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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has drawn comparisons to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for what the ACLU describes as “exploiting a natural disaster.”
“Your reparations came in the form of a man named Barack Obama,” said Paul Congemi running for mayor of St. Petersburg.
Fourth-grade students subjected to a Florida teacher’s racism.
Investigators originally said she was at fault based on the account of witnesses, including the other driver.
Critics cited the 2012 death of unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed by a neighborhood watchman who claimed he was in fear for his life.
“I’m not smart enough to know the difference,” said Edward Morton of the State University System of Florida.
The new law shifts the burden of proof in pretrial hearings to prosecutors, rather than defendants, to prove whether force was used lawfully.
The names of the 49 people killed in the Pulse massacre last June were read aloud early on Monday in a pre-dawn remembrance marking the exact moment a year earlier when the attack began.
People in the club can be seen fleeing, with officers telling them to keep their hands up and directing them to safety.
“What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground,” said the club’s owner, Barbara Poma.
One of the men known as the “Groveland Four,” Ernest Thomas, was hunted down by a posse of over 1,000 men and killed as he was shot 400 times.
Frank Artiles made racial, inappropriate comments to two Black senators, as well as used sexist language against a female senator.
Authorities in Florida are investigating a string of threats against State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who received backlash after announcing her office will not seek the death penalty in cases.
Questions asking how comfortable students are around Blacks, Muslims, gays and other groups sparked a debate on how to teach about racism in schools — if at all.
Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was with and caring for a severely autistic man when he was shot.
“Who will speak for the voiceless victims, silenced by an aggressor who claims he wasn’t an aggressor but is protected by a flawed law?” said Democratic Rep. Bobby Dubose.
The former officer called 911 after he had already fired the shots that killed 31-year-old Corey Jones, new evidence reveals.
A surveillance video proves the Pinellas County, Florida, patrol deputy also lied in the police report.
A poll by the National Council of La Raza also found which issues Latino voters regard as the most important — indicating more reasons to align with Clinton.
Rubio's campaign insists he will "fight for the best interest of Florida's Hispanic community" — but many Latinos are not convinced.
"Don't forget, don't get complacent, because we've got to turn people out," Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton told supporters at a Florida rally.
Voters in Florida, a battleground state, will play a key role in the election as its population can swing either to Republicans or Democrats.
Family of the South Florida man who was killed said police used excessive force.
A white teen in Florida was subdued without gunfire after stabbing three people and eating one's face — a drastic change from a young Black man shot after a similar scenario.