Joe Negron

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Florida Bill Would Limit Miami-Dade Police's Use of Drones

    The Miami-Dade Police Department is one of the few local law enforcement agencies in the country that currently owns a drone. While they've never actually used the thing, legislation is making its way through the Florida legislator that would limit its usage if they ever do.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Florida Moves Closer To Banning Surveillance By Police Drones

    When the Miami-Dade Police Department acquired two drones in 2010 and then got FAA clearance to fly them, civil rights advocates warned the move was a harbinger of the Blade Runner police state to come when unmanned aircraft would hover outside every window. That privacy nightmare could still come t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Florida Senate Creating a Casey Anthony Committee

    ​Florida's economy still sits in the dumpster. A recent study shows that Sunshine State ranks fourth in the nation for percentage of children whose parents can't afford to feed them. Yet the Florida Senate has announced plans to form a committee to tackle the fallout from the tabloid-friendly ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    May 27, 2011

    Rick Scott's Veto Will Leave Poor Seniors in Miami Without Hot Meals

    Yesterday, we ran through many of the local programs that will lose funding thanks to Gov. Rick Scott's record breaking $615 million in vetoes to the state budget. About $40 million of those were cuts to local programs, and one of the most controversial was vetoing $430,298 meant for the hot meals p ... More >>