TAMARAC, Fla. (CBS12) — Authorities say a drunk man tried to steal a Tamarac Fire Rescue truck while the crew responded to an emergency call. Full Story »
DAVIE, Fla. – The first Hurricane Irma-related death to be reported in South Florida happened Thursday in Davie, authorities said.
Davie police said a 57-year-old man died after falling off a ladder while putting up shutters at a home in the Shenandoah area.
“I never seen anything like that in my life, though. So, it’s really graphic,” Austin Doan said. Full Story »
A homeless Broward County man was arrested over the weekend after authorities alleged he ran naked and intoxicated through the parking lot of a West Palm Beach Wal-Mart. Full Story »
In this video, a man is seen holding a hybrid of the Confederate Battle Flag and The Black Cross of Southern Nationalism.
The latter flag’s design was stolen from Saint Andrew’s Cross (Celtic/Christian) and repurposed by America’s neo-racists, like the ones that showed up in Charlottsville.
So that’s basically code for we’re a bunch of white supremacists who can’t stand seeing demographic shifts take place… These are essentially domestic terrorists, and are more extremist than your average “rebel flag” waving southerner who never read a history book.
The man holding this hybrid flag points his finger and says, “you’re spewing anti-southern hatred,” to which an unseen man replies with condemnations, saying “you were screaming about Jews, you were screaming about blacks, you’re a racist…”
Another man steps up and asks our flag-wielding Florida Man, “Why’d you call me a motherfucker?” Apparently he did earlier.
“Cause you’re a filthy communist,” replies the flag bearer.
The man replies, “I ain’t no Communist, bro… I’m Costa Rican…”
“Well then go back to Costa Rica!” yells the obsolete man filled with hate.
Another reply was made, and in response the flag bearer yelled “C’mon! C’mon motherfucker C’mon!” as he lunged towards the other man with the flag pole.
Police took him down before he could stabby-stabby.
The overly-stimulated crowd rejoiced over the fiasco, which probably only fed the hatred inside the man as police detained him.
The jeers and name-calling in this situation are understandable because of adrenaline, but should serve as a lesson to those watching safely at home; Hate cannot be defeated with more hate.
Everybody cool it, and don’t provoke these angry people. Instead, try talking to them. A simple “Hi, what’s your name?” in a calm tone can open a discussion of healing. If your goal is to truly eliminate racism, start with the core. Will this work for everyone? Of course not. Does that mean you shouldn’t try? Of course not. Just be nice. It makes a big difference, and it’s the only way through. Defeating others creates more hatred, because the defeated party stays angry. Analyze what you REALLY want to fix, and make sure your words and actions are useful towards achieving that goal.
That being said, it’s a proud moment when Floridians take a stand against racism and terrorists. Let’s continue standing up for what’s right while letting go of greed, hatred, and delusion.
Florida’s a beautifully diverse state, and we’re gonna keep it that way.
The original video uploaded by Jess T on Aug 30 was titled “White supremacist taken down by police at protest in Hollywood, Fl 8/30/2017” and the info read “Angry white supremacist attacks peaceful protesters at rally that supports taking down historically racist street names in Hollywood, FL.”
Authorities say a Florida police SWAT team shot and killed an armed woman who had been threatening suicide.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says a Sunrise Police SWAT team went to an apartment Friday where an armed woman had barricaded herself inside and was threatening to kill herself.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said in a press release Saturday the woman stopped communicating with officers, so the SWAT team entered the apartment. She says the officers encountered the woman and shots were fired. She died at the scene. No officers were hurt. Full Story »
This video (which was later deleted) came from a Facebook post by someone named “Austin,” who captioned it with the following:
Ok so lady in the blue sundress said something super racist about how “you know these Haitians” and sis in the gray was not having it. She then lied to the police and said the other girl started it, when everything was caught on video. Full Story »
A Florida man felt that the most opportune time to engage in a sexual act was in the middle of a burglary.
Surveillance footage shows the man backing his truck into a parking lot at Twin Lakes Pool and BBQ in Cooper City on July 27, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
The man briefly exits his vehicle and looks around before engaging in a sexual act with a passenger in his two-door silver pickup. Full Story »
One firefighter recruit has been fired and three others resigned because of a noose found hanging over a black firefighter’s seat, Pompano fire officials say.
An investigation into the noose, which was found at the Pompano Beach Fire Training Center, concluded Wednesday. Full Story »
A judge sentenced a Fort Lauderdale man to life in prison on Thursday after he confessed to disemboweling his girlfriend for screaming her ex-husband’s name during sex.
Fidel Lopez, 25, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and sexual battery to avoid the death penalty, according to WPLG.
On Sept. 20, 2015, officers responded to Lopez’s apartment in Sunrise and witnessed a horrific crime scene.
The closet door of the bedroom was ripped off its hinges, there were holes in the wall, and the sliding glass door was shattered, the police report states.
Officers found Lopez in the bathroom crying and sitting next to his girlfriend’s naked body, that was lying on the floor, covered in blood.
Lopez told detectives that he and his girlfriend were drinking in their apartment and started to have “rough sex,” WPLG reports. When he heard his girlfriend call out her ex-husband’s name twice, Lopez said that he “became a monster,” according to the arrest report.
Enraged, Lopez started breaking objects in the room and punching holes in the wall. He then went up to his girlfriend, who was lying unconscious, and “inserted several items into (her),” the report stated.
Lopez tried to wake her up by splashing water on her face, but called 911 when she stopped breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene.