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  • Fla. cop fired after friend uses patrol-car speaker to heckle public

    06/24/2014 4:50:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Police One ^ | Tonya Alanez
    The drunken, inappropriate remarks and catcalls coming from the loudspeaker of a marked Broward sheriff's patrol car had bystanders scratching their heads and dialing 911. It was after 2:30 a.m. on a weekend when the first of several 911 callers reported two young men, not in uniform, driving a marked patrol car through the lively Las Olas and Himmarshee bar-hopping districts with the loudspeaker blaring.
  • Deputy fired after friend uses patrol-car speaker to heckle public

    06/22/2014 4:55:10 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tonya Alanez
    FORT LAUDERDALE— The drunken, inappropriate remarks and catcalls coming from the loudspeaker of a marked Broward sheriff's patrol car had bystanders scratching their heads and dialing 911. It was after 2:30 a.m. on a weekend when the first of several 911 callers reported two young men, not in uniform, driving a marked patrol car through the lively Las Olas and Himmarshee bar-hopping districts with the loudspeaker blaring."They're saying extremely lewd and really stupid things over the P.A.," the first caller reported. "Apparently there are some kids with dad's off-duty car," another caller said. "They're saying rude comments and driving around....
  • BIBLE BAN LIFTED IN FL'S BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS

    05/19/2014 3:04:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19,2014 | Ken Klukowski
    Following Breitbart News’s May 5 story that Broward County Public Schools had banned students from reading the Bible and that lawyers from Liberty Institute were threatening to sue, and our May 14 update when the school changed its story but still maintained the ban, the school system has now capitulated and will allow Bibles into the classroom.
  • Two Broward Deputies Accused Of Using Excessive Force

    05/01/2014 3:49:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Two Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies are under fire, accused of using excessive force—and all of it was caught on camera. BSO is conducting an internal affairs investigation to find out if the two officers involved were justified in using force and are also questioning why Sheriff Scott Israel wasn’t notified until three months after the incident....
  • 'Sovereign citizens' assault Port Everglades

    09/06/2013 2:31:47 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 43 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinal ^ | 8:07 p.m. EDT, September 5, 2013 | Robert Nolin
    Amid the explosions, smoke, roaring vehicles and chattering gunfire of a terrorist attack Thursday afternoon at Port Everglades, one fact became chillingly clear: These weren't foreign-born America-hating terrorists. These were native-born America-hating terrorists. And they were making things difficult for the good guys. "They're moving, they're taking positions, they have superior firepower," said Sheriff's Deputy Richard Saito. "They're clearly very well-trained, very well-motivated." Of course it wasn't a real terrorist attack, but rather a large-scale SWAT training exercise mounted by the Broward Sheriff's Office involving boats, bus, bombs and booby-trapped hostages. "This is really a worst case scenario," said Saito,...
  • BROWARD COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS OFFICE DISPLAYING “OBAMA 2012″ BUMPER STICKER

    08/06/2013 5:19:52 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 12 replies
    WATCHDOGWIRE – FLORIDA ^ | August 5, 2013 | Ruth Roman
    Filing papers at the Circuit County Clerk’s Office can be a boring, and tedious task, but one young attorney, Thais Alvarez, observed something quite out of the ordinary that made that day’s filing anything but mundane. What sparked her interest was an elect “Obama 2012” bumper sticker, clearly visible hanging on the wall behind the protective glass window in bold view. The election had long passed. Ms. Alvarez wanted to know why the Circuit Clerk’s Office of Broward County, Florida was allowing an employee to display their personal political bumper sticker?
  • ‘There will be change,’ promises new Broward sheriff [Liberal Ideology Takes Over Law Enforcement]

    01/09/2013 3:56:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/8/13 | Daniel Chang
    After the honor guard and the pipe and drum corps finished performing, after the recital of the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem, after the invocation and the official swearing-in had taken place, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel laid out his vision for the agency he was elected to lead. “There will be change,’’ Israel said. “I think that’s important. We will be transparent. We will have a new vision, and we will be a diverse group of men and women.’’
  • Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouse

    11/14/2012 5:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/14/12 | staff
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County. Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill, a week after the general election. There was a recount going on for two commission seats that were too close to call, one in Hallandale Beach and another in Dania Beach. Workers had to count those votes manually. Also keeping elections officials busy is the fact that 963 filled ballots were found in a warehouse. The...
  • Broward schools being asked to close on 2 Muslim holidays

