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Archive for Thursday, September 24, 2015

A transgender woman says TSA in Orlando detained her because of an ‘anomaly’

After enjoying the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal last weekend, Shadi Petosky was traveling back home Monday when TSA officials at the Orlando International Airport detained her for an anomaly. Petosky, who is a transgender woman and a writer, started tweeting her experience after she stepped into the body scan machine, where officers select a pink or blue button to scan female and male travelers based on officers gender perceptions. People whose bodies dont conform to their perceived gender, like transgender and gender non-conforming people, can be subject to additional screenings and pat-downs. Petosky said the body scanner picked up an anomaly, so she told the officer she was transgender, but she said the agent didnt appear to ...
Published in Archives

Alleged Zimmerman Shooter To Stand Trial

A man who allegedly shot at George Zimmerman has been ordered to stand trial for attempted murder. Matthew Apperson also faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Published in Central Florida News

Fishkind Conversations: Digging For Gold In FL’s Latest Employment Numbers

Floridas most recent jobs report looks good overall, says economic analyst Hank Fishkind….but dig into the details, and you’ll find the state’s employment picture is a bit more complex than it first appears. Fishkind takes us deeper into the report and finds some telling trends. He starts with an overview of the newest data.
Published in Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Intersection: Child Arrests & High Stakes Testing

More kids aged 5-10 get arrested in Orange and Osceola Counties than any other county in Florida. Thats according to public defender Robert Wesley, who says more of those arrests are happening during the school year than in the summer months. Troubled kids are being turned over to school resource officers rather than counselors or psychologists, and Wesley wants to know why. Ahead on intersection- a conversation with Robert Wesley, Osceola School Board member Kelvin Soto and Orange County School Board member Linda Kobert about the arrest rate.
Published in Intersection