Tag: Groveland Four
A man holds a sign as community members walk around Vander Veer Park during a march following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, June 26, 2022, in Davenport, Iowa. Democrats and their aligned groups raised more than $80 million in the week after the Supreme Court stripped away a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. The flood of cash offers one of the first tangible signs of how the ruling may energize voters. (Nikos Frazier/Quad City Times via AP)

Scott PowersJanuary 11, 2019
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The Groveland Four were pardoned Friday by the Florida Executive Clemency Board. The unanimous action of the board, the Florida Cabinet, came Friday nearly 70 years after one of the most infamous cases of Jim Crow-era racial injustice began, and just three days after Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced Gov. Rick Scott, who had ignored calls for […]

Ryan NicolDecember 28, 2018
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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio spoke to constituents and reporters Friday, highlighting several of his legislative accomplishments during the 115th Congress. But Rubio also addressed the way the current Congress is coming to a close, with yet another partial shutdown of the federal government. “Ultimately, these government shutdowns are not an ideal way to function,” Rubio […]

Scott PowersDecember 21, 2018
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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announced late Thursday he’s ready to take up the requested pardons for the Groveland Four immediately. Though he didn’t explicitly say he’s prepared to issue the pardons, DeSantis called the Groveland Four “victims” and expressed strong sympathy with the cause seeking belated justice for four young black men falsely accused of raping a […]

Scott PowersDecember 19, 2018
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Pardons for the Groveland Four are heading for a hearing. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said Wednesday that he is sending a letter to the Florida Office of Executive Clemency invoking Rule 17, which allows any member of the Florida Cabinet to place a case “of exceptional merit” on the upcoming agenda of the […]


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