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  • Harrowing video shows gang members with automatic weapons open fire on rivals in Florida neighborhood

    05/19/2024 9:00:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/19/24 | Isabel Keane
    Harrowing video captured the moment gang members with automatic weapons opened fire in a south Florida neighborhood in what police say was a targeted attack that left locals ducking for cover in the middle of the night. Footage from a neighbor’s security camera shows a group with weapons standing on a residential street in Miami Garden just after midnight Wednesday beginning to shoot as a silver Nissan approaches. At least three hooded figures can be seen crouching on the ground waiting to ambush the approaching car — then rapidly firing at the vehicle as it drives past. Neighbors said they...
  • DeSantis signs bill erasing the term ‘climate change’ from state law

    05/16/2024 12:19:52 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 21 replies
    Florida Phoenix ^ | May 15th 2024 | Mitch Perry
    The legislation deletes more than 50 lines of previous state statutes dealing with climate change. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation (HB 1645) on Wednesday that will erase several instances of the words “climate change” from state statutes and restructure the state’s fossil fuel-based energy policy that listed climate change as a priority when making energy policy decisions. The priority now is to ensure “an adequate, reliable and cost-effective supply of energy for the state in a manner that promotes the health and welfare of the public and economic growth,” as spelled out in a legislative analysis. “Florida rejects the...
  • Dem Rep. Moskowitz: ‘Biden Has Been an Absolute Champion of Jewish People

    05/15/2024 5:43:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/15/2024 | Pam Key
    Representative Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) said Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “American Reports” that President Joe Biden has been “has been an absolute champion of Jewish people.” Host Sandra Smith asked, “Congressman, as far as the politics involved, that may or may not be involved — now, I’ve sent out a tweet to that effect — if all of this is indeed the case, what do you believe is the political impact on the president’s reelection campaign as this war continues?” Moskowitz said, “Well, look, Joe Biden has been an absolute champion of Jewish people, not just as president, not just...
  • ‘In his underwear:’ Man arrested for joyriding around Vilano Beach, crashing stolen $100,000 boat

    05/14/2024 6:00:48 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 10, 2024 | Nicholas Brooks,William Clayton
    A man’s ill-fated attempt to take a joy ride on a boat he didn’t own ended in a watery mess off the shores of St. Augustine, prompting a flurry of activity on social media. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Anthony Terry found himself in hot water after allegedly stealing a woman’s $100,000 boat near Conch House Marina. The boat, now afloat but listing heavily, became a viral sensation on Facebook, with images of its accident spreading rapidly. Describing the scene, one eyewitness shared, “He approached my daughter and her boyfriend in his underwear with a...
  • Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for Donald Trump in Florida and Texas, AP sources say

    05/13/2024 6:22:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Updated 8:05 PM EDT, May 13, 2024 | BY THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for former President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, putting into action the commitment he made at a meeting with Trump last month to help his former rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, according to two people familiar with the matter. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the details have not been finalized and plans could still shift in the weeks ahead. Still, DeSantis is making calls to donors while his finance team works quickly to put together a schedule that would...
  • 'Muslim terrorists are in our midst': Florida imam calls for annihilation of all Jews

    05/13/2024 8:48:26 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/13/2024 | Joshua Klein
    Jews, who are 'tyrannical' and the 'brothers of apes and pigs' should be annihilated (...part of first paragraph deleted by my stupid browser) cording to a Florida Islamic cleric, wing “worse than the Nazis.” During a sermon at the North Miami Islamic Center in Florida in late April, Imam Di called for Allah to support “our oppressed brot well as for the total annihilation of Jews, whom he referred to as “apes and pigs” — a phrase that radical Islamists have historically used to describe Jews. “Oh Allah, annihilate the tyrannical Jews… for they are no match for You,” he...
  • 'Gangster' Florida Sheriff Tells Criminals Who Try to 'Play' His County: 'We Will Hunt You Down'

    05/13/2024 5:53:04 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | May 13, 2024 | Mike Miller
    Florida sheriffs have been making news of late for doing their jobs. I say that not as a commentary on said sheriffs, but as a sad observation that in parts of this country, violent repeat criminals rule the streets. One such Florida sheriff is Lee County's Carmine Marceno, whose hard line on criminals who think they can "play" in his county is crystal clear: My message … is clear. If you think you can deal poison and commit crime, stay clear of Lee County and all the great state of Florida. We're ready, and we will absolutely find you, hunt...
  • Poll: Donald Trump cruises against Joe Biden in Florida, RFK no factor

