The Florida Roundup: A New View Of Police-Involved Shootings & Taxing President Trump's Visits

Apr 17, 2017

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office estimates it has spent $3.5 million on security since the election.
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This week on The Florida Roundup...

Finding statistics on officer-involved shootings is challenging because there is currently no national or even state record of these incidents. But, a Tampa Bay Times investigation has collected records from all of Florida's law enforcement agencies to create a database of police shootings between 2009 and 2014. 

They've released the data in a series called, "Why Cops Shoot." We speak to reporter Ben Montgomery to find out what the series teaches us. 

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President Donald Trump visited Mar-a-Lago again this weekend marking his seventh trip to what has been dubbed the "Winter White House." But each visit costs Palm Beach County manpower and tax dollars. Some estimates are placing those costs above $3 millions.

Read more: "You Can Notice When Trump Is In Town For Sure": How Presidential Visits Have Changed Palm Beach

We speak with Commissioner Dave Kerner about his proposal to turn the resort into a special tax district in order to pay for the frequent visits. WLRN reporter Peter Haden weighs in along with two time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Miami Herald, Jim Morin. 

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And more with Jim Morin on being named the winner of the 2017 editorial cartooning Pulitzer nearly two decades after taking the same prize--and how the politics have changed throughout the course. 

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Read more: Pulitzer Prize Winner Jim Morin Reflects On His Second Win