Category: Experience

Students arrested for throwing spitballs, lollipops

Thousands of Florida students are arrested in school each year and taken to jail for behavior that once warranted a trip to the principal’s office — a trend that troubles juvenile-justice and civil-rights leaders who say children are being traumatized for noncriminal acts. Though the number of school arrests has dropped significantly since the state…

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Cops on TV, Part One: Police Women of Broward County and Lamberti’s Legacy

Sheriff Al Lamberti has made BSO arguably the most TV-friendly law enforcement office in the nation. Not only did Cops come back this year, but Police Women of Broward County and Unleashed: K9 Broward County have continued to air our dirty laundry to the world.Today and tomorrow, we’ll be looking at the Broward Sheriff’s Office…

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Pembroke Pines juvenile center to close after contract isn’t renewed

Pembroke Pines juvenile center with a history of complaints is scheduled to close its doors in January, officials say. In a letter dated this week, the south region director for the state Department of Juvenile Justice summarized the plan to close Thompson Academy, a lockup for juvenile offenders. The letter was sent by Lois Salton to…

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Troubled Youth Detention Facility Under Fire In Pembroke Pines

A group of Broward County public defenders is working to remove all 58 delinquent youngters from a privately run juvenile detention facility they claim is rife with abuses. That could lead to the facility to be shut down. A court filing disclosed this week also accuses Florida juvenile-justice officials of lax oversight and asks the…

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Charge Dismissed Against Teen Who Stood His Ground in Gas Station Fight

A 17-year-old skateboarder who was attacked at a Hollywood gas station and then fought back was able to get the charge against him dismissed because of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, authorities said. The Broward County public defender’s office says the cameras at a Hess station on Federal Highway in Hollywood turned out to be…

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Makers of police reality show PAID criminals to appear on TV

The makers of a police reality show have come under fire for paying criminals to appear on the programme in an attempt to make must-see TV. A producer on the Police Women of Broward County was sacked after being confronted by a police chief in Florida over the payments. And now the show producers have…

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