Urban Memorial Weekend celebrants beware! According to an internal email, directly from the Police Union, Police officers have been given a hard quota of arrests to fill for the weekend. According to the email, which came from a member of the police union, offended by the order, Police are ordered to arrest at least 2000 weekenders. Police Chief, Raymond Martinez is denying that the order ever existed but Representative Fredericka Wilson and Commissioner Barbara Jordan are not accepting his denial. They claim to have personally seen the email and believe that the order is an attempt to damage the viability of Urban Weekend in Miami Beach. The ACLU has stated that the order raises serious constitutional concerns.
Those heading to Miami Beach should as always obey any and all laws and respect police officers. Party goers should be especially careful and avoid unfortunate encounters with Law Enforcement. If interactions do occur, remember to be respectful, calm and compliant.