VIDEO: Bill Proctor Asking For Review of State Attorney Willie Meggs

UPDATE Tallahassee, FL -- February 22, 2012 6:14pm

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor calls State Attorney Willie Meggs an "assigned assassin."

Meggs fires back by saying claims of racially motivated and unfair prosecution are utter nonsense.

Proctor says, "He just beats the hell out of black folk day in and day out."

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor says State Attorney Willie Meggs "over prosecutes" black people.

"I don't really care what Bill Proctor says," Meggs says.

Proctor says the ratio of black and white juveniles who are charged as adults in the Leon County Jail is 10 to one.

"His numbers suggest that he has racial bias."

Proctor is asking Florida Governor Rick Scott to review Meggs.

Meggs says, "We don't prosecute based on a racial basis at all, and never have, and won't in the future. That's just utter nonsense."

Proctor is also asking Governor Scott to take Meggs off of what's known as the "Madison 9" Case.

Meggs says, "That's an assignment given to us by the governor. It was investigated thoroughly by law enforcement and we will do the best we can to obtain a just result."

Nine Madison County residents were arrested last year for voter fraud in the District One School Board race.

Meggs was appointed to the case after the state attorney for that circuit asked not to be.

Proctor says, "Only reason he's going, the only thing that makes him qualified to go down there is the fact that we know when it comes to black folk, he will go down there and kick their tails until there is no tomorrow. He will bludgeon and beat and over-charge them to smithereens. That's why he's going down to Madison."

Meggs told us that most juveniles are being charged as adults these days because he says his office is having very little success prosecuting them in juvenile court.

Proctor says he is tired of unpredictable and unfair prosecutions from the state attorney for the second judicial circuit.

Proctor says charges against Gretna Police Chief Brian Bess was the tipping point.

Bess was given a citation for lying to deputies about a November 20th crash in Tallahassee.

Comparing Bess to Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey's 2009 crash, Proctor says, "How does a passenger in a 'hit and run' incident face charges that a driver in a 'hit and run' incident never did face."

"It makes you understand that sense of yo-yo prosecutorial style, yo-yo justice by our state attorney. There is no threshold, there's no weighted criteria, there's no methodology with which we can understand how this man arrives at who to prosecute." Says, Proctor.

Meggs says, "It has nothing to do with him being a passenger in the car. It has nothing to do with David Harvey. The cases are not even remotely similar to one another. So, that is just utter nonsense, which is apparently his specialty."

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PRESS RELEASE

Tallahassee, FL -- February 22, 2012 --

Commissioner Bill Proctor Asks Governor and State Legislature to Review State Attorney Willie Meggs

Commissioner Bill Proctor will hold a press conference Thursday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Leon County Courthouse, Plaza level, First Floor Rotunda area. He will discuss the following:

Request Governor/Legislature to Investigate Willie Meggs

First, Commissioner Bill Proctor will ask the Governor and State Legislature to review State Attorney Willie Meggs. Attorney Meggs has a legal responsibility to execute the powers of his office with equal diligence against all persons regardless of race. However, Attorney Meggs prosecutes black officials with great haste and fervor but is hesitant and indifferent to white public officials who commit crimes.

Request Meggs to File Charges Against DEC Members (Elections Case)

Secondly, in response to State Elections Commission findings on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, against the Democratic Executive Committee officials who were fined, Commissioner Proctor will publicly request State Attorney Willie Meggs to file formal charges against the DEC parties responsible for violating election laws.

Remove Willie Meggs as Special Prosecutor Over Madison Nine and Reassign Robert Jarvis as Prosecutor (Elections Case)

Thirdly, Commissioner Proctor has asked Governor Scott to remove State Attorney Willie Meggs and to reassign State Attorney Robert Jarvis to rightly serve as prosecutor of the Madison Nine. Attorney Jarvis is the State Attorney for the Madison County area which is the Third Judicial Circuit. Proctor will distribute his letter and discuss this matter as well.

