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Troopers Indicted After Roadside Cavity Search Of Two Women - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Troopers Indicted After Roadside Cavity Search Of Two Women - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
CBS-11 has learned two state troopers involved in a controversial roadside cavity search of two North Texas women have been indicted on criminal charges by a Dallas County Grand Jury.
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JOSEPH HARRISON DAVIS's Obituary on The Miami Herald

JOSEPH HARRISON DAVIS's Obituary on The Miami Herald | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | DAVIS--JOSEPH HARRISON, MD, 88, retired chief medical examiner for Miami Dade County, Florida, died peacefully in his sleep on March 19, 2013.
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Pioneer and Hero.

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Florida "escort" charged with attempted murder for biting man's genitals in hotel room (VIDEO)

Florida "escort" charged with attempted murder for biting man's genitals in hotel room (VIDEO) | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

ORLANDO, Fla. —Alleged escort Priscilla Vaughn, 29, was arrested and charged with attempted murder for biting a man's genitals in an Orange County hotel room, deputies said.

 

Authorities were called to the Crestwood Suites on University Boulevard after 2 a.m. Tuesday by callers who reported hearing screaming and growling from a room on the second floor.

 

According to the sheriff's office, the victim had bite marks on his hands and stomach and was bleeding from significant lacerations on his genitals. He also had eye-gouging injuries and injuries that indicated he had been hit in the head and face.

 

Deputies arrested the suspect, who was naked with blood on her face. She growled at deputies, they said.

 

At the hospital, the victim told police he met Vaughn on backpage.com and picked her up to go Applebee's and get something to eat.

 

When they got back to the hotel, she invited him into her room where they smoked marijuana, drank alcohol and Vaughn snorted Ecstasy, deputies said...

 

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Florida Men Said They Stole From Cars To Buy Ultra Music Festival Tickets

Florida Men Said They Stole From Cars To Buy Ultra Music Festival Tickets | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

Two men were arrested for stealing from vehicles in Doral in order to resell the items and buy tickets to the Ultra Music Festival, police said.

 Enrique Miguel Ponimansky, 20, and Michael Torres, 19, were found stealing from the cars in Doral at around 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday, El Nuevo Herald reported.  

“They told the sergeant that caught them that they were going to sell the stolen items to buy tickets for the Ultra Festival,” Joe Seiglie from Doral Police told the newspaper...

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Editorial: Drug testing welfare applicants nets little

Editorial: Drug testing welfare applicants nets little | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Until states can come up with a smarter way to ferret out abusers while protecting children, the program is just a fad.
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Ohhh ... so shocking.

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rakontur — R.I.P. Dr. Joseph Davis

R.I.P. Dr. Joseph Davis
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A sad day for Miami's legal and science communities.

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Appeals court tosses life sentence for teen in Southwood Middle School stabbing - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

Appeals court tosses life sentence for teen in Southwood Middle School stabbing - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Michael Hernandez, 14 when he murdered classmate Jaime Gough, will get a new sentencing hearing because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year.
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"Harlem Shake" Shoot in Hialeah Goes Horribly Wrong - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0

"Harlem Shake" Shoot in Hialeah Goes Horribly Wrong - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
At first Banana Republican was torn. We didn't know whether to curse or congratulate a gaggle of Hialeah police...
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Armed Spring Break Babe, Angry at Cheating Boyfriend, Has Two-Hour Standoff with Police in Daytona Beach - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0

Armed Spring Break Babe, Angry at Cheating Boyfriend, Has Two-Hour Standoff with Police in Daytona Beach - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Apparently life really does imitate art. Just weeks before the release of Harmony Korine's beach-babes-with-handguns movie Spring Breakers hits theaters,...
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Body of Pennsylvania Man Found in Elevator Shaft at Tampa Airport

Body of Pennsylvania Man Found in Elevator Shaft at Tampa Airport | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

Police at the Tampa International Airport are investigating after maintenance workers discovered a passenger dead in an elevator shaft.

 

Airport officials said the body 31-year-old Chad Wolfe, of West Newton, Pennsylvania was found Friday morning.

 

Records show Wolfe arrived in Tampa from Atlanta shortly after midnight Friday. Maintenance first noticed problems with the elevator at the short term parking garage several hours later...

