Almost seven years after Shawn LaBeet's one-man war on police came to a sudden end, a Broward County grand jury has deemed his death justified. The report, released earlier this week, ruled that Miami-Dade officers Humberto Perez and Michael Madruga acted "within the course and scope of their law e ... More >>
Now that the Miami Heat have punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, the team and its fans can begin to look ahead to the next challenge. The Heat next face the winner of the Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets series, which is tied 2-2. While the Raptors are the higher seed, and on ... More >>
In the early hours of August 10, 2007, Broward Sheriff's deputy Chris Reyka was gunned down in the parking lot of a Pompano Beach drugstore. Despite a massive manhunt and a $270,000 reward, the mysterious case was never solved. Now, however, detectives believe they have their man: Shawn LaBeet, a 2 ... More >>
Yesterday, Riptide found what seemed to be a theme song for the newly christened Miami Marlins. Sadly, we've since learned the song is unofficial, a passionate fan ode to the reborn franchise -- which makes the music much more endearing, and also more confusing. Who the hell takes the time to write ... More >>
Newt Gingrich isn't the only portly revolutionary stirring up trouble while running for president. Hugo Chavez, the Fidel-worshiping steward of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, has his own tough re-election fight on his hands at the moment.Instead of annoying robocalls, Hugo's supporters took a ... More >>
via You TubeMichael the Black Man rallies for Santorum on Sunday.After stinging losses in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Rick Santorum came to Florida this weekend hoping to reboot his push toward the White House. But the ex-senator may want to vette his opening acts a bit better: At a Coral S ... More >>
It's important to get regular doctor checkups to screen for possible health concerns, because all of us might not be so lucky to get shot in an Orlando-area motel room full of hookers. That's what happened to 45-year-old Dan D'Amato, and what originally seemed to be a near-death experience actual ... More >>
Jovens Esperance, which we are pretty sure means "Young Hope" in Esperanto. Does that still exist?Jovens Esperance. The name sounds so innocent, like something Salma Hayek might whisper into your ear on a lazy Sunday morning. Or like the name of a Catalan charity devoted to taking thugs from the ... More >>
Krazy Locos 23-year-old leader Jonathan Gonzalez, sentenced to 135 years in prison yesterdaySouth Florida gangs are a ruthless and bloody bunch, whose names strike fear into the hearts of their enemies. Lately, however, those names have gone bilingual. And redundant.Six members of the Lake Worth- ... 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 out Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.Marc Sarnoff kills me. A couple weeks ago, the city commissioner represent ... More >>
Chief Miguel Exposito has another shooting in Liberty City to handle. City of Miami police have shot a suspect armed with a shotgun in Liberty City, leaving the man seriously wounded -- and giving Chief Miguel Exposito a new round of questions to answer about violence in the neighborhood.Update: ... More >>
Yesterday, a veteran Miami-Dade prosecutor told New Times he thinks a story by CBS4's Jim DeFede that aired last week triggered a drive-by shooting in Liberty City on Sunday that left five young men wounded.Today, the video report in question appears to have disappeared from CBS4's website, although ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms.
Indicted Miami Beach weapons dealer Efraim Diveroli is still making millions of dollars from the U.S. government.
Jose D. Duran Sidewalk on the corner of NW 28th Street and NW 6th Avenue. Waking up early this morning to realize I had nothing for this week's StreetWorks meant I had to drag myself out of bed to find something to talk about. I hopped into my car and drove, once again, in the general direction of ... More >>
Riptide investigates the odds of a new generation of revolutionaries
An epidemic of payback murder is wiping out a generation of inner-city youth
The kid produced a pocket knife and slashed his adversary on the arm
Killings and slum conditions are just the beginning
At MAC, "Snap Judgments" breaks from clichés
Sean Taylor's felony charges have wrecked several lives, not to mention his pro football career
I am a Nicaraguan by the grace of God
Kingpin dealer stakes grand claim on the hood
Who's packing heat in the Magic City? You don't have to conceal your curiosity a second longer
A Miami Film Fest documentary about Chile's Salvador Allende carries a contemporary message
Clove cigarettes and Italian slang
When your country is bristling with weapons, peace and democracy begin to look like targets, not dreams
A quick look at our amigos from Toronto to Tierra del Fuego
Unless Manny Diaz tops him, Dexter is the hottest candidate for the 2004 county race
Cournisha DeMonick's killing in North Miami recalls the slow pace of justice for Haitians
It's the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine
The air might be a little hazy, but Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's voice is clear
Poking fun Miami-style
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
Miami-Dade cop William Oertwig has paid for refusing to issue traffic tickets
What's a poor automatic-weapons freak to do when his trigger finger gets itchy? Head out to the Dade County range, of course.
Put down the field glasses and close up the guidebooks. When Florida's top avian enthusiasts do battle, the feathers fly.
When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?