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Consumers May Stop Using Name Brand Goods Based On Political Correctness, New Survey Finds

The survey of 2,000 Americans focused on consumers’ views of businesses and the media coverage dealing with systemic racism.
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Florida Delegation Reacts to Chauvin Verdict

Chauvin was found guilty of charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. The trial received national attention and raised debates about law enforcement, race, police brutality and other issues.
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Nikki Fried Urges Fellow Florida Cabinet Members to Push for More Diversity in State...

The letter follows a July 10 letter from Fried to state agencies overseen by the Florida Cabinet asking for their current policies on diversity, inclusion, and discrimination, as well as plans to update their policies.

Emily Mooney: To Ensure Equal Justice Under the Law, Florida Needs to Improve Youth...

“Youth diversion” refers to programs and policies that steer children away from the traditional criminal justice process. In Florida, diversion can happen when a police officer gives a young person a warning or civil citation in lieu of an arrest, or when youth are referred to community-based diversion services rather than being detained or adjudicated.

Orlando Magic Leading Voter Registration Efforts in Central Florida

The season is over for the Magic after being knocked out of the playoffs, but its players are following through with their promises, making a major effort to push people to the polls.

Nikki Fried Unveils Changes to Make FDACS More Inclusive, Including Reforming Law Enforcement Reforms

On Thursday, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced a series of policy and procedure changes within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) which, her office insists, will “create a more racially inclusive and equitable state agency” including changes on “the use of force, de-escalation, and excessive force intervention by the department’s law enforcement office, updated discrimination complaint procedures, and other changes.”

Party Lines Hold in Florida Delegation on Police Reform Bill Vote in the House

The bill, which was named after George Floyd whose death while in police custody, sparked conversations on law enforcement and rest and generated national protests, some of which have led to unrest and violence, is not expected to clear the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate.

Marco Rubio Takes Aim at ‘Crazy Radicals Who Hate and Want to Destroy this...

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor regarding racial discrimination, civil society and those exploiting ongoing protests to cause chaos following the death of George Floyd.

Greg Steube Slams ‘House Democrats’ Radical Approach on Public Safety Reforms

This week, Steube continued to focus on law enforcement issues, including holding a virtual roundtable with several Florida sheriffs. 
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Potential VP Candidate Val Demings Weighs in on Police Reform, Racism She Faced in...

Increasingly in the national spotlight as a potential running for former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., opened up about several topics including her childhood in Jacksonville and reforming the police in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. 

Greg Steube Champions Resolution Condemning Efforts to Defund the Police

Steube brought out the proposal on Monday and weighed in on why he had introduced it.

Val Demings Wants Intelligence Director to Ensure Other Countries Not Trying to Spread False...

On Thursday, Demings and U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., both members of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), wrote U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe about the possibility that foreign powers could be looking to help divide the U.S. during the protests which have grown more prominent after the death of George Floyd through false information and other efforts.