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  • Anger over Irish decision to honor “mass murderer” Che Guevara with stamp

    10/10/2017 5:01:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 10, 2017 04:54 AM | Irish Central Staff
    A Cuban-American radio host and Irish politicians have called on An Post, Ireland’s postal service, to explain their decision to launch a €1 stamp featuring a portrait of Che Guevara by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick. Ninoska Perez Castellón, a prominent member of the Cuban exile community in Miami and radio host, told RTE’s "Morning Ireland" show, the stamp honoring Che Guevara would “celebrate a man who slaughtered so many people.” An Post’s plan was announced on Friday to coincide with Monday’s 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s execution (October 9). Castellón, who works at Miami 710 Radio, said regardless of the...
  • Police take down gunman yelling 'anti-Trump' rhetoric at Trump National Doral Golf Club

    05/18/2018 7:18:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Briana Montalvo and Morgan Winsor
    Florida police shot a man early this morning who opened fire at a Miami-area golf resort owned by President Donald Trump, authorities said. The man, armed with a handgun, was overheard yelling "anti-Trump" rhetoric and had draped a U.S. flag over a counter in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club, police said. He then fired shots into the ceiling and at chandeliers while apparently waiting for police to arrive, according to authorities. Four officers from the Doral Police Department and one officer from the Miami-Dade Police Department responded to the incident after receiving a 911 call around...
  • Person Arrested After Shots Fired at Trump Golf Club: Police

    05/18/2018 1:46:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/18/18
    South Florida authorities say a person is in custody after police responded to a call of shots fired at the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami that's owned by President Donald Trump. The Doral Police Department...
  • Democrats considering 8 cities for 2020 national convention

    05/10/2018 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2018 | By Dan Merica
    Washington - The Democratic National Committee is eyeing eight American cities for its 2020 Democratic National Convention, a party official tells CNN. The DNC sent requests for proposals to a host of cities and received responses from eight: Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco. "The DNC sent the original letters of interest to a broad list of cities that have traditionally been able to meet the preliminary requirements for serving as a host," the official said. "We expect the entire selection process to play out over the next year."
  • Plans Appear To Be Moving Forward For Miami-Dade Mega Mall

    05/09/2018 8:40:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 50 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 05/08/2018 | Gary Nelson
    A mega mall and entertainment complex in Northwest Miami-Dade that would dwarf any other appears to be on course for approval, but not without controversy. It’s called the American Dream. It would be the largest mall in the world.
  • Miami Dolphins Announce 2018 Social Justice Grant Recipients [Trayvon Martin Foundation]

    04/18/2018 9:27:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Miami Dolphins.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | by Jason Jenkins
    MIAMI, FL – The Miami Dolphins have chosen nine recipients to receive social justice grants for the 2018 season. Art Detectives is an innovative arts-based learning experience bringing together South Florida police officers with 250 middle-school students from under-served communities. Community Justice Project, Inc. is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal and policy support to grassroots organizations fighting for racial justice and human rights in South Florida. Miami Gardens Police Department’s Citizen Observer Patrol Program. National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives South Florida Chapter. North Miami Beach Police Athletic League. Pridelines supports, educates and empowers South Florida’s...
  • Miami's Toll Roads Are Huge Scams That Must Be Eliminated

    04/14/2018 10:53:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | Luther Campbell
    It's time to mount a serious campaign to end tolls in Miami-Dade County. Any time the government wants to charge people money, we should be allowed to vote on it. Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) are highway robbers preying on predominantly poor motorists struggling to have a roof over their heads, put food on the table, and take care of their families. I remember the days when there was only one toll on State Road 112 when you left Miami International Airport to get to Miami Beach. Now there are tolls on virtually every major highway...
  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • This is every ATM customer’s worst nightmare

    03/28/2018 8:45:04 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 46 replies
    NY post ^ | March 28, 2018 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    This is every ATM customer’s worst nightmare Harrowing bank surveillance footage shows the moment a teen murder suspect approached an unwitting ATM customer from behind — seconds before the bloodied victim collapsed in a parking lot. The footage shows Marcine Bernard Hill, 17, calmly approaching an ATM in North Miami Beach in November. Clad in a black Ecko jacket emblazoned with the words “Kill Batman,” Hill saunters up behind victim Dillon Bud Calvin Steve, who turns around to notice Hill at the last moment. Steve, 26, quickly glances at his mother’s van in the parking lot before dropping the cash...
  • Diversity Fail? All-Women Engineering Team Blamed for Collapse of Miami Pedestrian Bridge

    03/18/2018 6:12:54 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 177 replies
    SandraRose.com ^ | March 18, 2018 | Sandra Rose
    The all-women engineering team that designed the ill-fated pedestrian foot bridge at Miami’s Florida International University were highly touted for their advances in a field that is typically dominated by men. But critics are pointing the finger of blame at the female engineers for design flaws that may have brought the bridge down. Investigators are still on the scene of last week’s bridge collapse that killed 6 people and injured 9 on the FIU campus in Southwest Miami. The investigation is focusing on the work done by a team of all-women engineers who were employed by one of the construction...
  • 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars...

