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The Florida Legislature had quite a time in its now concluded 60-day session—quite a time passing legislation that will hurt Florida and Floridians—after limiting public access to testimony. Public access, public comment and public protests hold governments accountable. When governments around the world restrict public participation, they can do whatever they want. Sadly, the 2021 […]

As a retired member of the Florida State House of Representatives, I am appalled and disgusted with the recent passage of the Georgia state law restricting voting. This coupled with the vile and abusive mistreatment by the Georgia Capitol Police (GCP) of Georgia State House Representative Park Cannon. This legislation is a solution in search […]

ASSOCIATED PRESS KISSIMMEE — A police officer in Florida has been fired for making social media posts supporting the Capitol riot and posting other comments considered insensitive. The Kissimmee Police Department fired Andrew Johnson last week. Johnson’s Facebook posts, on topics like the Black Lives Matter protests, the Capitol insurrection and the presidential election, were […]

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis warned Tuesday that law enforcement “reinforcements” will be on hand if anyone plans to participate in armed protests at the state Capitol. “If anything is disorderly, we’re going to act very quickly. Don’t worry about that,” DeSantis said during an appearance Tuesday in […]

The mob in the streets, the Republican mob in the Senate, and assorted police are partners in the coup at the Capitol. The glue holding this band of brothers together is Black disenfranchisement and a pledge to White Supremacy. Remember Tulsa, the Black Wall Street massacre of 1921. Police deputized White thugs to destroy this […]

BY KEVIN FREKING AND ANDREW TAYLOR ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The scene in the U.S. Capitol seemed jarringly disconnected. Inside the House chamber, the nation’s lawmakers spoke with solemnity about democracy, the rule of law and the words of Abraham Lincoln as they undertook a vote to remove the president from office. They wore masks, […]

Florida Republicans decried the violence at the pro-Trump protest but appeared careful not to condemn the president. BY RYAN DAILEY NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida Republicans decried scenes of chaos and violence in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building and shut down congressional debate over the […]