police brutality

On this Monday, July 13, episode of Sundial:

Florida COVID-19 Cases Break Records

Florida continues to shatter daily records for the number of coronavirus cases. The state reported 15,300 on Sunday, the most by any state in the country since the start of the pandemic and thousands more than New York’s peak back in April.

The record comes as parts of the economy continue to reopen. Over the weekend, Disney World began accepting patrons with facemask and social distancing requirements.

Racquel Lewis

Although racism and police brutality are ongoing issues in America, social media has exposed these realities like never before. Generation Z in particular is growing up learning about the unjust deaths of Black individuals by scrolling through social networks. 

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On this Wednesday, July 8, episode of Sundial:

Broward Teachers On Reopening Schools

President Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that schools must reopen for the fall semester. The president added that he would withdraw federal funding from school districts that don’t fully comply. 

Lynne Sladky / AP Photo

Florida police officers can be heard laughing and celebrating after shooting protesters with rubber bullets during a May protest against police brutality, according to newly released body camera footage.

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images

The deaths of 27-year-old Carlos Ingram-Lopez in Tucson and 18-year old Andres Guardado in Los Angeles have reignited calls to not only end incidents of police brutality against Black people, but also those against Latinx people.

A Miami Gardens police officer seen on video pressing his knee onto the neck of a woman is expected to be charged with battery and official misconduct, the Miami Herald has learned.

NEMOURS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL- YOUTUBE / Health News Florida

On this Wednesday, June 24, episode of Sundial:

Florida’s Ousted Data Scientist & Her Own COVID-19 Dashboard 

Rebekah Jones was a manager in the Florida Department of Health and played a critical role in creating the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. She says she was fired after refusing to manipulate data on the dashboard. A statement from the department says she was fired for “repeated acts of insubordination.”

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On this Tuesday, June 16, episode of Sundial:

Miami Gardens Mayor On Improving Policing 

Cities across the country are grappling with how to reform their police departments to hold officers accountable and prevent violence against black communities.

Carline Jean / South Florida Sun Sentinel

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony has built his reputation as a reformer who isn’t afraid to take on bad cops in his own department.

Now, he’s showcasing his get-tough stance on police brutality in his first campaign ad, which includes footage of his own deputies slamming a teenager’s head to the ground and punching a handcuffed inmate.

Darron Cummings / AP

The Louisville, Ky., Metro Council has voted unanimously to ban no-knock warrants. The legislation was titled Breonna's Law, in honor of a woman who was killed during a raid on her home earlier this year.

Her death became one of the rallying points in protests against police violence, along with that of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis in May. Crowds all over the country have chanted her name.

Carl Juste / MIAMI HERALD

On this Wednesday, June 10, episode of Sundial:

Fort Lauderdale Mayor On Defunding Police

Pedro Portal / Miami Herald

Miami-Dade commissioners likely will vote next week on reviving an oversight panel for the police department, as the stalled effort gets new life on the heels of countywide demonstrations over the death of George Floyd after a Minneapolis police officer put his knee on Floyd’s neck.

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On this Monday, June 8, episode of Sundial:

Fort Lauderdale Police Face Scrutiny Over Violence

Protests over police brutality continued across South Florida over the weekend from Jupiter down to Homestead. They remained relatively peaceful although a number of arrests were made

Jose Luis Magana / AP

In the wake of national protests set off following the death of George Floyd, House and Senate Democrats will unveil legislation Monday that would bring about wide-ranging reforms to the country's police departments.

The Democratic proposal, the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, marks one of the most comprehensive efforts in modern times to overhaul the way police do their jobs.

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Updated at 12:09 a.m. ET Monday

Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council pledged their support for "dismantling" the city's police department, representing a veto-proof majority of the 13 city council members.

The council members announced their position Sunday from the stage at a rally organized by black activists in response to the May 25 killing of George Floyd while in police custody.

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