The Ledger: Former Polk County Deputy Suing Sheriff Over Public Records

LAKELAND, FL — A former Polk County sheriff’s deputy who was fired earlier this year is suing Polk Sheriff Grady Judd for not providing public records, according to court filings. Shawnee McCawley requested copies of emails and text messages from eight Sheriff’s Office employees in an Aug. 9 letter sent by certified mail, according to the lawsuit. McCawley said in…

Newly Released Documents Confirm NSA Spied on MLK

WINTER HAVEN, FL — Newly-declassified documents reveal that the National Security Agency targeted one of America’s most revered civil rights icons. The National Security Archive at George Washington University released the information Wednesday, showing that Martin Luther King Jr. was on the agency’s watch list during the 1960s. Also mentioned as targets in the report were fellow civil rights leader Whitney Young,…