Tag: Charles Cofer
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A.G. GancarskiMay 8, 2017

In the wake of a springtime clash between anti-Trump protesters and Jacksonville police officers, a very public clash soon ensued on Facebook between Jacksonville Ethics Commission nominee Leslie Jean-Bart and Fraternal Order of Police head Steve Zona. That clash — which involved, among other things, Jean-Bart defending protesters using the inflammatory phrase “f— the police” by posting […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 15, 2016

On Thursday, Patrol and Enforcement Director Michelle Cook of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, presented a “good news/bad news” scenario. As she told the Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee, the good news is that the JSO “violence reduction strategy” is working in some of the city’s more crime-plagued areas. The bad news: violent crime is spiking elsewhere in […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 18, 2016

Did 4th Circuit Public Defender Matt Shirk have a #FridayFeeling? He allowed his Jacksonville employees to leave early on Friday afternoon. Informed sources confirm people were allowed to leave at 2:45 p.m. Those same sources contend that wasn’t an coincidental time to have been chosen. PD-elect Charles Cofer was set to arrive at the PD’s office at 3 […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 12, 2016

Received a mailer supporting State Senate District 19 Democrat Daryl Rouson lately on Obamacare support? Or mailers hitting SD 31 Democrat Jeff Clemens on “allowing a Lake Worth utility to dump harmful waste near a pristine coral reef” and supporting high power bills? If so, they came from an interesting committee: “Floridians for a Better Florida.” The committee […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 8, 2016

In a letter delivered Monday to Florida Times-Union editor Frank Denton, Public Defender Matt Shirk called on the Jacksonville newspaper to withhold endorsement in the 4th Circuit public defender race. The problem, said Shirk, stemmed from his late July editorial board interview, which “shocked” and “disappointed” Shirk. Hank Coxe, a supporter of Shirk’s opponent, is a citizen member of […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 14, 2016

The latest filing for 4th Circuit Public Defender candidate Charles Cofer has him finally breaking the $150,000 barrier in money raised. New contributions of $13,535 brought Cofer’s total up to $150,045. Of that, he has roughly $67,500 on hand. Of the 61 contributors between June 25 and July 8, a lot were retired law enforcement members, along with […]


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