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  • Hours After Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County Tickets Residents For Code Violations

    09/19/2017 5:42:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    Mere hours after Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County was ticketing residents for building code violations on their wrecked properties. Celso Perez was helping his neighbors remove some fallen trees blocking their street when a county code enforcer rolled up and issued him a safety notice for having a downed fence. "I laughed," Perez tells WSVN-TV. "I thought he was kidding. 'You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago.'" It wasn't a joke. The official told Perez that the downed fence—which encloses a pool—was a safety hazard, and that if it wasn't fixed by the time he returned,...
  • More than 50 people have been arrested for looting in Miami during and after Hurricane[tr]

    09/13/2017 8:48:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2017 | Mary Kekatos
    Miami-area police have arrested more than 50 suspected looters during and after Hurricane Irma, including 26 people who allegedly broke into the same Walmart. . . . 'I think it's despicable that anyone would try to take advantage of the fact that we're in a vulnerable state,' Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez said
  • Florida looting crackdown is 'white supremacy,' claims author Sarah Jaffe

    09/12/2017 9:21:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | September 12, 2017
    An author and journalist came under fire on social media Monday, after she tweeted a reply to an anti-looting warning from Miami police by saying: "The carceral state... is inseparable from white supremacy." The Miami Police Department took to Twitter on Sunday, as Hurricane Irma battered the state. "Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out. #stayindoors," the post read, sharing a photo of people inside a jail cell. Though Sarah Jaffe’s tweet on Monday garnered 1,500 likes, it sparked more than 100 comments -- many of which were critical and accused her of being racist.
  • Irma Looting in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, BSO Deputy Shoots Teen Who Was Allegedly Burglarizing..

    09/10/2017 4:33:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    rma Looting in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, BSO Deputy Shoots Teen Who Was Allegedly Burglarizing Weston Home In Miami, an NBC 6 reporter saw an organized group of at least a dozen looters at a store in Midtown loading up boxes of shoes and clothing into cars One teen was shot by a South Florida deputy and another is in custody after they burglarized a home during Hurricane Irma Sunday morning, while looters have been spotted in Miami-Dade and Broward, authorities said. The deputy-involved shooting happened around 3 a.m. at a home in the 2500 block of Monterey Court, Broward...
  • Miami homeless removed against their will

    09/09/2017 5:47:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    abc ^ | Sep 8, 2017, 5:47 PM ET
    Miami's estimated 1,100 homeless people a stark choice: Come willingly to a storm shelter, or be held against their will for a mental health evaluation.
  • Miami-Dade Mayor Speaks on Irma Shelter Snafu

    09/09/2017 12:30:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/7 | Teresa Joseph
    Long lines snaked the entrance of several shelters in Miami-Dade Friday as people sought a safer place to ride out Hurricane Irma. As of Friday evening, 44 shelters opened, but at least seven of those quickly filled to capacity. Frustration and confusion mounted for evacuees who arrived at shelters with no vacancy. Many families had to go to other shelters, some of which were not yet opened. However, a number of those shelters were listed as open on the county’s website. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said a glitch on the website caused the confusion. The mayor addressed the issue during...
  • Hurricane Irma’s path flattens, strengthens to 120 mph

    09/04/2017 6:06:13 AM PDT · by John W · 126 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | September 4, 2017 | Sonja Isger
    That curve to the north – and eventually out into the Atlantic – that everyone in South Florida was hoping to see Hurricane Irma take isn’t happening as quickly as earlier models had predicted. The National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. update Monday drives the storm’s path in a flatter, westbound path that puts it closer Cuba’s shores by early Saturday morning.
  • No Longer Sanctuary City, Miami to Receive DOJ Grant

    08/07/2017 4:28:42 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7 Aug 2017 | Jason Devaney
    Miami announced Friday it will receive a government grant because it has ended its sanctuary city policy. The Hill reported Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson sent Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez a letter that said the city is now eligible for Department of Justice grants based on its enforcement of federal immigration laws. The website cited a memo Gimenez then sent to the Miami Board of County Commissioners as saying the city will receive $481,347 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) grants. Miami-Dade County commissioners voted in February to uphold the city's decision to enforce federal...
  • He didn’t like the AT&T trucks parked in front of his home. So he shot them.

    07/20/2017 3:59:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 19, 2017 | Carli Teproff
    He didn't like the AT&T work trucks in front of his Hialeah home, so Jorge Jove retrieved his revolver and began shooting out the tires and the engine, police said. Cell phone video rolled as Jove, 64, calmly walked around the first truck and shot at all four tires. The sound of the air coming out of the tires followed the blast. Jove then walked to the second bucket truck and began shooting at the front of it, reloading the gun several times. Meanwhile, one of the AT&T workers could be heard calling police to report the shooting.
  • Fla. mayoral candidate facing backlash for 'go back to Africa' comment during debate

