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Miami Sports Marketing Firm Doled Out More Than $40 Million In Bribes To Soccer Officials, Feds Claim

As news spread of the massive racketeering and corruption indictment against 14 top world soccer executives it didn’t take long for a direct connection to Miami — the American Casablanca — to emerge.

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FDLE: Crime Down, Except Rape, with Tallahassee Topping the List

In 2014, all state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies combined reported 7,104 forcible rapes, 365 more than the prior year.

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In Cities Statewide, Black Police Officers Underrepresented on Streets

An FCIR analysis shows racial disparities exist throughout Florida.

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To Catch the Devil

Trevor Aaronson of FCIR expanded his reporting on FBI terrorism informant Robert Childs, now living in Key West, into a profile for Foreign Policy magazine.

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Florida’s Smallest Police Departments Get MRAPs

The U.S. Department of Defense has provided 47 mine-resistant armored vehicles, also known as MRAPs, to dozens of police agencies throughout the state.

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Visualized: Police Militarization in Florida

Since 2010, civilian law enforcement agencies in Florida have received more than $289 million worth of surplus military gear designed for wartime scenarios.

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The DEA’s Castoff

A former Colombian drug trafficker spent decades working undercover for the United States. Now, the government informant says he faces deportation, which could prove deadly.

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The Sting

Trevor Aaronson of FCIR reveals in The Intercept how confidential FBI documents provide a rare glimpse inside a counterterrorism sting operation.

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FCIR Executive Director on HuffPost Live Panel

Trevor Aaronson joined former FBI Special Agent Peter Ahearn and law professor Wadie Said in a discussion about the FBI’s use of informants in counterterrorism operations.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Injured Postal Worker’s Claim

A federal judge in New York threw out a lawsuit on Feb. 26 filed by an injured U.S. Postal Service worker from Orlando who became seriously ill after handling a package that was leaking a noxious chemical.

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