Seven months after Israel "Reefa" Hernandez was killed by Miami Beach cops, authorities finally announced what his family has claimed all along: that the teen died from being Tasered. The findings, which were disclosed yesterday by State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, contradict both news rep ... More >>
Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, were arrested on human-trafficking charges Monday after they allegedly forced a 13-year-old girl into prostitution and stripping at South Beach's only fully nude strip joint, Club Madonna. The State Attorney's Office says the girl, ... More >>
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. This week, Luke makes his predictions for the new year. What will happen in 2013 to capture people's attention? Who will do something to make us s ... More >>
Miami-Dade voters went to the polls today to vote on a long ballot filled with primary battles for both federal and state level legislative races, and the first (and in some cases, possibly final) rounds of the county mayor race, and several county commission seats. Longtime Miami-Dade State Attorne ... More >>
For two years, Miguel Exposito was the head honcho at the Miami Police Department. They were jolly times for the Magic City's muckrakers, who made an easy living as Exposito butted heads with Mayor Tomas Regalado and produced a too-crazy-to-be-true litany of scandals and shootings. When he was fired ... More >>
Many believe that Carlos Gimenez's endorsement from several gay rights groups in the Miami-Dade County mayoral election helped propel him to a narrow victory over Julio Robaina. So why the hell was he speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Family Coalition, a fringe organization most not ... More >>
City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones is looking for vindication at the expense of the city's top law enforcement official. According to a Feb. 14 letter her civil attorney sent Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Spence-Jones is preparing to sue the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office for allegedly violat ... More >>
See ya, Expo! Miami's finest reality-show filming, mayor-baiting police chief catastrophe is officially looking for a new job thanks to Michelle Spence-Jones's vote.MSJ evidently decided her district's outrage over the Miami Police Department's wave of seven fatal cop-involved shootings this past ... More >>
Derick Kuilan has already faced professional consequences from the night the Miami Beach police officer took a woman he met at the Clevelander on a drunk ATV joyride down the beach before hitting a couple. He was fired. Now Kuilan faces criminal charges, and the former police officer turned ... More >>
Two Miami Beach cops accused of assaulting a gay tourist in Flamingo Park are getting pink slips -- even though prosecutors declined to file charges against them. Officers Elliut Hazzi and Frankly Forte are set to be fired, Commissioner Michael Gongora announced on his Twitter feed this afternoon ... More >>
via Miami-Dade State Attorney's OfficeMartin KingFormer North Miami Beach public services director Martin King was arrested today and charged with 41 felony counts of money laundering for stealing millions in taxpayer dollars with fake work orders for sewer projects. After investigators looked in ... More >>
Angry crowds have shouted for his ouster for weeks. Civic leaders have loudly decried his reign. His minions are accused of abusing the public with indiscriminate violence. And yet Miami PD chief Miguel Exposito keeps his tenuous grasp on power.Oh, you thought we were talking about that other guy ... More >>
"Embattled" isn't nearly a strong enough adjective for Miami Police jefe Miguel Exposito these days, so we'll just have to invent a new one: em-blitzkrieged. Because it's only Tuesday and Exposito's job security this week looks as tenuous as Hosni Mubarak's.Just since Friday, these things have ha ... More >>
Without admitting Jim Morrison was railroaded by Miami-Dade's criminal justice system 40 years ago, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle says her office won't fight Charlie Crist's pardon of The Doors iconic dead lead singer.The county's top cop claims the recession is the reason ... More >>
Cesar Carasa's smooth tongue didn't do him any good in court. Late yesterday, a Miami-Dade jury found the former West Miami mayor guilty of exploiting his official position. The loquacious Cuban American politician ran up more than $70,000 in calls to women in the Dominican Republic on his c ... More >>
Barbara Carey-Shuler, aka Ms. Oh-I-Guess-I-Did-Write-That-Letter.Last November, Barbara Carey-Shuler was the reason the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office charged then-Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones with grand theft of $50,000 in county grants that went to a now defunct family busi ... More >>
Bad guys, party on! Three of Miami's best prosecutors are getting the boot.
"You hypocritical justice-mongers are nothing more than chicken-shit cowards, spewing political rhetoric as if it's the cure instead of the band-aid it really is."
Is the Miami commissioner the target of a wicked plot? Or is he spinning a yarn so complex everyone's now dizzy?
Incredibly, the job of one of the county's most successful and vigilant agents is on the line
Giant bronze dolphins and Miccosukees in the golf zone
Pumpkin lovers return to the patch
Rundle, Milian, or Pizzi as state attorney in '04?
Greed, thievery, corruption, and betrayal -- the sordid tale of Miriam Alonso's downfall
Hear why this crusader wants to save you from the evils of gay rights
From the issue of December 28, 2000
Especially when you have investigators breathing down your neck and rabble-rousers raising holy hell
From the issue of December 7, 2000
From the issue of November 2, 2000
The State Attorney's Office takes heat no matter what the outcome
The truth is all relative to Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños
Good Cops, Bad Cops
Stanley Cohen's wife went to prison for arranging to have him killed. Years later a Miami journalist reveals a secret. Now the entire case may be unraveling.
Drunk drivers are getting away with it these days, thanks to peevish Miami-Dade cops
Why are we showing you the contents of the Killian High pamphlet? Because we can!
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.
The simple act of delivering a subpoena can get tricky when it involves Joe Gersten and the prosecutor who is after him
If you think Dade County is a filthy mess now, just wait till you're drowning in it