Civil Liberties Groups Critical Of Gov's Stance On Syrian RefugeesA pair of civil liberties groups have denounced Gov. Rick Scott's desire to close Florida's borders to additional refugees from Syria in the wake of the terrorist assault on Paris.
Settlement Reached In Seaquarium Protest SpaceA settlement in lawsuit brought by three animal rights advocates concerning space to demonstrate at the Miami Sequarium will make it easier for protesters to speak to patrons and hand out leaflets.
ACLU, Muslim Inmates Sue Over Dade Jail Meal Policy lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and four inmates is challenging Miami-Dade County's denial of religious-based meals to Muslims.
Race Matters: Marijuana Cases Flood Court SystemAs part of our continuing series, CBS4 News expanded its review, focusing on the racial disparities for marijuana arrests across Miami Dade County.
Judge Considers Challenge To Abortion Waiting PeriodA Leon County circuit judge is considering a challenge to a law that would require women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion. All this just days before the law is set to take effect.
Taxpayer Tab In Drug Test Lawsuits Tops $1.5 MillionFlorida taxpayers are on the hook for more than $1.5 million in legal fees --- including nearly $1 million to civil-rights lawyers --- because of Gov. Rick Scott's failed push to force welfare applicants and tens of thousands of state workers to submit to suspicionless drug tests.
MDPD To Release More Records On Race And ArrestsFaced with criticism that a squad of officers may have been unfairly targeting blacks and charging them with minor offenses, Miami-Dade Police Director JD Patterson pledged to gather and release information on the racial and ethnic breakdown of the people his officer’s arrest across the county.
Race Matters: Town Hall Meeting On Policing In South DadeAs a result of our Race Matters Series, State Representative Kionne L. Mcghee from District 117 hosted a solution-driven discussion on policing in South Dade on Friday, May 29, 2015.
Race Matters: ACLU, NAACP, State Rep. ReactCiting a recent CBS4 News investigation, the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP is asking the county commission to form a task force to improve the way citizens can file complaints against the Miami-Dade police officers.
Race Matters, Day 3: “These Cases Have Very Serious Consequences” During its five-month investigation into the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Crime Suppression Team, CBS4 News reviewed every arrest the officers from the South District Station made in 2014.
House Panel Backs Abortion Waiting PeriodA House panel Thursday plunged into the legislative session's first abortion debate, approving a measure that would require a 24-hour waiting period before women could terminate pregnancies.
ACLU Says Police Body Camera Videos Should Be Open To PublicThe American Civil Liberties Union and a group of civil rights organizations are opposing a police body camera bill in the Florida Legislature, saying it too often shields the videos from public view.