Young Black Males Are Being Hunted In Tallahassee, Florida, While Lawmakers Look Away; Why Did the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Conceal DNA Evidence?

Tallahassee, FL—The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is the top law enforcement agency in the state of Florida. FDLE headquarters are located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. In a June 12, 2015 article in the Tallahassee Democrat entitled, ‘Attorney: FDLE Concealed DNA Evidence in Quadruple Homicide,’ is referring to the case of Henry Segura. Mr. Segura has been in the Leon County Jail for nearly a decade awaiting trial for a November 2010 Tallahassee quadruple murder of a mother and her three children. There is no physical evidence connecting Mr. Segura to the crime scene. There are a lot of other persons of interests with motive to have murdered the young mother, however, State Attorney Willie Meggs and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell would rather “make up a case” against Mr. Segura versus going after the real murder(s).

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/2015/06/12/attorney-fdle-concealed-dna-evidence-quadruple-homicide/71150044/

At the time of the murders, FDLE Commissioner Gerald F. Bailey, a close friend to Jack Campbell and the entire Campbell family, was running the operation at FDLE Headquarters. Shortly after Mr. Bailey terminated his position with FDLE, a DNA analyst revealed the concealing of the DNA evidence found at the crime scene. The evidence does not belong to Mr. Segura.

Curtis Hall, was seventeen-years-old when he was charged with the Tallahassee double murder of two elderly brothers. There was no physical evidence linking him to the crime scene. It’s possible that law enforcement officers with the Tallahassee Police Department may have coerced Curtis into a confession. Curtis was charged as an adult with Two Counts of 2nd Degree Murder, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary of a Dwelling and Grand Theft. Curtis was sentenced to 55 years in adult prison. No murder weapon was found and the victims’ residence did not show signs of forced entry.

DeShon Thomas, was seventeen-years-old when he was charged with Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent. While awaiting trial in the Leon County Jail, DeShon was charged with Solicitation to Commit    1st Degree Murder against state’s witness Trentin Ross. Despite Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin and Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian O’Brien’s admission to being the source and orchestrated the plot to kill Mr. Ross, DeShon was charged. DeShon was 19-years-old. There was no physical evidence connecting DeShon to the crime scene. No murder weapon was found. A DNA analyst with FDLE testified at trial that he (analyst) was provided with a swab of the back door knob of the victims’ residence. DeShon’s DNA was located in the “mixture of DNA”. The analyst testified that he was able to identify DeShon’s DNA because DeShon’s make up was the only make up that he’d been provided. After spending nearly three years in the Leon County Jail (a year and a half in solitary confinement), DeShon was sentenced to Two Life Sentences plus 30 years. (DeShon is INNOCENT!)

It is not a coincidence that these young Black males are being plucked out of their communities and incarcerated without any evidence linking them to the crime scenes to which they are charged. In all of the cases above, most of the victims died due to multiple gunshot wounds.

Official’s voted against a Black Bear hunt for this year. Is it too much for official or judges all over the state of Florida to put together a review panel to review problematic cases from other judicial circuits?

http://www.tdcaa.com/node/1283

Because seemingly, the Florida Innocence Project has their hands tied dealing with Attorney General Pam Bondi. When was the last time the Florida Innocence Project announced an exoneration of an inmate? And, Attorney General Pam Bondi put off the execution of a Death Row inmate just so she could attend a fundraiser party. So, it’s clear to Floridians what’s more important to her—money over justice.

 

An African-American Male Chose to get a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Criminology from Florida State University to Pursue a Career in Law Enforcement and This Happened…

Bobby watched Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson retaliate against him (Bobby) and their mother by stating on a legal document that he (Bobby) and their mother participated in a plot to murder state’s witness Trentin Ross.

Bobby watched at least five employees with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office commit perjury to cover up for Sheriff Larry Campbell, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, and State Attorney Willie Meggs, Chief Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman due to their lies to a grand jury and at DeShon’s trial in regards to Don Odham.

