The U.S. Department of Justice said it is “monitoring” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s brutal arrest of a 24-year-old man who suffered a head injury and a ruptured kidney.
Hundreds of Jacksonville residents from a range of spiritual, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds are calling for change from Sheriff T.K. Waters to treat sky-high shooting deaths as an issue rooted in poverty that requires the engagement with all voices citywide.
Armor Health Management, one of the nation’s largest jail medical providers, can’t pay its debts and has turned its assets over for liquidation, allowing another company to potentially take over its lucrative contract in a Texas jail and manage several of its other entities.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the redlining settlement Thursday in Jacksonville.
A federal trial scrutinizing Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Florida redistricting maps concluded, questioning whether he intentionally discriminated against Black voters.
Just days after the incident, Sheriff T.K. Waters held a news conference Monday where he said that based on the information they have now, the officers acted appropriately and in compliance with the law and JSO policy when they beat Le’keian Woods. All officers have returned to work, despite an administrative review still pending.
In a federal trial, plaintiffs argue that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis intentionally discriminated against Black voters during redistricting. The case puts the spotlight on voting rights, racial discrimination, and the power dynamics between the Legislature and the governor.