Tag: Orlando

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…

Black State Prosecutor Received Noose, Racist Threats

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is investigating after a noose and several racist, threatening messages were sent to the office of a Black state prosecutor. The threats come after Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced her office would not pursue the death penalty in its cases — a…

Stonewall Inn Becomes First National Monument to Honor Gay Rights

Gay Pride parades across the country this weekend took on additional meaning this year following the Orlando massacre, the designation of the first national monument to gay rights and the one-year anniversary of marriage equality. Sunday was exactly two weeks since the Pulse nightclub shooting where 49 people lost their…

Racial Profiling 'Common Sense,' Says Trump

Trump on Sunday called racial profiling of Muslims “common sense” as a strategy to prevent violence in America although his proposed policies would prove ineffective, experts say. “I think profiling is something that we’re gonna have to start thinking about as a country,” he said in an interview with CBS’s…