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Video: school bus driver hurls racist insults at children

A former Florida school bus driver was caught hurling racist epithets about black students during a rant on a cell phone video. For 10 years, Pamela Michener had been working with the Sarasota school district as a bus driver before resigning in May. 

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Update: Marissa Alexander denied new hearing, still faces 60 years in prison

A Florida judge has denied Marissa Alexander a new self-defense hearing after finding that the recent addition of a “warning shot” provision to the state’s Stand Your Ground law could not be applied retroactively.  The law allows someone to fire without retreat if they have a “reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great […]

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Florida cops with ties to the KKK leave department

Two members of the Fruitland Park, Florida police department resigned amid allegations that they were associated with the Ku Klux Klan.  The allegations were contained in a confidential  FBI report provided to police Chief Terry Isaacs by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and led to the resignation of Deputy Chief David Borst and the dismissal of […]

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Florida officials says he shouted n-word at shoppers to protect himself

A Florida city commissioner apologized after admitting that he used the n-word because he “felt threatened” during a road rage incident Sunday.

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Activists call for Mother’s Day Week of Action in support of Marissa Alexander

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The Free Marissa Mobilization Campaign is calling for a Mother’s Day Week of Action on May 9-18. The campaign is an effort to build support for Marissa Alexander’s freedom, an African American mother and survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, Fla. 

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Teen graduating from high school, college at the same time

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16-year-old Grace Bush is accomplishing the unthinkable. The South Florida teen is not just set to collect a high school diploma, but one from college as well.

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Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected

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According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

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Florida House passes bill that would allow owners to conceal weapons at public events

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The Florida House has passed a bill that would allow gun owners to conceal their weapons in public during hurricane evacuations, riots and toxic events. The bill, HB 209, passed 80-36. 

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Pastors call for Angela Corey to offer original plea deal to Marissa Alexander

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Jacksonville area pastors are calling for Florida State Attorney Angela Corey to offer Marissa Alexander the same plea deal she rejected before she was convicted of three count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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Woman shoots mother, claims stand your ground

A mother of six says who she was forced to shoot he mother in self-defense is claiming immunity under the controversial stand your ground law. Surveillance video of the 2011 incident from a Florida food mart shows Shireeka Wilson being attacked by her mother, Valerie Rushing. 

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