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  • Panel to discuss 'racial disparity' in Stand Your Ground law

    09/19/2014 1:15:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | September 18, 2014 | David Harris, Orlando Sentinel
    The mother of a teen slain at a Jacksonville gas station after he and his friends refused to turn down their music will be among the panelists at a seminar in Orlando about the controversial Stand Your Ground law. Jordan Davis' mother, Lucia McBath, will be among the experts examining whether there is racial disparity in the application or enforcement of Stand Your Ground laws. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is hosting the forum, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the grand ballroom of the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive. The forum...
  • Reports of mass shooting in North Florida

    09/18/2014 5:16:14 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 54 replies
    WKMG ^ | 9/18/2014
    BELL, Fla. - A mass shooting has been reported in a small town near Gainesville on Thursday night.The shooting was reported in the town of Bell in Gilchrest County, which is about 140 miles from downtown Orlando.It's not clear how many victims were shot, but there are reports that children were among the victims.A news conference is set for 8 p.m. Local 6 has a crew on its way to the scene.Check back for more on this developing story.
  • Sources: Howard Stern to Move to Palm Beach Permanently (reason: taxes)

    09/18/2014 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    © Copyright 2013 GossipExtra.com · All Rights Reserved ^ | September 16, 2014 | by Jose Lambiet
    PALM BEACH — No matter what his professional future holds, satellite radio star Howard Stern is planning to move to Palm Beach permanently after the $10 million-renovation of his $52 million-house is completed early next year...One of the sources added that Stern is well aware of the benefits of declaring residency in a no-income tax state like Florida and homesteading his property.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 18,2014

    09/18/2014 8:56:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 113 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Jameis Winston suspended for half vs. Clemson over obscenity incident

    09/18/2014 6:20:07 AM PDT · by safetysign · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 09/17/2014 | Jerry Hinnen
    Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles' game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU's campus. Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language.
  • Mystery man in Rick Scott attack ad unveiled, misleads about Charlie Crist and Ponzi scheme

    09/18/2014 4:46:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/16/14 | Marc Caputo and Jay Weaver
    With soft piano music in the background, an anonymous Republican in Gov. Rick Scott's latest attack ad levels an explosive claim about Democrat Charlie Crist and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein. "I got swindled by both Rothstein and Charlie," the man says. But not only is there no evidence to support this accusation about Crist, the Miami Herald has identified the man as Fort Lauderdale investor Dean Kretschmar
  • Florida State Star Jameis Winston Suspended for Obscene Outburst

    09/18/2014 4:14:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    When first I learned that top-ranked Florida State would be suspending quarterback Jameis Winston for one half of Saturday night’s game versus No. 22 Clemson, my initial thought was, Sure, the half when Clemson is on offense. Pardon my cynicism, but we have entered this turnstile before with the Seminoles’ Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.
  • Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/18/2014 2:32:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/17/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most. Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House’s handling of the border crisis and comparing the tea party to wife beaters. ....One example that sources point to as particularly troubling: Wasserman Schultz repeatedly trying to get the DNC to cover the costs of her wardrobe. In 2012,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, September 17,2014

    09/17/2014 8:56:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 17, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • 29 Cuban migrants land in Florida Keys on homemade boat

    09/17/2014 8:29:35 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Me
    LOGGERHEAD KEY, Fla. – Twenty-nine Cuban migrants have been rescued after reaching land in the Florida Keys. .... Under the "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy, most Cuban migrants who reach U.S. shores are allowed to stay. more here
  • Scott widens lead in gov's race in latest exclusive WFLA TV poll

    09/17/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WFLA-TV ^ | 9/16/14 | Lauren Mayk
    Play With Closed Captions Gov. Rick Scott widened his lead in the gubernatorial race, taking a 5-point lead over Charlie Crist, according to the latest News Channel 8 poll. Scott pulled 44 percent compared with 39 percent for Crist in the poll. Scott actually dropped a point from the 45-44 tally last week, but fared better as Crist lost support and dropped below 40 percent for the first time since the poll started this spring. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie more than doubled his share, taking 7 percent in the survey. Nine percent were undecided. Crist's lead has slipped in Southeast...
  • Hate Crime Shocks Wilton Manors Community

