK ONE DAY!

Laqecia Herring and Sterling Conner Jr. continue to be disrespected–even in their deaths—for the mere purpose of entertainment. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell—who wants to be Florida’s Second Judicial State Attorney—looked right into the camera for entertainment purposes and spoke LIES. As long as there are LIES being fed to those in the community—the community will NEVER heal or progress.

http://youtu.be/EZQa_TlgN4Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMLg6qtOR-E

http://youtu.be/coleUWluOe8

https://youtu.be/2xDCHIvKx60

https://youtu.be/16QMLbtBuY4

#FREEDESHONTHOMASNOW

Tallahassee Students—Young Adults and Parents Are Fearful

Tallahassee, FL: There are some things that students and parents will fear naturally within the communities in which they live and work. Students will fear the inability to fit in with their peers. Parents will fear for the safety of their family. No student or parent should fear elected and selected government officials such as law enforcement officers, judges, state attorneys, etc.

When twenty-three-old, Florida State University Graduate, Rachel Hoffman got busted for marijuana by the Tallahassee Police Department in 2007, she could not have known that the Tallahassee Police Department was going to take advantage of her fears to land her in a casket. Rachel Morningstar Hoffman could not have known that her minor drug sales to her circle of friends and music buddies was going to later move Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs and the Tallahassee Police Department to exploit her as a felon.

http://www.bluelight.org/vb/archive/index.php/t-485797.html

When a seventeen-year-old, female high school student returned home with her family from an event at Florida A&M University featuring Poet Maya Angelou, the young high school student could not have known that taking her dog out to relieve itself was going to prompt her to call the Leon County Sheriff’s Office to inform them of suspicious activity that she witnessed at her neighbors residence. The evening after having walked her dog, the young high school student learned that while she was at school—her neighbor’s 17-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter were found murdered in their townhouse—the daughter’s toddler daughter was also found in the townhouse but she was unharmed. The high school student was in school during the morning and mid-day hours when officials with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office canvassed the townhouse community asking if anyone had seen any suspicious activity at the victims’ townhouse.

Instead of the young petite girl withholding what she’d witnessed the previous night at the victims’ residence, her and her family decided to call the Leon County Sheriff’s Office to inform them of what she’d witnessed. Although Leon County Sheriff’s Officials had their focus on 17-year-old DeShon Thomas, the ex-boyfriend of the pregnant female victim, Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Clifton Couch was instructed by Leon County Sheriff’s Sergeant Kenneth Ganey to go to young girl’s home to get a statement.

Nearly three years later, the young girl, now a college student at Florida A&M University, was called to the witness stand to repeat what she’d witnessed during the evening hours of January 26, 2011, while out walking her dog. Although it was nearly three later (she did not give a deposition), the young college woman’s trial testimony flowed like water from a faucet. She was not scared to speak about what she’d witnessed. If anything, the young college woman seemed to be relieved to finally speak out about it. What the young college woman was not prepared for was the backlash that she would receive for speaking out that could possibly (even until this day) put her life in jeopardy. Soon after her brave testimony, local news station WCTV reporter Julie Montanaro exploited the young college woman. WCTV published the college woman’s name and nearly all of the college woman’s trial testimony on their website. (Closing arguments had not occurred.) The young college woman was a witness for the defense. The young college woman did not know the defendant and did not know anything about the on-going conspiracies and corruption that was plaguing his judicial proceeding from the time of his 2011 arrest up until his trial. While WCTV reporter Julie Montanaro exploited the young college woman, the complete opposite was done for the identity of State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s key witnesses—who were adult criminals—including one was an already convicted felon and was awaiting trial for two armed bank robberies in Tallahassee. WCTV reporter Julie Montanaro’s disgraceful message was not unfamiliar to many college students and longtime residence of Tallahassee—if you speak out against law enforcement officials and State Attorney Willie Meggs’—you will be exploited.

