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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Death penalty changes in effect Florida judges and lawyers are grappling with what to do in the wake of the latest change to the state’s ever-evolving death penalty system. The Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., September 11, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Florida Automated Vehicles Summit The Florida Automated Vehicles Summit took place in Downtown Tampa last week. The conference is a look ahead to the future of transportation.   The future of abortion The Florida...
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2022 was record year for anti-Semitic incidents, report shows

Listen: CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Johnathan Greenblatt, says that 2022 was a historic year for anti-semitism. “These incidents are an ugly manifestation of this growing belief and this normalization of anti-Semitic ideas, anti-Jewish growth,...
Rev. Andy Oliver of Allendale United Methodist Church, supports LGBTQ rights

St. Pete church hosts LGBTQ+ self-defense classes amidst hate-based violence

An LGBTQ grassroots collective is hosting self-defense classes at a St. Pete church amidst rising hostility to the community.
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Tampa Bay leaders decry the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes

The FBI reported an 80 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes in one month, and say that Jews are the most targeted group for hate crimes, with Muslims second. An on-line forum to stop anti-Semitism...

After St. Pete Pride, revelers were confronted by masked men with Nazi flag

Early on Sunday morning, when there were still hundreds of revelers from Saturday’s St. Pete Pride parade on the streets of the EDGE District, masked men in the bed of a pick-up truck hoisted a...
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Uptick in Florida hate crimes since Trump’s election

Since the election of Donald Trump, incidents of hate crimes have increased; in Tampa — like other places in the country — a mosque has been set on fire by an arsonist and a Jewish...
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Tampa-area mosque arson being investigated as hate crime

In a news release, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said an intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a mosque early Friday in Thonotosassa just outside New Tampa; the mosque arson is also being investigated as...

Since Trump’s election, Tampa-area immigrants are on edge

The Southern Poverty Law Center has documented 23 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation in Florida since the election of Donald Trump and they’ve counted more than 400 nationwide; in the Tampa Bay area advocates...

Uhurus respond to church shooting in Charleston

Uhurus respond to church shooting in Charleston

Hillsborough County Bully Busters Bus Benches

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay hosted a press conference today promoting a program to stop bullying in Hillsborough county schools. Near Lowry Park Zoo, representatives of participating organizations exhibited a bench from their new campaign....

USF Hate Crimes Summit

An all-day event at the University of South Florida today focused on building awareness and direct action to solve hate crimes issues in Florida and around the nation. It was sponsored by the College of...

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