Community activist removed from city council meeting in handcuffs
The tense debate over whether the Confederate monuments should remain or be removed from Jacksonville led to community activist and Northside Coalition of Jacksonville President Ben Fraizer being removed from Tuesday night’s city council meeting in handcuffs.
Some are calling for Sheriff Mike Williams to pay back his salary and more to taxpayers
While the city’s general counsel mulls over the looming legal issues surrounding Sheriff Williams’ move to Nassau County, there are calls for his salary and retirement to be paid back to the taxpayers if lawyers determine Williams vacated his seat last spring.
Activist’s attorney files notice of intent to sue over trespassing arrest at site of DeSantis’ news conference
Activist Ben Frazier’s attorney, John Phillips, has filed a notice of intent to sue, over his January arrest for trespassing at a state office building in Jacksonville where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was scheduled to hold a news conference.
Jacksonville activist defends actions that led to arrest before governor’s news conference
A Jacksonville civil rights activist arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor trespassing charge before Gov. Ron DesSantis’ planned news conference with health officials in Duval County defended his behavior during an interview Wednesday on The Morning Show.
DeSantis: Additional monoclonal antibody treatment site to open in Jacksonville if feds provide supply
Florida is ready to open additional monoclonal antibody treatment sites, including another site in Jacksonville, if the state gets more supply from the federal government, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday.
3rd council committee vote to leave Confederate monument in Springfield Park sparks protest
A third Jacksonville City Council committee has voted over two days against spending $1.3 million to move a Confederate monument from Springfield Park, the decision coming after activists chanting, “Take ‘em down; take ‘em down” were cleared from the room.
2 Jacksonville City Council committees vote down removal of Confederate statue from Springfield Park
During its Tuesday evening meeting, the Jacksonville City Council is scheduled to discuss an ordinance that would appropriate $1.3 million to fund the removal of a Confederate statue in Springfield Park.
City’s remaining Confederate monuments take spotlight in public comment during Council meeting
For weeks, the Northside Collation of Jacksonville has been pressing the city follow through with the removal of all remaining Confederate monuments, and on Tuesday, the organization held another rally outside City Hall.
Jacksonville City Hall emails reveal discussions before guideline signs went up
The News4Jax I-TEAM has obtained internal emails showing what was happening behind the scenes at Jacksonville City Hall before signs were posted in the building, telling visitors they cannot go to certain areas without permission.
Impact of Derek Chauvin’s conviction; Jacksonville’s infrastructure needs & proposed gas tax increase
On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” Northside Coalition President Ben Frazier and Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police President Steve Zona each discuss the impact of the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin verdict. Then Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute Director Rick Mullaney joins the show as Jacksonville Transportation Authority CEO Nat Ford and Jacksonville Civil Council Chairman John Delaney each discuss the city’s infrastructure needs and the proposed gas tax increase.