Family still awaits answers year after son killed by Taser – Sun Sentinel

Assistant State Attorney Brian Cavanagh said the case had been delayed due to the retirement of the prosecutor assigned to it, and has been reassigned to a team that expects to present findings to a grand jury in the coming months.   "The family is obviously disappointed the State Attorney's Office has not moved this case further," family attorney Jarrett Blakeley said. "We can't see any evidence they are investigating or actually doing anything. If we saw they were doing something, it would be easier to be patient. But we haven't heard anything. We don't understand why it's taking this long. This couldn't be a bigger tragedy for this family."   The family has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court seeking damages for assault and a wrongful death, arguing that police had a "violent overreaction" because Reid is black and Wynmoor is predominantly white.   An internal investigation by the police department found no wrongdoing by the four officers involved, bu…
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Beyonce to kick off ‘Formation’ world tour in Miami – southflorida.com

Beyonce performed the song during the halftime show accompanied by a platoon of female dancers in Black Panthers-style berets, a powerful balance to the otherwise unremarkable-for-the-Super-Bowl showbiz of Coldplay and Bruno Mars.   The Formation tour takes its name from the powerful new song Beyonce released on Saturday, a sassy and explicit expression of pride in her family’s roots in Alabama and Louisiana, with striking allusions to police violence and Hurricane Katrina.   The tour is the first since she and husband Jay-Z opened their 2014 co-headlining On the Run summer tour at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. Beyonce’s 2013 Mrs. Carter Tour sold out two South Florida shows, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise and Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena.   Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at LiveNation.com, with presales (fan club and American Express card holders) beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9. Tickets will cost $40-$300.   Beyonce will begin her…
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Family still awaits answers year after son killed by Taser – Sun Sentinel

Assistant State Attorney Brian Cavanagh said the case had been delayed due to the retirement of the prosecutor assigned to it, and has been reassigned to a team that expects to present findings to a grand jury in the coming months.   "The family is obviously disappointed the State Attorney's Office has not moved this case further," family attorney Jarrett Blakeley said. "We can't see any evidence they are investigating or actually doing anything. If we saw they were doing something, it would be easier to be patient. But we haven't heard anything. We don't understand why it's taking this long. This couldn't be a bigger tragedy for this family."   The family has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court seeking damages for assault and a wrongful death, arguing that police had a "violent overreaction" because Reid is black and Wynmoor is predominantly white.   An internal investigation by the police department found no wrongdoing by the four officers involved, bu…
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Delray considers banning retail sale of dogs, cats in pet stores – Sun Sentinel

Local cities such as Palm Beach Gardens and Sunrise passed rule changes, which were challenged in court by local pet stores. In both lawsuits, the court sided with the city and ruled the ordinances were constitutional. The idea to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats in the city was first proposed in April 2014. Commissioners began the process to implement a rule change in June 2014, but postponed adopting the rule in July. The delay came after the city's legal team asked to review the proposed law to make sure if it was constitutional. Pet stores in the city currently selling non-rescue dogs and cats will have six months to comply with the new rule. The stores selling animals must post a certificate that provides a description of the cat or dog proving it is from a shelter or rescue operation. The rule is aimed at curbing the practice of pet stores selling animals that come from so-called puppy and #kitten mills, where animals are bred in substandard conditions. It is also …
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Lawyer banned from Broward jail after inmate-sex allegation – Sun Sentinel

It appears Mishali will not face criminal charges for the alleged tryst, but by Thursday afternoon the incident had triggered an emergency hearing before a Broward judge, an investigation by the Florida Bar and Mishali’s banishment from all five Broward jails.   Granda is jailed on four felony charges including two counts of attempted murder, records show. He was released from a Florida prison in March 2012 after serving the majority of a four-year sentence for a conviction on two counts of attempted murder in Miami-Dade County.   A jail deputy walked in on #Jessica Mishali, 35, and her client, convicted felon #Ysreal Granda, 26, about 3 p.m. Wednesday and saw the pair “engaged in what appeared to be sexual intercourse,” a police report said.   A defense lawyer has been banished from all five Broward jails after a deputy saw her bent over a table apparently having sex with an inmate in an interview room at the Main Jail, authorities said.   Defense l…
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