Bobby watched Associate Medical Examiner Dr. Anthony J. Clark commit perjury in order to provide favorable testimony for Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell.

Bobby watched Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell lead the testimony during trial with his key witness Trentin Ross. Mr. Ross had more than enough reasons to give false testimony against DeShon.

Bobby’s little brother was convicted without any physical evidence against him—and hearsay testimony. Bobby’s little brother was sentenced to Two Life Sentences plus 30 years. If Bobby’s little brother would’ve been 18-years-old at the time he was charged with the murders, then he would’ve been facing the Death Penalty.

The ‘EVILDOERS’ of Tallahassee are: Florida Governor Rick Scott, Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell (deceased), State Attorney Willie Meggs, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, Chief Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman, Assistant State Attorney Eric Trombley, State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin, Defense Attorney Greg Cummings, Public Defense Attorney Lead Nancy Daniels, Assistant Regional Conflict Counsel Daren Shippy, Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson, Circuit Judge Charles Dodson, Circuit Judge Robert Wheeler, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford (*retired), Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Pearson, Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Ganey, Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald O’Brien, Leon County Sheriff’s Criminal Analyst Leslie Rabon, District Two Medical Examiner Associate Dr. Anthony J. Clark , and anyone else who played a role in railroading an INNOCENT child into Florida’s Prison System.

Bobby watched as The Florida Bar failed to protect his mother and little brother. Despite Mr. Cummings admitting that he withheld information from DeShon, The Florida Bar has failed to protect DeShon—while failing to hold Mr. Cummings accountable.

Bobby watched as the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission failed to hold any of the judge listed above accountable for their failure to uphold DeShon’s constitutional rights.

Bobby watched as the local Social Security Administration in Lake Mary, Florida, located not too far from where Trayvon Martin was assassinated, retaliated against his mother by discontinuing her disability payments and her Medicare–putting her health in jeopardy. Bobby and DeShon’s mother had worked since the age of 13-years-old. After being diagnosed with Scleroderma, a rare progressive and debilitating disease that there is no cure or treatment regime, she continued working for twelve more years because she wanted to provide them and their two cousins whom she’s raising with a comfortable home.

Bobby’s career choice of becoming a law enforcement officer is not completely shattered, but is being second guessed. There is something tremendously wrong when the arrest of anyone is better than the arrest of no one. There is something wrong when wrongful convictions outweigh no convictions. Bobby will never participate in any ‘code of silence’ or lie—commit perjury—to protect anyone. Bobby recognizes that God has been too good to him and his family—despite his brother’s kidnapping a.k.a wrongful conviction. Bobby also recognizes that in the Bible there were many young men of God who suffered due to false witness claims. In the end, the young men received the victory—including Jesus Christ.

Political leaders all over the United States are trying to find ways to bridge law enforcement officers with citizens in the community. Some leaders at law enforcement agencies are calling for a more diverse team of police officers. After the fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, Dallas Police Department Chief David Brown suggested protester against police violence join forces with them, stating, “We’re hiring.”

On July 13, 2016, in part as an effort to promote diversity within the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Director James Comey spoke at a Law Enforcement Training Conference hosted by Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. Bethune-Cookman University is a Historical Black University.

There are a lot of young black men who would love to have a career as a law enforcement officer. However, there are also a lot of young black men who are far too familiar with the racism within law enforcement agencies—and many more have witnessed racism within both law enforcement agencies and within the judicial system as young as middle school age—which leaves a lasting bad taste in their mouths—so they choose to seek other career paths.

Bobby and DeShon were on career paths to help their communities—then a whole host of ‘WHITE EVILDOERS’ showed up. Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi turned their backs to the whole situation—and they were the ones who took oaths to protect ALL citizens in Florida.