During the early evening hours of January 27, 2011, hours after DeShon had learned that his ex-girlfriend and possibly his unborn baby, along with her brother were found murdered in their townhouse, seventeen-year-old, Tallahassee Community College freshman DeShon Thomas was out riding as a backseat passenger with his cousin and a young family. DeShon could not have known that the Leon County Sheriff’s Office had received a court order signed by Judge Ronald Flury for his AT&T cell phone records and to have him tracked using GPS in his cell phone. Although the probable cause for the court order stated that DeShon’s cell phone was connected to criminal activity and as a suspect in the double murders—when law enforcement officers with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on the SUV in that DeShon was riding, DeShon, along with his cousin, the young parents along with their toddler child were ordered to get out of the SUV. The driver and owner of the SUV was the mother of the child.

As law enforcement officers spoke with DeShon, other law enforcement officers arrived on the scene, including a K-9 unit. The SUV was searched and the K-9 sniffed for drugs. There was nothing located. Law enforcement officers asked DeShon to come with them to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, and DeShon declined to do so. Law enforcement officials took photos of DeShon’s shoes. DeShon was then allowed to leave.

Of course the Leon County Sheriff’s Office should want to speak with anyone and everyone who had been in recent contact with the victims. But to use a “Fake Cop” named Don Odham to make a case—to LIE to the Grand Jury via Chief Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman–in order to receive an indictment against DeShon. And then to have judges—Ronald Flury, Nina Ashenafi-Richardson, Robert Wheeler, James C. Hankinson, Charles Dodson and Jackie Fulford, as well as local defense attorneys—Gregory Cummings, including Public Defender Nancy Daniels, Assistant Regional Counsel Attorney Samuel Olmstead and Assistant Regional Counsel Director Attorney Daren Shippy—also Leon County Criminal Analyst Leslie Rabon, District Two Medical Examiner Associate Dr. Anthony Clark—and Leon County Sheriff Officials Brian Pearson, Ronald O’brien, Pat McLeod, Kenneth Ganey, Fred Smelt, Melinda McBride, Dawn Dennis, Tim Baxter, Tim Lawrence, David Farcas, and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin—just to name a few.

DeShon is INNOCENT! DeShon’s conviction did not come about without a slew of CORRUPTION—CONSPIRACIES—AND PERJURY.

In the May 2014, the police involved shooting death of eighteen-year-old Duane Strong Jr., near a nightclub on a popular college strip near Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College, it’s been reported that many witness that are college students are “not willing to come forward because they fear retribution from police if they speak out against them.”

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2014/06/11/teenager-shot-police-familys-attorney-says/10338807/

Officials in Tallahassee do not just limit their acts of intimidation against minors and college students. In 2011, when anonymous letters began appearing on the blog Tallahasseeo.com, exposing Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his racist and unethical practices, rumor had it that Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, who was up for re-election, launched a hunt to find out who was behind the anonymous letters. It was said that Leon County Sheriff’s Sergeant David Graham was the author of the letters. Leon County Sheriff Sergeant David Graham had been awarded 2011 Deputy of the Year. WCTV and other local news media outlets soon reported that Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell announced the arrest of David Graham in connection with stealing from an elderly man. Mr. Graham’s wife was later named as having played a role. In 2013, a jury would not convict David Graham of any wrongdoings.

http://tallahasseeo.com/2014/01/19/sheriffs-department-letters-the-leon-county-sheriffs-office-exposed-by-former-sgt-david-graham-and-other-leos/

http://www.examiner.com/article/leon-county-2011-deputy-of-the-year-arrested

http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/LCSO_Deputy_139698443.html

State Attorney Willie Meggs has served seven consecutive terms (since 1981) as State Attorney for Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Liberty, Franklin, and Gadsden counties. State Attorney Willie Meggs and Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell (now deceased) had an extreme stronghold over local citizens for more than thirty years. Recently, State Attorney Willie Meggs announced that he will not be seeking an eighth term. Soon thereafter, 42-year-old, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell—State Attorney Willie Meggs’ top assistant and the son of the late Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell—announced that he plans to run for Second Judicial State Attorney—which for those in the six counties that make up the Second Judicial Circuit will more than likely receive more of the same fear and intimidation tactics.

The Department of Homeland Security promotes on its website, “If You See Something, Say Something,” further stating, “an informed, alert community play a critical role in keeping our nation safe…in an effort to engage the public in protecting our homeland through awareness—building, partnership, and other outreach.

http://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something

This logic should stand in all communities on the local level. But when students –young adults—and parents live in fear of their local government—nobody is safe. Students, young adults and parents must be relieved of the “Fear” of judicial and law enforcement officials that are supposed to “serve and protect the interest of ALL citizens.”

