Bullying A Violation of Human Rights

Bullying A Violation of Human Rights

Bullying A Violation of Human Rights

October is Bullying Prevention Month;
the increase of bullying in schools, communities,
neighborhoods, and even churches has continued
to show how bullying is affecting lives. The growing
awareness across the country even in political circles
creates a mindset that Bullying is a violation of
Human Rights to those being threatened, harassed
and violated with words and actions, threats and

The United Nations Preamble to the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights (1948) states "Whereas it is essential,
if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last
resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that
human rights should be protected by the rule of law."
These works concerning Human Rights originated from
the atrocities of both World Wars. It cannot be stated
that bullying is not a serious action when young people

Child Dies Malnourished, Covered in Lice and Crabs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A badly malnourished child died days after being hospitalized in June, and this week the charge against the suspect in her death was upgraded to aggravated manslaughter.

According to the JSO arrest report of the incident, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was transporting the child from a home on Cocoa Avenue in the Woodland Acres area to the hospital on June 24.

While en route, JFRD reported the child's heart had to be restarted.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office report, at the hospital doctors noticed the child was covered in lice and crabs, was "very malnourished," and had a core temperature of 86.3 degrees, which one doctor said could indicate brain death.

On June 30, the child was pronounced dead.

The following day, an autopsy report listed the following as the cause of death. From the JSO report:

Police Respond to an Arlington Apartment Complex

Police Respond to an Arlington Apartment Complex

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police responded to the Abbington Square Apartments in Arlington around 4:30 Sunday afternoon. 

Witnesses say they heard arguing and believe there was a shooting at the apartment complex on Townsend Boulevard.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says it initially responded to investigate "shots fired".

Several police cars arrived at the apartment complex and a helicopter patrolled overhead.

However,  after checking out the scene, deputies tell First Coast News the incident was a big fight but not one was shot.


Mayor's Communications Director Arrested on DUI Charge

Mayor's Communications Director Arrested on DUI Charge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Communications Director for Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is facing a DUI charge in Bradford County.

Jail records show Abel Harding was arrested Saturday near U.S. 301 by the Hampton Police Department. He was booked on a DUI charge late Saturday, then released early Sunday.

Local Meth Raids Net Arrests, Children Removed from Home

Local Meth Raids Net Arrests, Children Removed from Home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Four apparent methamphetamine labs were raided this morning in an extended, multi-agency operation, resulting in eight arrests.

A mobile home in the first block of Bullrush Court in Middleburg was raided this morning, said Mary Justino, spokesperson for the Clay County Sheriff's Office.  Four people were arrested at the scene, and two of those people were taken to the Duval County jail and are facing federal charges, she said. 

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The other two, 38-year-old Jonathan Meyers and 33-year-old Jennifer Baggett, were taken to the Clay County jail where they will be held on local charges.

Two children were removed from the home.

Body of a Man Found Behind Westside Jacksonville Church

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was found behind an Arlington church.

J-S-O tells us that J-E-A workers at a facility behind Bethel light Church smelled an odor and called police.

When authorities arrived they found the body in the woods behind the church. At this time they do not know how the man died.

"We're in the preliminary stages of the investigation," said Sgt. Lonnie Mills with JSO Homicide.

"We don't see any obvious trauma to the body. It's probably just a natural but at the same time we want to be cautious so we'll treat it as a homicide until we can prove otherwise," Mills said.

Police do not know how long the man's body had been in the woods. They say the body was badly decomposed but that could be a result of the heat.

Arlington Shooting Victim Dies, Suspects Still at Large

Arlington Shooting Victim Dies, Suspects Still at Large

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police have released the identity of the man fatally shot in Arlington Sunday morning.

Two people were shot at the Oak Hammock apartments on Acme Street at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday, and both were hospitalized.

This afternoon, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said 22-year-old Darius Nathaniel Foster, who listed address is nearby on on Kona Avenue, has died from his injuries.

The second victim has not been identified, but police said Sunday he is expected to be okay.

Investigators said the suspect or suspects left the scene in a car, and there have so far been no arrests.

If you know anything that can help with the investigation, call our partner First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).  You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.