The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, August 25

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, August 25


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Leon County Schools (LCS) Superintendent Rocky Hanna proposed to re-open track & field facilities to the public on Saturday and Sunday mornings, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The proposal comes just weeks after adopting a policy that would limit use of the facilities to the public.


Northeast Tallahassee is finally getting its long-awaited park. A compromise vote by the directors of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency put the project over the top.

With the recent rise in crime in Tallahassee, community members are wondering when the violence will stop! “We’re all hurting,” said Talethia Edweards. “We’re all searching for answers. We’re all searching for solutions of how do we deal with this?”


Twenty-one state legislators across ten states are endorsing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president after the first Republican presidential debate. Officials from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Tennessee endorsed DeSantis.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also stated that he would send U.S. military personnel into Mexico to fight the cartels. “The cartels are killing tens of thousands of our fellow citizens,” DeSantis said. “We have to reestablish the rule of law and we have to defend our people. The president of the United States has got to use all available powers as commander in chief to protect our country.”

According to the National Hurricane Center, a tropical system is developing around Central America and traveling north. The estimated trajectory points toward the Florida panhandle but is subject to change.


Florida State Volleyballs gets its 2023 season underway this weekend when it heads to Athens, Ga., to participate in the Classic City Clash Tournament held at the Ramsey Student Center on the campus of the University of Georgia. First serve for Florida State’s season is today at 3 p.m.


14 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, August 25"

  1. There were several excellent quotes this week and it was a difficult task to pick a winner.

    “The City Manager is appointed so, to keep his job, must go along with this flawed system.”

    Resident Since 1990

  2. I cannot relax where I live in Tallahassee Florida because of all the crime in the city! It has become like the Wild West a big disappointment after 12 years living there!

  3. Abosilutly in Tallahassee has become a dangerous place to live. To many out of towners from Georgia,Texas,Alabama, Louisiana an Mississippi! People who look like regular people who have regular jobs are becoming gang members because greed ! One day money an stuff will mean nothing an what lies for these gang members will be a rude awakening. Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man who is always revenant but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

  4. Ummmmm… basically, what David said, with the following caveat…

    In Pedo Joe’s America we are on our own. Keep your wits about you at all times, watch your six, and get training and arm yourself. Thanks to the Marxocrats, it is on us to protect ourselves, our families, and our property… and thank God and our Founders for recognizing our inalienable right to do so.

  5. The best way to protect against political attempts to highjack public discussions of crime and public safety is to be informed about how crime statistics can be manipulated for political gain.

    Fact: Tallahassee crime is mostly black on black crime.

    Our elected officials, DA, TPD Chief, LCSO Chief, the rotating carousel of Mayors and Commissioners only want to social engineer the issue because they need the African-American vote to get re-elected.

    The City Manager is appointed so, to keep his job, must go along with this flawed system.

    It is up to the voters, black and white, to solve this problem by voting people into office who will not support this form of city/county government.

    Easier said than done. Until that happens, each of us must deal with these issues, or abandon living here.

  6. Jut Jon! Talethia is a mom to 7 kids and is on some childhood obesity council despite being morbidly obese herself and a prime example of having wayyyaay too many kids. Harsh, but there is the hypocrisy I see. How many daddy’s and where are they they? Somebody has to say it. Put her on a nonprofit board at city expense. That’ll solve it. Sue me.

    An aside, FSU needs more money for a road or something.


  7. This is how I see it.

    If there was a violent crime problem in the neighborhoods where people who hold positions of authority and influence live, the solution would be known and implemented forthwith. The police would find and arrest the perpetrators, the prosecutors would charge them according to their crimes and the Judge would sentence them appropriately. Problem solved.

    However, since the violent crime wave is taking place in other neighborhoods, the lucrative search for the elusive solution is implemented. Problem not solved.

    Unfortunately, this is what most people vote for, so unless or until this changes, my suggestion is to learn the boundaries of the no-go zone and don’t go there. If you are stuck in the no-go zone, certainly vote for a change in the status quo, move if you can or if given the opportunity, learn a sufficient paying skill in order to move.

  8. The DAILEY crime crisis is on Reese Goad, the City Manager.

    The crime crisis was not on Dailey’s radar screen during his campaign for reelection.

    Elected officials and nonprofits tasked with reducing the crime rate think it more important to spend taxpayer dollars attending a junket in Amelia Island, at taxpayers expense, which is a big PR farce to facilitate PR hacks and elected officials in campaigning for reelection tying into the nonprofits for votes. It is an elaborate election interference scam at taxpayers expense. The result is disgusting projects, failing projects, and high crime rate.

    The paddy wagon needs to roll up in front of City Hall, Leon County, the State Attorney’s office, and LCS and process all these perpetrators for the misuse of office, malfeasance, and misuse of taxpayer funds.

  9. “With the recent rise in crime in Tallahassee, community members are wondering when the violence will stop! “We’re all hurting,” said Talethia Edweards.”

    Well, Talethia, the rise in crime is directly related to the candidate’s the community chose to run local government. The rise in crime is also directly related to the lifestyle the community that fosters most of crime chose.

    You cannot make the risk of enforcing crime a deterrent for the police offices that are second guessed, criticized and blamed for being too tough on criminals. If local leaders put half the effort into fighting crime, they put on making the cops job harder, less crime would occur.

    Talethia what you are experiencing is “Community Policing”, weak on crime prosecutors and judges that believe in “Restorative Justice”. Look at last night’s Leon County Sheriff’s booking report and see who was arrested…. mostly black folks. It is that way every day. Now ask, why do some many black people think committing serious crime is acceptable? I would venture a guess that between 10 and 20 black people are arrested in Leon County EVERY DAY!!! Why? Ask yourself Why?

    A good start is reforming the out-of-control welfare system that makes being unsuccessful a successful way of life. And the public defender program is costing law abiding citizens tons of cash defending career criminals and TRAFFIC OFFENDERS. Then decide, do you want a safe place to live, or do you want a government run by liberals because you cannot have both. It didn’t use to be this way.


    When you start Respecting Law Enforcement.
    When you admit to yourself who is committing the Crimes.
    When you KNOW something Report it.
    When you are ready to stand up and get involved.

    ALSO, we need a new DA and new ADA’s that will press the proper Charges against Violent Criminals and Repeat Offenders. We need better Prosecuting Attorney’s that will help send Violent Criminals and Repeat Offenders to Prison for longer times and we need Judges that will sentence the Criminals to longer Times. If someone shoots into a crowd of People, THAT at the very least is ATTEMPTED MURDER. Count everyone that was in that immediate area that COULD have been hit and THAT is the number of Counts you give. If someone was killed, that is at the very least 1st Degree MURDER, not Manslaughter. The Shooter, willingly, with zero regard for Human Life, shot into that Crowd of People. It is time to give up on the Programs, they are not working and put that Money into sending the Criminals to Jail and Prison. Get them off the Streets.

  11. “We’re all searching for answers. We’re all searching for solutions of how do we deal with this?”
    It’s called a failed culture of hood rat gangster wannabes. Don’t look to the government to fix it. That ball has always been in your court.

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