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Weekly News update from KB Independent

Nov. 13, 2023

“It’s out of control” Condo reform gaining steam in Tallahassee
After a workshop on condo fraud and corruption ended on Friday, dozens of residents of high-rises throughout South Florida swarmed the podium. They wanted to tell their tale of woe about their condo board to either State. Sen Jason Pizzo or Miami-Dade Asst. State Attorney John Perikles.Some talked about how condo boards got perks from vendors. Others spoke about how elections were stolen. Many talked about how they could not get financial records from boards. Read more
“It’s out of control” Condo reform gaining steam in Tallahassee
After a workshop on condo fraud and corruption ended on Friday, dozens of residents of high-rises throughout South Florida swarmed the podium. They wanted to tell their tale of woe about their condo board to either State. Sen Jason Pizzo or Miami-Dade Asst. State Attorney John Perikles.Some talked about how condo boards got perks from vendors. Others spoke about how elections were stolen. Many talked about how they could not get financial records from boards. Read more
Lighthouse Run draws 1,070 to Key Biscayne
One in five participants in the races were under the age of 18, a trend of strong youth participation that’s held steady in recent years, said race chair Marco Gomez.  Read more.
Lighthouse Run draws 1,070 to Key Biscayne
One in five participants in the races were under the age of 18, a trend of strong youth participation that’s held steady in recent years, said race chair Marco Gomez.  Read more.
Former top Ramirez to return as advisor following suicide attempt
Former Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez– whose July suicide attempt upended Mayor’s Daniella Levine Cava’s public safety administration – will return to Miami-Dade County government as an advisor.In appointing a number of public safety positions, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a news release that Ramirez will serve as a senior advisor for policing and transition. Read More Read more.
Former top Ramirez to return as advisor following suicide attempt
Former Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez– whose July suicide attempt upended Mayor’s Daniella Levine Cava’s public safety administration – will return to Miami-Dade County government as an advisor.In appointing a number of public safety positions, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a news release that Ramirez will serve as a senior advisor for policing and transition. Read More Read more.
Podcast: State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle says domestic violence remains top killer of women
When just a prosecutor in the early 1990s, Katherine Fernandez Rundle said a judge told a domestic violence victim she was lucky her husband missed when he tried to shoot her.“ It was the mindset of a lot of folks. And it wasn’t just the judiciary, it was everybody. So that meant we had to go on a learning curve,” said Fernandez Rundle speaking on the Anti-Social podcast.Now the top prosecutor in Miami-Dade for three decades,Listen to Podcast .
Podcast: State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle says domestic violence remains top killer of women
When just a prosecutor in the early 1990s, Katherine Fernandez Rundle said a judge told a domestic violence victim she was lucky her husband missed when he tried to shoot her.“ It was the mindset of a lot of folks. And it wasn’t just the judiciary, it was everybody. So that meant we had to go on a learning curve,” said Fernandez Rundle speaking on the Anti-Social podcast.Now the top prosecutor in Miami-Dade for three decades,Listen to Podcast .
Domestic violence case involving DCF worker comes with conflicting accounts — and many questions
The day before a mother was arrested for allegedly striking a child caseworker and kicking two Key Biscayne police officers, her husband was charged with battery after a fight that left facial marks and other bruises on her, according to law enforcement records. Read more.
Domestic violence case involving DCF worker comes with conflicting accounts — and many questions
The day before a mother was arrested for allegedly striking a child caseworker and kicking two Key Biscayne police officers, her husband was charged with battery after a fight that left facial marks and other bruises on her, according to law enforcement records. Read more.
Supreme Court seems likely to uphold gun law protecting domestic violence victims
The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to preserve a federal law that prohibits people under domestic violence restraining orders from having guns. In their first gun case since last year’s expansion of gun rights, the justices suggested that they will reverse a ruling from an appeals court in New Orleans that struck down the 1994 ban on firearms for people under court order to stay away from their spouses or partners. Read more.
Supreme Court seems likely to uphold gun law protecting domestic violence victims
The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to preserve a federal law that prohibits people under domestic violence restraining orders from having guns. In their first gun case since last year’s expansion of gun rights, the justices suggested that they will reverse a ruling from an appeals court in New Orleans that struck down the 1994 ban on firearms for people under court order to stay away from their spouses or partners. Read more.


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In Miami debate, GOP candidates hit Trump, back Israel
There was hardly a robust takedown of Trump, who remains popular among the GOP base and hosted a rival event Wednesday. But DeSantis was the most forceful. Read more.
In Miami debate, GOP candidates hit Trump, back Israel
There was hardly a robust takedown of Trump, who remains popular among the GOP base and hosted a rival event Wednesday. But DeSantis was the most forceful. Read more.

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The Great Grift: COVID-19 fraudster bought private Fla. island
An AP review of hundreds of pandemic fraud cases presents a picture of thieves and scam artists who spent lavishly on houses, luxury watches and diamond jewelry, Lamborghinis and other…
The Great Grift: COVID-19 fraudster bought private Fla. island
An AP review of hundreds of pandemic fraud cases presents a picture of thieves and scam artists who spent lavishly on houses, luxury watches and diamond jewelry, Lamborghinis and other…
Taylor Swift’s Argentina concert takes political turn
“A Swiftie Doesn’t Vote Milei,” read one of the posters, using the term commonly used to describe fans of the 12-time Grammy winner.
Taylor Swift’s Argentina concert takes political turn
“A Swiftie Doesn’t Vote Milei,” read one of the posters, using the term commonly used to describe fans of the 12-time Grammy winner.
Trump plans mass deportation raids, mass firings
He says he would immediately direct U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to undertake the largest domestic deportation operation in American history.
Trump plans mass deportation raids, mass firings
He says he would immediately direct U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to undertake the largest domestic deportation operation in American history.
Runoffs set in Miami, Miami Beach
Alex Diaz de la Portilla , who is facing charges of money laundering and official misconduct, was headed to a run-off against Miguel Angel Gabela for the Miami District 1 seat.
Runoffs set in Miami, Miami Beach
Alex Diaz de la Portilla , who is facing charges of money laundering and official misconduct, was headed to a run-off against Miguel Angel Gabela for the Miami District 1 seat.
Dems win big, abortion top issue
Abortion rights supporters won an Ohio ballot measure and the Democratic governor of beet-red Kentucky held onto his office by campaigning on reproductive rights and painting his opponent as extremist.…
Dems win big, abortion top issue
Abortion rights supporters won an Ohio ballot measure and the Democratic governor of beet-red Kentucky held onto his office by campaigning on reproductive rights and painting his opponent as extremist.…


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