State Attorney Jarvis asked the State to disallow him from prosecuting these cases. The Second Judicial District State Attorney Meggs has now been assigned to prosecute the Madison Nine.

The Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs has refused to prosecute prominent white officials known to have committed crimes in Wakulla, Gadsden and Leon County. However, he aggressively prosecutes black officials and citizens in the Second Judicial District. But now Attorney Meggs is dispatched to Madison to crush nine black citizens consistent with his trademark and signature prosecutorial malice against black officials and citizens accused of crime.

Commissioner Proctor will outline and explain the pattern of prosecutions and lack of prosecutions that reveals and reflects the racial biases of State Attorney Willie Meggs. This pattern will be outlined in his formal complaint and request for investigation to the Governor and State Legislature.


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  • by Alex Location: Tallahassee on Feb 28, 2012 at 08:04 PM
    Proctor is a county commissioner who should be protecting the rights of ALL the people in his zone, not just black. I find it hypocritical that he alleges those of Indian, Spanish, and White as racist and ethnocentric, yet fails to realize how he is more ethnocentric and racist than any other person he encounters. He sets a bad example for those he's trying to "protect" by constantly blaming other races for inherent problems within Tallahassee's disadvantaged Black community. Proctor, you are hated among the Hispanic community in Tallahassee because you so obviously hate us, want to disenfranchise us, and refuse to stick your neck out for anyone but Black criminals.
  • by Disgusted Location: Wakulla on Feb 27, 2012 at 08:46 AM
    I never thought I would see the day I agreed with Bill Proctor, Feb, 22, 2012 will go down in history as most likely the only day I ever agreed with the racist Mr. Proctor. PLEASE INVESTIGATE both Willie Meggs and Bill Proctor.
  • by Lets groove tonite on Feb 25, 2012 at 07:54 PM
    I believe Earth Wind and Fire would be embarrassed to have Proctor in thier band with his 'Do looking like a pencil with a extra big eraser on it
  • by Sarah on Feb 25, 2012 at 07:44 PM
    I remember the good ole fays when I use to see and serve Bill Proctor drinks at Club Park Avenue in the 80's guys night.
  • by James Location: Jefferson on Feb 25, 2012 at 04:12 PM
    The State Attorneys office does not prosecute by race. The State Attorney sets people up to take the fall for crimes they did not commit to cover friends, and family. The result is taxpayers will again pay out millions, and jobs, to protect Jefferson County government families, and friends.
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      by James on Feb 25, 2012 at 06:17 PM in reply to James
      I agree James. I will start to title my posts as "James II" henceforth to preclude confusion.
  • by AD on Feb 25, 2012 at 09:48 AM
    @SNOWWHITE- I heard a little black girl tell her teacher "no.. my momma said I don't have to listen to you because you're white." Poor little girl wasn't even old enough to really comprehend what she was saying. There ABSOLUTELY ARE black parents that teach their kids to hate white people.
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      by DTH on Feb 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM in reply to AD
      Churchs to.
  • by Al Location: Washington DC on Feb 25, 2012 at 04:41 AM
    Bill, You trying to be like me and Jessie?
  • by Bill Location: Tallahassee on Feb 25, 2012 at 04:37 AM
    Bill Proctor is just an idiot looking for his picture in the news paper and on the news. "Get a life" you racist pig.
  • by Neandertal Location: Tallahassee on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM
    Im white. In his assessment of Meggs, I agree. Bill has valid points. Meggs has been around way too long and he does play favorites.Let David Harvey walk and Rick Scott CREATED a special job for him .
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      by You know nothing on Feb 25, 2012 at 05:56 AM in reply to Neandertal
      Governor Scott has absolutely zero control over the "job" you are trying to talk about !!! Do some research before you post something that is absolutely not true. The FSA is completelely and entirely independent of any governmental entity or agency and that includes Rick Scott.
  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:06 PM
    Until Bill Proctor stops stroking his own ego thinking he is such a great black role model and gets pro-active, he leaves Willie Meggs no choice but to clean up!!
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