There's supposed to be a full moon tonight although I'm not seeing it just yet. I have a pretty good Sift for you tonight so sit back and enjoy.
A- Man or Maniac? and Carlos Miller have comments on a controversial videotaped arrest in Fort Lauderdale that has been making its rounds on YouTube. From the former...
Here's the thing; this crooked cop claims that he's arresting law-abiding Brendan Hamilton for "a previous incident." But if there was such an incident, Overcash would have been compelled by law to arrest Hamilton at the time of the incident. So either Overcash broke the law by not arresting Hamilton in the first place, or he broke it when he arrested him on camera. One way or the other, Overcash was clearly derelict in his duty.B- Apparently there's some sorta pissing match going on between Rakontur and former NFL football player and UM alumni Warren Sapp...or something.
C- Miami for Change is upset that the blogosphere isn't noticing City of Miami Mayor Regalado.
Can you imagine if a public official during the Diaz administration had repeatedly ignored public records requests?D- The massive amount of work that is being done to the 826/836 interchange is not going to improve things, says Transit Miami.
What if public officials circumvented those laws by using text messages or their private email accounts?
The blogosphere would be outraged!
Local blogs (whose names sound like “rye” and “ape”) would chronicle the misdeeds of the Diaz administration.
The Herald would launch an investigative watchdog report.
Community activists (whose last names rhyme with “dweeb”) would light up the comments section calling for investigations and resignations.
But Manny Diaz is no longer Mayor.
So when public officials of the new mayor’s administration laugh at citizens and trample all over the public records laws…
Why they had to supersize the entrances at Flagler Street (which will only create more problems with surrounding congestion) or change everything around is beyond me. Another BILLION down the drain.E- Coconut Grove Grapevine does a good job looking at the current status of Miami's film office and it isn't pretty.
The film folks at the meeting -- producers, directors, location scouts and casting agents are quite unhappy and they say it takes more to run the office than issuing permits. Although the Film Office is not even doing that now since the permits have been relegated to the Parks Department, under "Special Events." The problem now is that there is no one on call to handle problems, which is desperately needed. They all want the office to run like it did before former director Robert Parente was let go in February. One producer from Burn Notice told us that he had to actually print out his own permit last week and beg for an official signature.F- For those who like their __________ [insert fast food or candy item] deep fried, The Burger Beast has just the place for you in west Miami-Dade.
The owner is dipping and frying everything in site so if you have any ideas send it his way. I'm sure he'd try it.G- Bark Bark Woof Woof shares some thoughts on a Rubio/Crist/Meek senatorial race.
Mr. Crist will make his appeal to the moderate and independents who are nominally Republicans but are turned off by the nutsery, and he might even use the Obama hug as his foot in the door to Democrats who aren't sure of Mr. Meek. So you can expect to see Mr. Rubio going after Mr. Crist, which is just fine with the governor; he'll be considered the voice of sanity as the Tea Party cult takes on more and more weirdness as November approaches.H- Despite having Fox News on its side, The Reid Reports explains that a poll shows that...
Even after a year of Republicans tearing into him, President Obama is still more trusted than the GOP to solve the nation’s problems.I- The Cuban Triangle has a very interesting and provocative quote from a Cuban political prisoner that you will never, ever see you know where.
J- Miami City Diggs posts some shots from the 21st floor of the Akoya.
K- Random Pixels discusses that state of the Miami Herald and mentions SFDB so...you know.