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 >>
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 >>
Miami Police canine units attack first, ask questions later.
Four dead suspects and 92 complaints later, this guy 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 >>
Vamos a Cuba has become an unlikely political lightning rod
Tongues still wag over FTAA arrests, but does the Civilian Investigative Panel have teeth?
As Marta Perez has discovered, the school board can be a very lonely place when you're trying to be a reformer
Miami-Dade County has a hands-off policy toward its schoolchildren, but that doesn't mean corporal punishment has gone away
The school board may vote to name a school after a powerful union boss. That's politics, baby.
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
Perhaps when Dade school board members pay the rent but live elsewhere
If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?
In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now
He has been enormously influential for 34 years, yet Pat Tornillo -- politically astute leader of Dade's teachers' union -- remains a mystery to most
She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?
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.