    10/31/2012 9:59:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 31, 2012 | Scott Travis
    Broward County public schools are being asked to close for two Islamic holidays a year under a controversial proposal before the district's Diversity Committee. The request, from the Florida chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, would make Broward the first in Florida and one of only a few districts in the country to add Muslim holidays into its calendar. Broward and Palm Beach County schools generally close on major Christian and Jewish holidays. The Islamic holidays requested, which fall on different days depending on the year, are Eid al-Fitr – the end of Ramadan – and...
  • Teacher At Community College Makes Class Sign “Vote For Obama” Pledge

    09/16/2012 7:20:03 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 66 replies
    Florida Watchdog Wire ^ | 16 Sep 2012 | Dr. Richard Swier
    A citizen, whose nephew attends Brevard Community College, reports that he brought home the below bookmark pledging to vote for President Obama. The bookmark and pledge was handed out during a mathematics class taught by Assistant Professor Sharon Sweet. This occurred “while the student was in class at the request of his College Algebra teacher, Sharon Sweet, from Brevard Community College in [Melbourne] Florida.”
  • Ex-Broward teachers union chief charged with theft, fraud

    07/10/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 10, 2012
    Pat Santeramo ....The Broward State Attorney’s Office has charged former Broward Teachers Union President Pat Santeramo with racketeering, theft and campaign fraud. ....Among the charges: that Santeramo diverted about $165,500 in union funds to himself between 2001 and January 2012 through an "invoice-kickback" scheme with a construction company.... In one instance, Santeramo had the construction company bill BTU $89,295 for repairing the BTU building elevators. The company gave $20,000 of the union’s payment back to Santeramo in cash.... Santeramo is also accused of making a series of illegal campaign contributions by having 25 individuals, including BTU members, make donations to...
  • Broward Teachers Union president target of criminal investigation

    11/15/2011 1:17:54 PM PST · by Fawn · 1 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 11:21 a.m. EST, November 15, 2011 | By Cara Fitzpatrick, Sun Sentinel
    Pat Santeramo, long-time president of the Broward Teachers Union, is under investigation amid accusations he blew through $3.8 million in union reserves, used dues to reimburse people for campaign donations and has been overpaid for most of his tenure. Santeramo, 64, said through his lawyer Monday he had no plans to resign, despite a criminal investigation by the Broward State Attorney's Office and a separate inquiry by the Florida Elections Commission.
  • Businessman Ozzie DeFaria announces run for District 20

    09/30/2011 6:27:56 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 2 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 30, 2011 | Michele Kirk
    DeFaria talks about his qualifications for the job, and how he plans to beat his Republican opponents as well as Wasserman Schultz .
  • Broward School District to pay $525,000 to family of girl killed at Dillard High

    09/08/2011 5:11:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 8, 2011 | Cara Fitzpatrick
    FORT LAUDERDALE Nearly three years after a fellow student shot and killed Amanda Collette in the hallway of Dillard High School, the Broward County School Board has agreed to pay her parents $525,000. Board members voted unanimously Wednesday to settle a civil lawsuit brought last year by the 15-year-old victim's parents, Joyce Collette and Thomas Crowther. There was no discussion of the settlement. In the lawsuit, the parents claimed Amanda Collette's death in November 2008 could have been prevented. They said a student told a teacher that the shooter, Teah Wimberly, had a gun and had threatened to use it,...
  • Are the Broward DEMS attack Allen West a bunch of Weiners?

    06/07/2011 12:02:36 PM PDT · by RedBroward · 7 replies
    www.redbroward.com ^ | 06/07/2011 | Red Broward
    You didn’t really think Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-In A Box) would resign did you? Forget the Congressman Chris Lee (R-NY) resigned over shirtless pic argument; Democrat politicians seldom play by the rules or follow logic. Broward county is full of examples. Deerfield’s Sylvia Poitier (D-Family) attacked her accuser, Chaz Stevens, until the day she was arrested. Broward School Board member Ann Murray (D-Bad Seats) is hanging on to her seat despite an outcry from her own party. Bunker-esque Stacy Ritter (D-Caddyshack) dances merrily along as opponents and family yachts disappear. Dancing Queen Published reports say another Broward commissioner, Ilene Lieberman,...
  • Police Confront Broward Judge at Gunpoint

