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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

 

As Ferguson waits for the grand jury decision on whether to charge a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, the Sanford, Florida police department talks about lessons learned in the wake of Trayvon Martin's shooting. As an anxious nation awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, the Florida law enforcement officials who handled another controversial interracial shooting have come forward to describe the lessons learned-and what goes on behind the scenes when a small town's simmering racial tensions burst into the national media spotlight.

 

Six teenagers - ranging in age from 16 to 18 - now face charges in the reported gang rape of a Winter Springs High School student last week, the city's Police Department said Wednesday. Police identified all six teens, including 18-year-old Torreano Batton of Sanford, in a press release Wednesday morning.

 

More than two years ago, there was a case in Florida that drew national headlines and sparked a national debate.

 

Six teenagers - ranging in age from 16 to 18 - now face charges in the reported gang rape of a Winter Springs High School student last week, the city's Police Department said Wednesday. Police identified all six teens, including 18-year-old Torreano Batton of Sanford, in a press release Wednesday morning.

 

More than two years ago, there was a case in Florida that drew national headlines and sparked a national debate.

 

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More than two years ago, there was a case in Florida that drew national headlines and sparked a national debate.

 

Beaujolais Nouveau Dinner Hosted by the Taster's Guild of Orlando. 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Nick's Italian Kitchen, 912 N. Mills Ave.; 407-427-1447; nicksitaliankitchen.com Blaze Adonis presents Pirates Booty All you can drink wells, calls and premiums with shows by Axel Andrews, Kaija Adonis and Roxxxy Andrews.

 

A Nov. 13 WorldNetDaily article by Paul Bremmer has no other purpose other than to peddle right-wing lies about the Department of Justice's Community Relations Service: Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said his organization has been tracking the CRS' actions in Ferguson, just as they tracked the CRS' actions in Sanford, Florida, after the 2012 Trayvon Martin shooting. He does not believe CRS workers are impartial mediators.

 

It's another big week, Nov. 17-23 for music in Orlando . There are some great live shows to choose from as well as a new release to look forward to and one fundraiser underway.

 

"My musical heroes always were people who used their music as some form of political protest," says Alynda Lee Segarra. Musicians who are "thinking of the people who are shouting for a change, and use their voice to help make that happen."

 

Madison Cooper, 7, visits with Santa at the Seminole Towne Center in Sanford on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. A large Christmas tree stands tall in the middle of the mall and large wreaths hang from the ceiling throughout the mall.

 

Members of the Sanford Police Department walked the streets on Wednesday in an effort to stop a string of violence, which is believed to be a result of rival groups lashing out at one another in the area. Cora Brown knows the risk firsthand.

 

Winter Park's Wine Barn has expanded into the space next door, where a new bar with an enomatic wine-dispensing machine is housed. The new space also hosts a B350 Degrees Pastry Shop featuring cakes and pastries baked from scratch on the premises.

 

More than two years ago, there was a case in Florida that drew national headlines and sparked a national debate. George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black high school student, to death following an altercation in a Sanford, Fla., gated community.

 

Two people are recuperating, including a teenager, after a double shooting in Sanford Monday night where 75 shots were fired, police said. A 17-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man were shot at around 9:10 p.m. near the intersection of South Summerlin Ave. and McKay Boulevard, a residential street.

 
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