The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, July 25

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, July 25


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For the July 17-23 week, TPD reported 79 crime incidents. This included 26 violent crime incidents which is 22.1% more than the average number of violent crime incidents reported on a weekly basis in 2022, which was 21.3.

Just ahead of its regular school board meeting Tuesday, Leon County School leaders voted unanimously to keep the book “I am Billie Jean King” on school shelves.

North Florida Republican state Sen. Corey Simon has drawn a Democratic challenger in a longtime public school advocate. Sheria Griffin has filed to run for Senate District 3.

TPD identified the gunman connected to a double-homicide at the Mission Hills Apartments from Sunday. Forty-year-old Antirio Brown is the prime suspect after two women were found to be have been shot dead at the apartment complex. Authorities in a neighboring county spotted his car but fled the scene and eventually took his own life by gunshot.


The Florida Police Chiefs Association is endorsing Gov. Ron DeSantis for President. “From his commitment to safe communities and defending the rule of law, to his unwavering support for the profession of law enforcement through better pay and recruiting bonuses, Gov. DeSantis backs the blue,” FPCA President Keith Touchberry said.

The Florida Department of Commerce, previously known as the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, announced Florida’s unemployment rate stays put at 2.6 percent. The June rate represented an estimated 280,000 Floridians qualified as unemployed, up 3,000 from May, from a labor force that grew by 41,000 to 10.998 million. The rate remained below the national rate of 3.6 percent.

The State of Florida has approved PragerU videos and educational resources to be used in Florida classrooms. “In the past, teachers have been disciplined – even fired – for showing PragerU videos in their classrooms. “Now, PragerU videos are not only being allowed in classrooms but superintendents and education commissioners are actively encouraging teachers to use PragerU’s content to educate their students,” PragerU said.


FAMU football has been cleared to resume football activity, according to a release yesterday. Florida A&M’s Office of Compliance and Ethics is conducting an investigation into the unauthorized music video shoot that caused Coach Willie Simmons to shut down all football related activities.

This upcoming December, Florida State basketball will face USF in the 29th AutoNation Orange Bowl Classic. It will mark the third time the Noles will face the Bulls in the Orange Bowl Classic getting wins in the previous two matchups in 2014 and 2019.


11 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, July 25"

  1. @ Publius:
    Good one!
    T Dub (or as I called her, T FLUB), has been battling Superwoke Ana for Worst Scribbler in Town for a while.

    Hey Steve, any updates from Barney on the libel lawsuit from Tallahassee Classical against the Fake Newsocrat?
    Better get your two bucks while they’re still good for it, Barn, ole buddy!

  2. PragerU has a YouTube channel. You can view the videos for yourself including the ones for children. No need to clutch your pearls or get out the fainting couch. View a video or two, think for yourself and form your own opinion.

  3. BEWARE / DANGER / INDOCTRINATING OUR CHILDREN: “The State of Florida has approved PragerU videos and educational resources to be used in Florida classrooms.”

    WHY? Read this from Wikipedia!!

    “PragerU (initialism for Prager University, and short for Prager University Foundation[4]) is an American advocacy group and media organization that creates content promoting conservative viewpoints on various political, economic, and sociological topics. It was co-founded in 2009 by Allen Estrin and talk show host Dennis Prager.

    Despite the group’s name being an initialism for Prager University, it is not an academic institution and does not confer degrees. PragerU’s videos contain content widely considered to be misleading or false in promoting climate change denial. Historians and political scientists have also criticized PragerU’s videos for containing misleading or inaccurate claims about topics such as slavery and racism in the United States, immigration, and the history of fascism. PragerU has also been accused of promoting anti-LGBTQ politics.”

  4. @ Publius

    Great choice of locations for the new Farm Store. Right next to Bannerman Road which is soon scheduled to be four-landed. Also next to an already existing gas station/convenience store and right across the street from a new Publix.

    Another fine example of the typical brilliant planning we see throughout Leon County.

  5. And in other news, Tamaryn Waters, Democrat Reporter, continues to be enthralled with the Ghazvini family (remember her lauding Canopy pre-environmental disasters) by writing about Justin’s latest Farm Store flops in Midtown and Tharpe St and one slated to open, yes, on Bannerman.

    Another Ghagvini commercial development across from Esposito’s is an unsightly embarassment. Went to rent a car last week and met by a rude, unkept person I thought had just walked from his begger post down the street. Who designef this mess of random buildings up on a hill?

  6. @ A Skeptic = I think they are leaving the High School Kids alone because THEY will fight back. Little Children are easier to take advantage of.

  7. I wonder what the Freedom From Religion Group plans on doing about The Prager Materials will they try to get the materials removed along with the Bible?

  8. So it’s OK to groom elementary school kids, but not teenagers? Or maybe the system is protecting the teens that they once groomed as kids!

    Things that make you go “Hmmm…..”!

  9. The bad news is that all 5 members of the local school board voted to give the finger to parents who oppose homosexual propaganda in the schools. This, of course, was done under the guise of virtue.

    The good news is 5 donated books were pulled this month from two high schools. I don’t think it has been reported who donated them so you will have to use your imagination.

    Parents, don’t let this set-back deter your vigilance in monitoring what’s going on in your children’s classrooms and libraries. The censoring/cancel crowd will undoubtedly scream, hypocritically, about the evils of banning books. Ignore them; protect your children.

  10. Time to look into consolidating TPD under the sheriff’s department for more efficient policing instead of raising property taxes

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