Top Stories This Week

5/10/2014, 11:29 a.m.
This week's top stories from The Miami Times.

1. Black Leaders are calling for change at Civilian Investigative Panel

Miami’s Black leaders are calling for sweeping reform at the city’s Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP), an agency that has come under heavy fire with allegations of racism and internal power struggles that have left the group in turmoil and unable to serve its purpose.

2. New changes to Stand Your Ground Law passed

Florida lawmakers on Friday approved new changes to the states’s Stand Your Ground law, allowing victims to fire warning shots in life-threatening situations.

3. North Miami in bitter legal battle to stop 'modern art heist' by MOCA

A group of frustrated art lovers, who sought to remove 600 pieces of exquisite works of art under the nose of their landlord, devised a scheme to carry out their mission.

4. Miami Edison High students receive a wake-up call with mock DUI crash

The Urban Partnership Drug Free Community Coalition (UPDFCC) and Gang Alternative Inc., Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the City of Miami Fire Department/Police Department hosted the mock DUI at Miami Edison Senior High School.