Benjamin Waxman

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Pottinger Settlement: Homeless Lose Rights

    An agreement reached Wednesday takes some rights away from Miami's homeless population and sets a two-year moratorium during which the city won't be able to modify a landmark 1998 federal consent decree, attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced late Thursday. Sex offenders ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    December 10, 2013

    Homeless People Say City Workers Are Stealing Their Stuff

    Kevin Henderson had a rude awakening early the morning of July 2, as if sleeping on the sidewalk adjacent to the Highland Professional Building on NW 18th Street wasn't bad enough. The building is a frequent bed-down spot for the homeless because of its wide overhang, which protects them from the ra ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Jet Ski Thief Killed By 14-Year-Old With Shotgun

    via Flickr Commons"Not with MY personal watercraft! No sir!"​Until Saturday, the recent killing-people-for-stupid-reasons fad was confined to adults -- a barber shooting another barber who disrespected him, say, or a man whacking his neighbor over a parking space. Then a 14-year-old shotgunned a J ... More >>

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    March 4, 2004

    Letters from the Issue of March 4, 2004

    From nightclubs to culture wars to defending the defenders

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    May 17, 2001

    Finally a Solution to the Homeless Problem

    Just put them in your patrol car and take them to Miami

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    October 14, 1999

    Book 'em, Souto

    Commissioner Javier Souto isn't angry at the homeless people in his district. He just wants them to go away.

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    May 1, 1997

    The Autocrat

    Some say Miami Beach's Jose Garca-Pedrosa is a strong city manager. Others tend to employ more colorful language.

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    September 21, 1995

    The Boulder Boys Must Die

    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?

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    May 4, 1995

    The Seven Year Bitch

    The homeless story that won't go away still won't go away

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    February 23, 1995

    Still Homeless After All These Years

    The Pottinger case returned to Judge Atkins's courtroom, and both sides came out firing

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    October 20, 1993

    H.T. Under th Collar

    Do black motorists get pulled over by cops for no good reason? Attorney H.T. Smith used to think so. Now he knows so.

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    November 20, 1991

    Better Dead Than Read?

    A new crop of Miami Beach commissioners might finally lay to rest the Huber Drug Letter controversy