Open Letter to the FBI & Florida Department of Corrections (revised added 14th, 3rd, Judicial Circuit)

February 24, 2016

The Honorable Michelle S. Klimt
Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation
6061 Gateway Parkway
Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Secretary Julie L. Jones
Florida Department of Corrections
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500

Dear Ms. Klimt and Ms. Jones:


I am the mother of DeShon Thomas, who is currently an inmate at Gulf Correctional Institute Prison Annex, located in Wewahitchka, Florida. DeShon’s Department of Correction’s number is DC#N27493. I am writing you this letter because I am HIGHLY concerned about the welfare of my son, DeShon, as well as the citizens of Florida and the integrity of Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit.

My son DeShon is currently in solitary confinement. I am asking that DeShon be immediately released from prison based on the fact that DeShon was kidnapped by a man named Donald Odham, who on January 28, 2011, identified himself to us (DeShon and me) in the lobby of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, as Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham. Nearly three years later, as DeShon tried to get a fair trial, many judicial officials, including DeShon’s own legal defense, worked against DeShon. DeShon and I then learned that Don Odham was NEVER an employee with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Since DeShon’s sentencing, DeShon’s appeal has been denied. An attorney has told me that the Regional Counsel’s Office, who represented DeShon at trial and in his appeal, continues to misrepresent DeShon.

If DeShon cannot be immediately released, I am asking that DeShon be relocated out of Florida’s 1st, 14th, 2nd, and 3rd , Judicial Circuits (prison districts) for his safety and the safety of the attorney that I may retain to represent him. Prior to DeShon’s trial, DeShon had been placed in solitary confinement for more than a year at the Leon County Jail. I strongly believe that it was due to retaliation by State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and his dad, Leon Sheriff Larry Campbell. There are several judicial officials who have family members who work in various positions for the lower court, in the appeals court of the 1st and 2nd Judicial Circuits and in Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office—those with the last name Meggs, Meggs-Pate, Wheeler, and Campbell. Also, there is reason to believe that Governor Rick Scott or someone in his office may have “Meddled” in DeShon’s judicial proceedings with Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson and State Attorney Willie Meggs and/or Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell prior to DeShon’s trial. The organization, Integrity Florida, a non-partisan government watchdog group, have voiced their concerns about Governor Scott’s violations of civil rights.

My family and I no longer live in Tallahassee. We live near our hometown of Orlando. To date I have paid hundreds of dollars to consult with attorneys to help DeShon. However, the attorneys either do not want to get involved with such a “stinky” case or maybe fearful of getting involved in DeShon’s case. During an investigation conducted by the Judicial Qualifications Commission of 2nd Judicial Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, an attorney admitted that his actions were due to “fear” of Judge Fulford. The JQC found Judge Fulford to have “a pattern of misconduct.” Judge Fulford abruptly replaced Judge Hankinson on DeShon’s case immediately after I contacted Governor Rick Scott’s office in regards to possible violations of DeShon’s constitutional rights during DeShon’s case process.

It seems that the JQC has either chosen not to inform The Florida Bar about Jackie Fulford’s “pattern of misconduct” or The Florida Bar has chosen not enforce their rules against her. The Florida Bar is governed by the Florida Supreme Court. The citizens of Florida—including DeShon, other inmates and attorneys—are not safe when judges who have been investigated and found to “have a pattern of misconduct”—are not being reported and/or disciplined. While I do not believe that the JQC and The Florida Bar have problems holding attorneys and judges in other judicial circuit accountable for their violations, I strongly believe that the JQC and The Florida Bar has problems holding attorneys and judges within the 1st and 2nd Judicial Circuits accountable for their violations—considering that the 1st and 2nd Judicial Circuits are their home base. Bottom line—my son needs to be safe and any attorney that I retain to represent him needs to be safe in doing so.

Carissa Chambers

Why Are Florida’s Attorneys Practicing in “Fear”?

