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Howard Finkelstein

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  • 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'...
  • Judge Dale Ross has close political ties to Appraiser Lori Parrish, presides over her case

    Some people did a double-take when they read that Circuit Judge Dale Ross is presiding over a case involving the budget fight between Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish and the County Commission. Parrish stood in for Ross at a 2012 campaign forum...
  • 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...
  • Broward courthouse parking rate 'really out of line'

     Broward courthouse parking rate 'really out of line'
    Sixty dollars could buy you a pair of new Levis. A family night at the movies. A tank of gas. A pair of running shoes. Or one day of parking at Broward County's courthouse garage in downtown Fort Lauderdale. At $8 an hour, parking in the "east garage"...
  • Sunrise police halt cocaine-selling operation

    Sunrise police halt cocaine-selling operation
    A money-making venture to lure out-of-town drug buyers into Sunrise to purchase cocaine from police has been halted as a result of a Sun Sentinel investigation. Mayor Michael Ryan, who supports the undercover stings, lay blame for ending the operation...
  • Caravella verdict draws U.S. Justice Department's attention

    Caravella verdict draws U.S. Justice Department's attention
    When jurors decided last week that two retired police officers should pay $7 million for framing a mentally challenged Broward teen for a murder that sent him to prison for close to 26 years, it set off a strong response. Dozens of Sun Sentinel readers...
  • Compassion needed in mental health cases

    Regarding the July 13 article by Tonya Alanez " Inmate's family alleges neglect," that concerned an army veteran who was languishing in jail with a well diagnosed mental health issue until his death: It elicits compassion for an unconscionable situation....
  • Dream of dignity collides with reality

    Being mentally ill is not a crime, but it can get you arrested. It can get you thrown in jail and keep you confined for months in a terrifying place that does nothing to improve your mental health. Once released, unless you're one of the lucky ones, you'...
  • DNA result just one of troubling aspects in convicted man's case

    New testing that shows a Miramar man serving life in prison for a 1983 rape and murder is not the source of DNA on the victim's body is just one of several troubling issues in the case, according to defense attorneys, experts and a Sun Sentinel review...
  • 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...
  • Lights, cameras, action! for Broward public defender

    Lights, cameras, action! for Broward public defender
    You know him as a legal adviser on TV news. And now, Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein and his office's lawyers and investigators are also the subjects of a documentary film or television series being developed by an award-winning producer....