More than 200 people gathered at the corner of 71st Street and Collins Avenue last night with skateboards, armbands, and signs scrawled with the message "#JusticeForReefa." The corner is the same spot where one year earlier, 18-year-old Israel "Reefa" Hernandez died after a Miami Beach Police offic ... More >>
One year ago today, Miami Beach cops caught a tall, skinny teenager spray-painting the side of an abandoned McDonald's. A phalanx of police officers chased the curly-haired kid for seven minutes: Israel "Reefa" Hernandez clambered over fences and atop cars until he finally found himself cornered in ... More >>
Months after the death of local teenage artist Israel "Reefa" Hernandez, friends and supporters are demanding justice. On Tuesday morning a group of protestors targeted Miami Beach police chief Ray Martinez and demanded that officer Jorge Mercado, the man who used the Taser that killed Hernandez, be ... More >>
For a while it seemed like GOP Rep. David Rivera may as well have been named Teflon Dave. No matter what accusations were flung at him, nothing stuck.Now, it looks like he's running out of luck. The Florida Commission on Ethics has found that Rivera broke state laws by failing to fully disclose his ... More >>
In a stunning series of accusations, Florida's lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll, was allegedly caught in a compromising sexual position with a top female aide.Of course, the claims are coming from a former Carroll staffer who was fired and is facing third-degree felony charges for illegally tap ... More >>
"Half the people down here know me as the 'Hatman,'" Shahdaroba Rodd says. "The other half know me as the 'Naked Guy.'" Key West resident Rodd likes to bike around town wearing nothing but a G-string and a homemade stovepipe hat. He's something of a legend at Fantasy Fest, the weirdo town's ann ... More >>
Last week, New Times published "Rotten to the Core", a cover story exposing the Florida Department of Education's failure to properly oversee schools receiving money from the McKay Scholarship, a state voucher program paying private school tuition for disabled students. The consequences, as ... More >>
Carlos Gimenez A couple of blogs have been barking up a storm about certain real estate developers tied to dubious projects getting cozy with Julio Robaina, but Carlos Gimenez has his fair share as well. The donations reinforce the fact both candidates represent special interests and folks they w ... More >>
Rudy Herbello is lording over the mess known as the Golden Beach Police Department.The Town of Golden Beach Police Department is in turmoil. In April, two officers were criminally charged with defrauding the small enclave by double dipping. Yovany Diaz, 33, and Omar Paez, 41, are accused of worki ... More >>
via The Skoop DepotOpa-locka city manager Clarance Patterson.Just days after announcing that state authorities were investigating massive police corruption in his city, Opa-locka city manager Clarance Patterson has abruptly announced his resignation. Patterson, who held the post for only 16 ... More >>
Republican Rep. David Rivera is now under investigation by three separate agencies who are all looking into ethics charges involving his campaign finances. Perhaps no one told him, because he sure doesn't have anything to say about it. Since his district includes part of Collier County, Rivera de ... More >>
Way to go Miami. We've elected a guy to congress who is so ethically shady that he even makes career D.C. politicians nervous. As the ethics scandal involving freshman Republican Rep. David Rivera grows, GOP leaders are said to be quietly making plans to replace him if need be. In any event, ... More >>
South Florida's underground vampires lust for more than your heart.
The steroid scandal keeps injecting Palm Beach County.
Dontrelle Willis gets sent off in style, sorta.
Ousted police chief leaves complaints in his wake.
Gabe Pendas wants to save college kids a bundle. And this brawler might just do it.
An exclusive private school finds itself in turmoil after parents revolt
Mass transit trouble and coked-up greyhounds
Where has the Daniel Azoulay Gallery gone?
Civic demons, bad dentistry, and hip-hop culture crash
In a contentious case of townhouse tumult, resourceful residents kick management maniacs to the curb
Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?
Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez
She says he ordered her to sue a local resident, and then fired her. He says that's a lie. Being Key Biscayne police chief isn't the hassle-free job Michael Flaherty thought it would be.
With just a teeny-weeny bit of help from Key Biscayne police detectives
Despite a history of corruption in its north district substation, the Miami Police Department won't get tough with its own cops
Activists say the effort to overturn the county's gay-rights ordinance isn't political; it's criminal
When the Coral Gables city manager leaves his post, he may be a very rich man
FIU and MDCC foundations draw new scrutiny from state investigators
Danny Felton admitted to betraying the public trust when he worked as a Miami cop. Now his apparent misdeeds are forgotten.
The mayor of Hialeah Gardens has a taste for vulgarity, revenge -- and for costing the city big bucks in legal fees
Using a bomb scare as partial pretext, Mayor Raul Martinez is pushing his city's secession from Miami-Dade County
The continuing success of lobbyist Ron Book: Perverse proof of how much lawmakers need lawbreakers
You live in Rio de Janeiro and you've got a little problem with an overzealous police force. Your difficulties could be solved with a few hundred assault rifles and a couple of tons of ammo. Welcome to Miami!
Hialeah residents Omar and Carmen Corzo sue Councilwoman Carmen Caldwell (among others) for violating their civil rights
When you grow up in the migrant labor camps of South Dade, sometimes it's gang life -- and sometimes it's no life
A Miami Beach cop is accused of getting a little too friendly with the community
Residents galvanized by allegations of corruption and incompetence: Give them liberty or give them death!