The cries of anguish from the black community that greeted the Department of Justice decision not to charge George Zimmerman with a federal hate crime in the killing of Trayvon Martin is a stark reminder that the teenager’s death remains a painful wound for many.
The rejection of federal funds for Medicaid expansion by leaders in Tallahassee was never a smart decision. Now it looks even worse as the feds prepare to shut down a healthcare pipeline that pours about $1.3 billion into a statewide program that aids hospitals that care for Florida’s neediest.
There’s a new “sheriff” in the town. Rodolfo “Rudy” Llanes became Miami’s new police chief last month. He seems just the person needed to continue the rehabilitation work started by Manuel Orosa, one of the city’s few chiefs to retire on his own in recent years.