Best of the Blogs: Up In Arms

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 9-19-14
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Cops as Soldiers: Could Ferguson’s Military Assault Tactics be Used Here in Florida?
By Michelle Richardson
Blog Of Rights
The tragic shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has raised many questions about how law enforcement treats the very citizens it is supposed to protect, including whether local law enforcement should be armed to the teeth with military grade equipment.

Miami-Dade commissioners unanimous in support of transgender protections 
By Rserven
Daily Kos
A year ago Miami-Dade County commissioners withdrew a proposal which would have added gender identity and expression to the county’s anti-discrimination law.

Why Are Latinos Way Ahead of the Climate Change Curve?
By Roberto Mera
CleanEnergy Footprints
In the summer of 2009 I had a unique opportunity in my young professional career.

From Tampa Bay Times: more on the John Thrasher/ FSU presidency mess
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
Well, it looks like the sore GOP power structure in Florida is in full petulance at the public backlash against a possible appointment of a political hack, John Thrasher, to the presidency of FSU.

This 10 Year Old Is Imploring Obama To Do ‘Everything He Can’ For Immigrant Families
By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
Think Progress
“My father was deported three years ago,” Andres told ThinkProgress, as he obediently followed orders by an adult chaperone to back up against the White House fence.