Oct 23, 2020

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Cuban and Haitian Biden Supporters Describe Hostility From Trump Caravan

This past Sunday, Miami residents gathered for one last rally in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of early voting, which commenced on Monday. Dozens of people with the Cubans for Biden and Haitians for Biden groups began the day with a show of unity in Little Haiti. Supporters filed to their cars for a caravan through the streets of Little Haiti and Allapattah. Residents spilled out of their homes to cheer them on.”It was a celebration of culture, democracy, and choice,” says Jenelle Penha, a progressive activist who attended the events. “It was a beautiful thing to experience.”The […]Read full article >
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Proud Boys Leader Responds to Emails: “We Don’t Care Enough to Intimidate Anyone”

Earlier this week, some voters in Gainesville reported they’d received bizarre and threatening emails that demanded they vote for President Donald Trump in the upcoming general election — “or else.” The emails, which purported to come from the far-right Proud Boys group, are being investigated by local, state, and federal authorities.”You will vote for Donald Trump on Election Day or we will come after you,” one email read. “Change your party affiliation to Republican to let us know you received our message and will comply. We will know which candidate you voted for. I would take this seriously […]Read full article >
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Miami Cop, in Full Uniform, Wears Trump Mask at Polling Place

Early voting began this week in Miami-Dade County. Because anxieties are high about election security and voter intimidation, the City of Miami called a press conference yesterday to announce that plainclothes police officers would be deployed at polling places to prevent potential harassment.But Steve Simeonidis, chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, says he believes one of the city’s officers actually committed voter intimidation this morning by walking into a polling place in full uniform, with a gun on his belt and a Trump 2020 “No More Bullshit” mask.Simeonidis photographed the officer, whom he identified as […]Read full article >
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Belen Rally Revives Abortion Debate in Miami

Earlier this month, students from the Miami all-boys prep school Belen Jesuit came under fire on social media for holding up anti-abortion signs at a roadside rally.While it was hardly a shock that students from a private Catholic school would promote pro-life views, many people on social media criticized the protesters. Some Twitter users took shots at the school, calling it “brainwashing education” and “miami private school trash.””But as soon as the fetus is born, no healthcare or support structure and pro-death penalty of course,” one person wrote. “Look at these little virgins trying to make a […]Read full article >
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Dolphins Fans Lost Their Minds When Tua Tagovailoa Saw the Field in a Blowout of the Jets

It happened. It finally happened. No, not the Miami Dolphins beating the New York Jets. That happens all the time. What had Dolphins fans unbuckling their pants on Sunday was the fact that Tua Tagovailoa finally took his first snaps under center since the Dolphins selected him in the first round of the draft. Tua Time is here, folks. It’s officially a thing that exists in a place other than Dolphins fans’ minds.  Sure, Tua seeing action came in garbage time of a 24-0 blowout win over a horrendous Jets team, but it was glorious nonetheless. Many people are saying it was the greatest 2-for-2, 9-yard performance in the history […]Read full article >
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Commissioners Say New Miami-Dade Jail Should Be Built in Doral

Since 2013, the Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department has been under federal supervision because of inhumane living conditions and substandard care at its facilities. A years-long U.S. Department of Justice investigation found a ”pattern and practice of constitutional violations,” deplorable living conditions, and deliberate indifference toward inmates, particularly those with mental illness. And that’s not all: A 2011 letter outlining the findings of the investigation notes that the Pretrial Detention Center has significant structural deficiencies and a hygiene problem. The facility was […]Read full article >