THOU DIDST STRIKE THROUGH WITH HIS STAVES THE HEAD OF HIS VILLAGES: THEY CAME OUT AS A WHIRLWIND TO SCATTER ME: THEIR REJOICING WAS AS TO DEVOUR THE POOR SECRETLY.
I KNOW THAT, WHATSOEVER GOD DOETH, IT SHALL BE FOR EVER: NOTHING CAN BE PUT TO IT, NOR ANY THING TAKEN FROM IT: AND GOD DOETH IT, THAT MEN SHOULD FEAR BEFORE HIM.
Tallahassee, FL (Leon County)—It has been two decades since former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, a Republican, removed the Confederate flag from the state’s Capitol. In doing so, Mr. Bush was highly criticized, and accused of “‘pandering’ to African Americans.” In spite of threats of death to his governorship for a second term, Mr. Bush went on to serve 2 terms—which is the limit in Florida.
Presently, Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis, along with the governor’s cabinet members, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, are traveling all over the state of Florida in an effort to reassure Floridians that their trust in them will bring about brighter days in this century, and for generations to come.
Unfortunately, in the city of Tallahassee, where the Governor’s Mansion is located, there are many government officials and employees who are either Tallahassee natives or longtime Tallahassee residents, who strongly believe that they can tarnish Governor Ron DeSantis’ legacy by denying the advancements in Science, specifically Time of Death and Biology/DNA (Mitochondrial DNA). Many government officials there in Tallahassee have learned how to survive until their retirement—when it comes to positive changes through each new governor, their new cabinet members, and their outside administrators—delay, delay, delay. Their delay tactics are like second nature to them. For some local and state officials, Tallahassee (Leon County), and other surrounding counties that fall under Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit is operated like Ku Klux Klan, the very organization that has spun White Supremacists.
Tallahassee native, John “Jack” Campbell, a Democrat, has been on the state of Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit payroll for a number of years—he started out as a prosecutor under Second Judicial Circuit Willie Meggs, a Democrat. Mr. Meggs, who’d been in office for over 25 years, spent at least a decade assigning numerous criminal cases that were under the investigative jurisdiction of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, a Democrat. Not only was Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell the daddy of Jack Campbell, Sheriff Campbell was the employer of hundreds of Leon County Sheriff’s deputies, and he was also the overseer of the Leon County Jail. Every person that is arrested for a crime in Tallahassee gets booked in the Leon County Jail.
Many Second Judicial Circuit judges and Leon County judges are former employees (assistant state attorneys) of Mr. Meggs, therefore, without a doubt they seem to show a sense of loyalty to ensure that every criminal brought into their courtrooms are convicted—especially African American males—without cause or with a ridiculous cause—and without an arrest warrant.
On October 18, 2013, after nearly a 3 year all-around kangaroo ridiculously messy experience, where there was no physical evidence connecting DeShon Thomas, an African American teenager, to two murders, he was convicted and sentenced to serve two life sentences plus 30 years, for crimes that he did not commit—he pled Not Guilty. DeShon was 17-years-old, a freshman at Tallahassee Community College, when he was charged and arrested on a hunch—a theory—concocted by the Leon County Sheriff’s office and the Second Judicial State Attorney’s office. Then, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, and his daddy, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, and others ensured both Campbell’s looked to be tough community leaders.
Six years later, in November 2019, Jack Campbell, who is currently in the position of Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney (Meggs’ successor) secured a conviction against Mr. Henry Segura, a black man, who was arrested at 31-years-old. Mr. Henry Segura was facing the Death Penalty. Mr. Segura sat in the Leon County Jail for nearly 10 years, only to be convicted and sentenced to four life sentences on a hunch—a theory—concocted by the Tallahassee Police Department and the Second Judicial State Attorney’s office, Then, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, and his daddy, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, and others ensured both Campbell’s looked to be tough community leaders.
There are some similarities in Mr. Thomas and Mr. Segura’s murder cases. The murders of that which Mr. Thomas is charged happened in late January 2011. Mr. Thomas was charged with the murders in February 2011. Although the murders to that which Mr. Segura is charged occurred in November 2010, he was not arrested until September 2011. The heinous crimes to that Mr. Thomas was charged, and that where Mr. Segura was charged yielded no evidence supporting the Leon County Sheriff’s office, the Tallahassee Police Department or Florida Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s office theory. Science debunked their theory.
The only for sure information that the Leon County Sheriff’s office, the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s office gained in regards to Mr. Thomas and Mr. Segura is that they both had close relations with white adult women.
