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Fundraising Drive for Josie Lou Ratley

A collection drive has been formed to help provide a wheelchair-friendly home for Josie Lou Ratley, who is recovering from a savage beating.

The teen, savagely kicked multiple times in the head outside Deerfield Beach Middle School on March 17, can barely remember her ABCs and struggles with counting to 10, her mother said.

Police have charged Wayne Treacy, 15, with first-degree attempted murder. He remains in Broward County’s main jail, charged as an adult.

Another teen, Kayla Manson, 13, is charged as a principal for allegedly helping Treacy find Ratley that day.

The Fundraising will enable Josie to move into a wheelchair-friendly home. Those interested in donating are asked to call (954) 561-2626 or visit www.nvee.org

The family and friends of Josie Lou Ratley thanks everyone in advance who will participate in this fundraising.

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May 20, 2010 Posted by | Court News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Officer John Francisco Villar Jr. gives new meaning to the phrase, “Take the Money and Run.”

Officer Villar Jr, is accused of robbing a man of $131,000 was ordered held without bail at a hearing on Wednesday,

On April 28, police say, Marvin Duarte went to collect $131,000 in winnings from wages on NBA games from Leonardo Lastre. A short time later, Duarte was pulled over by Officer John Villar Jr, who was driving his unmarked police cruiser, with Fausto Villar in the passenger seat. The Villars took the money and fled, according to an arrest warrant.

May 20, 2010 Posted by | Court News | , , , , | 1 Comment

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Patrick Ambroise is killed alongside Florida Turnpike

Jonathan Garcia, 19, of Miramar, crashed into the back of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Patrick Ambroise‘s automobile, which was parked along the Florida Turnpike in Miami-Dade on Saturday evening, resulting in the death of the officer.

Mr. Garcia’s test for drugs and alcohol came back negative and the case is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, funeral arrangements have been finalized for Trooper Ambroise, who also lived in Miramar.

A public wake will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8017 NE Second Ave., Miami. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Dr., Miami Beach.

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Patrick Ambroise is survived by his wife, Roberta, and two daughters, ages 3 months and 5 years.

May 20, 2010 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , | Leave a comment

MISS ME YET? Billboard featuring Former President George W. Bush

Everyday I’m reminded of the condition that our beloved President George W. Bush left the next administration to clean up.

Do I miss you? Oh Yea!

I really miss you each time I read or hear on the news that 5,000+ prospective employees applied for 25 jobs and some started waiting in line the night before.

I miss you each time the jobless numbers rise.

I miss you when I take a peak at the county hospitals and clinics and see that the number of people has quadrupled because so many are now without employer assisted health plans.

I miss you after driving through neighborhood after neighborhood and seeing the devastation firsthand; with for sale and foreclosed homes signs everywhere.

I miss you every time I’m standing in line at the supermarket and witness the cashiers carefully going through the items a new welfare client has to put back because it’s not on the list.

I miss you as I realize that the economy will not bounce back for years to come.

Whoever advised the owner of the poster to strategically place it on I-95 South Bound, between 151st and 135th Streets, certainly gave you the most bangs for your buck. I-95, South Bound is one of the most heavily traveled expressways in Miami-Dade. It’s quite obvious that this is political posturing.

To the owner:
If you felt so strongly about what you advertised on the billboard, then, “why not own it?” Why are you using a “hit and run tactic” to get your point across. When you don’t step up, front and center, then you! as the originator of the poster, lose credibility and appear in the eyes of the public to be a coward. If this is your stance, own it! “Hit and Run” tactics are for kids not adults with serious opinions and concern for this country. Why spent all that money for nothing? It makes you a less than desirable candidate for any position servicing the public.

If you want to be a viable candidate now or in the future, come forth and claim your “MISS ME YET CROWN?”

May 20, 2010 Posted by | Keeping It Real, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment