Race Matters, Day 3: “These Cases Have Very Serious Consequences” During its five-month investigation into the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Crime Suppression Team, CBS4 News reviewed every arrest the officers from the South District Station made in 2014.
Race Matters, Day 2: “It’s About Quality of Life”“A Saturation Detail.” In police parlance it is a term used to describe an operation in a particular neighborhood where officers blanket the area.
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.
Facing South Florida: Tannie BurkeJim investigates the details of what unfolded the night four plainclothes officers arrested three young men in South Miami-Dade because they thought there was a marijuana cigarette on the ground near them. After we air Jim's report, State Sen. Dwight Bullard joins Jim at the roundtable to discuss the questions the Miami-Dade PD has to answer about that night. They also talk about our marijuana laws and why so many communities have sought to decriminalize pot possession. Proponents say the current laws too often are used to disproportionately give black men criminal records and put them into the criminal justice system.