hate crime

Bill To Pardon Groveland Four

Mar 8, 2017
Florida Memory

The Florida legislature is considering a bill aimed at pardoning four young black men falsely accused of rape in the 1940s. The men are known as the Groveland Four.


A Tallahassee synagogue was among many around the country on the receiving end of anonymous hate mail and threats in recent months. Now the congregation is thanking the community that responded to those attacks with support and encouragement.

Beginning in December, Tallahassee’s Conservative Shormrei Torah Congregation has received a number of hate letters, some containing vile threats. Congregation Vice President Sandler Dickson said local residents were quick to condemn the anonymous attacks.

Sarah Mueller

Many people considered the rhetoric during 2016 campaign cycle brutal. After voters elected Donald Trump as president, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported more than a thousand hate incidents of white nationalism and harassment of minority groups.

MGN Online

Florida lawmakers in both chambers are looking to revive legislation to expand the state’s definition of a hate crime to include first responders.

MGN Online

Members of the law enforcement community are weighing in on a so-called “Blue Lives Matter Act” that may be filed in the 2017 legislative session. The proposal would expand Florida’s definition of a hate crime to include law enforcement officers and firefighters—similar to a bill filed last year.

Capital Report: 01-10-2014

Jan 10, 2014

A group of state lawmakers gave the go-ahead this week to a bill associated with Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, some say the changes could go further, while others believe the measure decriminalizing firing a warning shot won’t do much at all.

A hate crime report compiled by the Florida Attorney General’s office shows a 22-percent statewide increase in hate crimes in one year. But as Jessica Palombo reports, hate crime experts say such reports are severely flawed because most offenses go unreported or unprosecuted.