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To: State Attorney Bernie McCabe

Justice for Markeis McGlockton

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Justice for Markeis McGlockton

File homicide charges against Michael Drejka for the senseless and careless violence that took place in Pinellas County against Markeis McGlockton.

Why is this important?

https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/No-arrest-in-fatal-shooting-during-argument-over-handicap-parking-space_170174041

The controversial Florida Stand Your Ground law has sprung up again. This time the victim was 28 year old Markeis McGlockton, who was shot and killed in front of his partner and children over an altercation regarding a parking spot.

McGlockton, who was a black man, came out of the convenience store to find 47 year old Michael Drejka, who is a white man, in a threatening stance against his partner and children, arguing over the parking spot. Naturally, in defense of his family, McGlockton pushed Drejka away from the car and then backed away...but then, tragically, Drejka shot him. He later died from the injuries.

Now, once again a family is without a father and a community is left to question: when will Black Lives Matter?

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has refused to file charges and therefore Drejka, a cold-blooded killer, roams free, while a family grieves. We are calling on State Attorney Bernie McCabe to do the right thing and file charges immediately!

Pinellas County, FL, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • Drejka had a history of harassing people at this very same gas station. About a month ago the store owner had him removed from the premises because he was yelling racial slurs yet again to another customer. I think that he's hot-headed and was looking for a reason to use his firearm. And this does not meet the criteria under Florida's stand your ground law.
  • Stand your ground is a reason to hide behind cowardess! He STARTED the argument. Deadly force when the man was walking away was intentional!!
  • He was protecting his family he did not deserve to be shot.

Updates

2018-07-26 11:11:09 -0700

20,000 signatures reached

2018-07-25 16:38:31 -0700

10,000 signatures reached

2018-07-25 15:29:14 -0700

5,000 signatures reached

2018-07-25 12:46:23 -0700

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2018-07-24 02:34:31 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2018-07-23 16:59:00 -0700

500 signatures reached

2018-07-23 14:17:06 -0700

Wow! Nearly 300 signatures already since we went live! PLEASE keep up the momentum and share this widely on every platform you have!

2018-07-23 11:38:18 -0700

100 signatures reached

2018-07-23 10:32:57 -0700

50 signatures reached

2018-07-23 10:15:46 -0700

Thank you for signing! Also please contact the state attorney using this action form: bit.ly/justiceformarkeis

2018-07-23 10:08:05 -0700

25 signatures reached

2018-07-23 09:28:16 -0700

10 signatures reached