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Fox 4: Local woman pushes for passage of victim’s right amendment

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla – Brittany Beni would have turned 23 on Saturday, September 22nd.  Family members marked gathered at her grave almost two years after she died in a car crash. “She was very independent, smart, very strong, just so much, so much to live for,” said Brittany’s mother Linda. Her life was cut short […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Patriots must allow Russia investigation to be completed | Opinion

Even as the National Guard deployed for Hurricane Florence response and a key Supreme Court confirmation process unfolded, it’s been almost impossible to escape news of the Russia probe. GOP frustration with the investigation is mounting, which could lead to the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — if […]

Florida Trend: Business Profile: Harris Corp. Plays to Its Strengths

By Jason Garcia Harris Corp. has seen lots of its products launched into space over the decades, from imaging systems to weather sensors to ultralight antennas that are made out of material as sheer as pantyhose and unfurl once in orbit. Those products, however, have always been components that were part of someone else’s satellite. […]

Florida Politics: Lauren Book says ‘it’s time for equal rights’ in new Marsy’s Law ad

The committee backing Amendment 6, which would add a “crime victim bill of rights” to the Florida Constitution, released a new ad Friday featuring Plantation Democratic Sen. Lauren Book. In the 30-second ad, Book describes the court system from her perspective as a sexual assault survivor and asks viewers to vote for the measure, also known as “Marsy’s […]

Sunshine State News: Supreme Court Has an Opportunity to Do the Right Thing for Victims

The Florida Supreme Court was in South Florida Wednesday hearing arguments for why Amendment 6, also known as Marsy’s Law for Florida, should remain on the November General Election ballot. More than political or legal theatre, this is an issue that is so important and so deeply personal to Floridians who are survivors of crime, including […]

Florida Politics: Statewide ‘Yes on Amendment 6’ ad buy launched

Marsy’s Law for Florida launched a statewide television and digital advertising campaign, asking voters to support Amendment 6, which would “place clear, enforceable victims’ rights in the state constitution.” The amendment, which also would raise judges’ retirement age from 70 to 75, has been ruled off the ballot after a court challenge, but that decision […]

Jacksonville Moms Blog: This Important Conversation Can Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

By Lauren Book The first day of school can be a little like a favorite holiday morning. Kids are up early — the kind of excited, dressed and raring to go early that simply doesn’t happen the rest of the year. There is an element of eagerness in the air. The perfect outfit, newly acquired […]

Glades County Democrat: Amendment 6 key for crime victims

As a proud member of law enforcement for more than 25 years, it is my job to make sure that justice is properly executed across our state. Ensuring a fair trial for all Floridians accused of a crime is integral to our society. However, a large population of citizens are continuously overlooked by the Florida […]