#FREEDESHONTHOMASNOW

#STOPKIDNAPPINGOURCHILDREN

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

#ALLLIVESMATTER

More Florida Families Question Florida Medical Examiners Reports

Tallahassee, FL—According to reports taken by Leon County Sheriff Officials, Ms. Tracy Bush stated that after she (Ms. Bush) entered into the front door of her townhouse around 10:15 a.m. on January 27, 2011, she (Ms. Bush) saw her daughter slumped over in a chair that set in the living room. She (Ms. Bush) believed her daughter was playing as if she was asleep. It was not until Ms. Bush got closer to her daughter and notice blood under her nose as to when Ms. Bush realized that there was something seriously wrong. Ms. Bush, the mother of seventeen-year-old Sterling Conner Jr. and 20-year-old Laqecia Herring, testified that Ms. Herring’s toddler daughter was standing in “her mother’s lap,” when she entered into the front door. After not getting a response from Laqecia and then noticing the blood underneath Laqecia’s nose, Ms. Bush heard her son, 16-year-old Ronterrious Conner, who had come into the house with Ms. Bush, say, “They’re dead.” Ms. Bush turned around and saw who she believed to be her son, Sterling, on the living room floor. The upper and mid to lower portion of the body on the floor was completely wrapped in two comforters. But both socks and shoes of the person underneath the comforters were visibly on the person’s feet. Ms. Bush told Leon County Sheriff’s detectives that she and the two youngest of her four children had spent the night away and that the only two people that should’ve been in the townhome was Laqecia and Sterling.

Ms. Bush’s residence was located within two miles of Tallahassee Community College and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Within a matter of minutes, Leon County Sheriff’s Officials arrived at the crime scene. According to a report, a detective unwrapped the comforter covering the victim’s head to make sure the victim was deceased and to identify the victim. The victim was in fact that of Sterling Conner Jr. A lieutenant with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office called District Two Medical Examiner associate, Dr. Anthony Clark, and informed him of the horrific crime scene. No one with the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office came out to the crime scene. Leon County Crime Scene Detective Fred Smelt and others with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, including “Fake Cop,” Don Odham, documented the crime scene. The victims’ bodies were transported to the morgue at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Bevis Funeral Home.

Seventeen-year-old DeShon Thomas, a freshman at Tallahassee Community College was charged with both murders. There was no physical, material or circumstantial evidence against DeShon. DeShon’s fate seemed to hang in the valance of a 21-year-old disgruntle co-worker and friend named Trentin Ross and a racist man named Don Odham who had been allowed to “Play Lead Detective—Play Cop” by his friend, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. It is unclear how many criminal investigations “Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham,” may have botched. Fear and intimidation by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office sprouted corruption all over DeShon’s judicial proceedings.

The victims’ time of death should’ve have played a key role in DeShon’s judicial proceedings. Instead, Second Judicial State Attorney Willie Meggs and his Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell refused to allow the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office to release Herring and Conner’s autopsy reports. The decision to withhold the victims’ autopsy report was a direct violation of Florida’s public records law. Despite DeShon’s mother having paid a private attorney by the name of Gregory Cummings nearly $30,000, Gregory Cummings refused to disclose the victims autopsy reports or file the necessary motion to have the victims’ autopsy reports to be made public record. For more than a year and a half, Gregory Cummings refused to discuss the victims’ autopsy reports with DeShon or DeShon’s mother. In July 2012, when Gregory Cummings did come forth with the victims’ autopsy reports, the reports were noticeably incomplete. Gregory Cummings had paired with State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson in violating DeShon’s right to due process. Gregory Cummings was fired! After firing Gregory Cummings, DeShon’s case defaulted to the court (Judge James C. Hankinson) to appoint an attorney. Public Defender Nancy Daniels and two attorneys with the Conflict Counsel’s Office–including Assistant Regional Director Counsel Daren Shippy—refused to disclose the victims’ autopsy reports to DeShon. The victims’ autopsy reports remained confidential and out of public record through DeShon’s October 2013 trial.

