Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a full pardon of the members of the Groveland Four: Ernest Thomas, Samuel Shepherd, Walter Irvin and Charles Greenlee. The pardon was unanimously approved by the Executive Clemency Board. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Pardons Groveland Four with Unanimous Executive Clemency Board Approval
Groveland Four Pardon
Today, the Florida Cabinet, acting in their capacity as the state’s Clemency Board, issued pardons to Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, and Earnest Thomas, collectively known as the Groveland Four. Senate Democratic Leader Designate Gary Farmer and Representative Bobby DuBose issue the following statements: [Read more…] about Statements from Senate Democratic Leader Designate Gary Farmer & Representative Bobby DuBose on Today’s Pardon of the Groveland Four
During the year’s first meeting of the Florida Cabinet and Executive Clemency Board, the case of the Groveland Four was brought up for discussion, after which Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered a motion to grant a full pardon for all four men.
Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) on Friday applauded the decision by Governor DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet to pardon the Groveland Four, and issued the following statement: [Read more…] about Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson Applauds Groveland Four Pardon