Month: September 2016

Fort Lauderdale Finally Shuts Down Troubled Group Home; Director’s $2.25 Million Mansion for Sale

For at least six years, Crescent House, a Fort Lauderdale group home for teenage boys, was the source of constant calls to the police. Neighbors found crack cocaine baggies littering the streets and said that kids pelted their cars with rocks. This summer, the city finally shut down the facility, which was run by Chrysalis Health,…

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America’s Prosecutor Problem

Prosecutors are more powerful than judges — but the tough-on-crime stance they take to get elected multiplies racial injustices. Gordon Weekes describes a criminal case that landed on his desk this month in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: “An old lady comes out of her house and sees three or four kids in in her yard.” She…

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