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    November 25, 2014

    Miami All Quiet After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Sparks Protests Across the Country

    A grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who three months ago killed unarmed teenager Mike Brown sparked protests across the country last night. Ferguson, Missouri is still smoldering this morning after looting, teargas, arson, armored vehicles, and gunshots turned the St. Louis suburb into so ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Miami Police Will Test Body Cameras on 50 Officers

    Across the nation, the August 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provoked angry calls for cops to wear body cameras. Here in South Florida, Miami-Dade and Miami Beach cops quickly announced they were on board with the idea. But the Miami Police Department, perhaps the s ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Miami-Dade's Blackest Cities Have Its Whitest Police Forces

    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 >>

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    May 8, 2014
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    April 28, 2014

    LeBron on Clippers Owner's Racism: "There's No Room for Donald Sterling in the NBA"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Hey, Carlos Gimenez, Check Out CH2M Hill's Tarnished Past

    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 >>

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    September 12, 2013
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    September 9, 2013

    Miami Cops With Bad Records Accused of Beating Suspect, Fleeing Scene of Accident

    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 >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Colorado Firm Told Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Director About Its Tarnished Past

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Judge Allows Environmental Group To Join Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Lawsuit

    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 >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Miami Beach Fire Dept. Recruit Claims He Was Tea-Bagged, Racially Abused, And Fired For Complaining

    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 >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Rick Scott Paid $5,000 To An Alleged Boletera For His 2010 Campaign

    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 >>

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    August 7, 2012

    We Can't Trust Carlos Gimenez And Katherine Fernandez Rundle To Stop Absentee Ballot Fraud

    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 >>

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Protest Stupid, Racist Laws

    The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.

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    March 29, 2012

    Trayvon Martin and Five Other Racial Flare-Ups Since Obama's Election

    ​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 >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Miami Prison Employee Pleads Guilty to Gay Sex With Inmates

    ​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 >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    July 28, 2011
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    July 20, 2011

    Time for Miami Tax Evaders to Come Forward, Warns Local Attorney

    The days of hidden offshore accounts are drawing to an end, it seems​Not 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 >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Pakistani Relatives of Terrorist-linked Miami Imam Claim He's Innocent

    ​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 >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Barry Minkow Pleads Guilty to Lennar Conspiracy

    ​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 >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Al Sharpton Wants Justice Department to Investigate Miami Police Department

    ​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 >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Muslim Brotherhood Has Nazi Roots, Argues Florida Author John Loftus

    wikimedia commonsThe emblem of the Muslim Brotherhood, which one Florida historian claims was founded on Nazi ideology​John 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 >>

  • News

    September 18, 2008

    The Hand of Justice

    Lost in the immigration morass and mangled by the system.

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    February 8, 2008

    The Herald Kuehne Connection

    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 >>

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    July 20, 2006

    Kiss and Expel

    Miami Police administrators dole out cold-hearted dating advice

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    September 23, 2004


    The federal ban on assault weapons never worked, as Miami-Dade Police Ofcr. Keenya Hubert painfully learned

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    April 29, 2004

    Density Turns on the Radio

    WLRN grovels; school board makes vote count

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    January 30, 2003

    Hip-hop Treasure Hunt

    South Florida's radio war is all about the Benjamins

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    May 9, 2002

    As Nasty as He Wants To Be

    Miami Beach sours on Luther Campbell's Memorial Day freak show

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    January 3, 2002

    The Girl with the Tonton Heart

    Years after the Haitian diaspora, Papa and Baby Doc's children are still wandering

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    November 22, 2001

    Letters from the Issue of November 22, 2001

    The Great Art Debate, Part 2: This letter not intended for stupefied couch potatoes

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    November 8, 2001

    Waiting for Otto

    Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.

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    October 4, 2001

    Paradise Lost, Again

    As Miami Beach prepares for life in wartime, it's on its own

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    April 26, 2001

    Bird of Paradox

    José Basulto, president of Brothers to the Rescue, is a CIA-trained warrior who insists he supports nonviolent resistance. Complicated? Sí, señor.

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    April 19, 2001

    Elian Plus One

    An INS agent discloses blatant anti-Cuban sentiment surrounding last year's raid, and apparent attempts at a coverup. The result? He's threatened.

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    March 30, 2000

    Border Wars

    Nearly a dozen people in the local INS office have filed sexual-harassment complaints against the agency

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    December 23, 1999

    All About the Green

    A much ballyhooed petition supporting a commercial airport in Homestead appears to be a sham

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    March 4, 1999

    In Pursuit of Willy and Sal, Part Two

    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.

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    August 27, 1998

    Absentee Ethics

    That thoughtful Diaz de la Portilla boy has found a way to help out voters. What a guy!

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    July 30, 1998

    Baba's Big Bucks

    African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko opened his checkbook and stole Miami's heart. Not surprisingly, that wasn't the only thing he stole.

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    August 21, 1997

    Witness for the Prosecution

    Bruce Udolf spent seven years arguing public corruption cases for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami. A report from the front lines.

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    October 24, 1996

    Policing the Police

    An investigation into complaints about police use of excessive force confirms what many citizens already believe: Cops cover for cops

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    July 18, 1996

    Dead Wrong

    Miami's murder rate is going up, up, up, right?

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    June 13, 1996

    Big Wheel Keep on Turnin'

    Outgoing U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has a little farewell soiree, at which everyone remains fully clothed

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    April 18, 1996
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    December 7, 1995


    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

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    February 2, 1995

    Navel Maneuvers

    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.

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    September 28, 1994

    You Can't Always Get What You Want

    Spend a Saturday morning standing in line to buy Stones tix at Eckerd? Wild horses couldn't drag us away!

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