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Florida Politicos React To Historic U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Gay Marriage

A monumental victory for gay, lesbian and transgender couples around the country is a major blow for the Republican Party and conservatives in the United States.

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Indiana Man Sues FDLE Over Murder Conviction State Supreme Court Threw Out

An Indiana man, whose 2011 murder conviction was overturned last year by the Florida Supreme Court, is suing the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, three agency employees and a Sumter County assistant state attorney for violating his civil rights.

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Kentucky Justice? Kicked Out of the Commonwealth

The decision by Carrollton police to ship an emotionally disturbed man by bus to Florida has prompted a state attorney general’s investigation — and has renewed interest in the centuries-old practice of banishment. It’s illegal in Kentucky. But it still happens.

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Police in Kentucky Town Ship Mentally Ill Man to Florida, Defying Judge’s Order

A Kentucky judge ordered police to send a troubled local man to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. But police had other plans for dealing with their petty crime problem. They sprung him from jail and put him on a bus to Florida.

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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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