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  • Mayo: Broken jail bond system needs fixing

    Mayo: Broken jail bond system needs fixing
    You would think a repeat violent criminal who finished his latest lengthy prison term this year would have to appear before a living, breathing judge to be freed from jail if he was arrested again. You'd be wrong. Two days before Gregory B. Moore...
  • Broward Judge Imperato 'devastated' by DUI, reckless driving convictions

    Broward Judge Imperato 'devastated' by DUI, reckless driving convictions
    In her 12 years as a Broward County circuit judge, Cynthia Imperato has heard numerous jury verdicts. But for the first time, Friday the verdict was about her. And it was one that left her "devastated." After a three-day trial, a Palm Beach County...
  • Mayo: Gay marriage pulls all-nighter in South Florida

    Mayo: Gay marriage pulls all-nighter in South Florida
    They met at a charity bike ride for AIDS nearly 15 years ago, a 275-mile journey from Orlando to Hollywood that led them to this place they never expected. So here they were, past 4 a.m. on Tuesday, the last couple in line waiting to get their...
  • Broward court administration moving to resolve feud

    A simmering feud between the Broward Public Defender's Office and the judge who runs the county's first appearance court may soon result in changes to how certain homeless defendants are treated by the justice system, Chief Judge Peter Weinstein said...
  • Broward courts let us down

    Broward courts let us down
    It's easy to ignore the homeless. It's easy to forget they are people with constitutional rights. Still it was disappointing to learn this week that Broward's judiciary also has turned its head when it comes to ensuring the rights of the least among us....
  • NAMI walks for wellness at Tradewinds Park Nov. 8

    NAMI walks for wellness at Tradewinds Park Nov. 8
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Broward County will host their second annual 5K, “NAMIWalks,” Nov. 8 in Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., the walk kicks off at 9:30 a.m. “...
  • Crusaders needed to answer mental health cries

     Crusaders needed to answer mental health cries
    It's hard to say what would suddenly drive a man to threaten his roommates with a gun. Or cause him to threaten to shoot himself. Or to shout at responding officers, with weapon in hand, "Just do it." But those suicidal actions last week led to the...
  • Assistant public defender resigns, leaves Broward bond court

    Assistant public defender resigns, leaves Broward bond court
    He's been a stalwart presence at Broward County's first appearance court, sticking up for arrestees and challenging prosecutors and the magistrate judges who decide whether arrests were justified. Terry Conover resigned Tuesday, after nine years with...
  • Assistant public defender Facebook accounts call Palestinians "filthy swine'' and cockroaches''

    Assistant public defender Facebook accounts call Palestinians "filthy swine'' and cockroaches''
    Venom toward Palestinians was unleashed on Facebook from the accounts of two assistant public defenders in Broward County, with comments that   Palestinians are "filthy swine'' and "cockroaches.'' The Facebook comments came from the Facebook accounts of...
  • Facebooking public defender says he tried to apologize

    The attorney for former assistant public defender Gary Sheres issued a statement today on his behalf. Sheres, you might recall, was fired last week for Facebook comments about Palestinians. Click here for a memory refresher. In the statement, Sheres'...
  • Repeat teen burglars vex Fort Lauderdale

    Repeat teen burglars vex Fort Lauderdale
    With a juvenile justice system that emphasizes rehabilitation over incarceration, residents of some Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods are tired of seeing the same teens break into homes again and again with little to fear if they are caught. "In the '80s or...