Florida’s Anti-Death-Penalty State Attorney, Aramis Ayala, targeted by racists.
On March 20 an envelope addressed to Aramis Ayala was delivered to the State Attorney’s Office. After opening the envelope Aramis’ colleagues found a note saying, “SOONER OR LATER A N—– WILL BE A N——” in black block letters. There were also 3 red business cards which read: also these and read, “You are an Honorary Member of S.P.O.N.G.E.” on one side and “Society for the Prevention of N—— Getting Everything” on the opposite side.
The second racist letter arrived on March 28, it contained a noose made of green twine attached to an index card. Aramis Ayala “believes the hangman’s noose was meant as a threat to her as a public official,” though the investigators think the messages could be a hate crime.
People like Ayala who are fighting for the lives of the Black people on a daily basis are often targeted but, as you can guess, are not frightened by such correspondence. You don’t need to be brave to make a twine noose but you do need real courage to stand against death penalty.