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  • Justin Bieber barred from Miami nightclubs

    04/07/2014 2:15:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    mercury news ^ | 4/7/14 | Tony Hicks - Contra Costa Times
    Miami nightclubs don't like Justin Bieber. Various sources apparently told TMZ that last week Bieber's people tried reserving tables at LIV, Story, and Adore ahead of Bieber pulling into town for the weekend, but were refused. The website reported Bieber's people promised to spend big money, but were told no. Of course, Bieber isn't yet 21. But that apparently hasn't stopped the clubs from welcoming the Beebs in the past.
  • Hear: Russian ambassadors talk about next annexing parts of U.S., world

    04/06/2014 1:17:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/6/2014 | David Harding
    After Crimea, what next? In an unauthenticated audio, Ambassadors Chubarov and Sergei Bakharev laugh about taking over areas in Alaska, Venice, Scotland, Catalonia and Miami. Watch out, the Russians are coming! ... The pair...joke that Russia will take control of Alaska, Venice, Scotland and Catalonia, a region of Spain which wants a vote on independence, reports The Guardian {link at URL]... The recording has been posted on Youtube, reports The Guardian [link at URL] ...
  • Miami woman charged with role in animal torture sex fetish porn video

    04/05/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 5, 2014 | David Ovalle
    A Miami woman took fetish pornography to a disturbing extreme, police say — repeatedly decapitating live chickens and killing rabbits while engaging in sex acts during the filming of an animal torture video. Sara Zamora, 28, was arrested Friday on eight felony counts of animal cruelty for her feature role in a video called “SOS Barn” that a Miami-Dade police arrest report described in gory, stomach-turning detail.
  • Gloria Estefan and Kenny Ortega To Serve As 2014 Miami Beach Gay Pride Grand Marshals

    04/03/2014 9:52:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    For the sixth annual installment of Miami Beach Gay Pride, the honor of Grand Marshal has been bestowed upon two extraordinary members of the entertainment industry. After selling 100 million albums worldwide, singer-songwriter, actress and entrepreneur Gloria Estefan will be joined by the acclaimed American film and television producer, director and choreographer Kenny Ortega, announced Joel Stedman, Chairman of the Pride Board. The Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival will take place Sunday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. along Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets.
  • Novecento Co-Founder Hector Rolotti's Body Found in Ganges (Jumped In To Rescue Woman)

    03/22/2014 2:41:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Mar 22, 2014
    Indian officials searched for Rolotti for six days after he jumped into the Ganges River to help a woman who fell over.The body of Hector Rolotti, co-founder of popular Brickell restaurant Novecento, has been found in the Ganges River after six days of searching, according to a press release from the Novecento Group. Rolotti's body was found at 2 a.m. EST in the Ganges by a group of locals who alerted authorities and a search team, the press release said. The 47-year-old had jumped into the river to save a woman who had fallen in. Rolotti was on a spiritual...
  • Novecento Co-Founder Hector Rolotti Missing in India (Jumped in Ganges to Save Someone)

    03/20/2014 1:04:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 | Jamie Guirola
    Indian officials are searching for Rolotti after he jumped into the Ganges River to save a woman who fell over.Indian officials are searching for Hector Rolotti, the Chief Executive of Novecento, after he jumped in the Ganges River to help save a person, but never came out. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports. The co-founder of one of South Florida's most popular restaurants is missing. Indian officials are searching for 47-year-old Hector Rolotti, the Chief Executive of Novecento, after he jumped in the Ganges River to help save a person, but never came out. Novcento is a staple in Brickell and...
  • BREAKING: Warren Buffett Buys WPLG! [Democrat Owns ABC Station in Miami, Florida]

    03/15/2014 5:30:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 3/12/14
    Billionaire Warren Buffet’s iconic company Berkshire Hathaway will trade 1.6 million shares of Graham Holdings stock in exchange for WPLG, according to a report from Deadline It’s been known for a while that Buffett wants to exit Graham Holdings, formerly known as the Washington Post Co., who are left with only their TV stations and a business in the education sector. Buffett will allegedly get WPLG plus an unspecified amount of cash. The Washington Post company bought WPLG in 1969 and changed its call letters to WPLG in memory of Phillip L. Graham, the husband of Washington Post publisher Katherine...
  • Venezuelan middle class seeks refuge in Miami