The problem that no one—including Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi–wanted to acknowledge was that State Attorney Willie Meggs should have never assigned Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell to prosecutor DeShon’s case. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell is the son of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. Sheriff Larry Campbell (now deceased) had fifty years of local law enforcement service in Tallahassee/Leon County—including having worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and having attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy (according to profile). The father/son investigative/prosecution team went over and beyond to ensure DeShon’s conviction—including withholding exculpatory evidence and Sealing DeShon’s AT&T cell phone records. In the Summary of Offense for Two Counts of First Degree Murder, drafted and filed into Leon County Clerk of Court by “Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham, blatantly stated that DeShon’s AT&T cell phone was pinging off of a tower near the victims’ residence on the morning of January 27, 2011 at 4:14 and 4:15 a.m. Trentin Ross stated that  he (Ross) used his girlfriend’s car to drive DeShon across the street from the victims’ residence during the early morning hours and waited in the car for DeShon. While waiting in the car, Trentin stated that he (Ross) received a text message from DeShon. He (Ross) texted DeShon back. Ross then stated that he heard two gunshots… Not only did Leon County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Analyst Leslie Rabon testify that Trentin Ross’ Sprint cell phone data was not available, but Leslie Rabon did not use AT&T’s documents to present to the jury—instead she used her own excel spreadsheet and maps from mapquest.

Dr. Anthony Clark testified during DeShon’s trial to not having gone out to the crime scene. Dr. Anthony Clark testified to using crime scene photos taken by the Leon County Sheriff’s as to having assisted him in the autopsy reports of Conner and Herring. Dr. Anthony Clark’s trial testimony did not accurately reflect his (Dr. Clark’s) notes. Dr. Anthony Clark’s trial testimony favored State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s theory of DeShon having committed the murders.

In December 2013, soon after DeShon’s conviction, the mother of DeShon Thomas filed a complaint against Dr. Anthony Clark with the Florida Department of Health. In response to DeShon’s mother’s complaint, DeShon’s mother was threatened about the victims’ autopsy reports being confidential information. Not long thereafter, DeShon’s mother filed a complaint against Dr. Anthony Clark with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. At that time, Commissioner Gerald Bailey was over the Department of Law Enforcement. Commissioner Gerald Bailey was a close friend of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. (DeShon’s mother  to also filed a Breach of Public Trust complaint against Sheriff Larry Campbell for allowing a civilian to impersonate a law enforcement officer and/or allowing a volunteer to act and assume the responsibilities and title of a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective. Don Odham violated DeShon’s Miranda Rights, and Don Odham replaced the lead detective and her team of detectives on the double homicide case of Conner and Herring. Numerous other violations followed. Commissioner Gerald Bailey refused to investigate Sheriff Larry Campbell. The complaint against Dr. Anthony Clark remains unanswered.

The families of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin, thirty-eight-year-old Marlon Brown, 85-year-old John McDonough—who was a decorated veteran (hero) of the Korean War, and 24-year-old Natasha Boykin are just a handful of Florida families who have publicly questioned Florida Medical Examiners reports.

According to News13 reporter, Christina Jensen, in August 2015, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement recommends probation for the Brevard County medical examiner who failed to perform an autopsy report on Mr. John McDonough.

News13 reported Mr. John McDonough’s son, Timothy McDonough, stating in regards to the medical examiner’s office, “This agency can no longer be trusted to provide our family and the people of Florida with truthful determination of cause and manner of death of our beloved father.”

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2015/8/27/fdle_recommends_prob.html

Florida families are not the only families that feel pain due to the loss of a loved one. No family should feel the need to question medical examiners cause and manner of death. Families feeling the need to question medical examiners cause and manner of the death of their loved one(s) only adds to the pain—especially when medical examiners feel that your loved ones are not worth a trip to a crime scene or not worthy of having an autopsy performed on them at all.

Sadly, those in positions of “public service” seem to have forgotten who they’re supposed to serve.

#FREEDESHONTHOMASNOW

#RIPHERRINGANDCONNER

#RIPTRAYVONMARTIN

#RIPMARLONBROWN

#RIPNATASHABOYKIN

#RIPJOHNMCDONOUGH

#RIPWILLIECWHITE