House Bill Extends "Hate Crimes" Law To JudgesFlorida's "hate crimes" law could apply to offenses against judges, correctional officers, probation officers and first responders, under a bill approved Wednesday by a House panel.
Anti-Semitic Incidents Up Slightly In Florida Last YearFlorida notched a slight increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the state last year compared to nation which saw sizeable jump.
State Sees Drop In Hate Crime NumbersFlorida saw a substantial drop in hate crimes last year. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said in 2013 there were 124 reported hate crimes.
Drop In Anti-Semitic Incidents In The State Last YearFor the fourth consecutive year, the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in the state has dropped.
Hate Crimes Up Across Florida Hate crimes were up across the state in 2012. According to the 2012 Hate Crimes in Florida Report released by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, there was increase in hate crimes of 22 percent compared to the year earlier.
BSO: Two Reports Laud Their Work Protecting The HomelessProtecting the homeless became a priority for the Broward Sheriff's Office after a deadly attack on a homeless man near Fort Lauderdale in 2006.
Sanford Police Investigate Leak In Trayvon Martin CaseOne day after a huge rally in Sanford where a neighborhood watch captain shot and killed Trayvon Martin one month, the parents of the Miami Gardens teen plan to appear Tuesday afternoon at a Capitol Hill forum on racial profiling and hate crimes.
Hate Crimes Remain Low Across The StateHate crimes in the state continue to remain at their lowest numbers since Florida began tracking them two decades ago.