    03/07/2014 9:56:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | March 7, 2014 | CHRISTINE ARMARIO
    Carlos Salamanca fled Venezuela's growing political turmoil in January with his wife, two teenage children and $7,000. Two months into their journey to the United States, he and his wife are sleeping most nights in an old, worn Nissan. Salamanca had no family or business contacts in the U.S. No property he'd purchased on a previous trip. No idea where the children might attend school. "Once we started getting threats, we couldn't take it anymore," he said of the family's last days in Venezuela. Early waves of Venezuelan immigrants who fled after the late President Hugo Chavez and his socialist...
  • Michelle Obama promotes health insurance in Fla.

    03/06/2014 9:09:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Naplesnews.com ^ | March 6, 2014 | Associated Press
    MIAMI (AP) — With just weeks left to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act, Michelle Obama zeroed in on recruiting the crucial young adult demographic during a visit to a Miami community health center Wednesday. The first lady congratulated a handful of residents who had just enrolled during an intimate event, asking one woman whether she had gotten her son to enroll. "Tell him he could get hit by a car. It's crazy. They don't think about that kind of stuff," said Obama, who moments later applauded another mother for signing herself and adult son up...
  • Huber Matos, Comrade of Castro, Then Adversary, Dies at 95

    03/01/2014 10:24:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Lizette Alvarez
    Huber Matos, a top commander in Fidel Castro’s army who broke from the Cuban revolution in 1959 over its tilt toward Communism, endured a harsh imprisonment for 20 years and became a leader of anti-Castro exiles in Florida, died in Miami on Thursday. He was 95.
  • Report on Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga: History of ‘persistent bullying, harassment..

    02/14/2014 10:57:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SI ^ | February 14, 2014 | Dour Farrar
    The report by independent investigator Ted Wells on the state of the Miami Dolphins organization was released on Friday morning after months of research, and the results are clear — offensive guard Richie Incognito did lead a systemic campaign of bullying and ridicule of not only offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, but also at least one of Incognito’s and Martin’s teammates, and at least one team employee. Wells, a partner in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, was hired by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in early November to exhaustively investigate the Dolphins franchise from top to...
  • Young activist fights to bring deported mom back

    02/07/2014 7:49:56 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 7th,2014 | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO
    MIAMI (AP) — He remembers the moment so clearly, the last time he saw his mother on American soil. Jose Antonio Machado was merely 15, too young and powerless to stop what was happening. His mother, Melba, was dressed in an orange jumpsuit, wrists in handcuffs, being led away by an immigration officer.
  • NBC In Miami Calls Republican Party ´Reprehensible´

    01/31/2014 4:00:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/31/14 | John Nolte
    NBC does it again, this time through a Miami affiliate that broadcast a graphic (see above) that read: "Reprehensible Party of Florida." You have to ask yourself what kind of culture there is at NBC News that makes staffers believe that dehumanizing Republicans in this way is okay. This isn´t a one-off. It is a troubling pattern that just never stops. The full segment is below: Lenny Curry, the Republican Party of Florida Chairman, fired off a letter to the station demanding an apology and floating the idea of legal action: President and General Manager Larry Olevitch WTVJ - NBC...
  • Miami Bitcoin Conference Day 2: Litecoin, New Coins and Regulatory Risks

    01/27/2014 7:13:58 AM PST · by Errant · 9 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 27 January 2014 | Daniel Cawrey
    Day Two of the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami was packed full of speakers and panels. The two halls at the Miami Beach Convention Center kept attendees on the move. In the promenade areas, a number of bitcoin and cryptocurrency-related businesses were showing off their product and services. In turn, the Miami Beach area served as a vacation-like backdrop for the event, with parties held on the rooftop of the Clevelander Hotel on both Friday and Saturday night. Even so, the conference schedule of the second day seemed to move at a frenetic pace, with few breaks in between....
  • Famed Exorcist Comes to Miami, Puts Santeria on Blast

