Skinny Puppy Shapes for Arms Tour 2014 With Army of the Universe Grand Central, Miami Friday, February 7 Industrial music does not possess a great wealth of heroes. It's a genre that many acts love to borrow from, but rarely ever commit to. However, Skinny Puppy is one group that can be counted ... More >>
Don Whittington charged up to a desk inside a gargantuan Fort Lauderdale warehouse built from blue corrugated metal. He was seething. "You're a bitch," he hissed at the receptionist. Then, the five-foot-11 Whittington, who was once a championship racecar driver before earning an 18-month federal pr ... More >>
Car horns frantically beeping during rush hour, neighbors yelling greeting each other at 8 a.m. on a Sunday, and hits of uhntz-uhntz blasting from the strip of clubs that line Washington Avenue till the wee hours of the night. That's the distinct sound of Miami. But every now and then, we get to he ... More >>
Deep in the hells of Guantanamo Bay, extreme bass music rumbles from Bazookas as federal agents use the music of Skinny Puppy to torture prisoners. It's a fact that has been confirmed by the pioneering industrial band, and that inspired its latest album, Weapon. Now, if you've never been to milita ... More >>
Since it's Friday and Halloween weekend, we wanna break out our Walking Dead costumes and party our heads off. So we'll be treating ourselves to some liquor-fueled, All Hallows' Eve themed bashes, where we're gonna rock zombified looks and maybe even walk away with a few extra bucks if we're scary ... More >>
The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded a really good weekend's worth of cocaine at the Port of Miami today. The 1,250 pounds of coke carried an estimated wholesale value of $19 million. No telling how much it would go for once it was cut up and hit the streets.
Is Ultra Music Festival, like, the Guantanamo Bay of music festivals? It must be, because buying early-bird tickets is torture, bro. Alright, that was just for the LOLs. But if you looked at the sensational new Facebook page Boycott Ultra Music Festival, you'd think UMF was just the meanest . It ... More >>
There's no need to raid Publix for water, hurricane shutters, vodka and "Golden Girls" DVDs just yet, but you might as well prepare yourself for a miserable end of the week thanks to Tropical Storm Sandy.The strengthening storm is set to become a Cat 1 hurricane before walloping Jamaica later today, ... More >>
Colorful characters involved in the Republican primary are about as common as minor scandals over at The Miami Herald, so it only makes sense that somehow those two worlds would collide.Remember back in 2009 when a Navy spokesman at Guantanamo Bay accused veteran Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg o ... More >>
Who knew the Casey Anthony verdict would have implications on the United States' interpretation of the Geneva Conventions? According to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the failure of a Florida jury to convict Anthony proves the need to try terrorist suspects at military tribunals outsid ... More >>
Dawkins was a photographer in the Army, shooting photos like this one.Elisha L. Dawkins was born in the Bahamas but immigrated to Miami as an infant. He was brought up believing he was an American citizen and after high school enlisted in the Army, where he served what he thought was his country ... More >>
casablancamiamibeach.blogspot.comA cat trap behind the Casablanca Hotel on Collins Ave. in Miami BeachSince when did Miami become the Guantánamo Bay Prison of the animal kingdom? First there were puppy mills in Liberty City, then outrage over questionable conditions at Miami-Dade Animal Services ... More >>
Miami New Times cleaned up in the nondaily division of the 60th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, which determine the best work in 11 Southeastern States. Former staff writer Natalie O'Neill took a first place in investigative reporting for "Piece of Mind," a probe of suicides and other problems at t ... More >>
Last January, we brought you the story of Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee and only Westerner held in Guantanamo Bay.The Canadian-born Khadr was only 15 when U.S. troops shot and detained him in 2002 on an Afghan battlefield. Khadr later confessed to throwing a grenade that killed one medic ... More >>
Whether you got whacked in the head with a pillow this weekend or saw Sir Paul McCartney rock an arena, we're guessing you still don't want to spend a lot of dough this week. Monday: Miami's gonna make you sweat again. Temperatures are back in 80s so if you have today off, hit the beach. Tuesday: Ch ... More >>
Back in February, I visited the Guantanamo Bay prison camp during President Obama's inauguration. At the time, it sure seemed like I was witnessing the last days of a ugly chapter in American history. Obama's first act as president was an order to close the place. The head of the detention center ... More >>
Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon is a 41-year-old career military officer. He is the chief spokesman for the most controversial outpost on the planet, the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. via Wikimedia CommonsAnd, if you're to believe a letter he sent to the Miami Herald last week, veteran Miami Herald repor ... More >>
Miamians prove there's more than one way to skin a cat killer.
