When the violence doesn’t go viral: police brutality in Black Sarasota

When the violence doesn’t go viral: police brutality in Black Sarasota

  Corey Mobley. Rodney Mitchell. Chad Washington. Unarmed black men being injured or killed at the hands of police officers breaks mainstream news fairly frequently in cities across the United States these days. While many Sarasota natives have been kept...
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Activist seek “Justice for Chad Washington” this weekend

Activist seek “Justice for Chad Washington” this weekend

Editor’s Note: This is a continuing story. A more in-depth story will be printed in the next issue of the Tangent.   On Mar. 22, Newtown resident Darnesha McMillan called Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to help fellow Newtown resident, Chad...
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‘Uncharged, unproven, and victimless’: Arrests and thefts draw attention to police and community

With eight unsolved thefts, two student arrests, and one banned person this semester, some are left to wonder whether the biggest culprit might be the community itself. On Aug. 22, a student was arrested on-campus for possession of less than...
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Body worn cameras for police

  The Sarasota Police Department bought 24 new Taser AXON Flex body-worn cameras (BWCs) last year with a $36,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. A one-year trial period will begin this month with the hopes of accurately documenting...
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New College Police participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, Sept. 27, the New College/University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus Police participated as a collector in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This was the DEA’s ninth and final event ...
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Flaws in the System: Police Hiring and Support

Reports of alleged police brutality are a common occurrence in popular media, spurring discussions of excessive force, the abuse of power and all things “unlawful.” Despite the extensive reporting on such instances, accredited individuals believe there is ...
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