    09/17/2014 2:35:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Wilton Manors is a thriving town thanks in large part because of the vibrant gay community. That’s why a hate crime against a gay man has reverberated strongly through the city. The crime happened early Tuesday morning on the 2200 block of Wilton Drive. The victim said a man approached him and began calling him a gay slur. The suspect then started throwing rocks at the victim, one of which hit him in the stomach.
  • The red flag flies high again on prosecution in Michael Brown slaying

    09/16/2014 9:41:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The San Francisco Bay View - A National Black Newspaper ^ | September 16, 2014 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    A little over a year ago the debate was fierce over whether Florida state prosecutor Angela “Tough on Crime” Corey assigned to prosecute George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin would dump the case. There was good reason for the debate. Zimmerman was not a police officer. But he was seen as the next best or worst thing to it since he had close ties with law enforcement and was a one-time neighborhood watch patrol officer. This automatically bestowed on him the shield that cops have from any charges of misconduct, especially in cases where the victims of their misconduct are...
  • Satanic Temple Distributes Coloring Activity Books In Florida Schools

    09/16/2014 6:05:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | 9/16/2014
    The Satanic Temple responded to a Florida school board and judge decision allowing the dissemination of religious materials in public schools by distributing its own Satanic literature to Orange County classrooms. “In response to a recent School Board decision in Orange County, Florida that allows for the dissemination of religious materials in public schools, The Satanic Temple will be distributing educational religious material to students,” reads a statement from the group. The Satanic Temple (TST) describes itself as a group that, “facilitates the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty.” Earlier this month, a...
  • ISIS Strategy splits Rubio, Paul, Cruz

    09/16/2014 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    TheHill ^ | 9/16/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    The threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has created an opportunity for three White House hopefuls in the Senate to grab the spotlight from Republican governors. ... Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence panels has used the debate to distinguish himself as the inheritor of the muscular foreign policy worldview held by former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) While he says it would be good for president Obama to seek congressional support for military action against ISIS, he argues the president doesn't need it. Rubio supports arming...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,EDT,September 16,2014

    09/16/2014 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Charlie Crist Talks Faith And Florida, Says God’s ‘Not Happy

    09/16/2014 4:23:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ...Crist spoke to over 1,000 voters on Saturday night, in Downtown Orlando about his faith and vision for the future of Florida.... The group in attendance came in the bus loads, and the venue was at capacity. They leaned to the left as they cheered Crist’s pledge to raise the minimum wage, healthcare, and supporting policies popular with the dreamers. “I did all of this as a Republican” Crist said “Imagine what I’ll do as a Democrat!”. "....I was raised a Methodist. Raised with three sisters. It makes you appreciate women more and their rights. This I know about God....
  • Florida spends billions on toll lanes, but public has little input into how money is spent

    09/15/2014 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | September 14, 2014 | Eric Barton
    In the next decade, Florida’s biggest cities will add toll lanes to the state’s busiest highways. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost. Maybe as little as $3 billion. Maybe double that. What’s clear is that when the toll lanes across the state are complete, they will become one of the largest infrastructure projects in state history. There’s little debate that the toll lanes, also called express lanes or managed lanes, make commutes quicker for those willing to pay as much as $10 to use them. But there has been little debate about the need for the projects —...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 15, 2014

    09/15/2014 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 103 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 15, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • EXCLUSIVE — U.S. Congresswoman Lois Frankel Buys West Palm Condo at Steep Loss For Previous Owner!

