Tales of a Bondsman: Crime News & Stories

Former Florida Officer Found Guilty of Slaying Corey Jones

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The former Florida cop, Nouman Raja, found guilty for the slaying of Corey Jones in 2015. Jones was killed during a fatal shooting while stranded along hwy

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US Visitors May Have to Start Sharing Social Media PWs

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John Kelly, Homeland Security secretary has proposed that international visitors be required to reveal their social media passwords before allowing them into ....

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Feds Seize Millions of Dollars Worth of Cocaine in NY

cocaine seizure in New Jersey

About 3200 pounds of cocaine was seized at the Port of New York/Newark by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard on Feb 28....

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Former 'School of Rock' Star Arrested for Stealing

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Former child actor, Joey Gaydos Jr, best known for his role in 'School of Rock' was arrested for stealing more than $3000 worth of music equipment. 

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Man Wrongly Imprisoned for 39 Yrs Gets $21 Million

craig coley released after imprisoned for almost 40 yrs

Craig Coley was released after almost spending 40 years behind bars. He was charged with murder for killing his girlfriend and 4-yr-old son. DNA evidence

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Drugmaker in Hot Water for Paying Off DRs & Lying to Insur

prescription drug companies and opioid crisis

The founder of the drug company, Insys, have been accused of paying of doctors and lying to insurance companies to push fentanyl products to unqualified patients.

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FL Mayor Arrested After Shots Fired at SWAT

New Port Richey Mayor Arrested

Mayor Dale Massad is charged with attempted murder after shooting at Pasco County SWAT team. Massad was treating people at his home even ...

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Florida Man Arrested for Beating 8-Yr-Old with Belt

arrested for child abuse

A man was arrested for child abuse after Pasco County deputies reported that he hit a child with a belt to discipline her. The arrest report says he injured the ...

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FL Student Faces Charges After Refusing to Stand for Pledge

Tampa 6th grader arrested

A Tampa 6th grader was arrested for refusing to leave class after the administrator had told him to leave more than 20 times. The student then..

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Did Jim Morrison Really Unzip it On-Stage in Miami 50 yrs Ago?

Jim Morrison of 'The Doors' - Did Jim expose himself?

After 50 years, the criminal justice system reevaluating the criminal charge against Jim Morrison for unzipping during a concert. Did he do it? A member of the band says......

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Everything You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana Now

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The shifting legal landscape for marijuana around the United States may leave you with a lot of questions: What exactly is legal in your home state? Are you purported health benefits

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How Rehab Recruiters Are Luring Addicts into a Deadly Cycle

rehab scams

The offer was too good to resist: Go to rehab for a week, get $1000 cash. Drug addiction rates have skyrocketed over the past decade. Dishonest recovery centers are making the...

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Terrorist Who Targeted Americans Takes Over Mexican Cartel in TX

mexican cartel news

A verified and convicted terrorist who attacked a U.S. Consulate with grenade and automatic rifle fire has taken over the ruthless Los Zetas cartel, a group headquartered at the Texas border.

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Criminal Justice Reform May Be Coming to Florida in 2019

criminal justice reform in florida

Some top Florida officials have expressed support for some reforms that have been shot down in years past. 'As bad as the criminal justice system and the prison system was last year, it's worse....

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The FBI Faked An Entire Field of Forensic Science

Using forensic science in criminal investigations

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials which they offered evidence.....

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HISTORICAL: The Lobster Boy Murders

Tampa crime history

Historical Murders in Florida. The Lobster Boy was a top sideshow act with a traveling circus. His lobster claw like hands seemed not to bother him but 

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254 LB Fentanyl Seizure Sets Record at Nogales Border

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Customs officers stationed at the commercial border crossing made the largest fentanyl seizure ever recorded at any port of entry in the United States

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Crime Videos in Broward County

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Criminals caught on camera with surveillance videos and smartphones. Includes the 2017 Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting, Home Depot theft and 

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Tampa Bay's Highest Crime Areas

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The Tampa Bay Business Journal breaks down the crime areas in Hillsborough County. One of the largest counties in Florida. Find out what areas to avoid...

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FL Police Now Withholding Crime Victim Info

Florida cops starting to withhold victim information

Some law enforcement agencies in Florida have begun withholding information about crime victims, including the names of those murdered.

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US Foster Care Supplies 88% of Sex Trafficked Children

United States Foster Care Aiding Sex Trafficking

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How Safe is america?

