On Tuesday, New Times reported the needless death of Keskea Hernandez, an inmate at Miami's Federal Detention Center. Death, it turns out, is not the only disgrace inside the FDC. Back in 2010, Maria Sosa was five months pregnant when she was accused of Medicare fraud and tossed into a cell. Manny P ... More >>
In our nation's capital, real consensus happens as often as a noncreepy Rick Scott grin. Yet for the past couple of years, everyone in Washington, D.C., has agreed on this: President Obama's mammoth 2009 stimulus was kind of laughable. Green-energy initiatives? Saving America from financial ruin? Ha ... More >>
I am not going to lie and say I am completely against the tactics used on prisoners at Abu Ghraib, but when similar abuse is suffered by Americans not suspected of, well, anything really, there is a problem.We are human and we do make mistakes, but there are certain situations in which mistakes are ... More >>
Photo by Bek AndersenIn the hot-as-balls summer of 2009, three dudes from New York City -- rappers Himanshu "Heems" Suri and Victor "Kool A.D." Vazquez, and hype guy Ashok "Dapwell" Kondabolu -- banded together under the vaguely ominous moniker Das Racist, made some beats, spit some rhymes, smok ... More >>
via Miamismpix.comAs Miami continues to emerge as a serious art power center, the city's infatuation with the colorful yet shallow work of pop "artist" Romero Britto continues to be a source of embarrassment and frustration for some. Usually it pop ups in derogatory jokes or blog comments, but an ... More >>
One year ago, I traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to watch firsthand as President Barack Obama pledged to close the extrajudicial prison.
One year later, these guys are still hanging out by the Caribbean.I was witness to Guantánamo's "final days," I wrote. It seemed like a reasonable thin ... More >>
You've got to give Tricky Dick some credit. The man sticks to his guns (even when they're clearly shooting someone in the face).Amid the Bushie farewell tour over the past week, Cheney has time and again stuck up for his administration's use of, ahem, "questionable" tactics in treating prisoners at ... More >>