After more than three years of investigating, the Broward State Attorney’s Office has cleared a South Florida man in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The case garnered headlines because it was the couple’s two-year-old son who had his hands on the gun at the time the fatal shot rang out in his mother’s Miramar apartment.
The growing problem of gun violence in South Florida has local pastors taking notice and action. They hope to stop violent crime by coming together and using their influence to make a difference.
Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa says he’s taking steps right now to curb crime after a violent week in the Miami area in which two 16-year-old boys have lost their lives to gunfire and two others have been hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
Two shootings took place within walking distance of each other Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Friday, December 21st, 2012 rolled around on the round, ancient Mayan calendar and, despite dire predictions from some, the world did not come to an end. Whew.
As some state lawmakers are calling for a re-thinking of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows people to defend themselves from danger without the need to first try to get away, an analysis of state data shows deaths due to self defense are up over 200 percent since the law took effect.
Authorities have released the identities of all the three teen-aged men suspected of shooting a couple to death at a Miami Gardens gas station nearly two months ago.
A retired FBI chief says he doesn’t consider a string of fatal shootings by Miami police officers to be a drastic increase from previous years.
Members of four of the seven families whose loved ones have been killed by Miami Police protested outside Miami City Hall, saying they wanted to raise awareness about the cases and get answers.
A congresswoman wants the Justice Department to investigate the Miami Police Department and its use of deadly force in the shooting deaths of seven black men since July.