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  • ‘It’s a symbol of true hatred:’ Jacksonville tire shop flies Nazi flag in Spring Park

    06/06/2024 9:42:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville tire shop had a Nazi flag flying outside a busy highway, Wednesday afternoon. The Nazi symbol was being displayed alongside the American and Palestinian flags at the 904 x 4 on Philips Hwy in Spring Park. Mixed signals over Nazi flag Drag to Resize Video LOCAL ‘It’s a symbol of true hatred:’ Jacksonville tire shop flies Nazi flag in Spring Park NOW PLAYING ABOVE Mixed signals over Nazi flag By Annette Gutierrez, Action News Jax June 05, 2024 at 9:58 pm EDT JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville tire shop had a Nazi flag flying outside...
  • Jacksonville man’s dog finds decades-old unexploded military weapon after digging in backyard

    03/25/2024 5:45:28 AM PDT · by V_TWIN · 30 replies
    actionnewsjax.com ^ | March 24, 2024 | Nicholas Brooks
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A local neighborhood is wondering how this decades-old military weapon ended up in someone’s backyard. Mathew Sims says when he picked up the military munition, he quickly realized what it was that he was holding in his hands and slowly put it back where it was. Homeowner Mathew Sims said, “Okay is this live? You panic, then you drop.” That’s what was going through Sims’s mind when he found this, an unexploded military weapon in his backyard Wednesday located at 15th Street E. Sims told us he didn’t want to be on camera but says he was...
  • Feds detail Jags ex-employee's spending on 'life of luxury' (Amit Patel stole $22 million)

    03/08/2024 5:28:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/07/24 | Michael DiRocco
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Amit Patel, the former Jacksonville Jaguars employee who deposited $22 million stolen from the team primarily at FanDuel and DraftKings, spent $5 million on a "life of luxury," including Tiger Woods' 1996 putter and $78,800 in private jets, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday. Patel also spent $275,000 to retain his attorney, Alex King, according to the filing. In the filing, prosecutors rebutted King's assertion that his client's behavior was fueled by gambling addiction and that "99% of the misappropriated funds" were used to pay back gambling losses. Instead, authorities say, $5 million went to...
  • ‘Could have killed him’: 150 live bugs reportedly pulled from man’s nose

    02/19/2024 12:03:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | February 18, 2024 | Laura Morrison
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WJW) — A Florida man is reportedly healing after a horrific amount of bugs were pulled from his nasal and sinus passages earlier this month. “Over a couple hours my face just started swelling, my lips swelled, I could hardly talk,” the patient told WTLV in Florida. “My whole face felt like it was on fire.” The patient, who was not identified, went to a nearby hospital for constant nose bleeds and pain, according to the TV station. What the ear nose and throat doctor on call found by looking inside the man’s nose, was like something out...
  • Democrat Jacksonville Mayor Celebrates Removal of Confederate Statue

    12/28/2023 9:15:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/28/2023 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    The newly elected Democrat mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, celebrated the removal of a Confederate statue in the city, which was officially gone before noon Wednesday. Democrat Mayor Donna Deegan, who won her mayoral bid in May, celebrated the removal of the statue in Springfield Park, formally known as Confederate Park. The monument in question, “In Memory of Our Women of the Southland,” depicts a mother with her two children at her side, looking down at a book upon her lap. It was erected in October 1915. The Democrat mayor, who said during her time on the campaign trail that she...
  • Ravens’ Keaton Mitchell Suffers Horrific Knee Injury While Having Outright Brilliant Game In Such A Tough, Tough Break

    12/18/2023 6:08:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 18, 2023 12:26 AM ET | ANDREW POWELL- SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT BLOGGER
    Man, this is rough … I totally feel for this kid. Baltimore Ravens fans were feeling good during “Sunday Night Football.” Not only were they headed towards a 23-7 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but they also got one hell of an upgrade on offense … until they lost it on the same night, and in horrific fashion. Ravens rookie running back Keaton Mitchell was an outright rising star during his brilliant showing against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but his pretty stat line got thrown out the window after he suffered a wicked knee injury at the beginning of the fourth...
  • Jacksonville Democrat Mayor Awards $300K No-Bid Contract to Firm that Backed Her Campaign

