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NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Florida Department of Health data analyst Rebekah Jones is dropping a civil lawsuit alleging that state law-enforcement agents violated her rights when they searched her home and hauled away computer equipment in December. Jones’ attorneys filed a notice last week in federal court in Tallahassee that said she was dismissing […]

Rebekah Jones accused state of manipulating COVID-19 data BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State police agents on December 7 raided the home of a former Florida Department of Health employee who helped build the state’s first COVID-19 dashboard. Rebekah Jones was fired earlier this year after complaining that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration was […]

BY DAVID G. SAVAGELOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS WASHINGTON ‒ In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court said Wednesday that the 8th Amendment’s ban of “excessive fines” applies to states and local agencies, not just the federal government. The decision will limit the power of the police and state law enforcement agents to seize cars, […]

Laws include the right to remain silent, the right to deny permission to a search of your person, vehicle or home, and the right to ask for a lawyer. BY DANIEL SHOER ROTH EL NUEVO HERALD/TNS MIAMI — The anti-immigrant rhetoric and some decisions of the Donald Trump government have revived the fear of immigration […]

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS A photo has surfaced that shows University of Virginia honor student Martese Johnson shackled at the ankles as he sat on the back of an ambulance truck after a March 18 incident that sparked protests on the campus. Johnson, 20, ended up bloody and bruised during a rest outside of a bar. […]