From Lil Wayne to Miley Cyrus to Spike Lee, quite a year!
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 looks back on 2013's best hits. A lot of folks get upset over the things I write, but I call 'em like I see em based on facts. T ... More >>
George Zimmerman certainly hasn't managed to keep himself on the right side of the law ever since he was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, and now he'd heading back to jail. Zimmerman was arrested this afternoon by Seminole County deputies after they received reports of a disturbance.
Florida's convoluted gun laws are up for debate today, although not really. It kind of just felt nice to say that for a second. It's true that the criminal justice subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives will hold a 5-hour hearing about Stand Your Ground, among other things. However, th ... More >>
The George Zimmerman saga has already given Florida a terrible national reputation. The mention of Miami teen Trayvon Martin conjures images of tragedy, gun-crazed neighborhood watchmen, and Stand Your Ground. So it's not exactly helping our state's rep that a photo of two white guys from Florida w ... More >>
George Zimmerman may have avoided jail time for killing Trayvon Martin, but the man can not seem to stay out of legal trouble ever since. Now his soon-to-be-ex-Motherin-in-Law has filed a police report claiming that Zimmerman stole furniture and a television from a home they own.
Don't expect ESPN's Scoop Jackson to write any more columns about LeBron James or the Miami Dolphins. He announced today that after careful consideration he's boycotting Florida sports. He won't even watch a single game involving a Florida sports team while in the end admitting "this gesture might o ... More >>
Dr. George Clinton, the Godfather of Funk, "stand[s] in support of the spirit of the 'boycott Florida' movement" launched by Stevie Wonder in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case. But he also lives in the Sunshine State. So, as the Parliament/Funkadelic founder and his ... More >>
Juror B29 was the only minority member of the George Zimmerman jury and now reveals she was the only one who tried to argue to convict Zimmerman in the final days. Going by the name "Maddy," she gave her first interview to ABC's Robin Roberts. It will air in three parts over the next two days on W ... 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 has some advice for the President. While it was nice to see President Barack Obama finally address the nation about his blackne ... More >>
Further illustrating the racial divide in response to the death of Trayvon Martin and the trial of his killer George Zimmerman, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll has found that while the majority of non-Hispanic white people agree with the "not guilty" verdict the jury handed down to Zimmerman and ... More >>
It's been nine days since a six-person jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Yet despite President Obama's unscripted personal address to the nation and the possibility of a civil case against Zimmerman, many Americans' anger over the acquittal hasn't dimm ... More >>
The verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman could come as early today, so in anticipation, the Miami-Dade Police Department has set up two "First Amendment zones" to try to corral protests and public gatherings. Never mind, of course, that all of America is technically covered by the First ... More >>
Chanivia Broussard may be one the best female basketball players to ever pass through the University of Miami. By the time she left in 2003, she had scored 1,482 points (7th all-time for the Hurricanes). She holds the same rank for field goals (621) and is ranked 10th for rebounds (583).
Freddy Madball = New York City hardcore. But did you know he came up in Miramar on salsa duro, Grandmaster Flash, and Miami bass? From singing with Agnostic Front at age 7 to starting his own band, Freddy Cricien and his Madball cohorts have turned the world into one massive mosh pit. And now the ... More >>
Now we know why George Zimmerman started selling his autograph last month. Turns out, back when he was preparing to leave jail on bond over the summer, he and his lawyers had hired a detective agency run by a former SWAT team member to concoct an elaborate disappearing act: Zimmerman would be rushed ... More >>
After a task force appointed by Gov. Rick Scott ultimately decided to make no substantial change to Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law after the Trayvon Martin shooting, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chris Smith has introduced his own changes to the law. The changes would ultimately ... More >>
DJ Shadow says, "Listen." From '90s sample-heavy hip-hop to millenial hyphy experiments, he has been predicting the next phase of rap music for 20 years. But now the 40-year-old experimental hip-hop DJ-producer (born Joshua Paul Davis in San Jose, California) has just released a multi-disc, care ... More >>
Ever wanted to own the autograph of a man who gunned down an unarmed teenager guilty of nothing more than being black in his own neighborhood? If you agree with that sentiment, probably not. But the legion who think George Zimmerman is a Second Amendment hero who bravely killed a violent intruder to ... More >>
George Zimmerman, the self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed Miami teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, is once again out of jail. He posted his $1 million bond and walked out of jail at about 3 p.m. Though he originally bailed out after his initial arrest, he was ordered ... More >>
"Certainly a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relati ... More >>
Among the many stark questions at the heart of the Trayvon Martin case is one simple query with huge implications: Does Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law encourage guys like George Zimmerman to take justice into their own hands? Or, as Florida Republicans argue, does it deter crime by ensuring anyon ... More >>
