Auditor rips Ft. Lauderdale CRA as taxpayers face $1 million loss

Sixth Street Plaza

By William Hladky, FloridaBulldog.org  A new Fort Lauderdale auditor’s report castigates the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for its poor oversight of a taxpayer-financed office and retail plaza that was to be the centerpiece of the city’s ambitious plans to revitalize the Sistrunk Boulevard corridor. Sixth Street Plaza, a 23,000-square foot building at 900 NW […]

Coconut Creek police Taser shooting a homicide; Death by electrocution, lawyer says

Calvon "Andre" Reid

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The death of a black man shot multiple times by Coconut Creek police firing Taser stun guns has been ruled a homicide by the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office, FloridaBulldog.org has learned.

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Hallandale Beach Chamber of Commerce gets “sweetheart deal” from city, critics say

By William Gjebre
BrowardBulldog.org
In the midst of the Broward Inspector General’s Office investigation of city management practices, Hallandale Beach’s bus bench/shelter advertising agreement has come under fire.
The advertising pact has drawn critics because all the public money collected under the agreement, as well as additional dollars from city coffers, have gone to the Hallandale Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Lauderhill cop’s suicide note leads to firing of two officers and questions about legality of arrests

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
Three hours before he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger, Lauderhill Police Officer Elijah “Eli” Rodgers wrote a four-paragraph goodbye.
Then he emailed it to several hundred of his fellow city employees.

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Murder victims’ kin call out Mike Satz; seek Broward probe of police in miscarriage of justice

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
The arrest of Jerry Frank Townsend on Sept. 5, 1979 ended the hunt for a brutal serial killer and rapist who had terrorized a predominantly African-American neighborhood in northwest Fort Lauderdale.
But it began an enduring miscarriage of justice.

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about voter ID laws

By Suevon Lee, ProPublica  Voter IDs laws have become a political flashpoint in what’s gearing up to be another close election year. Supporters say the laws — which 30 states have now enacted in some form — are needed to combat voter fraud, while critics see them as a tactic to disenfranchise voters. We’ve taken a step back to […]

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Hallandale commissioners agree to be quizzed about business deals, handling of tax dollars

By William Gjebre
BrowardBulldog.org
The Broward Inspector General’s probe of Hallandale Beach financial management practices has reached a critical stage: the questioning of the five members of the city commission this week.

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Body brokers leave international trail of questions, corruption; Florida company under scrutiny

By Kate Willson, Vlad Lavrov, Martina Keller, Michael Hudson The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Iwatch News by the Center for Public Integrity    On Feb. 24, Ukrainian authorities made an alarming discovery: bones and other human tissues crammed into coolers in a grimy white minibus. In April 2003, Robert Ambrosino murdered his ex-fiancée — a 22-year-old aspiring […]

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Carvel ice cream heiress’s trip to bankruptcy court ends in sticky mess; judge seeks her arrest

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
Carvel Ice Cream heiress Pamela Carvel filed for bankruptcy last year amid a bitter, 17-year legal struggle for control over the assets from an estate once valued at $67 million. She got more than she bargained for.

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Fact-Check: How the NYPD overstated Its counterterrorism record

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica The NYPD is regularly held up as one of the most sophisticated and significant counterterrorism operations in the country. As evidence of the NYPD’s excellence, the department, its allies and the media have repeatedly said the department has thwarted or helped thwart 14 terrorist plots against New York since Sept 11. […]

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Radio pitchman’s investment empire under siege by financial regulators

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
David Lerner has made a fortune peddling controversial real estate investments for 20 years, but has left a trail of complaints, litigation and regulatory sanctions. Now his investment empire is threatened by charges that he and his company deceived customers – including thousands of unsophisticated, elderly South Florida investors.

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