Updating Breaking News: 3rd Apopka Shooting in 8 days

first_imgUpdated at 10pm on Saturday, 3/26/2016: From The Joint Homicide Investigative TeamAt approximately 6am Saturday morning a shooting took place in the 1900 block of Blackbird Drive in Apopka.The details and cause of the shooting are still under investigation. Several people fled the scene of the shooting in a vehicle. During the initial response by The Apopka Police Department, it was believed that at least one person was struck by gunfire.A vehicle linked to the shooting on Blackbird Drive was later encountered disabled on the side of SR 429 near SR 50. Two of the three 3 subjects inside the vehicle had sustained gunshot wounds. Both wounded subjects were transported to the hospital.One of the subjects succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased while at the hospital. The second wounded subject from the vehicle has been treated and released.  Jasmine McAfee, 24, was shot and killed. Maurice Hunter, 23 sustained a gunshot wound, but was treated and released.The Apopka Voice will update this developing story when additional information becomes available.Photos from the scene on Blackbird Drive in the Meadows of Maud Helen subdivision: Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. March 31, 2016 at 12:21 am 2 COMMENTS Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSApopka Police DepartmentFlorida Highway PatrolJoint Homicide Investigative TeamOrange County Sheriff’s OfficeShooting Previous articleApopka Municipal Elections – Precinct ResultsNext articleDonna’s Deals: 5 Things You Can Make With Peeps Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Des Tenita Reidcenter_img Reply Original Article:The Apopka Police Department (APD) responded to a Shots Fired call on Blackbird Dr. in Apopka this morning, according to The Public Information Office of the APD.There was a second scene related to this call in the area of Exit 23 on SR 429 (The Winter Garden Exit) where two people were found shot, Orange County Fire Rescue said.  The Florida Highway Patrol, the APD and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident before turning it over to the The Joint Homicide Investigation Team.According to officers, both victims were hospitalized. One was brought to Orlando Regional Medical Center. This is the third shooting in Apopka in eight days.Police have not released the names of who was shot, whether there are any suspects, or the condition of the victims.Check back for updates to this developing story. Unfortunately, I believe crime is only going to get worse. It is not just in our city, but everywhere, and is escalating. As more people flood into our country, and flood into our cities, and economic factors don’t look promising, things will not improve. Drugs play a huge role in these crimes. So many of the youth of today, are caught up in the drug culture. Of course, not all of the crimes are drug related, but a large number of them are. I know where this subdivision is, off of Binion Road. We drove through there to see, when the Humane Society was digging out the gopher turtles to relocate them, before they built additional homes. It is a nice subdivision, with very attractive homes, Ryan Builders did a good job, at least, I think I remember it was Ryan Builders, who built them. Another young person dead, how tragic. There is way too many youths getting killed in senseless acts of violence. The problem is no one really knows what to do, and how to stop the violence. The Anatomy of Fear Reply March 27, 2016 at 6:34 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Updating Breaking News:Updated at 5:00 PM on Monday, 3/28/2016:Authorities have told The Apopka Voice that their investigation is continuing and they expect to release more information in the next few days.Maurice HunterJasmine McafeeIn the meanwhile The Apopka Voice has learned that the two subjects that suffered gunshot wounds in Saturday had been arrested together in North Carolina two years ago.According to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department the following incident happened in April 2014:“A victim on Dehavilland Drive called a prostitute to his house. The victim turned down her services when she did not look as described in the ad, but the suspect still demanded payment.When the victim attempted to get the suspect to leave, 3 males showed up and one of them hit him in the head with a piece of wood. Maurice Hunter and Jasmine McAfee we’re both arrested and charged with Armed Robbery.”MaAfee died of her gunshot wounds at ORMC on Saturday.  Hunter was treated and released from the hospital.The Apopka Voice will update this developing story when additional information becomes available. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here A life was taken away from not only her family and friends but her children. No matter what caused all of tgis to happen, a life is a life. Had this been a family member or friend of ours, we wouldn’t find or take the time to bash them or down them, we would defend them or be too hurt to even bother. This world gets so caught up in themselves and true indeed this is a free country and everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but again a family is grieving and yes tomorrow is never promised but it always still hurts and catches us off guard when we lose a loved one. I didn’t know her personally but none of us are perfect, none of us know the truth to what happened except for those involved and nowadays stories always come in many versions to what truly happened on every end. No matter the race, no matter your religion, again a life was lost. Prayers going up for the family, the friends and the situation in general. Everyone keep your head up, this world doesn’t have to be the way we are making it turn out to be. Again, no one is perfect guilty or not, remember that.last_img read more

Local and Voluntary Bar News