    04/27/2011 7:39:16 AM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies
    nbcmiami.com ^ | 4-27-11
    It was no evening of peace for the Deerfield Beach family, who’d just finished dinner with friends and family, and sent extra Easter dinner to a needy family connected with their church. Then, at 8:20 p.m., police got a call about a possible burglary next door. But a bad address caused police to go to the wrong home. “Do I feel safe?” asked Carmita Scarlett, the homeowner and sister of Judge Holmes. "No, absolutely not. No, no. So much confusion, so much anger. So much, almost like, resentment. You know, ‘you made the mistake and,’ I told them, ‘I'm the...
  • Report: School Board Blew Hundreds of Millions of Taxpayers Dollars While In Lobbyists' Pocket

    02/20/2011 1:53:27 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 7 replies
    BrowardPalmBeach.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2011 | Bob Norman
    Well, it's finally official. The Broward County School Board wasted hundreds of millions of your dollars while doing the bidding of a select group of contractors and lobbyists. You've been reading about that here for the past five years. Now the statewide grand jury has found the same thing. The final grand jury report was released last night (yes, that means they aren't going to issue indictments). To get an idea of its tone, understand that it stated flatly that were it not for a constitutional mandate to have a school board "our first and foremost recommendation would have been...
  • Census: Broward becoming more Hispanic, black

    12/20/2010 7:07:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 20, 2010 | Andres Viglucci and Michael Vasquez,
    The evolution of Broward shows few signs of slowing as the county becomes far more like Miami-Dade, its southern neighbor, than the ethnically and racially homogenous retiree haven of two decades ago, new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm. The county has seen a substantial shift in the proportion of its population that is black or Hispanic since the 2000 census, and the minority share now approaches 50 percent of Broward residents, the newly released survey data show. While previous Census Bureau estimates have clearly delineated the trend, the new estimates — which represent five years' worth of aggregated...
  • UPDATED: Schools Threat Suspect Is Green Party Member (Florida Media Tried to Blame Tea Party!)

    11/24/2010 2:43:32 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies · 1+ views
    New Times ^ | 11/24/10 | Bob Norman
    The woman charged by the FBI with making a threat that led to the lockdown of more than 300 Broward County schools after hearing the words of right-wing talker Joyce Kaufman isn't a member of the Tea Party -- she's a member of the Green Party.
  • Candidate Files Criminal Complaint Over Firm Handshake

    10/29/2010 6:25:07 AM PDT · by Puppage · 25 replies
    NBC Miami. com ^ | 10/29/2010 | Puppage
    A firm handshake is usually seen as a good thing in business and even in politics. Not so much in South Florida. A candidate for the Broward County School Board wants the cops to lock up her opponent after what she claims was akin to battery after a recent debate. Jaemi Levine filed a complaint with the Broward Sheriff's Office claiming David Thomas squeezed her hand so hard during a post-debate handshake Tuesday that it now hurts. Instead of getting a grip on education issues, Thomas decided to get a grip on his opponent for the Disctrict 4 seat. Levine...
  • Gunmen Target Greyhound Bus on I-95

    08/16/2010 10:38:00 AM PDT · by brytlea · 19 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 8/16/2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Gunmen opened fire on a Greyhound bus traveling on I-95 Sunday night, the second shooting on the highway in South Florida in the past two weeks.
  • Meatballs: A Brief Pasta-Based History of the Mafia in Broward (Sopranos of South Florida)

    03/24/2010 4:01:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies · 782+ views
    Broward Palm Beach New Times ^ | March 21, 2010 | Bob Norman
    In light of Scott Rothstein's alleged Mafiosi takedown of alleged Sicilian mobster Roberto Settineri, the Sun-Sentinel this morning attempted to explain the Mafia's presence in Broward County. It made brief mention of Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, and Nicky Scarfo, but it was a superficial gloss-over with a few quotes from so-called experts. If you really want to know about the Mafia in Broward, read on. And the easiest way to chart the Mafia is, of course, through the ristorantes. Take what is perhaps the county's most popular Italian place, Martorano's on Oakland Park Boulevard. It's owned by Steve Martorano, who is the nephew of infamous mobster Raymond "Long John" Martorano, a late soldier who worked with Scarfo, one of...
  • Report: Congressman Wexler to resign