    09/15/2014 7:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 9/11/14 | Jose Lambiet
    U.S. Congresswoman Lois Frankel just bought herself a nice condo in downtown West Palm Beach — and she got a hell of a deal.... Frankel’s campaign...does claim she turned downtown West Palm Beach around when she ran the city... With her recent purchase, Frankel’s now living in District 22. Good thing, since she wants to be elected for another two years in Washington, D.C.... Margi Helschien, spokeswoman for Paul Spain, Republican candidate for the seat, says she smells a rat. “Either this is a sweetheart deal, or proof of Lois’ failed downtown strategy, including the Digital Domain disaster. Either way,...
  • Charlie Crist sides with teachers union over black clergy in school choice program lawsuit

    09/15/2014 6:15:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/10/14 | Marc Caputo
    Charlie Crist is siding with the teachers union — not African-American ministers — over a new lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the state’s major school-choice program..... Crist made his choice clear Wednesday when he refused to heed the request of a major Panhandle civil-rights leader, the Rev. H.K. Matthews, who asked the Democrat to “publicly denounce” a new teacher union-led lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the major school-choice program. “You cannot stay silent on this lawsuit,” Matthews wrote. “These families deserve to know if you support or oppose the lawsuit to evict 70,000 poor — and mostly minority — children...
  • Obama to visit Centcom in Tampa on Wednesday

    09/15/2014 5:37:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 9/12/14 | Howard Altman
    ...Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. ....White House officials made it clear that there would also be no U.S. military forces on the ground in Syria to coordinate airstrikes, nor have any done so in Iraq. But as the President continues to coalesce U.S. and international efforts to “degrade and ultimately defeat” IS, and Pentagon officials say they are making headway against IS in Iraq, two former Centcom commanders offer mixed reviews of his plans. “I...
  • Pictures: Evidence photos released in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin

    09/12/2014 10:08:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    (93-PHOTOS-AT-LINK) Evidence photos released by the Fourth Circuit Court State Attorney's Office and the lawyers for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin. Sanford resident Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder...
  • Tim Tebow joining ABC's 'GMA' as contributor

    09/12/2014 9:12:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.wokv.com ^ | Updated: 10:55 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES — Tim Tebow is taking the field for "Good Morning America." ABC said Thursday that the Heisman Trophy winner is joining the program as a contributor starting Monday. Tebow will be part of the show's new "Motivate Me Monday" segment that highlights people and their stories of triumph. ABC says he'll appear in the studio and from locations across America. Tebow is an analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network. He led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2012, followed by short stints with the New York Jets and New England Patriots. When he was hired as...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Line Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 12,2014

    09/12/2014 8:41:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 106 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 12,2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Climate-Change PAC in Crist’s Corner, Raining Millions Into Scott Race

    09/12/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Rod Kackley
    Part of those activities is a new organization and political action committee, NextGen Climate, launched in 2013 by Steyer. He is using it to campaign against politicians, mostly Republicans, whom he sees as climate-change deniers. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is at the top of the list.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Never Forget!",September 11, 2014,WOR AM,EDT,M-F

    09/11/2014 8:35:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 157 replies
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  • Florida Man Falls Asleep While Robbing Home, Cops Share Hilarious Photos

    09/10/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Even Florida cops think Florida criminals are dumb: the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office posted photos of their latest Dumb Criminal on their Facebook page, a man who was robbing a house when he decided to take a nap, because why not, the bed was there. Dion Davis was eventually found by a maid who called the cops, and was quickly arrested while he rode a train to Dreamland. “He was passed out with a bag full of stolen jewelry next to him on the bed and didn’t even notice the deputies taking pictures!” the Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook, tagging...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 10,2014

    09/10/2014 8:41:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 89 replies
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  • XX marks the spot? Charlie Crist campaigning on abortion, equal pay, birth control

    09/10/2014 1:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/9/14 | Marc Caputo
    ...Charlie Crist’s campaign has teamed up with Planned Parenthood to target Gov. Rick Scott over abortion, birth control and Medicaid expansion. On Tuesday, Crist’s campaign touted its newest TV ad that seeks to paint the Republican incumbent as “extreme” for signing multiple laws restricting abortion rights and for saying he opposes the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling.
  • Doctors warn EV-D68 could affect Florida kids

    09/09/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    cfnews13 ^ | 9-9-2014 | Jeff Allen
    ORLANDO -- Health officials say there’s only been about 100 confirmed cases of the upper-respiratory Enterovirus D68 since it was identified in the 1960s. But in the past few weeks, hundreds of children in at least 12 states have been hospitalized with a serious respiratory infection, and doctors believe it’s a resurgence of the virus. The early symptoms of EV-D68 are much like the common cold. Doctors said this virus can last longer, and cause major breathing problems, especially in children with asthma. “Even patients with no prior respiratory illnesses, this virus has caused some asthma-like symptoms,” said Dr. Federico...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 9,2014

