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Gov. Scott signs bill for law officers to improve response to those suffering a diabetic emergency

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Gov. Rick Scott has signed HB 201, a bill sponsored by Tampa Democratic state Rep. Ed Narain that extends education to law enforcement officers and improve response to those suffering a diabetic emergency. Also known as the “Arthur Green Jr. Act,” the law is named after the late Arthur Green Jr., a longtime Tampa resident and community activist who was stopped by Tampa Police after driving erratically on North Central Avenue in Seminole Heights on the afternoon of April 16, 2014.  Green had swerved into oncoming…

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Tampa town hall meeting on race brings out raw emotions

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Two nights after Baltimore burned in anger at the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man who died in police custody there, mass demonstrations were held in cities like Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Denver; New York City; and Minneapolis on Wednesday night. No such protests occurred in the Tampa Bay area, but Baltimore was very much on the minds of the overflow crowd that crammed into a conference room at the Ferguson Law Center in Tampa. The subject was the…

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