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Execution chamber. Photo: Florida Department of Corrections / Doug Smith

Intersection: Florida’s Death Penalty

Governor Rick Scott signed a bill requiring unanimous jury recommendations in death penalty cases. The bill appears to end the limbo over Florida’s death penalty, after the US Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charlie Wells, Democratic State Senator Randolph Bracy, and defense attorney Steven Laurence join Intersection to discuss the implications of the bill.
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Orange & Osceola County Public Defender Robert Wesley. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE

Intersection: Public Defender Robert Wesley’s Clothing Drive

On Saturday, Orange and Osceola County public defender Robert Wesley holds his annual clothing drive- seeking business clothes to help defendants look presentable in court. Wesley explains why appearance makes a big difference to defendants, and he talks about the progress made in keeping kids out of the court system.
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Orange and Osceola County State Attorney Aramis Ayala. Photo: Joey Roulette

Orange, Osceola Poised To Deliver Florida’s First Black State Attorney

In the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who will win Florida’s highly contested electoral votes is up in the air. But for one race here in central Florida, the result is pretty much a given—and it will make history. Voters in Orange and Osceola counties are poised to elect tFlorida’s first black state attorney, Aramis Ayala.
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