    01/21/2014 3:40:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Tue., Jan. 21 2014 | Allie Conti
    Father Jose Antonio Fortea, author of a famous treaty on demonology, spent about an hour with the press at Miami's Archdiocese on Friday. He framed the conversation around the idea that people are turning toward secular solutions or other faiths to overcome spiritual obstacles. Fortea, who is from Spain, said that although exorcisms are uncommon last-ditch resorts, the Vatican has emphasized the rite in recent years out of necessity. The Catholic Church does not advertise the number of exorcisms it approves annually, but some statistics do exist: Between 1991 and 2001, the number of Catholic demon-expellers in the United States...
  • What the heck is Michelle Obama doing in this video? [VIDEO]

    01/21/2014 2:01:30 PM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-21-2014 | Caroline May
    Michelle Obama and the Miami Heat recently filmed a promotional video for the first lady’s Let’s Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity. Let’s Move! released the PSA Tuesday, explaining that the video was filmed in the Diplomatic Room last week when the team was at the White House to celebrate their 2013 championship win. “Rumor had it, during their visit, they teamed up with the first lady in support of Let’s Move! to highlight the importance of eating healthy and drinking water to perform like a champion,” Elyse Cohen, the deputy director of Let’s Move!, wrote in a blog post....
  • Exclusive: New Videos Released In Attack On Hollywood Teen

    01/16/2014 7:08:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    CBS (Miami, FL) ^ | January 9, 2014 | Carey Codd
    HOLLYWOOD (CBS4) — CBS4 News has obtained a series of new and disturbing cell phone videos that show a vicious, unrelenting beating of a Hollywood teenager last November outside a home on McKinley Street.
  • Rare Earthquake Rattles Florida Keys and Cuba

    01/10/2014 3:56:14 AM PST · by Toucan Dance · 17 replies
    A 5.1 earthquake rattled Cuba and Florida yesterday afternoon. No damage, It was a rare event. There are earthquakes in Cuba, but they're mostly in the south. There were reports from Florida of swinging lamps and rattling objects. I felt it as a slight vibration under my forearms as I leaned on my desk. My husband and son, working downstairs, did not feel it at all.
  • Hollywood woman shoots man, 19, after he fails to pay for sex, police say

    12/24/2013 6:17:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 24, 2013 | By Tonya Alanez
    HOLLYWOOD— After pulling the equivalent of a sexual dine and dash Monday afternoon, a 19-year-old Miami man was shot in the stomach, authorities said. David Darnell Roberts had sex with Dwaynesha White, 22, at her home in the 2500 block of Pierce Street, but left without making the agreed upon payment, according to Officer Mark Hazel, a spokesman for the Hollywood Police Department.
  • CBS4 Exclusive: Wal-Mart Employee Arrested For Shooting Co-Worker’s Car Over Award

    12/15/2013 8:14:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    DEERFIELD (CBSMiami) — Investigators say bad blood over an employee of the month award at a South Florida Wal-Mart store led to gunfire and criminal charges. According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report last month’s employee of the month at a Deerfield Beach Wal-Mart store on South Military Trail had her car shot up by a co-worker who was angry after she won the award. Willie Mitchell is charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said surveillance video from a Wal-Mart parking lot shows Mitchell parking next to a co-worker’s earlier in December. A...
  • Elian Gonzalez: My time in the US marked me for my whole life

    11/27/2013 6:49:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    Elian Gonzalez, the object of a 1999-2000 custody squabble involving Washington, Havana and family members on both sides of the Florida Strait, holds a piece of U.S. legislation directly responsible for what he endured then, Cuban official media said Monday. "They were very sad times for me, which marked me for my whole life. I was never given the chance to have a moment to think about my mother, who as a result of that (U.S.) Cuban Adjustment Act died at sea," the now-19-year-old Gonzalez said last weekend during a Union of Young Communists event. ~snip~ The 1966 Cuban Adjustment...
  • Photo Of JFK 4 Days Before Assassination That Haunts Me