Sorry to be so GitMo heavy today, but ehgads there is a Guantanamo Bay video game in development. Yeah, we thought the idea of escaping from GitMo was and idea best reserved for fiction, and apparently we were right. T-Enterprises, the British software company developing the game, says Ren ... More >>
Wednesday will mark the culmination of President Obama's first 100 days in office, and he's done a lot: passed a massive stimulus package, ordered the closure of Gitmo, made a momentous change in travel policy to Cuba, had some pirates shot, and got a dog named Bo. Though, one area where he's moved ... More >>
via Flavouz's flickrTheir eyes were watching eyes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport noticed that the glass eyes on a shipment of teddy bears from China were poorly secured, and could be a choking hazard to small children. They sent the bears off for further test ... More >>
Maj. Tom Fleener was enjoying a quiet life as an assistant public defender in Wyoming when he was thrust into the greatest legal conundrum of our times.Courtesy Wikimedia CommonsFleener, an Army Reservist, became more and more outraged as he read about the military commissions set up in Guantanamo B ... More >>
Two years ago, when Darrel Vandeveld flew to Guantánamo Bay to work as a prosecutor, no one else believed more in the detention camps and all they stood for in the War on Terror.Courtesy Wikimedia Commons"I was totally gung ho," Vandeveld tells Riptide. "I was convinced that we actually had the 'wo ... More >>
Oh, look, an update from our old friends the sex offenders under the bridge. It's nice to hear from them every once in a while. [NBC6]It is going to get really, really cold this weekend. [CBS4]Fidel Castro wants Obama to give back Guantánamo Bay. [NBC6]Some dumb kid accidentally shot his friend in ... More >>
A new show at CiFo looks back at Bush's reign — and the mess he left.
State Farm, the State's largest private property insurer, will stop insuring property in Florida. [NY Times]This seems to be a major thing, but Gov. Charlie Crist is just saying things like, "I don't really care." [Naked Politics]But, that's ok, he was too busy vetoing budget cuts today. Schools get ... More >>
Now that it's official -- Obama is closing the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- and we've all given ourselves a hearty slap on the back, the tough questions are really starting to rear their ugly heads: What do we do with the 245 guys left in Gitmo? Especially the truly dangerous ones, who we ... More >>
Fidel Castro suggests in a column he might not be following international affairs in four years. Maybe because he'll be dead? [CBS4]Anyway, here he is with the President of Argentina. His first new picture in some time. [Herald]The South Beach Comedy Festival may not be selling as many tickets this ... More >>
President Obama found time to call up Gitmo and say, "Yo, can we just chill for a minute?" and all proceedings were instantly frozen. [Herald]Police finally caught this horrible baby-punching would-be car thief. [NBC6]Here are all sorts of pictures from the inaugural balls. Do we like Michelle's dre ... More >>
In his inaugural speech yesterday, Barack Obama declared that "we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals"- a statement Riptide felt spoke directly to the future of Guantanamo Bay, a place where due process and human rights laws have been kicked aside in the name of extinguishin ... More >>
Riptide offers to DJ Obama's inaugural ball.
Sometimes I forget that technically Florida is a southern state, with Confederate heritage and all. It seems like the closer you get to the southern beaches the less and less red the necks are. This is probably because all of Hick-America would much rather spend their money on diamond-encrusted truc ... More >>
You've got to give Tricky Dick some credit. The man sticks to his guns (even when they're clearly shooting someone in the face).Amid the Bushie farewell tour over the past week, Cheney has time and again stuck up for his administration's use of, ahem, "questionable" tactics in treating prisoners at ... More >>
Riptide had a lovely Thanksgiving. Short Order cooked an amazing turbaconducken, Crossfade lead us in musical prayer, and step-sibling Nude Celebrity Death SUV brought tons of bargain bin wine, which it proceeded to chug relentlessly. Anyway, we are back today in a somewhat tryptophan impaired effor ... More >>
No, that headline is not just a hallucination brought on by the tryptophan-induced haze you've been stumbling around in since stuffing that turducken down your gullet yesterday.It's just, quite simply, the strangest post-Thanksgiving news on the planet. Somehow or another, Sean Penn, the liberal wun ... More >>
Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.
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"The victims will never get justice"
Little Havana's chess connection vies for the national crown
For more than two decades Miami's Haitian Refugee Center was a beacon of hope and a force for justice. Today its director, Guy Victor, is struggling just to keep it afloat.
Local black leaders are wondering why the U.S. Justice Department called them together to chew the fat about Guantanamo