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“I would run.”

I've done an informal poll of teenagers and their parents to find out how the teens would react if they were somewhere they weren't suppose to be, doing something that they shouldn't and law enforcement drove up. "I would run" was the most common reply. Why? "Because if the cops catch me, I'm [...]

Protest today

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 Wednesday evening, an organized group had emerged--ready to speak out against what many believe was an act of [...]

More on Steen death

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 Jerald Ard attempted to subdue the young black male on his bicycle [...]

Buzz: City retirees form PAC against Charter

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 checks of $73,824 from the city pension fund; Fleming [...]

Taser victim had myspace accounts

Taser victim had myspace accounts

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 name violates the rules of this site and is closed to the public.

Rebuttal to Maygarden viewpoint

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, assuring safe water/ reliable sewer/trash collection and [...]

Buzz: Unrest over Steen death

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, October 3. Ard then ran over Steen. Customers outside of Sluggo's are telling us it was a [...]

Oops, PNJ mistakes net for gross

In Oct. 15, 2005 presentation to the Pensacola City Council, the City staff made it clear that the net funding to the Community Maritime Park would be $40 million---and that is the contractual obligation that the City has to the park. It always been understood that the bond issue would have to be [...]

Life in prison for Pensacola minor

Life in prison for Pensacola minor

The Wall Street Journal reports today on the US Supreme Court hearing on Nov. 9 arguments about the sentence of life in prison without parole when imposed on juvenile. One of the two cases involves Joe Sullivan, who was convicted 20 years ago of breaking into a Pensacola home, stealing jewelry and [...]

Should City borrow money for interest?

The Pensacola City Council will decide this week whether its bond issue for the Community Maritime Park should include $4.9 million to pay interest on the bond while the park is constructed. My question is why? In the PNJ, Dick Barker says the extra money would be used to level out those poor [...]

PPD had Taser problems in 2005

PPD had Taser problems in 2005

Pensacola Police Officer Jerald Ard has been suspended and is under FDLE investigation for firing his Taser as he chased a man who was fleeing on a bicycle early Saturday morning in Brownsville and the running over the man with his patrol car. The fleeing man, who the PPD have yet to identify, [...]

More buzz: CMP and Christmas Lights

Work began on the Community Maritime Park yesterday. Mayor Mike Wiggins is working with DIB and local businesses to keep the downtown Christmas lights.

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