Tallahassee, FL—In 2015, the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission found Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit Judge Jackie Jackie Fulford to have shown “a pattern of misconduct.” The JQC investigation uncovered, in part, that Fulford used her position to solicit an attorney pro bono services stating in their findings, “Your solicitation of the attorney to perform these services was an inappropriate use of your position, and a violation of Canons.”  The attorney whom Judge Fulford solicited told the JQC “ he feared that if he did not accept the pro bono representation, it might result in an adverse ruling on his pending motion.” Instead of the JQC moving forward with disciplinary actions against Fulford, the JQC recommended “involuntary retirement” for Fulford to the Florida Supreme Court.

It is clear that Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission operates as an independent agency, created by the Florida Constitution solely to investigate misconduct by Florida state judges. Not so, for The Florida Bar, that is regulated by the Florida Supreme Court.

Article V, Section 15 of the Constitution of the State of Florida gives the Supreme Court of Florida exclusive and ultimate authority to regulate the admission…and the discipline of those persons who are admitted to practice… The Florida Bar is the investigative and prosecutorial authority in the lawyer regulatory process.

 The JQC is made up of fifteen members—of those members some are judges and attorneys. Through DUE DILIGENCE it is the responsibility of those members to inform The Florida Bar of Jackie Fulford’s “pattern of misconduct.” The JQC refusing to report Fulford’s “pattern of misconduct” is a violation of The Florida Bar Rule of Professional Conduct: Rule 4-8.3.

Rule of Professional Conduct: Rule 4-8.3 a) Reporting misconduct of other lawyers: A lawyer having knowledge that another lawyer has committed a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question as to that lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects shall inform the appropriate professional authority.

  1. b) Reporting misconduct of judges: A lawyer having knowledge that a judge has committed a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct that raises a substantial question as to the judge’s fitness for office shall inform the appropriate authority.

The Rules that are in place to protect all attorneys and consumers set by the Florida Supreme Court should be fully enforced. No attorney should practice in “fear” leading to the attorney to participate in acts of misconduct—“fear” of a judge’s “adverse” ruling against their client—as it is documented.

Tallahassee’s Rogue Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell Plots 1st Degree Murder Hit on Defendant

Tallahassee, FL—Could Tallahassee’s increase in bank robberies be due to the relationship between dual armed bank robber Dawuan Williams and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell?

State Attorney Willie Meggs gave a press conference to announce Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder charges against DeShon Thomas in August 2012—while withholding the name of the “hitman.” However, court records show that Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, who was prosecuting Mr. Thomas at the time, was the source of the plot. During an Evidentiary Hearing held on August 18, 2012 in front of former Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin acknowledged that Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell—not an “anonymous caller”—sent him to the Leon County Jail to speak with Dawuan Williams. At that time, “Mr. Williams agreed to help us.” Within an hour of State Attorney Jason Newlin’s first meeting with Mr. Williams, Mr. Williams was released from the Leon County Jail. Within 24 hours after his release, Mr. Williams was provided with money and other means from both State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin appeared in T.V. One’s Fatal Attraction: Crippled by Blood; that depicted then 17-year-old Tallahassee Community College freshman, DeShon Thomas, as a cold-blooded murderer of two of his friends and a gang member. There is/was no evidence to prove State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s case against Mr. Thomas. But there is/was evidence to prove that State Prosecutor Jack Campbell was the source of the 1st Degree Murder Hit on a defendant.

The “wheeling and dealing” going on behind closed doors at State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office just may be the reason for the surge of crime in Tallahassee. People in the community know who the real murders are and they know the bank robber who was released from jail and provided with money by officials.

