Florida Senate Seeks Pardon For Wrongly Accused 'Groveland Four'
Monday, 1 May 2017 Florida’s Senate on Thursday apologized to the families of four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager nearly 70 years ago, and lawmakers called on the state’s governor to issue full pardons.
One of the men known as the “Groveland Four,” Ernest Thomas, was hunted down by a posse of over 1,000 men and...
Groveland hopes to build a new identity in the wake of pardons granted posthumously to the Groveland Four. The Florida Clemency Board, led by new Gov. Ron DeSantis, wiped the legal stain from the names..
More than a year after sexual-harassment allegations brought down a powerful lawmaker, the Florida Senate has reached a $900,000 settlement with a legislative aide who said she was harassed and later..