When record-breaking floodwaters inundated a Florida jail, sending clothes dryers floating and natural gas seeping into the building that was running on generator power, no outside agency had the authority to force county officials to move the 600 men and women locked inside.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s plan to put a camera on every officer is being met with much support.
Lawmakers did everything they were required to do in response to a Leon County judge’s decision last month to strike down two congressional districts, attorneys for the Legislature told the judge Wednesday in the latest round in a long-running legal fight about the state’s political lines.
Seeing police lights, bullet holes and the faces of children lost to gun violence were reasons for community leaders coming together to discuss how to prevent violence in the future.
The U.S. Justice Department has been asked to open a civil rights investigation into allegations of harassment by several Miami Gardens police officers.
The Florida State Conference of the NAACP has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation of the Miami Gardens Police Department and its “Zero Tolerance Policy.”
In an effort to cut down on the number of students arrested for petty crimes like loitering and disrupting class, Broward County’s school district has reached a deal with law enforcement and the NAACP for an alternative to the zero-tolerance policies prevalent in many schools.
The NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.
United States Attorney General Eric Holder will speak at the NAACP’s annual convention in Orlando Tuesday and could address the Trayvon Martin shooting along with gun violence in general.
The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly reviewing evidence to determine whether criminal civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.