    05/13/2024 6:52:23 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 5.12.24 | A.G. Gancarski
    1 in 5 Democrats may not vote for Biden's re-election. New polling from the Florida Chamber of Commerce suggests that Democrats are guilty of wishful thinking when they say Florida’s too close to call in November. To the contrary, former President Donald Trump is set up for a decisive win in the Sunshine State, according to a phone survey of 609 registered voters: 223 Democrats, 256 Republicans and 130 others. In a two-man race, Trump leads Joe Biden 51% to 42%, with just 79% of registered Democrats saying they’ll vote for him. Trump, despite his legal woes and controversies during...
  • 'Queers for Palestine' Members Arrested at Disney World

    05/12/2024 7:04:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    <p>A small group of anti-Israel protesters from a Florida chapter of Queers for Palestine blocked access to Walt Disney World Saturday — and were promptly arrested.</p><p>Some fed-up drivers were seen using the shoulder of the highway to go around the demonstrators — while one angry motorist got out of his car to confront them, video showed.</p>
  • Here's What Happened When Pro-Hamas Activists Tried to Block Traffic in Florida

    05/11/2024 8:55:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/11/2024 | Matt Vespa
    Pro-Hamas activists need to nix blocking traffic for their shenanigans when they’re in Florida. The police in the Sunshine State won’t stand for it. Today, some pro-terrorist clowns tried to block traffic on a major highway outside of Disney World. Specifically, it was the Central Florida Queers for Palestine who wanted to create mayhem on the roads. Luckily, this stunt only lasted 11 minutes before police arrested them. CLICK ABOVE ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO NEW: The “Queers For Palestine” protesters who blocked the highway exit to Disney World in Orlando, FL, have been arrested by Florida Highway Patrol. I’m...
  • UCF vice chair arrested for soliciting prostitute and indecent exposure in park

    05/11/2024 10:23:32 AM PDT · by chajin · 28 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | May 11, 2024 | Gabrielle Russon
    UCF Vice Chair Harold Mills was arrested for soliciting a prostitute and indecent exposure this week after he showed his penis to an undercover agent in Altamonte Springs’ Sanlando Park, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s arrest report. “These misdemeanor allegations are being investigated independently by me and my team and as most know, facts as they unfold are often markedly different than what is initially reported,” Mills’ attorney, Mark NeJame said in a statement Saturday. “However, none of this should overshadow the immense contributions that Harold has made to the underprivileged, the arts, business and his countless employees over...
  • Poll Suggests Proposed Florida Abortion Amendment Has Enough Support to Pass

    05/10/2024 4:46:50 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/09/2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    Florida voters could narrowly pass an amendment enshrining the right to abortion in the state constitution in November. A survey by the Florida Chamber of Commerce found that 61 percent of likely Florida voters say they support the abortion amendment, above the 60 percent support needed to pass the measure. However, the results are within the survey’s ±4 percent margin of error. The poll found that 29 percent of respondents oppose the amendment, and 10 percent are undecided.
  • 'Don't worry, I shot them both': Wellington neighbor accused of shooting couple over basketball hoop dispute

    05/10/2024 12:53:45 PM PDT · by TheDon · 59 replies
    WPTV ^ | May 6, 2024 | Scott Sutton
    WELLINGTON, Fla. — A suspect accused of fatally shooting a Wellington couple on Saturday confessed to killing them over a dispute related to a basketball hoop, deputies said. ... As they were conversing, "at no point during this encounter" was Taylor Jones recorded being aggressive or threatening, detectives said. However, investigators said the video showed Scott "was clearly upset and appeared to be yelling at Taylor Jones" while both appeared to be looking and pointing toward the basketball hoop that rested between both homes. A short time later the affidavit said Scott reached into his right side and retrieved a...
  • Ben Crump Hired by Family of US Airman Killed by Florida Sheriff Deputy

