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Safety of Citizens

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  • State to tighten rules for sex-offender screening

     A team of mental health experts examined the cases of four sex predators profiled in a Sun Sentinel investigation last month and concluded the state missed crucial danger signs that could have kept three of them locked up.     One went on to rape an...
  • Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'

    Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'
    RIO DE JANEIRO — As the 2014 World Cup tournament nears, efforts to reform Rio de Janeiro's police forces remain, like many of the Brazilian soccer stadiums themselves, a work in progress. Seeking to improve public safety, police have...
  • LAX shooting response criticized in report

    LAX shooting response criticized in report
    The emergency response to November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport was hampered by poor communications and a lack of coordination between agencies, problems that contributed to a chaotic evacuation and delays reaching victims,...
  • NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans

    NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into intermittent brake failure in the 2007 and 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid sedan. Dozens of consumers have complained to the agency about the problem, asking it to force Toyota Motor...
  • Democratic chairman says sheriff in "learning curve" and will get better

    Democratic chairman says sheriff in "learning curve" and will get better
    Original blog post | 2:32 p.m. Updated with Israel comments | 4:29 p.m. Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar, commenting Tuesday on Sheriff Scott Israel’s first eight months in office, said the sheriff is experiencing a steep learning...
  • Safety regulators probe airbag deployments in Honda Odyssey vans

    Safety regulators probe airbag deployments in Honda Odyssey vans
    Federal safety regulators have opened a probe, looking at whether airbags are deploying without warning in about 320,000 Honda Odyssey vans from the 2003 and 2004 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received six...
  • Getting busy: Economic development rises to the top of Boca's priorities

    Getting busy: Economic development rises to the top of Boca's priorities
    Cultivating Boca business is now at the top of the city's to-do list. After a three-day marathon of goal-setting meetings that ended Friday, one of the council's chief priorities is getting the Houston's Restaurant built on city-owned property at the...
  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • Let's get illegal vendors of bunnies and turtles off L.A.'s streets

    Let's get illegal vendors of bunnies and turtles off L.A.'s streets
    One of the trickier problems in animal welfare is stopping the illegal sale of underage rabbits, kittens, turtles, birds and other exotic animals on street corners in Los Angeles. The area outside Santee Alley, the popular and densely filled open-air...
  • Inspector briefly closes Lauderhill restaurant for second time; Boca Raton and Miami also eateries cited

    Inspector briefly closes Lauderhill restaurant for second time; Boca Raton and Miami also eateries cited
    Critical violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at three South Florida restaurants and a caterer prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners, including one already shut...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office to host gun safety class for kids

    Broward Sheriff's Office to host gun safety class for kids
    There are a few spots left for a free gun safety course being offered for kids, ages 11 to 14, by the Broward Sheriff's Office in Cooper City on Wednesday night. "I want to teach responsible gun ownership and that guns are not toys," Capt. Robert...