Charging teen with felony after science experiment mishap contributes to school-to-prison pipeline

I guess the folks in Florida are more than serious about making sure it’s precisely following the school-to-prison protocol. Kiera Wilmont, a 16-year-old student at Bartow High School in Florida, has charged with a felony and expelled from school after a science experiment she did resulted in an 8-ounce bottle cap to pop and produce […]

Fired sergeant: Trayvon Martin targets were “no-shoot training aids”

Showing up to work with targets that resemble Trayvon Martin is not a smart decision. So, why did a police sergeant in Brevard County, Florida, do just that?! Sergeant Ron King is now out of a job due to his actions. Officials with Port Canaveral said a police sergeant has been fired after he brought […]

“If he had answered him in the appropriate manner,…there wouldn’t be any problem.”

Editor’s note: I meant to publish this on Friday, but I got sidetracked by a night in the ER and a busy weekend.  Those were the words of Frank Taaffe, a friend of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after a confrontation with the unarmed black teen. Taaffe (left) last week went […]

Judge halts Florida’s drug testing law

A federal judge in Florida on Monday temporarily blocked a law requiring welfare applicants to undergo drug testing before receiving public benefits. The judge noted the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Judge Mary Scriven ruled in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of a 35-year-old Navy veteran and […]

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