DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE
Tallahassee Community Action Committee – Tally19 Drop the Charges
Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) is raising public support to demand that State Attorney Jack Campbell drop all the charges pending against local activists for participating in a Black Lives Matter protest that was targeted by five law enforcement agencies on September 5, 2020. The militarized and well orchestrated police attack on BLM protesters in front of Florida’s Capitol Building occurred just two weeks before Republican Ron DeSantis launched his anti-protest campaign against the first amendment (now HB1/SB484) in retaliation against BLM protestors who demanded he address systemic racism and broken unemployment and housing systems that worsened during the COVID pandemic. All of the arrests made on September 5th, and the following week, were a part of an orchestrated political intimidation tactic to raise campaign votes for the Governor and President Trump.
We will not stand by while the Governor and State Attorney Jack Campbell use the judicial and law enforcement system to promote an unequal and repressive system in Florida.
These protesters, the #Tally19, are still facing charges. Many of these activists are facing misdemeanor charges which could put them in prison for up to a year, and one of these protestors, Ben Grant, is facing a felony charge which could put him in prison for up to 10 years and be fined up to $10,000.
As the court dates for the #Tally19 get nearer, we are ramping up our efforts to raise public awareness about the #Tally19 and increase public support to demand that State Attorney Jack Campbell drop the charges against the #Tally19. We are asking all concerned organizations, businesses, and individuals to show their support for the #Tally19 by signing on to this letter.
Our demand is simple: Drop all the charges against the #Tally19!