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A Miami-Based Jail Health-Care Company Profits While Patients Die

1 month ago by Brittany Shammas
The voice on the other end of the line sounded so thin, so frail, that at first Erika Williams didn't recognize it as her son's. It was only by the ten digits glowing on her iPhone — the number for the Flagler County jail — that she realized who was calling her February 4, 2019, a balmy Monday in North Florida.
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ICE Detainee Says He Was Stripped Naked, Straitjacketed, and Locked in Solitary

5 months ago by Manuel Madrid
“It’s like a modern-day concentration camp.” ICE detainee Karamjit Singh says his time in Glade County Detention Center has brought him to the verge of suicide.
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Miami Has Nation's Third-Highest Risk for a Measles Outbreak in 2019, Study Warns

5 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
A new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas warns that Miami-Dade County is at high risk for a measles outbreak. Analysts ranked every county in the United States — and, according to the data, Dade has the third-highest risk in the country.
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Miami-Dade County Is Worst in the State at Solving Crime

11 months ago by Meg O'Connor
Last week, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement published midyear crime statistics that show Miami-Dade County is still the worst place in the state to be a victim of a crime. The data shows that in the first six month of 2018, Miami-Dade County has solved the fewest percent of reported crimes of any county in the state.
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End the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault, Florida Lawmaker Suggests

9 months ago by Brittany Shammas
During the last year or so, the #MeToo movement has empowered scores of people to come forward with long-buried allegations of sexual assault. Because most states have statutes of limitations for crimes other than murder, though, victims' attempts to find justice have often been stymied. In Florida, the statute of...
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Florida Men Who Filmed Themselves Abusing Sharks Finally Charged With Crimes

2 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
This past July, a group of young Florida bros filmed themselves dragging a live shark behind a boat until the poor thing disintegrated into a bloody pulp. The crew of numbskulls then sent the clip to Miami's infamous shark hunter, Mark "the Shark" Quartiano, because they thought the famed fisherman would find the footage entertaining.
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Miami-Dade Police Admit They Might Not Be Reporting Hate Crimes Properly

2 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
Last week, the FBI released its yearly log of hate crimes reported across the nation. In Florida, the data appears to show that hate-crime reports jumped 33 percent between 2015 and 2016. But that wasn't the entire story: Many of both the Sunshine State's and the nation's largest police departments appear to be neglecting to report hate crimes to the FBI.
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Governor Scott Declares Zika Emergency in Miami-Dade and Three Other Counties

4 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
A public health emergency has been declared in Miami-Dade County after a case of Zika was detected. Lee, Hillsborough and Santa Rosa counties are also affected by the warning.  "We have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread of the Zika virus in our state," said Governor...
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Florida Pro-Confederate Group Doxxes 113 Civil Rights Activists in Detailed Online Report

2 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
Save Southern Heritage is a national network committed to keeping monuments to the pro-slavery South alive and gleaming across the nation. At least one member of the group from Virginia attended last weekend's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, where mobs of white nationalists beat people with sticks and drove a car into dozens of peaceful counterprotesters.
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Despite Concerns It's "Terrorism" and a "Nazi Plot," Florida County Adds Fluoride Back Into Drinking Water

7 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
Swept up in Tea Party hysteria, Pinellas County --Florida's sixth largest county and home to St. Petersburg -- decided to stop the widespread practice of fluoridating its water supply in a surprising 4-3 county commission vote last year. Though, citizens soon got sick of sipping that right wing tea instead of...

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