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  • Teen Goes Into Coma After Eating Toxic Fish

    07/23/2014 5:35:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | July 22, 2014
    Austin Goncalves, 15, is recovering after going into a coma. He went into the coma after he got fish poisoning from a snapper in the Bahamas. Austin is finally eating food for the first time in week. “I’m on anti-seizure medication,” he told WTSP. Earlier this month, Austin caught a mutton snapper that his mom cooked for dinner. “I couldn’t eat, couldn’t breath,” Austin told the station. “This was very serious,” his mom, Karen Goncalves added. “It could have ended our lives.” Austin, his friend, Karen, and her boyfriend were all suffering from Ciguatera, which is a potentially fatal illness...
  • U.S. marines confront 'fake sergeant major'

    07/23/2014 12:46:32 PM PDT · by pabianice · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/23/14 | McCormack
    An explosive video posted online on Sunday shows two U.S. Marines confronting a man who they accuse of impersonating a military veteran at a funeral in Florida. The Marines first suspected the man was likely an imposer because his uniform featured a mix of mismatched medals and ribbons. After the service they approached the man, who identified himself as a ‘sergeant major’. His name badge states his surname as Davis. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2702355/Is-fraud-U-S-marines-confront-fake-sergeant-major-military-funeral-Florida.html#ixzz38K3eVdDH Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Muslims in Miami Scream: 'We Are Hamas'

    07/23/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23 , 2014 | Tom Trento
    “From-the-River-to-the-Sea, Palestine-will-be-Free.”
  • FL:Hit and Run, Then Gunfight

    07/22/2014 5:53:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Location of Till Dawn Bottle Club at 8205 Dale Mabry Highway In this unusual case in Tampa, Florida, little is reported about possible motivations; but we can make informed speculations.  The facts are this.   A patron of the Till Dawn Bottle Club was thrown out of the club at about 3:30 a.m. He drove off in a Dodge Challenger, and subsequently rear ended a GMC Yukon that was being driven by a visitor from Pennsylvannia, Alexander Sierra, 27.  Alexander was accompanied by his brother and girl friend. They followed the Challenger until its driver lost control and hit a...
  • ‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

    07/22/2014 2:28:15 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 14 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 7/17/14 | Garrett Haley
    ORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language. As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials. According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books...
  • Riverside couple falls victim to 'knockout game' Neighbors fearful after attack (FL)

    07/22/2014 1:24:51 PM PDT · by equalator · 25 replies
    News4 ^ | 7-22-2014 | : Ashley Harding
    “I was actually scared that it was so close to home, literally, it’s right here on my block,” said Allyson Deihl. “I’ve heard it on the news nationally and it’s scary to think that it’s happening in Jacksonville, in Riverside.” According to the police report, the man and woman spotted three men walking in their direction, then realized they were being followed. The report said that the woman grabbed her can of Mace from her purse, and then her boyfriend was punched, causing him to stumble to the ground. The woman told police that she tried to spray the men...
  • Republican Rep. David Jolly (Fla.) announces support for gay marriage

    07/22/2014 4:45:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/21/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) announced his support for gay marriage Monday, saying that he believes it is "fully appropriate" for a state to recognize both same-sex marriages and "traditional" ones, even though he, as a Christian, believes in the the latter. When asked by The Washington Post whether he supports gay marriage, in light of a Florida judge's decision last week to overturn the state's ban, Jolly said that his personal views on marriage are that it should be limited to one man and one woman. But, he added, states should not be defining the "sanctity" of marriage.
  • (Florida) Rep. David Jolly backs same-sex marriage ruling

    07/22/2014 8:12:29 AM PDT · by rarestia · 19 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Staff
    U.S. Rep. David Jolly said Monday he supports the recent decision striking down a Florida gay marriage ban. A Republican, Jolly said that while he believes in traditional marriage because of his Christian faith, he also thinks government should support gay marriage. In an interview with partner newspaper the Tampa Bay Times, Jolly (R-Indian Shores) described himself as "a 41-year-old less-government conservative," and said same-sex marriage is "an issue of less government and personal liberty." During a Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 televised campaign debate earlier this year, Jolly was asked about the issue and said, "I believe God saw...
  • Key West Gay Couple That Can't Marry: "Love is Love. That's All That Matters."

