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  • Openly gay teacher fired after posting wedding pictures on social media [Miami FL]

    02/10/2018 8:36:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    WCMH, NBC 4, Columbus OH ^ | Published: February 10, 2018, 6:47 am | Updated: February 10, 2018, 9:45 am | NBC 4 Staff
    Some parents are speaking out after a popular first grade teacher was fired after she posted pictures of her same-sex wedding on social media. Jocelyn Morffi taught first grade at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami for seven years. Last weekend, she married her girlfriend and posted pictures of the ceremony to Facebook. On Thursday, Morffi was fired. In a letter to parents, Principal Carlota Morales called it a “difficult and necessary” decision. Nearly a dozen parents who had children in Morffi’s class came to the school to protest her firing. The parents called her a “great teacher”...
  • Miami Ends Red-Light Camera Program. Other Cities Should Too: Unfair and Less Safe

    01/11/2018 8:09:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/10/2018 | By Dan King
    Starting next month, drivers in Miami will no longer have to hold their breath when passing under a yellow light, now that the city council has voted to end its red-light-camera program. In last year’s elections, Francis Suarez, the successful candidate for mayor, made a campaign promise to cancel the city’s 2010 contract with American Traffic Solutions, arguing that the cameras hurt residents with excessively high fines but didn’t make the roads any safer. Other localities would be wise to follow Miami’s lead and scrap their cameras. Red-light cameras are touted by their promoters –– predominantly camera manufacturers and law-enforcement...
  • Miami-Dade transit takes worst plunge in use ever

    01/04/2018 4:14:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Miami-Dade’s beleaguered transit system took its worst plunge in use ever in the past fiscal year, new figures reveal. Ridership among all four transit modes declined a combined 9.6% as almost one in every 10 riders disappeared. ....just as the county is promoting plans for six new legs of mass transit in its multi-billion-dollar Smart plan....
  • Slapped cop throws devastating punch at female football fan

    11/05/2017 10:18:05 AM PST · by conservative98 · 178 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 5, 2017 | 12:44pm
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Police are investigating a videotaped altercation where an apparently intoxicated University of Miami football fan slaps an officer, who then punches her in the head. [snip] She flails at one officer and misses, then slaps him in the face. He hits her in the head with his right fist, causing her to crumble in the officers’ arms as she is carried out of camera range.
  • Dolphins owner Steve Ross now wants players to stand for anthem, coach Adam Gase makes it a rule

    10/09/2017 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Hadean · 62 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Oct. 09, 2017 | Chris Perkins
    Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross, who had three players — wide receiver Kenny Stills, safety Michael Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas — kneel during the national anthem prior to last week’s game said Sunday he wished they would stand for the anthem. The trio ended up standing in the tunnel during the anthem and running onto the field afterward. Coach Adam Gase implemented a policy Sunday requiring players to stand for the national anthem. Those who don’t wish to stand must stay in the locker room or in the tunnel. Ross, who spoke about 90 minutes before the Dolphins’...
  • Miami Dolphins offensive line coach resigns after powder-snorting video surfaces

    Chris Foerster has resigned his position from the Miami Dolphins hours after a video surfaced showing the team’s offensive line coach snorting a white powdery substance off what is believed to be his desk at the team’s training facility. Foerster, in his 25th NFL season, agreed Monday morning to move on from his job rather than be fired, per team sources. “I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Foerster said in a statement released by the team. “I want to apologize to the organization and my sole focus is on...
  • Miami Dolphins owner FORCES players to stand on the field during national anthem - as three ...

    10/08/2017 4:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 8, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For
    FULL TITLE: Miami Dolphins owner FORCES players to stand on the field during national anthem - as three refuse and remain in the tunnel Miami Dolphins players were forced by the team owner to stand before Sunday's game when a military band played the national anthem. Stephen Ross, who was an advocate for players protesting in the past during the national anthem, changed his views on the issue after comments President Donald Trump made saying players should be fired and referred to them collectively as 'son of a b***h.' Before the team's game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Ross...
  • Florida Sheriff’s Office Will not Escort Miami Dolphins Until They Stand for National Anthem

    09/28/2017 10:02:57 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 123 replies
    The Miami Dolphins are also part of the unpatriotic movement started by Colin Kaepernick that involves refusing to stand at attention for the national anthem. However, they are all starting to feel the consequences of their actions, with the Florida sheriffs office announcing that they will not be escorting the Dolphins to their games unless they stop with the disrespectful behavior. The local Miami police union supported the decision of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and will not be doing any escorting either, reports The Sports Hall. President of the International Union of Police Associations, Jeffrey Bell said, “I respect...
  • Hours After Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County Tickets Residents For Code Violations

    09/19/2017 5:42:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    Mere hours after Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County was ticketing residents for building code violations on their wrecked properties. Celso Perez was helping his neighbors remove some fallen trees blocking their street when a county code enforcer rolled up and issued him a safety notice for having a downed fence. "I laughed," Perez tells WSVN-TV. "I thought he was kidding. 'You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago.'" It wasn't a joke. The official told Perez that the downed fence—which encloses a pool—was a safety hazard, and that if it wasn't fixed by the time he returned,...
  • More than 50 people have been arrested for looting in Miami during and after Hurricane[tr]

