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Someone Is Breaking Into Miami Cop Cars and Stealing Guns

3 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
In what has become a recurring theme over the past few years, the Miami Police Department is, once again, struggling with theft and missing property. According to internal documents obtained by New Times, the department recently warned its officers about valuables left inside their cruisers, because four were burgled between July 6 and 24.
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Amid Puerto Rico's Political Meltdown, American Guns Are Flooding the Island

3 months ago by Douglas Hook
As we tore into a maze of streets outside San Juan, Agent Victor O. Acevedo pulled a firearm from his belt and placed it on his lap as he looked for any threats that might surface. Acevedo, an enthusiastic eight-year veteran of Puerto Rico's narcotics department, had agreed to let me ride along with him one day to see a raid in action.
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Miami-Dade Cops Won't Stop People for "Weed Smell" Alone Thanks to New Law

3 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
This past July 1, Florida legalized hemp — the part of the cannabis plant that isn't psychoactive and can be used to make rope, paper, all sorts of food, and CBD oil. But the new law is also leading to a less expected consequence: It's changing the way cops conduct drug enforcement.
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Kodak Black's Lawyer Furious After Miami-Area Cops Leaked Arrest Photo to Media

5 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
Kodak Black's Fort Lauderdale-based lawyer, Bradford Cohen, is crying foul — not only because his client was arrested once again, but because one of the cops involved took an unauthorized photo of Black in handcuffs and leaked it to WSVN Channel 7 News.
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Heineken Settles for $2.5 Million Over Alleged Pay-to-Play Violations in Miami

7 months ago by David Minsky
Heineken has agreed to pay the federal government $2.5 million to settle allegations of slotting fee practices in Miami, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced last month. It's the largest settlement amount ever accepted by the TTB, according to agency spokesman Thomas Hogue, and the latest one...
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Ex-Miami Cop Tied to Alleged Death Coverup, Illegal Steroid Sales Runs for Miami Commission

7 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
Despite years of alleged misconduct, Frank Pichel somehow still works in Miami politics. In 2000, he was suspended from his job as a City of Miami Police sergeant after being caught allegedly writing a fake incident report to cover for a buddy who beat a handcuffed detainee to death. In 2006...
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FBI Launches a Miami Anti-Corruption Task Force Focused on South America

8 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
In a piece of news that begs the question, "What the hell were you doing beforehand?," the FBI yesterday announced in a press release that it's creating a permanent task force to investigate money-laundering and corruption in Miami's real estate sector. Per the FBI release, the new "Miami International Corruption Squad" will...
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Mayor Wants to Extend Secret Miami-Dade Police Phone Surveillance

8 months ago by Meg O'Connor
For years, Miami-Dade Police have had the technology to intercept cell phone communications in real time. Since 2003, the county has spent more than $526,000 on contracts with Pen-Link, a Nebraska-based surveillance technology company, to equip the the county police department with a telephone surveillance system. The latest contract with Pen-Link is set to...
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Feds Whacked New Florida Health Chief for Failing to Probe Hundreds of Disabled Deaths, Sexual Assaults

9 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
When Donald Trump chose Mary Mayhew to run the nation's Medicare and Medicaid programs in 2018, Maine residents were alarmed: From 2011 to 2017, Mayhew had run that state's medical programs. She was so psychotically focused on cutting medical programs for the poor that she became known as "Mary Mayhem." Oddly, she stepped down three months later.
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Buena Vista Man's Car Set on Fire After He Called Code Enforcement on Neighbors

3 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
Donald Shockey believes that everyone deserves to live in a clean neighborhood. When he lived in Miami Shores from 2001 to 2014, he didn't have much of an issue because, he says, that city's code-enforcement division was well funded and did a good job of making residents clean up their trash. But when Shockey moved into a home on NW 41st Street in the City of Miami in 2014, he says, found a neighborhood in disarray.

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