Miami has a long, proud history of granting civic immortality to our scummiest citizens, from naming a street after a Hialeah sugar company run by a former coke smuggler to UM's increasingly embarrassing Alex Rodriguez Park to the long-lost Jose Canseco Street in Westchester. The latest flap over n ... More >>
Marlenis Smart describes her seven years as a firefighter as a nightmare. In a lawsuit filed in 2010, she claimed she was sexually harassed by co-workers from her first day on the job. Male firefighters told her "women belong in the kitchen," accused her of being a slut, and walked in on her in the ... More >>
Charles Hurley, the former head of the Miami-Dade Schools police force, has been hit with a lawsuit by two female officers who say the chief sexually harassed them. One of the women claims that Hurley was brandishing his boner around in front of her, while another claims the chief forced her hand in ... More >>
In May, Robert T. Williams, the director of the Miami Springs Public Works, stepped down from his position after 23 years. Asked by the Miami Herald why he was leaving so suddenly, Williams said he felt disrespected by management's attempts to privatize his department."There's just too much stress a ... More >>
When Charles Martin took over the South Beach AIDS Project (SoBAP) in 2005, he revamped the nonprofit's outdated image by reaching out to young, gay blacks and Hispanics. He traveled to conferences around the world and pulled in state and federal grants to combat HIV.But in the past year, Martin and ... More >>
Florida's Republican voters are making a firm stand for the conservative, pro-family values that have defined their party for decades by fleeing en masse from Herman Cain after multiple sexual harassment charges and new allegations that he carried on a 14-year affair.Yessir, there's no place in t ... More >>
Colorful characters involved in the Republican primary are about as common as minor scandals over at The Miami Herald, so it only makes sense that somehow those two worlds would collide.Remember back in 2009 when a Navy spokesman at Guantanamo Bay accused veteran Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg o ... More >>
Andre Pierre's got a new police chief.In this week's New Times, we laid out the case for indicting North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre. Now, Pierre's administration has just named Marc Elias Jr. as acting chief.Yes, the one and same Marc Elias Jr. who was fired as chief in Florida City a couple years ... More >>
My, how sexual harassment claims have evolved. In the nineties, the headlines always went like this: Pretty Young Female Subordinate Sues Insensitive Boss. You didn't hear much about the unfortunate boys who were groped, gawked at or objectified on the job. But check this out: A group of Miami-base ... More >>
Ousted police chief leaves complaints in his wake.
Vietnam left him paralyzed and in constant pain. But his female co-workers -- who have spent the past fifteen years fending off unwanted advances and inappropriate comments -- say his greatest handicaps are from the neck up.