Tag: Florida

Principal Who Didn’t Want to Call Holocaust a Fact Is Fired

Spanish River Community High School principal William Latson’s emails about the Holocaust to a concerned parent went viral – and now he’s been fired after a petition began circulating calling for his removal. Latson was emailing with a concerned parent in April 2018 asking about the curriculum for teaching about…

Cop Accused of Assault, Racism Named Orlando Officer of the Year

A year ago, Orlando Police Officer Jonathan Mills was reassigned from the department’s elite tactical squad to patrol duty for making a rude, biased remark about a woman’s hair. He was also the subject of two very serious excessive force lawsuits settled in 2017 that cost the city $130,000. Mills received an oral reprimand…

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins Repeals Saggy Pants Ban

In the mid-2000s, cities in the South went on a spree criminalizing “saggy pants” and instituting bans. Ultraconservatives have made up the false narrative that the practice of “sagging” is linked to gangs. In February, Shreveport Police in Louisiana tried to stop Anthony Childs because of his saggy pants. As…