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Monday on First Coast Connect we heard about this week’s Faith, Race and LGBT: A conversation with Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington at UNF that looks to bridge gaps and work for common goals. We spoke with UNF LBGT Resource Center Director Kaitlin Legg  and UNF Interfaith Center Associate Director Matt Hartley (01:14).       

Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, radio host Angela Spears, WJCT contributor Charles Griggs and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons.

Our topics included:

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via YouTube

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying witnesses to a shooting in downtown Jacksonville on Jan. 4. Police have released this surveillance video, which shows the moments after the double shooting near Art Walk that left two teens injured.


Jacksonville Police Shoot 16-Year-Old Robbery Suspect

Jan 5, 2016

A 16-year-old believed to be involved in a string of restaurant robberies was shot Sunday night by two police officers after another Southside restaurant was robbed, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The gun used in the robbery of a Jimmy John's in a shopping center at the corner of Beach and University boulevards on Sunday was in a bag stuffed with cash that 16-year-old Dominion Bradshaw was carrying, authorities said. Bradshaw was shot twice—once in the thigh and once in the ankle— by an off-duty officer and a responding officer as he fled the scene, police said.

James Crichlow / Jacksonville Business Journa

Dealing with crime in Jacksonville has become an issue for business owners in the city’s so-called "Ceasefire Zone."

Jacksonville Sheriff's Offce

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says 12-year-old boy shot and killed a 54-year-old homeless man last month in a Westside parking lot.

Luís Vieira / Flickr

Jacksonville is struggling with a two-month citywide crime wave that’s been averaging one shooting a day and a murder every other day.

Tex Texin / Flickr

Jacksonville is inching closer to retaining the title of murder capital of Florida.

In about a month, Leon County and Tallahassee officials will offer a free internet-based workshop to help residents be better prepared in a “workplace active shooter incident.” It’s timely, given the recent gun incidents around the nation and on area college campuses.

Some of the questions the series of online videos hope to answer include if an active shooter showed up at your workplace, do you have plan? Are there safe areas employees can get to?

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Mayor Alvin Brown, and chikungunya are in the headlines today.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville sheriff's officer has fatally shot a shooting suspect after a car chase.

Tex Texin / Flickr

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Four men face multiple charges after two people were injured in a Memorial Day shooting on Florida's Clearwater Beach.

Karen Feagins / WJCT

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, along with Mayor Alvin Brown, City Councilwoman Denise Lee and other city leaders, revealed at a Tuesday press conference the details of an anti-crime initiative called Operation Ceasefire, which began at the start of May.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

Attorneys for Marissa Alexander will have to wait a little longer to argue Stand Your Ground in her upcoming case.

Devon Rashad Spencer, Peter Rummell, and Kona Skate Park are in the headlines today.