    09/09/2014 8:52:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 119 replies
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  • #BREAKING: A potential case of #Ebola is being treated at a Miami-area hospital...@CDCgov confirmed

    09/08/2014 10:36:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 145 replies
    #BREAKING: A potential case of #Ebola is being treated at a Miami-area hospital, officials from @CDCgov confirmed. http://on.nbc6.com/A1i24K6
  • University of Miami President Shalala to Retire

    09/08/2014 9:10:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 9/8/14 | Tim Reynolds
    University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she will retire next year. Shalala informed members of the school's board of trustees of her decision Monday. The 73-year-old Shalala has led Miami since 2001, overseeing two major fundraising campaigns that will eventually bring a total of $3 billion to the school....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,WELCOME BACK!,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 8,2014

    09/08/2014 8:33:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 190 replies
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  • How an Anti-Religion Group Convinced a Florida School District to Ban Team Chaplains

    09/08/2014 3:23:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/8/2014 | William Patrick
    Florida’s fourth-largest public school district is cracking down on religious expression at sporting events.Orange County Public Schools in Orlando has banned team chaplains, signs with Bible references and religious-oriented phrases from appearing on student-athlete clothing. It also prohibited religious music on game tapes.The new policies aren’t a response to complaints from parents or the school district’s 185,000 students but rather from an out-of-state anti-religion group that launched a campaign against the Central Florida high school more than a year ago.The Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the school district—roughly the 10th largest in the country—in federal court in June 2013. In...
  • War on Kids: Neighbor Begs Government to Shut Child’s Lemonade Stand

    09/06/2014 12:57:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jordan Richardson
    On the corner of Patricia Avenue and San Salvador Drive in a Dunedin, Fla., neighborhood, 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero operates a lemonade stand to raise money for summer activities with his friends and family.His stand is usually open in the afternoon, and customers line up to sample his lemonade and baked goods. “I tried the strawberry before and it’s perfect,” one customer commented, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “That’s what it’s about. He’s willing to work.”Hard work and business skills are the lessons learned in this venture. “It’s all about profit,” T.J. noted. He operates his stand with a little...
  • [Bill] Clinton rallies support for Crist in governor race

    09/06/2014 1:48:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2014 3:42 AM EDT | Michael J. Mishak
    Bill Clinton is lending his political star power to Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor who is locked in a tight race for his old job in the nation’s largest swing state. The former president on Friday headlined a rally in Miami where he implored Democrats to defy historical trends and turn out and vote in November. “We’re great at doing what’s right if there’s a presidential election on the ballot, but we’re not nearly as good as our Republican opponents are at showing up in the midterm elections,” Clinton said. “The whole shebang is going to depend on...
  • Man accused of stealing Cub Ccout's money previously convicted of murder

    09/05/2014 10:04:19 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 4 replies
    WPBF.com ^ | 9/05/14 | Chris McGrath
    Roderick Kendricks, 39, is charged with burglary and grand theft for allegedly being part of a duo that broke into a Boynton Beach home Tuesday. State records show he served 17 years in prison for the crime and was released in 2003.
  • Pam Bondi won't appeal ruling against state marriage ban

    09/05/2014 9:41:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/5/14 | Steve Rothaus
    The deadline passed late Wednesday without an appeal from Attorney General Pam Bondi's office of a Broward circuit court ruling in August that Florida's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.... ....Bondi did file appeals Thursday in two federal lawsuits brought by nine same-sex couples, the Broward case could pave the way for Florida's first same-sex divorce — and even its first same-sex marriages. ...Broward County Clerk Howard Forman said he expects to decide by early next week whether to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples... ....Bondi's office offered a terse comment as to why the attorney general did not appeal the...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 5,2014

    09/05/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 144 replies
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  • Man shot, 6-year-old injured in Liberty City

