The Ten Most Popular New Times Features of 2012
Just about anyone with an Internet connection is aware that former squeaky-voiced SNL cast member has turned into one of the most outrageous celebrity mouth pieces of the conservative movement. Gus Garcia-Roberts decided to figure out how the hell that happened.
7. Miami-Dade Police Lured Robbers to the Redland, Then Shot Them
In the Redland, the shadiest reaches of Miami-Dade County, police ambushed and shot four thieves in a sting operation. Michael E. Miller tells the story.
8. Miami-Dade TNT Unit Loses the War on Drugs and Liberty City's Trust
Francisco Alvarado casts doubt on the effectiveness MDPD's Tactical Narcotics Team and their "Santa's Helper" drug sweep, which resulted in 112 drug arrests around Christmas time. The majority on misdemeanor marijuana charges.
9. DJ Seasunz: A Murder Kills a Nightlife Scene
The bizarre murder of a teenage girl by her boyfriend, a DJ popular in the all-ages nightlife scene, shocked Miami. Jon Tayler explored Seasunz's backstory and the fate of the scene he once ruled.
10. Occupy Miami descends into drugs and chaos in an Overtown apartment building
While the original Occupy Wall Street died a death (one assisted by the NYPD), Michael E. Miller discovered that Occupy Miami activists had taken over a dirty apartment building in Overtown. They called it "Peace City." We called it a living hell.
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