    10/13/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 284 replies · 16,739+ views
    Reported by: Sun-Sentinel ^ | Oct 13, 2009 | Reported by: Sun-Sentinel
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL---Our news partners at the Sun Sentinel report: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, plans to resign from Congress. He plans to announce his plans at a news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Boca Raton. A Democratic source with knowledge of Wexler's plans said he is likely to take a public policy job that deals with the Middle East. Wexler, a senior member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has long been involved in issues involving Israel and Turkey.
  • Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Criticizes Informant in Huge Corruption Scandal

    10/22/2009 5:49:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies · 957+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 22, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    There is currently a huge corruption scandal involving public officials in Broward County Florida that is being investigated by the FBI. The local Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel newspaper, which has been dragging its feet until recently on reporting this scandal, has finally gotten around to criticizing someone involved in the scandal investigation...the informant who helped break the case. I kid you not. First let us look at the background on the Sun-Sentinel's reluctance to do what it is supposed to do, namely investigating local scandals. The reporter who has actually been writing about the breaking scandals in depth for weeks doesn't...
  • Broward Republicans go gunning

    10/09/2009 5:54:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 834+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 9, 2009 | Anthony Man
    HALLANDALE BEACH - Armed with handguns and AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, the members of the Southeast Broward Republican Club abandoned the usual community center for their club meeting this week, and gathered at a gun range where they fired bullets instead of political bombshells. The aims, said club president Ed Napolitano, were to have fun, educate club members who were new to shooting — and send a political message. "Why are we here? Because we're Republicans and we appreciate the fact that we have the right to bear arms," Napolitano said. "Without the Second Amendment I don't think the...
  • President Obama's Address To Students

    09/04/2009 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 19 replies · 1,862+ views
    Broward County Public Schools ^ | 09/04/09 | Jim Notter, Superintendent of Broward County Schools
    On Tuesday, September 8, 2009, Broward County Public Schools students will have the opportunity to watch an online national address from President Obama on the importance of education. The Web address can be seen locally in Broward County at 12 noon on the White House Web site (www.whitehouse.gov/live), and broadcast live on BECON Channel 24. According to Superintendent James F. Notter, there have been several calls into the Superintendent’s Office suggesting and/or requesting that alternative space and activities be provided for those students wishing to “opt out” of this activity. “As one of the premier major school systems in America,...
  • 'Lower taxes now,' outraged property owners say

    08/28/2009 7:21:44 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 21 replies · 1,605+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 8/27/09 | Amy Sherman Vytenis Didziulis Charles Rabin
    Proposed tax notices in Broward, Miami-Dade stir wave of protest, with homeowners taking to the streets Thursday and thousands of others calling property appraisers' offices The proposed tax notices arriving in mailboxes in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in recent days have stirred a wave of protest, with homeowners taking to the streets Thursday and others dialing their property appraisers' offices by the thousands. Many homeowners, already feeling pressure from high unemployment, a tumbling stock market and dwindling property values, were angry when they opened their TRIM -- Truth In Millage -- notices to find a property tax increase awaiting them,...
  • FL 2010: No GOP straw vote in Broward for now [revolt against Crist] ["a Republican not a RINO"]

    08/24/2009 9:21:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 936+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2009-08-25
    At a contentious meeting, Broward Republicans decided to hold off on deciding whether to have a straw poll to indicate their preference for Charlie Crist or Marco Rubio for Senate. BY AMY SHERMAN A move for Broward Republicans to hold a straw poll in the U.S. Senate race failed Monday night, avoiding for the moment what would have been the kind of tense vote that has taken place in other parts of the state. But there was lots of tension. Patrick Castronovo, a Lauderdale Lakes committeeman, made a motion to hold a straw poll to choose between two Republican candidates...
  • Fort Lauderdale Tea Party Photos

    07/05/2009 5:13:27 PM PDT · by liberty75 · 1 replies · 540+ views
    South Florida Tea Party ^ | 07-04-2009 | South Florida Tea Party
  • State Farm wants to dump home insurance in Florida (1.2 million policies)

