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Captain Michael Riggio was the number two for counterterrorism for the New York City Police Department before being hired away by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. CREDIT DANIEL RIVERO / WLRN
Central Florida News

How The Parkland Tragedy Has Changed Policing Across Florida


In the year since the tragedy in Parkland, police departments across the state have adjusted their policing strategies to address threats of violence in the community. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which was passed the Florida legislature weeks after the shooting, mandated a number of changes, including putting more police in schools and engaging with troubled individuals.
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Intersection

After Parkland, Florida Police Use ‘Red Flag’ Law To Remove Guns From People Deemed A Threat


“Red flag” laws have made it easier for law enforcement in nine states to take guns away from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. Reporter Daniel Rivero from WLRN in Miami joins Intersection to discuss the implications posed by these new laws, and how police in Florida are using the law in the aftermath of last year’s shooting in Parkland.
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Law enforcement officers block off the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Feb. 15, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. A day earlier a gunman opened fire in the school.
Pulse Shooting

Democrats Unveil New Gun Bills Tuesday With MSD, Pulse Survivors


“People like to say that wouldn’t have stopped Pulse from happening. That wouldn’t have stopped the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” said Brandon Wolf, a Pulse survivor. “Well nobody ever said one law in particular is going to end gun violence in this country. We have to take a comprehensive approach, and that’s why you’re going to hear several pieces of legislation talked about.”
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