The Florida Roundup: NFL Protests Inspire High School Players, Condo Fraud & A Zika-Free Wynwood

Sep 23, 2016

When San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick started his protest against racial inequality and police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem, he set off a firestorm. 

Since then, players from around the NFL and in other sports have joined in. Four Miami Dolphin players began protesting by taking a knee during the national anthem, led by running back Arian Foster. And it's even made its way to some high school football fields here in South Florida. 

Jocelyn Benson, chief executive of the Ross Initiative in Sports Equality; reporter David Hyde from the Sun Sentinel; Jodi Wagner from the Palm Beach Post ,and Jeffrey Bell, president of the Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association, discuss the protest. 

 

Last year there were almost 2,000 complaints made about improper behavior at condo associations statewide. Those range from financial mismanagement to other irregularities and fraud. And of those 1,908 complaints, more than a third of them were filed in Miami-Dade County.

El Nuevo Herald reporters Enrique Flor and Brenda Medina have worked to bring  this issue to light. They share the results of their investigations. 

Earlier this week, Gov. Rick Scott was in Wynwood and made this announcement: The district is Zika-free. Even with that announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not lift the travel advisory warning pregnant women about the area...and to avoid mosquitoes.

But since that announcement, has business gotten better in Wynwood? WLRN reporter Sammy Mack and Albert Garcia, vice chair of the Wynwood Business Improvement District, discuss the question.