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8 People Arrested At Michael Brown Protest In Miami

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

Eight protestors were arrested Thursday afternoon in Miami during a demonstration against the 2013 death of a local teenager and the fatal shooting la...

One Year Later, A Lawsuit But No Answers

Miami New Times | Michael Miller | Posted 08.06.2014 | Miami

One year ago today, Miami Beach cops caught a tall, skinny teenager spray-painting on the side of an abandoned McDonald's. A phalanx of police officer...

Medical Examiner: Police Taser Killed Miami Beach Teen

Posted 03.09.2014 | Crime

A medical examiner has confirmed what killed a teenage artist who did not survive a controversial encounter with Miami Beach police: as first reported...

'Justice For Reefa' Protest Goes Down Outside Art Basel

El Nuevo Herald | Daysi Calavia-Lopez | Posted 02.06.2014 | Miami

A group seeking justice for the teenage Colombian artist, who died after being Tasered by a Miami Beach police officer four months ago took their mess...

LOOK: Buy Art, Help 'Justice For Reefa'

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

BY JIPSY, NEFARIOUSGIRL.COM Remembering street artist Israel Hernandez-Llach -- better known as Reefa -- continues across Miami. Street artists tag...

Teenager's Death Rekindles Debate Over Taser Safety

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

By Kevin Gray MIAMI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - When police spotted Israel Hernandez Llach spray painting a shut-down McDonald's in August, t...

Angry Protesters Demand Arrest Of Cop Who Tasered Reefa

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct 6 (Reuters) - More than 200 people marched through Miami Beach on Sunday, clogging tourist-...

Planned March To Demand Arrest Of Cop Who Fatally Tasered Artist

Posted 09.27.2013 | Miami

Upset that a police officer who fatally tasered him has not been charged, family and friends of the late Israel Hernandez are planning a protest march...

Teen's Family Sues Police Over Taser Death

Posted 08.28.2013 | Miami

The family of a teenage artist who died after being stunned with a police Taser filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Miami Beach and Miami Beac...

Cop Who Tased Teen Previously Accused In Tasering Of War Vet

Posted 09.27.2013 | Miami

The Miami Beach Police officer involved in the Taser death of a teen graffiti artist has a very long and troubling Internal Affairs file, according to...

Candidate Blasted For Using Teen's Death In Campaign Ad

Posted 08.16.2013 | Miami

A campaign ad from Miami mayoral candidate Francis Suarez has raised the ire of the local police union. The image, which Suarez tweeted on Tuesday...

LOOK: Mother Mourns Taser Victim

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2013 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug 10 (Reuters) - Hundreds of friends and supporters of an 18-year-old graffiti artist who die...

Police Under Review For Taser Death

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2013 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed in an interview on Friday that it wou...

PHOTOS: Touching Tributes To Fatal Tasing Victim

Posted 08.12.2013 | Miami

When news spread that an 18-year-old Miami graffiti artist died after being tased by police, tribute murals have popped up from South Florida to Austr...

Letter From Miami

Michael Deibert | Posted 10.09.2013 | Miami
Michael Deibert

At about the time Miami Beach Police Department officers were fatally tasing 18-year-old artist and skateboarder Israel Hernandez-Llach, I was rising for the day in my apartment a few blocks away.

Police Officer Involved In Fatal Tasing Of Teen Graffiti Artist Put On Paid Leave

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.09.2013 | Miami

Jorge Mercado, one of the police officers involved in the fatal tasing of 18-year-old graffiti artist Israel Hernandez-Llach, has been placed on paid ...

Skateboarder Dies After Being Tasered By Cops

Posted 10.07.2013 | Miami

A Miami Beach teen died Tuesday after being shocked with a taser in the chest after police spotted him painting graffiti on an empty building. Isr...