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David Simmons

Florida editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:


Feb. 3

The Orlando Sentinel on domestic violence:

The toll of domestic violence in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties is shocking: some 60,000 victims a year. In Orange County alone, domestic violence contributes to 20 percent to 30 percent of homicides.

As the Sentinel reported in December, law-enforcement officers across the region have been taking domestic violence more seriously, and pushing more cases to trial. But there are still loopholes in state law that need to be closed to provide better protection to victims.

Last year the Florida Legislature was poised to pass a bill to close one of...