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Intersection | Columnist Darryl Owens Talks Ferguson & Conversations with Congressmen Paul Ryan and John Mica

The shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri sparked protest and intense media interest this month. 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks to Orlando Sentinel Columnist and 90.7 Contributor Darryl Owens about the situation and what makes it different from protests two years ago in Central Florida stemming from the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
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State Sen. Geraldine Thompson monitors election results, August 2014. Photo by Amy Green

Geraldine Thompson wins in District 12

State Sen. Geraldine Thompson is the Democratic nominee in District 12, in West Orange County. Thompson defeated old rival Gary Siplin. She celebrated with supporters in Parramore after winning 64 percent of the vote. She says if re-elected she plans to focus on education, gender equality and amending the state’s “stand your ground” law. “I think at least it needs to be amended to exclude an aggressor who starts a fight and provokes an altercation from being able to use deadly force and then walk away scott free by saying they thought someone had a weapon or they thought their life was in danger.” Thompson’s rivalry with Siplin dates back at least a decade, when he defeated her in a …
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Congressional Reps Sail Through Primary

Congressional Representatives from Central Florida sailed through the 2014 primary. District 7 incumbent John Mica faced three Republican challengers in the primary – Don Oelrich, Kelly Shirley and David Smith. Mica won the nomination with 72% of the vote. Alan Grayson, District 9 incumbent, won his Democratic primary against challenger Nick Ruiz with 74% of the vote. District 10 Republican Congressman Dan Webster and District 5 Democrat Corinne Brown were unopposed in their party’s primary on Tuesday.
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