Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised questions about the militarization of American police departments. When angry protesters took to the streets to demand justice, Ferguson police responded with force. Cops in riot gear fired tear gas and stun grenades at marchers. At least one officer ... More >>
Yesterday, New Times published the second part of our series Hell on the Home Front, a profile of Iraq War vet Nicholas Cutter and the poor treatment he received at the Miami Veterans Affairs hospital. The story of how Cutter's death inside the VA was allegedly covered up has touched a nerve in a n ... More >>
This morning, New Times published the second half of its two-part series on a soldier's tragic death inside the Miami Veterans Affairs hospital. Hell On The Home Front follows Nicholas Cutter's journey from heartbroken teenager to battle-hardened soldier to PTSD-suffering veteran to drug addict. Ac ... More >>
The man eating breakfast certainly looked like Nicholas Cutter. He had the same pale skin. The same shaved head. The same technicolor tattoos peeking from beneath his T-shirt like graffiti on a whitewashed wall. Yet, from across the kitchen table, his sister Rainy saw a stranger. Once an extroverte ... More >>
On Monday, Panamanian authorities seized a North Korean ship after they found possible Cuban missiles on board during a bizarre search that involved the captain having a heart attack and trying to commit suicide. Cuba now has issued a statement basically saying, "Oh yeah, those missiles? Guess tho ... More >>
Hearing the words "Cuba," "Missiles" and "North Korean," tends to make most Americans uncomfortable, and now international officials are trying to figure out the mystery of why exactly those words all ended up together in this headline.
For this week's cover story, I dove headfirst into South Florida's gun culture to find out why so many people in the tri-county area -- and the Sunshine State -- are into firearms. While President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders are pushing to reinstate the federal assault-weapons ban that ... 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 >>
Imagine how the last fifty years of Miami history would have played out if Fidel Castro had been sitting on an arsenal of 100 tactical nuclear missiles just 90 miles away from Florida.That's exactly what nearly happened after the Cuban Missile Crisis, according to new documents made public this morn ... More >>
America rocks. And even at 236 years old, the United States of America is still the sexiest country in the free world. But the 50 states, its federal district, and territories throughout the Pacific and Caribbean wouldn't stand a chance if it weren't for the brave men and women who've risked life ... More >>
What makes a house a home? Probably not cocaine, a shotgun, marijuana, grenades, a pig, and lack of ownership.Police arrested a couple last night who they found squatting in a Miami home with all of those strange items and more. A bomb squad had to be called to remove the grenades.Update: Police ... More >>
Last night, the merry band of Republicans running for president met for the second time in Florida for a debate. This time in Orlando for a debate sponsored by Google and Fox News that involved questions submitted by actual citizens, including Stephen Hill, a newly out and openly gay soldier stat ... More >>
At 3:30 this morning a Miami-Dade police shot and killed a 32-year-old woman after she started firing at officers, and shot one in the abdomen. Police responded to the scene after the woman was reported to have been making threats to herself and others. Update: The woman has been identified as&nb ... More >>
photo by Carlosar via Wikimedia CommonsFollowing in Fidel's footstepsStop us if this sounds familiar: An antagonistic South American strongman invites one of America's worst enemies to build long-range missiles in his country, sending the region -- and damn near the world -- to the brink.Hugo Cha ... 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 dissects the worldwide UFO conspiracy.A propaganda campaign to prepare us for the next big war is underway. But this time ... More >>
Today, in a court room in California, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips issued an injunction that would prevent the U.S. military from enforcing its 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy which forbids homosexuals from serving openly in the military. About time. Though, The Washingto ... More >>
For this year's training camp the Miami Heat have gone way up North in Florida to the real South, and will be holding court at the Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach in the Panhandle. Yes Pat Riley and crew are keeping the on-court development of Wade, Bosh and James so und ... More >>
Yanny AguilaAbdalaziz Aziz Hamayel, 23, a Palestinian national who had attended Hialeah Senior High, and Yanny Aguila Urbay, 24, who arrived from Cuba seven years ago, have been arrested on terrorism-related charges. The two were caught in a scheme to purchase more than 300 stolen weapons, includ ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsMight need to get those signs out again, kids.New York Times this morning and had a serious 1962 flashback.The Times reports today that two Akula-class Russian nuclear submarines are patrolling international waters just off the East Coast. Defense Department sources told the ... More >>
Photos at the Spanish Cultural Center remind us wars linger.
Indicted Miami Beach weapons dealer Efraim Diveroli is still making millions of dollars from the U.S. government.
During a recent interview with radio host Ed Schultz, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly ridiculed John Edwards for asserting that nearly two hundred thousand vets are homeless. “If you know where there’s a veteran sleeping under a bridge,” O’Reilly proclaimed, “you call me immediately.” We ... More >>
He left the war behind to enter a whole new controversy
What are they good for?
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Is Miami-Dade County Manager Steve Shiver a lying little weasel? Absolutely, absolutely.
Hip hip hooray. The Homestead airport is dead. For now, at least.
The race to develop Homestead Air Force Base could soon hit a major snag. It's called Mother Nature.
They're working to make Homestead Air Force Base pollution-free, but the military wants no part of the canal that flows from the base into Biscayne Bay
Here's a new idea: Haitian babies born at the Guantanamo Naval Station should be considered U.S. citizens