Brittany Shammas is a former staff writer at Miami New Times. She covered education in Naples before taking a job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. She joined New Times in 2016.
3 months ago | Longform
The voice on the other end of the line sounded so thin, so frail, that at first Erika Williams didn't recognize it as her son's. It was only by the ten digits glowing on her iPhone — the number for the Flagler County jail — that she realized who w...
6 months ago | Politics
June 26 and 27, a whopping 20 Democratic candidates for president will take the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts just north of downtown Miami in the first debates of the 2020 election cycle. They will bicker, slam Donald ...
6 months ago | Crime
Scot Peterson, the Broward Sheriff's Office school resource officer who failed to protect Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students in the February 14, 2018 massacre, was fired today and arrested on 11 criminal charges related to his conduct t...
7 months ago | Crime
Another black teen has come forward accusing a different BSO cop of slamming him to the ground. The mother of 17-year-old Jordan Bennett went public Monday with a video showing a deputy holding the teen to the floor of the cafeteria at Blanche Ely...
7 months ago | Longform
When Kaitlin McKeon was confronted with the results of her drug test, she already knew what it would show: positive for marijuana. Before she'd even enrolled in the nursing program at Nova Southeastern University, the bubbly then-23-year-old had t...
7 months ago | Politics
South Florida counties may prohibit teachers from carrying weapons.