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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Florida Judge Rules Ex-Prosecutor Insane in Mom’s Killing

A judge has ruled a former Florida prosecutor with schizophrenia is not guilty by reason of insanity in the slaying of his mother and beating of his father. The Palm Beach Post reports that the verdict for 53-year-old Thomas Schnieders II means he will go to a mental health treatment center rather than prison for an undetermined period. Authorities say Schnieders beat Continue Reading...

Charges dropped against Conor McGregor after settlement, victim of phone smashing recants

Prosecutors have dropped charges against star fighter Conor McGregor, who was accused of smashing and stealing a fan’s phone outside a Miami Beach hotel. The State Attorney’s Office announced the decision Monday because the victim, who has already settled a civil lawsuit with McGregor, stopped cooperating with investigators. Prosecutor Khalil Madani announced in court that the victim recanted his story. Continue Reading...

Florida Solitary Confinement Policy Excessive, Cruel: Suit

The Florida Department of Corrections is being sued over its use of solitary confinement in a complaint filed Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which alleges the state’s isolation techniques are cruel and can cause permanent damage. The suit claims Florida uses solitary confinement at more than twice the national average rate and sometimes isolates prisoners from human contact for years, Continue Reading...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Will Sign Controversial Felons’ Voting Measure

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will sign a controversial measure that would require repayment of financial obligations before felons’ voting rights are restored. “I’ll sign it,” DeSantis said while at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to discuss environmental issues from the legislative session that ended Saturday. “The (constitutional) amendment says, if you read Continue Reading...

Spirit Airlines needs to pay for anti-Semitic actions toward Jewish family, lawyer says

Yisroel Sternberg and Chana Beck, who are Orthodox Jews, were flying with their three children from New York to Fort Lauderdale. It was supposed to be a fun family vacation, but they claim Spirit Airlines employees’ anti-Semitism turned it into a nightmare.  In a civil rights and defamation federal lawsuit filed Thursday in the Southern District of Florida against the airline, a passenger reported hearing a flight attendant using an anti-Semitic insult to Continue Reading...