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Community Outrage Over Arrest of Autistic Boy

Community Outrage Over Arrest of Autistic Boy

Many times, when an arrest occurs and hits the media, the community has the ability to influence the outcome of the case. When community members believe that the arrest was wrongfully conducted, people band together online or even in public in an attempt to rectify the situation. In this case, a 12-year-old boy was arrested for shoplifting. The catch is that the boy has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a highly-functioning level of autism. The mother of the child used Facebook to garner support from the community of people who understand the difficulty of raising a child with autism. Wrongful Arrest in Boynton Beach According to an article in WPTV News, Boynton Beach police this week arrested a boy with autism on shoplifting charges. A Spencer Gifts store employee called… […]

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Officer Arrested for Illegal Arrest in Broward County

Officer Arrested for Illegal Arrest in Broward County

When officers of the law are arrested, the public usually sees the case on the news because officers generally always fight the charges. This is usually because if they are convicted, they will never again be able to be officers of the law. In Broward County, a Sheriff’s deputy is facing this dilemma after conducting a suspicious arrest while off duty. His accuser allegedly has a video recording of the incident. Road Rage in Broward County Paul Pletcher, 37, is a Broward Sheriff’s deputy has been under investigation for several months after a woman called 911 saying he had pulled her over, screamed profanity and racial slurs, restrained her then stole her cell phone. Pletcher has been charged with four criminal charges including burglary, battery, criminal mischief and petty theft.… […]

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How Your Arrest Could be Thrown Out in Palm Beach County

How Your Arrest Could be Thrown Out in Palm Beach County

If you have been arrested anytime between now and 2008 by a law enforcement officer representing the Ocean Ridge Police Department or the Riviera Beach department, your arrestrecord, citation, or ticket could be thrown out. This new development was sparked when a news investigator learned that a new law passed in 2008 was overlooked by both police departments. The law Palm Beach Post reporter Cynthia Roldan discovered that in 2008 a new law was passed requiring firearms instructors to be certified by the state. However, the Ocean Ridge Police Department and the Riviera Beach Police Department never got the memo – and never got certified. The compounded effect means that police officers who have been issuing citations and conducting arrests for the last few years were uncertified, rendering all arrests… […]

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