first_imgLocal and Voluntary Bar News June 15, 2002 Regular News NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Law Professor Marilyn Cane has spearheaded a Special Master Project at NSU Law, handling claims of privilege and confidentiality for over 1,400,000 pages of documents subject to discovery in a major product liability case. With the aid of 50 NSU law students and the project coordinator, NSU graduate Jamie Morgan, Cane helped to solve a multitude of daunting issues surrounding these documents. These issues are related to finding and training people to review such vast numbers of papers, as well as the organizing and reviewing process of these documents — specifically in organizing these documents in such a way that allows the efficient retrieval by the parties, the special master, the judge, and any appellate court. Upon agreeing to serve as special master before Judge Robert Andrews of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Cane began the process of solving the logistical problem to safely store these documents and have ready access to them at all times. To accommodate this need, Cane acquired local storage and periodically transported these boxes to the law center, and scanned the documents into a computer database for easy retrieval later. Cane also employed NSU law students for the task of reviewing the information, which served the dual purpose of having a supervised review process and gave students hands-on experience with evidentiary privileges in a real world context. To date, over 1,000,000 pages under the privilege claims of attorney-client, work product, trade secrets, and business confidentiality have been reviewed. Over 193,071 pages have been scanned into the database, using high-speed scanners at the Shepard Broad Law Center. The fees charged for the scanning were remitted to the Law Center to be used for law student scholarships. Pictured is Cane presenting a check for scholarships to Dean Joseph Harbaugh as students look on. Wells, Bush attend drug court graduation Chief Justice Charles T. Wells and Governor Jeb Bush recently addressed graduates from Florida’s adult criminal, juvenile dependency, and juvenile drug courts at the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commission Chambers.Chief Judge Joseph P. Farina, Gwen Margolis, chair of the Board of County Commissioners, local officials, and drug treatment program representatives also were present as Drug Court participants were honored for their successful completion of the program. This year marks the third year that the Florida Supreme Court and the governor have addressed graduates of Drug Court, and the event was broadcast via the Internet to judicial circuits around Florida who were simultaneously conducting their drug court graduations.In 1989, Miami-Dade County established the first drug court in the country. Today there are over 750 operational drug courts throughout the United States. Drug Court is a specialty court that handles cases involving drug-addicted offenders through an extensive supervision and treatment program. Drug courts are one of the most successful treatment intervention strategies in the justice system and Florida leads the nation with the development of drug courts having, 69 in operation and 10 programs currently being planned. ROSE MARIE ARCHIBALD, left, was recently awarded the Woman of the Year Award for 2002 by the Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers. The award was presented by VFAWL President Shirley Green, right. Archibald was honored for her work with foster children and as a special education advocate for 50 children at the Mary McLeod Bethune Center, along with her work as a supervising attorney of Special Education Law at Central Florida Legal Services for Volusia County. Aprille Rhynard also was awarded the VFAWL Distinguished Service Award for 2002 for her work with the mentally handicapped. South Miami-Kendall Bar awards scholarships The South Miami Kendall Bar Association and co-sponsor, Florida Savings Bank, recently presented the annual M.H. Paul Van Hemert Scholarship to Kahlida Nicole Lloyd of Coral Reef Senior High.The $1,000 college scholarship is named for M.H. Paul Van Hemert, a member of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association, noted for his professionalism and ethics, who died a few years ago.Lloyd was selected from among those students who participate in the Miami Dade County Executive Internship Program and who intern with attorneys in the South Miami-Kendall area. The Executive Internship Program is a full year high school program that exposes the students to a genuine working environment for which they receive school credits.Scholarship recipients are selected based on grade point averages, extracurricular activities, recommendations from the attorneys for whom they intern, response to an essay, and need. Scholarship Committee Chair Howard Kuker said there “was no difficulty in selecting Kalida Lloyd from among the many deserving applicants. Her credentials shone out.”Florida Savings Bank in Pinecrest is also a partner of The Florida Bar Foundation and is on the IOTA bank honor roll. its participation in the IOTA program, Florida Savings Bank supports the Foundation’s efforts in providing grants for legal assistance for the poor, improvements in the administration of justice, and loans and scholarships for the law. Firm celebrates Law Day The partners of Page & Eichenblatt left the courtroom for a Boone High School classroom during Law Week 2002.Gregg Page, Steve Eichenblatt, and Lee Bernbaum participated in a mock DUI trial with Boone students and Orange County Judge Frederick Lauten. Boone High School offers a law program as part of the magnet school’s curriculum. Students played the roles of defendant, jurors, and audience in the school’s mock courtroom. Eichenblatt defended the “accused” student in the trial, with Page as the prosecutor. Bernbaum took the stand as the arresting officer. UF puts state’s historical legal documents online It may be difficult these days to imagine divorces taking place in Tallahassee’s state government buildings, but in early territorial Florida — before it became a state — public divorce proceedings before the legislature were commonplace.This is one of many historical tidbits revealed on the new Florida Historical Legal Documents Web pages, among the first of its kind in the country and put together by a team from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.