The Broward Public Defender's Office doesn't shy away from the spotlight. Besides being one of the more accessible public officials in the county, top man Howard Finkelstein is a well-known face on TV thanks to his "Help Me Howard" segments. But now Finkelstein's whole office might be headed for a ... More >>
Seat belts -- click it, or ticket, right? But when a police officer is pulling you over for not putting safety first in the driver's seat, is it a race-based call? Recently, the Broward Public Defender launched a complaint at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Howard Finkelstein is alleging Af ... More >>
Last Friday, New Times broke the story about the Broward Public Defender's Office stepping up to challenge the Fort Lauderdale Police Department on the practice of using the city's bike ordinance to stop African-Americans in a disproportionate number. "Biking while black," as Howard Finkelstein call ... More >>
On the way to the beach two Fridays ago, I witnessed a Florida Highway Patrol officer interacting with a homeless man near the ramp to get on and off I-95 in Boynton Beach. As the officer drove away, I pulled over into a nearby parking lot, sought out the homeless man, and asked him to share his s ... More >>
Boos slice through the air as Dr. Red Roberts peacocks around the ring while snapping the straps of his red and white leotard. A comic-book-villain grin peeks out from a thick beard when he jabs his chin at the full house, each jut shaking his messy brushfire of red curls. An excited surf of noise r ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeRyan LeVinIt seems we weren't the only ones thinking that hard-partying, Porsche-driving, Brit-killing douchebag Ryan LeVin bought his way out of prison last week.In case you forgot, Judge Barbara McCarthy sentenced LeVin to two years house arrest, ten years probation, an ... More >>
UPDATED: Sylvia Poitier, the controversial former Broward County commissioner who is now an elected official in Deerfield Beach, has been charged with five misdemeanors related to her family's involvement in a city-sponsored housing organization, according to the South Florida Times. Poitier ... More >>
People are trying to make a big deal that Alex Sink's campaign relayed a forbidden message to her with a cell phone during the CNN debate. Cal Deal Who will replace this guy? But people seem to be missing the really scary part: Rick Scott thought the message was ... More >>
Judge Seidlin heads off to la-la land with collateral damage to his image
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Henry Wallace insists he wasn't insane when he stabbed his landlord seventeen times. And he thanked his jury for agreeing with him.