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Crooks steal $1.5M in iPads from JFK

Crooks steal $1.5M in iPads from JFK | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
It beats waiting in line at an Apple Store.A pair of brazen crooks punched another hole in the lax JFK security when they stole a trove of new Apple iPad minis — worth $1.5 million — from...
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Supreme Court to Review DNA Law

Supreme Court to Review DNA Law | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials can collect DNA samples without a search warrant from suspects arrested for serious crimes, a case that pits privacy concerns against the needs of crime investigators.
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Florida Woman Arrested for Allegedly Masturbating in a Starbucks

Florida Woman Arrested for Allegedly Masturbating in a Starbucks | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

A Bradenton Starbucks just got a whole lot classier last week, after a woman was arrested on Thursday for allegedly masturbating inside the coffee joint.

 

According to the probable cause affidavit, 29-year-old Jennifer Piranian was sitting in the lobby of a Bradenton Starbucks when she was seen pleasuring herself by several witnesses.

 

According to the report, Bradenton Police were then called "by the staff at Starbucks regarding a female that was in their lobby and was masturbating."

 

When the cop approached Piranian and questioned her, she explained that she had been dropped off by some friends and was waiting to be taken to the hospital to treat an apparent spider bite.

 

Upon inspection, the officer discovered "a glass stem" in the purse that "tested positive for cocaine residue."

 

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Watch the latest breaking news, politics, entertainment and offbeat videos everyone is talking about at CNN.com. Get informed now!
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Execution date set for Florida cop/serial killer who murdered 9 drug dealers and witnesses in 1986

Execution date set for Florida cop/serial killer who murdered 9 drug dealers and witnesses in 1986 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

A crooked Sweetwater police officer-turned-serial killer from the height of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era now has a date with death.

 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed the death warrant for Vietnam vet and admitted neo-Nazi Manuel "Manny" Pardo, Jr.

 

The former cop admitted to killing nine drug dealers and witnesses during a four-month span in 1986, saying they were "scum of the earth."

 

Though initially arrested in May 1986 for the slayings of 40-year-old Ramon Alvero and his girlfriend 37-year-old Daisy Ricard, a police search of Pardo's apartment revealed a calendar where he dated his killings and other evidence implicating him and a fellow officer in seven other Miami-area homicides earlier that year.

 

After a heavily-watched 1988 trial, a 12-member jury sentenced Pardo to death by electric chair. He asked for execution in his final address, claiming "I'm a soldier," and "I'm begging you to allow me to have a glorious end..."

 

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Miami-Dade judge rules fingerprint evidence should be restricted - Miami-Dade Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com

Miami-Dade judge rules fingerprint evidence should be restricted - Miami-Dade Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch, who often wades into controversial legal ground, is questioning long-accepted scientific ideas on latent prints.
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STARKE: Death Row inmate John Ferguson spared in late night legal scramble - Miami-Dade Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com

STARKE: Death Row inmate John Ferguson spared in late night legal scramble - Miami-Dade Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A feverish series of last-minute legal maneuvers led to Tuesday night’s reprieve for Miami-Dade mass murderer John Errol Ferguson.
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O.J. Simpson Trying To Sell Knife He Allegedly Used To Murder Nicole Brown Simpson, Ron Goldman For Millions (VIDEO)

O.J. Simpson Trying To Sell Knife He Allegedly Used To Murder Nicole Brown Simpson, Ron Goldman For Millions (VIDEO) | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

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O.J. Simpson held on to the knife he may have used to kill his ex-wife and her friend and is now trying to sell it for a handsome price, an anonymous source told the National Enquirer.

 

The story, which appears in the tabloid's latest print edition, quotes the source who is "close to Simpson's inner circle" as saying the knife is stashed in the Bahamas. Simpson reportedly wants $5 million for it.

 

“[O.J. is] looking for a strictly cash deal so that the money can be deposited in offshore accounts and can’t be traced directly to him," the source said, according to the New York Post. "O.J. said he’d reveal the location once a firm deal — for a minimum of $5 million — was reached..."

 

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Pending execution casts spotlight on horrific Miami murder spree in late '70s - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

Death Row inmate John Errol Ferguson, 64, killed eight people in Hialeah and Carol City the late 1970s and is slated to die Thursday by lethal injection.
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Prosecutor Drops Joint in Court, in Front of Cops; Promptly Curses the Day He Was Born

A New Orleans city attorney gets busted for pot in "arguably the easiest collar in the annals of policework." Oops!
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Romney Vows to Be President for 'The 100 Percent'

Romney Vows to Be President for 'The 100 Percent' | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Democratic super PACs attack Romney as he turns to Latino voters.
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Judge denies — in part — request for new trial in Michael Brewer burning case - Broward - MiamiHerald.com

A Broward County Circuit Court judge early Tuesday denied in part a request for a new trial by Matthew Bent, the Deerfield Beach teen convicted by a jury in June of aggravated battery for inciting the burning attack of Michael Brewer in October 2009.
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Husband questioned in deaths of woman and two young daughters found dead in closet - Little Havana / Flagami - MiamiHerald.com

