Jerry Iannelli is Miami New Times’ daily-news reporter. He graduated with honors from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he developed a reputation for pestering college officials until they cursed at him. He then earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He moved to South Florida in 2015.
5 days ago | Crime
In 2013, Broward Sheriff's Dep. Peter Peraza shot an unarmed man dead. Jermaine McBean, a 33-year-old information technology worker, was walking home while wearing earbuds and carrying an unloaded air rifle. Someone thought the gun was real and ca...
Critics Slam Florida Senate President for Taking Cushy Job With Private-Prison Giant and ICE Contractor13 days ago | Politics
A whole host of civil-rights advocates believe that the private, for-profit prison industry should not exist. But former Florida State Senate President Joe Negron appears to, ahem, lean in the opposite direction: Politico Florida first reported ye...
14 days ago | Health
Florida currently ranks 45th of the 50 states when it comes to the number of residents living without health insurance. It's 48th in health performance Now the Trump administration yesterday agreed to cut Medicaid benefits. The weird rationale: to...
15 days ago | Broward News
This past Friday, Broward Sheriff's Office SWAT member Matt Patten wore a QAnon conspiracy-theory patch while greeting Vice President Mike Pence at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Today Patten was reprimanded and demoted from the ...
19 days ago | Politics
It's legal to walk up to the U.S. border and apply for asylum. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents decided to fire smoke grenades and tear-gas canisters at members of a migrant caravan at the Tijuana border over the weekend. Under intern...
1 month ago | Politics
A series of far-right social media pages and groups have been reported to law enforcement for doxxing Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher, the supervisors of elections in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, respectively. According to redacted screenshots ...