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ACLU and CAIR seek answers in Ibragim Todashev shooting listen

07/23/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The American Civil Liberties Union called upon state officials in Florida and Massachusetts yesterday to launch independent investigations into the killing of an Orlando man who may have had connections with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.The group is asking the Massachusetts attorney general and Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the role of their officers in the death.

The U.S. Department of Justice launched a federal probe into the incident last week, but the ACL...

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Report alleges more misdeeds by Buddy Johnson listen

03/11/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The St. Petersburg Times reported today that former Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson used funding for his office earmarked to get out the vote, that instead was used for campaign purposes in the African-American community in Tampa.

The story, reported by Michael Van Sickler and Jeff Testerman, says that Johnson made two payments to community activist Michele Patty’s business that totaled more than $16,000.

The Times reports that Johnson did not pay Patty...

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