Month: September 2018

Law prevents police from naming juvenile homicide victims

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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 dead. They had to get permission from Jholie's grieving family to... [...]

Marlins denied arbitration over claims it owes city and country money

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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 Jeter in October. In the process, Miami-Dade... [...]

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

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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, including Garcon, who took refuge in a back... [...]

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

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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 flag" law enacted after the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and... [...]

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

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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 of the... [...]