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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...

DeSantis signs bills to shield police

Governor Ron DeSantis appeared at Tallahassee this morning to sign two bills regarding law enforcement. Listen: SB 184 First, the Halo Bill shields police from harassment if they are “actively doing their job.” That means...
Free Gun locks event via Winter Haven Police Department (Florida)

The Winter Haven Police Department is giving away gun locks

The Winter Haven Police Department will begin a giveaway of gun locks to ensure citizens have the proper security for their guns at home.
Two police officers standing on a wet street at dusk on a cloudy day, with red lights reflecting off the ground

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,...

The Right To Protest

The Tampa 5, female protesters arrested at USF, will not face trial but have agreed to community service as part of a year-long diversion program. Why did the police escalate the physical contact if there...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., December 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police officer arrested A St. Petersburg Police Officer, Christian Collins, has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. He will undergo an internal investigation through the Office of Professional Standards.   Attempt to let...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., December 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida GOP chair is subject of rape investigation The chair of Florida’s Republican Party, Christian Ziegler, is the subject of a rape investigation. A heavily redacted incident report from the Sarasota Police Department has several...

Lies, Conspiracies, Apocalypticism and Political Intimidation

The Community discussed the tendency in the U.S. to embrace apocalyptic thinking, conspiracy theories and the distrust of attempts to hold their leaders accountable. The founder and President of Public Religion Research Institute, Robert P....
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Cops called on librarians Books are being challenged in schools across Florida. Members of the right-wing group Moms for Liberty have even called the police on librarians in Florida’s panhandle.   Cease-fire resolution rejected The...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police presence in Ybor City 100 officers were patrolling in their vehicles, on foot, by bike, and on horseback in Ybor over the weekend. Two sixteen-year-olds were arrested for felonies. Police made nine other felony...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., November 3, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Special session Amid a rise in anti-Semitism and the war between Israel and Hamas, Florida lawmakers plan to help bolster security by flowing $25 million into Jewish day schools and preschools and another $10 million...

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