    07/22/2014 6:30:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    New Times ^ | 7/22/14
    A Monroe County judge yesterday said a Key West couple can't marry despite his ruling that Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Chief Judge Luis Garcia said in an appeal by the state of Florida, "The automatic stay, currently in place, shall remain in place until completion of appellate proceedings or until further order of this Court."
  • Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say

    07/20/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A 4-year-old Florida boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls at his uncle's home, said authorities on Sunday, who suggested the child may have let the dogs out of their cage to play with them.
  • [Brevard County, Florida] After Action Report - Illegal Alien Invasion Protests

    07/19/2014 6:16:37 PM PDT · by shove_it · 49 replies
    19 Jul 2014 | shove_it (aka Otter)
    Here are a few fotos from I95 overpass demonstrations in Brevard County, Florida today. The first pic is at the Port St. John overpass ... The other two are at the Pineda overpass where there were about 30 patriots waving and whooping at the high point. There was very positive response from the passing cars but especially from the truckers and bikers. I arrived at 12:30 and made some new friends with like-minded folks from local organizations including: www.SpaceCoastPatriots.com www.ActSpaceCoast.org www.Brevard912.net www.BrevardTeaParty.com FReeper Guenevere was there too but I must have missed her.
  • Big tobacco's big drag: $24B jury award

    07/19/2014 5:14:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    cnbc ^ | 7-19-2014
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. That ruling also said smokers and their families need only prove addiction and that smoking caused their illnesses or deaths. "The jury wanted to send a statement that tobacco cannot continue to lie to the American people and the American government about the addictiveness...
  • Sea Turtle 'Hugs' Surfer Who Cut it Free From Nets (Video)

    07/19/2014 5:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 19, 2014 | Gail Smith
    Did a sea turtle “hug” a surfer who rescued it from fishing nets? Call it what you will, but the moment caught by a GoPro camera on the stunning video shows there was a connection there. When kite surfer Cameron Dietrich and Colin Sutton spotted the distressed sea turtle off the Mexican coast, they quickly dived in the ocean to try to rescue it. “When I saw the turtle tangled up I jumped in the water and began to cut it free
  • BLOODY PULP: Dad Catches Man Raping His Son, Then This Happens

    07/19/2014 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    Clash Daly ^ | 07-19-2014
    This father walked in on a man molesting his son and did what any good dad would do. No, he didn’t just let the police handle it, he beat the living daylights out of him.
  • EXCLUSIVE—Source: Charlie Crist’s $100K Nigerian Donor is Member of Shadowy Republican Oil Trader...

    07/19/2014 6:11:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 7/17/14 | Jose Lambiet
    Democrat Charlie Crist‘s campaign for governor still won’t comment on the Gossip Extra scoop about its mysterious $100,000-donor from Nigeria and his alleged association with an international criminal — but information about donor Onajite Okoloko is starting to bubble up.... A source deep in Florida politics who asked not to be named, however, tells me Okoloko was asked to contribute by one of Crist’s most problematic friends, Delray multi-millionaire Republican oil trader Harry Sargeant! Sargeant, a fraternity brother of Republican-turned-Democrat Crist at Florida State, is considered to be an Iraq War profiteer by some members of the U.S. Congress for...
  • Anti Illegal Alien Rally in Altamonte Springs FLA

    07/19/2014 5:19:08 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 9 replies
    7/19/2014 | me
    CNN is planning to film the protest in Altamonte Springs at the Overpass on I-4 and Central Parkway on Saturday morning at 10 AM. Please bring your own signs and dress accordingly. Help get the word out for a HUGE SHOWING! They are housing these illegals right in our own Apopka at the Hope Community Center. They are fundamentally transforming America. It's up to US to STOP them. Time to get in the streets! In Altamonte Springs on Saturday at 10 AM: Orlando, At the Overpass on I-4 and Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Saturday, July 19, at 10:00 am, Traveling...
  • Florida father beats man he found raping his 11-year-old son, police say (Great Pic of Perp!)