    10/26/2023 12:47:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2023 | OLIVIA RONDEAU
    Jacksonville, Florida, Mayor Donna Deegan (D) is facing questions after she awarded a no-bid contract worth $300,000 to a firm whose president not only donated to her campaign, but hosted an event for her at his home this year. The Democrat mayor’s deal was exposed in a Wednesday Florida Times-Union report, revealing that the city’s Professional Services Evaluation Committee recommended Deegan approve a year-long contract with Langton Consulting without seeking proposals from any other firms, despite the city typically requiring “competitive bidding.”
  • Black Activists BOO Ron DeSantis & Cry Racism Over Him Calling Jacksonville Mass Shooter A Scum Bag

    08/30/2023 2:07:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/29/23 | Black Conservative Perspective
    In the aftermath of the racially-motivated shooting in Jacksonville the media has disgustingly attempted to tie Gov. Ron DeSantis to the shooting that left three black people dead.
  • Gunman who killed 3 at a Jacksonville Dollar General stopped at different discount store before racially motivated attack: cops

    08/29/2023 2:01:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/29/2023 | Isabel Keane
    The shooter who killed three black people at a Dollar General in Jacksonville, Florida, Saturday once worked at a discount retailer — and stopped at a Family Dollar, where a security guard’s presence caused him to leave just before he carried out what police say was a racially motivated attack. Ryan Palmeter, 21, who is white, had worked at a Dollar Tree from October 2021 to July 2022, Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters said Monday. “Based off what we saw: him stopping off at the Family Dollar and working at a Dollar Tree previously and then him going to Dollar General,...
  • FL State Rep. Nixon: DeSantis ‘Has Blood on His Hands’ in Jacksonville Shooting

    08/28/2023 10:41:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/28/2023 | Pam Key
    Florida State Representative Rep. Angie Nixon (D) said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Yasmin Vossoughian Reports” that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has “blood on his hands” after a shooting in a Jacksonville Dollar General store on Saturday left three people dead. DeSantis said, “Florida, the state, and its people condemned the horrific racially-motivated murders, perpetrated by a deranged scumbag in Jacksonville at the Dollar General Store. Perpetrating violence of this kind is unacceptable. And targeting people due to their race has no place in the state of Florida.” Nixon said, “This is a governor who has done nothing but fan these types...
  • Kamala Harris Pushes Gun Control That Wouldn’t Have Prevented Jacksonville Shooting

    08/28/2023 10:39:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/28/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Vice President Kamala Harris reacted to Saturday’s shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, by pushing gun control that would not have prevented the attack. Harris released a statement Sunday noting the shooting was racially motivated and will be investigated “as a possible hate crime and act of domestic violent extremism.” She closed her statement by saying, “Every person in every community in America should have the freedom to live safe from gun violence. And Congress must help secure that freedom by banning assault weapons and passing other commonsense gun safety legislation.”
  • Shooter in Deadly Jacksonville Dollar Store Attack Purchased Guns Legally Despite Being Held for Mental Health Reasons

    08/28/2023 9:06:05 AM PDT · by Callahan · 55 replies
    TheMessenger ^ | 8/28/23 | Luke Funk
    The man who killed three people in a racist shooting in a Jacksonville Dollar General store had legally purchased the guns despite previously being involuntarily institutionalized for mental health issues, the sheriff said. Sheriff T.K. Waters called Ryan Christopher Palmeter, 21, a “maniac” but there was nothing that could have stopped him from owning firearms. “There was no flag that could have come up to stop him from purchasing those guns,” Waters said at a Sunday news conference. “They were 100% legal.”….
  • Jacksonville Dollar General shooting sees gunman kill multiple people before being shot while barricaded inside store

    08/26/2023 2:36:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-26-23 | FIONA CONNOR
    Multiple people have been shot dead at a Florida Dollar General store in Northwest Jacksonville after an armed suspect barricaded himself inside the store. Emergency services, including a SWAT team, rushed to the scene on Kings Road, Northwest Jacksonville, at around 1pm on Saturday. Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan confirmed there are 'a number of fatalities' following the incident, which saw the shooter barricade himself inside. It is believed the shooter is now dead, although it's unclear if he was taken out by police, or killed himself.
  • Ex-wife arrested in killing of Florida Microsoft executive gunned down in front of daughter

    08/17/2023 11:07:40 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/17/2023 | Selim Algar
    The ex-wife of a Florida Microsoft executive who was gunned down in front of his 2-year-old daughter last year has been arrested in Washington state and charged in connection with the killing — and prosecutors said they plan to seek the death penalty in the case. Long a suspect in father-of-four Jared Bridegan’s brutal Jacksonville Beach slaying, Shanna Gardner-Fernandez was collared after a grand jury handed down a first-degree murder indictment Thursday morning. “Shanna Gardner’s indictment acknowledges her central and key role in the cold, calculated and premeditated murder of Jared Bridegan,” State Attorney Melissa Nelson said at a press...
  • Dem Rep Who Criticized Florida’s Black History Standards Once Said ‘Jews Own Everything’

