The evening was sliding toward midnight, but the students were still hanging out. It was February 9, 2013, and the five members of Florida International University's Muslim Student Association had finished their evening prayers in the room they used daily at the Graham Center, the student union on t ... More >>
The bullet-hole-ridden gray hoodie Trayvon Martin wore on the night of his death could find its way into a museum. At the moment, it's still being held by the FBI as the Department of Justice decides whether or not to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
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 >>
Dozens of news vans surrounded Arthur Jackson III's church on Sunday, but the TV crews didn't stick around long when the pastor announced that Trayvon Martin's mother wasn't coming. Sybrina Fulton didn't show up at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church's services because she was still processing Geo ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Department of Justice slammed City of Miami cops for a string of unjustified shootings. But Miami has new competition for the title of the state's worst police department. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently investigating cops in Lakeland for having copious ... More >>
It's pretty hard to follow in the large boot steps of John Timoney, the one-time Miami police chief. In fact, ever since Miami New Times crowned Timoney "America's Worst Cop" in 2007, it's taken us five years to find suitable successors to the title.But the quintet of contenders in Miami this year u ... More >>
Two months ago, New Times broke news of Miami Beach Fire Department recruit Brian Gentles's allegations that fellow firemen had sexually and racially harassed him. He accused another recruit of tea-bagging him and superiors of covering up the abuse.But a report released yesterday by an outside inves ... More >>
Judges postpone trials across Florida every day for all kinds of reasons -- delayed depositions, conflicts with other cases, motions from attorneys, illnesses in the family. (Just ask Carlos Bertonatti -- two and half years later, still no trial.)But there's at least one reason that won't stick: Wan ... More >>
A hostile Supreme Court and a feckless Obama administration have gone too far.
For two years, Miguel Exposito was the head honcho at the Miami Police Department. They were jolly times for the Magic City's muckrakers, who made an easy living as Exposito butted heads with Mayor Tomas Regalado and produced a too-crazy-to-be-true litany of scandals and shootings. When he was fired ... More >>
'Tis the season for thievery, according to Adweek's list of most shoplifted items during the holiday season. Filet mignon and Jameson whiskey are numbers one and two on the list.Though that might conjure images of rich men stuffing meat and booze into their suits, most shoplifting is done by oppo ... More >>
ToppsPossible boxing Hall of Famer Ivan Calderon is wrapped up in a massive coke bustFive suspected narcotraffickers from the Dominican Republic are en route to the Miami Federal Detention Center for allegedly smuggling cocaine across the Caribbean.In a strange twist, their arrest seems connected to ... More >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.
Will somebody wake him up for his mugshot please?A 50-year-old Colombian drug kingpin was fined $1 million and sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in Miami. And that was the plea deal.Edgar Vellejo-Guarin was indicted in 2001 after Coast Guard officers discovered 4,000 ki ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsIt was like this, except the birds were alive and probably not covered in oil.Miami River shipping company Antillean Marine has been charged with knowingly dumping oil into U.S. waters, then falsifying its records to omit the offense, which could cost them more than $1.5 mill ... More >>
Organized crime is still alive in Miami, but after a crack down today not so well. Thirteen people throughout South Florida have been arrested and charged with ties to an organized crime syndicate. The arrests were part of a larger crackdown on a group called the Armenian Power gang. 100 people t ... More >>
Today, in a court room in California, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips issued an injunction that would prevent the U.S. military from enforcing its 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy which forbids homosexuals from serving openly in the military. About time. Though, The Washingto ... More >>
Back in the 1970s, while working on George McGovern's doomed presidential bid in Texas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Taylor Branch shared a room with two driven young Yalies named Bill and Hillary Clinton. via Wikimedia CommonsWhen the man from Hope won the White House in '92, Clinton i ... More >>
via Andres Rueda's flickrIn what looks like the biggest crime ever of its type, Albert Gonzalez, a 28 year-old Miami man, was indicted on charges of hacking into computer networks and stealing information from over 130 million credit and debit card accounts. Gonzales, who also goes back the ... More >>
Back in the bad old days of 2002, the City of Miami Police Department had some nasty habits: shooting dozens of people, beating suspects, ripping through the city on dangerous chases.City police averaged 80 shootings every year and killed 15 suspects -- most black and poor. Things got so bad t ... More >>
The string of headlines involving several local busts of fraudulent HIV/AIDS treatment facilities milking medicare for money was no coincidence. Two years ago the justice department begin specifically targeting medicare fraud in the city. After success in Miami and then Los Angeles, today Attorney G ... More >>
When we toured and wrote about Guantánamo Bay a couple of months ago, the military had already tossed out any pretense that waterboarding and other torture techniques had been used on inmates. But no one really knew how often the military and the CIA decided to violate the Geneva Conventions and hu ... More >>
"I am not a whore at any price"
Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen
Brilliant, confounding Syriana digs for a necessary truth
Miami resorts to threatening the feds in order to keep its secrets
What do you do when some morons criticize you in a news report? If you're the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the top federal cop, the answer is easy: You blackball the news reporter
Claims that police didn't aim at FTAA protesters' upper bodies get a black eye
Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?
U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart owes the FEC 30 grand for arrogant electioneering. Finally.
In his crusade to force compliance with federal law, Martin Marcus isn't winning many friends, but he is influencing people
Willy Chirino gets slippery
Environmentalists can't understand why the EPA would remove the Munisport dump from the Superfund list
Does the City of Miami Police Department have a foot fetish?
It alters perceptions and skews the ability to tell right from wrong. Ultimately, it results in a dysfunctional society. But it's not a drug. It's the War on Drugs.
Residents of Miami's "Upper East Side" have no problem with Haitians yearning to breathe free. It's those seedy Biscayne Boulevard motels that they can't stand.