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He’s Forced To Collect Quarters From Aldi’s Shopping Carts To Keep From Being Homeless

UPDATED- July 10, 2018

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Update:

Many have asked for an update about Shane Rasche. Three months after our story, Shane has still been unable to find a full time job. He says he’s tried everything- even going to an job agency but nothing has worked. But thanks to RISE NEWS readers who reached out after watching his story, Shane was able to pick up some part time work cleaning a yard. The same family who gave him the part time gig also took him out to dinner one night. His landlord has been very understanding and has allowed him to stay in his North Miami apartment despite the fact that he owes thousands in unpaid rent. Finally, late last month, Shane received his first Social Security check for around $1,200. It isn’t much- especially with all that he owes, but he is able to survive on it. At 62, Shane says that he still wants to work and give more to society. He also said that he would gladly take a job if one was offered to him. Until he is able to pay off his debts, he will still be in the Aldi’s parking lot collecting quarters. If you would like to help Shane, we can put you in touch with him by emailing us at editor@risenews.net.

Original Story:

-Shane Rasche has lived and woked in North Miami for nearly 50 years.

-All that time, he’s paid taxes and been a productive member of the community.

-But after the K-Mart that he worked at for nearly a decade closed last year, he’s been unable to find a job.

-Now, only a few months before he recieves his first Social Security check (and some financial safety), he is about to be evicted from his apartment.

-He’s been forced to collect quarters in the parking lot of an Aldi’s on Biscayne Boulevard (1290 NE 108th St, Miami, FL 33161) so he can feed himself.

-If you have a way to help Shane you can email: editor@risenews.net. 

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FIU Cancels Meeting With North Miami Councilman So Lawyers Can Attend

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-A meeting between a North Miami City Councilman and a high ranking FIU official was canceled after the university requested that lawyers be present to prevent “misunderstandings” between the two sides. 

-Councilman Scott Galvin and FIU Vice President for Government Affairs Michelle Palacio planned to meet at Galvin’s work office in Overtown to discuss the Arch Creek East Environment Preserve situation. 

-Palacio canceled the meeting in a email to Galvin on late Tuesday night.

From Palacio’s email to Galvin:

“…you have stated publicly that you are exploring legal options against FIU. To avoid any further misunderstandings, I would like to postpone tomorrow’s meeting and ask that it be rescheduled to a future date, in City Hall, and that the City Manager, the City Attorney and an FIU attorney attend as well.  As always, we’ll be glad to meet with you and your fellow City officials.”

-Galvin said during a protest last Saturday that North Miami was actively at looking at legal remedies to stop FIU from building a road through the preserve.

North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin speaks to gathered protestors during an anti-FIU event on Saturday. Photo: RISE NEWS

-Galvin told RISE NEWS that he thought the meeting was going to be an informal way to air out differences between the city and FIU. Now, he doesn’t think the meeting will happen. 

Galvin also told RISE NEWS:

“…having attorneys present turns it into a deposition and ruins much chance for progress. Putting a caveat like that on a meeting probably means it won’t happen. Even our respective attorneys would likely advise we not attend it.”

-Galvin has been the most vocal city leader in opposition to FIU’s plan to reopen a road through the preserve. 

-FIU claims that the road, which will open a second entrance to their North Campus via 135th St, is needed for student safety. 

The city of North Miami has opposed the plan for years because they say it would damage the preserve.

FIU spokesperson Maydel Santana said that the university intends to meet with the appropriate North Miami city officials and “will reach out to the residents at the appropriate time.”

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“Shame On You FIU” March Takes North Miami By Storm

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-Over a hundred protestors marched east on 135th St in North Miami to demand that FIU not build a road through the Arch Creek East Environment Preserve. 

-The city has opposed the plan to connect 135th St to the backside of the FIU North Campus for years because they say it would damage the preserve.

-North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin said that the city is preparing to sue in order to stop the project from going through. 

 

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Meet Miami’s Queen Bee And Her Backyard Revolution

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-Bianca Pratorius has helped usher in a backyard beekeeper movement in South Florida by training a clutch of local amateurs in the art of the bee.

-She has turned part of her northeast Miami-Dade backyard and her roof into a beekeeping paradise. (And her neighbors are totally cool with it too.)

-While Bianca only views beekeeping as a hobby, she is able to generate enough honey to sell at local farmers markets. 

-Bianca has mentored Danielle Bender in how to be a beekeeper. Danielle took that knowledge and won a grant from the Miami Foundation for a project called Public Hives. 

