| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:39 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:10 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:36 PM
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....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:27 AM
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. “...
| Sep 15, 2014
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:31 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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'...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:37 PM
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...