While we continue to wait for the outcome of the investigations into the four police shootings that took place this summer, it seems there is dissent in the ranks with our friend the police chief.
The FOP is still livid about the way the contract negotiations went down with the city.
Alert readers posted a review that appeared on a famous travel site allegedly written by the FOP with the alarming headline "CRIME IS RAMPANT IN THE CITY OF MIAMI - DON'T BECOME A STATISTIC."
For your benefit, in its entirety:
Miami Tourist Safety12,658 crimes this year alone.
The Miami Fraternal Order of Police wants to welcome you to our magnificent City. It is our duty as Law Enforcement Officers to protect our visitors and residents from harm. So far in 2010 we have had:
• 37 Homicides
• 847 Violent Robberies
• 2,079 Burglaries
• 1,165 Auto Thefts
• 30 Sexual Batteries
• 7,083 Larcenies
• 1,417 Aggravated Assaults
(Statistics Reported In the FDLE 2010 Semi-Annual Report)
That is a total of 12,658 crimes this year alone. While visiting our city, we ask that you keep these simple safety tips in mind:
•Please be careful with your luggage at all times - when you check-in and check-out at the airport and at your hotel.
•Always keep your hotel door locked, and don’t leave any valuables in an easy-to-find place in your room.
•When driving or sightseeing, have your route planned prior to departing your hotel. Be very careful about opening a map in an obvious way – declaring your status as a lost tourist which may increase your chances of becoming a victim of a crime.
•Avoid arguments with other drivers - Miami drivers officially have the worst road rage in the country.
•Keep your car windows rolled up and doors secured at all times. Car break-ins are rampant in the City of Miami.
•Don’t wear flashy or expensive jewelry.
•If approached by someone, run away quickly. If followed, go to a well-populated place.
•If you find yourself in trouble, call 911.
In these tough economic times, criminals are more motivated to take advantage of those who visit our community. Our Miami Police Officers are here to protect you. DON'T BECOME A STATISTIC, BE ALERT!
Sponsored by The Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #20
Whose fault is that?
The same chief of police the FOP supported?
Exposito, who at $196,000 base salary per year, makes more then General David Petraeus, has been an utter disaster from the start.
So has the FOP.
Maybe they should ask for a refund of their $500 contribution to Raquelita's campaign.
And add to the list, party poopers too!
Remember the Heat party Tomasito and Chairman Marc wanted to throw?
It's on the "Back Burner" according to CBS 4.
"The Mayor's uncertain assessment of the party's future came shortly after the union representing Miami police officers vowed a "massive" protest at the event and advised its members not to sign up to work the celebration.We hear the slots for overtime are almost full.
"We're going to be out there in force demonstrating on opening day," said Fraternal Order of Police(FOP) President, Sgt. Armando Aguilar. "What I've told our employees was to not volunteer for the Heat game so that they can assist us in the demonstration."
And a "public relations nightmare?"
All your shenanigans are catching up, and not too soon.