John Rivera

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    September 30, 2014

    Cops Should Wear Body Cameras, and Maybe Commissioners Too

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke commends elected officials who support police body cameras. Local politicians and union bosses opposed to putting body cameras o ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    No Miami-Dade Police Cuts, Mayor Gimenez Announces

    First it was 228 Miami-Dade police officers facing layoffs, then it was 110. Now, apparently, it's zero. At a press conference yesterday, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez said that no officer job cuts were now on the table for next year's budget after he had come to new agreements with vario ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    New County Budget Would Cut Police Layoffs, Cost PAMM $1.5 Million

    Amid searing criticism from the Miami-Dade County police union for a budget that had slated layoffs for nearly a quarter of its force, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez proposed a revised plan last night that would see the number of layoffs reduced by half, with a chunk of the savings coming at the expens ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    City of Miami PD to Hundreds of County Cops Facing Layoffs: Come Join Us

    Next Tuesday 400 Miami-Dade County police officers will gather in a large banquet hall at FIU's football stadium in University Park, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday. The occasion? A frank talk about the officers' future unemployment. Under county mayor Carlos Gimenez's current proposed budget, 2 ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012
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    September 10, 2012

    Dead Drivers: Four Shootings This Year Raise Questions About Miami-Dade Police Protocol

    Charles William Collins was a career drug dealer and petty thief. Miami-Dade police knew as much when two undercover cops followed him into a bright-yellow pawnshop on NW Seventh Avenue in Liberty City on August 14. They pulled out their badges and asked him for ID. Collins said he left it in his ca ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Miami-Dade Election Results Liveblog: Pit Bulls, Primaries, and County Hall

    Miami-Dade voters went to the polls today to vote on a long ballot filled with primary battles for both federal and state level legislative races, and the first (and in some cases, possibly final) rounds of the county mayor race, and several county commission seats. Longtime Miami-Dade State Attorne ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Miami-Dade Court Bailiff Juana Olga Durand Busted In Traffic Court Racket

    Shortly before 9 a.m. this past February 15, Maciel Gonzalez waited for Juana Olga Durand on the steps of the Miami-Dade family court building at 175 NW First Ave. Gonzalez held a yellow manila envelope containing $3,122 in cash to pay off a string of parking tickets, his lawyer, as well as a $300 " ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Union Calls for Miami Corrections Director's Resignation

    A few months ago, Riptide reported on Miami-Dade Corrections Chief Tim Ryan's habit of pissing off his black employees. Now the union representing all 2,700 of his workers is calling for Ryan's resignation. In a letter sent to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez this month and obtained by Riptide, the u ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    Black History No-Show

    Corrections chief Tim Ryan can't seem to stop offending black guards.

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    March 31, 2009

    Corrections Chief Tim Ryan Can't Seem To Stop Offending Black Guards

    Note to Tim Ryan: Maybe just stay home next February. Ryan, Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation chief since 2006, hasn't exactly built a mountain of goodwill with his majority black workforce during his three years in charge of one of the nation's largest prison systems, with a $315 million bu ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Johnny Winton Speaks

    The commish talks for the first time about his 2006 arrest.

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    January 24, 2007
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    January 11, 2007

    Frontier Justice

    Peter Michael Daniel was savagely beaten at the Sweetwater Police Complex over a missing Jet Ski. No one’s saying who did it.

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    December 14, 2006


    Melt this commissioner

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    March 16, 2006

    Total the Recall

    Commish Natacha Seijas is still around. For now anyway.

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    October 20, 2005
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    December 9, 2004
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    October 28, 2004

    Mortal Kombat, Miami-Style

    It's another Rundle vs. Milian showdown for the State Attorney job, getting messier as the finish nears

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    October 14, 2004

    Letters from the Issue of October 14-20,2004

    Politics on campus and cops on cops

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    April 22, 2004

    Welcome to Fabulous Tallahassee

    Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night

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    April 24, 2003

    Saint Pizzi

    Rundle, Milian, or Pizzi as state attorney in '04?

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    February 20, 2003

    Much Ado About Very Little

    How a dinner companion of the state attorney took issue with "Talk of Our Town' columnist Joan Fleischman & the Herald, etc.

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    June 13, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of June 13, 2002

    People don't go sifting through your luggage in Oregon!

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    June 13, 2002

    The Thick Blue Line

    Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops

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    May 23, 2002

    The Hot Seat

    Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble

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    February 21, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the Issue of February 21, 2002

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    February 7, 2002

    A Wasted Life

    Will Eddie Lee Macklin accomplish more in death than he did in life? Don't count on it.

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    December 28, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of December 28, 2000

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    November 30, 2000

    Down but Probably Not Out

    What a couple of losers have to say

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    November 23, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of November 23, 2000

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    October 26, 2000

    Friendly Fire

    State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle should have coasted to election victory. Instead she's dodging bullets from the police unions in the political fight of her life.

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    August 31, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of August 31, 2000

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    July 6, 2000

    No Tickee, No Jobee

    Miami-Dade cop William Oertwig has paid for refusing to issue traffic tickets

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    March 2, 2000

    Big Daddy Denial

    The truth is all relative to Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños

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    September 2, 1999

    If the Suits Fit

    The mayor of Hialeah Gardens has a taste for vulgarity, revenge -- and for costing the city big bucks in legal fees

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    March 4, 1999

    A Brotherly Imbroglio

    Hialeah police chief Rolando Bolanos has two sons on the force. Both are being investigated for violent behavior.

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    September 10, 1998

    A Collision Course

    Drunk drivers are getting away with it these days, thanks to peevish Miami-Dade cops

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    June 18, 1998

    Iron John

    In five years PBA boss John Rivera has transformed his police union into a major political force

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    December 5, 1996
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    March 21, 1996

    Jailhouse Rumble

    If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up