Dec 082017
 
Sheriff’s Office Warned: "Stop Illegally Jailing Immigrants"

Compliance with detainers issued solely to investigate immigration status violates Fourth Amendment, groups say The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office must stop its unconstitutional practice of detaining immigrants so that federal authorities can investigate them for possible deportation, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU-FL) and LatinoJustice said in a letter this week.

 December 8, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 am * Featured Story *, issue #246, News 9 Responses »
Dec 082017
 
Big Win for FIRM in Fight for Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe County

by Rick Boettger……. For the first time in 10 years, Citizens Insurance has not screwed Monroe County with another scientifically and financially extortionate 10% hurricane insurance increase. At least for homeowners.  Condominium owners like me are getting our yearly shaft: the near-$7k I paid last year will go up to around $7,700, my second-largest fixed expense after the interest on my remaining mortgage. In my column on Heather Carruthers’ financial incompetence last month, I questioned whether she had brought the same level of expertise to [continue reading…]

 December 8, 2017  Posted by at 12:39 am ~ Column ~, issue #246, Rick Boettger 3 Responses »