    07/25/2023 12:12:28 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 20 replies
    FloridaJolt.com ^ | 7/25/23 | Tracy Caruso
    Self-proclaimed “Demon Buster” Florida Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville, made controversial statements in the past that are now coming back to haunt her. Daniels, now a member of the African American History Task Force, is in the hot seat, along with the rest of the task force this week, regarding newly adopted standards for Black History education that some partisan politicians believe downplay the horrors of slavery. Daniels has tried to distance herself from the controversy and the DeSantis administration on the heels of Vice President Kamala Harris’s loud and inaccurate criticism. Still, past comments she’s made thanking God for slavery,...
  • Newly-elected Jacksonville mayor sets aside $500K to remove Confederate statue

    07/24/2023 10:43:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/24/2023 | Selim Algar
    The newly-elected mayor of Jacksonville has allocated $500,000 in the Florida city’s budget to remove a monument dedicated to women who lost loved ones serving in the Confederate army. Donna Deegan — a progressive Democrat who toppled her Republican opponent in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ backyard — had pledged to topple the monument and lined up the dollars to do so. “We are looking at all potential options and Mayor Deegan remains committed to removing the Springfield Park monument,” her spokesperson, Philip Perry, tweeted. Erected in 1915, the monument is one of the last Confederate memorials remaining in Jacksonville, the...
  • LEADERSHIP FAIL: Ron DeSantis ABANDONS Florida…and the City of Jacksonville Falls to a Democrat!

    05/18/2023 4:22:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 84 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | May 18, 2023 | Shane Trejo
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has abandoned his home state in recent months, gallivanting around the country and the world as part of his inevitable 2024 presidential bid.The result of DeSantis’ self-serving behavior is disaster in the city of Jacksonville where an underfunded upstart Democrat candidate beat their Republican challenger earlier this week. This means Jacksonville, which was previously the largest city in the country under Republican rule, has fallen to the Democrats. It is a massive stain on the record of DeSantis, who has been puffing his chest out about what a “winner” he is for months now.On Tuesday, Democrat...
  • ‘Fools!’: Donald Trump blames Ron DeSantis for Democrat winning Jax mayoral race

    05/17/2023 9:11:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 126 replies
    Florida politics ^ | May 17, 2023 | A.G. Gancarski
    'Ron’s magic is GONE!' Former President Donald Trump is weighing in on the Jacksonville mayoral race, which saw a Democrat win just months after Republicans carried the state handily. On Truth Social, Trump said Republican Daniel Davis’ “shocker” loss to Democrat Donna Deegan came down to Team Davis courting Ron DeSantis’ endorsement instead of that of the former President. “In a big upset, the DeSanctimonious backed Republican candidate for Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, LOST. This is a shocker. If they would have asked me to Endorse, he would have won, easily. Too proud to do so,” Trump said. “Fools! This...
  • Under fire amid teacher investigations, DCPS superintendent to retire at end of school year (teachers/staff with students, lewd behaivor - 50 cases not reported)

    05/04/2023 5:28:22 AM PDT · by Nifty · 4 replies
    News 4 Jax ^ | 5/3/2023 | Ann Maxwell
    School board chair Dr. Kelly Coker said Greene told her as early as April 17 that she was considering retirement. That conversation came about a month after the Duval County School Police Department arrested a longtime music teacher at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts accused of lewd conduct involving a student and removed three other DA teachers from classrooms as part of a probe at the school into claims that abuse had been tolerated for years.
  • Monument protection bill filed in House, Senate

    03/08/2023 10:03:37 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | March 8th 2023 | A.G. Gancarski
    Confederate monuments and others would be protected from removal, defacement and historical contextualization. Legislation in the House and the Senate would protect monuments of war from not just defacement and removal, but attempts to offer historical context. The “Historical Monuments and Memorials Protection Act” (HB 1607) was filed in the House by Rep. Dean Black, a Jacksonville Republican. It is the House companion to SB 1096, filed last month by Sen. Jonathan Martin, a Republican from Fort Myers. “We must defend and learn from our history,” Black told Florida Politics Tuesday. This includes protecting historic monuments across the state of...