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The Scoop: Thur. May 23th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Jude blocks Florida Law that its a felony to transport immigrants in Florida

The Scoop: Wed. May 22th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

FSU lawsuit against the ACC
Andrew Warren suspended by Ron DeSantis

DeSantis insists – but provides no data – that Hillsborough County is safer since he suspended the elected state attorney

Gov. Ron DeSantis contends Hillsborough County is a “safer” place after he suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren.

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...

Middle East Shadow War, Florida Bans and “Civil War”

Patró Mabíli, ready to elucidate. Despite 2023 being deemed the hottest year on record the Republican Governor of Florida bans local governments from protecting workers from heat and limits police oversight board. Also world markets...

Tampa police, crisis center announce new program to address mental health crises

Listen: The week of April 15th is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.  Tampa Police Department and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s new program will have certain 911 calls answered by crisis intervention specialists. The...
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Ron DeSantis gets a bill that would eliminate citizen boards to review police misconduct in Florida

A controversial bill to prevent investigations of local law enforcement by civilian review boards was sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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Police can face excessive force allegations in the death of Maykel Barrera

Miami-Dade County police officers can face excessive force and wrongful death allegations in a lawsuit stemming from a 2014 death.
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A Florida Panhandle sheriff’s deputy fired shots toward a handcuffed suspect after mistaking an acorn landing for gunfire

The incident was triggered not by an actual threat, but rather by the sound of an acorn hitting an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s patrol car.

MidPoint: Homeless Camps and Other Legislative Plans

We continue our review of 2024 legislative proposals with today's focus on efforts at criminalizing "sleeping in public" and establishing homeless tent camps around the state, and the problems of private equity firms buying up...
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Senate bill banning police review boards moves forward

Listen:   A bill to dismantle police citizen review boards moved forward in the state senate on Wednesday, but critics say the bill would end a program that builds trust between police and the community....
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Lawyer, members of Tampa citizen review board, discuss proposals that could dissolve Florida’s police oversight boards

Companion proposals in the Florida legislature could dissolve police oversight boards across the state, including those in Tampa and St. Petersburg. One bill already cleared a senate committee this week. Joining The Skinny on Friday,...

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