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All eyes on Miami Beach this Memorial Day weekend [Urban Thug "Music" Festival]
Miami Herald ^ | 5/3/12 | David Smiley

Posted on 05/03/2012 2:27:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

...when the expected crowds return to South Beach this month — Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 28 — they will find that wounds inflicted by years of raucous, days-long street bacchanals were ripped open last year when 11 officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on Collins Avenue during their chase of a driver they said was armed.

The driver died. Four bystanders were hit by bullets.

This year, the heavy police presence, which some argue contributed to the tension, will intensify significantly. A checkpoint. Watch towers. Police in pairs on every corner. Drivers on all three causeways leading into South Beach — the MacArthur, Venetian and Julia Tuttle — will be affected, with police surveillance on the MacArthur and Tuttle.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: arrest; noise; pantsonground
Since 2001, Memorial Day on Miami Beach has become a haven for, obstensibly, cRAP music lovers.

What has REALLY happened has been noise, arrests, fighting, and everything you might associate with thuggery.

Oh yeah, and some people played "hip hop" or "rap" or whatever they call it now....

Stay away.

I pray for heavy rains and bad weather to keep the crowds to a minimum.

If I were a business in Miami Beach, I'd shutter the place for five days, and go to the Keys or up to St. Augustine....

And by the way, just like most of Florida, God help the cop who stops a thug from committing a crime...that is a sure sign for the media to blast the officer with charges of prejudice and racism if the thug happens to be black.

1 posted on 05/03/2012 2:27:05 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
License plate readers that use multi-angle scanners to record vehicle tags will be placed along the Julia Tuttle and MacArthur causeways to record just about every car that drives into South Beach. Recorded tags will be entered into a database that police will use to find outstanding warrants, cars reported stolen, expired registrations and other potential violations. Vehicles with tags that kick back violations to police will be stopped.

This is Miami's way of saying, "You're not welcome - Stay Away"....

2 posted on 05/03/2012 2:34:00 AM PDT by GOPJ (Had a Christian minister yelled at a bunch of gay students - the New York Times would have covered i)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t forget to ask God to help protect the bystanders when the cops open fire on an unarmed driver.


4 posted on 05/03/2012 2:53:15 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Reason 1534 the US is going to implode.

One of the comments I saw was from a woman who said she remembered when a Jersey shore towns population swelled to 2 million from 15000, with very little problems.

The rap culture and those who support are directly responsible for the anti-social behavior.


5 posted on 05/03/2012 2:55:51 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

6 posted on 05/03/2012 3:09:19 AM PDT by I see my hands (If you say what you think then no one will like you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What could possibly go wrong?


7 posted on 05/03/2012 3:13:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Been there, done that:

Black Springbreak activities raise concerns on Coast
http://msbusiness.com/2001/04/black-springbreak-activities-raise-concerns-on-coast/


8 posted on 05/03/2012 3:15:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Molon Labbie

“The rap culture and those who support are directly responsible for the anti-social behavior.”

It “is” antisocial behavior. At least it became that.

Early hip hop/rap was basically fun rhyming stuff by guys with a clever tongue and turn of phrase. It was simple music needing little to create and anyone could do it...no major production studio/budget needed. A basic drum beat and a bassline you could groove to were all you needed to have a backing track and the rest was all whatever you could entertain people with lyrically.

Then NWA took the more base aspects of it and made being a criminal cool. Blame also goes to Public Enemy and Chuck D for setting Black Panther crap and ‘Black Liberation Theology to music.

Compare a Will Smith Fresh Prince record to “Straight outta Compton. There’s no relation. But the media glamorized ‘thug life’ and so the music followed. Now the music drives the culture. Because there’s money to be made doing it.

Now the money doesn’t even matter as much as the propognda/political value. And the results are all too obvious.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 3:18:05 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not just Miami. Black Bike Week in Myrtle Beach is from 5/25 to 5/29.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 3:35:22 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Black bike week in Daytona is a complete zoo.
Hotels trashed, furniture thrown off balconies or in to lobies.
Shootings, stabbings, etc.
Many business DO close and then are blasted as racist by black leaders. Thosethat remain open have big theft problems.
Other than the racetrack, Daytona is a dog.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 3:57:41 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who scoops the poop out of the pools?


12 posted on 05/03/2012 3:59:27 AM PDT by IbJensen ( I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what 0 does with mine)
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To: IbJensen

The Gulf of Mexico is self-cleaning, in its own way.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 4:10:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Molon Labbie
One of the comments I saw was from a woman who said she remembered when a Jersey shore towns population swelled to 2 million from 15000, with very little problems.

The official population of NJ is under 9 million. Since when are 2 million of them in one shore town?

14 posted on 05/03/2012 4:14:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Lazamataz
Suggested terminology. Refer to these urban yutes as

The Hip Urban Guys.

Thugs.

15 posted on 05/03/2012 4:21:14 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Fresh Wind

Just what she said, I think she meant for tourists for the beach years ago.

You know, a kindler, gentler, more civilized time.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 4:47:02 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now.)
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To: IbJensen

17 posted on 05/03/2012 5:05:41 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And lets not forget this one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freaknik

Locally, in St. Louis, they have the annual Annie Malone parade. One day event of pimped out cars and wild gyrations in the street.

Much of the police department has to work the event because of the shootings.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 5:24:50 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Memorial Day

Stay

at

Home

Its too expensive to drive, its too dangerous in many places, I would rather send a message by just sitting the holiday out.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 5:30:26 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“What could possibly go wrong?”
The videocam would go down?
Seriously, this should be on Pay Per View.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 5:32:15 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I'd hate to be a white boy passing through the area and have a flat tire.

I can hear the Trayvon drum beat from here.

21 posted on 05/03/2012 5:45:09 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: SoFloFreeper
Since 2001, Memorial Day on Miami Beach has become a haven for, obstensibly, cRAP music lovers.

I wrote off American pop except for some country and classic rock when CRAP music became prominent.

It fits the communist goals of promoting filthy, meaningless, pornified material and presenting it as "art" or "music".

It is a derivative of a culture worthy of a petri dish.

I don't accept it. Period.

Better stuff - "the Good"

If the sun does not to shine

If there is only darkness

Evil can not overcome

Those who have faith to pray and say Amen

And see that everyone is able

To have a world of love and peace

When you do only good...

22 posted on 05/03/2012 5:52:15 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Great. To quote the Rolling Stones, "summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street".

Will we be afraid to go out in public gatherings for fear of being attacked by mobs of black teenagers, like last summer? Will gun owners fight back, or just submit?

I suspect what happened to Treyvon Martin may become a template for the future.

23 posted on 05/03/2012 6:31:30 AM PDT by Kenton
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