| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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. “...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
For years, Broward County Judge Gisele Pollack has been the one who offers a second chance. This week, in papers filed with the Florida Supreme Court, she's asking for one.
Pollack, 56, is fighting to keep the job she was first elected to in 2004. But...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:49 PM
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....