A five-week operation by federal authorities has nabbed 255 suspected child predators, with 58 of those arrests coming from Florida. Authorities have confirmed that of those 58 men arrested in the sting, five of them are from South Florida, including the Weston and Dania Beach areas. The sting, ... More >>
Authorities seized a boat Thursday morning reportedly stolen from Broward County that apparently had a huge shipment of drugs. A boatload of drugs, if you will (sorry). Law enforcement sources are saying that about 1,000 pounds of drugs were seized.
Anthony V. Mangione, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for South Florida, faces a mandatory five years in prison for child pornography. Prosecutors are shooting for up to seven years. In 2011, Mangione was placed on paid administrative leave after his internet provider, AOL, reporte ... More >>
The sugarcane fields of Belle Glade have long been a stopover for migrant workers who earn measly wages in exchange for weeks of backbreaking labor in oppressive conditions.A new lawsuit filed against Cape Coral-based Sunrise Labor Corp. provides a detailed portrait of physical a ... More >>
See also "DREAM Activist Infiltrates Pompano Detention Center, Says Dozens of Immigrants Held in 'Terrible Conditions'"Just days after DREAM Activist Viridiana Martinez gave a number of interviews live from the Broward Transitional Center, she's being released, according to the National Immigrant Yo ... More >>
On Wednesday, Viridiana Martinez picked up a phone at the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach and called Amy Goodman at Democracy Now. Martinez, a 26-year-old DREAM activist working with the National Youth Immigrant Alliance, calmly explained that she intentionally got her self detained a f ... More >>
On a day when President Obama announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will take steps to stop deporting people who came to the U.S. illegally as children, there's more big news on immigration close to home.ICE has issued a press release to the media, as reported by Local 10 and othe ... More >>
Here's the latest from a 9:10 p.m. press conference from authorities about the shooting this afternoon; information is pulled together from the FBI, Broward Sheriff's Office and other news sources.From FBI spokesman Tim Donovan:It started at about 2:20 p.m., when a man stole a car at the intersectio ... 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 >>
A warehouse in Pompano Beach is full of fancy stuff seized by the government: watches, wines, iPods, and diamond bracelets taken from criminals of every sort by U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, the IRS, and the Secret Service. And starting Friday, they wan ... More >>
LeMieux and his highly American family say "no bueno" to the ICE jail...It's been an eventful few months for the Southwest Ranches and Pines residents who decided they didn't want a prison going up in their neighborhood. An immigration-centered protest in September led to an angry town hall meeti ... More >>
WikipediaUdonis HaslemUdonis Haslem, a power forward for the Miami Heat who bought a $3.2 million home in Southwest Ranches in 2007, has come forward in opposition to a planned detention facility that would place at least 1,400 incarcerated immigrants near his home, according to local activists.H ... More >>
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz wrote a letter (see below) in April to ICE Director Gary Mead indicating her support for the proposed immigrant detention facility that private contractor CCA wants to build in Southwest Ranches.Today, she went on the radio with WIOD-AM (610) host Jimmy Cefalo. ... More >>
Photos by Stefan KamphSouthwest Ranches Mayor Jeff Nelson, ICE Director Gary Mead, and CCA exec Tony GrandeMike Machak, who has the unenviable job of public affairs manager for prison contractor CCA, stood at the door of the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, looking at the line of opp ... More >>
wired.comUpdate: Click through for a sample voicemail received by one Southwest Ranches resident yesterday.--Original post, 11/2: Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office has confirmed that it received 40 to 50 phone calls yesterday from Pembroke Pines and Southwest Ranches-area residents who were autom ... More >>
Are ICE officials ready to listen to this?The Southwest Ranches Town Council has announced the time of a proposed meeting between local residents and officials from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to discuss a controversial new immigrant detention facility project that town officials a ... More >>
PoliakoffOn June 7, Southwest Ranches Town Attorney Keith Poliakoff sent an email to (now deceased) Town Administrator Charlie Lynn, town staffers, and his consulting and lobbying colleagues. The email urged town leaders to maintain a "cone of silence" about a proposed 1,800-bed immigrant detenti ... More >>
A town council member in Southwest Ranches has refused to talk to his constituents about town matters, citing a new ethics ordinance that was approved last Tuesday night by the Broward County Commission.Bill Di Scipio, a Southwest Ranches resident, had been trying to set up a meeting with council ... More >>
