The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri has highlighted the tension that can build when a town with a majority black population is patrolled by a police force that is largely white. The situation in Miami is slightly more complicated. Several police forces here have higher percentages of black officers t ... More >>
New tape has leaked this morning to Deadspin of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling discussing his views on race, and the audio makes it clear that Sterling is about as enlightened on the topic as mouth-breathing Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The key difference is that Sterling owns a major NB ... More >>
Get this: The national engineering firm in the driver's seat to oversee Miami-Dade's $1.6 billion overhaul of the county's monumentally dilapidated sewer system has a history of violating the Clean Water Act, mishandling radioactive waste, billing for phantom work, and paying kickbacks. In most pl ... More >>
Officer Eric Guzman's highlights over his nine years on the Miami Police Department include 30 use-of-force complaints, two dead suspects, and one self-inflicted gunshot wound to the foot. Sgt. Juan Mendez, meanwhile, has killed four suspects and racked up nearly 100 complaints in his 28-year career ... More >>
For at least three months, John Renfrow, director of the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department, knew about the $18.5 million fine CH2M Hill had to pay the federal government to avoid being prosecuted for time card fraud. Yet Renfrow didn't stop the Colorado-based firm from bidding on a lucrative contr ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gets the scoop on Rev. Richard Dunn II's biggest supporter. Just when I was about to give Rev. Richard Dunn II the benefit of the doubt, ... More >>
As Miami-Dade County moves forward with its $12.6 billion plan to fix the aging water and sewer collection system, Federal Chief Judge Frederico Moreno yesterday awarded a significant victory to the Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper, an environmental group that claims the county proposal does not address sea ... More >>
Brian Gentles wanted to be a firefighter even before he arrived in America from Jamaica at age 12. There was something simple and noble about solving other people's problems, not to mention saving their lives. "I was fascinated by putting water on a fire," he says.Now, however, it's the City of Miam ... More >>
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been dead serious about cleaning up Florida's elections. First, he targeted 180,000 suspected ineligible voters to strike from the rolls (though he ended up eliminating only 200 after the Department of Justice stepped in). Then, he severely restricted voter registration a ... More >>
Most of the world has moved on from LeBron James' decision to leave Cleveland and play for the Miami Heat, but at least one man is still mad about it. The lawyer for Muhammad Rahim, an Al-Qaeda member who served as a translator for Osama bin Laden and who is currently being held in Guantanamo Bay, h ... 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 wants the feds to investigate the latest election fraud scandal in Miami-Dade.President Barack Obama needs to send the Justice De ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.
So much for post-racial politics. The tragic shooting of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin last month by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has once again exposed America's deep racial fault lines. Jesse Jackson quickly announced that "blacks are under attack." White supremacist websites c ... More >>
In pornos, prison-guard-on-inmate sex makes for a reliable plot. In real life, it makes for a pretty serious crime. Just ask Jack Chris Jackson. The former employee at the Federal Correctional Institute in Miami pleaedd guilty to having sex with numerous inmates and now could face up to 15 years ... More >>
The days of hidden offshore accounts are drawing to an end, it seemsNot everyone in Miami is on the up & up. Sure, your neighbor could have bought that brand-new Mercedes-Benz with the Christmas bonus. Or it could have been that narco slush fund in the Cayman Islands. The truth is that ... More >>
The indictment that lead to the arrests of Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, the Imam of a Miami mosque, and his two sons for allegedly providing material support to the Pakistani Taliban also named three other suspects that are believed to be at large in Pakistan. Amini Khan, Khan's daughter who is ... More >>
As expected former conman turned pastor turned corporate whistle-blower Barry Minkow has pleaded guilty to commit securities fraud. He was accused of purposefully trying to harm the business of Lennar, a home builder that is one of the largest companies head-quartered in Miami-Dade, by reporting ... More >>
Mayor Tomás Regalado isn't the only powerful enemy Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito has made in his relatively short run atop the department. Now, national civil rights leader and former presidential candidate Al Sharpton is calling for a federal investigation into the Miami Police Department. ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe emblem of the Muslim Brotherhood, which one Florida historian claims was founded on Nazi ideologyJohn Loftus knows him some Nazis.The former Department of Justice prosecutor and St. Petersburg native has made a career out of revealing what he says is the US government's deepe ... More >>
Lost in the immigration morass and mangled by the system.
Today’s big local story is the news that Miami attorney Ben Keuhne, the Democratic Party hero who represented Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, was indicted on six counts of money laundering, money laundering concealment and obstruction of justice. The U.S. Department of Justice is accusi ... More >>
A daughter treated well. A 14-year-old orphan beaten and rented to neighbors. This ain't Disney.
Miami Police administrators dole out cold-hearted dating advice
The federal ban on assault weapons never worked, as Miami-Dade Police Ofcr. Keenya Hubert painfully learned
WLRN grovels; school board makes vote count
Unless Manny Diaz tops him, Dexter is the hottest candidate for the 2004 county race
South Florida's radio war is all about the Benjamins
Miami Beach sours on Luther Campbell's Memorial Day freak show
The Great Art Debate, Part 2: This letter not intended for stupefied couch potatoes
José Basulto, president of Brothers to the Rescue, is a CIA-trained warrior who insists he supports nonviolent resistance. Complicated? Sí, señor.
An INS agent discloses blatant anti-Cuban sentiment surrounding last year's raid, and apparent attempts at a coverup. The result? He's threatened.
Nearly a dozen people in the local INS office have filed sexual-harassment complaints against the agency
A much ballyhooed petition supporting a commercial airport in Homestead appears to be a sham
Having lost their case against the drug kingpins, federal prosecutors vowed to convict jury foreman Miguel Moya of bribery. Didn't quite work out that way.
That thoughtful Diaz de la Portilla boy has found a way to help out voters. What a guy!
African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko opened his checkbook and stole Miami's heart. Not surprisingly, that wasn't the only thing he stole.
Bruce Udolf spent seven years arguing public corruption cases for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami. A report from the front lines.
An investigation into complaints about police use of excessive force confirms what many citizens already believe: Cops cover for cops
Miami's murder rate is going up, up, up, right?
Outgoing U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has a little farewell soiree, at which everyone remains fully clothed
A long-time aide. A few thousand dollars' worth of dubious insurance receipts. A cauldron of allegations. U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has been . . . scalded
A fat guy who swam in Jell-O, a Grand Canyon of female cleavage, and enough Wesson oil for a fried-chicken cookoff. We watched it all so you wouldn't have to.
Spend a Saturday morning standing in line to buy Stones tix at Eckerd? Wild horses couldn't drag us away!