Tallahassee, FL (Leon County)—During the coverage of the 2016 Presidential Primaries in Florida, many news journalist noted the big difference in demographics of those citizens living in northeast and northwest Florida (Florida’s panhandle) versus those living in central and south Florida.
In central and south Florida, communities are made up of a more diverse group of people to include Hispanics, Middle Easterners, Asians, Haitians, Jamaicans, Bahamians, etc. In central and south Florida, leadership roles in government within those communities are very diverse.
In northeast to northwest Florida, many communities are vastly made up of white and black Americans. As central and south Florida continues to grow, more and more people are moving to northeast and northwest Florida. But, while some people may see the movement to diversify northern Florida as a good sign, others, particularly some white people in northeast and northwest Florida, view the diversity movement as a threat to their jobs—therefore, black people are being killed and/or imprisoned without due process or lack thereof to ensure that white leadership remains generational.
Tallahassee—Florida’s capital city, is where most, if not all of the state agencies are headquartered, along with the headquarters of many other organizations such as The Florida Bar and the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Supreme Court are located just blocks away from the Leon County Courthouse in the heart of downtown Tallahassee. The city of Tallahassee is a small city in comparison to Orlando. Tallahassee is surrounded by at least five mid-sized rural counties where hundreds of Hispanic and Haitian migrant workers come and go for seasonal work. As more and more children of migrant workers are becoming educated; as more and more American citizens from Puerto Rico are moving to Florida, groups of white people, particularly those working within the judicial system, are feeling more and more pressured to hold their positions by any means necessary.
According to Wikipedia, a Puerto Rican man by the name of Jose Baez first moved from New York to Florida with his single mother and three sisters when he was a child. Mr. Baez left school as a 17 year-old in the 9th grade; got married and became a father. He was self-disciplined enough to earn his General Education Development diploma; he joined the military; attended Miami-Dade Community College; transferred to Florida State University where he earned a B.A.; and then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate Degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. After graduating law school in 1997, Mr. Baez was denied admission to The Florida Bar due to financial irresponsibility. Mr. Baez could not practice law at all. It would take nearly a decade for The Florida Bar to admit Mr. Baez into their organization. Nearly a decade for Mr. Baez to get his law license in order to practice law. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Baez_(lawyer)
The Florida Bar has repeatedly disciplined many lawyers knowing that many lawyers fear going into some judges courtrooms due to retaliation for competently representing their clients. Many African-American lawyers have also been ignored by judges and unfairly disciplined. Meanwhile, complaints filed with The Florida Bar against some white lawyers have been either ignored or left stagnate.
John Emmett ‘Jack’ Campbell graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee in 1991. Jack Campbell is the son of former longtime serving Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. Both Larry Campbell and Jack Campbell have deep roots in Tallahassee and Jacksonville. Before his death, Larry Campbell had nearly 50 or more years of local law enforcement service within the Tallahassee area having worked for different law enforcement agencies. While Jack Campbell has spent the past 15 years as an assistant state attorney working directly under Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, Willie Meggs’ son and daughter worked as Leon County Sheriff’s deputies directly under Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. For many years citizens of Tallahassee have feared speaking out against numerous acts of injustice imposed by the Meggs/Campbell Klan.
In 2015, after Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs announced that he would not run for re-election—bringing an end to his 30 years or more as Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell quickly told several media sources that he (Jack Campbell) planned to seek Meggs’ position. Currently, Jack Campbell is running to be elected as Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney. In spite of Jack Campbell having worked extremely close to State Attorney Willie Meggs for nearly fifteen years, many question whether or not if Jack Campbell’s law license is legitimate.
On September 2, 2015 WCTV News online post in regards to Jack Campbell’s bid to run for Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney, in part WCTV blatantly stated, “Campbell has worked as the assistant state attorney since 2001. He attended Florida State University College of Law.” www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/State-Prosecutor-Jack-Campbell-Plans-2016-State-Attorney-Run-323839851.html
There is absolutely nothing on Jack Campbell’s profile showing where he attended Florida State University College of Law. In fact, The Florida Bar’s online profile of John Emmett ‘Jack’ Campbell does not state Jack Campbell as having attended Florida State University College of Law. Many people in the community really question Jack Campbell’s extent of knowledge of the law.
For the majority of Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell’s law career, State Attorney Willie Meggs assigned Jack Campbell numerous criminal cases that were being investigated by his (Jack Campbell’s) father at the Leon County Sheriff Office. Many complaints were filed with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in regards to perjured trial testimony by Leon County Sheriff’s deputies who testified for Jack Campbell; Leon County Sheriff’s deputies smuggling contraband into the Leon County jail to set up defendants who were being prosecuted by Jack Campbell; financial compensation or special provisions to jailhouse snitches; Sheriff Larry Campbell’s use of unauthorized people to make arrests; public records violations and a slew of other unlawful and unethical acts.
In the cold-blooded murder case, State of Florida vs. Conor McBride, Jack Campbell and his dad (Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell) made special provisions for the parents of 19-year-old, Mr. McBride, a white male inmate at the Leon County Jail, to be escorted to a private room in the jailhouse where Conor McBride’s handcuffs were removed and other security measures were violated in order for Mr. McBride to hug and kiss his parents—a personal contact visit and meeting.
Months before the meeting, Conor McBride confessed to having a history of arguing with his girlfriend. During their last argument Mr. McBride retrieved his father’s shotgun—and at pointblank range—he blew her brains out of her head—a cold-blooded act of domestic violence.
The victim, 18-year-old Ann Grosmaire was brain dead—with only the brainstem left in her head. Ms. Grosmaire was on life support for several days. Her parents had to make many heartbreaking decisions.
According to reports, Jack Campbell spoke of sentencing Mr. McBride to 5 years in prison. State Attorney Willie Meggs allowed Restorative Justice to play a role in Mr. McBride’s prosecution. Restorative Justice is used in schools K-12 as a means to punish kids who commit minor offenses such as vandalism of school property. For State Attorney Willie Meggs, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and Sheriff Larry Campbell to provide any special provisions to Mr. McBride, let alone allow “Restorative Justice” to play a role in the cold-blooded murder of Ms. Ann Grosmaire after she had suffered regular occasions of domestic violence by her murderer is disgraceful! Ms. Ann Grosmaire was not a piece of property. She was a beautiful human being.
Why does there seem to be confusion about where Jack Campbell attended law school? What law school teaches its students to seek Restorative Justice for the act of cold-blooded murder in domestic violence cases? Or is their simply a backdoor fee at The Florida Bar for wealthy rich men to get their law license without the proper education?