At the end of the piece, 28th minute, the Channel 41 reporter says that off camera, the Mayor added how:
This probably would not have happened to the City of Miami police, first because they know and understand this sort of delinquent criminal in that they are used to dealing with them daily and second because we would have sent in the SWAT team that uses a different protocol.
Not only are these comments terribly insensitive and divisive in light of two Metro-Dade Officers being shot, but it is the type of comment that because it was said to a Spanish language TV station, have gone under the radar of English speaking media, especially the
Regardless of which agency served the warrant, two officers are dead.
Let us also remind everyone that had it not been for the Crespo Gram Report, and subsequently Miami for Change, the
In their report, Channel 41 interviewed the mother of the criminal that shot the two officers.
She said her son last told her, they are coming to kill me, so I will shoot first.
This is the type of environment that Mayor Tomas Regalado has created in the African American neighborhoods of our city.
Regalado's was known for reckless statements as a commissioner, but now as mayor, his recklessness is costing lives.