It seems that the stories of police abuse in Florida never end. The latest to come out of the Sunshine State is about two current and one former Department of Corrections employees who were just arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit capital murder.
The Miami New Times tells us that “besides wearing the DOC badge, the three men also wore the hoods of white terrorist organization the Ku Klux Klan.”
In case you were wondering if they were able to set aside their racism when “enforcing the law” in Florida’s prisons, their arrest for plotting the murder an African-American inmate should make it clear.
The murder was planned in retaliation for a fight that the inmate had with one of the men.
All three men are members of the Traditional Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Thomas Jordan Driver, 25; David Elliot Morgan, 47; and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42 were all arrested Thursday morning, according to Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office.
Local Florida law enforcement did not target the corrections officers for arrests. Instead, the FBI bagged the corrections officers. We are told that “a wide range of agencies assisted with the investigation.” Among them was the Homeland Security Investigations, the Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
(Article by Jackson Marciana and M. David; image by Counter Current News; h/t to Miami New Times)