As the son of former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, State Prosecutor Jack Campbell is surrounded by many enablers to his “Rogue” actions—including The Florida Bar, Governor Rick Scott, State Attorney General Pam Bondi and many others. Dismissing a Florida Bar complaint and an Ethics complaint filed against John “Jack” Emmett Campbell is not helping him or the citizens of Tallahassee. Imprisoning Mr. Thomas for crimes that he did not commit did not make the city of Tallahassee a safer community. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell, a man with judicial authority, who looked into the lens of a camera and lied on a child (DeShon Thomas) without batting an eye—he, Jack Campbell, is a dangerous threat to not just the citizens of Tallahassee, but to the citizens in any community. Jack Campbell is just as disturbed as Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who called in a robbery, staged his own crime scene and then shot himself to death.

WCTV announced that Jack Campbell is running to replace Willie Meggs as Florida’s 2nd Judicial State Attorney. Not even WCTV’s announcement was an honest announcement. In the online article, it stated that Jack Campbell attended Florida State University College of Law. Florida State University College of Law is not reflected on John “Jack” Emmett Campbell’s profile on The Florida Bar’s website—instead—Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. On another website, Jack Campbell claims to have studied Biology and History at Florida State University.

The future is highly unpredictable. Instead of enabling Jack Campbell’s “Rogue” actions—someone seriously needs to address them. Jack Campbell needs mental help.


SN: Former Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, who presided over many of the cases that were prosecuted by Jack Campbell, had been found by the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission to have shown “a pattern of misconduct.” Afterwards, Jackie Fulford claimed to have a “disability.” Instead of following through with legal actions, the commission recommended to the Florida Supreme Court that Jackie Fulford settle with “involuntary retirement.” Jackie Fulford presided over a Death Penalty case being prosecuted by Jack Campbell—one could only wonder how her “disability” affected her decisions on that case and others.



Tallahassee, Florida—Parents Be Aware: Law Enforcement and Judicial Officials Conspire—UNFRIENDLY

Tallahassee, FL—Whether you stand with or stand against former Florida State University student, Erica Kinsman, in regards to her allegations of rape involving former Florida State University student/star quarterback/Heisman trophy winner—Jameis Winston—the truth of the matter is she reported the incident to law enforcement officials and they should have properly and thoroughly investigated her allegations. Law enforcement heavily depends on the community to help keep the streets safe. Why should it ever be an inconvenience for law enforcement to investigate allegations of criminal activity? Are law enforcement officials so caught up with tailgating and attending football games to the point where safety is not so much of a concern?

In the deposition of the Tallahassee Police Officer investigating the Erica Kinsman case, the police officer admits to not asking the business owner about possible surveillance video. The video—if there was any—may have extremely helped in the investigation. In today’s time, when any video clip can make or break a case—the lack of a veteran police officer’s investigation should be troubling to parents.

How many other cases have been improperly investigated?

Fourteen-year-old, Khalid Muhammad and 15-year-old, Theodus Holloway, were students at Godby High School when they were accused of raping a girl in the dugout during school hours. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office had jurisdiction over the case. The two boys were immediately arrested. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell was assigned to prosecute the case. The boys were charged as adults. They were convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison.

Logan Murphy was seventeen-years old and attending Lincoln High School when he walked in the home of the Butler family and shot their son, 17-year-old, Robert Butler—killing him in his own home. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office had jurisdiction over the case. In spite of immediately having access to Logan Murphy, as well as witnesses on hand and the firearm that was used in the murder, Logan Murphy was not arrested until days—if not a months after the fatal shooting. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell was assigned to prosecute the case. Logan Murphy was charged as an adult. Logan Murphy entered a plea to manslaughter charges—adjudication was withheld (he will not have a felony conviction on his record), and Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford sentenced him to up to three years in a juvenile detention facility. Logan Murphy was not charged with possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent.

