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House wants to conceal murder witnesses’ identities

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The Florida House is poised to approve a bill that would conceal the identities of those who have witnessed a murder from public records. House members prepared the bill for a final vote on Wednesday after the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Cynthia Stafford, said it would encourage murder witnesses to come forward and bring perpetrators to justice. If passed, the bill would keep witnesses’ personal information confidential for two years after the murder occurred. The Florida First Amendment Foundation has scrutinized…

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