    01/27/2009 11:28:02 AM PST · by flattorney · 15 replies · 2,374+ views
    MiamiHerald ^ | January 27, 2009 | Beatrice Garcia
    Saying its finances are weakened, State Farm's Florida unit wants to get out of the business of property insurance in the state. The company, Florida's largest private insurer of homes and condos with 1.2 million policies, wants to keep only auto insurance, it said in a statement. Other State Farm units would still sell life, health and other financial services, it said in a statement. Under State Farm's proposal, it would phase out of the property insurance business over two years, giving existing customers time to find new coverage. If State Farm's plan is approved by state insurance regulators, that...
  • Broward Democrats poke fun at Sarah Palin ('Rat Dementia)

    09/21/2008 7:07:51 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 24 replies · 294+ views
    The Sun Sentinal ^ | September 20, 2008 | Anthony Man
    At the Broward Democratic Party's monthly meeting Tuesday night, it started right at the beginning — with the invocation, delivered by Mike Moskowitz, the state committeeman for the county. He called for a "blessing on the elk and moose in Alaska who have been decimated by Sarah Barracuda" and included a prayer that Palin doesn't turn her sights on the squirrels in Washington, D.C
  • Broward candidates use loophole to block voters from primaries

    06/25/2008 10:03:34 AM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies · 195+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 6/24/08 | Anthony Man
    Even in the rough-and-tumble world of Broward politics, it seems odd at first. Three days after Property Appraiser Lori Parrish qualified for re-election, she hand-delivered paperwork to the Broward Elections Office on behalf of a rival candidate for the same post. Parrish was using a technique — critics call it an un-democratic loophole — that's becoming more common in Florida politics. By helping David Longstaff file as a write-in candidate, Parrish ensured that Republicans and independents won't be allowed to participate in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary for property appraiser in which she's favored over challenger Sara Truini. In overwhelmingly...
  • Broward County Florida Election Web Site: Precinct D001 has 109% Turnout Rate

    01/30/2008 7:12:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies · 1,845+ views
    If you go to the site, click on the "green" precinct, you see that the Broward SOE is reporting a 109.68% turnout rate for that area of Broward.
  • BSO inmate with fake bomb attacks deputies

    11/20/2007 4:54:37 AM PST · by nin_kasi · 3 replies · 77+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tue, Nov. 20, 2007
    In what sounds like a scene out of Prison Break, a Broward Sheriff's Office inmate fashioned a fake bomb out of socks, newspaper and radio wires and threatened to blow it up if jailers didn't let him go. Then the violence got real. The man produced a shank -- a homemade knife -- and tried to stab a detention deputy. He also grabbed the deputy's pepper spray and sprayed it. The inmate was subdued by a team of deputies, but not before inflicting minor injuries on two of them. One of the injured, the original deputy, suffered cuts and the...
  • Shot Broward deputy is dead; suspect still at large

    11/07/2007 8:53:56 AM PST · by GOPmember · 10 replies · 427+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/07/07 | Wanda J. DeMarzo, Breanne Gilpatrick and Martin Merzer
    By WANDA J. DeMARZO, BREANNE GILPATRICK AND MARTIN MERZER AP PHOTO Police are looking for Michael Mazza, the man they believe shot a BSO deputy Wednesday morning. » More Photos Document | Mazza's criminal record Law enforcement officers have found the jail transport van involved in Wednesday's shooting of a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy, but the suspect remains at large, is armed and may be accompanied by one or more co-conspirators, police said.All 283 public schools and charter schools in Broward County are on lockdown. Parents were advised to stay away from the schools until the situation is resolved.The van...
  • Broward Sheriff's Plea Deal Extended (Corrupt Democrat in South Florida...again...)

    09/01/2007 7:35:15 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies · 439+ views
    WPLG-TV ^ | 08/31/07
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Broward County Sheriff Ken Jenne has a few more days to sign a plea agreement with federal prosecutors or face an indictment by a federal grand jury of allegations that he used his position for personal gain, Local 10's Rad Berky reported. A deadline of 5 p.m. Friday has now been extended until Tuesday at 5 p.m. The grand jury has uncovered evidence that Jenne took as much as $100,000 in loans and payments from companies doing business with the Broward Sheriff's Office and then did not report the income on financial disclosure forms or his...
  • Broward won't cancel deal with radio station that airs Rush Limbaugh

    06/14/2007 3:50:30 AM PDT · by Patriot28 · 20 replies · 1,059+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 14 2007 | Scott Wyman
    Radio station WIOD likely will remain Broward County's official channel for emergency information despite concerns it is also home to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. County commissioners said they were deluged with complaints from throughout the country Wednesday after they questioned whether to cut their ties with the station because of their dislike for Limbaugh. By the end of the day, a majority of commissioners vowed to renew WIOD's agreement next week. The deal with WIOD, AM 610, would ensure news conferences and other critical announcements are broadcast live during hurricanes and other emergencies. Kristin Jacobs and Ilene Lieberman,...
  • FREEP a Poll: Should Rush Limbaugh's station lose contract with county?

