Race Matters: Public Defender Now Staffing Branch CourtsFor the first time in at least 30 years, assistant public defenders are working in the branch courthouses across Miami Dade County. They are assisting people charged with misdemeanors.
Race Matters: A Look Inside Broward Pot ArrestsOn Tuesday, Broward County Commissioners will consider an ordinance allowing police and sheriff's deputies the option of issuing a ticket to individuals caught with a small amount of marijuana rather than formally arresting them.
Facing South Florida: One-On-One With J.D. PattersonA few weeks ago on Facing South Florida we unveiled our latest findings in the Race Matters series.
Memo Outlines MDPD Policy On Pot PenaltiesMiami-Dade Police issued a memo outlining their rules on civil citations for those caught with pot.
Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Mayor Carlos GimenezJim and Mayor Gimenez will discuss his proposed budget, the Liberty Square housing plan, and the rift between the city and the county on homeless issues downtown.
Dade Commissioners Approve Pot Possession Penalty ReductionShould possessing a small amount of pot land a person in jail? Miami-Dade Commissioners said no on Tuesday.
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.
Facing South Florida: Broward County- Civil CitationIn response to Jim DeFede's Race Matters series, Broward County has recently announced that they too will consider civil citations as another alternative for police officers to use when dealing with people who possess small amounts of marijuana.
Facing South Florida: Race Matters- Marijuana ArrestsIn response to Jim DeFede’s series titled Race Matters: Policing By The Numbers, reaction was quick and widespread.
Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Pot Laws Part IIEarlier this week, MDC Commissioner Sally Heyman’s proposal moved forward on a proposal to issue $100 citations for marijuana possessions.
Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Pot Laws Part IEarlier this week, MDC Commissioner Sally Heyman’s proposal moved forward on a proposal to issue $100 citations for marijuana possessions.
Dade Closer To Alternative For Marijuana ArrestsMiami-Dade County's government took a step closer Wednesday to providing an alternative to arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana.
MDPD To Release More Records On Race And ArrestsFaced with criticism that a squad of officers may have been unfairly targeting blacks and charging them with minor offenses, Miami-Dade Police Director JD Patterson pledged to gather and release information on the racial and ethnic breakdown of the people his officer’s arrest across the county.
Race Matters: Town Hall Meeting On Policing In South DadeAs a result of our Race Matters Series, State Representative Kionne L. Mcghee from District 117 hosted a solution-driven discussion on policing in South Dade on Friday, May 29, 2015.
Facing South Florida: Race Matters Follow Up SpecialA special live one hour edition features a follow up on Jim’s story Race Matters.