The Week In Web - Pedestrian Safety, Operation Ceasefire, Climate Change, Stand Your Ground
Duval County Public Schools, medical marijuana, and Lyme disease were among our top stories this week.Here are the top stories on WJCTNews.org from May 11-16:
Jacksonville Ranked Third Most Dangerous City In The Nation For Walking - A recently released report ranks the Jacksonville metro area as the third most dangerous place for pedestrians in the country with 359 pedestrian deaths from 2003 to 2012.
Jacksonville Sheriff Announces 'Operation Ceasefire' In Response To Increase In Gun Crimes - Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford announced Tuesday that officers have seized 10 illegal firearms and taken 381 grams of cocaine and 156 grams of marijuana off the streets as part of an anti-crime initiative called Operation Ceasefire, which began at the start of May.
Report: Climate Change Threatens Florida's Historic Landmarks - The Union of Concerned Scientists says seven historic Florida landmarks, including St. Augustine’s Castillo de san Marcos and Fort Matanzas, are threatened by the prospect of rising seas, flooding and worsening wildfires caused by climate change.
Are Minorities Unfairly Targeted By Stand Your Ground? - Part of our First Coast Forum event this week on Stand Your Ground, WJCT's Rhema Thompson looks at whether the law unfairly impacts communities of color.