Politics

Protest today

October 8, 2009

By Sean Boone It started as a few dozen young adults outraged over the death of 17-year-old Victor Steen. But by the end of the informal meeting held at The End of The Line Cafe on…

Escambia County Politics

Buzz: Charter, consolidation, promise

October 8, 2009

The proposed charter for Pensacola may be a tough sale in the black community. All three council members are against it. They see African-Americans holding the city manager, community development and city clerk positions. They don’t…

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Hard to justify Taser use

October 8, 2009

Officer Ard made a stupid mistake by shooting his stun gun from his vehicle at Victor Steen. The fact that it’s not in the policy manual might help him with his superiors, but common sense dictates…

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More on Steen death

October 7, 2009

Report by IN reporter Sean Boone The incident last Saturday morning that led to the death of 17-year-old Victor Steen has undoubtedly been the talk of Pensacola–and with good reason. The manner in which Pensacola Policeman…

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Buzz: City retirees form PAC against Charter

October 7, 2009

We are hearing that John Fleming -former City Attorney, Robert Payne-former asst. City Manager, and Don Caton-another former City Attorney- are forming a political action committee to fight the proposed city charter. Caton gets annual retirement…

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Taser victim had myspace accounts

October 7, 2009

Victor Steen, who killed last Saturday after he was allegedly tasered by Pensacola Officer Jerrald Ard and then run over by Ard’s patrol car, had two Myspace accounts: F.M.P 4 me and mines and another whose…

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Buzz: PNJ building sold

October 7, 2009

We’ve heard the Pensacola News Journal’s office building on Romana has sold to a local doctor. The tenant will be University of Phoenix – which is similar to Virginia College.…

Escambia County Politics

Rebuttal to Maygarden viewpoint

October 7, 2009

In today’s daily paper, former Pensacola Mayor Jerry Maygarden makes that point that economic development is not the city government’s job. While I agree with Maygarden that the primary role of municipal government is public safety,…

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State Attorney issues more hand slaps

October 7, 2009

State Attorney Bill Eddins doesn’t want to prosecute any elected officials for Sunshine Law violations. Instead, he let Santa Rosa County officials off with a warning, accepted their defense that they didn’t know better and issued…

Escambia County Politics

Valentino will run for re-election

October 7, 2009

Yesterday, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino filed to run again for his District 2 seat. The incumbent already has two opponents, Robert Kelley and Andy Kowalski, in the 2010 Republican primary. Former County Administrator George Touart…

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Buzz: Unrest over Steen death

October 6, 2009

The Pensacola Police Department is hitting the internet to find witnesses to the death of 17-year-old Victor Damarius Steen. The teen was shot with a Taser by Officer Jerald Ard in the early hours of Saturday,…

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Murder pursued near UWF

October 6, 2009

An alert has been issued on the UWF campus: “Police are pursing a murder suspect in woods near campus: W/M 42yro DK GRN shirt jeans 5-8 160. If seen call 9-1-1.”…