    03/15/2018 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 105 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | march 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars and pedestrians on Florida college campus - just five days after it was installed Up to 10 people have been killed when a newly installed pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday. US Senator Bill Nelson of Florida told local TV station CBS Miami that between six to 10 people died. The 174-foot 'instant bridge' hailed as a feat of engineering and safety, was installed Saturday morning but was not due to open to the...
  • FIU Bridge Collapse: ‘Several’ Dead, 8 Cars Trapped Underneath

    03/15/2018 1:49:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    CBS News Miami ^ | March 15, 2018
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida International University’s (FIU) massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing at least one person and crushing several vehicles under it.The 950-ton bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, came crumbling down onto a number of cars. Florida Highway Patrol told CBS4 that several people are dead due to the collapse. Miami Dade Police Chief Juan Perez said 8 people have been taken to the hospital and eight vehicles are stuck under the bridge and the number of dead is undetermined. An official told CBS4’s Jim DeFede, “At this point, we can’t even tell how many cars...
  • Honduran man pleads guilty after attempting to bomb Miami mall in support of ISIS

    03/16/2018 7:21:17 AM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    A Honduran man living in Miami has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State terrorist organization, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced Thursday. Vicente Adolfo Solano will face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for planning to bomb a local shopping mall in 2017, the attorney's office said in a statement. The 53-year-old man told an undercover government source in early 2017 that he was unhappy with the United States as a whole and wanted to carry out an attack in Miami. He later said he wanted...
  • Stress test may have contributed to collapse of FIU pedestrian bridge

    03/16/2018 3:59:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 106 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 15 March 2018 | By Jenny Staletovich, Rene Rodriguez And Joey Flechas
    Aerial footage shows the aftermath of the FIU pedestrian bridge collapsing on Southwest Eighth Street in Miami on March 15, 2018. Pedro Portal Miami Herald In the hours after a 950-ton pedestrian bridge over Tamiami Trail collapsed Thursday afternoon, killing at least four people, civil engineers began to speculate about potential causes. Was it a design error? Did something go wrong during construction? The answer may be buried deep in the calculations made by workers who were conducting a stress test on the unfinished and vulnerable bridge. Any such test, experts told the Miami Herald, requires extreme care and precision...
  • Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing several, officials say

    03/15/2018 2:47:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    A pedestrian walkway in Miami collapsed on Thursday, killing several people. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the fatalities after multiple vehicles were crushed by the span near Florida International University's campus. According to Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue, there were people on the bridge and several cars underneath it. Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey said they found eight vehicles trapped under the bridge after they got a call alerting the fire department of the incident. Eight victims were transported to local hospitals, but he said the authorities planned to continue search and rescue throughout the evening.
  • Florida International University Bridge Collapses, Cars Underneath

    03/15/2018 11:32:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 571 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | 03/15/2018 | Staff
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida International University’s massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon in West Miami-Dade. The bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, collapsed on a number of cars. There are reports of numerous people injured in the collapse. At least one person was taken as a trauma alert to the hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. The 950-ton bridge went up on Saturday. It was then lowered into its final position, just west of 109th Avenue that day. The main span was built next to Southwest 8th Street.
  • Miami Beach revokes club’s business license after horse brought onto dance floor

    03/10/2018 11:50:57 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    WSVN ^ | March 9, 2018 | Rosh Lowe and Jessica Holly
    Miami Beach city officials have revoked the business license for a nightclub after a woman brought a horse onto a crowded dance floor, Wednesday. Video posted on social media by Miami Beach Police Friday morning shows a scantily clad woman riding a white horse inside the Mokai Lounge, located at 235 23rd St. People were standing around before the horse became startled. The horse bucked, causing the woman to fall off. This was supposed to be the night’s entertainment, but speaking with reporters on Friday, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber had a less flattering take on the spectacle. “Insane stupidity,”...
  • Miami couple skimmed millions. An exclusive airport lounge was operation’s HQ.

    02/28/2018 6:01:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 27, 2018 | Tarpley Hitt
    A married couple last week admitted to using the lounge in an operation that stole millions of dollars, using shadow bank accounts to loot funds intended for Miami-Dade’s Aviation Department. Former Club America account manager Elena Iglesias, and her contractor husband, Lazaro Iglesias, pleaded guilty to organized fraud, grand theft, and two counts of money laundering. After they surrender next month, they’ll each serve three years in prison and have to pay $2.6 million in restitution. Once out, they’ll be placed on 10 years of probation. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article202385959.html#storylink=cpy
  • (2015) CAIR Leader Nezar Hamze Is Now Deputy Sheriff picked by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

    02/26/2018 1:15:27 PM PST · by WisconsinRep · 18 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 24, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    CAIR Leader Nezar Hamze Is Now Deputy Sheriff First Jewish Sheriff of Broward County picks representative of terror group to wear gun and badge. July 24, 2015 ... The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has its foundation in the terrorist organization Hamas. It has been named as a co-conspirator by the U.S. government for two federal trials dealing with the financing of Hamas, and it is recognized as an international terrorist group by the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Given this information, how is it possible that one of this group’s leaders, Nezar Hamze, could be considered for a...
  • Openly gay teacher fired after posting wedding pictures on social media [Miami FL]

    02/10/2018 8:36:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    WCMH, NBC 4, Columbus OH ^ | Published: February 10, 2018, 6:47 am | Updated: February 10, 2018, 9:45 am | NBC 4 Staff
    Some parents are speaking out after a popular first grade teacher was fired after she posted pictures of her same-sex wedding on social media. Jocelyn Morffi taught first grade at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami for seven years. Last weekend, she married her girlfriend and posted pictures of the ceremony to Facebook. On Thursday, Morffi was fired. In a letter to parents, Principal Carlota Morales called it a “difficult and necessary” decision. Nearly a dozen parents who had children in Morffi’s class came to the school to protest her firing. The parents called her a “great teacher”...