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Criminal Justice

DeSantis Wants to “Protect” the Cops…..from Accountability?

Gov. DeSantis signed into law a measure to limit the reach of Civilian Review Boards that seek greater transparency and accountability for police misconduct. Does the law really do that, or is it moot as...
Scales of Justice Law

A Polk County judge faces suspension and reprimand

Judge John Flynn and an investigative panel of the state Judicial Qualifications Commission reached an agreement on the proposed discipline.

Florida In Focus: New Laws, Development and Health Issues

Nicole Payne, Rep. Dianne Hart in the Sunday Forum After-show with Walter L. Smith II at WMNF Community Radio. FL State Reps, Dianne Hart, Fentrice Driskell and Susan Valdes join the Forum. Hillsborough Black Chamber...

Hillsborough County faith leaders call for reduced penalties for some driving misdemeanors

Listen: Each year, thousands face misdemeanor cases related to driver’s licenses. Tampa religious leaders gathered in a park across from the Sheriff’s Office Thursday to advocate for reduced penalties for first-time traffic offenders. Bernice Powell...

Sharon Streater reflects on a lifetime of community organizing

Sharon Streater has led a fascinating life. She met Mother Teresa, marched with Cesar Chavez and even dressed as a soup can to call attention to farmworker issues. But perhaps her greatest, sustained impact has...
Hillsborough Clerk of Court & Comptroller Cindy Stuart

Hillsborough Court Clerk Cindy Stuart on partnerships, innovation & equity

Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Cindy Stuart is only the second woman in history to be elected to the post after her predecessor Pat Frank. She is now running for a second term....

MidPoint: The Florida Budget & Legislative Priorities

Analysts from the Florida Policy Institute join us to talk about the 2024 State budget and the latest pending legislation on child labor, education, criminal justice, and immigration policies. Find out what the legislature...

Black Chamber and a Rap Pioneer

The Tampa Bay community welcomes a new Black Chamber and a seasoned Hip Hop Pioneer. Nicole Payne is President of the Hillsborough County Black Chamber of Commerce and talks about Giving Tuesday on January 30...

Racial Capitalism. The Language Revolution.

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza – Before Gentrification – The Creation Of DC’s Racial Wealth Gap Tanya Maria Golash-Boza delves into fascinating yet often daunting details to explain how a century of redlining, disinvestment, and the War...
Julianne Holt

HIllsborough Public Defender Julianne Holt to challenge new pretrial detention law

Hillsborough Public Defender Julianne Holt plans to challenge a new state pre-trial detention law that she says has created “a tremendous, chaotic impact” on the local court system. “There are some provisions in there we...

Hernando County’s new rapid DNA technology sparks concerns of accuracy, possible injustice

Listen: Hernando County is the first of about a dozen Florida Sheriff’s offices to integrate Rapid DNA testing during the booking process. But, there are some red flags over the system’s reliability. The new technology...
Scales of Justice Law

A Hillsborough circuit judge challenges a panel member in a wrongdoing case

Circuit Judge Nancy Jacobs filed a motion to disqualify Abigail MacIver from a Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission hearing panel,

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