‘Where Is Black Lives Matter?’ – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – At a press conference Tuesday, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava condemned the shootings and mentioned her “Peace and Prosperity” plan to suppress gun violence.
The county is investing $ 90 million in youth programs to keep children off the streets.
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A mother who knows gun violence all too well, Tangela Sears, a community activist who lost her son in a shootout, said money was better spent elsewhere.
“But what if we put some of that money into investigations to meet prosecutor’s criteria if they say we don’t have enough evidence?” She said. “When do we return? When will we sit down with our mayors and investigation team and see what resources are missing? What needs do they have? “
Dozens have been injured in shootings in the past few days.
Everyone is talking about the filming in the El Mula Banquet Hall, during which over 20 people were shot.
Then a guy hung out of a car window and shot down a busy street in northwest Miami-Dade.
Seven were shot dead in Wynwood.
Two were shot in Miami Beach.
Two more were shot in the Midtown District of Miami and two more in North Miami.
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A website that tracks mass shootings – defined as three or more shots – shows eight mass shootings in the past few days.
The worst in Miami-Dade.
Sears said the question arises: where is the BLM movement?
“Where’s Black Lives Matter? Are Black Lives Really Important? I am a victim. We don’t have the support that those who were killed by police officers across the country have. They don’t have that support, ”she said.
Miami-Dade Commissioner Oliver Gilbert raised the county’s $ 90 million for youth programs.
He thinks it’s the right direction, but so the county is following.
“Our unwillingness to find resource solutions in areas only leads to metastases and spread. No, it is definitely money well spent. The question is, are we ready to stay committed? ”He said.
The commissioner does not question the absence of Black Lives Matter from such mass shootings. He questions the follow-through.
Gilbert, a former prosecutor, said we shouldn’t be indulgent to those who decide to open fire.
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“Yes, yes, we should definitely prosecute people to the fullest extent of the law. Because if you are willing to visit violence among members of your community, you are not a member of that community, ”he said.