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December 5, 2022

$9K reward offered for tips in 13-year-old’s drive-by shooting death

With anger in his voice, Jacksonville’s new sheriff vowed Monday evening to add more investigators on the Saturday night shooting that left a 13-year-old boy dead in the Lincoln Villas community in Northwest Jacksonville. Calling the boy a “needless, senseless victim of gun violence that plagues our community,” Sheriff T.K. Waters said his department will not tolerate violence for one

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December 5, 2022

MAD DADS anti-violence group calls fatal shooting of 13-year-old ‘tragic for our community’

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy and injured others in Northwest Jacksonville.The shooting happened Saturday evening at the intersection of New Kings and Moncrief roads. JSO said four boys from the ages 11 to 15 years old and a 21-year-old man, who is believed to be their football coach, were headed home

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May 30, 2022

OPINION | The answer to gun violence? Abolish guns

Last week, I dropped off and picked up my son from school for the last time until the next school year begins. It’s a commonality I share with parents across the country. Another commonality we all share is the fear that grips us when we relinquish control over the safety of our children to educators and institutions we presume to

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May 23, 2022

OPINION | Symptoms of a broken system

Imagine for a moment it’s a Sunday afternoon. You’ve just left church or brunch or finished a morning run or swim at the beach, and you need to stop at the grocery store to get some essential items. Perhaps those include baby formula, which both you and the store are running low on, and other household needs. Running through your

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