GEO Group employees and its political action committee have given more than $250,000 to the campaigns of Sen. Marco Rubio. Gov. Scott has received more than $800,000 while Sen. Bill Nelson, whom Scott is challenging this November, has received $19,000, according to a Times analysis of federal campaign data. Trump is a big recipient of GEO-asssociated money, and last year the company held its annual conference at Trump’s Doral golf resort. (It denies any attempt to influence policy.) … [Read more...] about Who’s holding immigrants in Florida? Private vendors, feds and county sheriffs, too.
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Commission members then grilled Runcie on the district's communication with law enforcement and procedures for dealing with active shooters. Several pointed out that the district still hadn't created a policy mandating the marking of "hard corners," areas in a classroom a shooter can't hit from the door's window. … [Read more...] about Criticized Deputy Doesn’t Testify Before MSD Commission, BSO Sheriff Appears
"A masked bandit!," Pinellas County Sheriff's Office captioned a photo of the perp on Facebook." The raccoon is shown perched atop the bathroom cabinet with its tail hanging down, one paw in the cabinet, the other gripping the mirror for stability. … [Read more...] about Cop Takes Selfie After Catching Raccoon Rifling Through Woman’s Bathroom Cabinet
"We all know race is a factor in this case," Crump said at a news conference outside the Clearwater courthouse. Crump said that if McGlockton was white and Drejka was black, "does anyone doubt that he (Drejka) would have been arrested and taken to jail, if he would have not been shot right there in the parking lot?" … [Read more...] about Attorney: Parking Lot Shooting of Florida Man ‘Cold-Blooded Murder’
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