There are only a handful of honest and truly objective journalists left in this country who have the courage to shine light on corruption, demand transparency in government and bring awareness to victims of injustice. Tom Lemons is one of those journalists who stood firm on his values and never shied away from exposing the misdeeds of powerful politicians, government agencies or criminal enterprises. But having integrity isn’t always the safest virtue when reporting on the mob and that’s how Lemons ended up with a contract on his head.
For the last eight years Lemons fought arduously to expose corruption between the Sheriff of Hernando County, Florida, a multimillion-dollar “nonprofit” and other iniquitous power brokers. As a result of his unrelenting efforts to expose federal fraud, child abuse, human trafficking, and other horrendous crimes, officials boycotted his business, offered him bribes and even threatened his life. After Lemons refused to stop being a voice for the numerous women and children being trafficked and abused, the Sheriff began a campaign of “victim shopping,” a term that means recruiting individuals to file false criminal complaints against an innocent person. After three failed attempts, the sheriff was finally successful in orchestrating a false felony charge and several false misdemeanor charges. Lemons is now fighting for his own freedom and could spend up to 15 years behind bars if he is convicted of the charges filed against him. And with the Judges and Prosecutors being directly involved in the scandal, the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence is likely.
Lemons has borrowed from family and exhausted his own savings to the point of bankruptcy. The State has unlimited funds and an incentive to prevent Lemons from ever exercising his First Amendment Right ever again. His legal expenses have already topped $10,000 and he still needs another $20,000 to cover future expenses.
If you cherish the First Amendment as much as any American Should, then you are witnessing an attack on free speech like no other time in recent history. This is an unprecedented assault on the First Amendment and if they can do this to a small-town reporter, then every American is at risk of becoming a target.
Mr. Lemons has 10 days to raise the necessary funds to continue his fight. Please give right away to help stop this attack on the First Amendment before it’s too late.
To understand the full story, please watch Tom Lemons’ Behind the Gate documentary and other videos by clicking the links below.
Behind the Gate: https://youtu.be/b8l6ZH1cs4c
Update: April 7, 2021: https://youtu.be/wGtDc_g2a7E
Woman claims she was told to lie: https://youtu.be/c34bA0IlHJI
Video of Bar Attack: https://youtu.be/IamUeqglecM
There have been so many generous donations from people around the country. I cannot thank you enough for your support. I will never stop fighting to protect the First Amendment and raising awareness to corrupt politicians.
Thank you all so much.