Fifteen-year-old, Hunter Goodwin, and 16-year-old, Cody Elkins, were students at Chiles High School when they were charged for their part in the death of fourteen-year-old, Ansley Rayborn, a fellow classmate. Ansley Rayborn was ejected from Hunter Goodwin’s parents Chevy Tahoe, while Hunter Goodwin was driving (he lost control of the vehicle). Hunter Goodwin was charged with third-degree murder, vehicular homicide and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Cody Elkins was charged with manslaughter and tampering with evidence. These charges came down on the boys’ months after Ansley Rayborn’s death. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction of the investigation. Some people in the community thought that the boys were not going to be charged due to 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs’ friendship with Hunter Goodwin’s grandfather. Eventually, State Attorney Willie Meggs requested Governor Rick Scott recuse his office from the case. Governor Rick Scott assigned the case to the State Attorney’s Office in Florida’s Third Judicial Circuit.

Over fifteen years, State Attorney Willie Meggs has repeatedly assigned Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell to prosecute many, many cases against children who were being investigated by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell is the son of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell (now deceased). Many defense attorneys and families of defendants complained to Governor Rick Scott and judges seeking to have their cases heard by either another assistant state attorney within the 2nd Judicial Circuit or a special prosecutor to prevent bias in the courtroom. The majority of Jack Campbell’s witnesses consisted of his dad’s employees (Leon County Sheriff’s staff members) and witnesses who had been intimidated by his dad’s employees.

Far too many cases involving children—rather they be of criminal intent or accidental or just outright unaware of the incident—are not being investigated properly. In most cases, even the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office was told not to release the victims’ autopsy reports. In some cases, law enforcement officers either had lied or kept quiet about information to prevent the public from knowing about cases that were not investigated properly and thoroughly. State Attorney Willie Meggs has the authority to charge criminal cases. If it makes sense to him that he, himself, may be bias—and unable to properly and thoroughly prosecute a case against the grandson of a friend—then how could it not make sense to him that Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell would not be bias—and unable to properly and thoroughly prosecute cases against defendants whom his dad and/or his dad’s deputies had arrested as the perpetrator of a criminal act?

It is now known that a “Fake Cop” was working with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit. Donald Odham, the “Fake Cop” was given a patrol car and allowed to carry out the duties of a detective—including interrogating children. All of the cases involving “Leon County Sheriff Detective Don Odham” left families of the victims and the defendants questioning the integrity and investigation of law enforcement and State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office. Without knowing that “Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham” was not a real cop—families took it upon themselves to reach out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for help.

Many parents agree that there’s nothing “friendly” about any criminal investigation. Many more parents appreciate law enforcement and judicial officials when they perform their jobs according to the Constitution. It’s only when law enforcement and judicial officials act outside of their training and fail to uphold their sworn oaths to protect all citizens and conspire against citizens—innocent or not—as to when things become “unfriendly.”

Emmett Till Florida State University Research; Black College Student Kidnapped In Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, FL—A native of Chicago, Illinois, Emmett Till was a fourteen-year-old African-American boy, who was kidnapped, beaten and murdered by white men in 1955 while visiting family members in a small town in Mississippi. Emmett Till supposedly whistled at a white girl—which sparked anger among some of the white men in the town. The story about the life and death of Emmett Till has been gathered into a collection, and will be available at the Special Collections Research Center at Strozier Library on the campus of Florida State University located in Tallahassee, Florida.

A native of Orlando, Florida, DeShon Thomas, an African-American boy, was seventeen-years-old, and had been on his fast food restaurant job for nearly a year, and was in his third semester at Tallahassee Community College, as a freshman when he was kidnapped inside of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell allowed his friend Don Odham to impersonate a law enforcement officer—giving him the title ‘Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham.’

In late January 2011, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a double homicide. At that time a black woman, who is a veteran with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, was assigned as the lead detective. The victims of the homicide were friends of DeShon’s. Within hours of the start of the double homicide investigation, LCSO had obtained a court order to track DeShon via GPS on his cell phone. The more LCSO investigated DeShon—the more their investigation led them away from DeShon. As a part of the investigation, it was discovered that a young adult white woman, who was the girlfriend of Trentin, had loaned her car out to Trentin during the early morning hours on January 27, 2011. Trentin, was a 21-year-old black male. Trentin and DeShon worked together. A white female LCSO detective administered a computer voice-stress test on the young adult white woman about Trentin and DeShon’s actions during the early morning hours of January 27, 2011—the test results did not show that DeShon was a murderer. The young white woman admitted to once having sex with DeShon—betraying her relationship with Trentin. Trentin was very upset that he’d been betrayed by his girlfriend and DeShon.

