Dream Defenders

Dream Defenders  (Source: CBS4)

Dream Defenders Protest At Ft. Lauderdale Commission Meeting

For the Dream Defenders, it’s about keeping issues of police misconduct and inequality in the public eye.

05/05/2015

Local Activists To Rally In Solidarity For Freddie Gray (Source: CBS4)

Marchers Show Support For Baltimore, March Through Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Dozens of marchers gathered at Fort Lauderdale’s Stranahan Park Friday evening, made signs, meditated for a moment and then left on a nearly two-and-a-half mile march through the city’s upscale food and shopping district.

05/01/2015

Fort Lauderdale Police Seal (Source: CBS4)

Fired Cops Meet With Police Chief, Argue Punishment Too Severe

The three former Fort Lauderdale Police Officers fired after being caught sending racist text messages met with the agency’s chief on Wednesday to try and fight to get their jobs back.

04/15/2015

Dozens of citizens demanded answers from the city of Miami Gardens on February 25, 2015 about a deadly-officer involved shooting which ended with the death of a 25-year old mentally ill man. (Source: CBS4)

Community Demands Answers In Deadly Officer Involved Shooting

Dozens of citizens demanded answers from the city of Miami Gardens about a deadly-officer involved shooting which ended with the death of a 25-year old mentally ill man.

02/25/2015

(Source: AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Eight Arrested In Miami During Walk For Missouri Teen

Police arrested eight people who had gathered along with dozens of others in Downtown Miami to protest the death of a black teen shot by police in Missouri.

08/15/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Young Adults Learn To Surf Florida’s Changing Political Tides

Getting bills passed is an art and a science, the reason people pay lobbyists millions of dollars. But for some young Floridians, the 2014 session was a breakthrough in succeeding in the legislative arena.

05/16/2014

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Dream Defenders Petition Demands Education Equality

The civil rights group Dream Defenders is asking Gov. Rick Scott to end education discrimination in Florida’s school system.

05/12/2014

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Dream Defenders End Month-Long Protest At State Capitol

A group of protesters upset over the not guilty verdict outcome of the George Zimmerman trial has ended a 31-day long protest at the Florida Capitol.

08/15/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Protesters Plan Vote Drive, But Stay Put In Capitol

The “People’s Session,” a mock legislative session put-on by the protesters still upset with the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, is over but the protesters still don’t plan on leaving the hallway near Scott’s office—and they have also established a new goal.

08/09/2013

Will Weatherford (Source: CBS4)

Florida House Will Hold Hearing On “Stand Your Ground” Law

Even though the chairman clearly stated he doesn’t intent to support any changes to “stand your ground” law, the Florida House has planned to hold a subcommittee hearing later this year to address the state’s controversial law.

08/02/2013

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