Review the meeting briefs from the last Tallahassee City Commission meeting. Elected officials voted on a Northeast Gateway variance and a controversial (3-2 vote) issue related to building security. Get the details.
The DeSantis administration’s request to public colleges and universities for information on programs that deal with critical race theory (CRT) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is generating a wide range of responses. In Tallahassee, both Florida State and Florida A&M University issued their responses to the requests with pages of courses and activities. Get the details on what the schools submitted to the Governor’s office.
Over the weekend Tallahassee Police responded to a shooting on Saturday night. TPD reponded to Oakcrest Apartments on Dixie Drive where they found one male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. An unknown individual began firing toward the victim when he was standing outside. All of the gunshot wounds appear to be non-life-threatening and no arrests have yet been made.
Saying that an African-American studies course “lacks educational value,” Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is defending its rejection of the curriculum, while Black religious leaders and elected officials are pledging to “fight like hell” against the decision.
Florida’s Democrats are saying Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to increase teacher pay is a political maneuver. “This is a political move from a man who wants to run for President and distract from the abortion discussion,” said House Democratic leader Fentrice Driskell, from Tampa. DeSantis recently unveiled proposals that would provide $200M for teacher pay raises and allowing teachers more authority to discipline students when needed.
Florida State football hosted a number of high profile recruits over the weekend, but they were surprised when 5-star Tight End and current Georgia Bulldogs commit Landen Thomas arrived for an unofficial visit. “It was good coming back to Florida State, enjoying the day with coach [Chris] Thomsen and these people,” Thomas said to NoleGameday’s Dustin Lewis. Thomas was once committed to FSU.
FAMU men’s basketball lost to Jackson State last night 59-58. In an offensive dud, the Tigers shot 38 free throws on their way to the win. The Rattlers dropped to 1-6 in conference play and 3-15 overall. They have the rest of the week off until Saturday where they play host to Alabama A&M at 4:00 p.m. at the Al Lawson Center.
This is on my Campaign Web Site:
The Crime Rate has been getting worse by the Day in Leon County. It will take time before you start to see a real difference if we act now. We do NOT need fewer Cops, we need more, a LOT MORE. They need more Training to deal with the Criminals today, such as Martial Arts and Hand To Hand Combat. We need to let it be known that there is ZERO TOLERANCE for Criminals, ZERO. No more Plea Deals and Reduced Charges just to close a Case. Harsher Penalties need to be given to Repeat & Violent Offenders. Harsher Penalties need to be given to Criminals who use ANY kind of Weapon, 10-20-LIFE needs to be used a lot more. There needs to be extra Penalties if the Suspect fights with the Officers or Runs from them and if property was damaged. The longer they are behind Bars, the lower the Crime Rate will fall. These are Criminals and should be treated as such because the Programs are not working. No Criminal should be coddled.
I was disappointed yesterday hearing TPD Chief Revell use and embrace the term “community policing”. The community’s crime problem will get a lot worse before a substative change occurs.
The DAILEY crime report… give that city manager more power, have security put their fingers on the trigger when citizens speak, but no plan to deal with the crime problem as it seems to be increasing, especially at City Hall, and it’s not the citizens who are speaking who are the problem.