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 >>
Corey Smith presses his face up against the thick glass window cut into the heavy steel door outside his jail cell, his shaggy hair and whispy sideburns curling off his face and the black wire of a single headphone dangling from one ear. Smith's eyes light up as he sees the half-dozen ... More >>
"It's time for the citizens of this country to make the decision to stop paying taxes."
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 >>
Less than a year after Rodolfo Ramos died while in the custody of the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections, his family is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the county and his jailers, saying that a lack of medical care led to the inmate's horrific death. As chronicled in an Aug. 2006 N ... More >>
Since 2000, dozens have died in county jails. Poor medical care has contributed to the problem.
"It never ceases to amaze me how we sell our integrity for so little when it is the only thing we have."
"The fact is that this guy Barney wants to flex something and feel important. He wants to make it racial."
Miami-Dade Corrections officers think a new uniform code discriminates against black men