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Florida man out of jail less than 1 day allegedly murders elderly woman

Florida man out of jail less than 1 day allegedly murders elderly woman | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

The Cocoa Police Department said Marcus Royal, 33, was released from the Brevard County Jail on Saturday morning and within 24 hours had returned to the Cocoa area.

 

At approximately 8 a.m. Sunday, Royal entered 81-year-old Ethalya Faye Jone’s home on Fiske Boulevard and brutally attacked her and then murdered her.

 

Officials said Royal tried to use Jones' bank cards in Seminole County and may still be in possession of Jone’s 2010 Ford Fusion, dark green in color with Florida tag N74 4PU. Investigators said he is considered armed and extremely dangerous...

 

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3 Homestead Cops Fired After Video Revealed Police Brutality

3 Homestead Cops Fired After Video Revealed Police Brutality | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

Three Homestead Police officers sworn to uphold the law have been fired for allegedly breaking it.

 

Homestead Police Sgt. Jeffrey Rome, Officer Giovanni Soto and Sgt. Lizanne Deegan were fired from their jobs Thursday after investigators said surveillance video showed instances of police brutality.

 

Investigators said surveillance video showed Rome pepper-spraying a Hispanic man outside Celio’s Latin Quarter Bar twice, then following him up the street and spraying him a third time. He is also accused of pepper-spraying a second man and assaulting a third.

 

Soto is accused of beating a Hispanic man outside the bar, when he punched him in the mouth and hit him again on the ground, according to investigators. Deegan allegedly covered up the attacks and denied victims medical attention.

 

"You abused your power and preyed on those that you were entrusted to protect," Assistant City Manager Allyson Love wrote in the officers' termination letters...

 

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Preview: Blindsided

Preview: Blindsided | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Brian Banks may yet play in the NFL, but he knows it's a longshot after spending five years in prison on a rape charge for which he was later exonerated. James Brown reports on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
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@60Minutes: Tonight on #60Minutes: Has Brian Banks’ dream of an #NFL career been delayed forever by a false charge of rape? 

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Florida deputy wrestles alligator outside middle school (VIDEO)

Florida deputy wrestles alligator outside middle school (VIDEO) | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

CLERMONT, Fla. —A Lake County deputy spotted a 7-foot long, scaly intruder near the perimeter of Clermont Middle School on Thursday and wrestled it before it could come into contact with the students.

 

Jessica McGregor, who is the school resource officer, was caught on video tangling with the alligator.

 

She went outside, tied the alligator up with a rope and then taped its mouth, rendering it harmless.

 

"If one of (the students) had walked up in those bushes, they wouldn’t have seen him," she said. "He could've grabbed one."

 

McGregor said she wasn't scared and it wasn't the first time she's done it...

 

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Florida man with gun, duct tape and machete in his truck tries to have sex with child

Florida man with gun, duct tape and machete in his truck tries to have sex with child | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

ORLANDO, Fla. — Investigators said 54-year-old William Fahner of Ormond Beach was arrested Thursday at a Wendy’s restaurant in Daytona Beach. They said he thought he was meeting a child and the child’s father there for sex.

 

Investigators said Fahner believed he was chatting over the Internet to a father willing to offer his child for sex. He was really corresponding with an undercover officer.

 

Fahner had a loaded gun in the console of his truck, along with a machete, duct tape and rope in the back seat...

 

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Man wrongly convicted of rabbi slay has heart attack after being freed from prison

Man wrongly convicted of rabbi slay has heart attack after being freed from prison | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Jailed 23 years, NY man is freed, has heart attack
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Must have been the prison food.

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Freed NY convict's first goal: 'Get the hell out of here'

Freed NY convict's first goal: 'Get the hell out of here' | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
New York man freed after serving more than 20 years in prison for a killing; case called miscarriage of justice.
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New police chief, same troubles in Opa-locka - Miami Gardens / Opa-locka - MiamiHerald.com

New police chief, same troubles in Opa-locka - Miami Gardens / Opa-locka - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Behind closed doors and with no public input, Opa-locka picked a politically connected cop as the latest in a long line of police chiefs.
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Puerto Rico's Wave of Drugs and Brazen Murders Reverberates to Miami

Puerto Rico's Wave of Drugs and Brazen Murders Reverberates to Miami | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Julio Ramos Oliver died over a spilled drink.

