Urban Beach Week arrests up in 2013

"It has been a very successful Memorial Day on the public safety side," Miami Beach police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said (source infra)

Drugs, drinking part of many Urban Beach Week arrests in Miami Beach - Miami Beach - MiamiHerald.com: "Police on Tuesday released arrest totals for the latest Urban Beach Week, which ran from (a week ago) Thursday evening through Tuesday morning. The weekend resulted in 414 arrests, up slightly from 373 arrests during last year's holiday. Miami Beach police and assisting agencies filed 341 misdemeanor and 73 felony offenses. About 40 percent of the felony arrests were drug-related. Drugs, DUI and drinking in public accounted for about a third of the misdemeanor charges."

The party in the police state: Memorial Day weekend, race and badge-heavy feds | Naked Politics: "South Beach’s Memorial Day 2013 bash is a party in a police state. Barricades line the South Beach streets. Mobile watchtowers rise on Ocean Drive. And packs of officers on foot, bicycles and ATVs keep the partiers — and even the guys grilling on the beach — in line. The result as of Saturday afternoon: No one got shot, unlike in 2011. No one had his face chewed off, unlike 2012. . . ."

A day of strange twists in probe of Miami Beach police shooting - Miami Beach - MiamiHerald.com: "Police have said Herisse was driving his blue Hyundai the wrong direction on Collins Avenue near 16th Street. when he struck a Hialeah police officer on a bicycle. That officer and others from neighboring cities were assisting Miami Beach with crowd control during the 2011 street festival (Urban Beach Week). The policeman ordered Herisse to pull over, at which point Herisse continued down the street, striking parked vehicles, according to Miami Beach P.D. After Herisse rolled to a stop near 14th Street, police officers trotted up alongside the Hyundai and 12 of them opened fire, shooting 116 times, a scene captured on video by multiple witnesses and posted on YouTube. Three days later, police announced a search of the car had located a gun under a seat, concealed in a towel. A gunshot residue test indicated it had not been fired."

Miami Beach chief says he'll hand over recordings in Memorial Day shooting
Amid scathing criticism and calls for a U.S. Justice Department probe, Miami Beach police on Thursday announced that they would release the police radio transmissions in connection with a May 2011 Memorial Day Weekend shooting. The recordings ...

A day of strange twists in probe of Miami Beach police shooting
Miami Beach P.D. told The Miami Herald in an email that a key piece of evidence — tapes containing radio chatter between officers on the street and police dispatchers — had been destroyed as a matter of routine housekeeping. The department cited ...

After Urban Beach Weekend, What Was The Big Deal? | WLRN: "On Friday evening the Standard Hotel and Spa was completely tented for the weekend, to reopen Sunday, while countless other businesses were closed up on Miami Beach. Spiga Restaurant on 12th and Collins had a sign stating they were observing Memorial Day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Ostensibly, businesses like Spiga really love the troops, but no one is fooled."

Does Miami Beach Need A Reality Check On Racism? | WLRN
When WLRN put out a call last week asking Miami Beach residents if they were ... I know what to expect from any weekend on South Beach, much less such a ...

Shaken Couple Sue 'Prostitute-Friendly' Hotel
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CAMDEN, N.J. (CN) - Hookers beat up a guest at a "prostitute-friendly" South Beach hotel because they thought she was competition, the married woman says in a lawsuit against Starwood Hotels. ..."It is believed and therefore averred that plaintiff ...

South Florida Boat Show returns after short hiatus - Outdoors - MiamiHerald.com: ". . . . “There’s something there for everyone in the boat market,” he said. In addition to watercraft, exhibitors will offer fishing gear, electronics, outdoor furniture and nautical-themed clothing and jewelry. Show hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 1; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 2. Parking at Miami Beach’s 17th Street garage is $1 per hour; preferred and valet parking cost $15. For more information, visit www.southflaboat"

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