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Calling Florida's criminal justice system "broken," and pointing to high rates of re-incarceration and growing costs to keep inmates in prison, the Florida ACLU and Lee County NAACP  are sponsoring a public forum Thursday night in Fort Myers to discuss reform.

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The Tampa Bay Times has spent the last four years compiling what it calls "Florida's most comprehensive database of police shootings." Data from nearly 400 law enforcement agencies across Florida reveal startling racial disparities: forty-one percent of people shot by police were black, despite making up 15 percent of the state's population.

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Activist organizations rallied at the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown Naples Monday to protest president-elect Donald Trump's proposed healthcare replacement.

The group calls itself the Southwest Florida Resistance Coalition, and though it's less than two weeks old, it already represents nearly a dozen local social and environmental justice organizations.

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Ballot amendments, state and national races, and a divisive presidential race: the 2016 general election has come and gone, but how did Florida vote? And how does voters feel the day after the election?

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The Manatee County branch of the NAACP is accusing the Bradenton Police Department of racial discrimination. The civil rights organization is referencing public records it recently requested from the department.

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