    06/13/2007 6:06:04 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 44 replies · 1,495+ views
    Broward County commissioners may cancel a contract with radio station WIOD, which is the official source of emergency information, because it features the Rush Limbaugh show. Would you support this?
  • Broward may cancel deal with radio station because it airs Rush Limbaugh

    06/13/2007 9:16:40 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 32 replies · 1,232+ views
    Sun-Sentinel.com ^ | June 13 2007 | Scott Wyman
    Rush Limbaugh has long been a thorn in the side of liberals, but now, because of him, some Democratic politicians don't even want to join with a local radio station to broadcast hurricane information. Radio station WIOD, AM 610, has been the official channel for emergency information from Broward County government for the past year. The County Commission, all Democrats, balked at renewing the deal Tuesday, unable to stomach the station also being home to Limbaugh's talk show.
  • Local Florida Police Attempt to Block Collection of Pro-Marriage Petitions

    06/08/2006 7:32:06 AM PDT · by kokonut · 100 replies · 1,989+ views
    Florida Family Policy Council ^ | June 7, 2006 | Agape Press
    Local Police Attempt to Block Collection of Pro-Marriage Petitions Agape Press - June 7 ,2006 A pro-family group in Florida is outraged over the behavior of some police officers last weekend who tried to stop a petition drive aimed at protecting traditional marriage. Last weekend members of the Florida Family Policy Council were at a Promise Keepers conference in Broward County where they were collecting petitions for the Florida4Marriage campaign, an effort to get onto the November 2008 ballot an amendment protecting traditional marriage. The pro-family group had paid a fee to have a booth at the PK event at...
  • Palm Beach joins Broward in registering domestic partnerships (Florida)

    01/25/2006 11:31:57 AM PST · by DBeers · 16 replies · 415+ views
    Florida Baptist Witness ^ | January 26, 2006 | Carolyn Nichols
    WEST PALM BEACH (FBW)–Palm Beach County Commissioners voted unanimously Jan. 10 to create a county-wide registry of domestic partners. Unmarried couples, including homosexual partners, may sign up to receive “visitation rights and decision-making abilities,” according to the Palm Beach Post. Couples may pay a $50 enrollment fee to make them eligible to make decisions for each other on health care and funerals and burials, and also make “family” visits in jails and hospitals. Couples must prove partnership through documents showing common home ownership, address and credit card accounts. Palm Beach County is the second Florida county to create a domestic...
  • Police try to recruit more gay officers

    12/19/2005 8:45:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies · 1,988+ views
    (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 18 2005 | Brittany Wallman
    FORT LAUDERDALE · The Police Department is looking for a few good men and women -- who are gay. The department has begun running advertising targeted to a gay and lesbian audience, hoping to add diversity to the ranks. The department also will have its first booth at the next gay Pridefest here, officials said.
  • Wilma's Aftermath (First hand account by a FREEPers spouse)

    10/27/2005 5:35:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies · 1,217+ views
    Free Republic | 10/25/05 | SFF's spous
    I am writing this to let you know the other side of the story. Today was a beautiful day in Broward County, Florida. I watch and heard about the angry line of people waiting for free water and ice. I had out-of-state friends watching these images call me in a panic, "Are you okay?" they asked. "What's it really like?" they asked, concerned for my safety.I said, "It's a beautiful day in South Florida!""What's it really like..." I see neighbors outside helping each other cutting down trees. I see people sharing supplies (water, charcoal, food...), I see people opening their...
  • Convict pleads to see boyfriend accused of killing Broward deputy

