From Lil Wayne to Miley Cyrus to Spike Lee, quite a year!
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke looks back on 2013's best hits. A lot of folks get upset over the things I write, but I call 'em like I see em based on facts. T ... More >>
Supporters of special interest group "Big Firearm" are at it again trying to impinge of freedom-loving American's constitutional right not to own a gun. Some fancy organized group calling itself the Marion County Campaign for Liberty is pushing for an ordinance in the Florida county of Marion that ... More >>
Sitting in a car with two unidentified men near NW 152nd Street and Sixth Avenue in the parking lot of an apartment complex, Kenneth "Nu Money" Casilla was murdered. According to Miami-Dade Police Department (via NY1), the Brooklyn-bred, Miami-based rapper and Rich Mafia crew member was shot and ki ... More >>
For this week's cover story on the soaring murder rate in Puerto Rico, I spent five days on the island. I visited crime scenes still wet with blood, picked up AK-47 shells sprayed around neighborhoods like confetti, and interviewed terrified locals.But at the heart of the Caribbean commonwealth's ki ... More >>
When Miami rapper Young Scrilla was shot in Overtown while making a music video a couple of weeks ago, details trickled out like a weekend baller trying to make it rain with Wingstop coupons. Now, in a Crossfade exclusive, Dave and LT of TruStory Entertainment -- the bosses who threw last year's Ri ... More >>
On Sunday, Banana Republican stopped by the Victor Bean's Southern Classic Gun & Knife Show at the Miami-Dade County youth fairgrounds to gauge the mood of Second Amendment acolytes in the wake of Barack Obama's announcement last week that he wants to clamp down on guns.For all his blustering ab ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
You know why non-EDM fans don't take DJing seriously as an art form? It's because celebrities keep ruining everything. When shit went digital in the mid 2000s, it was the coolest thing to happen since Grandmaster Flash figured how to scratch. And consequently, DJing became more popular, experimenta ... More >>
Happy 4/20! This holiday, once underground, has gone mainstream. MTV lists quite a few celebrations and legalization demonstrations in San Francisco, Seattle, and even Topeka, Kansas. (Willie Nelson is performing.)At 4:20 p.m., thousands of people are expected to "light up" in solidarity. Since we a ... More >>
via You TubeDon't be surprised to see this guy at crime scenes now that MDPD has FAA clearance to fly it.Next time you barricade yourself inside a parking garage with an AK-47, keep an eye out for the flying garbage can. It weighs about 18 pounds, can hover in midair, and is loaded with video cam ... More >>
Surveillance footage of a SpongeBob robbery at a 7-11 three months ago.In the end, the police found SpongeBob SquarePants not in a pineapple under the sea, but hunkered down in an apartment complex off the Turnpike with three of his convenience store robbing cohorts.Last night, Orlando cops final ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke calls for Miami's black political caucus to stop drive-by shootings.Last week, in broad daylight, two gunmen -- one carry ... More >>
Two masked men drove up to Miami's West Little River Park yesterday around 6 p.m. and began firing. Four children, one as young as 3 years old, were hit by stray bullets. None of the injuries was life-threatening.
A few Republicans in the state legislator and the NRA wanted to push a law that would allow anyone with a concealed weapons license to carry their gun openly on public university campuses. Of course, guns and the atmosphere at Florida public universities don't really go together, as a tragic acciden ... More >>
Ashley Cowie, a sophomore at Florida State University, was shot and killed last month after an AK-47 accidentally went off at a party at a property housing fraternity brothers. Clearly, firearms and college parties don't mix well, but a bill introduced last month would allow students at Florida ... More >>
Laura MassaGood ol' Michael the Black Man -- he should fit right in with the apocalyptic feel of this morning's news. The former cult member, who once was charged with cutting somebody's head off and led a group interrupting an Obama speech with signs bearing such slogans as "Obama is endors ... More >>
Jeremiah ParhamIn today's news roundup: the son of everyone's favorite anti-Obama, ex-cultist Michael the Black Man, is charged with shooting at two swimmers with an AK47, the Metromover re-opens, Miami-Dade may start charging for parking at parks, and neighbors fight over a dog attack.>
Two young boys, believed to be only 3 and 7-years-old, were the victims of random AK-47 gunfire this afternoon. Both kids were transported to a hospital, and neither appeared to have life threatening injuries. The shooting happened today around 58th Terrace and NW 12th Avenue. Police ... More >>
Rodney Miller, 18, was arrested yesterday in the July shooting at a birthday party in Overtown in which two were left dead, and 10 others shot. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder. There are six MySpace pages registered to a Rodney Miller in Miami. Though listing his age as 1 ... More >>
Miami police this morning are reporting twelve people shot in Overtown. Details are really vague, but it seems a group of three wearing black clothes shot into a crowd at a birthgday party. In addition, one person was hit by a car. Police chief John Timoney reported AK-47 casings were found at ... More >>
Miami has earned its rep as a world-class mecca of crime. Just this weekend, Miami Police gunned down a man stalking the streets with a machete. In recent weeks, a Metrorail guard was murdered on the job, a young man's body -- chopped into tiny pieces and stuffed into bags -- floated ashor ... More >>
Two killed, 16 wounded, and no answers in Liberty City.
LocalYet another publication takes a crack at understanding the reaction to President Obama's changes in Cuba policy amongst Cuban Americans in Miami. This time it's the Washington Post, and they find, quite poetically, that the hard lines have softened. I think honestly though, the pieces on the ma ... More >>
Just before 5 p.m. this past Sunday, a Chevy Monte Carlo rolled up before a squat, one-story house in Liberty City. Someone inside the car pulled out an AK-47 and opened fire on a group of young men in the front yard, wounding five. via CBS4Jim DeFedeThe drive-by was especially significant because ... More >>
Back when I was just a freelance Night & Day writer for your Miami New Times, I wrote this weird cap for Victor Bean's Southern Classic Gun & Knife Show. Somehow I wrote things like "Firing an AK-47 at Italian marble in order to create relief sculptures is all the rage in Wynwood," but Victo ... More >>
Megagraphitti (Backwoodz Studioz)
It's always dead at The Club.
"Basketball-size holes? Certainly."
Confusing breastfeeding with lawyering, and getting there by bus
The federal ban on assault weapons never worked, as Miami-Dade Police Ofcr. Keenya Hubert painfully learned
When your country is bristling with weapons, peace and democracy begin to look like targets, not dreams
If you disagree with what they do, why defend their right to do it?
The murderous violence that has recently gripped Opa-locka may have died along with its most infamous victim
Why the wildest man in rock and roll works for Rush Limbaugh