Tag Archives: Florida Senate

The Point, Nov. 14, 2023: Gainesville’s finance director resigns

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DeSantis suspends Orlando-area prosecutor

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday suspended Orlando-area State Attorney Monique Worrell, accusing the prosecutor of “neglecting her duty” and being lax on criminal enforcement. DeSantis’ suspension of Worrell, elected in 2020 as state attorney for Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit in Orange and Osceola counties, marks the second time …

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Gainesville man receives 30-year sentence for violent courtroom attack on his defense attorney

A man who punched his defense attorney in the head during his trial at the Alachua County Courthouse in November, fracturing his skull, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday. The assault prompted an amendment to legislation that raises the penalties for violent offenders who attack a defense attorney or public defender acting in their courtroom capacity.

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NAACP issues travel advisory for Florida: “open hostility” toward African Americans

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks, Feb. 15, 2023, at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The NAACP issued a travel advisory for Florida Saturday, citing recent legislation signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The civil rights organization describes recent legislation as a “relentless and systemic attack on democracy and civil rights” against African Americans, LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color.  “We will not allow our rights …

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