Rep. Michael Gottlieb

FL’s process of compensating people for years of wrongful incarceration is opaque

BY: - October 1, 2021

Barney Brown, a Miami-Dade man wrongfully imprisoned for 38 years on rape and robbery convictions, has received no compensation from the state since his release in 2008, despite filing numerous claims. Scotty Bartek of Ocala was imprisoned for 23 years, allegedly for sexually battering a child who years later said the crime never happened. Bartek […]

Jewish lawmakers condemn school board’s rehiring of an administrator over Holocaust outcry

BY: - October 16, 2020

Members of the the Florida Jewish Caucus in the Legislature have condemned the rehiring of a former Palm Beach County principal who refused to say that the Holocaust is a factual, historical event. He has been assigned to another position in the district. The incident in 2019 led to an outcry that became a national […]