The City of Miami has taken to federal court to undo a 15-year-old legal agreement that protected homeless people from undue arrest and harassment by the authorities. The city is concerned the homeless population is stunting downtown's growth, and want the courts to alter a 1988 settlement that bars ... More >>
Someone appears to have fallen from the 79th Street Causeway, although it's not yet clear whether it was a suicide attempt or an accident."We do have a person in the water, but we are not sure of their condition," said Miami Police spokesman Freddie Cruz. A spokesman for North Bay Village Police sai ... More >>
A bizarre baby kidnapping on Monday evening has left one person dead and two critically injured, including the 15-month-old kidnapped girl.According to police, the incident began as an attempt by Mylife Rivera-Vasquez, 20, to forcefully take custody of her daughter, Juliet Rivera. Rivera-Vasquez inv ... More >>
Another year down. Thousands more blog posts committed to Riptide's digital page. So what better way to look back at the previous year than to look at the posts that racked up the most page views on this here humble blog. Of course, that makes the year of 2012 look like it was dominated by the Miami ... More >>
It's pretty hard to follow in the large boot steps of John Timoney, the one-time Miami police chief. In fact, ever since Miami New Times crowned Timoney "America's Worst Cop" in 2007, it's taken us five years to find suitable successors to the title.But the quintet of contenders in Miami this year u ... More >>
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 wants Miami Police to reclaim the parks for the children.This past September 8, shortly after 9 p.m., things were tense in Gibson ... More >>
The fallout from ex-chief Miguel Exposito's reign hasn't ended yet.Miguel Exposito may be gone, but the blowback from his turbulent reign atop the Miami Police Department hasn't ended yet. Eight months after the last of seven fatal shootings of young black men by Exposito's force, the U.S. Just ... More >>
via You TubeHow often does one grainy police video end up capturing the best and worst of local cops? One on side, there's Fausto Lopez -- a 35-year-old Miami police officer whose name immediately joins the bad cop pantheon of Adam Tavss, Derick Kuilan and Lavont Flanders after he led a Florida H ... More >>
Two drive-by shootings in Miami this weekend that occurred just block and hours from each other resulted in the death of two people, and the injury of three others. The first critically injured a teenager, while the second claimed two lives and left two others injured.
via WSVNThe hunt for a Mercedes-Benz that was carjacked Sunday ended today when the car crashed through a wall after a police chase. The story began yesterday when a man, traveling with his 2-year-old son, was carjacked at gunpoint and ended with a police officer shooting one of the suspects in t ... More >>
City of MiamiNext time President Barack Obama is in town, Ada Rojas may want to steer clear of his motorcade. Or hope that her boss, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, melts his icy relationship with the city's boys in blue before the next presidential visit.On October 11, Regalado's resident affairs an ... More >>
In today's stunning return of Riptide's news roundups: the man who fatally struck a Miami Heat dancer's motorcycle admits to having been drinking, a Miami police officer is sent to prison for stealing from a traffic accident victim, a rare destructive beetles species is found in Miami, and the lates ... More >>
Parking downtown has always been a Gaza-like free-for-all. With hobos charging to "watch" cars, and lots that gouge drivers depending on the Heat game, a night of debauchery and drinking can set you back twenty bucks before you've even set foot inside a bar. So when Brad Knoefler opened a new nig ... More >>
The Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Center provides emergency food, shelter and consoling for troubled youth and their families. Now, two teen girls disappeared from the center on the same day, and police are asking for the public's help in finding them. Sixteen-year-old Amanda Nazario suff ... More >>
A young person jumped from the 21st floor of Park Place by the Bay at 10 p.m. last night, according to witnesses. Cops and paramedics temporarily blocked off the yellow apartment building, located at 915 NW 1st Avenue. The jumper landed in a cement walkway, not far from the pool. As city of ... More >>
Miami cops are dealing with a rash of floating corpses this week, after two dead bodies washed up today -- one in Peacock Park this morning, and another this afternoon in Tamiami Canal. Detectives were already trying to solve the case of Ernesto Puentes, a 45-year-old found floating beneath the Rick ... More >>
