Willie Meggs: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Reasons That We Don’t Need A Crook And A Dumb-Ass Working For State Attorney!

Willie Meggs: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:  5:57 pm EST, December 5, 2013 | Updated:6:33 pm EST, December 5, 2013 | By   | Heavy.com

via segment.com

via segment.com

Willie Meggs entered national headlines today, with his announcement that his office will not pursue rape charges against FSU star quarterback Jameis Winston. However, he’s been a lightning rod for controversy in North Florida for years. Here’s what we know about him:

1. He’s Been a State Attorney in Florida for Nearly 30 Years

via tallahassee.com

via tallahassee.com

Meggs was first elected state attorney in 1985, rising to the position after years of work within the Tallahassee Police Department.

2. In 2007, Meggs Prosecuted a Man for Posting a Cop’s Phone Number on the Internet

via fairhavenschool.com

via fairhavenschool.com

According to the Orlando Sentinel , in 2008,  Talahassee Citizen Robert Brayshaw was arrested for posting the cell-phone number and age of a policewoman who had investigated him for trespassing on the website Ratemycop.com. Meggs charged Brayshaw based on a little-used statute from 1972, which made dissemination of an officer’s phone number illegal.

In 2010, the Tallahassee chapter of the ACLU won a lawsuit against the city and State Attorney Meggs arguing that the prosecution represented a violation of Brayshaw’s first amendments rights.

3. Meggs Has Been Accused of Selective Prosecution Based on Political Favoritism

via elitedaily.com

via elitedaily.com

According to examiner.com, in 2011 Lisa Brown, the girlfriend of Assistant State Attorney Jeremy Mutz, was pulled over for a DUI. However, when one of the officer’s remembered her relationship Mutz, he called the Assistant State Attorney and “brokered a deal” to have Mutz pick her up and take her home, without subjecting Brown to any sobriety or blood alcohol test.

The incident may have never come to public attention, if Brown hadn’t crashed her car while driving drunk later that week. According to Florida law, two associated DUI incidents require jail time. Willie Meggs’ office allowed Lisa Brown to plea no contest to a single DUI, and sentenced her to a period of probation.

4. He Has Been Accused of Over-Prosecuting People of Color

In 2012, Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor, in an interview with Florida’s WCTV, claimed that under Meggs leadership the ratio of black minors to white minors charged as adults in Leon County Jails was 10 to 1.

5. He’s Been an Out-Spoken Critic of “Stand Your Ground Laws”

via floridastandyourground.org

via floridastandyourground.org

When asked by the Tampa Bay Times, shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, what he thought about Stand Your Ground legislation, Meggs responded: “It’s crazy. It’s insanity. Stand your ground is the dumbest law ever put on the books.”

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4 Comments on “Willie Meggs: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Reasons That We Don’t Need A Crook And A Dumb-Ass Working For State Attorney!”

  1. george eady Says:

    and may 6, 2009 I tried to get him to investigate a case that had child rap, attempted mass murder to cover the rap . and more .and this was when he was investigating our X sheriff .for stilling a lot of money . .said he could not do a thing . it was out of his district . what it rely was is that it was authorities who did the crams .and many more who covered it up . with a lot of them in Tallahassee .megs it is now 2014 and I am still trying .but WHEN I get the attention this case needs . you will added as one of the bad ones and the cause for tacking so long .


    • William Draper Says:

      See also twitter account ” Complain_2_EPA ” , personally I have no knowledge of Willie Meggs .


  2. Timothy Butler Says:

    How is it .that man a carrie a firearm on church ground an use it to assault a person and wife hit me also. Why we’re told that they didn’t have to go to jail. One deputy sheriff issued a warrant in Leon County from gadsden County. Because the high sheriff is violate my civil rights. Tell me, because the state attorney office in quincy is not helping


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