    07/18/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT · by equalator · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-14-2014
    The father called 911 around 1 a.m. after he walked in on the alleged abuse, police said. When officers arrived, they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. "He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you," the father told the 911 dispatcher. "I drug him out to the living room." The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the father - who was not identified by police - told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing the boy. When asked by the 911...
  • Police: Fla. father beats accused child abuser

    07/18/2014 4:02:21 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 37 replies
    Yahoo! news ^ | July 18, 2014 | Staff
    A Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, police said. The father called 911 around 1 a.m. after he walked in on the alleged abuse, police said. When officers arrived, they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. "He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you," the father told the 911 dispatcher. "I drug him out to the living room."
  • 'Send an ambulance - he's going to need one': Father who walked in on a man

    07/18/2014 1:13:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 July 2014 | LOUISE BOYLE
    ('Send an ambulance - he's going to need one': Father who walked in on a man molesting his son, 11, beat him to a pulp before calling cops to say 'I have him in a bloody puddle for you' ) A father who walked in on a man allegedly sexually assaulting his 11-year-old son beat the man to a pulp before calling police to say they could come collect him from the 'bloody puddle' on his floor. The 35-year-old man, who has not been identified, told a 911 dispatcher in the early hours of Friday: 'I just walked in on...
  • Daytona Beach father beats man he found raping child, police say

    07/18/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT · by magellan · 107 replies
    Daytona Beach News Journal ^ | July 18, 2014 | Patricio G. Balona
    DAYTONA BEACH — A Daytona Beach father who walked in on a man sexually battering his 11-year-old son Friday said he did what he had a right to do and beat the man unconscious leaving him in a puddle of blood, according to a 9-1-1 call. "I just walked in on a grown man molesting ...," the upset father told a dispatcher. "And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer." Police responding to the Daytona Beach home at 1:07 a.m. Friday after the father called them found Raymond Frolander, 18, of Holly Hill lying motionless on the...
  • Florida State Surgeon General Letter to HHS Regarding Unaccompanied Children

    07/18/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Politico2isBack · 72 replies
    Florida Department of Health ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dr. John H. Armstrong
    July 18, 2014 Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street SW Washington, DC 20472 Secretary Burwell and Administrator Fugate: The Florida Department of Health has received unconfirmed reports that the federal government is bringing unaccompanied minors from the border to Florida today. On July 17, we received unconfirmed information that dozens of children were being brought by plane into Miami on Friday. This same day, ABC news reported that "the federal government is so...
  • More than 100 SW Fla warehouse workers detained

    07/17/2014 7:32:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ, Associated Press Writer
    MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities have arrested more than 100 workers at a Naples vegetable packing plant for allegedly using fake identities to get their jobs. The state's Division of Insurance Fraud led Wednesday's raid, in which at least 105 people were taken to the Collier County jail. A labor attorney said all or nearly all of the workers are immigrants. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say they are providing support to state investigators in the case.
  • ‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

    07/17/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | July 17, 2014 | Garrett Haley
    ORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language. As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials. According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books...
  • ‘Do You Know Who the [edited] I Am?’ FL Cop Pulls over the Wrong Guy…

    07/17/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | July 15, 2014 7:38pm | Josh Feldman
    A Miami cop pulled someone over last month on a routine traffic stop, but the ensuing mess resulted in an internal investigation because it turns out the man this police officer pulled over was actually a higher-ranking officer in the same police department. Officer Marcel Jackson pulled over Lieutenant David Ramras and things got intense really quickly. In a video captured on Jackson’s GoPro camera, you can see them fighting and Jackson forcing Ramras to the ground. Other officers nearby run up to....(video at link)
  • Florida Reaction to same sex ruling

    07/17/2014 12:35:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/17/14 | Alex Leary
    Attorney General Pam Bondi said she would appeal, and spokeswoman says: "With many similar cases pending throughout the entire country, finality on this constitutional issue must come from the U.S. Supreme Court." Sen. Bill Nelson: "We’ll see whether the state appeals. Meantime, as I’ve said, I believe it's wrong to discriminate against any class of people including on civil marriage.” Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist: "Today was a great step towards equality in Florida. It is my hope that Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi will accept the decision of the judge and allow all Florida adults to marry...
  • Democrat Charlie Crist turns to South Florida for a running mate [Chairwoman of Miami Rats]

    07/17/2014 8:44:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist turned to voter-rich South Florida Thursday to tap a running mate. Crist's campaign announced he had picked Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, a Colombian-American and chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, to be his lieutenant governor nominee -- provided he wins the primary
  • EXCLUSIVE — Charlie Crist’s Mysterious Nigerian Connection Drops $100K in Florida Governor Campaign!

