Florida judge publicly reprimanded in Parkland shooter trial

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Katherine Welles The Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz’s punishment trial was presided over by Judge Elizabeth Scherer, who received a public rebuke from the Florida Supreme Court on Monday for her perceived prejudice in favor of the prosecution. The Judicial Qualifications Commission’s recommendation was

Not guilty finding for Parkland school officer who didn’t enter building during mass shooting

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Katherine Welles According to reports, a jury has convicted Scot Peterson, the police officer who avoided the Parkland, Florida, high school where a gunman shot and murdered 17 people in 2018, not guilty of child negligence and other crimes relating to his response to

What you need to know before Florida’s new carry law goes into effect

Man with concealed carry permit application and pistol gun firearm Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by ja-images The new “constitutional carry” law that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law earlier this year is scheduled to go into effect on July 1. Previously punishable as a third-degree crime, the bill (HB 543) now permits some Floridians to

Florida House backs lowering the age to purchase guns

Guns – Permitless Carry – Protestors rallying for gun control – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Heidi Besen In a vote to undo a controversial move made following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, the Florida House approved a bill on Friday that would lower the legal

‘Parents Need to Know’ Legislation proposed by Florida Lawmakers—Remembering Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Humberto Vidal February 14 is traditionally a day marked by love between significant others, family, and friends. But for Floridians, especially those in the Broward County community of Parkland, Valentine’s Day will never be quite the same. This Valentine’s Day marked the third anniversary of the infamous Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Newest mural in colorful Wynwood Walls pays homage to fallen victims of gun violence

Courtesy: Layron Livingston WPLG Channel 10 News.Located in Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood Known for its colorful murals, Miami’s Wynwood Walls has a new addition to its ever-growing display of art. But this piece is much more than just a mural. It’s a statement. A symbol of solidarity and a plea for peace.  Located on