    09/17/2005 8:29:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 959+ views
    (South Florida) Sun Sentinel ^ | September 17, 2005 | Paula McMahon
    FORT LAUDERDALE -- Kelly Ray Jones, the boyfriend of a man accused of killing a Broward Sheriff's deputy, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Friday for the child pornography case that set off the tragedy. Jones begged the judge for mercy and a chance to see his partner, Kenneth Wilk, who is locked up and may face the death penalty if he is convicted of the August 2004 murder of Deputy Todd Fatta.
  • Judge Recommends Fine for Former Broward Elections Chief

    09/01/2005 3:21:52 AM PDT · by JoeSixPack1 · 17 replies · 543+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Associated Press
    Judge Recommends Fine for Former Broward Elections Chief The Associated Press Published: Aug 31, 2005 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - An administrative judge recommended that the state fine former Broward County elections supervisor Miriam Oliphant $2,000 because of the botched 2002 primary. Judge Claude Arrington in Tallahassee ruled that Oliphant willfully neglected her duty because dozens of polls did not open on time and closed early in Broward County on the 2002 gubernatorial primary. The state Elections Commission had proposed a $55,000 fine, but Arrington said that was too harsh since she has lost her job and faces financial problems,...
  • Broward Republican abortionists attack fellow Republicans in mass email!

    04/26/2005 6:42:16 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 42 replies · 1,178+ views
    email ^ | 4/26/05 | Ana Gomez-Mallada
    ________________________________________ From: Ana Gomez-Mallada [mailto:AGM656@bellsouth.net] Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:07 AM To: AGM656@bellsouth.net Subject: INVITATION TO ALL REPUBLICANS DDear Fellow Republican: As Republicans, we are in the midst of a monumental struggle for control of the Party of Lincoln. At stake: a truly conservative voice in the conduct of our national affairs. On the one hand, is the vast majority of Republicans who believe in the core values of the Grant Old Party of Abraham Lincoln: individual freedom, fiscal responsibility, small government and limiting government intrusion in the life of the individual to the barest, most inevitable basics. Republicans...
  • Protesters gather at Broward malls to criticize lack of Nativity scenes (Menorahs vs Nativity)

    12/14/2004 3:33:55 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 48 replies · 1,061+ views
    The group of about 35 people accused the shopping centers and their anchor stores, Macy's and Burdines, of exhibiting a double standard when it comes to religious symbols during the holidays. While both malls display menorahs for Hanukkah, they don't put up Nativity scenes for Christmas -- and they should, according to this group.
  • County Wants Investigation Into Voters Who Tried to Vote Twice

    11/13/2004 11:56:12 PM PST · by JoeSixPack1 · 41 replies · 2,788+ views
    TBO AP News ^ | Nov 13, 2004 | The Associated Press
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Broward County officials want prosecutors to investigate about 30 registered voters who attempted to cast ballots twice in the Nov. 2 election. Members of the county's canvassing board, who certified the county's election results Friday, said they were concerned about voters who cast ballots by touch-screen voting machine at early-voting sites in the days before Nov. 2, then tried to cast paper ballots at the precincts on Election Day. Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes said she....(excerpt)
  • Inquiry urged after 30 voters tried to cast ballot twice (FORT LAUDERDALE)

    11/13/2004 12:56:07 PM PST · by DBeers · 19 replies · 2,170+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2004 | Jeremy Milarsky
    FORT LAUDERDALE · Broward County prosecutors should investigate about 30 registered voters who attempted to cast ballots twice in last week's election, county officials said Friday. Members of the Broward County canvassing board, meeting to officially certify the county's election results late Friday afternoon, said they were concerned about voters who cast ballots by touch-screen voting machine at early-voting sites in the days before Nov. 2, then tried to cast paper ballots at the precincts on Election Day. Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes said she had spoken with representatives of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement about such voters. Earlier,...
  • Broward machines count backward

    11/05/2004 7:47:45 PM PST · by RogerWilko · 81 replies · 2,535+ views
    PalmBeachPost.com ^ | 11/05/2004 | Eliot Kleinberg
    Friday, November 05, 2004 FORT LAUDERDALE — It had to happen. Things were just going too smoothly. Early Thursday, as Broward County elections officials wrapped up after a long day of canvassing votes, something unusual caught their eye. Tallies should go up as more votes are counted. That's simple math. But in some races, the numbers had gone . . . down. Officials found the software used in Broward can handle only 32,000 votes per precinct. After that, the system starts counting backward. Why a voting system would be designed to count backward was a mystery to Broward County Mayor...