March 20, 1991 |
A controversial federal judge surprised a Senate committee Tuesday by asserting that young blacks who were attacked by police dogs may have benefited from the experience. Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp, President Bush's nominee to move up to a federal appeals court, said the mauling of several young black men by police attack dogs may have provided "a negative reinforcement" against their committing future crimes.
April 12, 1991 |
U.S. District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp of Miami, whose court rulings and off-the-cuff comments drew sharp criticism from civil rights advocates, lost his bid Thursday to move up to a federal appeals court in Atlanta. The Senate Judiciary Committee, dividing strictly along party lines, rejected Ryskamp's nomination, in the first defeat for one of President Bush's judicial nominees. The panel's eight Democrats voted against Ryskamp; the six Republicans voted for him.
April 7, 1991 |
U.S. District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp of Miami is a tall, gangly man--hard-working, intensely religious and somewhat humorless. His friends say he is decent and fair-minded, but a "total political innocent." When put on the spot, he has a tendency, they admit, to say the wrong thing. His penchant for the ill-advised comment may have cost him confirmation to the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
April 26, 1990 |
President Bush announced Wednesday the nomination of federal Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp to be U.S. circuit judge for the 11th Circuit. Ryskamp, 57, would succeed Appeals Court Judge Paul H. Roney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1988 |
A Miami police officer found guilty of racketeering and drug charges has been sentenced to 35 years in prison and fined $250,000. U.S. District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp said Thursday that Osvaldo Coello, 28, will have to serve at least 11 years before being eligible for parole. Prosecutors said Coello belonged to a band of 15 corrupt officers who stole drugs from smugglers and resold them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1991
The Senate's rejection of U.S. District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp's nomination to the federal appeals court (April 12) is one of those rare rays of hope in the revolting federal/state/local governments' coddling of bigots. All levels of government still provide enormous tax subsidies to the prejudiced hypocrites who people private clubs. If these bigots were forced to pay for their own memberships and own meals without an 80% government-blessed tax deduction, most of these dens of discrimination would fade out of existence!