It was just after midnight January 20, and Old San Juan shook with the fiesta de San Sebastián.
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It is sad to see P.R. in this state.

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Keskea Hernandez Died After Miami Prison Doctor Accused Her of "Embellishing" Illness - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0

Keskea Hernandez Died After Miami Prison Doctor Accused Her of "Embellishing" Illness - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
On June 20 of last year, Keskea Hernandez appeared in a federal courthouse to beg for her life....
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Miami Beach Ordered to Pay Man $100,000 After Falsely Arresting Him for Looking Poor - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0

Miami Beach is a shallow place. The right car can get you laid. The wrong shoes can get you kicked...
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Florida 'Teacher of the Year' had sex with high school student on campus 10 times

Florida 'Teacher of the Year' had sex with high school student on campus 10 times | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

ORLANDO, Fla. —A Jones High School teacher was arrested and accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

 

High Broomes is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old Jones student.

 

Investigators said the two had sex on campus at least 10 times. The sexual relationship started in November, according to investigators.

 

Broomes teaches language arts at Jones and also coaches girls' soccer...

 

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Florida man beaten by police for mowing his neighbor's lawn, department and state attorney do nothing (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Florida man beaten by police for mowing his neighbor's lawn, department and state attorney do nothing (GRAPHIC VIDEO) | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

Lakeland, Florida -- He was beaten almost beyond recognition by two Lakeland Police officers and now he has filed a federal civil rights claim against the officers, the City of Lakeland, and the current and former police chief.

 

The man filling the suits, Joe Florence, blames a young police officer who he says didn't have enough training for losing his cool and repeatedly striking him in the face.

 

It happened two years ago as Lakeland Police officers were serving a trespass warrant. After receiving the trespass warning -- because he had mowed and watered his neighbor's lawn -- Florence started to go inside his home. 

 

Florence remembers, "and I put my hand on the door knob and that's when the officer, the male officer, I don't know who he is, went off on me."

 

Florence says during the beating, which was photographed by his wife, officers Heather Freeman and Nicholas Ivancevic tasered him and smashed his face into the concrete sidewalk...

 

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Gijs van Zijl's curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:57 PM

Een man in Florida die het gras van zijn buren maaide en water gaf, wat is daar mis mee? Volgens de 2 agenten die hem in elkaar hadden geslagen heel veel! Dit kan natuurlijk niet, wie gaf de politie het recht om dit zomaar te doen?

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Bal Harbour police chief fired after federal investigation into misuse of seized drug money

Bal Harbour police chief fired after federal investigation into misuse of seized drug money | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

Bal Harbour Police Chief Thomas Hunker, the village’s top cop for nearly 10 years, was fired Friday after a months-long suspension.

 

The dismissal stemmed from a lengthy U.S. Justice Department investigation and followed a series of Miami Herald reports about alleged misspending of millions of dollars received through a federal forfeiture program. The Justice Department also alleged that alleged Hunker abused his position for personal benefit.

 

Hunker will receive a payout of about $115,350, plus six months of health insurance. He is in the last year of a contract that pays him a base salary of $155,600 a year, and provides him with an SUV, health insurance and a pension.

 

Hunker will collect a monthly pension benefit of $3,339.82, with an automatic escalator of 2 1/2 percent each year. As of December 2012, Hunker had received about $43,442 in retirement benefits deposited into a deferred savings account that he can only access after retirement.

 

Hunker already receives a pension from Miami Beach, where he was a police officer for 28 years.

 

Hunker created the Tri-County Task Force narcotics unit in 2003, that brought Bal Harbour at least $7.3 million in three years. Its detectives investigated money laundering and drug trafficking far outside the borders of Bal Harbour, a relatively crime-free, oceanside town of about 2,500 people.

 

Federal investigators say village police misspent that money on unjustified overtime and lavish travel, and improper payments to confidential informants. The money also went to cover salaries and benefits for two undercover investigators working under contract in California and Florida’s west coast, and to purchase expensive toys: $100,000 for a police power boat; $225,000 for a sleek surveillance truck.

 

As a result of the questionable spending , Bal Harbour was suspended from the forfeiture program, and the feds demanded the village return more than $4 million...

 

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