Miami Shores isn’t normally known for its political activism. But students at Miami Country Day School poured out of class and marched to a nearby park in order to send a message to the gun lobby.
Let’s just say that they didn’t hold back.
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-Kodak Black, the controversial Miami rapper who has had a number of run-ins with the law will be sleeping in his jail bed a little happier tonight.
-State prosecutors dropped three of the five charges that Black faces on Thursday.
-Black, whose real name is Dieurson Octave had one charge each of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent, grand theft of a firearm, and child neglect, dropped by the State.
-Despite the legal victory won by his attorneys, Black is still in jail without the option of bonding out.
-He was originally charged with grand theft of a firearm, two counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a felon, suspicion of committing child neglect and two counts of violating of probation.
-He was arrested in January after police raided his Pembroke Pines home after he posted a live Instagram video that showed people smoking weed near an infant. A handgun was also spotted in the video. When police arrived, they say that they found 95 grams of marijuana in the house.
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Baron Capizzi is nearly 96, but he still works at his barbershop in North Miami Beach.
A World War II vet who has a wound on his right hand from a Japanese bayonet, Baron doesn’t brag about his time in the service. “We had a job to do and we did it,” Baron said after our reporter peppered him with questions about his time in the Pacific Theater.
He said that he learned to never worry in life and his daughter confirmed that she’s never seen him stressed or too busy to talk to someone.
He’s been a barber for 60 years and still cuts the hair of Kenny DeFillipo, a man in his 70s who got his first hair cut from Baron at age 10.
His life is testament to how much history really is in our community.
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Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski released a letter to the parishioners of St. Rose of Lima in Miami Shores today on his investigation of the parish’s former priest Father Pedro Corces.
In it, Wenski claimed that many of the allegations leveled against Corces in a 129 page dossier of information were not true.
However, Wenski’s investigation also found that Corces was not fit for service as a parish priest and he accepted Corces’ resignation.
Wenski’s investigation was prompted after a group of concerned parents at St. Rose accused Corces of putting children at the school in “grave danger” after he allegedly hired a man as a school maintenance worker who was once arrested on prostitution charges.
The parents united under the name of Christifidelis and they paid a private investigator over $3,500 to surveil Father Corces to help them build a case against him. Once they could no longer afford the investigator’s services, parents took to surveilling Father Corces on their own, even digging around the rectory trash to find incriminating documents.
The parent’s report also alleged that Father Corces took frequent expensive vacations, sometimes with a St. Rose maintenance worker and that he often spent the night at the same workers condo where they claimed Corces paid the cable bill.
During the investigation, Wenski said that Corces volunteered to take a polygraph exam and that the priest denied any sexual improprieties with school maintenance staff.
“The investigation of these allegations is now completed,” Wenski said in the letter. “Based on the outcome of extensive interviews of all persons that could have knowledge of the truth of these allegations as well as the results of a voluntary polygraph examination of Fr. Corces, it is concluded that no sexual impropriety had occurred. Nevertheless, Father’s decisions to hire friends to work for the Parish and his continues socializing with them outside the Parish did contribute to the perception among some of inappropriate behavior.”
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Interestingly, while short on specifics, Wenski’s letter did say something damning about Corces:
“The investigation did identify other deficiencies with Fr. Corces’ administration in which we failed to follow clear Archdiocesan policies.”
While trying to put a bow on the story, Wenski may have only opened up more questions as to the full extent of what actually happened.
For example, which specific deficiencies were there with Corces’ administration?
Which clear Archdiocesan policies did he not follow?
Why was Sister Bernadette Keane fired from her role as principal before the end of the school year?
Did the maintenance worker not have a criminal record when he was hired?
This is a developing story. Stay with RISE NEWS for further updates.
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