Ryan Torrens Florida Democratic Candidate for Attorney General

Ryan Torrens, candidate for Florida Attorney General

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Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General Ryan Torrens

On the first part of Tuesday’s Radioactivty, host Rob Lorei spoke with attorney Ryan Torrens, a Democrat who is running for the office of Florida’s Attorney General. The election is next year but the race to replace the current attorney general, Pam Bondi, is already underway.

Efforts by some to have the Confederate statue removed from in front a Hillsborough County government building

Wednesday at the Hillsborough County Commission meeting, Commissioner Les Miller was planning to revisit the question of possibly removing a Confederate veterans memorial statue from in front of a County building in downtown Tampa. Last month, in a four to three vote, the county commission decided to keep the statue in front of the county court annex building on Pierce Street. Since that vote one of the commissioners, Victor Crist,  who voted yes now says he is open to moving the statue off county property.

Rob spoke to Jae Passmore, who is a U.S. Army Veteran, Black Lives Matter activist, and member of the Hillsborough County Community Protection Coalition. He was also joined by Yvette Lewis, President of the Hillsborough County NAACP, and Dayna Lazarus, an activist and organizer with Organize Florida.

To listen back to this interview from Tuesday, July 18, 2017 click here.

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