Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
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    The Five Craziest Miami Crime Stories From the First Half of 2017 Contact Us,Well, 2017 is officially halfway over and when it comes to crime news, Miami always crams more insanity into six months than most cities do in a year. This year has been no different: We've been subjected to a handful of criminal plots that could each form the basis of a true crime Netflix series. Compared to the average Florida year, Miami is having a 2017 that's comparatively low on strange, unbelievable murder plots but high on terrorist conspiracies, astounding government corruption, and unbelievable tales left over from the cocaine riddled 1980s. Here are the year's most interesting cases so far: Related StoriesNeo Nazi National Guardsman Busted in Florida Keys Had "Radioactive Material," BombsHow a Floating Bale of Cocaine Led to the Florida Keys' Worst Murder in DecadesTed Vernon Stars in South Beach Classics Despite Decades of Violent Abuse Claims 1. Colombia's top anti corruption official getting caught taking a bribe at Dolphin Mall Two men casually wandered through Dolphin Mall earlier this month, past the teenage shoppers and kiosks hawking watches, and headed for a quiet bathroom. One man gripped an envelope stuffed with $10,000 in cash. The other waited for a handoff in a stall. And lurking in disguise nearby, federal agents watched it all go down. One of those two men, the feds say, was none other than Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera, Colombia's chief anti corruption official. Moreno was taken into custody in Bogota this afternoon and charged with spearheading his own brazen corruption campaign that centered on nearly $200,000 in bribes he tried to wring out of a nike uptempo former Colombian politician in Miami. Even in the long and storied history of Latin American corruption bleeding into the Magic City, the allegations in nike vapor untouchable pro the federal case nike windbreaker against Moreno and a lawyer who allegedly helped him set up the scheme are startling. Moreno allegedly even traveled to the States to give an anti corruption presentation to the feds just before taking bribes in Miami. 2. A bunch of stoners allegedly throwing a "medical marijuana" party with 50 pounds of weed just six blocks from a police station Most sensible Americans these days believe in ending the War on Drugs. The facts are clear that low level drug arrests ruin lives and tear families apart. Some day, selling weed in Florida will no longer feed thousands of new prisoners into the state's broken criminal justice system. But that day has not yet come, and until ganja is truly legal in the Sunshine State, it's not a great idea to throw a gigantic, open air "medical marijuana" celebration fueled by 50 pounds of weed. That's exactly what a group of Miamians attempted to do this past weekend by throwing what sounds like among the greatest stoner sessions in human history only to get busted in a house that sat a mere six blocks from Miami Police headquarters. 3. A neo Nazi in the Keys planning to bomb the Turkey Point nuclear power plant For the past year, Brandon Russell has saluted the flag and worn the uniform of the Florida National Guard while serving his country as a private first class. But in his suburban Tampa apartment, Russell and his three roommates pledged allegiance to a whole different ideal. Russell's bedroom was decorated with neo Nazi and white supremacist propaganda and a framed photo of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. His garage was full of guns, ammo, and high powered materials for bomb making. Russell is now in federal custody after Monroe County Sheriff's deputies arrested him in Key Largo this past Sunday. He was busted after a bizarre and bloody massacre last Friday, when one of his three neo Nazi roommates 18 year old Devon Arthurs apparently converted to Islam and then executed their other two housemates. 4. One of Miami's most famous Cocaine Cowboys finally getting caught after living in suburban Orlando after 26 years on the run Twenty six years ago, the feds busted Miami's biggest smuggling operation of the Cocaine Cowboys era: a $2 billion pipeline run by high school pals Willy Falcon and Sal Magluta. It would take another decade of contentious court battles before the pair was finally convicted, wrapping up one of the nation's most massive drug cases. But there was always a loose end. Just before the two were indicted in 1991, Gustavo "Taby" Falcon, Willy's brother, vanished. He hadn't been seen since until yesterday, when federal agents found him in a rented home in Kissimmee. Falcon was nabbed as he returned from a bike ride with his wife and hauled off to Orange County Jail in a neon Nike shirt.