Two South Florida state Senate races pick up NPA filers – SaintPetersBlog

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Two candidates with no party affiliation have jumped into state Senate races in South Florida.

Mario Jimenez has jumped into the race against Hialeah state Sen. Anitere Flores in SD 39. The longshot candidate is running on a single-issue platform of reforming the state’s Department of Children and Families and family law courts, which he says oversees both rampant elder abuse and unfair child custody decisions.

“Our present senators and House representatives have done little to nothing to protect them, ignoring the plight of these children and their families,” reads Jimenez’s platform.

“Similar abuses are taking place with the elderly under guardianship programs, with home and condo owners through foreclosure and homeowner associations, and with Florida families and our youth in family and juvenile courts.”

His quixotic campaign is unlikely to unseat Flores, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and terms out in 2020. Flores has so far raised $338,343 for her 2016…

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Difficulties in the Family Courtroom ~ Disparities in State Family Courts

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Individuals with either of these syndromes may be willing and able to lie in court in a fully convincing way. Sometimes, their manipulative skills are so well developed that they are able to influence others to provide false testimony against the victimized parent. They may run circles around opposing counsel. When accused of visitation interference, they often have what appear to be wonderful explanations for their behavior; some may even be accurate. For example: “I offered many times for him to see his daughter but he just doesn’t cooperate; every time he comes to pick up Billy, Billy cries and refuses to go: he never follows the schedule, your honor, no matter how hard I try. …”

What typically is left out of such testimony is the fact that the interfering parent is either lying or…

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British bombers make first air strikes on Syria after UK parliament vote

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By Michele Kambas and Guy Faulconbridge

AKROTIRI, Cyprus/LONDON (Reuters) – British bombers made their first strikes on Syria on Thursday, just hours after Britain’s parliament voted to target Islamic State targets in Syria, a government source said.

Tornado bombers took off from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus and made strikes on targets in Syria, the source said. The bombers were back at base.

“A strike was made from over Syria,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The source declined to give further operational information about the targets or the…

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San Bernardino: Fourteen dead, 17 wounded: Shooter Syed Farook, and his wife, wore “assault-style gear”

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SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Fourteen people were confirmed killed and 17 more wounded in a mass shooting at a San Bernardino community social services building.

“We do have some preliminary numbers of upwards of 14 people that are dead and upwards of 14 people that are injured,” said Chief Jarrod Burguan of San Bernardino Police. The number of injured was later upped to 17.

At least 10 of the injured are reportedly in critical condition.

CBS News confirms one of the suspects is named Syed Farook, an American citizen. One of the other suspects is reportedly his brother.

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According to his LinkedIn profile, Farook was a former business taxes representative for the California State Board of Equalization. He is a 2003 graduate La Sierra High School. The report also said Farook recently studied finance at California State University Fullerton…

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Police Hunt for Motive Behind San Bernardino Shooting

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Mass shooting at holiday gathering in California leaves 14 people dead, 17 wounded; two suspects killed in gunfight

 A couple embraced after at least 14 people were killed Wednesday in a shooting at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., a facility for people with developmental disabilities.
A couple embraced after at least 14 people were killed Wednesday in a shooting at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., a facility for people with developmental disabilities.DAVID BAUMAN/PRESS-ENTERPRISE/ZUMA PRESS
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Two suspects are dead after a gunfight with police, following a mass shooting that killed at least 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday. Photo: Getty Images

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—Police were still searching for a motive late Wednesday night after two shooters stormed a holiday gathering for county employees and killed 14 people in the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. in three years.

Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, dropped off their six-month baby girl with Mr…

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