It's not likely to draw quite as many stares as the topless protesters who paraded along Lincoln Road last weekend. But the SoBe security guards planning a march today have a much more compelling reason to demonstrate. The guards -- those guys you see pedaling past on mountain bikes every time yo ... More >>
Last week, we brought you the story of South Beach security guards who are trying to unionize for better pay and benefits. Three-fourths of the Security Alliance rent-a-cops riding around Lincoln Road signed a petition to join the SEIU, but only one was willing to talk to Riptide on the record. Ri ... More >>
SoBe's rent-a-cops fight for respect, get fired instead.
Every day, Richard Ruiz maneuvers his mountain bike through swarms of tourists in neon "I'm in Miami Bitch" T-shirts on Lincoln Road. Sweating through his white uniform, he watches for shoplifters and herds away panhandlers. Once in a while, he breaks up a drunken shoving match. via Wallyg's Flickr ... More >>