Richard Gerstein

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    February 19, 2013

    Video: Cute Puppy Outsmarts Miami Courthouse Security

    On one hand: What the hell, people? You can't just bring your unleashed dog to the steps of the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building and expect it to patiently wait outside until you're done with your courthouse business. On the other hand: Awwwwww, cute!

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    December 11, 2012

    Got Jury Duty? Miami-Dade May Soon Actually Let You Park for Free

    Jury duty in Miami-Dade is the worst. You have to get there at nine am. and sit in a crowded room while being subjected to an endless display of nothing but Sandra Bullock movies, then, if you're picked for a jury pool, you're shepherded around the courthouse all day like cattle.But before all of th ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Ten Things You Learn Serving Miami-Dade Jury Duty

    ​Silently judging other people is one of my top ten favorite activities of all time, but I was still a bit nervous when I found out I'd been called for the very first time to the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building to serve my civic duty of jury service.Well, yesterday I showed up, sat in that bi ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    November 11, 2010
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    July 15, 2010

    Courthouse Cuisine On Trial

    Courtroom sketch-artist depiction of ham & cheese sandwich allegedly used against victim.​I spent the better part of yesterday proudly serving my country and representing all of you, dear citizens. I'm talking about jury duty, which I seem to get roped into every couple of years -- making me q ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Michelle Bonds Out While Angel Skates

    ​Early this morning, in front of the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building at 1351 NW 12th Street, after reading from a prepared statement asserting her innocence, Michelle Spence-Jones grew testy with some of the Miami media horde chronicling her surrender to law enforcement officials.When WPLG's ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    February 7, 2008
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    September 20, 2007

    Yo Quiero In!

    Bail bondsman Mike Suarez aims to unseat Angel Gonzalez

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    July 27, 2006

    The Miami Strangler, Part 2

    Eight years later, a dead girl's family awaits justice

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    July 20, 2006

    The Miami Strangler, Part 1

    Brilliant thug Harrel Braddy has terrorized South Florida since 1984. The death needle awaits.

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    May 25, 2006

    Four Wheels, No Breaks

    Sean Taylor's felony charges have wrecked several lives, not to mention his pro football career

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    April 20, 2006

    Jump-Out Boys

    Scheming snitches, dirty detectives, intrepid investigators. This ain't The Shield's Strike Team.

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    January 5, 2006


    A nightclub fight breaks out between blink-and-theyre-over celebs

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    June 16, 2005
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    April 14, 2005

    Contraband Combat

    Cell phones, pot, and knives are found by county jail shakedown teams

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    January 20, 2005

    Get Out of Jail First

    How a Miami bail bondsman made a ton of money by sneaking into the court's computer system

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    December 9, 2004

    Judge Not

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

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    August 19, 2004
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    May 27, 2004

    A Shot in the Dark, Part II

    After firing his gun at a police officer, Mario Barcia's life has gone from bad to wretched

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    May 6, 2004

    Denise Calvo: Murder Suspect

    Tales of illicit affairs, heavy drug use, prostitutes, a strained marriage -- no wonder police are suspicious

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    December 11, 2003

    Heavy Traffic

    Miami attorney Joaquin Perez helps drug kingpins get minimum jail time, maximum profits, by cooperating with the feds

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    August 16, 2001

    Space Cowboy

    Someone please tell Bill Nelson that not everyone in the Democratic Party looks like him

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    October 26, 2000

    Friendly Fire

    State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle should have coasted to election victory. Instead she's dodging bullets from the police unions in the political fight of her life.

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    March 2, 2000

    A Shakey Machine

    FIU hoops coach Shakey Rodriguez has surrounded himself with coaches and players with bad raps and worse reps -- and it's a losing combination

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    December 23, 1999

    Pain & Gain

    They were local bodybuilders with a penchant for steroids, strippers, and quick cash. And they became expert in the use of a peculiar motivational tool: Torture.

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    July 9, 1998

    Gelber Unbound

    He managed to leave office without being indicted, which may explain why Miami Beach's former mayor feels free to unload on development, corruption, and the bad boys across the bay

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    August 24, 1994

    Smokin' Near the Boys' Room

    When a Metro cop spotted a defense attorney sneaking a butt in the Justice Building, it was a clear case of drag erasing

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    June 29, 1994

    Room with a Viewer

    A young Larry King. A racist white enclave called Liberty City. A homophobic Anita Bryant taken seriously. South Florida's past is present at the Louis Wolfson II Media History Center.