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According to multiple reports, the Orlando terrorist shooter who attacked the LGBT nightclub Pulse, resulting in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, was gay. A former classmate of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s 2006 police academy class said he believed Mateen was gay, saying Mateen once asked him out. WFTV...
Omar Mir Seddique Mateen has been named as the gunman who killed at least 50 people and wounded 53 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The massacre is now the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Mateen was later killed by police after taking hostages at the LGBT club....
The violence in Orlando continues to spiral out of control. Orlando residents are shocked waking up to hear about another shooting in Orlando this morning. There are already daily reports of shootings and "The Voice" singer Christina Grimmie was shot and killed by a gunman at The Plaza Live...
Our community, Parramore, has and continues to be a story of tradition, pride and cohesion. Throughout our community’s history we have suffered, yet persevered, through oppression, subjugation and institutional racism. Indeed, since its inception, our beloved Parramore and her people were seen as bottom feeders meant to serve and...
by Ezell Harris Jr., Director of Floridians Monitoring Law Enforcement (FMLE) As I prepare to move out of Orlando/Orange County after 22 years of residing here, I am confident that with the ever-growing crime wave among unemployed young black males and the irrational thinking of our local elected officials, we "can" and will hit...
A damning letter sent by the Orlando Citizens' Police Review Board is putting new pressure on the Orlando Police Department as well as Mayor Buddy Dyer over ongoing problems of excessive force in addition to the city's failure to properly investigate its own and provide answers to the public. In the scathing letter...
There is a lot of rhetoric and misinformation circulating around Orlando as the City Council prepares to decriminalize marijuana possession. One local organization even jumped out immediately claiming a "social justice victory" and labeling the proposed ordinance as one of the top reform issues "most affecting local families." But...
There is outrage spreading across downtown Orlando today as the City announced six Cygnets, or baby swans, from Lake Eola Park were stolen from their nest last night. The baby swans were reportedly only 1 day old and their mother was heard crying near her nest. "Some scumbag stole six...
The City of Orlando is looking to follow the lead other Florida cities have taken to decriminalize the possession of marijuana under 20 grams, proposing a civil citation instead of arrest. Yes, Orlando is finally joining a wave sweeping the state and country on this issue. According to city officials,...