Jim DeFede

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Race Matters, Part 1: “Tired Of Them Abusing Their Authority”

On August 27th, a group of plain clothes Miami-Dade police officers pulled onto a dead-end street in South Dade and arrested three young black men after finding a single marijuana cigarette on the ground near where the trio was standing.

CBS Miami–05/06/2015

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Around The Web

Below you can find access to some of the studies and groups mentioned in the series, as well as links to additional research and reporting you may find interesting. ACLU Study on the racial disparities […]

05/04/2015

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Public Forum: Comment On Race Matters Series Here

We’d like to hear from you regarding our five-month investigation into allegations that a group of Miami Dade Police officers, operating in plain clothes and driving around in unmarked cars, were abusing their authority in the […]

05/04/2015

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Facing South Florida: The 2015 Florida Legislative Session

Jim and his guests, State Representative Jose Olive and State Representative Shervin Jones, focus on this week’s meltdown in Tallahassee, where the state legislative session came to an early close, days ahead of schedule.

CBS4–05/03/2015

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A Wild Chase And Shooting In The Florida Keys

On January 20th, just before midnight, a call came into the 911 command center for Monroe County.

05/01/2015

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Facing South Florida: For-Profit Colleges

A year-long Miami Herald investigation looks at Florida’s for-profit college industry. The industry is a marketing juggernaut and political powerhouse. But many former students say they took out massive student loans for degrees that didn’t lead to jobs. Some former employees say their schools deceived students or committed outright fraud. The series, by Herald reporter Mike Vasquez, begins appearing in Sunday’s Miami Herald.

CBS4–04/27/2015

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Facing South Florida: Climate Change

Jim takes an in-depth look at climate change, which was thrust front and center into the national spotlight by President Barack Obama’s Earth Day visit to the Everglades.

CBS4–04/27/2015

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera

Jim and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera will cover a variety of topics, including Medicaid expansion and the governor’s decision to sue the federal government. The two will also discuss the announcement this week by Sen. Marco Rubio that he is running for President, and whether Lopez=Cantera is thinking about his own possible Senate run.

CBS4–04/20/2015

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Cab Driver With A Rifle Goes On Rampage In Miami

Two shootouts involving police, a cop carjacking and a chase ended with a Miami cabbie being taken into custody.

04/14/2015

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Facing South Florida: The 2015 Florida Legislative Session

With less than a month until the 2015 Florida legislative session adjourns, Jim and his guests look at what the might or might not accomplish, specifically in regards to casino gambling and Medicaid expansion.

CBS4–04/13/2015

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