Florida's 2005 "stand your ground" law has gotten plenty of attention over the past month because of the Trayvon Martin shooting. But the case involving George Zimmerman is not the only "stand your ground" case that's come about since 2005 -- it's been cited in at least 130 cases, according ... More >>
Chalk one up for former Hollywood City Manager Cameron Benson and zero so far for the anonymous citizen who accused him of corruption in two letters sent to city commissioners this spring.The letters accused Benson of accepting a bribe from WastePro, which went on to win the city's waste-hauling ... More >>
BSO Talabisco's mug shot UPDATED: The arrest affidavit for just-arrested Tamarac Mayor Beth Flaunsbaum-Talabisco lays out an intricate plot to deliver the 2006 mayoral election to the 57-year-old politician. Blacktie South Florida Talabisco and Lieberman before ... More >>
Ritter, Lieberman, and Keechl during the power days.I know that we have been accused of queening it up too much, you, me, and [Ilene] Lieberman, the three queens on the County Commission. But I can't really think of anybody I would rather queen it up with than you. -- Stacy Ritter to Ken ... More >>
So Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman won't say why she's gone AWOL from commission meetings, telling the Sun-Sentinel (the WofP, actually) that she is "dealing with some personal matters, and I'm not at liberty to discuss them at the moment." Not at liberty? That implies that some ... More >>
Ynot with son Max just days prior to his death UPDATED: The SAO just announced that it has filed charges in the case of graffiti artist Jonathan "Ynot" Corso. The release: The Broward State Attorney's Office has charged Reynaldo Rodriguez, 32, with vehicular homicide in ... More >>
Above, you can see former Tamarac Mayor Joe Schreiber at City Hall pointing out the "two bums" honored with pavers in the walkway. One is Marc Sultanof, the former vice mayor charged last week with bribery and other crimes for allegedly taking car payments and cash from dirty developers Bruce ... More >>
Flickr: Scott GarnerIn December 2008, Gloria Battle prepared a grant request for a nonprofit agency seeking funds from the Community Development Block Grant. Three months later, her organization won that $12,000 grant, thanks in part to a vote from Battle, who had been appointed to the City Commi ... More >>
A woman perishes in a collision with an Indian leader's kin. Her family cries cover-up.
-- The Deerfield Advocate, which is very quick to post news favorable to disgraced ex-mayor Al Capellini, is reporting that mayoral favorite Peggy Noland's son, firefighter Thomas Noland, was arrested at 3 a.m. for stealing Capellini's campaign signs. And you thought Deerfield couldn't get anymore ... More >>
Good news: our prosecutors are back to work full-time. Broward State Attorney Michael Satz informed his minions yesterday via e-mail -- which came across the Pulp transom -- that the payroll should be good to the end of the year, thanks to "fiscal restraints" and a ... More >>
A government source just informed the Pulp that Deerfield Mayor Al Capellini has been charged right now with crimes of corruption by the State Attorney's Office. His mug shot, taken hours ago, is pictured at right. UPDATED: The charge is unlawful compensation, a third-degree fel ... More >>
Well, my timing was exquisite but I focused on the wrong politician. Steve Gonot, according to the Deerfield Advocate blog, has resigned his office this morning, apparently as part of a plea deal with the State Attorney's Office. NEW: He has been booked into jail (mugshot at right). ... More >>
The deadline for filing to run in the March election is January 9 -- and Deerfield Mayor Al Capellini, who has filed early and often during his two-plus decades in office -- has yet to open his campaign. This is highly unusual and rumors abound that ... More >>
When a clique is in charge, you don't stand a chance — even at the State Attorney's Office
Investigating a gun-slinging city commissioner and the mayor who hides in the bathroom
The Wasserstrom conviction should have at least a few pols shaking in fear — but, hey, this is Broward
You know Mara and Stacey. Now, meet Michael, the Giulianti family's tough guy.
It's never too late to clean up Broward County.
The Sun-Sentinel's John Holland and Ihosvani Rodriguez have their first version of the Wasserstrom bombshell on the website. Holland is a driven reporter who has been following this thing closely so it's no wonder it's a helluva start (though it is rather vague on how the investigation started). It' ... More >>
How to deal with a man holding up $2.4 billion in development: Kick his pooch.
If Tondelaya McKenzie killed herself, how did she arrange her own corpse?
The Sun-Sentinel played catch-up to the Miami Herald this morning on the Ken Jenne sweepstakes and did a decent job of explaining the mystery $20,000 loan. Almost as good as the Herald, which maintained its ownership of the story. Interesting newspaper horserace aside, I am amazed by Jenne's cheap ... More >>
While the grunts take the heat, Sheriff Jenne and the rest of the BSO brass remain unscathed by Powertrac.
Book 'em, Dano! "Superpredators" with pebbles and raw eggs get zero tolerance in Palm Beach County schools.
If all it took was rage, Jaemi Levine would single-handedly nail the guy who molested her teenaged daughter
After even a police chief called them unfit, these officers continue to patrol Hollywood's streets
A tawdry two-year tale of a journalist's battle with South Florida prosecutors