Chairman of the Tallahassee Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB), Edward Gaines, emailed a press release stating the board unanimously supports Taylor Biro remaining on the board. Biro became the subject of controversy after she was in possession of an “Abolish Police” sticker on her coffee mug during a CPRB board meeting. Florida PBA Big Bend Chapter President, Richard Murphy, said the decision is “deeply disturbing.”
CPRB members consider resigning in city commission votes to remover Taylor Biro.
Tallahassee Police have arrested a second man in connection to a shooting at a basketball court on FAMU’s campus last month. Cheddrick Thomas opened fire into a crowd and is facing one count of first-degree homicide and four counts of attempted homicide.
Additional details have been released regarding a recent murder, committed by Dusty McDonald, on North Monroe Street over the past weekend. Arrest papers indicate that the body was tied up, interrogated, attacked, killed, and wrapped in a tarp. McDonald claimed the deceased had been “conspiring against him.”
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is saying Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is complicit in antisemitism because of his silence on the matter. “The silence of Ron DeSantis about the antisemites and white supremacists his party leader promotes can’t be forgiven just because it conflicts with his naked personal ambitions,” she said. “Silence is complicity.” Wasserman-Schultz is referencing the recent firestorm regarding Kanye West and Nick Fuentes. However, DeSantis, just last month, delivered a keynote speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2022 leadership conference to a “rock star reception.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also announced nearly $23 to Biscayne Bay-related water quality projects. The money comes from the Biscayne Bay Grant Program and will cover septic-to-sewer, stormwater management and wetland restoration projects in areas surrounding the bay.
Florida State women’s basketball freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson has won her fourth consecutive ACC Rookie of the Week award. Latson becomes the first Seminole to win rookie of the week four times in a season, eclipsing the single-season record of three times held by former players Shante Williams (2003-04), Britany Miller (2005-06) and Jacinta Monroe (2006-07).