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Drone Bill Moving Quickly Through Legislature

Could drones soon be patrolling the skies over the Sunshine State. A bill that would allow law enforcement to use the unmanned aircraft under narrow guidelines is moving quickly through the Florida House on Thursday.

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Rabbi Avroham Brashevitzky (Source: CBS4)

Prayer Returns To Dade Commission Meetings

In silence, before Tuesday’s Miami-Dade County Commission meeting, Rabbi Avroham Brashevitzky dropped 26 coins into a charity box; each representing an adult or children killed last in Friday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.


Liliana Marti was told to hand over her cell phone which contained footage of a deadly W. Dade police involved shooting. (CBS4)

Cops Seize Cell Phone Shooting Video After Police-Involved Shooting

Miami-Dade Police shot and killed 47-year-old Alexis Suarez Tuesday night, but it’s what detectives did after the shooting that has raised questions from the dead man’s daughter and the American Civil Liberties Union.


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ACLU-Backed Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Voter Roll Purge

A coalition of citizens and a Hispanic advocacy group, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed a federal suit to stop Governor Rick Scott’s purging of “non-citizens” from the voter rolls.


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Fed. Judge Halts Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients

A Florida federal judge has stopped one of Governor Rick Scott’s signature pieces of legislation requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test.


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Welfare Drug Tests Show Less Than 1% Of Applicants Tested Positive

The first figures are in for the recently mandated welfare drug tests and officials say it’s very difficult to draw accurate conclusions on it effectiveness.


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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Welfare Drug Tests

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has filed suit in federal court against a new state law that requires welfare recipients to pass a drug test.


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Miami Beach ACLU Settles With Miami Beach Over Wrongful Arrest

The American Civil Liberties Union has reached a settlement with the City of Miami Beach and two of the city’s police officers for the wrongful arrest of Harold Strickland, a gay former Miami Beach resident.



Scott Delays State Employee Drug Testing

Faced with a pending lawsuit, Governor Rick Scott has ordered all agency heads, except the Department of Corrections, to delay implementing a policy of drug testing state workers.


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ACLU Criticizes Gov. Scott After Democrats Removed From Event

Governor Rick Scott may be in hot water with the American Civil Liberties Union after several sheriffs’ deputies threw out several people wearing “Vote Democratic” t-shirts at the public state budget signing event in The Villages last month.