Florida: Covering Up Government Corruption Should Lead to Child Abuse, Kidnapping, and Two Counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder of a Black Male Teenager and His Mother

Tallahassee, FL— In a January 2011 case being prosecuted by State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office, DeShon, a 17-year-old black male, was a student at Tallahassee Community College when he was charged with Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder, and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent.  DeShon pleaded NOT GUILTY to ALL of the charges. The charges stemmed from a January 2011 double murder case that the Leon County Sheriff’s Office was investigating. The victims, 20-year-old, Laqecia Herring and her 17-year-old brother, Sterling Conner Jr. were both black. DeShon and Ms. Herring had been in a six weeks relationship that ended three months prior to the murders. Ms. Herring was 21 weeks pregnant at the time of her murder. While Ms. Herring had DeShon and his mother thinking that DeShon was the father of Ms. Herring’s unborn baby, it was not until after Ms. Herring’s murder as when DeShon and his mother learned through detectives with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office that Ms. Herring boyfriend at the time of her death believed that he was the father of her unborn baby.

After DeShon sat in the Leon County Jail for over a month without an attorney, DeShon mother hired a local Criminal Defense Attorney named Greg Cummings. Right away DeShon’s mother discussed her concerns about the relationship between the assistant state attorney that State Attorney Willie Meggs had assigned to prosecute the case and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. State Attorney Willie Meggs had assigned Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell to prosecute the case against DeShon. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell is the son of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. Not only was Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell the investigating agency of all of the charges against DeShon, Sheriff Larry Campbell was also the overseer of the Leon County Jail and the jail’s employees. DeShon’s mother believed a conflict of interest existed between Sheriff Larry Campbell and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell.

Over the next year and a half, Mr. Cummings showed many signs of distress. Mr. Cummings had not filed and motions, held any pre-trial hearings, had not provided DeShon with the evidence to support his alibi and refused to make the victims’ autopsy reports public record—which was a violation of DeShon’s right to due process. When DeShon’s mother called the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office to get a copy of the victims’ autopsy reports, she was told that State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office would not allow them to release the victims’ autopsy reports. State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office was in violation of DeShon’s right to due process and Florida’s Public Records law. Mr. Cummings refused to properly represent DeShon. DeShon’s mother had paid Mr. Cummings nearly $30,000. DeShon and his mother fired Mr. Cummings. DeShon and his mother filed a complaint with the Florida Bar against Mr. Cummings.

Simultaneous to DeShon firing Mr. Cummings, State Attorney Willie Meggs charged DeShon with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder with the target being Jack Campbell’s key witness against DeShon. The new charge against DeShon was clearly retaliation. At the Leon County Jail, DeShon was immediately thrown into solitary confinement—where he was denied phone and visitation privileges. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell had thoughts of charging DeShon’s mother and brother as playing roles in the solicitation to commit 1st degree murder plot.

Between 2012 and 2013, DeShon’s repeatedly begged Governor Rick Scott to assign a special prosecutor to DeShon’s case. Court appointed attorneys were withdrawing from DeShon’s case faster like it was a ‘hot potato.’ It was clear that the presiding judge, Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell were desperate to convict DeShon. Governor Rick Scott refused to assign a special prosecutor to DeShon’s case. (At the time DeShon’s mother did not know was that Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi were facing charges for violating Florida’s Public Records law—which was in part the same violation DeShon’s mother was accusing State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office of doing. If Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi were to be found guilty for violating Florida’s Public Records law, then State Attorney Willie Meggs would have to be the one to decide on rather or not to move forward with prosecuting Governor Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi.) Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi refused to get involved with DeShon’s case. Governor Rick Scott refused to acknowledge the clear conflict of interest that existed between Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell.

In October 2013, DeShon was railroaded into Florida’s prison system based on hearsay testimony and several perjured testimonies—including that of Dr. Anthony Clark, an associate medical examiner with the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office located in Tallahassee. On December 17, 2013, DeShon was sentenced to Two Life sentences plus 30 years. If DeShon had been 18-years-old at the time of the murders, DeShon could’ve received the Death Penalty.