    07/17/2014 8:25:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 7/16/14 | Jose Lambiet
    A mysterious Nigerian businessman whose empire is under scrutiny for its ties to a jailed, corrupt African politician has emerged as one of Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist‘s biggest campaign donors, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. Onajite Okoloko, an oil executive turned fertilizer manufacturer with a sprawling property in Boca Raton, has donated $100,000 to Democrat Crist’s campaign so far this year, according to state campaign records.
  • Senators vow to reassert America's rocket power

    07/16/2014 2:12:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    Lawmakers and top military officials on Wednesday expressed fears that friction with Russia could someday leave the United States without the power to launch rockets into space. Reliance on a single Russian engine to launch many critical military satellites could come back to haunt the U.S., officials said, if tensions between the two nations continue to rise. “If you consider space a national security priority, then you absolutely have to consider assured access to space a national security priority,” Gen. William Shelton, commander of the Air Force’s space command, testified in a joint Senate committee hearing on Wednesday. “Given that...
  • Miami Cop in Trouble after Pulling Over Speeding Driver, who Turns out to be internal Affairs

    07/16/2014 9:06:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 14 July, 2014 | Miami Police Officer
    A Miami police officer pulled a car over for speeding last month, which turned out to be a plainclothes internal affairs lieutenant who shoved the door open on the officer after refusing to provide his drivers license, leading to a struggle on the side of the road that was caught on camera. As the two were on the ground wresting, another three Miami cops who just happened to be in the area pulled up and piled on the screaming driver– only to pull off when they realized the man at the bottom was an internal affairs lieutenant from their own...
  • Cop is suspended for brawl with aggressive speeding driver he pulled over

    07/16/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 July 2014 | JOSHUA GARDNER
    A Miami police officer has been suspended pending an investigation into a brawl he had with an alleged speeding driver he recently pulled over who turned out to be his ranking officer. Officer Marcel Jackson didn't know he was pulling over a fellow cop when he made the traffic stop and was shocked when he says the driver lunged at him and told him to get back in his car. The driver turned out to be Lieutenant David Ramras with the force's internal affairs unit. Despite Ramras's apparent combativeness toward the uniformed officer, it's now Jackson who's been suspended. Scroll...
  • Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn’t know District of Columbia is in US

    07/15/2014 5:22:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 63 replies
    KIROTV ^ | July 15, 2014 | WFTV - Orlando
    WFTV - Orlando ORLANDO, Fla. — It's something most students learn in elementary school -- the United States is made up of 50 states and the District of Columbia. But Cox Media Group reporter Justin Gray found out it's a lesson that an Orlando agent with the Transportation Safety Administration seems to have missed. Gray, who lives in Washington, D.C., was flying out of Orlando International Airport when a TSA agent said Gray's District of Columbia driver's license wasn't a valid form of identification. Gray said his license is legal and up-to-date, but the TSA agent didn't seem to know...
  • Religious activists push back against immigration crackdown

    07/15/2014 2:03:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | July 14, 2014 | Andy Reid,
    Fender benders and minor traffic stops aren't supposed to send someone to jail. But that's the risk faced by immigrants living in Palm Beach County without U.S. citizenship, local religious activists say. A coalition of nearly 30 religious congregations maintains that too often identification problems and citizenship questions result in the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office taking someone to jail who otherwise just would have faced a ticket or a requirement to appear in court.People Engaged in Active Community Efforts, or PEACE, maintains that jailing immigrants after minor traffic offenses because of citizenship questions is unfair, adds costs for taxpayers...
  • GOP Leaders Say They Won't Appeal Ruling That Found Florida Congressional Map Unconstitutional

    07/15/2014 7:32:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/15/14
    GOP leaders say they won't appeal ruling that found Florida congressional map unconstitutional.
  • Dozens of theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

    07/14/2014 8:35:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    KFOR.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | CNN
    CLERMONT, Florida (CNN) — Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World. Inside his rented house in a suburban Orlando neighborhood filled with children, he sits in a folding chair in a nearly empty room, wires dangling in the corner where his computer used to be connected. Now, he can’t be online or near children. “My life is ruined,” he told CNN in an interview at his home. “My family’s life is ruined. My kids’ life is ruined. I’ve devastated my parents because of...
  • Trayvon Martin friend Rachel Jeantel, who was humiliated during Zimmerman trial, turns life around

