Arrests of Occupy Tampa members have slowed down, but the court hearings for the dozens charged so far are still underway. Last week after an arraignment, one defense council said he plans to argue that the city ordinance some Occupy Tampa members are charged with violating is unconstitutional. Andrew “Pepe” Kovanis was accused of disobeying… Read more »
Monday morning update: there were three arrests early this morning and we’ll bring you a full report at 4pm. In the meantime here’s one eyewitness report from OpenLetterNews.org. Thursday afternoon update from Occupy Tampa: “Alex Schlegel and Daiquiri Jones, the two occupiers who were detained this morning … The two were released but their charges… Read more »
A Pasco County resident had his case against the county’s Sheriff dismissed in Dade City today. But New Port Richey resident Dan Callaghan says he plans to file again. He’s upset with a new policy by the Sheriff which forbids jail inmates from receiving letters in envelopes.
A Lake Worth city commissioner was arrested on Monday during a protest outside the Israeli Consulate in Miami. Commissioner Cara Jennings and 35 others were protesting the actions of the Israeli Defense Forces, who shot American Tristan Anderson in the head last Friday in the West Bank village of Ni’lin. WMNF spoke this afternoon with… Read more »
In January 2007 the Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke at the University of South Florida in Tampa. WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports, Jackson’s lecture, called “Making the American Dream A Reality,” is part of USF’s week-long celebration of the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rev. Jackson told the community that for a long… Read more »