Law Enforcement

Justin Garcia

Justin Garcia talks about his reporting on local police departments

We talk about police issues with Justin Garcia, who is the Tampa Bay Times’ state and local accountability reporter.

Activist groups speak out after USF police arrests protestors

Four demonstrators were arrested and charged by USF police while protesting at the school. They spoke out at a press conference today.

Florida Commission on Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues Its Interim Report

Florida Commission on Mental Health issued its interim report calling for major changes in the accessibility and delivery of mental health services and changes to legislation affecting the criminal justice system's response to arrestees with...

A challenge to Florida prison solitary confinement ends

The Florida Department of Corrections has fended off a lawsuit over the use of solitary confinement in prisons.

Energy, economic liberation and People Power

A discussion about fusion energy and its by-products deuterium and tritium. And Black liberation as it relates to energy production and economic progress.

Redemption Radio

Thad Bereday, host of the Redemption Radio podcast, a former lawyer and former prison inmate, and his pastor, Rev. Justin LaRosa of The Portico, a non-traditional, social justice-focused church in downtown Tampa, both join Shelley...

Reforms to Tampa’s “toothless” Citizens Review Board could make it onto the March ballot

Tampa voters could vote on reforms to the city's Police Citizens Review Board in March, if city leaders approve the move during an upcoming workshop.

MidPoint: Legal issues in the news

Former Chair of the Florida ACLU Legal Panel James Shaw Jr. joined Shelley for an open discussion to share some of the interesting legal issues in the news.
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Judge allows police budget challenge to advance in Florida

Lawsuit advances challenging part of a protest law that lets the FLorida governor & Cabinet override local decisions about police spending.

MidPoint: Are Russian influence agents operating in local politics?

New federal criminal charges against Alexandr Ionov, a fugitive Russian national, allege a malign foreign influence operation in St. Petersburg, FL elections. Noted national security journalist Marcy Wheeler, aka @emptywheel, and Prof. Golfo Alexopoulos, Dir....
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Listen to the WMNF News morning headlines for Friday, Aug 5

WMNF headline news stories from Friday morning, August 4, 2022, including Andrew Warren responding to his suspension by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Andrew Warren

Listen to the WMNF News afternoon headlines for Thursday, Aug 4, including Gov. DeSantis’ suspension of Andrew Warren

WMNF headline news stories from Thursday, August 4, 2022, including that Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren.

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