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2002 Stories by Tristram Korten

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  • Officer Trouble

    published December 12, 2002

    The sun beams overhead and an azure Atlantic is just visible through a verdant screen of palm trees and bougainvillea bushes to the west. Lush... More >>

  • Raul Martinez's Goddaddy

    published November 21, 2002

    After a brutal year, Miami Police Chief Raul Martinez announced his resignation last week. He'll leave on New Year's Day. And while the... More >>

  • Copping to the Truth

    published November 14, 2002

    It's not clear what propelled Gregory Poyser to seek a career in law enforcement. Maybe he had a strong desire to help others. Maybe he wanted to... More >>

  • Always Unprepared

    published October 24, 2002

    On August 6, at 2:12 p.m., a fire broke out in the Special Management Unit (SMU) South of the MetroWest Detention Center, one of the county's... More >>

  • Pro-Gay Pressure?

    published October 10, 2002

    Jorge Mursuli has carved out a career in Miami as a tireless defender of personal freedoms and free speech. He is the former director of SAVE... More >>

  • A Few Good Ideas

    published October 3, 2002

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  • Under the Table and Off the Books

    published September 26, 2002

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  • Travail to the Chief

    published August 22, 2002

    On Monday morning, August 27, 2001, Miami Police Chief Raul Martinez greeted three visitors: retired FBI agent Virgil Young from Tennessee, Austin... More >>

  • Follow the Money

    published August 22, 2002

    The Miami Police Department gobbles up nearly half the city's budget, about $150 million annually. Inadequate supervision inside the department... More >>

  • A Midsummer Night's Scheme

    published August 8, 2002

    It's hard to churn the waters over which the pencil-thin island city of Miami Beach glimmers. While its big sister across the causeway burns with... More >>

  • The Hialeah Gardens "Darkie" Problem

    published July 25, 2002

    Medardo Martin was convinced that Hialeah Gardens city officials conspired to close down his business and run him out of town. Why? Because his... More >>

  • The Meek Shall Inherit the House

    published July 18, 2002

    It sure looked like a political deal made the old-fashioned way, in the proverbial smoke-filled back room. But instead of a cabal of good old boys... More >>

  • Threats, Lies & Videotape

    published June 27, 2002

    Leroy Jones does not have a college degree. He never graduated high school. He's got a criminal record, and he's black. Hell, he could stand to... More >>

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