The Leon County progressives in control of the Leon County Democratic Executive Committee (LCDEC) continued their attack on law enforcement with a recent retweet of a post on X which stated that the “US is a fascist police state that will arrest you to justify paying themselves more of your tax dollars.”
On Monday, Jan. 22, Chief Lawrence E. Revell and the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) celebrated its inaugural class of 2024, welcoming 15 new officers. “Among the recruits, eight bring with them prior law enforcement experience signifying a remarkable achievement for both the agency and the community,” the official press release said.
A man was arrested on Friday for the death of a 4-year-old girl that took place in 2023, according to TPD. Lyndarious Strange Jr., 24, faces a first-degree murder while engaged in aggravated child abuse charge. The investigation revealed that the child suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of being beaten by her caretaker, the accused.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
FAMU football has narrowed their coaching search to five candidates. All five will interview with university leaders this week. FAMU wants to make a hire before National Signing Day Feb. 7. FAMU is working to replace championship-winning head coach Willie Simmons who took the running backs coach position job at Duke.
A bill in the Florida legislature requiring drivers’ licenses display the person’s biological sex passed its first committee stop yesterday. Opponents of the legislation warned of “trans genocide.” HB 1639 also has a comparable bill filed by Rep. Dean Black, R-Jacksonville, commonly known as the “What is a Woman Act.”
Florida’s graduation rate soared to an all-time high for the 2022-2023 school year, the state announced Monday. Florida’s graduation rate was 88%, up 0.7% from 2021-2022 and up 1.1% from 2018-2019, before the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years were exempt from standardized assessment requirements.
Another bill – SB 1122 – passed through the Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability committee. The bill would protect historical monuments from being removed, which includes Confederate monuments. The measure is intended to “protect Floridian and American history,” the sponsor said.
Supreme Court grants Biden administration request for Border Patrol agents to remove state-built razor wire along Texas-Mexico border (More).
The second nominating contest of the 2024 presidential election cycle takes place today in New Hampshire. The Republican primary has whittled down to a match between former President Donald Trump and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. An average of all New Hampshire polls shows Trump with about 52% of the vote, while Haley trails behind him with close to 37%. See poll averages here. See all polling data here.
Federal Aviation Administration recommends door plug inspections on Boeing 737-900ER model (roughly 350 US-operated planes) due to similarities to 737 Max 9 model involved in Alaska Airlines blowout (More).
US stock markets close up (S&P 500 +0.2%, Dow +0.4%, Nasdaq +0.3%); S&P 500 and Dow climb to new all-time highs as stock rally continues (More)