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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Kidnapping suspect with AK-47 is dead after shooting at cops near Miami airport

Kidnapping suspect with AK-47 is dead after shooting at cops near Miami airport A man who was at the center of an armed kidnapping FBI case was shot and killed late Thursday by police after he fired at several officers with an assault rifle, police said. Rapid gunfire erupted near Northwest 72nd Avenue and Seventh Street — just blocks away Continue Reading...

Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature

Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature The firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer said. Robert Rogers, who represents former officer Amber Guyger, said Monday night that Police Chief U. Renee Hall “bowed Continue Reading...

Stand your ground law should be reviewed by Legislature, Florida’s black leaders say

Stand your ground law should be reviewed by Legislature, Florida’s black leaders say The debate over Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law was reignited last month after a heated argument outside a Clearwater convenience store left a black man mortally wounded, his white killer free to go home and civil-rights activists up in arms. The law, which permits the use of Continue Reading...

Florida Justices Deal Blow to Insurer in ‘Bad Faith’ Dispute

Florida Justices Deal Blow to Insurer in ‘Bad Faith’ Dispute In a case stemming from a fatal car accident a dozen years ago, a sharply divided Florida Supreme Court backed a jury’s conclusion that GEICO General Insurance Co. acted in “bad faith” in the way it handled a customer’s claim. The 4-3 ruling came in a multimillion-dollar case that has Continue Reading...

Why Florida law may shield companies behind deadly FIU bridge from criminal charges

Why Florida law may shield companies behind deadly FIU bridge from criminal charges Engineers working for Florida International University saw gaping cracks open in their brand-new bridge. Someone thought the damage was sufficiently ominous to take a series of pictures. But no one thought to share the photos with employees at the Florida Department of Transportation, which could have ordered Continue Reading...

Law prevents police from naming juvenile homicide victims

Law prevents police from naming juvenile homicide victims When 16-year-old Jholie Moussa disappeared from her northern Virginia home in January, Fairfax County police publicized her name and her picture, hoping for a tip that would help locate her. When Jholie’s body was found a few days later, police found themselves banned from identifying her by name now that she was Continue Reading...

Marlins denied arbitration over claims it owes city and country money

Marlins denied arbitration over claims it owes city and country money Miami-Dade County’s attorney has denied the request of the Miami Marlins‘ current and former ownership groups to go to arbitration instead of fight in court over the county’s and city’s claims that they’re both owed proceeds from Jeffrey Loria’s $1.2 billion sale to financier Bruce Sherman and Yankees great Derek Continue Reading...

He got shot through a barbershop door. Florida’s self-defense law cleared the killer

He got shot through a barbershop door. Florida’s self-defense law cleared the killer Two seeming strangers went into a North Miami-Dade barbershop. One man, Robinson Fertulien, finished his haircut and walked to the bathroom to urinate. The other, Garry Garcon, was about to get his hair cut. Suddenly, somewhere outside the barbershop, gunfire erupted on the street. Everyone inside scattered, Continue Reading...

Miami-Dade police utilize ‘red flag’ law to seize guns, ammunition from home

Miami-Dade police utilize ‘red flag’ law to seize guns, ammunition from home MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Weapons were seized by authorities Wednesday from a South Florida home, and police are saying they had no choice but to take those guns. The subject of the raid has been on the Miami-Dade Police Department’s radar for two years. Thanks to the new “red Continue Reading...

Data Shows Racial Bias in Miami-Dade, Florida Marijuana Arrests

Data Shows Racial Bias in Miami-Dade, Florida Marijuana Arrests Many states, even those which haven’t yet legalized cannabis for adult use, have recognized the need to address the massive, historical and ongoing disparities in drug law enforcement. Over decades, these disparities have contributed to the United States becoming the world’s largest jailer, a country not just of mass incarceration but Continue Reading...
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