The Florida Supreme Court fired a shot across the bow of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel yesterday. In a 5-2 decision, the court ruled BSO cops had no right to stop and arrest Shawn Tracey, whom they stopped with a brick of cocaine and $23,000 cash. The court said police need a search warrant approve ... More >>
In response to the divisive topic of same-sex marriage, Broward College will host a Religious Liberty and Marriage Equality forum on its South Campus on October 13th. The forum is part of the college's Humanities Initiative, which is designed to help students and community members learn how public p ... More >>
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reject same-sex marriage appeals in several states earlier this week -- opening the door to lifting the ban in a total of 30 states -- the attorney general and Gov. Rick Scott are still sticking to their guns in trying to keep same-sex marriage banned ... More >>
Score one for your constitutional rights. Until last week, it was pretty much open season in terms of the police keeping track of your cell phone records in the Sunshine State. But now, thanks to a court decision that started here in South Florida, law enforcement must pass through more legal hoop ... More >>
As shown in the following video, the City of Deerfield Beach has put up a manger scene, along with a few other holiday props, on public property at the city's fire station. Chaz Stevens, an activist and self-described "militant atheist," says he warned the city that he would sue if it put up any r ... More >>
Governor Evil's Rick Scott's secretary of state, Ken Detzner, hit Ft. Lauderdale yesterday on the last stop of his "Project Integrity" road show, which the state describes as an effort to "[protect] the voting rights of eligible voters from those who may cast an illegal vote." Voter fraud is commo ... More >>
Back in July, we told you about transgender nursing student Alex Wilson, who was told by administrators at Pinellas Technical Education Centers that she could not use the ladies' restroom and was forced to walk across campus to use a single-person's restroom instead. The school also allegedly threat ... More >>
Florida is (again) scheduled to kill a man whom many say is too sick to die. John Errol Ferguson -- a 65-year-old paranoid schizophrenic who claims he is the "prince of God," has powers from the sun, and will be resurrected after death to foil a communist plot against America -- is scheduled to be ... More >>
Our favorite reformed pot smuggler and marijuana legalization activist, Bobby Platshorn, is at it again, with an ingenious scheme to bring the good word on maryjane to the attention of legislators and the general public. And once again he's drawing on support from an unexpected quarter of the popula ... More >>
Oh hey, lookit. A bill that would allow armed guards to walk around your kid's school has been introduced to the Florida House, because the state legislature is a fantastic entity of profound and wondrous ideas. It's called HB 1097. And it's gonna cure all our nation's ills. The answer t ... More >>
In what can only be described as a rare bout of good sense, FAU administrators have decided to forgo disciplinary proceedings against seven students involved in a March 22 demonstration on the school's Jupiter campus. The seven were protesting the school's naming rights deal with global private pris ... More >>
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Out in Deerfield Beach, on a piece of government-owned property, an 8.5-foot-tall tower of beer cans is looming over baby Jesus. No, this isn't some rogue Art Basel installation that crossed the county line. It's Chaz Stevens' salute to the holiday season. Since the end of November, Steven ... More >>
There's been a bunch of news about the proposed immigration detention center in Southwest Ranches over the past week or so, but none of it has been substantive information about, say, whether the contract is actually going through after ICE's weird about-face last month.As a reminder, that's when IC ... More >>
Math classWe told you earlier this month about SB 98, a bill that passed the Florida Senate that would allow prayer in Florida's public schools. It would have to be approved by both the Florida House and Gov. Rick Scott to become a law, and at the time nothing had happened in the House to indicat ... More >>
Scott can't even get his dirty deeds enforced.Four months ago, we brought you a sobering catalog of Rick Scott's dirtiest deeds as chief executive of this fair state. There were a dozen items on the list -- gems like outsourcing prisons to political donors, slashing funding for public educa ... More >>
inquisitr.comThe Florida Supreme Court will decide whether this is your First Amendment right.The issue of whether it's the First Amendment right of Florida drivers to blast obnoxious music from their cars way louder than anyone needs to will be heard before the Florida Supreme Court.The court sc ... More >>
menwithfoilhats.comIn the fourth recent lawsuit targeted at policies of Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Education Association is now suing over a 3 percent pay cut to the salaries of teachers and other school workers.According to a news release from the union, the lawsuit was entered today in circui ... More >>
Now for Gov. Rick Scott's charade of the day -- making up a scientific study on drug use by welfare recipients on a nationally televised CNN interview.As you know, the governor signed H.B. 353 into law last week, requires Floridians on welfare to pass a drug test before they get their cash.On ... More >>
State lawmakers want to keep people from having sex with animals. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants to keep lawmakers from screwing voters.Although it seems like Gov. Rick Scott will make the bold and progressive move of banning bestiality, he still plans to screw voters. The election overhaul bill, wh ... More >>
flickr.comThis week the Transportation Security Administration announced that travelers who don't want strangers to see their naked form in a full-body scanner and also don't want a stranger groping them will not be fined $11,000 for their refusal to cooperate. (If you decline the searches and th ... More >>
A bizarre, disputed, cocaine-fueled mania is killing Floridians, especially when they're jolted with a Taser.
When it comes to electoral reform, you're the boss. Cast your mind back to your seventh-grade Civics class, when Mrs. Brown drew that sprawling chart on the blackboard detailing the branches of government. That's when you first found out you had something like a moral duty, as a citizen of this g ... More >>
John MarekOn August 19, 48-year-old John Marek will be put to death by the State of Florida unless there is a major last-minute intervention by the governor or the courts. In 1983, Marek and a friend, Raymond Wigley, drove to Florida from Texas. On June 16 of that year, the two men encountered t ... More >>
We'll be seeing a lot more of this in the next three years Ruh-roh. Just when you thought you'd finally stuffed all those pesky gay people back into the closet where they belong, along comes an organization like the Tides Foundation, which has just awarded a $150,000 grant to "educate and train ... More >>
Getting ready for a slooooow night. I managed to get the world's worst photos of the lovely Navajo Churro lamb dinner hosted by Slow Food Miami on Wednesday night at the Standard Hotel, so I'll have to rely on whatever powers of description I have left. The dinner was one of those events that takes ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale city employees'wearing gags
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