'Hemming 5'; Jax Portrait Of A Serial Killer; & World's Oldest Skate Park — #32

Apr 13, 2017

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What started out as a peaceful protest devolved into violence last week.

On this episode of Redux, we’ll get you up to speed on the who, why and what exactly happened in Hemming Park.

Then, the life and times of one of Jacksonville’s most infamous characters were brought to the stage last week — a portrait of serial killer Ottis Toole. Find out why these Jacksonville University academics decided to bring this story to the stage.

And finally, we'll bring you a story about the world’s oldest skate park.


JSO officers arrested five protesters Friday evening in Hemming Park. The arrests were captured on cell phone video.
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Jacksonville Attorney Investigating Downtown Protest; JSO Reviewing Protocol

Several protesters were arrested during a demonstration against last week’s U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Now, Jacksonville attorney John Phillips said he’s conducting a review of what happened.

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Wall That Heals Arrives In Jacksonville, Commemorates Fallen Vietnam Vets

The Wall that Heals is a half-scale replica of the memorial wall in Washington D.C. The wall is open 24 hours a day until 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson touring an apartment at Eureka Garden in Jacksonville.
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HUD Secretary Tours Jacksonville’s Eureka Garden

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made his first trip to Jacksonville for a tour of the troubled Eureka Garden housing complex.

Two of Ottis Toole's personalities clash with another character on stage.
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‘Stalking Ottis Toole’ Brings Jacksonville Killer To Stage 34 Years After Confession

The mystery surrounding one of the city’s most notorious serial killers has been adapted as a stage play after a Jacksonville professor turned it into a novel: “Stalking Ottis Toole: A Southern Gothic."

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Jacksonville’s Skatepark Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Jacksonville’s Kona Skatepark is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It’s the world’s oldest privately owned skatepark, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at vkong@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek