Black Biker Week in Myrtle Beach should be cancelled.
|Why not just cancel Urban Beach Week? Because it's 'too black to fail'...|
Basically any event that caters to an exclusively-black crowd should be cancelled.
But they can't be cancelled, for the nature of being an event for black individuals to collectively gather means these events are 'too black to fail'.
Urban Beach Week in Miami is a perfect example of this concept.
Instead of canceling an event draw an unwanted quarter of a million (or more) unruly black people to Miami, the city must strategically prepare for a reverse Bay of Pigs incident [Exclusive Look At Urban Beach Week Security Measures, CBS Miami, 5-21-13]:
Sun, sand, music and heightened security pretty much sums up Memorial Day Weekend on South Beach.
The Miami Beach Police Department is currently preparing for the annual holiday weekend party, commonly referred to as Urban Beach Week, by beefing up security as much as possible.
“Prevention is key,” said Detective Vivian Hernandez.
Prevention takes a lot of planning, which started not long after last year’s festivities ended.
Cameras, both mobile and stationary, have been installed throughout the city. Ready to be deployed throughout the city of Miami Beach are a total of 62 light towers, twelve visual messaging boards and three watch towers.
Roughly 400 officers per shift from multiple agencies will pack the streets of Miami Beach.
In addition to extra bikes and ATVs, the Police Department has a new vehicle on loan referred to as an LTV.
CBS 4 News had the exclusive first look at this 140-thousand dollar light tactical all-terrain vehicle, similar to the ones used in the military.
“This is the only one of its kind,” an officer explained to CBS 4′s Lauren Pastrana. “There’s no other vehicle like this on the market at this time.”
But instead of war zones overseas, cops will use it to protect the city of Miami Beach, as well as its residents and visitors.
“A dark beach at night, I would compare it to dark alley in a big city."
The camera uses infrared technology to detect heat signatures on the beach, so even in the dead of night, officers can see people on a small screen mounted inside the vehicle.
“We could easily pick up a heat signature on this camera close to 3/4 of a mile away,” the officer explained.
In a tech truck about a mile from the heart of the action, another network of surveillance cameras can be viewed on one giant screen.
Eighteen cameras placed throughout the city, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Police Department, will help alert officers if trouble occurs.
“When a crowd develops, people watching those cameras can let the officers know, ‘Hey, please respond to that area. Make sure everybody is safe. Make sure nothing is developing or becoming a problem’.”
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Urban Beach Week in Miami
While residents and business owners brace, the ACLU will be on high alert. The group’s local leaders say Miami Beach’s increased security measures could be considered discriminatory.
“We wish the city of Miami Beach would welcome visitors to Urban Beach Week, who happen to be black, the same way it welcomes visitors to every other big event, like Art Basel or the boat show,” ACLU Miami president Jeff Borg wrote in an email. “Instead, city leaders have been working hard to suppress this one group.”
The ACLU has taken to the radio to explain people’s rights and to tell them to report possible complaints or problems on the ACLU’s Florida website. The group will have ambassadors roving the island all weekend.The Indiana Black Expo in Indianapolis should be cancelled.