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Mom gets stolen daughter's ashes back

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Miami Herald Staff Jennifer Lebovich has the story.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 09:19 AM on July 25, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

4 boys charged in 8-year-old girl rape

  AP- Four boys ages 9 to 14 enticed an 8-year-old girl to follow them to a shed, so they could give her bubble gum. They then attacked her and raped her for about 10 to 15 minutes. 

Some one who heard her horrific screams called police. The little girl is in the care of Child Protective Services in Arizona after being shunned by her parents, who say she brought shame on the family. The children are immigrants from Liberia who resided in Phoenix, Arizona. Here is the story. 

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Hialeah cops escort little princess

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Raw Video: Man tasered for lunging at deputy

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Police hunt for drug dealers in Opa-Locka

Operation Safe Garden is on in Opa-Locka. Who comes up with these names? 

A Miami-Dade police press release warned this means police will be arresting both buyers and dealers in Opa-Locka.

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Police looking for horse killer

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Teens accused of impersonating police

A group of Florida teens is being accused of robbing a Ford Escape and using a flashing blue light and fake guns to stop at least three drivers to rob them. Here is the story.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 01:30 PM on July 23, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Clues of a shark's journey to Overtown

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This is what Sandy L. Goodrich found while riding a Metromover in downtown Miami. She sent this picture to the Miami Herald's Dave Barry. The same six-foot shark later appeared on surveillance video, as a man is seen riding a bicycle, while dragging it on the street.

Miami Herald Staff Jennifer Lebovich has the story.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 12:14 PM on July 23, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Obama: Cambridge police acted stupidly

Cambridge Sgt. James M Crowley told a FOX reporter that he does not plan to apologize for arresting President Barack Obama's friend. 

"I know what I did was right. I have nothing to apologize for," said Crowley.
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Obama said on Wednesday night that police acted "stupidly" in the arrest of prominent black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

23gates_mug_190 Gates Jr., director of Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, was arrested after a neighbor confused him with a burglar.

In a statement, Gates Jr.'s attorney said his client had just arrived from China where he had been working on a PBS documentary entitled "Faces of America."

While unable to open his front door, Gates entered his home through a back door, turned off his alarm, and asked his driver to help him open the front door.

A neighbor who saw the two men struggling with the door called police and said that "two black males with backpacks" were breaking into a house. Police showed up to make an arrest. 

"My understanding is that Professor Gates then shows his I.D. to show that this is his house, and at that point he gets arrested for disorderly conduct," said Obama.

The police report states Gates Jr. called the Sgt. a racist and shouted while led away in handcuffs: "This is what happens to black men in America!"

Gates Jr. said he is not ready to forgive Crowley for the fabrications in the police report.

Gates Jr.'s attorney said his client spent four hours in jail and was released that evening. The charges were later dropped, the Cambridge Mayor issued an apology, and Cambridge police called the arrest "regrettable and unfortunate."

Crowley maybe considering to sue Gates for defamation, ABC is reporting. His record also shows a black police commissioner once picked him to teach recruits how to avoid racial profiling.

"I am not a racist," said Crowley in a Boston Globe report.

Crowley, 42, said he once tried to save the life of another prominent African-American man. When Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis collapsed, and had no pulse while practicing at a gym, Crowley performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lewis died.

Some of Crowley's colleagues told a Globe reporter that “racism is not part of it, and that is what is frustrating. The fact that the police department dropped the charges makes the police officer look like he is wrong.’’

Obama said he wasn't sure if race played a part in Gates Jr.'s arrest, but added that despite racial progress in the U.S. blacks and Hispanics are still singled out unfairly for arrest. 

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Watch a video of an expert discussing the arrest.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 09:42 AM on July 23, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Rabbies and mayors arrested for money laundering

30 suspects, including the mayors of two major New Jersey cities and an assemblyman, are under arrest Thursday as part of a major corruption and international money laundering conspiracy probe, Here is the story.

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An FBI agent arrives with an unidentified suspect in a major corruption and international money laundering conspiracy probe Thursday morning, July 23, 2009 at the FBI's Newark, N.J. office. (AP Photo/Bergen Record, David Bergeland)

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