As in Mr. Thomas’ case, Leon County Sheriff’s deputies seemingly allowed the white woman who Mr. Thomas had a sexual encounter to disappear into thin air. This woman, whose car was supposedly used in the commission of committing the murders—along with her daddy, who owned the car—seemingly cooperated in their investigation. The woman was neither deposed nor was she subpoenaed to testify in court. Not even nearly $30,000 paid to Mr. Thomas’ private attorney was enough to make him do his job—she was never deposed by the defense or the prosecutor. Mr. Thomas’ defense attorney was fired for various reasons—including conspiring with then, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, State Attorney Willie Meggs, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell and Second Judicial Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson. With the large pool of money that judicial officials have access to, the near $30,000 of the total $50,000 paid out to Mr. Thomas’ private attorney was peanuts. (Judicial officials know how to cook their books in order to use handpicked private attorneys to represent indigent inmates.)
Mr. Thomas and Mr. Segura are currently in state prisons—not for crimes that they were convicted—absolutely nothing to do with murders—but everything to do with white women, and sex. A combination that continues to tear at the hearts of many ‘Good Ole Southern White Men’ in Tallahassee (Leon County).
By the use of many advancements in Science, law enforcement officials all over the United States, including in some parts of Florida, have been able to solve countless cold cases. With Florida Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell denying those advancements in Science, especially Time of Death and Biology/DNA (Mitochondrial DNA), is his way of grossly maintaining the unjust system against African American males that his daddy, former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, and his former boss, State Attorney Willie Meggs, have been oppressing Tallahassee’s (Leon County) African American communities for decades. . Which is close to the same 70 year old garbage that Governor Ron DeSantis justly cleaned up in Lake County—the Groveland Four.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is seeking a full pardon for the Groveland Four.
There is no reason why the future of all states, including Florida’s judicial proceedings should make wrongful convictions an act of the past. The new state attorney for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, Melissa Nelson, a Republican, has established a Conviction Integrity Review division, in part to investigate post-conviction cases.
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THEREFORE ALSO WILL I MAKE THEE SICK IN SMITING THEE, IN MAKING THEE DESOLATE BECAUSE OF THY SINS.
Dear Court TV:
I thank God for allowing Court TV to bring “Gavel to Gavel” coverage to those of us who are not able to go into courtrooms to witness court proceedings. I have been a viewer for many, many years. I’m an African-American woman; native of Orlando, FL. In 1998, I went to college to become a paralegal because I aspired to assist attorneys who advocate for children. You see, here in Florida, they have a program called Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). This program partners with community advocates and professionals, such as lawyers, who advocate for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. At the time of me going to school, I was twenty-four years-old with two small children who are five years apart in age. My youngest son’s dad and I were living together, and we had jobs. I’d previously worked with a social worker and a lawyer to gain temporary custody of my 12-year-old niece who had been diagnosed as special needs. She’d been in foster care for more than a year. That’s how I learned about the Guardian Ad Litem Program. And that’s also what ignited me to want to help other children.
In 2001, I moved to Tallahassee. I quickly learned that their cable network didn’t pick up Court TV. Yes, I was very, very disappointed. After ten years, I moved away from Tallahassee. But not smoothly; Mr. Henry Segura’s case and my son, DeShon Thomas’ cases have many similarities. Most importantly they both were convicted without any evidence connecting them to the crime scene.
Chanley may agree to the looks and feel of Tallahassee as being a small city, in comparison to most urban capital cities. The Second Judicial Circuit headquarters is located inside of the courthouse in downtown Tallahassee (Leon County). All of the other counties under the Second Judicial Circuit (Wakulla, Gadsden, Jefferson, Franklin, and Liberty) are very rural counties. I think that it’s important for your people to know that local and state government agencies in Tallahassee are the largest employers in the area. Thousands of people travel from outside counties to work in Leon County. More than likely, those six jurors, including the alternates, either work for a government agency or have family members or friends who do. Numerous Tallahassee natives, and people who have lived there for a longtime, feel highly intimidated by people with authority, especially law enforcement agencies and former State Attorney Willie Meggs, and now his successor State Attorney Emmett ‘Jack’ Campbell.
In November 2014, an organization based in Massachusetts called, Represent.us, helped get an Anti-Corruption Amendment added to the ballot in Tallahassee. The amendment passed with 65% of the vote. Tallahassee was the first city in the nation to have an Anti-Corruption Act in their local government.
The following month, according to reports, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey was fired by Governor Rick Scott. Mr. Bailey was close friends with Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his family. Sheriff Larry Campbell’s only son, Jack Campbell, was the lead prosecutor in Mr. Meggs’ office. I was told that in order for Jack Campbell to have a stellar career—to become Mr. Meggs replacement upon his retirement–Mr. Meggs would assign criminal cases to him that were under the investigative jurisdiction of his dad (Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell—whose elected position also made him the overseer of the Leon County Jail—where all defendants are housed after they’ve been arrested.) Clearly, Jack Campbell prosecuting criminal cases with his dad and his dad’s employees is a conflict of interest. Mostly all of Jack Campbell’s witness lists consisted of staff from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and a jailhouse snitch. A lot of people, including judges, an associate with the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office and others have broken laws to ensure that Jack Campbell won his cases. Again, Jack Campbell is currently serving Meggs’ old position as 2nd Judicial State Attorney.
