Downtown Jax Protest demands end to police brutality

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On Saturday, May 30, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee and Northside Coalition of Jacksonville Inc. held a protest in downtown Jax by the Jail demanding that JSO release body cam video, end police misconduct, end police brutality, and for police accountability.

More people than I’ve ever seen at a Jacksonville protest showed up, a strong 3,000 ignited and incensed by George Floyd’s recent unnecessary death under a white cop’s knee. Following is a glimpse of the local movement, through my lens. Photos by Rachel Jones.


Summertime Sunflower Painting

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Sunflowers blooming in summertime Florida. Photos by Rachel Jones.

Andrea & Aiden’s Wedding Photos

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Happy Valentine’s Day! The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, Florida, is a wedding and reception venue! Here are some photos I took celebrating the love of Andrea and Aiden. Photos by Rachel Jones.

SoMa just came to Gainesville

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SoMa Art Media Hub, an eclectic DIY art house by Celino Dimitroff just opened in downtown Gainesville. If you need inspiration and art supplies, just head to South Main and you’ll find it right in front of Heartwood Soundstage. Here are some sights from the Grand Opening.

Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular

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Happy Veterans day!! It has been one epic week for the Department of Defense here in Jacksonville, Fla. The Sea and Sky Spectacular took flight last Thursday for the weekend. Midshipmen came to town Saturday from the Naval Academy to beat Notre Dame’s Fightin’ Irish, and beat them they did, 28-27, at the new and improved stadium downtown.

The following photographs are from Sunday’s show over Jacksonville Beach, beginning with the Patriots jump team of Navy SEALS, two holding the flag between them during the national anthem, and ending with the incredibly exact Blue Angels.

The second Tuesday of the month arrived November 8, and Donald Trump won the electoral votes for Florida, and the country, making him the President-elect. He gave a serious heart-felt speech following Hillary Clinton’s call to congratulate him(though she refused to give a concession speech that night despite her many supporters awaiting her all evening) Trump promised to do right for veterans, and his 100-day plan includes increasing support for our military, which, as there are three Naval bases in Jacksonville, Fla., folks around here are glad to hear.

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Florida Earthskills Gathering

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Location: Hawthorne, FL

I worked-traded at the Florida Earthskills Gathering. I learned how to reverently slaughter a chicken, learned about pheromones, and how to take care of a gathering’s worth of humanure.