A child sex trafficking victim, placed under the care of the Department of Children and Families, was raped just days after being sent to a newly opened Miami “safe house,” CBS4 News has learned.
“Getting arrested for a misdemeanor with a severe mental illness should not result in a death sentence. And that’s what happened here.” So says Miami Dade Judge Steve Leifman, expressing outrage as he looks into the housing and treatment of inmates with mental illness housed at the Miami Dade Detention Center.
A rare look into a world of inmates with mental illness where advocates say lives are at risk. CBS4’s Michele Gillen takes us back inside the Forgotten Floor.
After 11-month-old Bryan Osceola died in a sweltering hot car in May – accidentally left in the vehicle by his mother – state officials made their own startling discovery: The person responsible for ensuring the child’s safety wasn’t a certified investigator.
It was May 30th, 2011. Memorial Day. At 4 a.m. a crowd remained along famed Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, the last day of an Urban Beach weekend that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to town. A small car drove South on Collins, in the wrong lane. It swerved, side-swiping some other vehicles along the way. As the car approached 14th street, police officers opened fire.
Long before the sun rises, Miami’s Booker T. High School slowly starts to come to life. In the darkness, security guards open gates and unlock fences as the first students lumber in before 6 am. For some the breakfast they’ll receive may be the first thing they’ve had to eat since their school lunch the day before.
In a struggling economy, more and more people are forced to use almost every penny from their paycheck to make ends meet.
Drivers visiting Key Biscayne may be surprised by a twenty-five cent increase at the toll. The county raised the toll this month after declaring an emergency because part of the Bear Cut Bridge is at risk of collapsing into the ocean.
March 28 1966 – Aaron and Sally Goldman were awakened by an armed man looking for $10,000 the couple supposedly had hidden in their home. When he didn’t find the money, the intruder took the Goldman’s son, Danny, telling the parents that if they wanted their child back – they would need to come up with $25,000.
A little before midnight on a recent Friday, paramedics from the City of Miami brought in a man who had been found passed out in a Dumpster. Whether the man crawled into the Dumpster on his own or was tossed inside by others wasn’t clear.