When I am speeding 34mph in a 30mph no passing zone and someone is riding by bumper honking their horn and waving the finger at me, I will generally slow down to about 25mph, just to get them a little more pissed off. Who the hell are they, that I should alter my agenda for them?
By David Porter I sent this note to the OPD chief this morning: Dear Chief Rolon, I was dismayed by your My Word in the Orlando Sentinel. Based on what I read, you apparently think the protests and criticism of police are the fault of social media and can be fixed with public relations. Small tweaks to the use-of-force policy are insufficient. You and I both know the recent obscene acts of police violence in Minneapolis and Atlanta can happen in Orlando 5 minutes from now because within the ranks of OPD there are cops who are: racist, rude, brutal, trigger-happy, stupid, and dangerous.
Monique Worrell for State Attorney If you watched the debate tonight you may remember that I was asked a question about my experience as a prosecutor. This question was designed to highlight the fact that I have not prosecuted cases, as a weakness. I disagree. I believe it is one of my greatest strengths. In a time where the nation is calling for criminal justice reform, when black and brown people continue to be murdered without accountability, why would we entrust reform to those who have been complicit in the execution of the very policies that are in need of reform?
By Natalie Jackson, Esq. Dear Ryan Williams: Why are you lying about your prosecution of #NOELCARTER when you should just apologize to him?
Why are you willing to continue slandering NOEL CARTER'S name by accusing him of "putting his hands on a woman" and insinuating that he is a woman beater when you know that the woman in question said that did not happen and Noel wouldn't hurt her? In fact, YOU DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO OBTAIN THE WOMAN FOR TRIAL BECAUSE SHE TOLD YOU THAT THE ACCUSATIONS MADE BY THOSE DIRTY COPS THAT NOEL "BATTERED" HER BY TOUCHING HER ELBOW WAS UNTRUE!!
By David Ayala Hello FB Friends & Family, Out of respect for my wife I stayed silent about the State Attorney race because her Chief Assistant is running, and I knew it could create tension. But my silence ends today. I can't be silent while our community is hurting and she's taking shots that minimize the work that has been done. I watched how she distanced herself from Aramis and it didn't feel good. She did her job as Chief Assistant, but nothing more, in my opinion. I think our community deserves someone who is bold about the need to build on the past few years.
Commissioner Regina Hill posted information that she said was very disturbing to her. She posted new guide lines for obtaining a home through Habitat for Humanity. One qualifying guideline for the applicant is to not have a medical write off. Commissioner Hill believes that rule will stop up to 75% of the people hoping for a Habitat home. Also, you need a (640) credit score and annual income of at least $30,000 to qualify! Other rule changes make it clear that Habitat for Humanity has joined Mayors Demings and Dyer in speeding up District 5 gentrification.
By Dr. Tim Adams Black people have had lands taken from us in the so-called Parramore Area every year since 1920 by use of various racially disparate means, primarily redlining!
The records are very accurate that show insidious action by elected and appointed officials to deprive African American business owners of opportunities, equal access to financing that egocentric ethnic group business persons have had access to.