The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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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.


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


8 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, January 23, 2024"

  1. Let me remind you that all figures lie, and all liars figure.

    “Florida’s graduation rate soared to an all-time high for the 2022-2023 school year”.

    On the surface, that seems nice, but let’s include some raw numbers on capabilities. Turning out students that “graduate” but can neither count nor write is nothing to boast about.

  2. Nicholas- Unfortunately, police unions are a necessity. They prevent sheriffs like W. M. from harassing, bullying, and sabotaging good officers and insure they get the pay and protection they deserve.

  3. Does the FAMU HEAD Football Coach earn LESS than the Running Backs Coach at Duke?

    I’m good with requiring drivers’ licenses display the person’s biological sex.

    The graduation rate soared to an all-time high for the 2022-2023 school year. Is that earned graduations or No Child Left Behind graduations?

    YES, please protect historical monuments from being removed.

    WTH Supreme Court , that Razor Wire was put there to keep people from entering the US illegally.

    Hey Government, why just inspections on Boeing 737-900ER models, why not ALL?

    @ Joe = The Fire Fighters Union have had MANY Meetings with the Commissioners and the Commissioners refuse to listen, it has been YEARS now and NO Raise has been given. Hey Commissioners, work on getting our Fire Fighters a RAISE.

  4. Joe
    What a crock of garbage! Anyone can plainly see that are men and women on the front lines in law enforcement, fire and rescue, and EMT are grossly underpaid.

    Quite frankly, if you would do away with your silly unions, that is part of the problem. You are taking away good money for your silly union rather than going into the pockets of the people on the front lines who need it. Your politics don’t play with me, bubba!

  5. Nicholas….. We have both Fire and Police Unions that have negotiated contracts. These contracts specify pay and benefits for the groups. These contract negotiations make sure that there isn’t an issue with these groups being underpaid as these contracts are negotiated and ratified by those involved. If you’re going to make a statement about them being underpaid, I’d like to see the evidence.

  6. The LCDEC are more than welcome to Move out of the U.S. since they hate it here so much!

    Congratulations to the 15 new TPD officers! Tallahassee is thankful to have you!!

  7. If you’re going to write stories about one party attacking the police please include that the State Attorney and the Police Chief misused taxpayer funds by going to the Greater Chamber of Commerce, Amelia Island, junket to personally attack and engage in a politically motivated attack on a city commissioner / private business owner.

    The state attorney should be disbarred for that display and a competent city manager who is needed should evaluate the situation regarding the police chief.

    Not condoning the offensive comments, but the state attorney and the police chief’s have shown conduct unbecoming.

    It is sad that our elected officials spent taxpayer dollars on ridiculous junkets and law enforcement, EMT, and Firemen / Women are grossly underpaid.

    Congratulations to the new police officers who are greatly needed and will be greatly appreciated. I hope our elected officials will be more fiscally responsible so that they will receive a decent compensation for their invaluable service..

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