"We reached the conclusion that this is a charge we can prove," McCabe told The Washington Post on Monday. Drejka will appear in court Tuesday as he faces charges that could bring up to 30 years in prison, McCabe said. It is not clear whether he has retained an attorney. … [Read more...] about Sheriff called parking lot shooting legal under ‘stand your ground’ laws. Prosecutors disagreed.
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GEO Group employees and its political action committee have given more than $250,000 to the campaigns of Sen. Marco Rubio. Gov. Scott has received more than $800,000 while Sen. Bill Nelson, whom Scott is challenging this November, has received $19,000, according to a Times analysis of federal campaign data. Trump is a big recipient of GEO-asssociated money, and last year the company held its annual conference at Trump’s Doral golf resort. (It denies any attempt to influence policy.) … [Read more...] about Who’s holding immigrants in Florida? Private vendors, feds and county sheriffs, too.
A decision is likely by the end of the week about whether to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel following a "troubling" report about the deadly school shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday. … [Read more...] about DeSantis: Decision Likely This Week on Sheriff in Parkland Shooting
Pressure to rethink sanctuary policies Trump's Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has spent the last year pressuring counties and cities that officials argue have sanctuary city policies — everywhere from Albany, New York, to Albuquerque, New Mexico — to enforce federal immigration laws. They have also tried to make a popular federal grant contingent on certain immigration enforcement policies, though the measure has been shot down by courts. … [Read more...] about This Florida county voted for Trump. But it’s a lot like the sanctuary cities he loathes.
The panel has been meeting periodically since April. It's required to file a report by Jan. 1 to Florida Gov. Rick Scott on its findings on the shooting's causes and recommendations for avoiding future school massacres. The panel includes law enforcement, education and mental health officials, a legislator and the fathers of two dead students. … [Read more...] about Criticized Deputy Doesn’t Testify Before MSD Commission, BSO Sheriff Appears