Police were questioning Alberto Sierra, who has a long history of arrests, in the case of his wife and two step-daughters found dead in a closet.
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PINELLAS PARK: Florida man describes being shot by police Taser as he sprayed fire with garden hose - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

The fire was all around Dan Jensen....
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State courts struggle with Supreme Court ruling on young killers - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

The Miller v. Alabama decision banned automatic life prison terms without chance of parole for minors convicted of murders.
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Florida Marine in Tutu Beats Up Disabled Vet Thinking He Was Wearing a Disabled Vet Halloween Costume

Florida Marine in Tutu Beats Up Disabled Vet Thinking He Was Wearing a Disabled Vet Halloween Costume | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

Christopher Dabney certainly isn't feeling like one of the few and the proud this morning. The 22-year-old Marine was arrested in Gainesville early this morning while wearing a pink tutu after beating up a man he thought was dressed in a Halloween costume poking fun at disabled veterans.

 

The man actually was a wheelchair-bound Marine vet, however.

 

According to The Gainesville Sun, the incident happened at 2:30 a.m, outside of a Pita Pit restaurant. Dabney spotted 35-year-old Daniel Priotti and just assumed he was wearing a disabled vet costume complete with a wheelchair. He started calling Priotti a fake and hit him twice. The blows were so hard they knocked Priotti out of his wheelchair. Priotti, who is paralyzed from the chest down, was unresponsive for at least ten seconds after the attack...

 

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Mob affiliate pleads guilty in gruesome Sunny Isles murder of exotic dancer - Miami-Dade Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com

Mob affiliate pleads guilty in gruesome Sunny Isles murder of exotic dancer - Miami-Dade Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Ariel Hernandez, an affiliate of South Florida’s Gambino organized crime family, will serve 30 years in prison for the 1999 murder of an exotic dancer whose body was dumped in the Everglades.
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Florida couple had plans to cook batch of meth after court appearance for meth charge

Florida couple had plans to cook batch of meth after court appearance for meth charge | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

A couple busted for cooking meth in a Daytona Beach Shores motel this morning told cops they had plans to make more drugs this afternoon — after one of them had a meth-related court appearance.

 

Investigators found a methamphetamine laboratory in Room 6 at the Famous Shores Motel, 3738 South Atlantic Ave.

 

Renter Pete Atwood, 65, and a woman described as his "associate," 32-year-old Joleen Crisp, were making meth this morning in the room, investigators with the Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety said.

 

"Atwood told officers that he and Crisp manufacture the drug in the room and were going to produce another batch later today after Crisp's court appearance for a previous charge related to manufacturing meth," police said in a report.

 

The Volusia Bureau of Investigation dismantled the lab. It also dismantled a second, abandoned lab found in Room 11, which was not rented...

 

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Feds probe Bal Harbour Police Department over seized millions - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

Bal Harbour’s police force has gone after drug gangs operating far outside the village’s borders, confiscating millions — and alarming the feds.
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U.S. Marshals Sell 50 Drug Dealers' Cars and Boats at Auction in Miami (VIDEO)

U.S. Marshals Sell 50 Drug Dealers' Cars and Boats at Auction in Miami (VIDEO) | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

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The cars are fast and so is the talk as the U.S. Marshals put more than 50 seized vehicles up for auction in Opa-Locka Thursday.

 

Muscle cars and mini-vans, even an antique went up for grabs at the Apple Auctioneering Company.

 

Organizers say federal agents seized the vehicles, which includes some watercraft, from drug dealers in South Florida.

 

A few hundred prospectors attended the auction, peeking under the hoods of a 2009 Mercedes SLR or a 1930s hot rod. The Mercedes commanded a price tag of $141,000.

 

Proceeds from the U.S. Marshals auction fund compensation for crime victims, and support community as well as officer programs...

 

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Luis Aponte's curator insight, November 6, 2014 9:40 AM

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WOW!! I am so impressed that drug dealer's cars are in an action because I thought that the cops confiscate them and they destroy them after. I hate drug dealers because they are messing our world up but I am jealous of the cars they have.

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Miami man found shot to death in patio lounge chair - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

A man was found shot to death Monday morning in a patio lounge chair under an open carport.
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Hispanicness versus Americanness | New Knowledge | University of Miami

Hispanicness versus Americanness | New Knowledge | University of Miami | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The University of Miami is a private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world located in Coral Gables, Florida.
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Is Trader Joe's Coming to Pinecrest? UPDATED - Miami - Restaurants and Dining - Short Order

Is Trader Joe's Coming to Pinecrest? UPDATED - Miami - Restaurants and Dining - Short Order | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Updated: It has been confirmed that Trader Joe's is opening in Pinecrest. Read: Trader Joe's is Coming to...
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PHOTO: Banner Plane Bears Message For Romney

PHOTO: Banner Plane Bears Message For Romney | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A banner plane flying over Miami wasn't advertising a strip club or DJ for once -- but it's doubtful Mitt Romney appreciated the novelty.
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