Criminal Law

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Meet the Americans Serving Life in Jail for Weed

    Finishing off the end of a joint, the DeLisi brothers slid into a 7-Eleven parking lot just off Sample Road in Pompano Beach. It was the end of 1974, and they were ages 30 and 38, full of New York swagger, and feeling invincible. Tucked into the yellow 1965 Porsche's passenger seat was Teddy, a swee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Miami's Guitars Over Guns: Teaching Kids Music and Keeping Them Off the Street

    Cutting music and arts programs from public schools is a sign of the decline of western civilization. But have no fear, professional musicians are here, and they're putting the instrumentation back into education. Guitars Over Guns is Miami's answer to the need for leadership training in the form ... More >>

  • News

    May 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Kiera Wilmot's Failed Science Experiment Brings Out the Racism

    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. Today, Luke wants to see justice for Kiera Wilmot. In Bartow, Florida, public school and law enforcement officials are committing a horrible inj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Red-Light Camera Ban Advances Thanks To Two Reps From Miami

    Rejoice, everyone who frantically slams the gas whenever a yellow light pops up (AKA every single driver in Miami-Dade):  A bill that would forbid cities from using red-light cameras narrowly passed its first test in Tallahassee yesterday. While Riptide supports any plan to ax the cameras, it's ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Miami-Dade Paying $340,000 To Lobbying Firms Tied To Marlins Debacle, Genting Agenda

    The four firms representing Miami-Dade County before the state legislature are mired in potential conflicts of interests and ongoing controversies. Yesterday, county commissioners awarded $120,000 each to law firms Ronald L. Book P.A. and Rutledge, Ecenia & Purnell, as well as $50,000 each for A ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2008

    Ex-Con Raps for McDonald's

    A Miami man goes from gunslinger to bun-slinger.

  • News

    June 12, 2008

    Church Fires Pederast Priest's Secretary

    When Rev. Neil Doherty misbehaved, the archdiocese punished Theresa Gerstner.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    Weekly News Wrap - Cancer Patients and Good Samaritans Get Screwed

    Giuliani and Edwards Forfeit - The two finished in third place in Florida’s primary. Giuliani endorsed McCain. Edwards voiced his support for both Democratic candidates but didn’t endorse one or the other. The Democratic Debate: Too Polite? – Was the debate between Clinton and Obama too sof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    Juvenile Backs It Up

    I don't know what it is about this song that gets a party started so easily, but Juvenile's 1999 cut, "Back That Ass Up" is just classic booty music that defies the notion of booty music. Aside from the title, it's a hell of a well-composed song which features Juvie (who looks and sounds like Plies ... More >>

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Frontier Justice

    Peter Michael Daniel was savagely beaten at the Sweetwater Police Complex over a missing Jet Ski. No ones saying who did it.

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Classroom Felon, Part 2

    Former AG Bob Butterworth has a double standard for felons

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    The Rothenberg Pledge

    You can help our newest appeals court judge set things right

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Judge Not

    Leslie Rothenberg wasn't fit for the bench once before, and she's not fit now

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Keep 'Em Separated

    The Office of the Inspector General and the Commission on Ethics and Public Trust may part ways after an acrimonious year

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    The Bitch

    Rave Robbers

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    End Run

    The second time a professor caught him cheating, UM football star Andre Johnson seemed to be in deep trouble. That's when home-field advantage kicked in.

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    A No-Class Operation

    Something isn't right at Mays Middle School -- and it's not just because of that bomb threat

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    The Enigma

    The new chairman of the Miami-Dade delegation sets his own course in Tallahassee

  • Calendar

    February 1, 2001

    Many Lives, Many Masters

    Colonel William English

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    The Chief's Retreat

    Rolando Bolaños lied and got away with it, but stay tuned

  • Film

    May 25, 2000
  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Inside Job

    For years people have been alleging that Miami bail-bond king Jim Viola bribes county corrections officers. For years the FBI and the State Attorney's Office have been investigating. And for years nothing has happened.

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Passport to Paradox

    The Cuban embargo is supposed to be getting tougher on travelers, but it's just getting weirder

  • News

    July 30, 1998

    Baba's Big Bucks

    African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko opened his checkbook and stole Miami's heart. Not surprisingly, that wasn't the only thing he stole.

  • Film

    August 1, 1996
  • News

    September 29, 1993

    Geraldo, Bloody, Geraldo!

    An oft-maligned talk-show host teams up with an oft-maligned state agency to produce a bit of TV magic

  • News

    March 3, 1993

    The public was shocked. Country Walk parents demanded action. An election was near. Janet Reno was going to send someone to jail. No matter what.

    Reno Consideration ( Part A) If she is confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno's ability to maintain discipline and impartiality among a vast bureaucracy of prosecutors will be tested like never before. The notorious cases examined here, drawn from

  • News

    September 30, 1992
  • News

    March 11, 1992

    The Rearranging of the Guard

    With Dexter Lehtinen and Diane Cossin out of the U.S. Attorney's Office, the public can look forward to unprecedented openness, right? No comment.

  • News

    November 13, 1991

    The Case From Hell: Part 3

    State investigators take a new look at the Nogues family's horror story. And reach a new conclusion.

  • News

    November 13, 1991

    Little Criminals

    What do you do with a little tyke who throws a rock at another kid? In Dade County, you prosecute him.

  • News

    September 11, 1991