Category Archives: Florida Supreme Court

Murder on the Space Coast

A Who’s Who…* Juan Ramos (photo) – A Cuban refugee who arrived in Florida during the Mariel boatlift, Ramos was living in Cocoa when he was arrested and convicted of murder. He was sent to death row when he was … Continue reading

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Keep Partisan Revenge Out of State Constitution

Keep partisan revenge out of state constitution —An Editorial Sun Sentinel Editorial Board Floridians need to stay informed on judiciary amendment Florida voters had to be aware of a sneaky constitutional amendment this year. They may have to be even … Continue reading

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Florida’s Broken Sentencing System

Florida’s broken sentencing system — designed for fairness, it fails to account for prejudice (Sarasota Herald-Tribune) Justice has never been blind when it comes to race in Florida. Blacks were first at the mercy of slave masters. Then came Jim … Continue reading

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Imprisoned for Crimes They Did not Commit

Innocence Project of Florida – Unlocking the truth…

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One Amendment We Don’t Need

This November, “Amendment 1” (The Solar Energy Amendment) will be on the Florida ballot. We have all heard the radio commercials and seen the TV ads promoting “solar energy choice” and growing solar “the right way” protecting the “rights of … Continue reading

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The Racist Basis of the 10-2 Jury Vote to Execute

This idea originated in Louisiana where they established a 9-3 vote to execute. Given the universally accepted truth that black men were disproportionately executed, there is an understandably strong sentiment in the African American Community that opposes the death penalty. … Continue reading

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State Execution Facts

From the DPIC (Death Penalty Information Center): Facts about the Death Penalty.  Statistics, charts and graphs regarding how the death penalty is applied in each state (as of Dec. 09, 2015). You may also download the PDF (500KB) “Death Penalty … Continue reading

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