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On May 8th, the Leon County School Board held their bi-weekly agenda review meeting and discussed expulsion waivers, budget committees and the Northeast Gateway project. Get the details.
Two minors were arrested in connection to an April shooting that happened along the 3500 block of Roberts Avenue that left one person seriously injured. TPD said that the teens were arrested on April 19 and were taken into custody charged with attempted first-degree murder. The 14-year-old is being charged with attempted first-degree murder, shooting at, within, or into an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a minor. The 16-year-old could be facing similar charges.
After former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was found not guilty of lying to the FBI, members of the jury have come forward and released a statement highlighting division within the jury room. The jurors’ statement indicates the majority favored acquitting Gillum and Lettman-Hicks on all charges. They even noted one member of the jury had their mind made up before the trial began. They were also dismayed at how one juror was able to make posts on social media about the trial and remain on the jury.
Florida’s congressional delegation will be having a special meeting related to Florida’s agricultural issues. The bipartisan gathering of lawmakers takes place as Congress develops a new farm bill, legislation typically passed every five years to address the specific needs of U.S. farms. Of the groups testifying to Florida’s delegation will be the Florida Farm Bureau, Feeding Florida, and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida.
Florida State Sen. Blaise Ingoglia will now be heading up Gov. Ron DeSantis’ state-level political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis. The committee has $85.8 million in cash on hand as of April 30, according to campaign finance records. Ingoglia is a former House member who was elected to the Senate in 2022. He was also the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida from 2015 to 2019, helping the party raise money and set out a strategy resulting in GOP victories in nearly every statewide election during that time.
Florida State senior pitcher Kathryn Sandercock won her third ACC Pitcher of the Week award of the season on Tuesday morning. This is the fourth time a Seminole has been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week as Makenna Reid won the award on Apr. 25, and Sandercock won the award on Mar. 28 and Apr. 11.
Watch for Dailey to make waves about the NE Park
And over at the Fake Newsocrat, none other than Alan Dershowitz is arguing that Andrew Guilty should not be tried again.
Alan, stick to Getting Trump.
And if the jury’s alleged misconduct isn’t reason enough for a change of venue, I don’t know what is.
Putting Gillum’s fate in the hands of a Leon County Judge and Jury “of his peers” is like putting a pedos fate in the hands of Disney execs and employees.
The current City Manager Reese Goad who gets paid $274,000 to run the City poorly would never have been appointed without Scott Maddox who made the motion, Curtis Richardson and Andrew Gillum
If I were a gambling man, I’d bet they all had their minds made up before the trial began. Extremely high profile case. How would they ever find a juror in Leon county who hasn’t been pelted with news on this case? And you were either going to get red team or blue team jury members and that makeup sounds about right for Leon county and my guess of the jury selection process the defendant’s attorneys would favor. I don’t suspect the next trial to be much different.
The Lettman-Hicks / Gillum jurors should count their blessings that the judge did not rule a jury nullification on their verdict. The evidence was overwhelming that Gillum lied to the FBI. Hopefully the prosecution will ask for a change of venue into a county west of Tallahassee. There seems to be two jurors who were honest and wouldn’t cave into the ridiculousness of the 10 others.