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Families of cold case victims hope new initiative brings answers

Listen: Florida officials unveiled a new plan to solve cold cases: they’ll put victims’ faces on playing cards and distribute them in correctional facilities across the state.  The families gathered at a Tampa jail Monday...

The Scoop: Tues. June 11th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida is focusing on crime. St. Pete has a new Youth Care program for young felonies. And Florida jails are using cards to solve unsolved cases.

Florida hopes playing cards can help crack cold cases

Listen: State officials unveiled a new way to solve unsolved homicides Monday: they will put victims’ faces on playing cards. Law enforcement officials announced they’re bringing back an initiative used over 15 years ago –...

Andrew Warren On Justice for the Wrongfully Convicted

Twice-elected Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren discusses justice for the wrongfully convicted, the exoneration of death row inmate Robert DuBois who served 37 years for a crime he did not commit, and the following...

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

Activists plan march at Palmetto police department over alleged brutality leading to death

Activist groups are planning a press conference and march at the Palmetto Police Department after they claim a man was brutalized by police.
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Florida Supreme Court says ‘Marsy’s Law’ does not shield cops’ names

A 2018 constitutional amendment to bolster victims’ rights “does not explicitly” shield the identities of police officers from disclosure.
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Lakeland invests in body cameras for police

The Lakeland Police Department will finally get body cameras. The City Commission supported a $9.3 million package of equipment and software associated with the cameras. On Monday the city approved a 10-year contract with Exxon...

Florida Legislative Black Caucus unveils ‘fair and just’ police reforms, cites BLM movement as signal for change

Members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus cite the Black Lives Matter movement as inspiration for a set of bills aimed at what it calls ‘fair and just policing.’ The bills come as some in...
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Putting more police in Florida schools is hurting students, study finds

A new study from the University of Florida and the ALCU claims that increased policing in schools has not made schools any safer and might be doing more bad than good. The mass shooting and...

Seffner man arraigned for illegally detaining Black teen

A Seffner man was arraigned on charges of false imprisonment Wednesday. The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office said he detained a Black teenager against his will and falsely reported crimes. Listen: The young man was riding...

Author of “American Prison” Discusses Conditions For Prisoners in the U.S.

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 06/12/19 from the drop down menu https://www.wmnf.org/events/radioactivity/ Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— Corporations are making a good profit housing prisoners– what’s it...

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