It probably comes to no surprise to any of US that Black people are still be terrorized around the country. Sometimes we may forget that those who work on the other side of the law experience the same problems. Aramis Ayala is the Florida’s first Black female state attorney and she opposes the death penalty and wants to bring change to her state.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Ayala’s recent package she received by mail which contained a noose. They are working with the U.S. Postal office to find out who sent it.
Ayala actually received two pieces of threatening mail in late March. One of the envelopes had the noose in it and authorities believe that both came from the same person. The incident report said that Ayala “believes the hangman’s noose was meant as a threat to her as a public official” and that the mailings should be investigated as hate crimes.
Taking into account what has happened prior to these incidents, you probably would think that somebody is sending Ayala a very specific message. After announcing that she would not seek the death penalty in multiple cases including accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd, Gov. Rick Scott took it upon himself to reassign them to another prosecutor. Ayala has filed a lawsuit against Scott on the grounds that he does not have good and sufficient cause to take her off those cases. But he doesn’t plan to stop overstepping his bounds anytime soon: