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March 17th, 2020 - 5:13 pm § in Politics

It’s spring break!

The beaches in Clearwater, Florida, on March 17, 2020. The GOP governor refused to close them. Enjoy this virtual sun from wherever you’re sheltering in place. But don’t wish you were there. Wish these people weren’t there. (NBC News photo; read story here.)[...]

April 27th, 2015 - 9:13 am § in Uncategorized

Shot for riding a bike while black

Dontrell Stephens will never walk again. He was shot in the back by Palm Beach County, Florida, sheriff’s deputy in September 2013. Stephens was riding a bike and talking to a friend on his cellphone. The cop followed him because he hadn’t seen Stephens in the neighborhood before, which [...]

March 31st, 2015 - 1:26 pm § in Politics

Bigotry Beat: Florida GOP legislator goes Indiana one better

Jason Brodeur (R-Nuts) is no stranger to controversy. In 2011, in the wake of the massacre that killed 6 people and wounded Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords and a dozenĀ others, Brodeur introduced a bill in the Florida legislature that would subject any doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist w[...]