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‘Stacked against people of color;’ Review confirms Broward more punitive toward blacks

Monday, January 29th, 2018

By Josh Salman
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Vexed by a recent Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigation showing Broward County sentences blacks busted in drug-free zones to more prison time than whites, prosecutors disputed the findings.The newspaper must have erred, they said. But a monthlong review by the Herald-Tribune and State Attorney’s Office found Broward County’s own records are riddled with errors…
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Broward Outreach shelter yanks welcome mat for mental health court referrals

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

By Noreen Marcus
FloridaBulldog.org
When homeless people turn up in Broward County’s mental health court, Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren does everything she can to keep them out of jail. One of the court’s few options was sending them to a Broward Outreach Center homeless shelter. But earlier this month, days after BOC told the judge it would no longer accept her referrals, she had visions of rootless, disturbed people being forced to grapple alone with a tough, lottery-like system to apply for a bed.
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Broward chief judge leads push to release from jail nonviolent poor who can’t make bail

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Concerned that poor people charged with minor, nonviolent offenses who can’t post bond are clogging the jail at taxpayers’ expense, Broward Chief Judge Jack Tuter is spearheading a push to release more of them before trial.
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Hollywood targets hundreds arrested for domestic violence, public defender cries foul

Monday, April 10th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Hollywood police have sent letters to hundreds of residents arrested for domestic violence threatening to target them for enhanced “scrutiny and/or penalties” and “unannounced police checks on your residence.”
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