MIAMI-After the Memorial Day weekend violence that included a man shot by police, bystanders shot, and three police officers injured, the Miami Beach Commissioner, Jerry Libbin has publicly supported a curfew for the holiday weekend. Activists are blaming Hip Hop and calling for “Urban Beach Week” to be replaced by a Jazz and Blues Festival. The Miami Herald reports:
“I think we need to take back the city for the residents,” said Libbin, who is also president and CEO of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. “It’s just not right that people live in fear.”
After hearing about Monday’s shootings, Miami Beach resident Aaron Sugarman wrote a letter to the Miami Beach mayor and commissioners, pitching a move to replace the hip-hop themed festival with a less rowdy event featuring jazz and blues music.