    09/05/2014 5:50:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/4/14 | Charles Rabin
    A man was shot and a 6-year-old child was injured in Miami’s Liberty City on Thursday night. The adult male, who was not identified, was shot in the leg and lower back. The child, also not identified, suffered a non-life threatening shrapnel wound, Miami police said.
  • Florida Prepaid Tuition Costs Drop [Rick Scott Victory, Media Won't Give Him Credit]

    09/05/2014 4:30:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    The Ledger ^ | 9/5/14
    ....the Florida Prepaid College Board on Thursday approved lowering the program's prices and refunding nearly $200 million to about 18,000 families, according to a news release issued by the board..... ....Gov. Rick Scott this spring approved a measure that included steps such as reinstituting a cap on the fund's payments to colleges and universities and rolling back a "differential tuition" law, which allowed university tuition increases of as much as 15 percent a year.
  • Cops: 10-year-old boy riding bike hit by stray bullet in Sanford

    09/04/2014 9:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 4, 2014 | Gal Tziperman Lotan
    Daquan Butts, who is also known as Bobo, has been identified by witnesses as the possible shooter, according to Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for the police department. (Sanford Police Department / September 4, 2014) A 10-year-old boy riding his bike Thursday night in Sanford was hit by a stray bullet after a fight escalated between two men, officials said. The child who was shot in the abdomen lost a lot of blood and was airlifted to Winnie Palmer Hospital For Women & Babies, where he underwent surgery late Thursday night, according to Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for the police department. The boy's...
  • Orlando police shopping for new $230,000 armored vehicle (At least their fifth one)

    09/04/2014 3:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 5, 2014 | Mark Schlueb
    <p>While some law enforcement agencies are snatching up free military surplus vehicles, Orlando police plan to spend $230,000 for a new armored personnel carrier for the department's SWAT unit.</p> <p>It's not the Orlando Police Department's first armored vehicle — it already has three. But the new one will replace an 8-year-old model, and the city's original one is an older piece of military surplus that hasn't been used in years.</p>
  • Holder: Civil rights probe into Trayvon Martin shooting still active

    09/04/2014 2:35:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the federal civil rights investigation into the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin remains active, noting “recent developments” in the case. The Justice Department is weighing charges against George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Martin in an incident that captured national interest. Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges more than a year ago, but the Justice Department is still running down leads as part of its civil rights probe, Holder said. “That matter is ongoing,” said Holder, who was asked about the case during a news conference announcing the...
  • Inaction in Martin’s civil rights case called disappointing (Traydmark®)

    09/04/2014 1:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Florida Courier - Sharing Black Life, Statewide ^ | September 4, 2014 | Hazel Trice Edney, Trice Edney Newswire
    Activists say Holder dropped the ball on investigation of Sanford shooting. The NAACP delivered 1.7 million signatures to the U. S. Department of Justice a year ago, requesting a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford. Despite the outrage and demands for justice after Zimmerman was acquitted of manslaughter, Attorney General Eric Holder has yet to announce a clear answer on his findings in the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old who quickly became a household name across America. Ben Jealous, the NAACP President who collected and electronically delivered the signatures says...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, September 4, 2014

    09/04/2014 7:37:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 4,2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Times poll: Rick Scott leads Charlie Crist, 41-36

    09/04/2014 7:01:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/4/14 | Adam C Smith
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott has opened up a 5-point lead over Democratic rival Charlie Crist as a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/UF Bob Graham Center poll finds Florida voters mostly optimistic about the state's economic direction but decidedly sour on their gubernatorial choices.....
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 realigns for weekend launch of ASIASAT-6 (6SEP2014/12:50AM EDT)

    09/03/2014 8:53:01 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    NASA Spaceflight.com ^ | 3SEP2014 | Chris Bergin
    SpaceX appears to have completed an evaluation into potential commonality between a failure on a test vehicle and its Falcon 9 fleet, following its now-approved request to the Eastern Range for a Saturday morning launch of the ASIASAT-6 mission. The launch, to be conducted by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket, was delayed just ahead of fueling last week, in order to triple-check its fault detection systems. ASAISAT-6 Mission: Last week’s launch appeared to be going ahead as planned, as the SpaceX team entered the Delta Launch Readiness Review (LRR). The initial LRR had cleared the flow to proceed towards rollout...