George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, now finds herself behind bars in the same facility where her husband is being held on second-degree murder charges. Seminole County Sheriff's deputies arrested her this afternoon on a single perjury charge. The charge stems from accusations that the Zimmer ... More >>
Bubba the Love Sponge, the horrible Tampa-based shock jock who last showed up in this space when he suggested that the death of half a million Haitians would actually be a good thing, has decided to hold a face eating contest in the wake of the horrific attack that occurred here in Miami. Because Bu ... More >>
It seems that second-degree murder charges may not be the only legal trouble George Zimmerman faces for shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. An Orlando-area news station reports that the FBI may move forward on charging Zimmerman with a hate crime. Currently the toughest sentence Zimmerman coul ... More >>
Here is a story about capitalism and humanity at its most vile and disgusting. Orlando news station WKMG discovered that Trayvon Martin gun range targets are for sale. They tracked down the unidentified seller who said, "My main motivation was to make money off the controversy." Excuse us while we c ... More >>
Thirty-three-year-old Pompano Beach resident Gasmy Joseph wears a supertall Mohawk. About a year ago, an epiphany struck when he wanted to spread the word about a buddy's birthday party: Why not advertise it on the hairdo? In terms of innovation, Thomas Edison's light bulb now looks like a piece of ... More >>
In the wake of Trayvon Martin's killing, even Dennis Baxley -- the original sponsor of Florida's Stand Your Ground law and among the most pro-gun legislators in the whole country -- has distanced himself from the law by saying it shouldn't apply to George Zimmerman. Gov. Rick Scott has bowed to popu ... More >>
Are you ready for your morning dose of statistical overload? Good, because Public Policy Polling just unleashed a wide-ranging poll of Floridians that somehow asks about Fidel Castro, Major League Baseball, and the Trayvon Martin case. Some interesting highlights: Ozzie Guillen is only slightly more ... More >>
Saturday Night Live dove full-on into the Trayvon Martin case this weekend. Of course, there's not a whole lot humor to be found in the specifics of the case, so instead the show lampooned CNN's Piers Morgan, Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen (played by host Josh Brolin), and Florida in general (" ... More >>
If there's perhaps one thing the Trayvon Martin case has taught us, it's that we should all wait until more facts come to light before we make any absolute judgment. This is at least what a lot of my friends on the right have been telling me. Of course, now comes news that a drunk guy in Gainesville ... More >>
Yesterday, Trayvon Martin's still-not-arrested shooter George Zimmerman launched a website, therealgeorgezimmerman.com, where supporters can donate to his theoretical legal defense fund. The website gained considerable media coverage last night, so a Michigan politician best known for intenti ... More >>
Last November, local aspiring rapper Alex "Rube" Rubin released a song blaming the NBA's "corrupt policeman" of a commissioner David Stern for the lockout.Now he's turned his white boy wrath on the Miami Heat, a move he admits is akin to wearing a "I (Heart) George Zimmerman" t-shirt to a Trayvon Ma ... More >>
The reaction to the Trayvon Martin shooting has deeply divided Americans. According to a new Pew Research Center, African Americans and Democrats say they are following the case closely, while whites and Republicans are more likely to say that the case is getting too much media attention.
Much has been made of the younger pictures of Trayvon Martin released to the media by his family's lawyers, but until now the only image seen in the media of shooter George Zimmerman has been a years old mugshot. ABC News has now obtained police surveillance video of Zimmerman at a police station ... More >>
Luther Campbell, 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 is tired of marching and rallying for justice.Last week, thousands of people, led by Rev. Al Sharpton, held a rally in Sa ... More >>
There's very little levity to be found in the Trayvon Martin case, and so far the satirists have stayed mostly away from the story. Well, last night Stephen Colbert decided to take a swing at it by lampooning Republican candidate's reactions to President Obama's statements about the case, Geraldo ... More >>
Sometimes when you get a bunch of unsupervised kids with heightened emotions together, bad things happen.Though the vast majority of demonstrations at Miami-Dade high schools have been peaceful and orderly, a small group of protesters from North Miami Beach High School apparently lost control and ... More >>
Broward state rep and House Democratic leader-designate Perry Thurston Jr. spoke with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's The Last Word last night about Governor Rick Scott's decision to create a task force to look at the "stand your ground" law. While he sees the "prospects looking better," MSNBC contrib ... More >>
It's been almost a month since George Zimmerman tracked down and fatally shot 17-year-old Miami native Trayvon Martin in a Stanford, Florida, gated community, and Zimmerman remains a free man with no charges filed. Today, the state attorney for Brevard and Seminole counties announced that a grand j ... More >>
The number of "justifiable" deaths in Florida that have resulted from self defense has tripled since 2005 when then-Governor Jeb Bush signed the "Stand Your Ground" law. That's the same law that has so far kept George Zimmerman out of jail for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Though, even the ... More >>