Update: Mangione pleaded not guilty to all counts. He "showed no emotion" in court, according to the Miami Herald. The head law enforcement official for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in South Florida, Anthony Mangione, has been indicted in federal court on counts of transporting, ... More >>
BSOAnthony MangioneAnthony Mangione, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's South Florida Office since 2007, was arrested today and is being held at the Broward County main jail at the behest of the U.S. Marshals Service. Mangione was the subject of a child pornography investigati ... More >>
Stefan KamphCitizens protest a planned ICE facility earlier this month.It always sucks to inherit a mess when you take office -- just ask Barack Obama. The new town administrator of Southwest Ranches, whoever he or she may be, won't be inheriting two wars and a failed economy (well, maybe the eco ... More >>
www.vectorportal.com/subcategory/168/HANDCUFFS-VECTOR-IMA...A 12-year resident of Broward County says that cops picked on him because he is dark complected and of Trinidadian origin -- and that they went so far as to detain him on bogus fraud charges, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Bhola ... More >>
Pinellas County Sheriff's OfficeIsmael AmbrosioAfter being arrested twice in January 2010, 24-year-old Ismael Ambrosio decided to show his distaste for law enforcement by getting "Fuck the Police" tattooed across the middle of his face.Ambrosio managed to avoid jail for more than a year and a hal ... More >>
voxrox.coSome lucky folks in western Broward County are going to have a couple thousand possible illegal immigrants as new neighbors soon.Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has "tentatively selected" Southwest Ranches, along with a private prison company, to build one of the largest ... More >>
voxrox.coImmigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for somewhere in South Florida to be able to house as many as 2,000 alleged immigration-law offenders, and the town of Southwest Ranches has partnered with the private prison industry and entered a bid.ICE has taken in three proposals for th ... More >>
America is jubilant today with the news of Osama bin Laden's death at the hands of American operatives, and the president's approval ratings are sure to take a leap after the one-two punch of decapitating the birthers and incapacitating the world's most wanted terrorist. Those two things are tota ... More >>
via NY Daily NewsAnthony V. MangioneThe head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for South Florida, Anthony V. Mangione, might be leaving the job a little earlier than he expected. Mangione had planned to retire this summer, but the 50-year-old ICE chief who often railed against child po ... More >>
An ICE raid in MiamiA coalition of immigrant-rights groups is publicizing data obtained after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that shows a new program that aims to identify dangerous criminals who are here illegally is having major side ... More >>
ICEAfter a statewide immigration raid in December netted 95 arrests -- eight of whom were supposedly in Broward -- New Times submitted a request to the federal government under the Freedom of Information Act for the records containing any biographical information about those arrested in Broward o ... More >>
ICE"Criminal Alien." That's the phrase that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses for anyone who has come into the country illegally and committed a crime, be it a DUI or aggravated murder. ICE makes it a top priority to remove "those who come to the United States to prey upon o ... More >>
Have you seen this in your high schooler's room?It is a sad day for Fort Lauderdale's stoners.Responding to "complaints from patrons," Broward Sheriff's Office personnel, working in concert with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, seized 5,691 pieces of drug paraphernalia from kiosks at Fort La ... More >>
Flickr user: Mark CogginsThe company has a checkered history in Florida.A recent lawsuit alleging sexual assault and physical abuse of inmates at the Thompson Academy juvenile detention center in Pembroke Pines is the latest in a string of abuse accusations lodged against the facility's owner.For ... More >>
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The GEO GroupThe GEO Group's Migrant Operations Center in Cuba.As a tent city rises at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station to house a possible influx of Haitian earthquake victims, speculation is swirling that refugees could also be sheltered in a less hospitable place: Gitmo's Migrant Operations C ... More >>
This February 4, Yakoub Levy would have had his 10-year anniversary as a fugitive from justice. Instead, the man wanted in a 2000 homicide in Fort Lauderdale will spend it in a jail cell. The Fort Lauderdale Police are reporting that Levy, one of three suspects in a killing that took place at 2217 N ... More >>
Photo: geogroupinc.comThe Broward Transitional Center in Pompano BeachThe Obama administration has plans for kinder, gentler immigration holding centers to be located in nursing homes and hotels. This new generation of facilities will be less like a prisons, more like the immigration facility in ... More >>
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