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State attorney: Law enforcement to look into Andrew Gillum’s email

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The office of State Attorney Jack Campbell in Tallahassee confirmed reports that he has advised Leon County or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to look into whether Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a newly announced Democratic candidate for governor, illegally used city software to send out campaign email. “I can confirm there have been allegations; a complaint has been made. And that it has been referred to an investigative agency,” said Assistant State Attorney Eddie Evans of Florida’s 2nd Judicial…

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Mark Ober picks up endorsement from Bob Martinez in 13th Circuit race

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Republican Mark Ober picked up an endorsement from former Florida Gov. Bob Martinez and his wife Tuesday in the race for State Attorney in the 13th Judicial Circuit. “We first met and supported Mark Ober for State Attorney in 2000. Mark and his talented team are professional in carrying out their duties as prosecutors,” the former governor said. “Mark is fair, honest and ethical as he carries out his prosecutorial responsibilities. We have been well served with Mark Ober as…

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Pinellas top lawyers, Bob Dillinger and Bernie McCabe, running for re-election in 2016 with eyes on mental health issues

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Pinellas’ top lawyers, Bob Dillinger and Bernie McCabe, want four more years. Dillinger, 65, has been the public defender for Pinellas and Pasco counties since ’96. McCabe, 67, has represented the same area — Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit — as the state attorney since ’92. They’ll be running for their sixth and seventh consecutive terms, respectively. Saint PetersBlog recently spoke with each candidate, and atop both of their future to-do lists, should they get re-elected, were mental health related issues. “I…

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Palm Beach County quits prosecuting panhandlers

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Palm Beach County’s state attorney no longer will prosecute panhandlers under the “obstruction of public streets” statute, saying the state law is legally flawed. The action heads off a hearing on the constitutionality of the law that could have bounced all the way to the state Supreme Court. West Palm Beach police arrested Elizabeth Annese, 29, on April 22 as the homeless woman collected money near Palm Beach International Airport. She had stepped off the median, violating the law, which makes…

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The post the Brian Blair campaign doesn’t want you to read: Fraternal Order of Police endorses Blair in H-47

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I imagine somewhere in the Fraternal Order of Police’s mission statement it probably says something about the organization and its members being dedicated to, you know, keeping people safe. Especially children. Especially children from abusive parents. In fact, on its website, it states that the FOP’s job is “to promote and foster the impartial enforcement of law and order.” It just makes sense: the police are the ‘good guys’ who arrest the ‘bad guys’ who hurt children. What I doubt…

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The post the Brian Blair campaign doesn’t want you to read: Fraternal Order of Police endorses Blair in H-47

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I imagine somewhere in the Fraternal Order of Police’s mission statement it probably says something about the organization and its members being dedicated to, you know, keeping people safe. Especially children. Especially children from abusive parents. In fact, on its website, it states that the FOP’s job is “to promote and foster the impartial enforcement of law and order.” It just makes sense: the police are the ‘good guys’ who arrest the ‘bad guys’ who hurt children. What I doubt…

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