    05/10/2024 2:23:47 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 100 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 8 May 2024 | Monica Sager
    The family of a 23-year-old US Airman who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff's deputy retained prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump. Roger Fortson was shot and killed inside his apartment on Friday when an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy responding to a disturbance call "reacted in self-defense after he encountered a 23-year-old man armed with a gun." "We demand accountability for those responsible for his death," Crump said in an email to Newsweek. "And we stand in solidarity with Roger's family and friends as they navigate this unimaginable loss."
  • Florida man points AR-15 in Uber driver's face, forces him to ground for dropping daughter off: deputies

    05/09/2024 3:35:27 PM PDT · by rod5591 · 113 replies
    FOX 35 Orlando ^ | 05/09/2024 | Aurielle Eady
    MILTON, Fla. - A Florida father was arrested over the weekend after pulling an AR-15 rifle on an Uber driver who dropped his daughter off at his home, according to deputies. Sean Hollonbeck, 54, of Milton, was taken to jail on charges of false imprisonment of a person and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. On May 4, shortly before 11 p.m., an Uber driver arrived at Hollonbeck's home to drop off the suspect's daughter. The young female was still in the vehicle when she saw her father run up to the driver with an AR-15 in hand and force...
  • Florida aims at expanding Safe Haven policy to discourage abortion

    05/09/2024 12:38:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | May 7, 2024 | McKenna Snow
    CV NEWS FEED // Florida legislators are working to expand current Safe Haven policy in hopes of lowering the number of abortions in the state. All states have a Safe Haven policy that allows for a mother to anonymously surrender her newborn up for adoption at participating hospitals and EMS and fire stations. Barring any signs of abuse or neglect, there will be no questions asked and no criminal charges. The specifics of the policies vary by state. In Florida, the newborn can be surrendered up to seven days after birth. The new legislation would expand the current Safe Haven...
  • Barron Trump to step into the political arena as a Florida delegate at the Republican convention

    05/09/2024 9:34:04 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 9, 2024 | Matt Dixon
    It will soon be Barron Trump’s time to step into the political spotlight. Trump, former President Donald Trump’s youngest child, who will graduate from high school next week and has largely been kept out of the political spotlight, was picked by the Republican Party of Florida on Wednesday night as one of the state’s at-large delegates to the Republican National Convention, according to a list of delegates obtained by NBC News. “We have a great delegation of grassroots leaders, elected officials and even Trump family members,” Florida GOP chairman Evan Power said. “Florida is continuing to have a great convention...
  • Florida Democrats Looking To Blame ‘Voter Purging’ If They Lose In 2024

    05/08/2024 12:30:36 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 36 replies
    Florida Daily ^ | May 8th 2024 | Ed Dean
    At a recent Central Florida Democratic club meeting, a committee member said he was outraged at what the state GOP is doing to purge voter rolls. “If we lose any close elections this year and the abortion amendment, you can blame (Gov) DeSantis and his party for rigging the outcomes due to his bill of suppressing voter turnout,” said the committee member. The new Florida state law says, ‘The supervisor of elections must conduct a general registration list maintenance program to protect the integrity of the electoral process by ensuring the maintenance of accurate and current voter registration records in...
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    05/07/2024 7:17:18 AM PDT · by FreeReign · 16 replies
    X ^ | 7:56 PM · May 6, 2024 | Matt Gaetz
    BREAKING: I was informed today by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons that my request to interview @RealPNavarro would be denied. And her reason is that Peter Navarro is “too notorious” to be interviewed by a member of Congress! John Gotti was interviewed in prison. The QAnon Shaman was interviewed in prison. Director Peters HERSELF brought NBC News THROUGH PRISONS to showcase the work of corrections that’s being done! This only vindicates the claim made by Peter Navarro that he is being held as a political prisoner.
  • Florida Bans 'Indoctrination' In Teacher-Training Programs

    05/06/2024 6:20:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/06/2024 | Patricia Tolson
    Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law on May 2 banning “indoctrination” programs for teachers.The measure, HB 1291, prohibits programs, courses, and curricula in teacher training from “distorting” historical events or promoting political ideologies regarding race, sex, and gender.Accredited postsecondary institutions can seek Florida Department of Education approval to create institutes to educate teachers on improving classroom instruction and meeting requirements for certification or recertification.They can also seek approval for instruction on educating existing and potential substitute teachers on how to perform classroom duties and to teach those with baccalaureate degrees how to become certified.However, teacher...