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Yearly Archives: 2018

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...

Red-light cameras can stay, Florida Supreme Court rules

Red-light cameras can stay, Florida Supreme Court rules Red-light cameras are legal after all, but many South Florida cities say they won’t be using them. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an argument that the city of Aventuragave too much power to an outside vendor to determine whether the cameras’ photos showed traffic violations. The ruling preserves the state’s red-light camera law, which lawmakers have failed to Continue Reading...

Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant Accused of Fondling Girl

Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant Accused of Fondling Girl A Miami-Dade police officer has been arrested amid allegations he molested an underage girl. Lt. Braulio Gonzalez was arrested Thursday as a result of an ongoing investigation, Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said in a statement. “Detectives from our Special Victims Bureau arrested a member of our agency. To say that I am Continue Reading...

Miami-Dade School Board Wins First Amendment Ruling

Miami-Dade School Board Wins First Amendment Ruling The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled in favor of the Miami-Dade County  School Board in a suit brought by two administrators who claimed their First Amendment rights were violated. Alberto Fernandez, principal, and Henny Cristobol, assistant principal, claimed they were demoted and disciplined for their efforts to turn Continue Reading...

Miami-Dade Attorneys Trade Barbs in $11.4 Billion Bitcoin Lawsuit

Miami-Dade Attorneys Trade Barbs in $11.4 Billion Bitcoin Lawsuit Neither side is holding back in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit playing out in federal court in Miami-Dade. Their pleadings are relentless — 52 in the last five months — and riddled with barbs in what has become one of the most visible fights over bitcoin in the United States. Now, it is up to U.S. District Judge Beth Continue Reading...