Month: June 2017

Broward County kids rock the Youth Summer Justice Program

Sometimes when I see children in the Broward County courthouse, they’re walking in a line, linked by shackles and on their way to face a judge. It’s always a heartbreaking scene. This week, I had the heartwarming experience of meeting 40 or so teenagers there who were free, smart and engaged as they participated in…

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Public Defender ‘Help Me Howard’ Finkelstein says he’s not running for Congress

Anthony Man Contact Reporter Sun Sentinel https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-howard-finkelstein-congress-20170622-story.html Howard Finkelstein said Thursday he’s not sure what he’ll be doing when he retires as Broward County public defender when his current term expires — but it won’t involve running for Congress in 2018. “It’s nothing I’d ever thought about. I’m really focused on finishing up this term, making…

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As ‘Help Me Howard’ Finkelstein prepares to retire, his chief assistant plans to run

BY EMILY L. MAHONEY, EMAHONEY@MIAMIHERALD.COM JUNE 09, 2017 05:17 PM, UPDATED JUNE 09, 2017 05:53 PM https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article155379814.html Gordon Weekes likes to think of the Broward Public Defender’s Office, for which he has worked for two decades, as a cookie. A rainbow-sprinkled cookie to be exact, covered in ants. “We are constantly being devoured, but we…

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