By the way, all children, women, and men–including “Grown Men” should be treated respectfully. Judge James C. Hankinson refers to jail inmates as prisoners—which is very disrespectful. A prisoner is a person who has been in prison—not a person who is in the county jail. Racism and arrogance is practiced so openly in Tallahassee. The article in the link below is a prime example of how a white male is treated in Tallahassee in connection to a heinous criminal act.
According to Wikipedia, the estimated income for 2009-2013 in the city of Tallahassee was $39,524; per capita income was $23,778. After watching Mr. Prince call witnesses, particularly expert witnesses, he showed the amount of work an attorney must put forth in order to defend his client. Now, one on the outside looking in, one could say that a person making $23,778 probably couldn’t afford to pay an attorney like Mr. Prince to represent their loved one, right. Well, many attorneys will allow payments to be made during and after the case is active in court. Therefore, getting a second job would help. What may not been known by people is that the Florida Bar Association is failing a lot of attorneys. Some attorneys in turn are failing their clients. Mr. Prince represented Mr. Segura on a Pro Bono basis. There are some fees, etc. that Mr. Prince may be able to recoup. A family working hard to pay off an attorney for representing their loved one— if the defendant is found guilty—then there may not be extra money coming in to help settle the contract. My children and I lost a lot of weight because I cut back on our food intake in order to pay for DeShon’s private attorney. I frequently had to apologize to them for not being able to feed them the same as before. Approximately sixteen months after DeShon’s attorney had collected roughly $28,850 in payments to fulfill a $50,000 contract, I learned that DeShon’s attorney had not deposed anyone of the people that he named who could help him. And when I brought to the attorney’s attention that I heard that the lead detective on the case may not be a real law enforcement officer, but a friend of the Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s family, the attorney brushed it off. My son and I fired the attorney. We went with a public defender. No one would seriously represent DeShon (and still won’t). At trial, we learned that the lead detective was never an employee with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and DeShon’s attorney, brushed it off.
As Personal Injury Attorney John Morgan, who is based in Orlando, often says in his commercial, “Some attorneys need the money more than you (their clients) do.”
Many local private defense attorneys in Tallahassee are starving. They have to play all kinds of games with various state agencies in order to get evidence to assist in their cases. Most attorneys in Tallahassee (Leon County) have come from Mr. Meggs’ office. Usually, after leaving to start their own private practice, some try to return because they need money—they need work. The Florida Bar Association, whose main office is located in Tallahassee, is failing attorneys in private practice. When complaints are filed against another attorney, including those who work for the State Attorney’s Office, those complaints must be taken seriously.
Former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Senior Biologist Analyst, Joe Ellen Brown, broke her silence in regards to having located another male DNA match in Brandi Peters’ home. This news of her reports was not made public until after Commissioner Bailey was fired. Could it be that Commissioner Bailey was trying to assist in ensuring that Jack Campbell won his conviction against Mr. Segura? Is former senior biologist analyst, Joe Ellen Brown, the Sally Yates of the Henry Segura saga?
After watching the State of Florida v. Henry Segura trial, the vast majority of your hosts, guest analysts, listeners and viewers may now have some insight on why Republican President Donald Trump “described Tallahassee as having a reputation that no city would want for a slogan: most corrupt.”
Please continue to bring the things that matter to your viewers. Keep those cameras in those courtrooms.
A special thanks to: Chanley Sha Painter, Ted Rowland, Julia Jenae, Seema Iyer, Vinnie Politan, Deborah Bloom, Keith Lamar, Casey DeSantis, Ron DeSantis, Michael Bixon, Tiffany Porter, Noah Pines, Kirby Clemente, Ashley Wilcox, Sonja Madison, Quinton G. Washington, Cynthia Counts, Page Pate, Reginald Lewis, Marsha Mignott, Ben Githieya, Anne Bremner, Ifeoluwa Ben-Shidah, Phyliss Collins, Mark Begnaud, Suri Chada Jimenez, Kristal Ramirez, Joe Ellen Brown, Michael Knox, Dr. Jesse De La Cruz and all those who are now scratching their heads about the outcome of #SeguraRetrial
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AND HE SAID, GO, AND TELL THIS PEOPLE, HEAR YE INDEED, BUT UNDERSTAND NOT: AND SEE YE INDEED, BUT PERCEIVE NOT.
VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO THEE, WE SPEAK THAT WE DO KNOW, AND TESTIFY THAT WE HAVE SEEN; AND YE RECEIVE NOT OUR WITNESS.