In January 2014, after having received Social Security Administration Insurance    benefits for three years due to disabilities brought about by a diagnosis of Scleroderma, DeShon’s mother received a request from the Social Security Administration located in Lake Mary, Florida in regards to her condition. The Social Security Administration Office located in Lake Mary, Florida is the local Social Security Office for DeShon’s mother. DeShon’s mother sent the local Social Security Administration all of the requested documents from her doctors. In March 2014, DeShon’s mother received a letter from the local Social Security Administration informing her that her benefits would continue based on the documents that she’d submitted.

The following month, April 2014, after DeShon’s mother had filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement regarding Dr. Anthony Clark’s perjured testimony during DeShon’s trial, DeShon’s mother received a letter from the local Social Security Administration requesting more information about her condition. The local Social Security Office and the Florida Department of Health work closely together. There was no more information to be provided.

In 2010, after having worked more than thirty years, DeShon’s mother, at the age of 38 was found to be disabled based on the debilitating affects of Scleroderma: Pulmonary Hypertension, Raynaud’s Syndrome, Arthritis and High Blood Pressure. (DeShon’s mother was 26-years-old when she was first diagnosed with Scleroderma.) Post receiving disability, DeShon’s mother was being treated by a primary care physician and a rheumatologist. Scleroderma is a rare auto-immune disease. A lot of internal organs are affected by Scleroderma. There is no cure or treatment regime for Scleroderma. The only treatable diagnosis for DeShon’s mother is High Blood Pressure. She is prescribed 3 medicines to regulate her High Blood Pressure which without the medication she has results of High Blood Pressure topping 200/178. Scleroderma is a progressive disease—that is noted in all of DeShon’s mother’s medical records. DeShon’s mother has always had to be independent. It took many, many years for DeShon’s mother to acknowledge her declining health.

For six months, the local Social Security Office repeatedly harassed DeShon’s mother. In November 2014, DeShon’s mother received a letter from the local Social Security Administration Office stating that she was no longer disabled and that her benefits—her monthly check and her Medicare—were ending. DeShon’s mother knew that the local Social Security Office was acting in retaliation against her complaint with the Health Department under Florida Surgeon General John H. Armstrong.

DeShon’s mother attempted to prevent corrupt action from sending her innocent son to prison—but those who had the power to prevent an innocent child from going to prison chose not to address the corruption—due to their own corrupt actions. Now, all of those who are corrupt are guilty of Child Abuse, Kidnapping, and Two Counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder.

DeShon, an INNOCENT child, was abused and kidnapped by a Don Odham, a white man that was allowed by Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell to impersonate a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective with the Violent Crimes Unit. All of those associated with DeShon’s incarceration and imprisonment should be charged with attempted 1st Degree Murder. All of those associated with discontinuing DeShon’s mother’s Social Security Retirement Insurance and her Medicare should be charged with attempted 1st Degree Murder. Months after DeShon’s mother’s benefits were discontinued, she was unable to afford doctor visits and fill her prescriptions. One of her medications cost $90.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, in February 2016, a white male, who’d been a fugitive out of Ohio for more than 55 years after disappearing from a prison camp where he was serving time for manslaughter, was found living in Florida. The fugitive had been receiving Social Security benefits for years up until his capture.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ap-frank-freshwaters-parole-ohio-20160225-story.html

In May 2015, Public Broadcast Station, reported on Ex-Nazis having received at least $20 million dollars in Social Security benefits.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/ex-nazis-got-20-million-social-security-watchdog-says/

Government officials in the State of Florida would rather have a Black family murdered  to silence them in order to cover up their acts of corruption. Orlando news station WFTV  Channel 9 reported that there are over 50 millionaire lawmakers in Florida’s senate and house of representatives. The majority of those lawmakers are members of the Republican Party–the same as Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi.  It is no wonder why Florida is one of the most corrupt states in America.

MOTHER OF DESHON THOMAS, “STATE OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO RETALIATE AND HARASS HER AND HER FAMILY; MY SON IS BEING BULLIED BY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND REPEATEDLY THROWN IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR MONTHS AT A TIME OVER MINOR VERBAL EXCHANGES WITH CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS.”

