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Officials Admit Parkland Shooter Took Part in Controversial Broward Discipline Program

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/7/2018 at 1:00pm
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Nikolas Cruz, who murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, took part in a controversial Broward discipline program despite reassurances that he had “no connection” to it.

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Off-Duty Police Officer Draws Gun On Man Suspected Of Stealing Mentos

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:30pm 5/6/2018 at 3:30pm
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Okay, this is just strange.  A guy was buying some Mentos for his wife at a convenience store, and the guy behind him missed the transaction and sees only the guy putting the candy in his pocket.  The off-duty officer then identifies himself as a police officer, and for some reason,...

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Broward County Sheriff Gets “No Confidence” Vote From County Deputies Union

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 5:30pm 4/28/2018 at 5:30pm
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Last week, Kemberlee blogged that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel was facing a no-confidence vote from his deputies.  The vote was sparked by Israel’s response to the Parkland school shooting.

This week, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association...

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Appeals Court Delays Changes to Florida’s System to Restore Felon Voting Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/26/2018 at 12:00pm
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Last month, the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued a stay on Florida’s system to restore voting rights for felons. The court then ordered Republican Governor Rick Scott and three Cabinet members to adopt a new system by April 26 to allow convicted felons to vote.

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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Facing No-Confidence Vote From Deputy Union

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 20, 2018 at 5:00pm 4/20/2018 at 5:00pm
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“Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is facing a no-confidence vote from the union representing his own deputies,” reports CBS Miami.

Sheriff Israel has faced pressure to resign after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February.

In a statement released Friday, the union said they’re holding the vote due to...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Announces Senate Run

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 9, 2018 at 1:00pm 4/9/2018 at 1:00pm
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Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Monday that he will challenge Democrat Senator Bill Nelson for his seat. This has the potential to become the biggest midterm race this year.

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Florida DNC Member Resigns After Allegedly Referring to African Americans as “Colored People”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:17pm 4/4/2018 at 7:17pm

It’s a tough life, being a Democrat. A slip of the tongue (so he says) and you’re a racist who must resign from political life.

Florida Democrat National Committee member John Parker resigned Wednesday after referring to African Americans as “colored people” in January. Parker claims he meant to say “people...

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Florida: Broward County Has Already Confiscated Guns From Seven People

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 3:30pm 3/31/2018 at 3:30pm
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On March 9, 2018, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) signed a gun control bill into law and the state was promptly sued by the NRA.

As it’s been only a few weeks, there aren’t great statewide numbers yet, but the Miami News Herald reports that seven people in Broward County alone have...

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Centuries Old Shipwreck Washes Ashore on Florida Beach

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 12:00pm 3/31/2018 at 12:00pm
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The remains of a ship recently washed ashore on a beach in northern Florida. The wreck is believed to be hundreds of years old and is surely a dream for historians.

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Pulse Nightclub Shooter’s Wife Found Not Guilty for Aiding Her Husband

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 30, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/30/2018 at 1:00pm

Friday, Noor Salman, widow of Omar Mateen, the Pulse nightclub shooter was acquitted of aiding her husband in his murderous rampage that left 49 people dead. Salmon was also acquitted of obstructing justice.

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Pulse Nightclub Shooter Planned to Target Disney, Was Spooked by Cops and Shot Up Nightclub Instead

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:00pm 3/29/2018 at 7:00pm

The trial of Noor Salman, widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, has made public a handful of startling revelations. Salman is accused of aiding late her husband who murdered 49 people. She’s also, “charged with obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization.”

Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS and...

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Team for Orlando Shooter’s Wife Seeking Mistrial After They Learned His Father Worked With FBI

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 26, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/26/2018 at 1:00pm
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Parkland Students Arrested for Bringing Weapons on Campus, Deputy Suspended for Sleeping on the Job

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00pm 3/20/2018 at 7:00pm
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What in the world is going on at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School?

Tuesday, two students were arrested for bringing weapons to school (one brought a knife, the other brought a razor), a third was arrested for making threats on Snapchat, and a Broward County deputy assigned to patrol the high school...

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Report: Officials Wanted Stoneman High Shooter Committed Under the Baker Act in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9:00am 3/19/2018 at 9:00am
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Last month, Kemberlee asked, What in the world is going on with the Broward County Sheriff’s Department?, and this week we learn that Broward Country school officials and at least one sheriff’s deputy recommended in September 2016 that...

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Crack in FIU Bridge was reported days before horrific collapse

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 12:00pm 3/18/2018 at 12:00pm
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The recovery operations continue after the collapse of Florida International University pedestrian bridge. As crews labored to lift, cut and dig through 950-tons of debris, the death toll has risen to six people, with 10 more reported as sustaining serious injury.

While the causes of the disaster are still being investigated, there...

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Horrific pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International U. kills 4

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00am 3/16/2018 at 7:00am
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Florida International University was the center of a horrific tragedy this Thursday as a pedestrian bridge under construction collapsed onto the road below, killing four and injuring many more.
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Parkland Shooting Surveillance Footage Released: Worst Suspicions Confirmed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 3/15/2018 at 3:00pm
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Surveillance footage from February 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting was released Thursday. The footage, which blurs out all individuals other than the officers, shows the activity outside of the school during the bloody massacre that left 17 people dead.

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