Elgin Jones

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    October 16, 2012

    Scott Israel (Campaigning?) Calls for Investigation of Decade-Old BSO Hogtieing Death

    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 >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Police Union President Expels Retired Detective Who Dug Up (Incorrect) Dirt on Fort Lauderdale Police Officers

    ​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 >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Brandon Marshall Handcuffed After "Apparent Misunderstanding" With Cabbies

    ​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 >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Broward Public Defender Files Department of Justice Complaint Over 'Roiding BSO Deputies

    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 >>

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    May 19, 2011

    The Unfortunate Lesbians of Blanche Ely High School

    ​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 >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Where's the Leadership, Sheriff?

    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 >>

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    March 17, 2011

    The Wek Shall Inherit Fort Lauderdale Beach?

    The Wek is buying up Fort Lauderdale Beach. Who is The Wek? Wekerle​It'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 >>

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    February 25, 2011

    FDLE Investigating Sheriff Over Super Bowl? Good.

    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 >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Report: BSO Falsified Super Bowl Papers for Sheriff's Son With NFL in Dark

    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 >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Sheriff Lamberti Needs To Bring Justice To Favorites, Upper Brass

    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 >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Promoter Talks About What Went Wrong at Mango Festival

    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 >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Teachers Union on Holy Water Incident: "What's Alleged Did Not Occur"

    Flickr: Der_Kaiser​The 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 >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Author of Thieves in the Temple Investigated for Bribery

    ​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 >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Car Crash Brings Suspicion of Teacher - Student Affair

    Flickr: mollykiely​The 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 >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Well, Since You Told the Media on Us, Then OK You're Not Suspended. But Still.

    Deerfield-Beach.comPeggy Noland​You 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 >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Miami Herald Columnist Maligned For Wrong Reason

    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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    November 13, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Rambo and the Phantom

    Investigating a gun-slinging city commissioner and the mayor who hides in the bathroom

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    November 15, 2007

    Wish I Was in Dixie

    Dania Beach still struggles to find racial harmony

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    September 14, 2007
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    July 5, 2007
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    July 5, 2007
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    May 25, 2007
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    April 20, 2007
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    April 11, 2007
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    March 27, 2007

    Miami Herald Editor Heading to Broward Times

    Bennett Another Miami Herald guy is heading to the Broward County's top black newspaper. Brad Bennett, an daytime assignment editor in Broward, has given his notice at the newspaper. His last day will be April 13, according to sources. The former Fort Lauderdale city beat reporter's new job: Editor- ... More >>

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    March 20, 2007

    Rose On The Carpet

    Joe Rose has been called into the principal's office at NBC-6 to explain what he said on the air last week about the desirability of black women, whom he distinguished as "redbones" and "chocolates." He is meeting today with station executives about the comments he made last Wednesday on his radio ... More >>

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    March 16, 2007

    Say It Ain't So, Joe

    On the air Wednesday morning, NBC-6 sports anchor and Miami Dolphins color commentator Joe Rose commentated on, um, color -- and what he said wasn't pretty. When a caller mentioned something about the difference between light-skinned and darker-skinned black women on Rose's morning drive radio sho ... More >>

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    March 9, 2007

    S.I.: Serious Idiots

    So Sports Illustrated is going environmental on us, declaring on the cover that "As the Planet Changes, So Do the Games We Play." It's about global warming. On the cover is our own Dontrelle Willis. He's standing in Dolphin Stadium thigh deep in water. At first I thought he might have gotten drunk a ... More >>

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    January 3, 2007
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    December 1, 2006

    Cops and Community: Dysfunction Junction

    Omar Vega/Sun-Sentinel Last night's town meeting with Fort Lauderdale police -- meant to quell tensions in the predominantly black northwest section of the city after a questionable shooting -- was by all accounts a near-disaster. Broward Times columnist Elgin Jones sent the Pulp a raw description ... More >>

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    November 21, 2006
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    October 27, 2006

    Mandy's A Real Pill

    It's so funny to read that state Rep. Mandy Dawson has endorsed Charlie Crist. "I am encouraging everyone I know to take a look at Charlie's record and reward his brand of leadership in Florida," Dawson wrote in a press release. Oh dear, Dawson must be back on the painkillers. Doesn't she re ... More >>

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    July 17, 2006

    Weekend News

    -- The Sun-Sentinel's Gregory Lewis had some strong stories over the weekend, starting with a look at some of the real issues involved in the fight over the mosque in Pompano Beach. It's not all religious bigotry, ala O'Neal Dozier, it also involves economic issues, namely Arabic ownership of conven ... More >>

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    July 11, 2006

    Why Jeb Dumped Dozier

    Josh Ritchie/Sun-Sentinel Rev. O'Neal Dozier's ouster from the Judicial Nominating Commission proves one thing: In Bush World, you can sling all the slurs and prejudices at gays that you want, but when you start messing with Muslims, watch out. Dozier has been bashing gays for years. He openly p ... More >>

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    July 7, 2006

    Bush Appointee: We're at War With 'Evil' Islam

    Dozier, center, with Crist On the Steve Kane Show this morning, Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a black pastor who has advised President George W. Bush at the White House and is a political appointee of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, went off on Islam. Talking about his efforts to keep a mosque from being built in Po ... More >>

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    July 6, 2006


    I'm flying here because I'm on deadline and have family errands to run, but very quickly: Anthony Man is taking over as political writer at the Sun-Sentinel. He's packed up his bags in Palm Beach County and moved down to Broward. I've known about it for a while, but haven't had the time to do any ... More >>

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    July 5, 2006

    Gantt Rants Against Leonard Pitts

    Lucius Gantt is a black columnist and politico whose stock-in-trade has been old-school polemics and an abiding distrust of the white-dominated power structure. For more than 30 years, he's been writing his often vitriolic and sometimes outrageous opinion, and it has won him praise from fellow journ ... More >>

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    April 14, 2006

    Carlton Moore's Little Secret

    . Call Them Boca Rats A few stories this morning demand to be given space here. The first comes from the Broward Times. Yes, Elgin Jones has struck again, this time with a major scoop about Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Carlton Moore's involvement in a behind-the-scenes land land grab in the S ... More >>

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    March 31, 2005
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    March 3, 2005

    Who's Your Daddy?

    Commissioner Eggelletion ducks questions about his amorous past

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    November 4, 2004

    Vote Interrupted

    Were the absentee ballots lost or stolen? Either way, it's a crime.

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    July 22, 2004

    Message Control

    Hollywood deceives the public. NBHD tries to stamp out the truth.

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    August 14, 2003

    A Long Yard

    It could happen here. Replace the guv with a movie star.

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    January 23, 2003

    Corruption and Nothingness

    Are they crimes or simply matters for philosophical discourse? Our state attorney wrestles with the question.

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    November 7, 2002

    Girlhood, Interrupted

    When Elrinda Jones disappeared, the cops didn't seem to care

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    May 16, 2002
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    February 14, 2002

    Print and Politics

    The Broward Times delivers unconventional, often shrill journalism to an unsuspecting town

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    May 27, 1999

    Rank and Revile

    Municipal employees with Local 532 are cutting off the higher-ups for lack of support