Who executed a career criminal wanted in connection with a February slaying in Miami? via St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department Miami police were still looking for Travis John Lattimore when he was gunned down in Fort Pierce.That's what the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department is trying t ... More >>
Last night's New Times banger got off to a lukewarm start. But by 10:30 p.m., the crowd was finally ready to fucking party. With unknown quantities of free Barefoot pinot grigio and a couple hundred pisscups of Magic Hat #9 turning their brains to sponges, people shed their inhibitions and slipped o ... More >>
I've said it before, I'll say it again. You can always expect a little urban drama near and aroundFrancisco AlvaradoThis stolen black Hyundai may have been driven by a wanted killer. 29th Street between NE Second Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard to liven up your work day. Earlier this afternoon a b ... More >>
Breakfast at Timoney's? No thanks.City of Miami cops want you to think they're clean. Clean arrests. Clean records. Clean city. But if you believe the State of Florida, the place where they eat is dirty, dirty, dirty.This past June, state inspectors cited a tiny café in police headquarters on NW ... More >>
Miami Police are on the lookout for a naked burglar.via Wikimedia CommonsSometime after midnight early this morning, a white Hispanic man crawled through a window of an apartment on the 1200 block of SW Sixth Street, says Det. William Moreno, a Miami PD spokesman.A woman sleeping inside with her ... More >>
Jacob KatelStay tuned. Next week Short Order goes Behind The Line at MIA at Biscayne.Did you know that there's a Miami Police Department Café...and that back in 08' they caught a restaurant inspection violation for "identity of food product misrepresented?". According to WPLG10 it was for mislab ... More >>
via myspace.com/brisco305This is a little late, but we just got word from the City of Miami police that Brisco got got last Wednesday, in the middle of the afternoon, while trying to get a haircut at a barbershop at NW Sixth Avenue and NW 63rd Street. Four men invaded the store at about 12:51 p.m ... More >>
Miami Police canine units attack first, ask questions later.
Two men dressed in black sprayed a crowd with bullets at Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest 5th Street at 12:45 this morning. Twelve people were injured and three are in critical condition. A driver in a passing vehicle was also struck by a bullet. The group had gathered for a "festive event," says ... More >>
Palestinian protester Riadh Atmani wants to clear his name.
An 18 year-old from Coral Springs was busted for wielding brass knuckles and a pocket knife, a petite middle-aged woman shouted "baby killers!," and a mob of protesters chucked rocks at a cop car. The Israeli-Palestinian protest Sunday on Biscayne Boulevard was a loud, colorful microcosm of hate - w ... More >>
Sarah Palin's is a grandmother to a child named Tripp. [WaPo]Miami Beach has the highest income disparity in the United States. [Herald]At least somebody is driving American cars. Miami Police have two new unmarked Dodge Chargers that will be used to help ticket you for speeding more often. [CBS4] ... More >>
So this Police Officer, Mr. Geovani Nunez, a 13-year veteran of the City of Miami Police Department, thought he was helping some flashy trucking company owner smuggle around things like stolen iPhones and 12 kilograms of cocaine. He used his police car to escort the trucks and was paid a total of $2 ... More >>
So be careful where you party.
A Chinese pathogen has the citrus industry talking apocalypse.
Artist brings her silicone twin to town for one last romp.
He is still "completely freaked out by this whole thing"
Miami Police administrators dole out cold-hearted dating advice
May mean more lawlessness
Readers get their war on
Three years into the Magic City's battle against illegal minutiae, residents want to know: quality of life? Whose?
Well-traveled activist says Miami cops tormented her
Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?
From the issue of April 5, 2001
The Gold Cup was a lot of fun, if you like riots
An investigation into complaints about police use of excessive force confirms what many citizens already believe: Cops cover for cops
When it comes to protecting Jorge Mas Canosa and crew, Cesar Odio's police force knows no bounds
The owner just wants out. The informant's cover has been blown. The defense lawyer is always on the offensive. In the war to spiff up Biscayne Boulevard's low-rent motels, the case of the Camelot Inn is the strangest battle yet.
Does the City of Miami Police Department have a foot fetish?
Raul Rodriguez said he killed a man during a 1991 holdup at Malaga restaurant. At his trial this spring, the jury didn't see it that way.
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