The motto of the Broward Sheriff's Office could be "if it's uncomfortable, don't talk about it." The death of an inmate by suicide, with plenty of warning signs, in a Broward jail? Silence. The federal investigation into Lt. David Benjamin, who ferried Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein to his getaw ... More >>
Updated below with comments from the investigator, Al Smith, who says "I think I'm being kicked out [of the union] because of my involvement in these cases."Last week, we posted about public defenders and a circuit court judge complaining that Fort Lauderdale Police officers showed a disturbing h ... More >>
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall had to have another awkward conversation with deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office a couple of weeks ago.This time, Marshall was involved in what one deputy called an "apparent misunderstanding" that led to his being handcuffed and detained in t ... More >>
hypermuscles.comSteroids? I don't know what you're talking about.Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein thinks that deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office are juiced up like Barry Bonds wannabes and that they've been hiding it for several years.Finkelstein's complaint, sent to the ... More >>
Last week, the principal of Blanche Ely High School, Mr. Karlton Johnson, hauled an interracial lesbian couple into his office and threatened to suspend them for holding hands in the hallway. He'd warned them about this hand-holding business before, he said -- he was just upholding the school's r ... More >>
Judy Stern showing her deep concern for the ocean. The photo above is one that the Broward Democratic Party didn't want you to see.Or at least the part of it showing lobbyist Judy Stern with a sign denouncing offshore drilling. The photo was taken at the "Hands Across the Sands" protest last June ... More >>
The Wek is buying up Fort Lauderdale Beach. Who is The Wek? WekerleIt's Canadian trader Michael Wekerle, who owns a winter home in Fort Lauderdale. He's a veritable legend on Canadian trading floors, a true financial animal. You can read all about him here. Then you have Swedish he ... More >>
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now investigating Sheriff Al Lamberti's Super Bowl adventure with his then-15-year-old son, Nick. Though I think there are far more important matters to investigate, this is a good thing. Lamberti kicks back on his radio show with S ... More >>
U.S. Department of Justice Sheriff Al Lamberti at last year's Super Bowl security press conference. From left to right: FBI Special Agent in Charge John Gillies, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, ATF Special Agent in Charge Hugo Barrera, Miami Dade Police Department ... More >>
So the Broward Sheriff's Office arrested three minority jail guards on charges they helped bring contraband into the jail. The mugs of the correction officers were published at the top of the Local section of the Sun-Sentinel with the words: "Inquiry focuses on contraband and sex at a county jail." ... More >>
The always excellent Elgin Jones of the South Florida Times landed a video interview of Norris Wiggins, the promoter the ill-fated 2010 Mango Festival, which failed to deliver musical acts or to sell enough tickets to satisfy sponsors and vendors.As you can see, Wiggins ducked the question about wh ... More >>
Flickr: Der_KaiserThe Broward Teachers Union expects that two teachers at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach will be "fully exonerated" after school officials finish investigating a religious argument that occurred in a classroom March 11 in which an atheist claimed that two Christian teach ... More >>
Andre Eggelletion, brother of corrupted Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion, is a target of the investigation by the Broward State Attorney's Office, according to an article published in South Florida Times.That revelation appears to have triggered the recent cancellation of Andre Eg ... More >>
Flickr: mollykielyThe extramarital affair is a grown man's game. Looks like beginner's luck finally ran out for 19-year-old Christopher Peterson. In the South Florida Times, Elgin Jones reports that Peterson, who this past year was a student at Life Skills Center in Oakland Park, got into a fende ... More >>
Deerfield-Beach.comPeggy NolandYou may have seen the Pulp post about the suspension of a Deerfield Beach Parks Department worker who did not seem sufficiently dazzled by the sight of Mayor Peggy Noland. Apparently, Noland and her obsequious Parks director, George Edmunds, didn't count on that emp ... More >>
Jackie Bueno Sousa is the new lying propagandist -- oh shit, I mean "conservative voice" -- for the Miami Herald and right off the bat some yahoo is claiming she basically committed plagiarism in herer first column . A little-known blog is calling for Sousa to leave journalism after ... More >>
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Commissioner Eggelletion ducks questions about his amorous past
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Hollywood deceives the public. NBHD tries to stamp out the truth.
It could happen here. Replace the guv with a movie star.
Are they crimes or simply matters for philosophical discourse? Our state attorney wrestles with the question.
When Elrinda Jones disappeared, the cops didn't seem to care
The Broward Times delivers unconventional, often shrill journalism to an unsuspecting town
Municipal employees with Local 532 are cutting off the higher-ups for lack of support