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Shaq’s $2,500 Fund Raiser For Broward’s Sheriff

Shaq’s $2,500 Fund Raiser For Broward’s Sheriff

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 28, 2015 – Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has some high profile friends. Late last year, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler co-hosted a re-election fund raiser for Israel. The connection was Richie Supra, the former Aerosmith guitarist who now lives in Plantation and who performed at Israel’s swearing in ceremony. Aerosmith fans paid $1,000-a-head to mix with Tyler, Supra….and Israel. Now another friend of the sheriff’s, retired basketball star Shaquelle O’Neal, is headlining a $2,500-per-person fundraiser […]

“Mystery Man” Running For Broward Sheriff: I’m Only True Democrat

“Mystery Man” Running For Broward Sheriff: I’m Only True Democrat

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com,June 24, 2015 – In his first message to voters, Edison Jules, the “Mystery Man” running against Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, claims to be the only “true Democrat” in the race. Follwing a month of stories revealing his controversial law enforcement career in Ohio, Jules launched a website and Facebook page promoting his controversial bid for the 2016 Democrat nomination for Broward Sheriff. Jules highlights his Haitian heritage, political skills and police work as reasons Broward voters should support […]

by · June 24, 2015 · Broward County, Crime, election, News, Politics
Sgt. Willie Jones

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Gets Another Democrat Opponent

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 18, 2015 – On Tuesday, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel picked up another Democrat challenger when Willie Jones of Coconut Creek filed his campaign paperwork. Jones is the second Democrat running against Israel. “Mystery Man” Edison Jules of Ohio/NY/Florida entered the race last month. Last January, the Westside Gazette published a glowing review of Jones’ retirement from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. ” Citations, proclamations and reflections were heartfelt and varied, coming from dignitaries such as former Pompano Beach Commissioner Woodrow […]

Broward Supervisor Of Elections Headlined Partisan Discussion For Potential Candidates

Broward Supervisor Of Elections Headlined Partisan Discussion For Potential Candidates

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 18, 2015 – In another stunning example of partisan behavior, Broward Supervisor of Elections (SOE) Brenda Snipes headlined a Democrat panel for political candidates at a conference organized by her office’s attorney. Snipes was the part of the “Running for Office and Promoting Issue-Based Campaigns” session at the 2014 South Florida Women Of Color Empowerment Conference in Fort Lauderdale. As REDBROWARD reported last week, the group is the brainchild of Burnadette Norris Weeks, Snipes’ “right-hand” private contract […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Broward County, Featured, News, Politics
Broward Candidate Files Late, Tells State She Lives Outside House District

Broward Candidate Files Late, Tells State She Lives Outside House District

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 16, 2015 – Nearly one month after it was due, Florida House District 95 candidate Roxanne Y. Valies finally filed her April 2015 campaign financial report. Last month, REDBROWARD reported on the May 12th “Fail To File” letter from the Florida Division of Elections ordering her to explain why her report was not filed. Valies would be fined $50 a day for the first three days the report is late. If the report is not filed after three […]

Tilted Kilt Invitation

Candidate Cancels Fundraiser At “Breastaurant”

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 15, 2015 – This can be chalked up to the “What Was She Thinking” category. Judicial candidate Lea Krauss has cancelled plans to hold her campaign kickoff at a Fort Lauderdale “breastaurant” that features scantly clad, flirty waitresses. The invitation for the kickoff disappeared from Krauss’ Facebook page shortly after Browardbeat.com e-mailed her with a question about the fundraiser. The event at the Tilted Kilt was replaced with one at a Fort Lauderdale […]

Mystery Broward Sheriff Candidate Gives Campaign $500 Cash

Mystery Broward Sheriff Candidate Gives Campaign $500 Cash

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 13, 2015 – Florida election law prohibits candidates from accepting cash contributions over fifty dollars. Section 106.09(1)(a) states, “A person may not make an aggregate cash contribution…to the same candidate or committee in excess of $50 per election.” According to the law, anyone who accepts more than $50 in cash, “commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.” Accepting more than $5000 is a felony. According to his latest campaign financial report filed with the Broward Supervisor of Elections […]

Chief Donald DiPetrillo

School Board Accused Of Ignoring Fire Safety

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 12, 2015 – When the Broward County School Board wanted voters to approve $800 million in new bonds, they said, “Protecting Children’s safety should be a top priority.” Those exact words were on campaign literature and on their lips…repeatedly… as they promised some of the bond money would go towards improving safety in schools. Now it is six months since voters approved the bonds and School Board members clearly have changed their tune. […]

Doral College executives, State Sen. Anitere Flores, left and Rep. Manny Diaz Jr.

Connections, conflicts and $600K in deal criticized by Miami-Dade schools auditor

By Francisco Alvarado, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 11, 2015 – Since 2013, a non-accredited college employing two Miami-Dade state legislators as its top executives has collected $600,000 in state charter school funds for offering high school students virtually worthless two-year degrees. The arrangement has drawn criticism from Miami-Dade Public Schools Chief Auditor Jose Montes de Oca, who questioned charter school spending for Doral College’s dual enrollment program, according to a report presented to members of the school board’s audit committee […]

Dr. Brenda Snipes

Broward Supervisor of Elections remains under fire

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 9, 2015 – Broward’s Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, is under fire from County Commissioners concerning  the SOEs private attorney SOE Burnadette Norris Weeks. EyesOnNews.com has previously posted some stories from RedBroward and BrowardBeat. Both publications have posted several updated stories. We’re sure there will be more articles in the days to come. Below are excerpts from the postings and a link to the full articles: Election Office Atty Strikes Back At Criticism Posted by Buddy […]

Dale Holness, left,at Airport Convention with Burnadette Norris Weeks

Clueless: Broward Elections Chief Unaware Her Lawyer Gave Money To Candidates

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 8, 2015 – Under tough questioning from County Commissioner Mark Bogen, Broward Supervisor Of Elections (SOE) Brenda Snipes admitted she was unaware her “right hand lawyer” gave money to candidates with legal matters involving her office. Snipes’ comments came during a budget workshop with Broward County Commissioners earlier this week. While controversial County Commissioner Dale Holness told Snipes she was doing a “great job,” other commissioners questioned Snipes’ budget, early voting plans and methods to increase […]

Dr. Brenda Snipes

Some Commissioners Fed Up With Broward Elections Chief

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 8, 2015 – It was Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes’ turn in the barrel last week. Snipes got grilled – her word for the 30-minute cross-examination was “bullied” – by Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen on Tuesday. Like a prosecutor questioning a murderer, Bogen started out something like this: “Would you agree the most important thing for any supervisor is to run efficient and impartial elections?” It went downhill from there for Snipes. […]