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Florida Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform formed as Legislative Session formally begins

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With numerous criminal justice reform bills already moving through Florida House and Senate committees this year, a nonpartisan coalition called The Florida Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform announced Monday its formation on the eve of the 2017 Legislative Session. The Florida Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform includes the Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU of Florida, Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, League of Women Voters, R Street Institute, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Public Defender Association, Florida Legal Services, Florida Immigrant Coalition, New…

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Latino activists protest at Donald Trump rally in Tampa

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As thousands of Donald Trump supporters were heading into the Florida State Fairgrounds on another hot and sticky August morning Wednesday, a group of immigration activists gathered at the sidewalk in front of the main entrance gate off of U.S. Highway 301 to denounce Trump and his statements about Mexicans and immigration. Although new Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, hinted the GOP presidential nominee was rethinking his radical proposal to deport the approximately 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.,…

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