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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.

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Race Matters: Marijuana Cases Flood Court System

As part of our continuing series, CBS4 News expanded its review, focusing on the racial disparities for marijuana arrests across Miami Dade County.

CBS Miami–06/29/2015

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Judge Considers Challenge To Abortion Waiting Period

A 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.

06/24/2015

Florida Money

Taxpayer Tab In Drug Test Lawsuits Tops $1.5 Million

Florida 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.

06/19/2015

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MDPD To Release More Records On Race And Arrests

Faced 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.

CBS Miami–06/01/2015

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Race Matters: Town Hall Meeting On Policing In South Dade

As 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.

06/01/2015

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Race Matters: ACLU, NAACP, State Rep. React

Citing 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.

05/18/2015

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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.

05/11/2015

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House Panel Backs Abortion Waiting Period

A 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.

03/12/2015

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ACLU Says Police Body Camera Videos Should Be Open To Public

The 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.

03/08/2015

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