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Help turn South Florida blue

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A press release from Annette Taddeo, who is running for Congress against Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Hello friends, The Taddeo for Congress campaign is making a call for volunteers to help the campaign out tomorrow and Thursday. We will be out at the Miami Beach Convention Center both day ...
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No wonder they didn't want me photographing the storefronts

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Some of you might remember that a couple of months ago, I had an incident where a store owner overreacted to my photography as I was working on an article for MiamiBeach411.com. I received a lot of flak over that incident from people accusing me of not respecting the woman’s ...
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Another photographer acquitted for the "crime" of taking photos

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Texas police tried their hardest to stop photojournalist Nick Adams from photographing an arrest during a Mardi Gras celebration in Galveston County last year. First they shoved the camera into his face. Then, after he backed up a few steps and snapped another photo, League City ...

We've had our eye on Wackenhut for a while now

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On July 4th, 2007, a Wackenhut executive dressed in a suit and carrying a briefcase filled with taxpayers’ dollars, sprinted through the streets of South Beach while being chased by a giant finger and several sets of eyes. The giant finger pointed at him in an accusatory m ...
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Hip hop thugs beat up and rob Florida photographer

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A 25-year-old Florida photographer will no doubt win a handsome sum if he decides to sue the thugs who beat him up and stole his camera. Photographer Luis Santana said the thugs were limousine-riding bodyguards for hip hop artist Chris Brown, a 19-year-old boy wonder who had opened ...
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The saga continues: Camera shy prosecutors force delay of my trial

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The sight of a video camera in the courtroom sent shivers down the spine of the prosecution Monday morning. As soon as I stepped in front of the judge, the young state prosecutor in my case asked for a 15 minute delay because a Local 10 cameraman had his camera trained on him. Th ...

Honored by the Honorable Mention

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I have to admit that I was a little disappointed when I walked into Tropicolor Photo on Miami Beach on Friday and was congratulated for having received an “Honorable Mention” for a photo I took in the 4th Annual South Beach Photomarathon. In my competitive spirit, I was ...
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My trial begins Monday

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I am finally going to trial, even though it’s been more than a year since I was arrested after photographing police against their wishes. Much has happened during the 15 months since my arrest, including the slaying of one of the officers; the firing of the prosecutor in my c ...
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I launched a new blog

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My new blog is called Magic City Mania and it will be more personalized and localized than my current blog. Magic City Mania will consists mostly of personal stories growing up in Miami as well as personal reflections as I go about my day in this mad city. My first post starts at t ...