Via New Times Broward: "Boynton Beach Police are investigating the origins of a giant brick of marijuana that was fished out of the Atlantic earlier this week and is large enough to keep Frito-Lay in business for the next decade..."
"A Miami family pleaded with the public Friday to turn in information about the fatal shooting of Jerod Givens at their home.
The 29-year-old came home from his job at Marlins Park after a night game and was getting into bed at about 5 a.m. Wednesday when someone fired multiple shots at him through his window at 1301 NW 64th St. Miami Fire-Rescue came to the scene but Givens died moments later, Miami Police said..."
Kyle Münzenrieder at Miami New Times provides a roundup of America's most recent horrific "Zombie Cannibal" crimes including the "Baltimore Brain Eater," "Canadian Killer Porn Star," "New Jersey Intestine Flinger," and the "Swedish Lip Eater..."
"The base rate fallacy is the failure to account for underlying incidence of the condition being tested for. Imagine this hypothetical (and completely fantastical) scenario: that the TSA employs a near-perfect test for risk-based screening, a test that always flags terrorists if they are present and only flags innocent people 1 time out of 10,000. (The TSA’s actual success rate at flagging known terrorists is zero.).."
"The Florida Secretary of State has been ordered by the U.S. Department of Justice to stop or justify its purge of suspect voters from voter registration rolls but the order might not stop much of the process put in action three weeks ago.
In a letter late Thursday, T. Christian Herren Jr. chief of the Department of Justice’s voting section, told Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner that the state’s plan to review the status of 2,600 suspected non-citizens, and purge them from the rolls if they are not confirmed as citizens is in violation of the National Voter Rights Act of 1965 and should be stopped..."
"There are cult classics, and then there are tattooed-to-your-brain psychotronic masterpieces like CARNIVAL MAGIC, FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE, NIGHT WARNING and THE BLACK GESTAPO. Grandmaster Y.K. Kim's MIAMI CONNECTION belongs in the latter camp. I wrote a little about it two years ago when it played at Everything Is Terrible's first Cinefamily festival, but words cannot convey the WTF glory of this movie..."
The federal government raised the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour in 2009. Some states have raised theirs above that amount, to as much as $9.04, in Washington state.
But since 1966, a sub-section of the minimum wage has existed for people who work for gratuities, known as the "tipped minimum wage," which Congress last bumped to $2.13 per hour in 1991. Some states have increased the tipped minimum wage on their own as well -- and Washington, like six other states, has no tipped minimum wage at all, so servers earn a full $9.04 before gratuities. About half of all states, however, continue to allow restaurants to pay servers $2.13...
Florida governor Rick Scott is concerned about non-citizens voting in the upcoming presidential election. At least, that's his excuse for singling out 182,000 registered voters suspected of not being U.S.
Miami-Dade Police Officer Christopher Casiano said he is not a hero and was just doing his job when he pulled two people from a Southwest Miami-Dade home that caught fire Thursday night. "I just followed my heart and did what it wanted me to do, and what I would expect anyone else would be able to have to help," said Casiano...
The horrific face-eating arrest in Miami and several other seemingly subhuman acts has many people wondering what's behind this flesh-munching wave of terror.
Over the years the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a couple of tongue-in-cheek "zombie warnings," which really are just disaster-preparedness stunts. But on Thursday, the agency made it official: Zombies don't exist.
"CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)," wrote agency spokesman David Daigle in an email to The Huffington Post...
"Stocks suffered their worst day of the year, with the Dow tumbling into negative territory for 2012, after a disappointing jobs report in addition to dismal data from China and Europe fueled fears over the health of the global economy..."
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A court says it's no longer slander in New York to falsely call someone gay.
A mid-level appeals court on Thursday wiped out decades of rulings, including its own, to say that society no longer treats false comments that someone is gay, lesbian or bisexual as defamation. Without defamation, there is no longer slander, the court ruled...
"The move came after prosecutors asked the judge to revoke George Zimmerman's bond because they said he misled them about his finances and his passport when testifying during a bail hearing that allowed him to be released from jail on a $150,000 bond.
Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara defended his client and asked the judge to see it more as an "innocent misunderstanding" versus a "devious intent to hide money." O'Mara cited Zimmerman's continued cooperation with the police and said Zimmerman did not act in a way that suggested he was going to use the money..."
"On [last night's] Daily Show, Jon Stewart expressed some concerns over Mayor Mike Bloomberg's soda ban. The problem, as Stewart sees it, is that killing ourselves through terrible diets is basically a New York tradition, and until someone puts a limit on the amount of roast beef we can shovel down our throats, we should at least be able to wash it all down..."
Witness Nash Perez speculates that jurisdictional trouble may have delayed a police response. "It brings up the point that there are a lot more Miami and Miami Beach cops on the streets nearby than FHP cruisers," he says. "Maybe if they had responded first they'd have gotten there sooner..."
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