Howard Simon

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.
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.
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.
Florida Drops Appeals In Scott Welfare Drug Testing CaseFlorida Governor Rick Scott dropped appeals meant to push for a law that would have required welfare applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.
Facing South Florida: State Prisons ScandalWhat's next for Florida's scandal-prone prison system? Jerry Cummings, the warden at the Dade Correctional Institution was recently fired. We focus on that, what led up to it, and the fallout yet to come with Howard Simon, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.
Vigil Held For Teen Who Died After He Was Hit By Police TaserFriends and family of the teen artist who died shortly after being hit by a police Taser held a vigil Saturday afternoon on Miami Beach.
Facing South Florida: Red Light CamerasRed light cameras are coming back to Miami, now that city commissioners have decided to handle appeals. That is creating controversy over what happens if you fight a ticket and lose.
South Florida's LGBT Community Applaud Supreme Court RulingCheers erupted Wednesday morning at the Save Dade headquarters after hearing the U.S. Supreme Court had declared the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.
Cops Seize Cell Phone Shooting Video After Police-Involved ShootingMiami-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.
Welfare Recipients Eligible For Missed BenefitsFlorida welfare recipients who were denied benefits during a four-month period last year because they failed or refused to take a drug test are eligible for their share of $600,000 in missed benefits.
ACLU-Backed Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Voter Roll PurgeA 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.
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.
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