Post Tagged with: "Florida"


Florida County Sheriff: We’ll Be Checking IDs at Shelters

Florida County Sheriff: We’ll Be Checking IDs at Shelters

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has drawn comparisons to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for what the ACLU describes as “exploiting a natural disaster.”

'Go Back to Africa,' Mayoral Candidate Tells Uhuru Movement Members

‘Go Back to Africa,’ Mayoral Candidate Tells Uhuru Movement Members

“Your reparations came in the form of a man named Barack Obama,” said Paul Congemi running for mayor of St. Petersburg.

Teacher Allegedly Called Black Students ‘Rats,’ School District to Take Action

Teacher Allegedly Called Black Students ‘Rats,’ School District to Take Action

Fourth-grade students subjected to a Florida teacher’s racism.

Video: Venus Williams Not at Fault in Car Accident

Video: Venus Williams Not at Fault in Car Accident

Investigators originally said she was at fault based on the account of witnesses, including the other driver.

Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Revisions Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Revisions Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

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.

Gender Wage Gap May Be ‘Genetic,’ Says Higher Ed Official

Gender Wage Gap May Be ‘Genetic,’ Says Higher Ed Official

“I’m not smart enough to know the difference,” said Edward Morton of the State University System of Florida.

Florida Gov. Signs Bolstered ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Florida Gov. Signs Bolstered ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The new law shifts the burden of proof in pretrial hearings to prosecutors, rather than defendants, to prove whether force was used lawfully.

Victims of Pulse Shooting Honored at Ceremony

Victims of Pulse Shooting Honored at Pre-Dawn Ceremony

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.

New Police Videos Show Pulse Nightclub Massacre

New Police Videos Show Pulse Nightclub Massacre

People in the club can be seen fleeing, with officers telling them to keep their hands up and directing them to safety.

Pulse Nightclub to Become Memorial to Shooting Victims

Pulse Nightclub to Become Memorial to Shooting Victims

“What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground,” said the club’s owner, Barbara Poma.

Florida Senate Seeks Pardon for Wrongly Accused ‘Groveland Four’

Florida Senate Seeks Pardon for Wrongly Accused ‘Groveland Four’

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.

Florida State Senator Resigns After Racial Slur

Florida State Senator Resigns After Racial Slur

Frank Artiles made racial, inappropriate comments to two Black senators, as well as used sexist language against a female senator.

Black State Prosecutor Received Noose, Racist Threats

Black State Prosecutor Received Noose, Racist Threats

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.

Teacher Fired for Controversial Racial Assignment

Teacher Fired for Controversial Racial Assignment

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.

Florida Police Officer Arrested in Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Florida Police Officer Arrested in Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was with and caring for a severely autistic man when he was shot.

Florida Legislature Poised to Bolster ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Florida Legislature Poised to Bolster ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

“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.

Officer Lied in Corey Jones Shooting

Officer Lied in Corey Jones Shooting

The former officer called 911 after he had already fired the shots that killed 31-year-old Corey Jones, new evidence reveals.

Deputy Fired for Using Excessive Force on Black Woman at Traffic Stop

Deputy Fired for Using Excessive Force on Black Woman at Traffic Stop

A surveillance video proves the Pinellas County, Florida, patrol deputy also lied in the police report.

Latinos Overwhelmingly Favor Clinton: National Council of La Raza Poll

Latinos Overwhelmingly Favor Clinton: Poll

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.

Latinos Say no to Marco Rubio Over Trump Endorsement

Latinos Say no to Marco Rubio Over Trump Endorsement

Rubio's campaign insists he will "fight for the best interest of Florida's Hispanic community" — but many Latinos are not convinced.

Clinton Warns Against Complacency, Trump Warns of World War Three

Clinton Warns Against Complacency, Trump Warns of World War III

"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.

Judge Gives Florida Voters More Time to Register After Hurricane

Judge Gives Florida Voters More Time to Register After Hurricane

Voters in Florida, a battleground state, will play a key role in the election as its population can swing either to Republicans or Democrats.

Cops Shoot, Kill Black Man Eating in His Backyard

Cops Shoot, Kill Black Man Holding ‘Rusty’ Pocket Knife Eating in His Backyard

Family of the South Florida man who was killed said police used excessive force.

Murdering Cannibalistic White Teen Subdued Nonviolently, Young Black Man Shot by Police

Murdering Cannibalistic White Teen Subdued Nonviolently, Young Black Man Shot by Police

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.