American Civil Liberties Union

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US Rethinks Giving Excess Military Gear To Police

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

08/17/2014

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Corrections Chief Installs New Leaders At Troubled Miami-Dade Prison

A new warden has been named at Dade Correctional Institution after the previous warden and two of his assistants were fired after the investigation into an inmate death who died in a scalding shower was taking too long.

07/18/2014

(Source: AP)

Warden Fired Over Prisoner’s 2012 Scalding Death

Prison officials said a warden and two of his assistants were fired because the investigation of an inmate who died in a scalding shower was taking too long.

07/17/2014

(CBS4)

Encryption Services Protect Smartphones From Hackers

We rely on our smartphones for just about everything these days, but just like a computer, they can be easily hacked.

07/08/2014

Charlie Crist in South Florida 5/5/14. (Source: CBS4)

Florida’s Largest Gay Rights Group Endorses Crist

Charlie Crist has been endorsed by Florida’s largest gay rights group in his run for Governor.

06/12/2014

(CBS4)

Court Considers Police Use of Cell Phone Data

A federal appeals court wrestled Friday with the authority of law enforcement to obtain and use records from cellphone towers.

04/25/2014

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Supreme Court Turns Down Gov. Scott On Worker Drug Testing

In a blow to Gov. Rick Scott, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would not take up his appeal of a ruling that blocked across-the-board drug testing for state employees.

04/21/2014

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Group Demands Justice For Israel Hernandez

Friends and family representatives of an 18-year-old Miami Beach street artist who died after being stunned by a police Taser last August are calling for action after new developments in the case.

03/10/2014

Courtroom Generic Gavel

Miami Homeless Federal Case Settled

A long-standing federal court case over the treatment of homeless people in Miami has finally come to an end with a settlement.

CBS Miami–12/13/2013

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Tighter Security Coming For Prescription Database

In an effort to protect patient information, state health officials announced an increase in security of its statewide prescription drug datatbase.

CBS Miami–06/19/2013

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