Tag: mike williams
Ron DeSantis Picks Pat Ivey to Lead Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on an Interim Basis
This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Pat Ivey, who has more than 25 years of experience working in law enforcement in Jacksonville, as the interim sheriff overseeing the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Under fire after reports...
Almost Every Sheriff in Florida Backs Ron DeSantis for Reelection
Most sheriffs in Florida--59 of the 67 across the state--announced on Monday they were backing Gov. Ron DeSantis in his reelection campaign. “Florida’s sheriffs are on the front lines protecting our communities, and it is...
Florida Black Lives Matter Supporters: Our Protests Treated Differently than Mob that Stormed the...
Ben Frazier, the president of the Jacksonville Northside Coalition, said there was a difference in how BLM protesters and the pro-Trump mob were treated by police. Five people, including a police officer, were killed in last week’s violence.
Donald Trump: No Republican Convention in Jacksonville
Last month, Jacksonville was penciled in to host much of the convention, which was scheduled from August 24 through August 27, even while much of the convention’s business was to be held in North Carolina.
Florida Taxpayers Losing Millions Through Food Stamp Fraud
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis says taxpayers are losing millions due to fraud and abuse of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program.
More Florida Cities Looking At Decriminalizing Marijuana
State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, has proposed decriminalizing possessing a small amount of marijuana possession but the idea has drawn fire.
Jacksonville Leaders Partner Up With Jimmy Patronis to Fight Fraud
Earlier this month, Patronis unveiled “Fraud Free Florida” which is “aimed at better coordinating collective investigative efforts to protect Florida’s large population, especially seniors, from scam artists.”
Rick Scott Reels in the Support of Overwhelming Majority of Sheriffs in Florida
At an event in St. Petersburg, Scott unveiled the support of 55 of the sheriffs who help lead law enforcement in the state’s 67 counties.