Tag: Barney Bishop

Staff ReportsApril 12, 2018

The Florida Smart Justice Alliance on Tuesday endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a crime victims’ bill of rights, according to a press release. The proposal (P6001), also known as “Marsy’s Law for Florida,” is one of 12 amendments that will be considered by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission when it reconvenes next Monday […]

Mitch PerryMarch 13, 2017

A raft of bills that would reform Florida’s criminal justice system sponsored by St. Petersburg Republican Jeff Brandes were approved by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Monday. That included legislation that would create a criminal justice task force (SB 458) consisting of 27 members that would take a “holistic” review of the state’s criminal justice system, including (but […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 23, 2017

A bill to set up a civil citation program for juveniles statewide advanced Monday through a Florida Senate committee. However, questions about removing officer discretion may need to be addressed before the proposal gets widespread support from lawmakers later this Session. Miami Republican Senator Anitere Flores’ bill (SB 196) would mandate law enforcement officers to offer a civil citation […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 6, 2016

A storm may be coming to Jacksonville, but on the other side of Florida’s 5th Congressional District, Democratic nominee Al Lawson has a fundraiser planned at Tallahassee’s Governor’s Club on the evening of Oct. 6. The host committee is impressive, including Scott and Kay Dick, Barney Bishop, Doris and Rudy Maloy, Ron Sachs, Doug Bell, Doug Mannheimer, Eli Nortelus, […]

Peter SchorschDecember 16, 2015

Florida’s Department of Corrections has had a difficult past few years, with allegations of widespread abuse, neglect, torture and death of inmates under Its watch. Brandishing a list of suspected violations both criminal and civil rights, a coalition of 14 human rights groups is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the DOC. […]


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