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Businessman Facing Criminal Charges for Attempted Gift to Daughter

Businessman Facing Criminal Charges for Attempted Gift to Daughter The Miami Herald reported last month that a man the Herald referred to as “a notorious Miami swindler” was charged with grand theft and issuing worthless checks after allegedly writing $3,000 in bad checks to the Zoological Wildlife Foundation to “adopt” a white Bengal tiger cub named Esha. The alleged offender was already facing trial for at least $113,963 in alleged bounced checks for luxury suites… Read more

Senate Bill 643 –Eyewitness Identification in Florida

Senate Bill 643 –Eyewitness Identification in Florida According to the Florida Senate, eyewitness misidentification has been cited as the single greatest cause of all wrongful conviction in the State of Florida –accounting for more almost seventy-five percent (75%) of convicting that were later overturned. While the Florida legislature is fully aware of the problem in eyewitness identifications, if passed, Senate Bill 643 will be the first bill that… Read more

No Bond for VFOSC Probation Violations

No Bond for VFOSC Probation Violations The Sun Herald reported on April 6 that rapper Kodak Black’s management said in a post on the website for the Spring Break Explosion Music Festival that he would be forced to reschedule his April 7 Biloxi performance “due to an unforeseen incarceration.” According to the Sun-Sentinel, the 19-year-old artist, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, has remained in the Broward Main Jail without bond ever… Read more

Instagram Posts Could Lead to Minor Being Charged As Adult

Instagram Posts Could Lead to Minor Being Charged As Adult The Miami Herald reported on March 23 that a 16-year-old was arrested after detectives found “drugs, stolen credit cards, and a realistic-looking silver BB revolver” during a raid his Southwest Miami-Dade home this month. According to the Herald, the teenager was “only the latest example of someone arrested after South Florida investigators used Instagram and social media to track their suspected crimes.”  Investigators… Read more

Standing Your Ground in Florida Could Change

Standing Your Ground in Florida Could Change Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws have been controversial in recent years, especially in Florida. High profile cases have overshadowed the common popularity of SYG laws. In 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott convened the Task Force on Citizens Safety and Protection to review public perception of Stand Your Ground. The Task Force found that many people believe that when those who are conducting themselves… Read more

Miami Fights back against Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Miami Fights back against Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Despite the January legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Florida, Miami appears to have made little adjustments to prepare for the legal distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. Throughout the city of Miami, officials are still debating on the legality of medical marijuana distribution in the city.  Despite a 70 percent positive vote on the legalization of medical marijuana, and… Read more

What is the Difference Between Burglary and Robbery?

What is the Difference Between Burglary and Robbery? On January 5, CBS Miami reported that a 30-year-old man and 38-year-old woman who were and awaiting sentencing for multiple burglaries were arrested after they were spotted allegedly attempting to burglarize another place. According to CBS Miami, the duo was out on bond for 40 alleged burglaries.  Less than a week later, a 19-year-old Miami Beach man was arrested after three alleged robberies over… Read more

Investigation Reveals Discrimination in Florida’s Sentencing System

Investigation Reveals Discrimination in Florida’s Sentencing System The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has published numerous articles relating to a study the newspaper did reviewing crimes in Florida from 2004 through 2015. According to the Herald-Tribune, “The investigation revealed that blacks are more likely to be found guilty than whites in Florida; they are more likely to spend time behind bars; their sentences are usually longer; and they are not given as many opportunities… Read more

Florida to Again Decide on Medical Marijuana

The video above features the parents of Elise Hall, a high school junior who died in September 2016 at 17 years of age after a battle with cancer. The advertisement was paid for by People United for Medical Marijuana, a Florida-based political action committee (PAC) seeking to legalize medical marijuana.  While Florida legalized a low-potency strain of cannabis when Governor Rick Scott signed Senate… Read more

Man Charged in Shooting of B-CU Player Claims Stand Your Ground

Man Charged in Shooting of B-CU Player Claims Stand Your Ground The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported October 15 that a 24-year-old Miami Gardens man charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) linebacker at a party has invoked Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law to argue that all criminal charges should be dismissed. A grand jury also indicted the alleged offender on two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the… Read more
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