FL: State Attorney Threatened with Lynching After Refusing to Seek Death Penalty in Cop Murder Case | Democracy Now!

FL: State Attorney Threatened with Lynching After Refusing to Seek Death Penalty in Cop Murder Case | Democracy Now!: In Florida, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala has received death threats from another government employee after she announced she would not seek the death penalty in any murder cases, including in a case of a police officer’s killing. After her announcement, the assistant finance director of the Seminole County Clerk’s Office, Stan McCullars, wrote on Facebook, “Maybe she should get the death penalty. … She should be tarred and feathered if not hung from a tree.” Ayala is the first African-American state’s attorney in Florida’s history. The Orlando Sentinel reports that from 1877 to 1950, more than 331 black people were lynched by whites in Florida—the most lynchings per capita of any U.S. state.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: