With more than 350 mass shootings in the United States in 2015, gun violence weighs heavily in everyone’s thoughts. Having more guns brandished openly on our streets is not the answer, yet that is exactly what will happen if a very dangerous bill passes in Tallahassee this year.
Many of you might not recognize the name J. Wellington Wimpy but you may remember him simply as “Wimpy” from Popeye cartoons. Wimpy always said, “For a hamburger today, I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday.” Oddly, that reminds me of working for Broward County Public Schools,
It was a legal victory for those that back gun legislation when the Supreme Court upheld the right of a city to restrict the sale and ban of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.
After a letter writing campaign by residents asking their school board members to elect Nora Rupert as the next Vice Chair for the Broward County School Board, those wishes were denied this morning and Abby Freedman won the position 5-4.
On the anniversary of 9/11, I was inspired to write part three of my series about my experience at Media Training Day with the Coral Springs Police Department and complying in order to survive such an encounter.
During his town hall meeting in Coral Springs, U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch, discussed a recent AP news report that said “UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site.”
This report was a lie – a half truth.
In order to give the public a better understanding of what police officers encounter on a daily basis, the Coral Springs Police Department invited local media to participate in a Media Day. This event showcased nine different scenarios that placed the reporter, and in some cases, their photographers in the shoes of a police officer on routine patrol.
It seems everyday we log onto Facebook or turn on the news and see another story about cop and a suspect getting into a tussle – a situation where the general public gets to act as judge and jury in regard to a situation they know nothing about….
Each year 15,000 to 20,000 dogs and cats enter Broward County’s shelter as lost, abandoned, neglected, or mistreated through no fault of their own. Their chances of leaving the shelter alive vary by whether they are dog or cat; pretty or ugly; young or old; injured or ill.
I was born and raised here in Broward County. Growing up, I used to take the city bus from the front of St. Clements School in Wilton Manors to downtown Fort Lauderdale. At that time, I was in the 8th grade. In the Marine Corps I used to hitchhike…..