    11/23/2013 3:35:14 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    Self | November 23, 2013 | Self
    I like to surf around the web sort of checking out many topics of interest. As we approached the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, I remembered that he visited Miami just 4 days earlier. I knew this because my father had actually been in the Miami crowd that saw Kennedy and he commented later that it was hard to believe he was dead because he looked so young and alive just days earlier. Well, I got curious about this and when the Miami Herald had an article with photos of Kennedy's visit to Miami, I checked them out. What...
  • (Jonathan) Martin walked into twisted world

    11/08/2013 11:38:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013 | Jason Whitlock
    Mass incarceration has turned segments of Black America so upside down that a tatted-up, N-word-tossing white goon is more respected and accepted than a soft-spoken, highly intelligent black Stanford graduate. According to a story in the Miami Herald, black Dolphins players granted Richie Incognito "honorary" status as a black man while feeling little connection to Jonathan Martin.
  • My two cents on the Miami mess

    11/07/2013 4:20:39 PM PST · by upcountryhorseman · 12 replies
    Nov. 7, 2013 | Self
    Football is a team sport{ it seems to me that everyone on the team must do their job and work together to win the game. Apparently, this guy "Incognito" has srewed up before to cause trouble among his team mates and it is said that he wasn't the only one causing chaos on the team. Ultimately, the coach is responsible for the tone of the locker room and he should be fired. I read that the 49er coach din't allow any pranks or harrasment and that he encouraged the senior players to help the rookie players{ Just my take on...
  • Twenty-two Billionaires Already Purchase Units at Porsche Design Towers

    10/18/2013 6:17:38 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 51 replies
    I Adore Miami ^ | 10-16-13 | n/a
    October 16, 2013 A ground-breaking, new high-luxury residential tower, emblematic of contemporary and revolutionary architectural design, is showing signs of being the most anticipated project in the history of Miami Luxury Real Estate. The Porsche Design Towers, slated for erection sometime in 2016 on 2.2 acres of beachfront property along Collins Ave in Sunny Isles, will be one of the world’s first residential condominiums to have large glass elevators that transport residents-while still inside their cars- to their apartments. As residents arrive at the building and switch off their engines, an automatic platform will extend, scooping up the car and...
  • Miami's Back, Thanks to Its Mayor and Pro-Growth Policies

    09/19/2013 2:41:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/19/2013 | By Andrea Billups and John Bachman
    Less than a decade ago, Miami's inner city was mangy. The tropical city could have become the next Detroit. When businesses, law firms, and government offices downtown closed, few people remained in its seedy core, fleeing to suburban Miami-Dade and Broward counties for their gated, manicured subdivisions and soccer fields, or to the glamorous nightlife across the causeway in sleek South Beach. But that's all changed. Miami is booming again. Construction cranes dot the skyline as a new wave of baby boomers, international residents, and businesses converge on the city. Call it the tale of two cities: Detroit sought to...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • '72 Dolphins Snub White House

    08/23/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 11 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,08,23 | USBC News Wire
    ...In 1972, the Miami Dolphins won 14 regular season games, and another three in the post season, leaving them with a perfect season, and a Super Bowl trophy. President Barack Hussein Obama invited the team to the White House, which has been closed to US citizens since March 9th, 2013. Known as “the People’s House,” the tours were shut down under the Obama administration, as part of a set of “sequester” budget cuts championed by the president. Critics have noted that Obama continues hosting extravagant events, despite the economic downturn, and earlier promises to resume tours as soon as possible....
  • AL HAMNIK: NFL great Bob Kuechenberg makes his point with White House snub

