Janet McAliley

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    January 10, 2013
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    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Undercover Cop Broke Rules, Scared the Crap Out of Everyone At BBQ Joint, CIP Says

    ​Miguel Rodriguez and his wife, Barbara, were waiting for some barbecue after work on a Friday afternoon late last year when all hell broke loose inside People's Bar-B-Que in Overtown.A screaming man dressed head to toe in black charged the busy take-out counter, wielding a handgun sideways, gangs ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    September 16, 2009

    City Tells Police Review Panel to Rehire Deadbeat Manager for $85K Amid Huge Budget Cuts

    In January, Shirley Richardson got canned as executive director of the Civilian Investigative Panel, the voter-created group that polices the Miami Police Department.​According to panel members, she rarely showed up for work and was a terrible manager when she did. To top it off, Richardson demand ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Dog Bites Man

    Miami Police canine units attack first, ask questions later.

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    July 9, 2009

    Nightmare Cop

    Four dead suspects and 92 complaints later, this guy is still on the beat.

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    July 3, 2009

    Four Dead Suspects and 92 Complaints Later, Miami Cop is Still On the Beat

    What happens when a wayward cop goes unpunished for a blatant crime? Ask Sgt. Juan E. Mendez. Last month a citizen oversight group considered the 92nd complaint filed against the officer in his 25-year career.Those complaints include: 22 for excessive use of force, 22 for discourtesy, 20 for abusive ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Commie Book Ban

    Vamos a Cuba has become an unlikely political lightning rod

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    January 29, 2004

    Protest Too Much

    Tongues still wag over FTAA arrests, but does the Civilian Investigative Panel have teeth?

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    February 15, 2001

    Rebel with a Cause

    As Marta Perez has discovered, the school board can be a very lonely place when you're trying to be a reformer

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    September 7, 2000

    Cruel or Usual Punishment?

    Miami-Dade County has a hands-off policy toward its schoolchildren, but that doesn't mean corporal punishment has gone away

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    July 22, 1999

    Standing Pat

    The school board may vote to name a school after a powerful union boss. That's politics, baby.

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    October 22, 1998

    The Name Game

    True or False: The county's newest addition to public education was christened Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School because that's what taxpayers wanted

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    June 19, 1997

    When Is a House Not a Home?

    Perhaps when Dade school board members pay the rent but live elsewhere

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    March 27, 1997
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    January 2, 1997

    New Year's Revolution

    If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?

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    September 26, 1996

    Black or Blue

    In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now

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    September 19, 1996

    The Old School of Power

    He has been enormously influential for 34 years, yet Pat Tornillo -- politically astute leader of Dade's teachers' union -- remains a mystery to most

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    February 23, 1995

    The Commish

    She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?

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    May 11, 1994

    Miami Makeover

    Tropical paradise or violent hellhole? If you ask the wizards selected to design the city's publicity campaign, the answer is as clear as a bright summer day.

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    March 30, 1994