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Andrew Warren slams proposed bill that would shift the burden of proof in Stand Your Ground cases

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Elected on a platform of wanting to reform much of Hillsborough County’s current system of justice,State Attorney Andrew Warren is voicing his strong opposition to a measure pending in the Florida Legislature that would shift the burden of proof in ‘Stand Your Ground’ self-defense cases. The bill, sponsored by Fleming Island Republican Rob Bradley (SB 128), would shift the burden of proof to prosecutors during evidentiary hearings in self-defense cases. It stems from a Florida Supreme Court ruling in 2015 that…

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Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels pledges transparency at impassioned swearing in

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Outside the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, protesters gathered. Inside, hundreds of people packed into the lobby, where the public swearing-in of Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels was held Monday evening. Organizers delayed the start of the ceremony for 40 minutes while they figured out where to put all the supporters, colleagues and curious citizens as the county’s first black sheriff prepared to take office. “Darryl Daniels was elected because of the content of his character, not the color of…

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