Tallahassee, FL—Anyone in their right mind should know that it is immoral, unethical and EXTREMELY SINISTER for State Attorney Willie Meggs to have assigned Jack Campbell to prosecute criminal cases that his dad, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, an elected official, was the leading investigating agency. State Attorney Willie Meggs employs over forty assistant state attorneys used to prosecute cases in six counties in Florida’s panhandle.

In 2011, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell had been employed the 2nd Judicial State Attorney’s Office under State Attorney Willie Meggs for nearly ten years. The Meggs and Campbell family is deeply rooted in the Tallahassee community. DeShon and his family, are Orlando natives, and had lived in Tallahassee for nearly ten years. At the age of thirty, DeShon’s single mother bought an half acre of property and had a home built for her, her two sons, her mentally disabled nephew (whose mother died when he was 3-years-old) and her great-niece (whose mentally disabled mother could not care for her).

In 2010, DeShon enrolled into Tallahassee Community College at the age of 16. For two full semesters DeShon was successfully completing his coursework. In the spring of 2011, at the beginning of the semester, DeShon and his mother voluntarily walked into the Leon County Sheriff’s Office after DeShon informed his mother that one of his ex-girlfriends and her brother had been murdered and that the police were following him—and had pulled an SUV over that he was a backseat passenger in just hours after the Leon County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation. At the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, DeShon and his mother were met with EXTREME RACISM.

DeShon was subsequently charged with the murders. DeShon pleaded NOT GUILTY to all charges. DeShon’s mother was robbed of nearly $30,000 by a rogue defense attorney named Greg Cummings—who she and DeShon fired in part because Mr. Cummings refused to file motions to have the victims’ autopsy reports placed into public record (State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office refused to allow the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office to release the victims autopsy reports), also Mr. Cummings refused to file a motion to have DeShon’s cell phone records Unsealed (the Leon County Sheriff’s Office obtained a court order to have DeShon’s cell phone records sealed shortly after the traffic stop hours after the victims were found murdered); Mr. Cummings also failed to communicate numerous amounts of information to DeShon including the fact that Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, along with State Attorney Willie Meggs and Chief Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman presented fraudulent information to a grand jury in order to obtain an indictment against DeShon, a black male child.

After DeShon 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, all DeShon and his family could hope for was a fair trial. The prosecution process against DeShon was VERY WELL ORCHESTRATED by all of those involved. However, by the GRACE OF GOD, DeShon’s mother, who had previously studied to be a paralegal in Orlando at Valencia College before she walked away from her dream career path in order to care for her dying sister’s children, read every single word of the Leon County Discovery Report (that did not include the victims autopsy reports) and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING pointed to DeShon as to being the murderer.

In 2012, as DeShon awaited trial, simultaneously to firing Mr. Cummings, DeShon was charged with Solicitation to Commit Murder. In that situation, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin admitted to being the foundation as to the hit on the witness—not DeShon. Also, Newlin enlisted a possibly unsuspecting deputy to smuggle contraband into the Leon County Jail. Money was provided to a former convicted felon, who was in the Leon County Jail by State Attorney Willie Meggs and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

This crazy orchestrated judicial process was brought to light by DeShon’s mother during and after DeShon’s judicial process. Government officials retaliated against DeShon’s family during his judicial process. Even after DeShon’s conviction, government officials continue to retaliate against DeShon’s family. DeShon’s family no longer lives in the Florida panhandle. His mother is sickened as to how much racism exists in the panhandle versus that in Orlando. Whereas recently Orlando pulled together to mourn the lives that were lost in a terrorist attack. Seemingly, government officials in the panhandle are the EVIL—the TERRORIST—that operate in their communities.

According to many lawyers practicing in the state of Florida, there is no law or policy that prevents an elected official and family members within other state agencies from prosecuting cases—NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST EXISTS—JUST CORRUPTION!

BLACK LIVES MATTER, A TERRORIST GROUP; WHY HAVE SO MANY JUDGES AND LAWYERS BEEN SILENT ABOUT WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS?

