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Joe Henderson: Aramis Ayala should follow law in death penalty case, not try to make it

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I’m not a big fan of the death penalty. I think having condemned inmates spend 20 years or more on death row while their appeals play out thwarts the argument that is a deterrent. Inmate Douglas R. Meeks, for example, has been awaiting execution since March 21, 1975. He is one of 16 inmates who have been on Florida’s death row since the 1970s. And keeping inmates locked up 23 ½ a day in a cramped cell with no air…

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Claudia Rodriguez: Motorola Solutions salutes Florida first responders

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This week, Floridians are taking pause to recognize and thank the men and women who protect us as we celebrate First Responder Appreciation Week. First responders make countless sacrifices and put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. Motorola Solutions Florida employees salute them for their endless support to those in need each day and during times of crisis. At the same time, our hearts go out to the families and friends of Master Sgt.…

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Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff for Central Florida officers

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Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags at half-staff to honor two first responders killed in Central Florida. The governor issued the directive Thursday. “My wife Ann and I join Floridians across the state in praying for these officers and their families during this unimaginable time,” he said. “We ask that God provide them with much needed healing, comfort and hope.” The U.S. and Florida flags will be flown at half-staff at the County Courthouse in Orange County, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office…

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