Crime


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Orlando LGBTQ Activists Gather to Mourn Colorado Victims of Hate Crime

"Thanksgiving tables will have empty chairs this week. Holidays will have missing faces. These are the costs of hate violence," Equality Florida said in a statement.

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Five Years After Pulse: There Is No Set Time to Heal.

We spoke with a survivor, a Florida representative, and a psychologist about the needs of those who are alive to tell about that horrific night in Orlando.

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How Florida’s Cash Bail System Hurts Communities of Color

In Florida, cash bail system critics see it as “criminalizing” poverty and bloating jail populations, as those who cannot pay bail can be stuck in jail awaiting trial, sometimes for months or years.

Roberto, a 24-year-old street vendor, said he continues to work because he hasn’t been able to find another job.
Being a Street Vendor Is Becoming a Dangerous Job for Latinos Across the Country

“We are good people, we come here to work. We don’t do bad things. Please help us by purchasing something.”

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FBI: Hate Crimes Against Latinos Increased More Than 8% in 2019

"Our communities, especially those most affected by hate crimes such as the Latino community, deserve better," Rep. Sylvia García said.

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Beloved Activist Nilda Álvarez Took a Stand Against Femicide in Puerto Rico. Now She’s One of the Latest Victims.

As of Nov. 18th, 42 women have been murdered on the island so far this year.

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Federal Prosecutors Are Ramping up Efforts to Tackle Corruption in Puerto Rico

The head of local federal prosecutors said he has assigned attorneys to investigate corruption, including money laundering, violent crimes, suspicious financial activities, and child pornography.