-Public Hives places beehives in public spaces in order to increase the local bee population. They also train local residents on how to tend to bees. 

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These Miami Kids Walked Out Of Class To Send Marco Rubio And The NRA A Message

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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FL School District Says It Will “Expel” Students Who Walk Out Of Class To Protest

While more than 30 South Florida schools walked out to protest America’s gun laws on Wednesday, one Florida school district was not prepared to let its students do the same.

The Levy County School board said that they would expel students who participated in the National Student Walkout on Wednesday.

The statement came in a Facebook post made on the official school board page.

“While students have a first amendment right of freedom of speech it cannot be done so in a manner that is disruptive to the school environment,” The official school board communication said. “We cannot have students just leaving campus without the proper checkout procedures being followed.”

Thousands of students in South Florida walked out from their schools to protest what they perceive as America’s weak gun laws.

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In some cases in South Florida, schools let their students out early to facilitate their right to protest.

The Coral Springs Police Department even deployed officers to keep students safe while protesting near busy streets.

The walk out movement has sprung up in the aftermath of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week.

Despite an incredible upswing in youth activism since the shooting, the Levy County School Board seems unmoved.

The Miami Monster called the Levy County School Board for comment but no one was available to speak to us in an official capacity.

The person who answered the phone said that students would be able to participate in a walkout, but only if a parent signed them out of school to do so.

“We do encourage supporting keeping our schools and campuses safe and encourage students to make their voices heard to policy makers,” The statement on the Facebook page reads. “I encourage you to encourage them to make sure that their opinions and voices are heard in a positive manner.”

Levy County School Board posted the controversial statement to its official Facebook page.

The statement then went on to cite the official board policy:

“Any student who participates in a boycott, walkout, sit-in, strike, or any similar
disruptive action which interferes with the orderly operation of the school shall be
deemed guilty of serious misconduct and shall be subject to suspension or
expulsion from school.”

Levy County is located in Northwest Florida and is one of Florida’s smallest and most conservative voting counties.

The School Board oversees 12 schools in total and serves a population of just over 40,000 people.

Over 70% of the county voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

So what do you think? Should students run the risk of being punished for walking out of school to protest America’s gun laws? Tell us in the comments. 

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LIVE COVERAGE: South Florida Students Walk Out En Masse To Demand Gun Control Changes

UPDATED: 7:35 PM EST

At noon today, thousands of students at dozens of South Florida high schools walked out of class in order to protest Americ6’s gun laws.

By our (still ongoing count), close to 30 different schools were involved in the protest in the tri-county area.

We’ll be bringing you coverage of this historic event throughout the day.

Has your school walked out?

Send us pictures and videos of it either via email to editor@risenews.net or via Twitter DM to @OfficialJoelF.

South Florida Schools That Have Walked Out:

(Did your school walk out but you don’t see it on our list? Let us KNOW!)

Omni Middle School (Boca Raton)

-According to a reporter with the Palm Beach Post, dozens of middle schools kids at Omni Middle School in Boca jumped over a fence to protest.  

School For Advanced Studies North Campus 

 

School For Advanced Studies Wolfson Campus 

Pembroke Pines Charter High School 

Barbara Goleman

Miami Arts Charter School

North Broward Prep

John A. Ferguson High School

Everglades High School

Coral Reef Senior High

Coconut Creek High 

Miami Lakes Educational Center

Miami Design And Architecture High School

Miami Beach Senior High

Palmetto High 

Miami Jackson High 

Southwest Miami Senior High

Felix Varela Senior High

G Holmes Braddock High School

Miami Edison

-We received a report from a Miami real estate agent who said he saw students walk out from Edison. Working to get video.

Coral Glades High

Coral Springs High 

Jose Marti MAST

Miami Killian Senior High

Ronald Reagan High School 

Mater Academy 

-Students walked out right as the clocked struck 12 PM according to a student.

Cooper City High School

Cypress Bay High School 

Students walked out of Cypress Bay High School at 10 AM Wednesday. Photo Credit: @valfuenmayorr/ Twitter

-Students at Cypress Bay walked out at 10 AM with handmade signs.

Champagnat Catholic School

Hialeah Senior High 

Photo Credit: @Nila_bruhh/ Twitter

Photo Credit: @Nila_bruhh/ Twitter

Other Protests:

 

Florida State University

-Thousands of FSU students are marching to the state capitol.

-Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is attending a protest at the capitol as well.

Iowa City, Iowa

Arizona


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