Tallahassee, FL—In 2014, Tallahassee, Florida made history by approving the first city Anti-Corruption Act with an overwhelming vote of at least 65% of the city’s citizens. That same year, Tallahassee elected Andrew Gillum, an African-American member of the Democratic Party. Mayor Gillum’s goals in part are to build a trusting relationship between local government and communities, and to move Tallahassee forward into the 21st Century. Mayor Gillum realizes that building that relationship and moving Tallahassee forward will happen—and will happen with bumps and bruises. But in the end, Tallahassee citizens will be able to stand on their own, walk on their own and utilize the skills that they possess on their own.
During the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine, Governor Scott completely disrespected Mayor Andrew Gillum and the citizens of Tallahassee. However, this was not the first time Governor Scott or someone from Governor Scott’s office has acted out disrespectfully. Governor Scott has been proven to be a LIAR time and time again, even before being elected into office.
In mid-December 2014, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey claims that Governor Scott’s office gave him the choice to resign or be fired; Governor Scott pretended to be dumbfounded by it all. Scott immediately appointed the Director of Capitol Police Rick Swearingen as FDLE Commissioner. Later that same month, on December 24, 2014 Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell died from lung cancer. Governor Scott appointed Leon County Sheriff’s Captain Robert Swearingen as interim sheriff. Robert Swearingen is the twin brother of Rick Swearingen.
In January 2015, less than a month after Sheriff Campbell’s death, Governor Scott appointed Michael Wood as Leon County Sheriff. Governor Scott announced Michael Wood as “Undersheriff Michael Wood as Leon County Sheriff.” Michael Wood was not the “undersheriff.” In fact, Michael Wood was not on the payroll at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at the time of Sheriff Larry Campbell’s death. Major Michael Wood retired from the Leon County Sheriff’s in late June or early July 2014. According to an article in the Tallahassee Democrat, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell never appointed Michael Wood as his “undersheriff.”
Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott is a LIAR! Governor Scott came into office as a LIAR and continues to LIE and inspire others to LIE. Governor Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, along with Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and others are proven LIARS. Any sane parent who sends their child to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College and any other college in Tallahassee should be highly concerned due to the lack of credibility of these government officials.
Mayor Andrew Gillum is new to his position and seems to truly believe in Tallahassee citizens and their capabilities. Tallahassee parents who have raised their children in Tallahassee are also encouraging their children to move out of Tallahassee due to the widespread embedded unethical misconduct within the local government agencies—Tallahassee’s biggest employer. Many students that move to Tallahassee to attend college get their degree and move away from Tallahassee. Many students fear the widespread embedded unethical acts of misconduct within law enforcement, the judicial system and other local government agencies.
Currently, John Emmett “Jack” Campbell is running on the Democratic ticket to become the next 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney. Jack Campbell, who is currently an Assistant State Attorney for Willie Meggs, is the son of former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell. For many years Tallahassee citizens have lived under the intimidation and bullying of Sheriff Larry Campbell and State Attorney Willie Meggs who strong-handedly showed citizens and college students alike that if they speak out against Sheriff Larry Campbell or State Attorney Willie Meggs and their operation, then they will retaliate against them. Sheriff Campbell and State Attorney Meggs’ internal working relationships with the local FBI, FDLE, District Two Medical Examiner’s Office, Public Defender’s office and other government agencies with unlimited dollar amounts makes any act of retaliation possible. There is nothing beneath Meggs’ and his assistant state attorneys mode of operation to gain convictions against children and adults. Georgia Cappleman and Jack Campbell introduced a Campbell family friend to jurors as a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective—the man was not even on the payroll and had never been an employee with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. A criminal defense attorney admitted to being in fear of a judge, yet, failed to report his fears to The Florida Bar. Another criminal defense attorney admitted that Jack Campbell was conducting in prosecutorial misconduct, yet, failed to report him to The Florida Bar. By the way, The Florida Bar is headquartered in Tallahassee. Jackie Fulford, a former assistant state attorney for Willie Meggs was appointed to the bench as a second judicial circuit judge—a few years later she was found to show ‘a pattern of unethical misconduct’ by the Judicial Qualifications Commission. Fortunately, she is no longer on the bench. Meggs’ employees seem to show a pattern of unethical misconduct. This is why Tallahassee citizens should not vote to elect Jack Campbell as 2nd Judicial State Attorney. Tallahassee citizens need fresh relationships to know that they matter.
Mayor Andrew Gillum has the responsibility of what occurs in Tallahassee on his shoulders. In order to move Tallahassee forward–LIARS need to be out from leading government agencies.