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Florida Will Send 50 Officers To Assist Texas In Border Crisis

Florida Will Send 50 Officers To Assist Texas In Border Crisis

Kendall Tietz |CONTRIBUTOR Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state will be sending 50 police officers to Texas to help with the ongoing migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a press release. “When the Governors of Texas and Arizona reached out for help, Florida answered the call,” said DeSantis in the press release. “We are […]

Real Law, Fake News: No, Ron DeSantis Isn’t Making People “Register Their Political Views”

Real Law, Fake News: No, Ron DeSantis Isn’t Making People “Register Their Political Views”

Raw Story’s headline is disturbing: “Florida goes full fascist,” quoting a tweet referenced in the story.  “Ron DeSantis sparks furious backlash with ‘authoritarian’ campus political surveys.” “Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation requiring Florida students, faculty and staff to register their political views in surveys in an effort to promote ‘intellectual diversity’ at colleges and universities,” […]

Telling Black Children They’re ‘Permanently Oppressed’ Is Racist, Mom Says In Condemnation Of Critical Race Theory

Telling Black Children They’re ‘Permanently Oppressed’ Is Racist, Mom Says In Condemnation Of Critical Race Theory

Steven Hall, Reporter A mother gave a speech to the Florida State Board of Education on Thursday criticizing critical race theory and demanding it be removed from the classroom. Keisha King, a mother from Duval County, called it “unacceptable” to emphasize racial differences 100 years after the Tulsa riots at a public meeting of the Florida […]

Florida Bans Biological Men From Competing In Women’s Sports

Florida Bans Biological Men From Competing In Women’s Sports

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday banning biological males from women’s sports. The governor signed the bill on the first day of Pride Month, sparking a backlash from LGBTQ advocates, though DeSantis said the law was not intended to be a message. “First of all it’s not […]

Ron DeSantis Will Pardon Those Charged With COVID Crimes

Ron DeSantis Will Pardon Those Charged With COVID Crimes

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter . Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday evening that he will be pardoning Floridians charged with violating COVID-19 mask or social distancing restrictions. The Florida Republican broke the news on “The Ingraham Angle” to Mike and Jillian Carnevale, gym owners who face jail time for allowing their members to workout maskless. […]

Border Patrol Union Chief: Plan To Release Migrants In Florida Was Politically Motivated

Border Patrol Union Chief: Plan To Release Migrants In Florida Was Politically Motivated

Stephanie Hamill | Video Columnist WATCH:  National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd says he thinks the original plan to release migrants in Florida was politically motivated. In May, U.S. Customs and Border Protection was planning to send thousands of migrant families to South Florida, but the plan was abandoned after Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others […]

Police Confiscate Gun from Kindergartner

Police Confiscate Gun from Kindergartner

Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter   Police confiscated a handgun from an Ohio kindergarten student after someone saw the child carrying a suspicious object into school. Columbus Division of Police received word of a 6-year-old boy walking with “what appeared to be a heavy object” in his pants, according to the department’s Facebook […]

Desantis Suspends Sheriff After Poor Response to Parkland Shooting

Desantis Suspends Sheriff After Poor Response to Parkland Shooting

Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter   Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday after his poor response to the Parkland high school shooting Feb. 14, 2018. Effective immediately, I am officially suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for his repeated failures, incompetence and neglect of duty. […]