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Howard Simon, Exec. Dir., ACLU of Florida (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: State Prisons Scandal

What’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.

CBS4–07/28/2014

Israel Hernandez was caught vandalizing and died shortly after being hit by a police Taser.

Vigil Held For Teen Who Died After He Was Hit By Police Taser

Friends and family of the teen artist who died shortly after being hit by a police Taser held a vigil Saturday afternoon on Miami Beach.

08/10/2013

Red Light Cameras (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Red Light Cameras

Red 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.

CBS4–08/06/2013

Cheers erupted Wednesday morning at the Save Dade headquarters after hearing the U.S. Supreme Court had declared the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. (Source: CBS4)

South Florida’s LGBT Community Applaud Supreme Court Ruling

Cheers erupted Wednesday morning at the Save Dade headquarters after hearing the U.S. Supreme Court had declared the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.

CBS4–06/26/2013

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.

CBS4–11/30/2012

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Welfare Recipients Eligible For Missed Benefits

Florida 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.

09/02/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.

CBS4–06/09/2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.

CBS4–06/06/2011

Miami Police Drone

Dade Cops Waiting To Get Crime Fighting Drone Airborne

Miami-Dade’s newest crime fighting tool is a literal ‘eye in the sky’. The Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV for short, is a small radio controlled drone aircraft equipped with a portable camera system.

03/09/2011

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