    07/19/2017 4:11:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 34 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 07/19/17 05:01 PM EDT | By Robin Eberhardt
    A Republican candidate for mayor in Florida is facing scrutiny for telling the supporters of his opponent to “go back to Africa” during a debate Tuesday, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Paul Congemi, a white man who is in the mayoral race for St. Petersburg, fired back at his white campaign opponent Jesse Nevel, who centered his campaign on calling for government reparations for African-Americans. “The reparations that you talk about, Mr. Nevel, your people already got your reparations. Your reparations came in the form of a man named Barack Obama
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • Al Gore saw Fish from the Swimming in the Streets on a Sunny Day

    06/12/2017 10:15:48 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/04/2017 | Al Gore
    Al Gore claims he saw Fish from the Swimming in the Streets on a Sunny Day. And the same thing is happening in Honolulu.
  • "Give Cops Back Bullets" and Take Away Body Cams, Says Beach Official Running for Congress

    06/04/2017 9:53:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 201 | Jerry Ianelli
    In the past year, Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez positioned herself as a liberal fighting for the rights of disadvantaged black and brown Americans. At a protest against Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's decision to comply with President Trump's sanctuary-city ban, Rosen Gonzalez swore to protect the city's massive population of people of color, repeatedly telling Gimenez that Miami is a "city of immigrants." She also spoke out against Trump and the current Republican Party at the Miami Women's March and a February 23 protest organized by the anti-Trump group Indivisible. But in an email sent over the weekend,...
  • High-end luxury homes all the rage in Miami

    06/01/2017 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    France 24 ^ | June 1,2017 | by Leila MACOR |
    Property developer Gil Dezer owns 29 cars. And he plans to admire some of them from his couch in a swank Miami high-rise building, with the ocean in the background. Dezer is planning to park the cars IN his apartment. Miami's 60-floor Porsche Design Tower -- the first of its kind in the world -- has glass-enclosed elevators that bring sports cars up to the plush homes of their owners. The residential skyscraper, which has 132 units and opened in March, is the latest of several super-luxury buildings dotting the Miami coastline. But what if you don't own a Porsche?...
  • Will police-involved shooting mark end of Miami Beach Memorial Day celebrations?

    05/31/2017 5:53:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ABC Channel 10 Miami ^ | May 30, 2017 | Paradise Afshar
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - What began as a dispute over a parking spot has turned into a homicide investigation in Miami Beach. One victim, Ladarian Phillips, 30, died after he was shot during the dispute. Another man died after being shot by police.
  • Federal Prosecutor Investigating Fraud Found Dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s District

    05/27/2017 4:35:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/26/17 | Carter
    A federal prosecutor’s body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach with potential head trauma. Brandon J. Whisenant, Jr.’s body was found Wednesday by a random individual. The police are attempting to determine if Whisenant’s death was a “homicide, suicide, or something else.” The AP reports: Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Thursday that the body of 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday by a passerby on the city’s beach. She said detectives are trying to determine if the death was a homicide, suicide or something else.Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami in its...
  • Federal prosecutor found dead on Hollywood Beach possibly suffered head trauma

    05/26/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/2017
    Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami in its major crimes unit. He joined the office in January. Court records show that he had been handling several visa and passport fraud cases.
  • Bovo: Governor should sign bill reducing tolls and raise our quality of life in Miami-Dade

    05/12/2017 9:46:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 12, 2017 | Esteban Bovo, Jr.
    In 1994, the Florida Legislature and the Miami-Dade County Commission adopted legislation creating the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, also known as MDX, in an effort to maintain toll dollars in Miami-Dade to improve the quality of life of county residents. Fast forward 23 years — Miami-Dade’s population has grown to more than 2.6 million residents and out-of-town visitation has nearly doubled; thus, increasing the use of our roadways by both residents and visitors. This combination equals only one thing — ever growing traffic. The Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike, MDX, and Miami-Dade County have spent billions on expanding the Palmetto...
  • Bank scam con may rattle Kerry closet

    07/30/2004 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 66 replies · 4,583+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 30, 2004 | David R. Guarino
    As John F. Kerry tries to bounce out of Boston and into a decisive fall campaign lead, a skeleton from the past will slink out of jail - possibly looking to score headlines and undercut the new nominee. David Paul, a central figure in a 1980s savings and loan scandal, is set to be sprung from a halfway house in Miami Sunday - a decade after his conviction on 97 counts of banking fraud. TV news outlets are scrambling to line up the first interview, hopeful the long-silent Paul might spill some beans about his close fund-raising ties to Kerry...
  • Miami Worldcenter brings luxury real estate, new jobs (15,000 jobs in Florida)

    04/24/2017 8:00:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | April 24, 2017
    MIAMI (WSVN) - Hundreds celebrated phase one of a groundbreaking change, Sunday night, in South Florida. The Miami Worldcenter was premiered, which is America’s second-largest luxury urban real estate development. According to Paramount Miami Worldcenter, phase one is a 60-story, $500 million skyscraper, which includes resort-style pools, a fitness center and spa, astronomy observatory, tennis courts, soccer field and a bar. Paramount CEO Daniel Kodsi said the whole project will be a “city within America’s city of the future.” “Paramount Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the skyline, but Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the city landscape,” Kodsi added. “Now, we’re...