Letters to the Editor

Urban Weekend

I’m concerned by the biased reporting on Urban Beach Weekend. It’s bad enough that anyone coming to South Beach had their license plates checked, the merchants gouge them and “special laws” in place for that weekend only.

The May 30 article Miami Beach police say 115 arrests so far on Memorial Day weekend, gives the impression this is the only weekend Miami Beach police make arrests.

Just in case you didn’t know, the majority of African Americans are a law-abiding, hard-working, educated community. It’s unfortunate that those flocking to South Beach for Urban Beach weekend continue to patronize a city that does not welcome them and treats them like dirt while making millions from their visit.

Valarie Sanders, Miami

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