    08/22/2013 4:05:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Bob Kuechenberg has always spoken his mind. Don't like it? Leave the room. Some say the former NFL standout and member of the Miami Dolphins undefeated 1972 team is just a grumpy guy who complains about everything. Ex-Dolphin Jason Taylor once quipped, "Bob needs a hug and a hobby." This much can't be denied: Kuechenberg is one of pro football's greatest players ever at the guard position, starting 176 of 196 career games and winning two Super Bowl championships (VII, VIII). His name was consistently in the Hall of Fame conversation from 2002-09. On Tuesday, the 1965 Hobart grad and...
  • President Obama To Honor 1972 Miami Dolphins At White House Next Week

    08/13/2013 1:31:45 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies
    Inagist/Buzzfeed ^ | 8/13/2013
    @stevebruskCNN : White House says Pres. Obama will honor the '72 Miami Dolphins on August 20th. Only undefeated team in NFL history never got an invitation. I guess there's nothing to do or going on...might as well do this.....sigh.
  • Gimenez feels heat on budget proposals ["Trayvon Martin Memorial Library"]

    08/12/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    South Florida Times ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Angelique T. Gayle
    MIAMI GARDENS – Library closures, treating the mentally ill and the state of the fire-rescue service took center stage Tuesday when Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez hosted a town hall meeting at the North Dade Regional Library to discuss his proposed $6.3 billion budget for the new fiscal year. “What are your priorities and what do we cut?” asked Marilyn Lieberman, a self-styled community activist. . . Linnea Pearson, a Florida International University professor and former teacher of Travon Martin’s brother Jahvaris Fulton, said one of the reasons Trayvon got into trouble was because he was suspended. “As an educator, one...
  • Miami FBI probe snares foreign terrorism suspects accused of backing al-Qaida fighters overseas

    08/09/2013 1:55:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    MIAMI HERALD.com ^ | August 8, 2013 | BY JAY WEAVER
    SNIPPET: "Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, 30, and Mohamed Hussein Said, 25, face an indictment charging them with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to three U.S.-designated terrorist organizations that have operated in Iraq, Syria and Somalia, according to authorities." SNIPPET: "The defendants, while based overseas in 2011-13, allegedly sent thousands of dollars via Western Union to an al-Qaida terrorist affiliate, al-Nusrah Front, which is fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. They also allegedly sent funds to al-Shabaab, another terrorist group seeking to overthrow the U.S.-backed transitional government in Somalia."
  • Kevyn Orr: How Detroit Can Rise Again

    08/03/2013 9:18:54 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 2, 2013 | Allysia Finley
    What do northwest Washington, D.C., South Beach Miami and upper Manhattan have in common? Less than 50 years ago, the now vibrant communities didn't look much different from most of Detroit, says emergency manager Kevyn Orr—whom Gov. Rick Snyder tapped in March to revive the broken Motor City. This is what gives him hope that Detroit can stage a comeback. "D.C. in '91 was still burned out from the 1968 riots," recalls the youthful 55-year-old attorney who worked for 22 years in D.C., at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Resolution Trust Corporation, Justice Department and Jones Day law firm. "You...
  • Miami Dolphins Owner Recruits Puppet Candidates for State

    08/03/2013 9:34:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    MT ^ | August 01, 2013 | James Taylor
    Stephen Ross, the billionaire owner of the Miami Dolphins, is recruiting tax-and-spend puppet candidates to challenge fiscally conservative Florida Republican state legislators in the 2014 Republican primaries. The New York real estate investor’s actions are the latest in his campaign of personal destruction against fiscal conservatives who voted against massive taxpayer subsidies for Ross’ Sun Life Stadium. Ross, a real estate investor from Michigan who now lives in New York, owns 95 percent of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Ross sought funding this year from Florida state and local taxpayers to cover much of the expenses for $350...
  • FL:Twin Miami Gun Turn in (buyback) events also Bust on July 27th

    08/02/2013 2:35:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some guns turned in at a Phoenix event The same day the Racine gun turn in event produced a poor showing, with about 10% of the 77 guns turned in being bought specifically for the event, twin events in the Miami, Florida area also resulted in small numbers being turned in. This trend continues the tradition of low turn in numbers for the Miami area.   CBSMiami writes that three turn in events in 2012, only yielded "more than 200 guns", a very low number for such a large metropolitan area.  The twin events in the Miami area resulted in...
  • Climate study predicts a watery future for New York, Boston and Miami

