Tag: Jacksonville Progressive Coalition
Lashauna Gipson sits in the observation area after receiving the Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine at a Cedars-Sinai sponsored pop-up vaccine clinic at the Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles. Image via AP.

A.G. GancarskiJuly 25, 2017

A major selling point in Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s new budget — 100 more police officers on Jacksonville’s streets — is under fire from the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition. However, JPC is attempting a ricochet approach; rather than target the Mayor, JPC is aiming its rhetorical broadside at City Council Finance Chair Garrett Dennis. Dennis’ committee […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 11, 2017

A Jacksonville protest against military action in Syria went ugly Friday evening; many protesters were arrested, with one getting medical treatment. Meanwhile, counter-protester Gary Snow, a fixture for almost a year at left-leaning Jacksonville protests, as well as political events on the right, escaped without charges. However, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams told us Tuesday that Snow, […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 1, 2017

There is something comfortingly familiar about a protest in Jacksonville, and Tuesday afternoon’s anti-Donald Trump protest was no exception. The chants heard at the Duval County Courthouse were, at least many of them, heard before. At this point, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” has been workshopped repeatedly in the Jacksonville DMA, and may have […]

Melissa RossApril 8, 2016

A coalition of community groups is calling for State Attorney Angela Corey “to either resign from office or she needs to be voted out of office as the State Attorney in August 2016.” That, from the Community Leadership Coalition for Justice, Jacksonville Leadership Coalition, Jacksonville Progressive Coalition, Mothers on a Mission, and more. The groups held […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 4, 2015

The rains have been hitting this writer’s portion of Duval County all day, dousing the usual neighborhood fireworks wars. This is symbolically fitting, as the Volokh Conspiracy blog at the Washington Post likewise dumped cold water all over a recent fevered ruling of Judge Mark Mahon, which set strict limits on permissible speech at the Duval County Courthouse, as “clearly […]

Melissa RossJune 9, 2015

An on-air discussion of the McKinney, Texas, viral video making the rounds this week quickly turned into an impassioned debate on criminal justice, with one participant’s calls to confront institutional racism set against another’s plea to evaluate police use-of-force incidents case by case. “We have to look at the institutionalization of racism in America,”  activist Wells […]


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