    07/14/2014 8:31:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 14, 2014 | David Boroff
    One year after being outed as illiterate in the trial, Jeantel is a changed woman after graduating from high school. She hopes to get a college degree, too.She did it for Trayvon. One year after being outed as illiterate in the George Zimmerman murder trial, Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel is a changed woman after graduating from high school. Jeantel underwent seven hours of tutoring a day after her reading skills were ridiculed when she testified during the Florida trial last year at age 19. At the time, she had a fourth-grade reading level. "Very, very, very tough," she told...
  • Crist says state should review gun laws

    07/13/2014 4:07:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies
    AP ^ | July 13, 2014 | MICHAEL J. MISHAK
    On Thursday, Crist recalled the acquittal of George Zimmerman without using his name, saying "the instigator of an event has no punishment for taking a life. There's something wrong with that."
  • Some South Florida docs decline to accept Obamacare

    07/13/2014 6:42:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | DANIEL CHANG
    After being without health insurance for two years, Miranda Childe of Hallandale Beach found a plan she could afford with financial aid from the government using the Affordable Care Act’s exchange. Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan from Humana, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, and received a membership card in time for her coverage to kick in on May 1st. But instead of being able to pick a primary care physician to coordinate her healthcare, Childe says she repeatedly ran into closed doors from South Florida doctors who are listed in her plan’s provider network but refused...
  • There Are No Two Greater Heroes Than Trayvon Martin’s Parents! By Michael Skolnik

    07/13/2014 7:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Global Grind - The World According to Hip-Hop ^ | July 13, 2014 | Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief and political director to Russell Simmons
    I remember growing up and always hearing my parents and their friends talk about one pivotal moment in their lives. They remembered exactly where they were at that point. Exactly who told them the news. Exactly how they felt once it all sunk in. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, everyone who was alive during that time remembers. One year ago, today, was our generation’s moment. It was late on a Saturday night. Some of us were out to dinner. Some of us were home with our families. Some of us were still shopping. Some of us...
  • Woman kicked off plane after argument about Israel conflict (Jewish Woman Forced Off)

    07/13/2014 10:51:49 AM PDT · by equalator · 37 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7-12-2014 | Scott Heins
    Dr. Lisa Rosenberg, a physician from New York, was returning home from vacation boarding a flight from PBIA to John F. Kennedy International Airport. She said she had just finished a phone conversation with a colleague when a woman said she was offended by Rosenberg’s remarks. “I was saying how it was good Israel found the students that killed the Palestinian teenager and how it was exemplary not making them into heroes, but seeking to publicly try them,” Rosenberg said. “I said any other country would have made these students out to be martyrs and celebrating them.” Rosenberg added that...
  • Rachel Jeantel Blames Herself for Letting George Zimmerman Walk Free

    07/12/2014 11:01:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 12, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    It’s been just over a year since the world was introduced to Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin’s who testified on behalf of the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, but may have ended up doing more harm than good. CNN caught up with Jeantel this week, asking her if she blamed herself when Zimmerman went free. “A little bit,” she replied. Asked if she should have said something different or acted differently on the stand, she answered, “Act different.” Jeantel said the jurors in the case didn’t take her seriously as a witness, judging her for...
  • Boy, 17, sentenced to 23 YEARS for fatally shooting a retired police dog

    07/12/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 11 July 2014 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to 23 years behind bars for fatally shooting a retired police dog during a burglary. Ivins Rosier was convicted in May for breaking into the Florida home of a trooper and shooting the officer's five-year-old German Shepherd two years ago. Drake, a former drug-sniffing dog, was euthanized five days later. Rosier, who was 16 at the time of the incident but tried as an adult, was sentenced on Friday on charges of animal cruelty, armed burglary and shooting into an occupied building.Palm Beach Post reported Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg said she handed Rosier a...
  • A Florida Judge Just Voided the State’s Congressional Districts. Here’s What You Need to Know

    07/12/2014 2:06:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11 | Christopher Ingraham
    Last night a circuit court judge in Florida voided the state's congressional map, citing a "secret, organized campaign" by Republican operatives that "made a mockery of the Legislature's transparent and open process of redistricting." The ruling concluded that District 5, held by Democrat Corrine Brown, and District 10, held by Republican Dan Webster, will need to be redrawn. From a purely practical standpoint, this means redrawing any surrounding districts as well, and possibly many of the state's 27 districts overall. "If one or more districts do not meet constitutional muster, then the entire act is unconstitutional," Judge Terry Lewis wrote....
  • Miami-Dade Residents Told to Buy Firearms, Attack Dog in Light of Police Cuts