    07/29/2013 1:37:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 78 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7/29/13 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    More than 1,700 American cities and towns – including Boston, New York, and Miami – will have significant populations living below the high-water mark by the end of this century, a new climate change study has found. Those 1,700 towns are locked into a watery future by greenhouse gas emissions already built up in the atmosphere, the analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday found. For nearly 80 of those cities, the watery future would come much sooner, within the next decade. "Even if we could just stop global emissions tomorrow on a dime,...
  • Narco Queen Sentenced To Time Served

    07/27/2013 8:42:35 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 17 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/27/13 | Friends of Ours
    The pretty thing won't have to serve another day in a U.S. prison. A federal judge in Miami, FL has sentenced Sandra Avila Beltran to time served after pleading guilty to her role in the Sinaloa cartel which once was headed by boyfriend Juan Diego Espinosa Ramire, and the Queen of the Pacific soon will return to her native Mexico where she's known to indulge in a lavish lifestyle and cosmetic surgery as reported by Hannah Strange for The Telegraph: "the judge sentenced her to 70 months in prison but ruled that the penalty had been fulfilled by her five...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents to join National Bar for news conference

    07/27/2013 12:15:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Oralando Sentinel ^ | July 27, 2013 | Staff Writer
    The National Bar Association will hold a news conference Monday in South Florida to discuss legal issues surrounding the George Zimmerman trial and the implications of the stand-your-ground law. Trayvon Martin's parents, along with their attorney, Benjamin Crump, association President John E. Page and religious leaders will attend the news conference. . . . "The verdict," Page said in a statement. "says an unarmed college-bound Black teen can be profiled, stalked, confronted and killed by an armed neighborhood watchman with hollow tip point bullets.
  • Failing Trayvon – The Miami-Dade School Police Department Scandal Begins To Gain Traction

    07/17/2013 8:29:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse Blog ^ | July 15, 2013 | Sundance
    Apparently the TRUTH Behind Our Investigations are reaching the mainstream blogosphere. American Spectator has picked up the story. So too has Atlasshrugs:M-DSPD instructions developed and enforced by Chief Hurley reveal that their police reports were not created for the purposes of law enforcement, but for school disciplinary actions. â—¾The re-qualifying/redefining of student-police contacts ordered by the School Superintendent and the School Police Chief are at the heart of the issue that surfaces surrounding the Trayvon Martin case; and the involvement of Martin with the Miami-Dade School Police Dept â—¾It was during 2009/2010 that the police chief had instructed his officers...
  • Rachel Jeantel On Trayvon Martin Friendship: “He Never Judged Me”

    07/17/2013 8:14:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | July 17, 2013 | CBS Miami
    MIAMI (CBS4) – Rachel Jeantel opens up about her friendship with Trayvon Martin, calling him a good and true friend. “He’s got an energy that makes you laugh, he’s real funny, and I like that in a person,” Jeantel said. “Trayvon never judged me, because I always had an under bite. It’s an under bite I need to get done. He never judged. He just said ‘oh, okay, that ain’t no problem’.”
  • For 2nd time, Justice Dept. says Miami Police problems 'are still entrenched' and must be changed

    07/14/2013 8:44:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/14/13 | Jay Weaver
    The U.S. Justice Department’s long-awaited report finding excessive use of force by Miami police officers might not be a criminal indictment, but it reads like one. The findings, released last week after a 20-month investigation, depict a dysfunctional department with poor firearms training, tactics and supervision — along with sloppy internal investigations of police-involved shootings that often drag on for years with no discipline or accountability. Justice’s civil rights division, prodded into action by seven fatal police shootings of African-American men, found that the Miami Police Department had fully investigated only 24 of 33 shooting incidents from 2008 to 2011,...
  • Republican Carlos Curbelo Joins Race for Congress in Florida's 26th District

