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George Zimmerman surrendered to police today, after bond revoked

George Zimmerman surrendered to police today, after bond revoked | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
An attorney says George Zimmerman has returned to Florida so he can turn himself in to police after having his bond revoked...
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Cops nab Brooklyn burglars after friending them on Facebook

Cops nab Brooklyn burglars after friending them on Facebook | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
The Brower Boys repeatedly bragged about their conquests on Facebook—as the NYPD watched...
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Passersby Recount Horror Of Causeway Attack On 911 Calls

Passersby Recount Horror Of Causeway Attack On 911 Calls | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Police released three 911 calls from people on the MacArthur Causeway who witnessed a cannibalistic attack...
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Square Grouper: Boynton Beach, Florida Fisherman Finds 40-Pound Bale of Marijuana in Ocean

Square Grouper: Boynton Beach, Florida Fisherman Finds 40-Pound Bale of Marijuana in Ocean | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

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..."

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Family Pleads For Info After Murder: Jerod Givens, 29, was shot 5 a.m. Wednesday at his NW Miami home

Family Pleads For Info After Murder: Jerod Givens, 29, was shot 5 a.m. Wednesday at his NW Miami home | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"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..."

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Former Miami Hurricane Brandon Washington: “If I knew I was going to be drafted that low, I would’ve stayed in school"

Former Miami Hurricane Brandon Washington: “If I knew I was going to be drafted that low, I would’ve stayed in school" | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via ProCanes.com:

 

"Brandon Washington was told he could be drafted as early as the second round. If not the second, surely the third. Worst case scenario, the fourth.

 

Washington talked it over with his family, considered his options and decided to take the plunge. He would leave the University of Miami one year early and enter the NFL draft.

 

You can imagine the sinking feeling in Washington’s stomach as he watched the draft unfold. He was not selected in the second round. Or the third. Or the fourth. Or the fifth..."

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A roundup of recent horrific "Zombie Cannibal" crimes

A roundup of recent horrific "Zombie Cannibal" crimes | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

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..."

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Tom Cruise To Make ‘Top Gun 2’ Before ‘Mission: Impossible 5’

Tom Cruise To Make ‘Top Gun 2’ Before ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
The Head of Production at Paramount Pictures announces that Tom Cruise is set to make ‘Top Gun 2’ before ‘Mission: Impossible 5’.
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Finding terrorists with TSA's universal screening is mathematically impossible, says professor

Finding terrorists with TSA's universal screening is mathematically impossible, says professor | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"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.).."

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Feds to Florida Governor Rick Scott: Stop illegal voter purge efforts

Feds to Florida Governor Rick Scott: Stop illegal voter purge efforts | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"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..."

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Florida couple strangles teen girl to death, then argues on facebook about how to dispose of body (VIDEO)

Florida couple strangles teen girl to death, then argues on facebook about how to dispose of body (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
A Florida couple is accused of murdering a young girl, then went on Facebook to allegedly brag about partying and argue about how to dispose of the body...
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Too Soon: 'Zombie Attack' Locale Will Be Added To Miami Museum's Sightseeing Tour

Too Soon: 'Zombie Attack' Locale Will Be Added To Miami Museum's Sightseeing Tour | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Five days after a naked man chewed off 80% of a homeless man's face on the side of the MacArthur Causeway, the location of the bloody attack is being added to a local sightseeing tour...

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'MIAMI CONNECTION': The 1987 no-budget ninja musical cocaine caper returns to theaters for its 25th anniversary (VIDEO)

'MIAMI CONNECTION': The 1987 no-budget ninja musical cocaine caper returns to theaters for its 25th anniversary (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"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..."

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'Family Feud' host Richard Dawson dies at 79

'Family Feud' host Richard Dawson dies at 79 | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Richard Dawson, the longtime "Family Feud" game-show host and "Hogan's Heroes" actor, has died in Los Angeles. He was 79. His son, Gary Dawson, announced his death via Facebook...
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Minimum Wage For Restaurant Servers Remains Stagnant For 20 Years Under Industry Lobbying

Minimum Wage For Restaurant Servers Remains Stagnant For 20 Years Under Industry Lobbying | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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...
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Florida Governor Rick Scott Ignores Department of Justice's Warning to Stop Voter Purge

Florida Governor Rick Scott Ignores Department of Justice's Warning to Stop Voter Purge | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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.
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Miami-Dade police officer saves 2 from burning home (VIDEO)

Miami-Dade police officer saves 2 from burning home (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

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...

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Rash of Incidents Forces Federal Government To Officially Deny The Existence Of Zombies

Rash of Incidents Forces Federal Government To Officially Deny The Existence Of Zombies | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

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...

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Stocks Log Worst Day in 2012, Unemployment Up to 8.2%

Stocks Log Worst Day in 2012, Unemployment Up to 8.2% | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"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..."

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New York Court Rules Calling Someone Gay Isn't Slander

New York Court Rules Calling Someone Gay Isn't Slander | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

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...

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George Zimmerman Bail Revoked, Judge Orders Him Back To Jail Within 48 Hours

George Zimmerman Bail Revoked, Judge Orders Him Back To Jail Within 48 Hours | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"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..."

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Jon Stewart Isn't Wild About Mike Bloomberg's Soda Ban (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Isn't Wild About Mike Bloomberg's Soda Ban (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"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..."

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New Jersey woman stunned to discover her father who left when she was 2 was Miami Cannibal victim

New Jersey woman stunned to discover her father who left when she was 2 was Miami Cannibal victim | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Janice Poppo DiBello couldn’t remember the father who abandoned her at age 2.

 

The New Jersey woman was stunned Thursday to discover her absentee dad was the homeless man victimized last weekend by a flesh-eating Florida madman who gnawed away most of his features.

 

“I’m really upset because I haven’t met my father,” the 44-year-old woman told the Daily News while walking her family dog near their Morris County home...

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Miami Zombie Witness Called Police 17 Minutes Before Cops Shot And Killed Rudy Eugene

Miami Zombie Witness Called Police 17 Minutes Before Cops Shot And Killed Rudy Eugene | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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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Last words of Miami cannibal to girlfriend before attack: 'I'm going to be late. I love you and I'll be back'

Last words of Miami cannibal to girlfriend before attack: 'I'm going to be late. I love you and I'll be back' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The attack could only be explained by Eugene being drugged or the victim of a Voodoo curse, she said. 'I don’t know how else to explain this,' she said...

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