crime http://wlrn.org en Miami-Dade Reaches Out To Communities Affected By Gang Violence http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-reaches-out-communities-affected-gang-violence <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">In Miami-Dade County, one organization is working to improve the quality of life for residents who live in neighborhoods affected by gang violence.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:33:39 +0000 Nadege Green 35900 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Reaches Out To Communities Affected By Gang Violence Liberty City Community To Protest Recent Shootings http://wlrn.org/post/liberty-city-community-protest-recent-shootings <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Miami's Liberty City community will </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">rally in an anti-violence protest on Saturday. The residents will gather i</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">n response to a recent mass shooting that left two dead and five injured.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:58:58 +0000 Nadege Green 35602 at http://wlrn.org Liberty City Community To Protest Recent Shootings Remembering Fallen Young Men With "RIP T-shirts" http://wlrn.org/post/remembering-fallen-young-men-rip-t-shirts <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">They come to put their dead relatives and friends on a T-shirt.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A young woman clutches a photo of her murdered 16-year-old brother. He grins at the camera, his right hand clutching a gun. Three young men line up to pay homage to one of their friends, a “street soldier,” with his Facebook profile picture.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:34:04 +0000 Nadege Green 33797 at http://wlrn.org Remembering Fallen Young Men With "RIP T-shirts" Study: Florida Makes Inmates Serve More Of Their Sentences Than Other States http://wlrn.org/post/study-florida-makes-inmates-serve-more-their-sentences-other-states <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.4320011138916px; text-align: justify;">A new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts finds Florida leading the nation in inmates who “max out” their sentences --- serving 100 percent of their time and being released with no supervision beyond the prison gates.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.4320011138916px; text-align: justify;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.4320011138916px; text-align: justify;" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:59:53 +0000 Margie Menzel 33473 at http://wlrn.org Study: Florida Makes Inmates Serve More Of Their Sentences Than Other States Woman Who Killed Grandmother Finds Poetry In Prison http://wlrn.org/post/woman-who-killed-grandmother-finds-poetry-prison <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In her dark poetry, Alma Rosa </span>Maseda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores the jagged emotions of her troubled teen years, a creeping sense of loneliness and isolation — and a burst of seemingly inexplicable violence.</span></p><p>Just some of the details of her past — drugs, gangs, mental illness — would weave a complex, painful narrative. But Maseda’s life plumbed depths few young women ever reach.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:10:30 +0000 David Ovalle 32478 at http://wlrn.org Woman Who Killed Grandmother Finds Poetry In Prison Broward County Wants To Clear Some Juvenile Criminal Records http://wlrn.org/post/broward-county-wants-clear-some-juvenile-criminal-records <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five hundred young adults in Broward County may soon wake up to clean criminal records if the County Commission gives the go-ahead at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 18:54:48 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32264 at http://wlrn.org Broward County Wants To Clear Some Juvenile Criminal Records May 13, 2014: Broward Considers Scrubbing Teens' Misdemeanor Records http://wlrn.org/post/may-13-2014-broward-considers-scrubbing-teens-misdemeanor-records <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 10:20:49 +0000 Marva Hinton 32240 at http://wlrn.org In Key West, Graveyard Thief Flouts Police, Becomes Celebrity http://wlrn.org/post/key-west-graveyard-thief-flouts-police-becomes-celebrity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the last year, the small, two-house compound in Old Town Key West where John Martini lives has been robbed at least four times.</span></p><p>“We've kind of lost count, as a matter of fact,” he said. “The first time or two, maybe he hit us and we didn't even know ... because he only stole cash, and he stole it out of our wallets and put our wallets back in the same place.”</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:00:46 +0000 Mark Hedden 27693 at http://wlrn.org In Key West, Graveyard Thief Flouts Police, Becomes Celebrity Supreme Court Will Hear Case On Executions And Mental Disability http://wlrn.org/post/supreme-court-will-hear-case-executions-and-mental-disability The standard by which a person is judged to be mentally competent enough to face execution for a crime will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, which agreed Monday to hear a Florida case revolving around that issue.<p>The capital punishment case, <em>Hall, Freddie L. v. Fla.,</em> centers on the standard for judging mental disability and how state officials arrive at that judgment. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:40:20 +0000 Bill Chappell 22433 at http://wlrn.org Attack At The Navy Yard: Gunman And 12 Victims Killed http://wlrn.org/post/attack-navy-yard-gunman-and-12-victims-killed <em>(We're constantly updating the top of this post and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/16/223023740/developing-shooting-at-u-s-navy-yard-in-washington-d-c/#0001" target="_self">adding to it below as well</a>.)</em><p>The nation's capital went on high alert Monday after a shooting attack at the city's U.S. Navy Yard left at least 12 victims and one gunman dead and injured 8 others.<p>Police said one suspected shooter was dead at the scene. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:06:13 +0000 Mark Memmott 20666 at http://wlrn.org Attack At The Navy Yard: Gunman And 12 Victims Killed University Of South Florida To Begin Digging For Bodies At Dozier http://wlrn.org/post/university-south-florida-begin-digging-bodies-dozier <p>Excavation of long-buried human remains from unmarked graves at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna will begin&nbsp;Saturday.</p><p>The weekend work outside the Boot Hill section of the closed Panhandle reform school is expected to be the first in a number of digs to occur over the next year, University of South Florida spokeswoman Lara Wade-Martinez said&nbsp;Monday&nbsp;in an email.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:28:08 +0000 News Service of Florida 19625 at http://wlrn.org University Of South Florida To Begin Digging For Bodies At Dozier I Just Killed My Wife, Miami Man's Facebook Page Says http://wlrn.org/post/i-just-killed-my-wife-miami-mans-facebook-page-says "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. Love you guys. Miss you guys. Take care. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:34:38 +0000 Mark Memmott 18788 at http://wlrn.org I Just Killed My Wife, Miami Man's Facebook Page Says Governor, Cabinet Approve Search For Bodies At Dozier http://wlrn.org/post/governor-cabinet-approve-search-bodies-dozier <p></p><p>As expected, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday authorized a year-long dig for human remains at a closed Panhandle reform school, saying the state cannot ignore abuse that went on for decades.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:31:41 +0000 News Service of Florida 18598 at http://wlrn.org Governor, Cabinet Approve Search For Bodies At Dozier FBI Arrests Mayors Of Miami Lakes, Sweetwater On Bribery Charges http://wlrn.org/post/fbi-arrests-mayors-miami-lakes-sweetwater-bribery-charges <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">FBI agents Tuesday arrested the mayors of Miami Lakes and Sweetwater on bribery-related charges.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; ">Agents arrested Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi and Sweetwater Mayor Manuel “Manny” Marono at their City Hall offices.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:46:26 +0000 Jay Weaver 18582 at http://wlrn.org FBI Arrests Mayors Of Miami Lakes, Sweetwater On Bribery Charges Gov. Scott, Cabinet Expected To Approve Removal Of Bodies At Dozier http://wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-cabinet-expected-approve-removal-bodies-dozier <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">University of South Florida researchers have gone over the head of the state agency secretary who denied their request to exhume human remains from </span>gravesites<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> at the closed Arthur G. </span>Dozier<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> School for Boys in Marianna.</span></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:18:15 +0000 News Service of Florida 18323 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Scott, Cabinet Expected To Approve Removal Of Bodies At Dozier