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May 132022
Water Quality: Are Fish Addicted to Key West Drugs?

A bonefish caught in the Lakes Passage just northwest of Key West harbor was found to have a schizophrenia drug in its bloodstream at a level 296 times the amount normally prescribed to a person. “It also had 8 anti-depressants at 10 to 300 times the human concentration,” says Florida International University (FIU) associate professor Dr. Jennifer Rehage. A week ago Dr. Rehage and FIU PhD candidate Nick Castillo shared the staggering results of a three-year study of the impact of pharmaceuticals on bonefish in South Florida waters with members of Florida Bay Forever in Islamorada.

 May 13, 2022  Posted by at 10:17 am * Featured Story * 2 Responses »
Jan 162022
Key West: Dinghy Beach Activist Says Marriott Beachside is Violating Her First Amendment Rights

“If they told the police that I was on “THEIR” property, they made a false police report,” says Christine Lininger. It’s January 7th, North Roosevelt Boulevard, in what has become a familiar scene: Key West police are detaining activist Christine Lininger as the Marriott Beachside hotel has once again called for her arrest.

 January 16, 2022  Posted by at 10:09 pm * Featured Story * No Responses »
Oct 022020
Video: Deputy Pepper Sprays, Chokes Key West Swimmer, Gets Fired

The naked man, who the report says, had committed no crime and posed no threat was pepper sprayed at least five times – once at extremely close range.  Riggs even attempted to tase him, and to get in the water and “choke [him] out,” threatened to gaff him, threatened to drown him and ultimately used a potentially lethal choke hold to remove him from the water.

 October 2, 2020  Posted by at 9:00 am * Featured Story * 2 Responses »
Jul 052020

Here in Stock Island, in just a few years, we have had such over development that we have a hard time getting off Stock Island and onto US 1 highway, the traffic has become horrendous with too many cars. Parking has become an issue. Our neighbors have been evicted from their homes, with no protection from our local government, only assistance to the developers who evicted these families.

 July 5, 2020  Posted by at 2:00 pm * Featured Story * 1 Response »
Jun 162020
FWC’s Side of the Adam Bounds Shooting / Unredacted Report Released

On May 21st Adam Bounds, who was shot 3 times inside his houseboat by FWC Captain David Dipre during an October 15th welfare check, was arrested for attempted arson and threatening a law enforcement officer. Bounds has since been released on bond. Today we received an unredacted copy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s May 20th probable cause statement.

 June 16, 2020  Posted by at 9:15 am * Featured Story * 1 Response »
Jun 142020
Should the Keys Have a Debate about Policing?

The governor of the state of New York just initiated an interesting program: over the next nine months he invites every community in his state to “put pen to paper” and propose what kind of police force they want. “It’s not that government gives us their vision of what the police should look like because we have government’s vision of what the police should look like: It’s called the current police.” He wants to hear what ideas the people have to propose. Now that is a great idea. Why couldn’t the Keys and Key West do the same?

 June 14, 2020  Posted by at 12:20 pm * Featured Story * 9 Responses »

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