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Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

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An undercover police officer is never heard identifying himself before he fatally shot a black drummer whose car had broken down on the interstate, according to evidence released Tuesday by prosecutors who have charged him with manslaughter. The Palm Beach County state attorney’s office released thousands of documents, photos and video and audio recordings to former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja‘s attorneys and the public, including recordings of two phone calls and Raja’s interview with investigators hours after the…

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Darryl Rouson and Ed Narain battle it out on policy in SD 19 NAACP sponsored debate

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The issue of school choice and vouchers is a touchy one for Democrats. In the Democratic Party platform that was completed last weekend in Orlando, it declares support for “high-quality public charter schools” and opposition to “for-profit charter schools focused on making a profit off of public resources.” The national NAACP, however, is against public support for school choice and vouchers, saying it takes away resources for public schools. At an NAACP sponsored campaign forum Tuesday night with the four Democrats running for the Senate District 19 seat in South…

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Body camera bill poised for House vote

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A bill to require the use of body cameras for Florida law enforcement officers is ready for a vote before the full House after getting final approval in a committee. The House Judiciary Committee passed HB 93 by Rep. Shevrin Jones by a unanimous vote Thursday. Jones, a Broward Democrat, said his bill would provide comprehensive protections for residents  and law enforcement officers both. Florida has seen a rash of shooting deaths at the hands of police in recent years. Criminal justice reform advocates say…

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