Fort Myers, FL

Mobile home park discrimintaes

December 18, 2015
A southwest Florida mobile home park has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors over allegations that it discriminated against black people seeking to rent lots.
     The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said that had agreed to pay $60,000 to resolve allegations it had violated the Fair Housing Act.
     Of the settlement money, $35,000 will be used to compensate victims of the discrimination, and $25,000 will pay a civil penalty to the government.

Sheriff attacks gays, atheists with official website

September 27, 1999
An outspoken Florida sheriff, who is no stranger to controversy, is using his department's Web site to air his personal views to criticize abortion, gays, atheists, feminists and the American Civil Liberties Union.
    In the attack on civil rights and groups supporting a number of different lifestyles and beliefs, Lee County Sheriff John J. McDougall accuses these "diabolical forces" of seeking to undermine America and working behind the scenes to morally corrupt the nation.
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