In today’s time, with 21st Century policing tools, science and technology, wrongful convictions should not be occurring in courtrooms in America. Innocent sons, fathers, grandsons, daughters, mothers, and grandmothers being sent to prison for crimes that they did not commit while the real criminals walk free is a public safety hazard and can destroy families of the innocent.

In Tallahassee, Florida, judges in Leon County and the 2nd Judicial Circuit have had complaints filed against them for a long list of acts of misconduct. Several lawyers have attempted to ensure that their black clients receive a fair and balanced judicial process—only to be rebuked by the judges. Black defendants have been sentenced to jail time without arrest warrants, and more sinister, white male racist civilians have been given badges, guns and patrol cars.

Lawyers are fearful of judges when they go into courtrooms. Lawyers are fearful that their clients may not get a fair judicial process if they (the lawyer) do not do some special favor for the presiding judge or the prosecuting state attorney. Law enforcement officers are fearful that if they report unethical behavior within their department, then they will be ostracized—labeled as a traitor—and possibly bullied until they resign. Former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell used to brag about his connections with the local FBI and his close friendship with the former commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Gerald Bailey. Many families in Leon County reached out to the local FBI in regards to the injustice that they believed that their families received from Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and 2nd Judicial State Attorney Willie Meggs. Many law enforcement officers in Leon County may have felt that they had nowhere to turn when they witnessed unethical conduct within their department.

Unaddressed corruption and unethical and immoral misconduct within any law enforcement agency and any judicial system is an attack on all law enforcement officers. The Black Lives Matter Organization is not a terrorist group. Good law enforcement officers, along with lawyers who want to represent their clients Constitutional Rights in the court of law are being terrorized on the inside. The real terror is coming from local and state authorities—not Black Lives Matter.

Crime rates don’t go down when innocent people are sent to prison.

The Florida Bar, the organization that governs all lawyers who practice law in Florida, states in part, that their primary purpose “is to ensure the highest standards of professionalism in the practice of law for the benefit of members and the public.”

The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, the organization that governs all county and circuit judges in Florida, states in part, “Specifically, a judge must not deny anyone of their rights to due process of law…”

To date, both The Florida Bar and the Judicial Qualifications Commission have clearly protected white lawyers and judges who have denied the right to due process to African Americans (Blacks). So much so—that complaints against white lawyers and judges have fallen flat.

In the case of DeShon Thomas, it is clearly on the record where lawyers and judges have openly spoken about denying DeShon his constitutional rights; both DeShon and his mother filed complaints with the Florida Bar, the Judicial Qualifications Commission, Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office—yet, no one has addressed the problem—further inflicting terror on lawyers, law enforcement officers and citizens within communities who want their judicial system, their relationship with law enforcement officers, and their communities to be better.

The Black Lives Matter Network does not have more authority over citizens within states than states governors. And, if the Black Lives Matter Network has more authority over citizens within states than states governors, then those governors either need to root out corruption, unethical and immoral misconduct within government agencies—including the judicial system and law enforcement agencies or resign from office.

Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood, Florida Second Judicial State Attorney Willie Meggs and Second Judicial State Attorney Candidate Jack Campbell Refuse to Embrace 21st Century Criminal Justice Reform; Former District Attorney of the Parish Orleans, Harry Connick Sr. Allegations of Systemic Prosecutorial Misconduct

Tallahassee, FL—In January 2015, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Mike Wood to the position as Leon County Sheriff. Leon County, Florida is located in Tallahassee (Florida’s capital city) home of Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College. Mike Wood’s appointment came about after the death of longtime serving Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell.