“If you’re interested in state laws and history, it’s fascinating,” Mae Clark, assistant director of technical services for the law school’s Legal Information Center and coordinator of the online catalogue of Florida laws and legislative proceedings of 1822-1845.Putting the documents online was a project Clark and her colleagues at the law library launched in November 2000. They collected state documents from those 23 years, had them transferred to CD-ROM, and put the information online this month.“Many people want to know about early Florida law, establishment of the state, the court system, and how selection of capitals and county seats was made,” Clark said. “Previously, they would have had to go to a library at one of the state’s universities to do this kind of research. Now they can do it online from anywhere.”And although the early constitutions of some states are online, Florida may be the first state to have the full text of all of its territorial documents on the World Wide Web, Clark said.“Mae and other of our library personnel did an outstanding job on this very important program, which is another example of how our college of law serves all of the peoples of this state,” said Betty Taylor, law library director and professor of law. “Future state funding would allow Mae and her colleagues to extend information available into the 1900s.According to Clark, the site is keyword-searchable, “making it easy to do such things as legal, historical and genealogical research. There are so many things to discover. For example, one can search for the name of the county in which he/she lives to see documents related to its history, and a University of Michigan professor already has used the site for his research into pre-Civil War laws.”Visitors to the site can compare Florida laws and regulations with those of mid-19th century contemporaries in the established United States and Europe to develop a perspective about state history. Clark notes that contrary to what most might think about Spanish influence on early Florida, British common law is at the root of most territorial rule making.Among facts to be found on the site:• There was an East and a West Florida during the early territorial stage, which helps explain why Tallahassee was chosen as the state capital as the areas were merged.• All divorces had to be approved by the Florida legislature, so details of early settlers’ lives are a matter of record.• Current familiar names of many cities, counties, and rivers evolved over time. For instance, Santa Fe was originally “Santafee.”• In early territorial Florida, there was no separation of church and state: The legislature was responsible for appointing boards that incorporated churches. Thus site visitors can check on religious roots in the state.• Establishment of roads, ferries, and mail routes were recorded in legal documents, giving site visitors details on development of the state’s infrastructure.• Slave laws give insight into the Florida population’s pre-Civil War feelings toward slavery.The Florida Historical Legal Documents Page is at http://palmm.fcla.edu/law. AAML endows legal scholarships At its recent 24th Annual Institute in Tampa, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers committed to contribute $23,000 to eight Florida law schools during the 2002-2003 academic year.To date, more than $250,000 has been donated by the academy’s Florida chapter to establish endowment funds and provide additional scholarship money to students who exhibit exceptional achievement in their study of family law.Contributions of $1,000 for scholarships are being given to the University of Florida, whose endowment is already fully funded, and Barry University College of Law. As it has with the other schools, the Florida chapter has offered to work with Barry to establish an endowed scholarship fund, eventually totaling $50,000.In addition to providing financial support, academy fellows also are available, if needed, to assist Florida’s law schools by serving as guest lecturers and adjunct professors. South Florida Red Mass draws hundreds Nearly 400 judges, lawyers, and guests attended the 13th annual Red Mass, reception, and dinner sponsored recently by the St. Thomas More Society of South Florida.The Red Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church in Ft. Lauderdale. Judge Joseph A. Murphy, president of the St. Thomas More Society, presided over the evening event.Rev. Edward A. Malloy, president of the University of Notre Dame, was the guest speaker. Sr. John Norton Barrett, the former principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, received the Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy Award, and was recognized for his contributions to education and the community. THE LEE COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS recently recognized Judge Margaret O. Steinbeck at its 13th Annual Judicial Reception on Law Day, in appreciation of her service and commitment to the judicial system. Pictured from the left are Helene O’Connell, Hayley Brady, Judge Steinbeck, Carolyn Delizia, and Laurie Anton. Judge Steinbeck was honored as a “shining example” of someone who is a role model leading by example and fulfilling the mission and purposes of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Judge Steinbeck discussed the history and importance of Law Day and centered on this year’s theme of “Celebrating Your Freedom — Assuring Equal Justice for All.”last_img read more