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Another Black Teenager Accuses Broward Sheriff's Office of Using Excessive Force

4 months ago by Brittany Shammas
Another black teen has come forward accusing a different BSO cop of slamming him to the ground. The mother of 17-year-old Jordan Bennett went public Monday with a video showing a deputy holding the teen to the floor of the cafeteria at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach.
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Ethics Investigators Probe North Miami Beach Deal to Privatize City Attorney's Office

16 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
Miami-Dade County ethics investigators are once again focusing their sights on the perennially scandal-plagued North Miami Beach. In recent years, two of the city's mayors have pleaded to criminal charges.
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Homestead Migrant Camp Sits Dangerously Close to Polluted Superfund Sites, Activists Say

2 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
Advocates for the kids held at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children have already said the conditions inside the facility have likely left migrant kids with permanent psychological trauma. Now, a new report issued by an activist group suggests the children might have also been poisoned at the detention facility.
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Former Mayor Accused of Sexual Harassment Works at Girls' School in Miami

3 days ago by Joshua Ceballos
In August 2013, longtime Commissioner Jose M. Diaz was appointed interim mayor of Sweetwater. It followed a corruption scandal that led to the expulsion of former Mayor Manuel Maroño. But soon after he took over the city's top office, Diaz was accused of sexually harassing a mayoral assistant.
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Miami Beach Wants to Outlaw Smoking Weed in Public, Despite Countywide Decriminalization

4 days ago by Jessica Lipscomb
Last month, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office ceremoniously announced it would no longer prosecute misdemeanor marijuana cases. The problem, according to top prosecutor Kathy Fernandez Rundle, is Florida recently legalized the possession of hemp, a substance nearly indistinguishable from marijuana.
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BSO Shocker: Broward Undersheriff Abruptly Resigns

10 days ago by Bob Norman
In a blow to appointed Broward Sheriff Greg Tony's fledgling administration, Tony's hand-chosen undersheriff, Sean Zukowsky, abruptly left the agency today after just seven months on the job.
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Five Miami-Area Cops Who Kept Their Jobs After Misconduct Allegations

7 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
New Times this week reported that, even though Hialeah Police Officer Jessie Menocal Jr. was accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl while on duty in 2015, he was only removed from street patrols this year.
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Florida Lawmakers Push for Moratorium on Evictions During Hurricanes

12 days ago by Jess Nelson
The story of Maria Cazañes, the longtime Miami Beach resident evicted from her home as Hurricane Dorian approached, has spurred lawmakers to take action.
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Young Musicians Unite Founders Launch Wynwood School of Music

12 days ago by Juliana Accioly
Zach Larmer and Sammy Gonzalez's Wynwood School of Music is a natural evolution of the duo's work with Young Musicians Unite.
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Sushi Chef Erika Kushi Finds Herself Carrying Her Family's Legacy

11 days ago by Zachary Fagenson
Erika Kushi never thought of herself as a female sushi chef until the day someone told her she shouldn't be. "It was a Japanese customer," she recalls. "They said, 'You're not supposed to be doing sushi because of your warm hands.'" Her father, Michio Kushi, who for nearly three decades...

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