Tag: terrorism
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A.G. GancarskiJanuary 25, 2017

Senate Bill 476, filed Tuesday in the Florida Senate by Jacksonville Republican Aaron Bean, amends and expands existing statute regarding terrorism. The bill creates a more expansive definition for “terrorism” and “terrorist activities.” Additionally, the measure explicitly prohibits “using, attempting to use, or conspiring to use” training from a “designated foreign terrorist organization.” Terroristic crimes, intended […]

Associated PressJanuary 21, 2017

President Donald Trump‘s inaugural speech promised “America first” policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and international conferences which have featured strongly in past administrations. The billionaire businessman and reality television star — the first president who had never held political office or high military rank — promised to stir […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 19, 2016

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement plans to ask legislators next year for new laws “to criminalize certain terrorism-related activities at the state level.” They include statutes banning “active membership in a foreign terrorist organization” and “creat(ing) penalties for agroterrorism.” A summary of the agency’s 2017 “legislative proposal” was included in agenda material for Tuesday’s meeting […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 12, 2016

A new radio ad for the campaign of former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, Republican candidate in Florida’s 4th Congressional District, makes the case that he has a unique approach to fighting threats posed by illegal immigration and terrorism. “Washington has failed to protect our borders and failed to get serious about the threat of radical […]

Phil AmmannJuly 5, 2016

Gun control, immigration and money to combat the Zika virus top the congressional agenda as lawmakers sprint toward the political conventions this month and a seven-week summer recess. Amid all that, Republicans plan to squeeze in a meeting with Donald Trump Thursday. The House and Senate have just eight legislative days before their break, and lawmakers […]


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