Category Archives: Florida

Florida state senator resigns over racial slurs in front of black lawmakers

The Florida lawmaker under fire over racially inflammatory remarks toward his African-American colleagues has resigned, a spokeswoman for the Florida Senate Majority Office told CNN. The embattled state senator, Frank Artiles, submitted his letter of resignation to Senate President Joe Negron on Friday, just days after apologizing on the Senate floor for his remarks. (CNN)… Read More »

Florida senator calls fellow Republicans ‘n—-rs,’ hurls expletives at black colleague in racist tirade

Calls are mounting for a Florida GOP senator to resign after it was revealed that he hurled a flurry of racially-charged expletives at two African-American colleagues while they were having drinks at a private club on Monday night. Miami Sen. Frank Artiles, who is of Cuban descent, was having drinks with Democratic Sens. Audrey Gibson… Read More »

Report: Miami officers fired for joking about target practice in black neighborhood

An internal Miami police investigation has found three rookie officers joked in a group chat about using the city’s primarily black neighborhoods for target practice, a newspaper reported Friday. According to investigation documents obtained by the Miami Herald, the officers told an investigator they were only joking. The newspaper said officers Kevin Bergnes, Miguel Valdes… Read More »

George Zimmerman kicked out of bar after using racial slurs

George Zimmerman was kicked out of a Florida cigar bar after using racial slurs and yelling at a waitress, police said. The former neighborhood watchman became belligerent at the Corona Cigar Co. outside Orlando, according to a Seminole County Sheriff’s Office report. Manager Angel Benitez told the Daily News that staff asked an officer who… Read More »