Phillip Agnew

The activist group Dream Defenders spent a month at the Capitol following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin. It’s that action that’s causing the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to want to amend security rules to ensure the seat of state government doesn’t have to deal with visitors for such extended periods of time. The proposal says citizens risk arrest if they don’t vacate the Capitol at five p.m. or thirty minutes after the adjournment of a public meeting. Dream Defender Director Phillip Agnew said that proposal violates taxpayers’ rights.

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Governor Rick Scott has repeatedly said he has no intention of calling a special session to address Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, despite a week of protesters camping out in the governor’s office. The governor Monday sent Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters to meet with demonstrators.