Fearful of end to Temporary Protected Status, protesters face Haitian president

Haitian protesters fearful about the possible ending of the U.S. Temporary Protected Status program confronted Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.  

Activist Marleine Bastien was concerned when Moïse canceled a meeting on Friday morning to discuss the program that is protecting some 58,700 Haitians who arrived during the first year after the devastating 2010 earthquake. 

Protesters feel Moïse, who met with Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, isn’t doing enough to advocate for them. During a meeting at the Little Haiti Cultural Center on Friday night, Moïse talked about his “Caravan of Change.”

Kelly decided to extend the program until Jan. 22 and warned those under TPS to prepare to return to Haiti next year. Next year, the TPS program will also expire for 263,000 people from El Salvador and some 86,000 from Honduras. 

Senators Marco Rubio, Edward J. Markey and Robert Menendez are among those asking President Donald Trump’s administration to grant the TPS extensions. 

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1 dies in 3-vehicle crash involving police officer in Little Havana

Detectives said a Miami police officer was responding to an emergency when he was involved in a car crash that killed a man on Saturday.

The police cruiser crashed into Ramon Bueno, who was driving a Honda Civic, in Miami’s Little Havana, detectives said.

A driver who was waiting a red light was also hit at Southwest Seventh Street and 12th Avenue, according to detectives. 

Miami Fire Rescue personnel took the officer and driver to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. Doctors expect the police officer and the driver of the other car to recover from the injuries. 

 

 

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Police officer accused of domestic violence is relieved of duty

A Coral Gables police officer was relieved of duty on Friday during an ongoing investigation. Officer Manuel Rivero was with the Coral Gables Police Department for about 17 years.  Chief of Police Edward J. Hudak Jr. took his marked car …

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FBI searches for robber who targeted Bank United

FBI agents are looking for a bank robber who targeted a Bank United branch on Friday afternoon near Miami’s Little Havana.  

Surveillance video shows a man walking into the bank at 1099 NW 42nd Ave., and demading cash from bank employees, according to the FBI. 

FBI agents were asking  anyone with information to call 754-703-2000.

 

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Teen shot dead weeks after Booker T. Washington High School graduation

When Richard Hallman, a 16-year-old football player at Booker T. Washington High School, was fatally shot about two years ago in Allapattah, Jedediah “Eggo” Scatliffe cried, a friend said.

Marlon Eason, 10, was also slain that day in Overtown. He was playing basketball near Dunbar Elementary School in front of his grandmother’s house when he was shot in the head. 

Jedidah remembered both of them. He kept a painting of Richard in his room. On Friday night, during a wake for a friend in Overtown, Jedidiah was the vicitm of gunfire. 

He died after he got shot at 1645 NW 4 Ave. in Overtown.

Miami Fire Rescue personnel rushed Jedediah and another person wounded in the Friday night shooting to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead. Relatives said he had plans to go to college in Tallahassee. 

“They took my son away from me — 18 years,” Jedediah’s mom Trevale Harris said in tears. “Please, please let me know who did this to my son, please … please I am begging you. Please tell me why.”

Harris had a message for the killer: “Turn yourself in. It’s going to be on your conscious.”

The fatal shooting happened a few days after Brian Brown, 19, a North Miami Beach Senior High School recent graduate with a football scholarship, was fatally shot this week. 

Brian’s parents were also grieving. His father, Craig Brown, said he was set to go play football for Merced College in California. Doctors at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center pronounced the teenager dead Wednesday.   

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweeted early Saturday morning. 

“Inexplicable and cowardly gun violence continues with the overnight killing of Miami teen. Muster the courage, end the madness, speak up.”

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Local 10 News’ Liane Morejon and Marcine Joseph contributed to this report. 

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