Death Penalty

Power To The People: race and executions

Forum co-host Annie Miles provoke discussion regarding the death penalty. Is pro-life in contradiction with a pro-death penalty stance? Race, who decides who lives and who dies in Florida and in America is explored. Host...

Pinellas County residents protest Florida’s sixth execution this year

More than 27 years after he sexually assaulted and murdered a woman he met at an Escambia County bar, Michael Zack III was put to death by lethal injection last night at Florida State Prison....
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Florida Supreme Court refuses to block execution; rejecting Fetal Alcohol claims

The Florida Supreme Court refused to block the execution of Michael Zack, rejecting arguments that he should be spared the death penalty.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate faces lethal injection Inmate Michael Duane Zack is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on October 3rd. His attorneys have now approached the Florida Supreme Court.   Tampa tax hike rejected...
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Courts grapple with Florida’s death penalty change

A new state law lowering the number of jurors required to recommend death sentences has spurred a rash of litigation.
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Ron DeSantis signs execution warrant for Michael Zack; it would be Florida’s sixth lethal injection this year

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a death warrant for an inmate convicted in the 1996 murder of a woman he met in an Escambia County bar.

Florida Criminal Justice Reform 2023

FL Rep. Dianne Hart, a long-term champion of criminal justice and prison reforms, and Julianne Holt, the elected Hillsborough County Public Defender for the past 33 years both appeared on MidPoint to discuss the mostly...

Statewide vigils protest execution of Duane Owen

Vigils and demonstrations were held across the state on Thursday night to protest the execution of Duane Owen. Listen: A small group gathered on a street corner in Pinellas Park as a part of the...

MidPoint: Putting People to Death in Florida Just Got Easier

Death penalty defense lawyers, Allison Miller and Craig Whisenhunt join MidPoint to discuss the new legislation that now makes Florida the state with the lowest legal threshold to put convicted people to death for murder,...
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The Supreme Court has declared it unconstitutional, but Florida lawmakers approve the death penalty in child rapes

The Florida Legislature passed a bill that would allow the death penalty for people who commit sexual battery on children under age 12.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, April 14th, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, April 14th, 2023

Florida execution draws protest amid looming death penalty bills

Floridians Against the Death Penalty held vigils across the state during Wednesday's execution to voice their opposition to capital punishment.

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