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Commissioner Samuel B. Ings & Drop D No Limits Foundation Presents Third Annual Bounce House Community Festival 2018!

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BY JIMMIE WILLIAMS

ORLANDO - As you can probably tell by the pictures from last year's event that the event was a success. It looks like this year's event will be just as successful due to the sponsors and volunteers that are involved, as well as our City Commissioner, Commissioner Samuel B. Ings of District 6 Orlando. Commissioner Samuel B. Ings had served this community for over 30 years...

 

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DNA Databases: Pioneering Or Profiling?

 

BY DEVIN HEFLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER

CENTRAL FLORIDA - In the model of most law enforcement agencies across the nation, prescreened DNA to link evidence in crimes is a priority in solving once cold cases or apprehending loose offenders, but community groups are protesting that this practice condones profiling and criminalizes even non-violent offenders.

Scores of states have also expanded their DNA testing and storage programs...
 

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Public Shows "Zero Tolerance" For Trump's Policy


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BY JALESSA CASTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER

Due to the threat of drug cartels, extreme poverty, gang violence, and other safety concerns, tens of thousands of parents and children have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in recent years. Recently, former policies, the Trump administration, and other factors have led to a catastrophe that is the cause of over 2,300 children being separated from their parents...
 

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Celebrating The Legacy Of African-American Music

 

BY JALESSA CASTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER

A month to commemorate the musical stylings of the African-American community.

African-American Music Appreciation Month is an annual celebration of the historical influence African-Americans have had on the music industry and is intended to pay homage to the many artists, writers, songs, albums, and inspiring musical moments that have shaped American pop culture...



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DNA Databases Continue To Draw Controversy

 

BY DEVIN HEFLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER

CENTRAL FLORIDA - In the model of most law enforcement agencies across the nation, prescreened DNA to link evidence in crimes is a priority in solving once cold cases or apprehending loose offenders, but community groups are protesting that this practice condones profiling and criminalizes even non-violent offenders.

Scores of states have also expanded their DNA testing and storage programs.

Prior to April 2009, it was reported the federal government genetically tracked only convicts. But, the FBI joined 15 states that year in collecting DNA samples from those awaiting trial and collected DNA from detained immigrants — the vanguard of a growing class of genetic registrants...
 

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