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UPDATES
3/4/2014
| Haitian Community Leaders involved in the search for Carline B. Jean asks the FCRA to investigate 1) what
went wrong regarding police involvement and 2) was race or national origin of the missing Haitian woman a factor.  
See WESH 2
3/5/2014 | FCRA issued a press statement to confirm it will conduct a civil rights investigation into the police and
hotel questionable handling of a Haitian woman reported missing 2/9/2014.
See Orlando Sentinel
Viewer Poll
Do you think Governor Scott should appoint a special
prosecutor to look into the death of Trayvon Martin?

Yes (55%)    No (45%)

March 15, 2012 | To View Central Florida News 13 poll, Click

here
This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those
internet users who have chosen to participate.
Public Glorification of Confederate Flag
License Plate Promotes Message of Hate

Orlando - While the FCRA agrees with the court ruling that allows for the
Sons of Confederate Veterans to place a confederate flag on car licence
plates, we believe it would be “a huge mistake to sanction a message of
hate”

Honoring history is fine, but public glorification of a confederate symbol
used by the Ku Klux Klan in their arsenal of hate tools to terrorize African
American should never see the light of day on Florida’s roadways, said J
Willie David, III, president Florida Civil Rights Association.
VIRGINIA PROSECUTORS DROPPED CHARGES
AGAINST A HISPANIC MOTORIST FROM FLORIDA
(ONE CHARGE REDUCED: FAILURE TO PAY ATTENTION A $50 FINE)

A police dash camera records two Virginia Troopers using racial
slurs and ethnic jokes before slamming a Hispanic woman face
down on a concrete barrier.
See Dash Cam Video on YOUTUBE
Virginia CBS News 6 | Miami Herald |
Washington, D.C. NBC News 4
FCRA PRESIDENT JOIN 1500 AT OCCUPY ORLANDO MARCH TO CITY HALL
Occupy Orlando Video #2
Join Occupy Orlando
20 Pro Bono Attorneys Needed
More than 50,000 Orange County
citizens came together to put the
Earned Sick Time Initiative on the
ballot to create local labor legislation
for employers & employees. As a result
of this initiative, corporations mounted
an aggressive campaign to take over
Orange County Government and
turned it into a “democracy killer” to
deny voters the basic right to decide
on the paid sick days mandate or any
other laws, David added. Big money
and corporate profiteers have hijacked
our democracy through a willing
commission. The hijacking is on full
display here, he stated. David stated
that regardless of arguments for or
against the initiative, it has the right to
be decided by the voters of Orange
County, he stated.
FCRA Transportation Chairman
Attacks Orange County Red
Light Camera Plan As Highway
Robbery
PRESS RELEASE | June 18, 2012
The Florida Civil Rights Association
issue the following statement in
response to Orange County's
announcement to increase red light
cameras county-wide: It is obvious that
Orange county officials are taking a
low rent discount volume approach to
scamming motorists out of their hard
earned dollars, said Henry Stowe,
Transportation Chairman of the
Florida Civil Rights Association. Since
2007, the FCRA has held public
protests, testified before legislative
committees and organized opposition
to red light camera programs in
Florida.
News 13 | Fox 35 | West
Orlando News
 
Jackson-Burch
vs.
School Board of Citrus County, FL
Case # 5:2012cv00189
Defamation, False Imprisonment
and Discrimination
IN THE NEWS
Newsone.com May 2
Florida Officials Claim Black
People
Can’t Score High On Exams
Ebony.com May 2
Test Administrators: "You People
Don’t Score High"
westorlandonews May 1
Civil Right Group Sues School
Board over Racial Discrimination,
Defamation
Chronicle Online May 1
Woman claims discrimination at WTI
Reuters News April 30
Florida school district officials
accused of racism
 
PRESS RELEASE | July 16, 2012
The Orlando based Florida Civil
Rights Association announced that it
will conduct a police misconduct
investigation to determine if one or
more deputies with the Lake County
Sheriff's Office used excessive force
in the shooting death of Andrew Lee
Scott, who was later identified as the
wrong suspect.
The shooting of any citizen by a
police officer is of great concern to
the Florida Civil Rights Association,
especially where maybe doubt as to
whether the officer needed to resorts
to deadly force.
Read more.

FOX News: Civil Rights Group deputy's
involved shooting
Reuters News: Florida man killed in
police mix-up

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