Miami Beach residents rally against Urban Beach Week

By | June 4th, 2011 | No Comments

The quote below comes from Ocean Drive resident Randie Hofer, one of the few black attendees at Friday afternoon’s rally to end Urban Beach Week, an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of black college-age tourists to Miami Beach. This years’s UBW ended with the police shooting and killing 22-year-old Boynton Beach resident Raymond Herisse on Memorial Day after Herisse allegedly drove Grand Theft Auto-style down Collins Avenue, endangering several police officers in the process. The incident has galvanized some Miami Beach residents to call for the end of Urban Beach Week. You can read more about the rally and the shooting story, which is growing more complicated by the day, in the Herald.

Randie Hofer

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