On February 4, 2011, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell announced his re-election campaign. Also, on February 4, 2011, ‘Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham’ stated that Trentin voluntarily walked into the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and gave incriminating statements against DeShon.

On February 7, 2011, Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham prepared a Summary of Offense for Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Probable Cause Affidavit charging DeShon with Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder. The affidavit was approved by Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell. Accompanying the affidavit was a Complaint charging DeShon with the murders that was signed by ‘Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham,’ which was notarized and filed with the Leon County Clerk of Courts. In the days following the filing of the affidavit and complaint, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell assigned ‘Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham’ as the lead detective on the double homicide case—replacing the black woman detective and her team of veteran detectives and deputies.

Don Odham is a pilot and real estate investor. His wife is Sue Odham a bank employee. Both donated to United Way Leadership and to Sheriff Campbell’s re-election campaign.

Neither the young adult white woman, Trentin or Don Odham were deposed. The young adult white woman was never mentioned in the probable cause—and was not called to provide testimony at trial. During trial, it was learned that Don Odham was never an employee with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

A teenage black boy and his mother walk into the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and were literally kidnapped—denied access to an attorney and locked in an interview room by ‘Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham—an impostor’—supported by Sheriff Campbell and his son, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell. stated in an article that Jack Campbell is running for 2nd Judicial State Attorney. The article also stated that Jack Campbell attended Florida State University College of Law. However, John “Jack” Campbell’s profile on The Florida Bar website does not reflect Jack Campbell as a Florida State University College of Law student.

Emmett Till was only 14-years-old when he was kidnapped, beaten and murdered by adult white men. History shows that white men will reduce themselves to scum in order to kill or convict an innocent child—a black boy.

SN: DeShon’s older brother is a graduate of Florida State University.








Florida Governor; Correctional Officers Suicides

Tallahassee—According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Land O’Lakes man filed a formal complaint with the FBI asking for an investigation into a series of claims made by Gerald Bailey, whom Scott Ousted as commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

“…a third party should investigate Bailey’s allegations, which included charges that Scott’s office or campaign pressured him to fudge details in a criminal investigation.…-to-avoid-questions/2214969

Although it was not until after Gerald Bailey was ousted from office as to when he began making his series of claims against Governor Scott, many correctional officers have long come forth about being pressured to cover up acts of abuse against inmates and inmates cause of death.

Most employees function on their jobs according to their superiors standards. If superiors function in a positive and professional manner, then their subordinates will strive to meet or exceed that same level of positivity and professionalism as to their superiors. But where there are no positive standards and no level of professionalism for employees to strive to be their best—then negativity takes over and there are no positive results worth keeping tally.

Governor Scott has failed Floridians. Governor Scott has plugged his ears and closed his eyes to correctional officers.

Captain James Kirkland, a white man, was one of six other white male correctional officers who were eventually charged in the vicious beating of a black inmate at the Northwest Florida Reception Center in Chipley located in North Florida. According to the Miami Herald, Captain James Kirkland was responsible for “orchestrating the incident and then allegedly pressuring the officers to sign fictitious reports.”  After Captain James Kirkland was arrested, he posted bond and ultimately committed suicide.…ine-miami/article5150745

Captain James Kirkland and the other five correctional officers’ arrests were made under the direction of former Florida Department of Corrections Chief Mike Crews. The message that Mr. Crews was trying to send was, “…zero tolerance for criminal activity by our staff.” Since Mr. Crews’ resignation he said, “Governor Scott ignored crisis in corrections system.”…iami-dade/article8875121

Apparently, Mr. Mike Crews could not operate Florida’s prisons ETHICALLY and MORALLY under Governor Scott. How are correctional officers supposed to operate ethically and morally under Governor Scott?