    09/13/2017 8:48:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2017 | Mary Kekatos
    Miami-area police have arrested more than 50 suspected looters during and after Hurricane Irma, including 26 people who allegedly broke into the same Walmart. . . . 'I think it's despicable that anyone would try to take advantage of the fact that we're in a vulnerable state,' Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez said
  • Florida looting crackdown is 'white supremacy,' claims author Sarah Jaffe

    09/12/2017 9:21:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | September 12, 2017
    An author and journalist came under fire on social media Monday, after she tweeted a reply to an anti-looting warning from Miami police by saying: "The carceral state... is inseparable from white supremacy." The Miami Police Department took to Twitter on Sunday, as Hurricane Irma battered the state. "Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out. #stayindoors," the post read, sharing a photo of people inside a jail cell. Though Sarah Jaffe’s tweet on Monday garnered 1,500 likes, it sparked more than 100 comments -- many of which were critical and accused her of being racist.
  • Irma Looting in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, BSO Deputy Shoots Teen Who Was Allegedly Burglarizing..

    09/10/2017 4:33:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    rma Looting in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, BSO Deputy Shoots Teen Who Was Allegedly Burglarizing Weston Home In Miami, an NBC 6 reporter saw an organized group of at least a dozen looters at a store in Midtown loading up boxes of shoes and clothing into cars One teen was shot by a South Florida deputy and another is in custody after they burglarized a home during Hurricane Irma Sunday morning, while looters have been spotted in Miami-Dade and Broward, authorities said. The deputy-involved shooting happened around 3 a.m. at a home in the 2500 block of Monterey Court, Broward...
  • Miami homeless removed against their will

    09/09/2017 5:47:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    abc ^ | Sep 8, 2017, 5:47 PM ET
    Miami's estimated 1,100 homeless people a stark choice: Come willingly to a storm shelter, or be held against their will for a mental health evaluation.
  • Miami-Dade Mayor Speaks on Irma Shelter Snafu

    09/09/2017 12:30:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/7 | Teresa Joseph
    Long lines snaked the entrance of several shelters in Miami-Dade Friday as people sought a safer place to ride out Hurricane Irma. As of Friday evening, 44 shelters opened, but at least seven of those quickly filled to capacity. Frustration and confusion mounted for evacuees who arrived at shelters with no vacancy. Many families had to go to other shelters, some of which were not yet opened. However, a number of those shelters were listed as open on the county’s website. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said a glitch on the website caused the confusion. The mayor addressed the issue during...
  • Hurricane Irma’s path flattens, strengthens to 120 mph

    09/04/2017 6:06:13 AM PDT · by John W · 126 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | September 4, 2017 | Sonja Isger
    That curve to the north – and eventually out into the Atlantic – that everyone in South Florida was hoping to see Hurricane Irma take isn’t happening as quickly as earlier models had predicted. The National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. update Monday drives the storm’s path in a flatter, westbound path that puts it closer Cuba’s shores by early Saturday morning.
  • No Longer Sanctuary City, Miami to Receive DOJ Grant

    08/07/2017 4:28:42 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7 Aug 2017 | Jason Devaney
    Miami announced Friday it will receive a government grant because it has ended its sanctuary city policy. The Hill reported Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson sent Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez a letter that said the city is now eligible for Department of Justice grants based on its enforcement of federal immigration laws. The website cited a memo Gimenez then sent to the Miami Board of County Commissioners as saying the city will receive $481,347 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) grants. Miami-Dade County commissioners voted in February to uphold the city's decision to enforce federal...
  • He didn’t like the AT&T trucks parked in front of his home. So he shot them.

    07/20/2017 3:59:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 19, 2017 | Carli Teproff
    He didn't like the AT&T work trucks in front of his Hialeah home, so Jorge Jove retrieved his revolver and began shooting out the tires and the engine, police said. Cell phone video rolled as Jove, 64, calmly walked around the first truck and shot at all four tires. The sound of the air coming out of the tires followed the blast. Jove then walked to the second bucket truck and began shooting at the front of it, reloading the gun several times. Meanwhile, one of the AT&T workers could be heard calling police to report the shooting.
  • Fla. mayoral candidate facing backlash for 'go back to Africa' comment during debate

    07/19/2017 4:11:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 34 replies ^ | 07/19/17 05:01 PM EDT | By Robin Eberhardt
    A Republican candidate for mayor in Florida is facing scrutiny for telling the supporters of his opponent to “go back to Africa” during a debate Tuesday, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Paul Congemi, a white man who is in the mayoral race for St. Petersburg, fired back at his white campaign opponent Jesse Nevel, who centered his campaign on calling for government reparations for African-Americans. “The reparations that you talk about, Mr. Nevel, your people already got your reparations. Your reparations came in the form of a man named Barack Obama
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • Al Gore saw Fish from the Swimming in the Streets on a Sunny Day

    06/12/2017 10:15:48 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/04/2017 | Al Gore
    Al Gore claims he saw Fish from the Swimming in the Streets on a Sunny Day. And the same thing is happening in Honolulu.