Tag: police shootings

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 5, 2017
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Pension negotiations resume for Jacksonville’s Fraternal Order of Police on Monday. And an interesting preliminary battle is being fought between the FOP head and a reporter for the Florida Times-Union on Twitter. While such pushback is an occupational hazard for reporters from political figures, the public nature of this dispute is unusual for the Jacksonville market. The […]

Jim RosicaNovember 22, 2016
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A South Florida activist and former blogger has again filed to erect a “Festivus” pole in the state Capitol this year as a holiday display. But this year’s pole has a politically charged twist, according to Chaz Stevens‘ application to the state. “The all black, six-foot-tall Festivus-inspired pole will contain the names of all unarmed black men killed by […]

Scott PowersSeptember 21, 2016
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton decried the two recent police shootings of unarmed black men – and all those that have proceeded it the past two years – as “unbearable” and “intolerable” and vowed to do something about it as president. In a speech she gave in a predominantly black neighborhood in Orlando Wednesday, Clinton […]

Melissa RossJune 9, 2015
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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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