Blog Posts in January, 2018

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  • State Attorney's Office launches 'conviction integrity review unit' in Jacksonville
    State Attorney's Office launches 'conviction integrity review unit' in Jacksonville

    Inmates convicted in Florida's Fourth Judicial District have a new lawyer on their team, and she comes from a surprising source — the State Attorney's Office itself. In what's said to be a first in ...

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  • Tallahassee mayor says 'Legalize it'
    Tallahassee mayor says 'Legalize it'

    Andrew Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, last week tweeted his support of recreational marijuana. In response to a tweet from Lester Holt of NBC News showing a pull in which 60 percent of respondents said ...

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  • Norwegian study finds decriminalizing marijuana leads to lower crime rates
    Norwegian study finds decriminalizing marijuana leads to lower crime rates

    A 2015 report from the Norwegian School of Economics says it pretty plainly: Decriminalizing marijuana can lead to lower instances of crime. Drug markets are well known for their violence. However, in ...

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  • Floridians will vote on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons in November
    Floridians will vote on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons in November

    Florida is one of just three states that permanently revokes felons' right to vote, even after they've served their sentence. In November, votes will have the chance to change that. It'll appear as ...

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  • Pensacola League of Women Voters pushes for juvenile justice reform
    Pensacola League of Women Voters pushes for juvenile justice reform

    The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is asking the Pensacola City Council and Escambia County Commission to adopt non-binding resolutions in support of reforming how juveniles can be ...

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  • Drunken driving standard should be 0.05 percent, nonprofit National Academies recommends
    Drunken driving standard should be 0.05 percent, nonprofit National Academies recommends

    The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has released a new report that recommends lowering the threshold for driving under the influence to a BAC of .05 percent — down from the ...

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