The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, May 22

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, May 22


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Leon County School Board Member Laurie Cox recently compeleted an interview with local Tallahassee radio host Steve Stewart on Real Talk 93.3. Recently elected Ms. Cox was asked to address a number of current issues facing Leon County School Board, her answers are provided here.

According to filings with Leon County and the City of Tallahassee, the number of single-family new construction permits were up 16.1% in April, 2023 when compared to April, 2022.

A 12-year-old boy was found deceased Saturday morning a few hours after he was reported missing on his bike. TPD sent out the alert just after 12:00 a.m. Saturday that the boy was last seen in the 3800 block of Broadmore Lane. The boy was discovered around 2:00 p.m. but no more details were provided.

TPD arrested one man in connection to a deadly shooting from Thursday night around 7:00 p.m. The victim drove himself to the hospital but crashed in the intersection of Midyette Road and Capital Circle Southeast. Walter Massey, 32, was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and trafficking a controlled substance.


The NAACP has officially issued a travel advisory for black Americans and other groups. “Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. Before traveling to Florida, please understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans and other communities of color,” the advisory reads. The NAACP hinted at a travel advisory earlier this year when the Florida Legislature was in session.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blamed the United States military’s low recruiting on drag queens and preferred pronouns in the armed forces. “You see them recruiting with, like, using drag queens and doing stuff with the pronouns and all this other stuff. That’s part of the main reason recruiting is so low,” DeSantis said on a podcast with Dinesh D’Souza. Last week, DeSantis also said things like diversity, equity, and inclusion training along with gender ideology have contributed to low recruitment, as well.


The Florida State Seminoles softball team are on to the Super Regionals behind a perfect game from senior ace Kathryn Sandercock. The Noles defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 1-0 to advance where they will host the No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs in Tallahassee. Sandercock’s perfect game was the first solo perfect game since Meghan King did it on Mar. 12, 2016, against Tulsa. It was also Florida State’s first perfect game in the NCAA Tournament.

Florida State golf alumnus Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship yesterday by finishing -9 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. Koepka last won a major in 2019.


8 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, May 22"

  1. I hope the PREGNANT nurse sues Ben Crump for every penny he has. Crump knows no bounds for his almighty greed to engineer racism in America.

  2. If you want MORE single-family new construction permits issued, get the Mortgage Interest Rates to go down. If you don’t you can expect the numbers to drop fast if Biden gets his way to make People with 680 or Better Credit Scores to help pay for Homes of those with BAD Credit Scores.

  3. Walter Massey, 32, was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and trafficking a controlled substance.

    Just because he was a Felon in possession of a firearm, he should be charged with First-degree homicide at the very least.

  4. Steve should read Breitbart. This morning they are reporting:

    “Benjamin Crump, an attorney infamous for his Black Lives Matter activism, deleted a social media post denouncing a pregnant nurse as racist after evidence surfaced proving the exact opposite of what a viral smear campaign portrayed.”

  5. ref: “…Walter Massey, 32, was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide…” is a black man, convicted felon, with a rap sheet outlining his life of crime is back in the system. Get your checkbook out and make one blank check payable to Royle King and another blank check payable to the Public Defender’s Office. His criminal record goes back to age 17. No telling what has been sealed while he was a juvenile.

    His gift to Leon County has been a history of Armed Robbery, with a firearm. I thought there is a law against armed robbery. Send your Thank You letter to the County Commissioners, City Commissioners, Sheriff and Police Chief. Being weak on crime is paying dividends for everyone except residents and taxpayers.

  6. The NAACP getting their ridiculous marching orders from the Democratic Party in a desperate attempt to play the race card. Didn’t they get the memo that that doesn’t work anymore. It’s the economy stupid.

  7. WHEN TF WILL THE CITY REALIZE THAT MIXING BICYCLE AND VEHICULAR TRAFFIC IS A RECIPIE FOR DEATH???????? These moronic bicycle mafia people have more blood on their hands than Putin. STOP IT!!!!!!

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