Category: Florida

Miami Police Union Fights Civilian Oversight in Court, Loses Big Case (UPDATED)

Miami Police Union Fights Civilian Oversight in Court, Loses Big Case (UPDATED)

Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel regained subpoena powers after three years in court, winning a landmark appeals ruling over the Miami Fraternal of Police union. That's right, a police board whose only enforcement power is to compel testimony, and find facts has actually gone year ...
Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Seize PINAC Reporter’s Cameras and iPhone Without Warrant

Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Seize PINAC Reporter’s Cameras and iPhone Without Warrant

Florida sheriff's deputies seized and won't return the iPhone and camera they confiscated from PINAC reporter Jeff Gray, even though none of them contain relevant videos of his dubious arrest while protesting. The videos were all transmitted to Bambuser's web service live last week, s ...
Miami Cop Maldonado-Dick Sentenced In Drug Protection Racket (PODCAST)

Miami Cop Maldonado-Dick Sentenced In Drug Protection Racket (PODCAST)

A City of Miami cop was sentenced for running a protection racket to help the waterfront city's cocaine couriers. Maldonado-Dick was pretty lucky to get the plea deal he got, especially since there's ample video evidence available to secure a conviction, including undeniable evidence ...
WATCH: Florida Deputy Illegally Arrests PINAC Reporter Protesting At High School (UPDATED III)

WATCH: Florida Deputy Illegally Arrests PINAC Reporter Protesting At High School (UPDATED III)

UPDATE III - March 15th, 3:30pm - Jeff Gray has been released, finally, from St. Johns County Jail.  Here is his statement "I am out of jail and safely at home. I walked out of jail around 1pm today 3/15/16. I was treated well by SJSO Jail staff. I want to thank everybody for their su ...
Miami Police Accept DOJ’s Federal Monitoring Until 2020, FOP Uses Beyoncé as Distraction (PODCAST)

Miami Police Accept DOJ’s Federal Monitoring Until 2020, FOP Uses Beyoncé as Distraction (PODCAST)

The city of Miami is set to ratify a federal monitoring agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, which will run for the next four years covering its 1,300 member force, protecting the Magic City and it's more than 500,000 residents, which can be seen below. Miami Mayor Tomas Reg ...
Florida School Board Violated Open Meetings Sunshine Law to Sue PINAC’s Jeff Gray

Florida School Board Violated Open Meetings Sunshine Law to Sue PINAC’s Jeff Gray

A Florida School Board and its lawyer announced that they've violated the state's constitution's "Sunshine Law" requiring open meetings, by making the decision to file a SLAPP lawsuit against PINAC's Jeff Gray for reporting about school bus safety violations. The St. Johns County Scho ...
Florida Legislature Votes to Gut Sunshine Law; Bill Would End Open Records Access Advocacy

Florida Legislature Votes to Gut Sunshine Law; Bill Would End Open Records Access Advocacy

Florida's famous Sunshine Law is under attack in the state legislature today as a state House Committee has already voted to eliminate the provision that guarantees government agencies must pay citizens'  attorney fees when public records are illegally withheld. Its companion measure, ...