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Cities and counties right to relax pot laws

Broward County commissionersunanimously approved a plan last week to draft an ordinance giving police the option to issue civil citations to individuals carrying small amounts of weed instead of making an arrest. It’s a common-sense approach to marijuana possession that Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, Miami Beach and Hallandale Beach…




Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones

Florida DOC must root out corruption

Florida’s Department of Corrections says it “welcomes” the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the death of Darren Rainey, a 50-year-old inmate scalded until his skin peeled in a shower rigged to torture inmates at Dade Correctional Institution. Hard to fathom DOC welcoming a federal investigation when the…