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Jerry Iannelli

Jerry Iannelli is an Editor for The Appeal.

He previously worked at Miami New Times, where his reporting helped get a local police chief fired, changed investigative policies at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, and exposed local cops’ plans to record the entire county from the sky from cameras mounted on Cessna planes. Jerry’s reporting directly led to Internal Affairs complaints sustained against multiple Miami cops and pressured prosecutors into filing the first on-duty shooting charges against a Miami-area cop since 1989.

His reporting won the 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the 2019 Florida Press Association’s Sally Latham Memorial Award for the state’s top weekly newspaper columnist and first place in the 2019 Florida Press Club’s general news reporting category. He also once shut down an unlicensed Miami daycare that was secretly run by a cult.

“Woman of the Year” Mariska Hargitay Should Quit “SVU”

Last month, Glamour magazine featured “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay on the cover of its “Women of the Year” issue. On Nov. 8, an avalanche of A-list celebrities — including “SVU” co-stars Christopher Meloni and Ice-T, actress Melissa McCarthy, and #MeToo co-founder Tarana Burke — honored Hargitay at the Women of the Year Awards which was held at the Rainbow Room, a ballroom that serves as one of the epicenters of New York City high-society.

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Police Disinformation Is Still Disinformation

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Big Retail Chains Are Manufacturing a Shoplifting ‘Crisis’

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