Clearly, Captain James Kirkland and the five other correctional officers that were charged with the vicious beating of a black inmate may have had mental problems that either started on the job or manifested on the job. Northwest Florida, a wide vast area that is saturated with Confederate Flags in front of homes and businesses, seemingly has not mentally moved into the 21st Century.

On February 12, 2016, the family of DeShon Thomas drove from their home in central Florida to Gulf Prison in Wewahitchka, Florida—located in Northwest Florida to visit with him on Saturday. The drive was nearly 350 miles.  Their visit would have been their first visit since they visited with DeShon at Century Prison located in Century, Florida (491 miles from their home). In comparison to 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. A correctional officer gave DeShon’s mother a Florida State driver’s license and a yellow prison visitation card that did not belong to her.

After experiencing the poor processing to get into Gulf Prison’s Annex visitation area, it was no surprise to DeShon’s mother when the correctional officer in charge called her to his desk to inform her that DeShon’s visit was being suspended due to DeShon having “banged on a door.” DeShon’s family never saw DeShon. The correctional officer told DeShon’s mother that “DeShon was being placed in solitary confinement for banging on a door.” The correctional officer would not look at DeShon’s mother as he spoke—which calls into question the correctional officer’s mental state and motive. If DeShon banged on a door—was it really to the level for the correctional officer to place DeShon in solitary confinement?

The misuse of solitary confinement by correctional officers is why President Obama and many competent governors across the United States are banning the use of solitary confinement in jails, in juvenile detention centers and prison facilities.

“Security is more sufficient at the Orange County Courthouse than at Gulf Prison Annex. I’m concerned about my son’s safety—physically and mentally,” DeShon’s mother said.

Naturally, DeShon’s family, including his five-year-old niece, were disappointed about not being allowed to visit with DeShon. However, DeShon’s mother knows that DeShon’s kidnapping was carried out by a group of people who have NO ethics and NO morals.

Captain James Kirkland was said to have orchestrated the incident that led him and five other correctional officers to viciously beat a black inmate. Captain James Kirkland had NO ethics and NO morals. James Kirkland orchestrated his suicide possibly because there was NO one around him to demonstrate what life as a correctional officer with MORALS and ETHICS looks like. A lot of correctional officers in Florida feel pressured on the job. How many more Captain James Kirkland’s will there be before political leaders really pay attention to why the rate of correctional officers committing suicide continue to rise?



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

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

State contracts with private prisons guarantee them a “90 PERCENT OCCUPANCY RATE.”…-prisons/article11533064

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

How many parents have lost to attorneys trying to defend their children?

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

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


In 2015, the Judicial Qualifications Commission found Second Judicial Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford to have “a pattern of misconduct” for at least two years of her service on the bench. Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford had presided over a Death Penalty case within the timeframe. After the Judicial Qualifications Commission submitted their legal documents supporting their findings—including information from an attorney who admitted to acts of misconduct under the direction of Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford—the Judicial Qualifications Commission asked the Florida Supreme Court to order Jackie Fulford to “Involuntary Retirement.”…/article_2ba561ce-4d07-11e5-9cee-f7bf4b21e3d4

According to the Miami Herald, in 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill aimed at accelerating the speed of the death penalty process—dubbed “the Timely Justice Act” which requires governors to sign death warrants 30 days after the Florida Supreme Court certifies that an inmate has exhausted his legal appeals and clemency review—requires the state to execute the defendant within six months.…ews/state/article1952487


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

In January 2016, the United States Supreme Court struck down Florida’s Death Penalty System.…/supreme-court-strikes-down-floridas-death-penalty-system

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

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