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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The commish talks for the first time about his 2006 arrest.
Peter Michael Daniel was savagely beaten at the Sweetwater Police Complex over a missing Jet Ski. No one’s saying who did it.
Melt this commissioner
Commish Natacha Seijas is still around. For now anyway.
It's another Rundle vs. Milian showdown for the State Attorney job, getting messier as the finish nears
Politics on campus and cops on cops
Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night
Rundle, Milian, or Pizzi as state attorney in '04?
How a dinner companion of the state attorney took issue with "Talk of Our Town' columnist Joan Fleischman & the Herald, etc.
People don't go sifting through your luggage in Oregon!
Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops
Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble
From the Issue of February 21, 2002
Will Eddie Lee Macklin accomplish more in death than he did in life? Don't count on it.
From the issue of December 28, 2000
What a couple of losers have to say
From the issue of November 23, 2000
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.
From the issue of August 31, 2000
Miami-Dade cop William Oertwig has paid for refusing to issue traffic tickets
The truth is all relative to Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños
The mayor of Hialeah Gardens has a taste for vulgarity, revenge -- and for costing the city big bucks in legal fees
Hialeah police chief Rolando Bolanos has two sons on the force. Both are being investigated for violent behavior.
Drunk drivers are getting away with it these days, thanks to peevish Miami-Dade cops
In five years PBA boss John Rivera has transformed his police union into a major political force
If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up