A number of citizens voiced support for Taylor Biro via email or in person during Thursday’s meeting of the Tallahassee Citizens Police Review Board. Biro – a member of the CPRB – has been under fire for her anti-law enforcement views. The Florida PBA Big Bend Chapter is calling for the removal of Biro for “promoting an inappropriate, incendiary, and anti-police message.” The issue is expected to be addressed at the December 7th city commission meeting.
As part of the Killearn Country Club multi-phase renovation project, the demolition of the clubhouse facility will begin on Friday, December 2nd. The demolition of the clubhouse will clear the site for construction of new amenities. See video here.
Tallahassee Police reported a shooting incident in Frenchtown around 9:40 a.m. Thursday. The incident occurred in the 800 block of Golden Street. The victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and the incident is not expected to be fatal.
Tallahassee Police arrested one person in connection to the shooting incident on FAMU’s campus near recreational basketball courts. TPD arrested 21-year-old Da’Vhon Young and is being charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder. FAMU announced earlier this week that they had employed the use of over 1500 cameras and license plate readers to assist law enforcement in tracking the suspects.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott was recently interviewed on a Georgia radio station where he discussed the United States’ immigration policies and said that the country should have a policy prioritizing immigrants with “Judeo-Christian values.” Scott said that currently, the United States has an open policy where officials have no understanding where people are coming from. Scott said that if we’re going to increase immigration, he contends that the United States should vet them properly to ensure they believe in the values of the United States.
Florida’s legislative leaders have begun signaling that more pro-life legislation in the upcoming session is not on the table. Pro-life groups have, in weeks since the GOP’s domination in Florida during the November elections, have been calling for more legislation to further curb abortions. New Senate President Kathleen Passidomo said they would likely not take up more legislation until after the Supreme Court weighs in on the existing 15-week abortion ban. She also said she doesn’t believe in abortion except for rape and incest.
FSU women’s basketball defeated the Wisconsin Badgers last night 92-87 as Ta’Niya Latson led the Seminoles down the stretch with 27 points. The win marks the Seminoles’ 10th straight in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, currently the longest streak between schools from either conference. FSU improves to 13-2 in the challenge and 8-1 this season.