ACLU http://blog.wlrn.org en Another School Choice In Florida: Single-Sex Classrooms http://blog.wlrn.org/post/another-school-choice-florida-single-sex-classrooms <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">A handful of public schools in Florida have either all-girls or all-boys classrooms.&nbsp;More could be coming.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:03:44 +0000 Gina Jordan 26379 at http://blog.wlrn.org Another School Choice In Florida: Single-Sex Classrooms In Florida, 'Revenge Porn' Is A Moving Target http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-revenge-porn-moving-target <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lovers in happy times often take intimate photos and videos of each other. But after an angry break-up, those images can become weapons.</span></p><p>It happened to Holly Jacobs, a Ph.D.-level researcher who lives in Florida. A month after her break-up, someone -- and she suspects her ex-boyfriend -- posted nude pictures and sex videos of her all over the Internet, sometimes on specialty "revenge&nbsp;porn" web sites.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:56:42 +0000 Rick Stone 24411 at http://blog.wlrn.org In Florida, 'Revenge Porn' Is A Moving Target Prosecutors Clear Cop Who Allegedly Threatened Suspect In Bathtub With Taser http://blog.wlrn.org/post/prosecutors-clear-cop-who-allegedly-threatened-suspect-bathtub-taser <p>A Coconut Creek police officer who held an activated Taser stun gun at the ready while questioning a frightened 19-year-old theft suspect he made stand in a bathtub won’t be charged with a crime.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civil rights advocates call Officer James </span>Yacobellis’<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;interrogation of Blake L. Robinson on Aug. 15, 2011, a disturbing example of police misconduct akin to torture.</span></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:01:44 +0000 Dan Christensen BrowardBulldog.org 10066 at http://blog.wlrn.org Prosecutors Clear Cop Who Allegedly Threatened Suspect In Bathtub With Taser Dade Commission's Polarizing Call To Prayer http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dade-commissions-polarizing-call-prayer <p>The Miami-Dade County Commission’s <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/prayer-back-miami-dade-commission-meetings">8-3 decision to reinstate spoken prayer</a> before its official meetings is sparking passionate responses on both sides of the issue.&nbsp;</p><p>A sponsor of the bill to bring back spoken prayer, Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, called it a matter of "freedom of speech," while Commissioner Sally Heyman, part of the trio opposed to the measure, said it was "unfair to members of the community to be subjected to a religious point of view."&nbsp; Since 2004, the commission has opened its meetings with a moment of silence during which commissioners and the public could do as they pleased.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 5890 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dade Commission's Polarizing Call To Prayer Prayer Is Back At Miami-Dade Commission Meetings http://blog.wlrn.org/post/prayer-back-miami-dade-commission-meetings <p></p><p>Prayer is coming back to Miami-Dade County Commission meetings starting Dec. 18.</p><p>In a 8-3 vote on Tuesday, commissioners signed off on a change to a current rule that only allowed for a moment of silence before meetings.</p><p>Now, commissioners will be able to invite a religious leader of their choosing or a fellow commissioner &nbsp;to lead everyone in a prayer before each meeting.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5744 at http://blog.wlrn.org Prayer Is Back At Miami-Dade Commission Meetings