    07/11/2014 10:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 11, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Miami, Florida, residents are being told to buy an attack dog and "some firearms" in light of pending budget cuts slated to reduce the police force by "250 police officers." The cuts are part of a budget proposed by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. According to 7 News WSVN, the budget cuts will eliminate "close to 650 county jobs to fill a $64 million hole in the general fund." While Mayor Gimenez says he wants "the same number of patrol officers on the street... [as] today" once the new budget goes into effect, he also admits it could eliminate the jobs...
  • An Arab-American Brutalized — by Palestinian Police

    07/09/2014 4:34:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 8, 2014
    An Arab-American visiting the disputed (West Bank) territories is brutalized by the police–yet the Obama administration, the United Nations, and the international community are all silent. Say what? No, we’re not talking about Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old from Florida who threw firebombs at Israeli policemen last week and received, in return, a black eye and a fat lip. Tariq’s injuries have of course received enormous international attention, including a huge photo on the front page of The New York Times (top of the fold). The Obama administration has announced that it is “profoundly troubled” that Tariq was roughed up,...
  • The moment two brazen women were caught red-handed trying to steal a beach canopy.......

    07/08/2014 7:57:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    mail online ^ | Alex Greig
    FULL TITLE: The moment two brazen women were caught red-handed trying to steal a beach canopy - then ATTACKED the bemused owner as he politely asked them to stop Two women casually, though clumsily, trying to steal another beachgoer's canopy on a Florida beach were caught red-handed on July 4 by the owner. The bumbling thieves may find it difficult to commit any more thefts since video the canopy's owner took of the bizarre confrontation has gone viral. As Americans celebrated their freedom on the holiday, the two middle-aged women, dressed in swimwear, took their liberty a little too far...
  • New 9/11 records offer tantalizing puzzle pieces

    07/06/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 5, 2014 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers
    An ongoing lawsuit has pried loose new records linked to a family of Sarasota Saudis who left home in a hurry just before 9/11. It was Halloween night, 2001. The horrors of 9/11 were still fresh on the the minds of Americans. At a time when everyone was on edge, the sight of a man disposing documents in a dumpster behind a Bradenton storage facility aroused suspicion. Summoned to the scene, Manatee County sheriff’s deputies confronted the man, who had a Tunisian passport. According to FBI records, authorities searched the dumpster and found “a self-printed manual on terrorism and Jihad,...
  • The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

    07/05/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by deport · 102 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Chris Matthews
    New research takes a look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the union. When we think of government corruption (as one tends to do), our biased minds often gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And it’s costing U.S. citizens big time. A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University estimates that corruption on the state level is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2% of...
  • Crist's Name Removed from Daytona Race Car

    07/05/2014 4:40:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jul 5, 2014
    Crist's name was going to appear on Josh Wise's No. 98 car, but the decals were removed Friday because of a complaint by the Republican Party of Florida alleging that the sponsorship violated campaign finance laws.Decals bearing the name of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist have been removed from a car competing in the Coke Zero 400 after Florida Republican officials complained. Crist's name was going to appear on Josh Wise's No. 98 car, but the decals were removed Friday because of a complaint by the Republican Party of Florida alleging that the sponsorship violated campaign finance laws, according to...
  • Same-sex marriage ban in its final moments (Florida)

    07/05/2014 3:33:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 5, 2014 | Randy Schultz
    Here's a safe prediction: Florida's same-sex marriage ban is going down. The end could come soon if a Miami-Dade County judge sides with six couples who claim that the ban is unconstitutional. On Wednesday their attorney asked Judge Sarah Zabel to award the plaintiffs summary judgment, meaning they would win without a trial because the facts are clear. Zabel will rule in a few weeks. Based on what has happened in the year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, however, the six couples should be optimistic. Nearly two dozen consecutive judicial rulings have gone...
  • Democrats Courting Florida's Changing Cuban Voters

    07/05/2014 9:48:32 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    News Max ^ | July 5 2014 | News Max
    When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the trade embargo against Cuba. "If you really care about people on the island, we need to get rid of the embargo and let freedom reign," he said, shouting above a small band of protesters who responded with chants of "Shame on you!" Crist's supporters cheered louder. It was a scene inconceivable just a few years ago, when politicians were careful about what...