    07/09/2013 4:22:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 | Hank Tester
    Miami-Dade School Board member Carlos Curbelo threw his hat in the ring as a Republican candidate for Florida’s 26th Congressional District Tuesday. His family in tow, Curbelo made the announcement in his backyard in west Miami-Dade. The 26th Congressional District – which stretches from western Miami-Dade County across to Florida’s west coast and includes the Florida Keys – is currently represented by Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia, who handily defeated then-Republican congressman David Rivera last November. It was a slugfest campaign with charges of phony candidates and ballot rigging. Now, Garcia is plagued with an investigation of a former top aide...
  • Tampa And Miami In Cold War Over Cuban Trade

    07/07/2013 2:31:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    wlrn.org ^ | July 07, 2013 | Eric Barton
    Quietly at first, and now quite publicly, the city of Tampa has courted Cuba in hopes of becoming its future trading partner. Business owners in Tampa talk of how they’ll capitalize when the island opens up, and politicians make trips there and have come out against the embargo. Things are far different across the state in Miami. Elected officials there favor the trade embargo. Business leaders, fearful of retribution, rarely speak about future trade with the island nation. Miami may seem poised to benefit most when the embargo ends, with its close proximity and much larger Cuban-American population. There are...
  • 3 critical, 24 injured after restaurant dock collapses into water

    06/13/2013 8:10:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    WSVN ^ | June 13, 2013
    NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are on the scene after the back section of a South Florida restaurant and bar collapsed into Biscayne Bay. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received a call after reports of the back section of Shuckers Bar & Grill collapsed into Biscayne Bay on Thursday night.
  • Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff implicated in phantom absentee-ballot requests scheme

    06/01/2013 2:46:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 31, 2013 | Patricia Mazze
    Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff abruptly resigned Friday after being implicated in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate last year’s primary elections by submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests. Friday afternoon, Garcia said he had asked Jeffrey Garcia, no relation, for his resignation after the chief of staff — also the congressman’s top political strategist — took responsibility for the plot. Hours earlier, law enforcement investigators raided the homes of another of Joe Garcia’s employees and a former campaign aide in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation into the matter. “I’m shocked and disappointed about this,” Garcia, who said he...
  • Miami cannibal victim learning to play guitar as part of treatment.....

    05/21/2013 10:18:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Mail online ^ | becky evans
    FULL TITLE: Miami cannibal victim learning to play guitar as part of treatment a year after most of his face was chewed off in horrific attack A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a horrific attack last year in Miami has learned to play guitar as he continues to receive treatment for his injuries. As the first anniversary of the attack nears, Ronald Poppo has spoken publicly for the first time. In a video released by hospital staff, Mr Poppo thanked all the people to have supported him through his difficult recovery. He said: 'I thank the...
  • Former Counterterrorism Head: FBI Never Called Ft. Hood 'Workplace Violence'

    05/20/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT · by paltz · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/20/12 | Kerrry Picket
    Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence." As head of the FBI counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base. Steinbach made this claim during an unclassified counterterrorism briefing on Capitol Hill.
  • Anna Pierre Says North Miami Chose Lucifer Instead of Jesus After Finishing Last in Mayoral Race

    05/15/2013 2:45:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 15, 2013
    The defeated North Miami mayoral candidate who claimed that Jesus Christ endorsed her now says that the city chose Lucifer over the son of God. In a post-election statement on her Facebook page, Anna Pierre questioned Tuesday's results, in which she finished last among seven candidates. She also re-affirmed her Christian faith.
  • Miami Florida Media ignores Benghazi...how about YOUR local news?

    05/09/2013 6:26:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    5/9/13 | SFF
    Been doing some quick looks at the local news coverage....ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC..... Basically NOTHING on the murder of our people in Libya....about 30 seconds worth among all the stations...... How did YOUR stations do?
  • FBI Report: Florida Family Had Ties to People Linked to 9/11 Attacks

    04/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers, BrowardBulldog.org
    A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records. One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away. Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the...