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Governor Rick Scott passed a bill May 22 that will allow for concealed carry of a weapon without a license for 48 hours after a mandatory evacuation has been ordered during the state of an emergency. Although it is already a law, some are questioning details pertaining to certain aspects of the bill.
Gainesville City Commission passes a motion for the management of Dignity Village. The motion begins the process of addressing safety issues and concerns regarding the logistics of the community.
Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.
A Gainesville Police Department recruitment video has raised concerns over how it portrays how the police interact with the community. The video included scenes of police officers making arrests, chasing suspects and weapons training.
Two people were arrested for armed robbery and assault in Gainesville after a car chase and manhunt on the University of Florida campus. The suspects are being charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and other additional pending charges.
University of Florida football player J.C. Jackson has been released on $150,000-bond. Jackson was arrested Monday after turning himself in for his involvement in an armed robbery.
GPD has reported and incident of prowling and exposure in the Gainesville area. The incident occurred on Thursday morning.
An abandoned house in Gainesville became a home for a group of individuals that call themselves “dirty kids.” The dirty kids feel that they are different from homeless people.
Though workers at GRACE Marketplace said the shelter is a safe space, increased security efforts are being made. These efforts include an overnight staff and security-camera installation.