Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling. A trial run of the program found that almost no state employees were failing, while an ap ... More >>
A few months before the 2012 presidential election, Gov. Rick Scott sold a massive voter purge as a way to eliminate hundreds of "non-citizens" who were supposedly threatening democracy. Instead, the effort was a xenophobic joke. In Miami alone, hundreds of mostly Latino voters were forced to prove ... More >>
Just when you thought it was safe to watch a random Monday night Heat versus the Bobcats game, LeBron explodes for 61 points, punting you, naked and riding a unicorn, directly into the sun. Dammit LeBron, my wife is gonna kill me. She loves unicorns. You know you had a good game when the highligh ... More >>
With mindless drivers who must've bribed the DMV to get a Class E license, con artists who make a living by stealing children's Social Security numbers, and comedians who run for public office, Miami is far, far, far from utopia. But the music's pretty good. And in many ways, the Magic City is even ... More >>
Victoria Jackson, the former SNL cast member who turned to Tea Party politics in a misguided attempt to revive her career, is no longer a resident of South Florida. The news comes from a blog post on her mind-melting website, couched unceremoniously between an anecdote about the DMV and an explanati ... More >>
If you're a foreign national looking to have a good time in Florida, stay out of trouble, and avoid possible deportation, here are three easy rules to follow.1) Don't borrow someone's flashy, $200,000 Mercedes2) Don't street race said Mercedes at 116 miles per hour3) And for god's sake, don't hand o ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
Christin Slater was once on Hollywood's A-List, but he wasn't on Miami-Dade's voter list.Like almost everyone in Miami-Dade, Slater (who lives here now, who knew?) had a hell of a time voting on Election Day. After waiting in line for four hours, he was told he wasn't properly registered. He ended u ... More >>
Last week, we reported on a lawsuit accusing two Miami-Dade officers of excessive force in an arrest outside a Kendall nightclub in 2010. As it turns out, one of those officers, Jose A. Huerta, was recently fired after 10 years on the force. Turns out his firing, had nothing to do with lawsuit. Inst ... More >>
In May 2009, Edgar Martinez, a 37-year-old who had just moved from Miami to California, received a letter from SunPass saying he owed $25 for a toll violation. Martinez paid the citation and closed his SunPass account, thinking that would be the last he heard from the traffic agency. Unfortunately f ... More >>
When Gov. Rick Scott's administration began a statewide purge of "non-citizen" voters, it didn't seem like a coincidence that the Miami Herald found the GOP-led effort disproportionately targeted Democrats, Hispanics and independents -- many of whom were in fact eligible to vote. It was also no grea ... More >>
Fire up those spliffs, DMV workers of Florida: A Miami federal judge has ruled that Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test all state employees is unconstitutional. Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled today that random tests of 85,000 state employees would be an unreasonable search and seizure and issued ... More >>
She's starred in her own TV series. She's written a series of books. She's been a tabloid scapegoat, and also a tabloid darling. And now, Kate Gosselin is hosting her very own cruise, departing from Ft. Lauderdale in August. When we heard the news, we couldn't help but imagine what the Kate Gosse ... More >>
via WTSP The Lambert-JolleysAs Florida residents, Rachel and Charlotte Lambert-Jolley knew that their marriage in Connecticut, where same sex weddings are legal, wouldn't be recognized in their own home state. They at least hoped, however, that it would help expedite the process of legally changi ... More >>
illustration by DerfDMV blunt smoking part-ay! Gov. Rick Scott today put a temporary hold on his harsh-mellowing plan to randomly drug test all state employees -- an absurd idea in the first place that would have cost millions just to root out the odd pothead or two at the parks service. (All whi ... More >>
Via Flickr Thomas HawkThings are not always as they appear.When reading an article on the Sun Sentinel's website this morning, we were excited to see words like 'liquor,' 'bribery,' and 'strip club' jump out at us. We read on, expecting a sordid corruption case involving strippers, booze, and cas ... More >>
By now, Black Bobby's a recurring character here on Crossfade. Last month we caught him on "Miami Ave," and before that he was sparking a mini-war in our comments section with a Waka Flocka Flame dis. But if he shows up often here, it's because he's been hustling hard releasing mixtapes and ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
A Florida driver's license has been making the Internet rounds because it accidentally lists the driver's address simply as "Eat Ass." Yesterday we saw a version with her face and information blurred out. Originally we thought maybe it was Ann Coulter, but the birthday was 1979 (we all know Ann w ... More >>
If you haven't heard about Black Bobby, now its time to pay attention. This Harvard grad and D.C. transplant is doing some pretty amazing stuff. He gave up the corporate life in New England and moved down to Miami to pursue a music career. Why Miami? Who the hell knows and who cares.Well, in hono ... More >>
Lee KleinWent to renew my drivers license at the Coral Gables DMV the other day. The office is located right by Village of Merrick Park, and so is a branch of La Estancia Argentina. The lunch menu looked tempting, with some decent deals on hand -- grilled skirt or flank steak sandwich for $8 cert ... More >>
So apparently Victoria Jackson's heartfelt column about breaking into tears over Year One's sheep-fucking jokes was the first in what we can only hope is a long line of columns for (former Drudge collaborator) Andrew Breitbart's conservative site Big Hollywood.Unfortunately, the SNL alum and Mi ... More >>
Ridiculous civil limitation in the vague name of security never makes us smile, but one state has now literally outlawed smiling in the name of safety. Virginia has forbidden anyone from cracking a smile in driver's license photos because it interferes with facial recognition technology.The Palm Be ... More >>
One week of living and dying in Miami-Dade.
Besides going to the DMV, doing taxes is the part of being a grownup that Riptide hates most. So we usually wouldn't be thinking about it this early, but it seems some good folks in Coconut Grove have an extra-special reason to hate April 15 this year. They're paying more taxes on their homes than ... More >>
Bigamy charges and dozens of people busted after fake weddings: It must be South Florida.
A Chinese pathogen has the citrus industry talking apocalypse.
A Miami Artist becomes an accidental witness to manslaughter.
Robert Platshorn was the first big bust of the War on Drugs. Almost 30 years later, he's free and talking.
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When he was booked into the Dade County Jail, Earl Cole was a sick man. Not for long.