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Millions of Arrest Warrants Open Around the Country

Many of these fugitives have been wanted for years and some decades. Dangerous criminals roam the streets who have been accused of serious crimes, such as murder, rape, robbery and more. Law enforcement and judges claim new warrants are coming in each day making it difficult to tackle the problem.  READ ARTICLE

IN THE NEWS

Report Shows How Few Legally Purchased Guns Are Used to Commit Crimes

The Truth About Gun Crimes

Department of Justice report shows only 7% of nearly 300,000 state and federal prisoners who possessed a firearm during their crime purchased the gun from a licensed firearm dealer

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Would Reagan Have Agreed with Trump's Wall?

Trump Wall News

Ronald Reagan is not here today to express an opinion about whether or not he would agree to building a wall to help protect American citizens from some of the worst criminals in the world, but

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Marijuana DUI Test Coming to Bust Drivers Driving Under the Influence

Marijuana test for dui

Is the motive for creating and enforcing DUI Tests for marijuana purely for safety reasons? Or is there more to it? The history of hemp in the United States might suggest there is more to the

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Thousands of Violent Criminals Released W/OUT Restrictions

problems after bail reform in the UK

The UK finds out the negative effects of bail reform, 'We expect the criminal justice system to work well and protect us from these really harmful crimes'. Suspected sexual offenders and ..

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Inmates Wrongfully Released on SOR in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County Supervised Own Recognizance

Should these Palm Beach County inmates have been released on Supervised Own Recognizance?

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Bounty Hunters Side with Deputies Arresting Murder Suspects

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Local bounty hunters say they agree with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office decision to engage two murder suspects at the Wellington Green Mall on Christmas Eve

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Video Ring Doorbells Are Being Stolen Off Porches

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Palm Beach Man Released On OR After Discharge of Firearm - Nov 16, 2018

Two men were arrested on Thursday for shooting at one another in Lantana.

Two men were arrested for shooting at one another yesterday is Lantana. One man was released on his own Recognizance with a long criminal history

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About $500 Million Worth of Cocaine Offloaded at Port Everglades - Nov 15, 2018

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More than 18 tons of cocaine was seized by the Coast Guard yesterday at Port Everglades.

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HISTORICAL: Miami 'Cocaine Cowboys' Shootings in the 1980s

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Miami had become known as the most dangerous  place to live in the United States with the nickname, 'Drug Capital of the World'. 

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Most Dangerous Gang in West Palm Beach

Watch this documentary video from History.com about West Palm's most dangerous street gang 'Top 6'.

Gangs have become a very large problem in South Florida. We found this video created by History.com about 'TOP 6' - the most dangerous street gang in West Palm Beach. 

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Historical Crime in Pompano Beach

Hillsboro Club Resort in Pompano Beach. ca 1950. Black & White photonegative, 4 x 5 in. State Archiv

Read about the historical crime that happen in Pompano Beach in 1933 'Chamber V Florida'

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West Palm Bondsmen Save the Day!

West Palm Beach Bail Bondsmen rescue cop

Two local bail bond agents in West Palm Beach proved their value as more than just bounty hunters when they rescued a nearby police officer who was struggling with an arrestee

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Why Bail Reform and Pretrial Risk Assessments are Unconstitutional

Many states have removed a defendant's automatic right to post bail for non-capital offenses

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FLORIDA HURRICANE CRIMES: What to Watch Out For

looting crimes in florida

When preparing for hurricanes, be sure to keep in mind these tips to keep you, your family and your home and business safe.

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Online Marijuana Dealer Busted in Palm Beach County

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The new laws around the country have gotten some people confused about the new marijuana laws. It got this guy into some real trouble.

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How Safe is Uber?

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Collected videos which demonstrate some of the risks involved with using the Uber app as a means or transportation

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Holiday Articles

'Tis the Season for Holiday Theft Prevention Tips

gift card scams

Don't fall victim to porch pirates and gift card thieves this holiday season. Learn ways to protect you and your family's gift cards and packages. 

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BETTER WATCH OUT! Retailers Are Tracking Returns

holiday gift returns

Are you a 'returnaholic'? If so, you may find it difficult to return merchandise during the holiday season. Retailers are watching for fraudulent activity. 

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Bail Bonds for Holiday Arrests in Florida

bail bonds for florida

It's a wonderful time of year, but sometimes great times don't end so well. Bail Bonds Now will be here if you or someone you care  ...  READ ARTICLE

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