| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Protesters marched through cities across the United States on Friday night chanting "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" on the eve of a large protest planned for Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets to...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:51 PM
To the editor: Perhaps it's confirmation bias that makes people think that ex-Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson is guilty of murder, despite eyewitness testimony and the physical evidence supporting his claim of self-defense. ("'Confirmation...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:44 AM
A Tampa court spokesman said Monday jury selection will start there Oct. 6 for Wellington polo magnate John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial, but the judge in the case isn't talking publicly about it.
Palm Beach County Chief Circuit Judge Jeffrey...
| Sep 17, 2014
am not at all surprised that George Zimmerman is in the news once again. Ever since he was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman has been on a downward spiral.
Until Zimmerman gets his hostile and bullying behavior in check, we...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Attorneys, lawmakers and researchers weighed in Friday on Florida's "stand your ground" law, during hours of testimony in Orlando for a probe by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The Commission launched an investigation of Florida's law, and laws like...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:51 PM
A Florida man convicted in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager after a dispute over loud music will spend the rest of his life in prison, a county judge said Friday.
Jackelyn Barnard, director of communications for the state's attorney's office in...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:28 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has unfairly criticized Gov. Rick Scott since he was elected. It is no surprise that the Sentinel would give Charlie ("I'll take any political job, and what party is that in?") Crist its endorsement ("Our choice for governor: Crist,"...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Once George Zimmerman's vocal defender, Frank Taaffe said Wednesday that he wanted to "make amends" with the family of Trayvon Martin by testifying for a federal grand jury convened in downtown Orlando.
The grand jury is believed to be hearing testimony...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Election hangover edition of five things for you today in Central Florida.
1. Governor Rick Scott won a second term as governor defeating Democratic candidate Charlie Crist. Scott said at his speech last night, "It's time to put all the division...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Preparing for storms?
I have read Beth Kassab's column, "Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us," in Tuesday's Sentinel, and also the editorial on Wednesday "Remember Charley: Be ready for storm season."
In 2004, my husband and I thought we...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:04 PM
In a letter addressed to the family of the man shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Trayvon Martin's mother extended a sympathetic arm and welcomed them to the "exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones...