Concerns About Mental Health on Parkland Campus Raised Long Before Two Students Committed Suicide

Back in early February, parents of Broward students were pushing for Superintendent Robert Runcie to step down for a myriad of reasons; one being that they believed the school district under his leadership did not provide proper counseling to parents, students and faculty who survived the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17 people in a Parkland high school last year. Now, two students are dead … Continue reading Concerns About Mental Health on Parkland Campus Raised Long Before Two Students Committed Suicide

The Suspension of Officials in Florida Has Become a Form of Political Theatre

It was late in the evening as the orange sunlight peeked through unto the podium. Governor Ron DeSantis approached the podium with his characteristically stoic expression. In front of him was an audience of reporters and citizens. Behind him stood over a dozen critics of the Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel. Israel had been criticized for his handling of the Valentine’s Day massacre which left … Continue reading The Suspension of Officials in Florida Has Become a Form of Political Theatre

The Broward Elections Controversy Deconstructed

“In many ways, this has been Ms. Snipes’ finest election,” Ion Sancho, the former Leon County supervisor of elections, told me over the phone. Rarely were such kind words used to describe Dr. Brenda Snipes, the Broward County supervisor of elections, since her resignation. Dr. Snipes came under fire recently after being accused of committing fraud in the Broward elections. As the margin between Senator … Continue reading The Broward Elections Controversy Deconstructed