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ORLANDO, Fla., - Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump boldly announced that he stands with Commissioner Samuel B. Ings for the next Mayor of Orlando.  Attorney Crump, who is best known for fighting high-profile cases involving police shootings of African-Americans, spoke at the 2019 summer conference of National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) held last week in Jackson, Mississippi.  
Tallahassee— The A.C.L.U., the Florida State Conference of Branches, Youth Units of the N.A.A.C.P. and the Brennan Center for Law at the N.Y.U. Law has filed suit against the Florida law that subverts the will of the voters by blocking the automatic restoration of voting rights for non-violent felons. 
WASHINGTON, DC – After repeatedly calling for him to step down, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the long-overdue resignation of Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta after his gross mishandling of the Jeffrey Epstein case during his time as a District Attorney for the Southern District of Florida:
Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday sent a letter to Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Mark Morgan seeking answers regarding reports that ICE has signed new contracts for three for-profit immigration detention centers in Mississippi and Louisiana: Adams County Correctional Center (operated by CoreCivic, one of the largest for-profit prison operators in the country), Catahoula Correctional Center, and South Louisiana ICE Processing Center (operated by GEO Group, another giant for-profit prison operator). If the reports are correct, it appears that ICE has decided to place immigrant detainees at these facilities without providing proper notice, despite the fact that they pose serious health and safety concerns.    
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