Before Sheriff Campbell’s death, there was a complaint filed against him with the Florida Commission on Ethics. The complaint, abuse of power, was in part due to Sheriff Campbell allowing his wealthy ‘friend’ Donald Odham, a real estate investor– a non-law enforcement officer, to act and perform the duties of a detective with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit, including interacting and interrogating a minor child who had just witnessed the death of his dad–who had received a shotgun blast to the head. Donald Odham also collected evidence, contaminated crime scenes and was lead detective on a double homicide case. Donald Odham’s time and money spent “Playing Cop,” ended with botched investigations and wrongful convictions. Sheriff Campbell’s ‘friend’, Donald Odham, also was assigned a patrol car to use at his leisure. Sheriff Campbell forced other Leon County Sheriff’s detectives to notarize legal documents bearing Donald Odham’s signature as “Leon County Sheriff Detective Don Odham.” These legal documents were approved by State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office with Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell’s signature and filed with the Leon County Clerk of Courts.

It was Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s dying wish to have Mike Wood, a major who had retired after serving with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office for more than 30 years, to replace him as sheriff. Governor Rick Scott mocked all of those hardworking veterans with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office when he appointed Mike Wood as sheriff. Mike Wood admitted to having a criminal drug record prior to working with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Many men and women with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office are being subjected to working for the very type of criminals that they put their lives on the line every day in an effort to protect all of the citizens and college students living in Tallahassee. So, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s dying wish was to continue to operate the Leon County Sheriff’s Office as a place where ‘criminals with badges’ are more worthy than certified veteran deputies.

As if working for a criminal was not enough. Not long after Sheriff Mike Wood was in position, he (Wood) rehired Major John Schmidt back to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office versus promoting in-house or seeking an outside candidate. According to reports, John Schmidt had been forced out of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office for misconduct. The rehiring of John Schmidt was yet another slap in the face for those men and women with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office that have maintained good work ethics.

Florida’s Second Judicial State Attorney Willie Meggs and former District Attorney of the Parish of Orleans in New Orleans, La., Harry Connick Sr. served their communities for more than thirty years. Both were/are known to be “tough” on crime. Both were/are known for protecting prosecutors who commit prosecutorial misconduct by withholding exculpatory evidence in cases involving teenage defendants. “Toughness” is in truth—no injustice. State Attorney Willie Meggs and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell are cowards who believe that it is their constitutional right to serve injustice upon black children.

State Attorney Willie Meggs received complaints regarding Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin—and never addressed the complaint. Jack Campbell and Jason Newlin plotted with a previously convicted felon, Dawaun Williams that was in the Leon County Jail for two Armed Bank Robberies in Tallahassee. Jack Campbell sent Jason Newlin to the Leon County Jail to plot with Dawaun Williams to have Jack Campbell’s key witness in the case against DeShon Thomas murdered—but the plot was to make it seem as though 17-year-old DeShon Thomas, had plotted the murder for hire. Dawaun Williams was released from the Leon County Jail and provided with money by both officials with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, the dad of Jack Campbell, was the overseer of the jail and had jurisdiction over the investigation of the double murder case and all other charges against Tallahassee Community College freshman, DeShon Thomas. Although Williams never carried out the murder, Williams did prey upon innocent citizens in neighboring Gadsden County where he was charged with Home Invasion Armed Robbery with Kidnapping, Assault and many more charges. Jack Campbell admitted to being the source of the plot that led to the investigation.

Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood is currently running to be elected as sheriff (remain in office). State Attorney Willie Meggs is not seeking to be re-elected. Therefore, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell is currently running to become Florida’s Second Judicial State Attorney. These two candidates have an agenda that does not relate to 21st Century Criminal Justice Reform. Mike Wood and Jack Campbell only know what they know—and that’s corruption—criminal acts, fraud, public records violations, intimidation against citizens, immoral conduct—including partnering with criminals, etc. And because of their lack of ethics, criminals are left out in the communities to repeat criminal acts against innocent citizens, while innocent children/adults are being sent to prison to ensure that Governor Scott makes good on the private prison contract—which is to keep private prisons at 90% occupancy rate.

Harry Connick Sr. served as District Attorney from 1973-2003. A flood of alleged prosecutorial misconduct committed by Connick and his prosecutor went before a Review Board. Injustice against low income black, brown and white people is not justice. State Attorney Willie Meggs will have served Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit for more than thirty years—Tallahassee citizens deserve to be free from his oppression—they deserve to have leaders not criminals in office.