Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Unveils Bill To Stiffen Penalties for Protesters and Punish Towns That Cut Police Budgets
The parts that aren't constitutionally dubious are brainless culture-war fodder.
If so, Republicans, Democrats, the state legislature, the state Supreme Court, and Gov. Tom Wolf will all share the blame.
House Bill 1193 loosened or abolished rules governing more than 30 different professions.
Appeals Court Upholds Florida Law Requiring Felony Offenders To Pay Off Fines Before Regaining Voting Rights
The ruling is a major setback for civil liberties groups trying to re-enfranchise an estimated 775,000 Floridians with felony records.
There were four times as many incidents of physical restraint against students the year after Florida doubled the number of police in its schools.
Cheryl Weimar's case put a gruesome spotlight on Florida's troubled prison system.
The New York Times thinks so, but the data do not fit that hypothesis very well.
A Florida prosecutor's office reviewed the cases and agreed to resentencing for nearly two dozen inmates, calling it "a matter of fundamental fairness."
The Palm Beach County sheriff said he does not "condone" the behavior in the video.
His wrists were too small for the cuffs, though.
The trend means we should see declining daily deaths in the coming weeks.
The theoretical case for government mask mandates has to be weighed against the reality of their enforcement.
Meanwhile, the case fatality rate is still falling.
The state has barred hundreds of thousands of residents with felony records from voting without first paying off their court fines and fees.
Reason profiled William Forrester's 15-year mandatory minimum sentence in a 2017 investigation into Florida's draconian opioid trafficking laws.
We are starting to see the fatal consequences of the recent infection surge.
Expanded testing, a younger mix of patients, and improved treatment help explain the seemingly contradictory trends.
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
Body Camera Footage Shows Florida Cops Laughing About Using Rubber Bullets on Anti-Police Brutality Protesters
Scenes from anti-brutality protests are renewing the debate around the controversial use of rubber bullets.
The Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act "will save thousands of Floridians both time and money for years to come," says Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Previously unreleased video shows Jerry Brown didn't have much time to react before Pasco County deputies shot and killed him.
The difference implies that the virus is much less deadly than it looks, but it also makes contact tracing a daunting challenge.
The trend, which may reflect growing defiance of social distancing in some age groups, implies a lower death rate.
Will a hiring surge for school police and renewed zeal for zero tolerance policies undo years of declining youth arrests in Florida?
A law passed by Florida Republicans to limit a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to felony offenders violates the 14th and 24th Amendments, the judge ruled.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Florida Man Spits on Cops While Claiming to Have Coronavirus. Justice Department Accuses Him of 'Bioweapon Hoax.'
The War on Terror gave us federal anti-terror-hoax laws. Now the FBI is using them to punish a man who falsely claimed to have COVID-19.
Miami-Dade Antibody Tests Suggest Local COVID-19 Infections Exceed Confirmed Cases by a Factor of 16
The preliminary results imply an infection fatality rate of 0.2 percent, similar to estimates from two California studies.
Miami’s police chief orders officers to reduce ticketing and public interactions. Mayhem doesn’t ensue.
Police chief: "it is imperative that our law enforcement Officers project an image of command and authority."
A bizarre Florida “red flag” case shows the importance of safeguards that protect people’s Second Amendment rights.
"Equally guilty but wealthier felons are offered access to the ballot while these plaintiffs continue to be disenfranchised, perhaps forever."
In Broward County, judges almost never reject police petitions for gun confiscation orders.
Undercover sheriff's deputies posing as homeowners hired handymen to paint, install recessed lighting, or do other tasks that require licenses. Then they arrested them.
Former prosecutor Bennett Gershman: "The use of jailhouse informants...is one of the great abuses in criminal trials across America."