DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. The big picture: The decline in reporting hurts efforts to accurately document violence against Asian Americans, Black Americans, and LGBTQ+ people, advocates and DOJContinue reading “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes”

Florida Senate committee passes “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would bar LGBTQ discussions in schools

The Florida Senate Education Committee passed a controversial bill on Tuesday that would bar school districts from encouraging classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity. The Parental Rights in Education bill, commonly referred to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its critics, would apply to such topics in primary grade levels, as well asContinue reading “Florida Senate committee passes “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would bar LGBTQ discussions in schools”

Former Marine, sheriff’s lieutenant charged in Capitol riot

Julio Cesar Chang is facing four misdemeanor charges for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6. A former U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and police lieutenant was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol Building as part of a pro-Trump mob on January 6. Julio Cesar Chang, of Miami,Continue reading “Former Marine, sheriff’s lieutenant charged in Capitol riot”

Records Show Defendant in ‘Ghost’ Candidate Case Worked for Powerful GOP Operative

Records show Frank Artiles had an exclusive political contract with Data Targeting, Inc., whose owner is a powerful Republican political operative based in Gainesville A former lawmaker accused of violating election law was working for a powerful Republican political operative, according to court records released before the case goes to trial.  Prosecutors in the Miami-DadeContinue reading “Records Show Defendant in ‘Ghost’ Candidate Case Worked for Powerful GOP Operative”

Former Haiti gov’t officials identified as latest suspects in president’s assassination

A former Haitian senator, a fired government official and an informant for the U.S. government are the latest suspects identified as part of a sweeping investigation into the killing of President Jovenel Moise. The men are among five fugitives whom police say are armed and dangerous as they continued Wednesday to track down those suspected in theContinue reading “Former Haiti gov’t officials identified as latest suspects in president’s assassination”

Former U.S. drug agency informant arrested in Haiti assassination, DEA source says

One of the Haitian-American men arrested on suspicion of taking part in the assassination of Haiti’s president last week had been an informant to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, a DEA official said on Monday. Haitian authorities last week arrested two Haitian-American men, Joseph Vincent, 55, and James Solages, 35, and charged them with joiningContinue reading “Former U.S. drug agency informant arrested in Haiti assassination, DEA source says”

Haiti: Key suspect arrested over assassination of President Moise

The suspect, who is accused of working with the men who carried out the assassination, is a Haitian national living in Florida and claims to be a doctor. He was critical of the corruption among Haitian leaders. Police in Haiti arrested a man on Sunday who is accused of being a key figure in theContinue reading “Haiti: Key suspect arrested over assassination of President Moise”

Colombians held in Haitian president’s assassination claim ties to Miami-area security firm

The Miami area is looming ever larger as investigators question the men held in the plot to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Seventeen Colombians and two Haitian Americans from South Florida are in custody in Haiti. A person who interviewed the detained Colombians in Haiti told the Miami Herald that the men claimed to haveContinue reading “Colombians held in Haitian president’s assassination claim ties to Miami-area security firm”

A ‘Colossal’ Ransomware Attack Hits Hundreds Of U.S. Companies, A Security Firm Says

A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident. The REvil gang, a major Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate, appears to be behind the attack, said John Hammond of the security firm Huntress Labs. He said the criminals targeted aContinue reading “A ‘Colossal’ Ransomware Attack Hits Hundreds Of U.S. Companies, A Security Firm Says”

Martin Luther King III, Al Sharpton to hold nationwide march against voter suppression

Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Al Sharpton will hold a nationwide march against voter suppression on Aug. 28 — the 58th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. The event, dubbed “March On for Voting Rights,” comes as legislatures across the country move to tighten up voting rules. Just under 390 bills have been introduced acrossContinue reading “Martin Luther King III, Al Sharpton to hold nationwide march against voter suppression”

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started