First Coast Week in Review; JME’s top picks
It’s Friday on the First Coast, and what better way to wrap up the week than by exploring the most significant news stories unfolding right here in our community?
Among the topics we discuss today:
- After five years of hosting separate events, the NAACP and the city of Jacksonville will now collaborate to organize a unified event in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
- The discourse surrounding redlining remains prominent. We delve into its historical roots and examine the recent deal between Ameris Bank and the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Reporting on homelessness emphasizes personal narratives, highlights underlying challenges and stresses the need for sustained momentum and political commitment to address the issue in Jacksonville.
- The charges against two individuals accused of shooting a police officer were dropped.
- The city reached a settlement in a lawsuit after an officer shot Florida A&M student Jamee Johnson during a traffic stop.
Our panel today included:
- Keitha Nelson, Good Morning Jacksonville anchor from First Coast News.
- Randy DeFoor, a Jacksonville attorney and former City Council member.
- Anne Maxwell, investigative reporter with our media partner News4Jax.
- Charlie McGee, poverty reporter with The Tributary.
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