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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be forMiami New Times. This week, Luke calls out Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.
Marc Sarnoff kills me. A couple of weeks ago, the city commissioner representing Miami's most affluent district appeared on Issues, Helen Ferre's program on WBPT-TV (Channel 2), to defend the police shootings of seven African-American males. This man was tripping. First, he came out saying how much he loves guns and supports the right to bear arms. Sarnoff even said he owns more than ten guns. Whom is he hunting? Whom is he scared of?
Then he began justifying why it is OK for a police officer to shoot first and ask questions later. Following up on the seven shootings in black parts of the city since last summer, he told Ferre police officers are nervous when they pull people over in certain neighborhoods. He said he understood why they would shoot someone who ducked down in a car. Sarnoff is the worst politician in Florida. He is even worse than former Gov. Bob Martinez and ex-Broward County Sheriff Nick Navarro, whom I tussled with when I was fighting for free speech in the 1990s. Even though I strongly disagreed with them, I still respected their opinions. That is not the case with Sarnoff.
I had to watch the show twice because I could not believe what Sarnoff was saying. He is the antichrist. Don't get me wrong. I understand Miami Police have a difficult job going after the most violent criminals in our neighborhoods. Criminals who shoot police are dead wrong and should be taken off the streets. But Sarnoff is using good work by good officers to cover up the fatal mistakes being made by bad or inexperienced ones. He is making it seem as though there is a war going on in Liberty City and Overtown. Sarnoff used props such as an AK-47 banana and drum clips to make his case.
Sarnoff said when a police officer drives up behind someone, pulls up their rap sheet, and sees a bunch of gun charges, the officer is going to feel scared. He might even be justified in killing the suspect because his hand slips off the steering wheel. If that's the case, then why did the Miami Police Department go almost two years without shooting somebody when John Timoney was in charge?
And what happens to the rehabilitated guy who comes home from prison after serving ten years for a crime he committed when he was a 30-year-old? What if that individual, who is now 40 years old and doesn't possess any firearms, is coming home to his family from a late shift cleaning offices in downtown Miami when he gets pulled over? In Sarnoff's opinion, it is OK for a cop to shoot that man when a hand slips off the wheel. That is wrong. People like Sarnoff don't deserve to hold office anywhere in the United States of America.
Marc Sarnoff is an elitist, racist bully. Anyone that truly knows him knows that he has made disparaging remarks about African Americans for many years. Just ask his neighbors in the Grove, they'll tell you about the petition that he circulated when there was talk of placing a BASKETBALL COURT across from his house. He was afraid of the "wrong element" coming into the neighborhood. Wasn't that just another code word for BLACK PEOPLE commissioner?
The city of Miami can do better than to elect a man that doesn't tolerate others.
Hey, how does it feel to know that all of the other candiates for mayor, who are Hispanic, speak better English than you?
Bottom line is we need to get the guns off the streets. Someone somewhere must stand up to the NRA. Politic suicide? Maybe not. It's time to change this insane outmoded reactionary view of who can and should possess what types of weapons. I doubt very much if the founders believed that every man women and child should own an AK47 or Glock automatic. Times have changed.
Marc Sarnoff is a ass and always been a ass his actions are as a little boy pulling on his mamas cloths with thumb in mouth. His whining is ridicules stand up like a man you simp, get some facts and make some choices that are good for the people you represent. Your in the pocket of everyone who contributed to your campaign you are out of touch and have no idea what is going on cry some more Marc your Mama did hear you she'll get your toys off the top shelf!!
time for you to leave office it's recess!!
luke, so are you going to police the "hood"? and the analogy of comparing a 10 yr convict to the everyday run of the mill citizen just shows what a filthy fraud you are. by the way you write i can see you are many things to many people. you rob ideas, you are about as original as a pair of nike sneakers at walmart. if this writing thing continues the way its going, you may want to consider shooting a bukkake video with the rest of the members of 2 live crew and you can be the on the recieving end. and you kow something? they can outlaw guns all they want, but at the end, the scumbags that occupy this city will still have them. how many guns a 'LAW ABIDING CITIZEN" has is none of your business. stick to the subjects you know about; whores, dope, and bling.
After voting for Mark all Shorecrest got from him is lipservice and new sex offenders. If love your children stay clear of Mark.
Marc Sarnoff worst politician ever, racist, the antichrist just because he does not agree with Luther Campbell. Marc Sarnoff may differ in opinion but that alone does not make him a racist.
Racists are created by people like Luther Campbell. I am a work in progress. The true racist supports and applauds the police along with every other person who is resposible for the death of blacks no matter the age. The only problem with the police is the low number. Seven an hour would be better.
The police along with others in LIberty City and Overtown must thin this herd faster,
WTF? Why do you make it a race issue? It was a shooting of seven males. Why does being African American have anything to do with it? Get the f**k over it! You sold yourself out writing for the New Times anyways, you pompous Uncle Tom!
Wise up Luke. There is a war going on in Liberty City and Overtown. The Police chief has nothing to do with the actions of police,on a spur of the moment decision.
barrack obama is the worst politican in the world!! I know it is just random that you always defend black politicans and attack the white ones!! what is the word for that again?? oh yeah RACIST!!!
Where to start....
- Grandson of "General David Sarnoff... LIE
- Lived in the Grove for 25 years... LIE
- Studied admiralty in Greece...LIE
-Was a deputy sheriff at the Hillsborough County Police dept. (involved in THREE shootings)...LIE
- Was the recipient of a full swimming scholorship in Tampa...LIE
- Was an assistant D.A. for Harry Connick in New Orleans... LIE
- Wife Theresa is the daughter of Admiral Forrestal... LIE
- Has all the necessary permits to operate illegal law firm in residential neighbor... LIE
Etc., etc., etc.....
Enough is enough, RECALL THIS SICK PUPPY !!!
Luke,What nearly everyone missed was how Sarnoff, while describing the multiple police shootings, failed to recount his very own "shootings" ... three to be exact, as a deputy sheriff at the Hillsborough County Police Dept.
What, you haven't heard of Marc's heroics when he allegedly was involved in not one, not two, but THREE separate shootings while he was " a senior in college in Tampa on a swimming scholarship" ??? Isn't that what you stated on several video taped interviews commissioner?
This guy is a real sick piece of shit. Why hasn't a single news media outlet reported on his pathological lying? All it would take is someone to inquire with the FDLE regarding Marc Sarnoff tall tales.
I already did... Marc Sarnoff NEVER, EVER discharged his weapon!
Luke, you're right about one thing... Sarnoff has no love for African Americans.
I think there is equal fault and justification to go around. On the surface we can lay blame by using a number to justify our beliefs yet you can also justify the confrontations in the up tick of enforcement as demanded by the community. One thing is fact, no one knows besides those directly involved. When the community cry's out for help because children and young men are getting gunned down by rival drug war turf battles, they insist on increased police presence. That presence increases the likelihood of violent interaction between police and citizens. Is it that these enforcement actions are working and Timoney was inept or the reversal?
Translation by Tony: "undesirables" are young unarmed black men in public. An "upstanding" person is a white person from Coral Gables that owns several guns. The only people that don't deserve to breathe the "same air as we" are the cubans running Miami along with Tony.
Hey Tony, you're a f#cking moron. You really believe the police force should "shoot first then ask questions later" ? Really? Good God maybe you should work for the Miami PD!!!
Exposito is a typical cuban do-nothing cronie and a scumbag. This man does NOT deserve to keep his job!!! The only reason why the mayor of Miami is letting this crook keep his job is simply because he is a rafter. Either Exposito is removed from his job or there will be plenty more police shootings of innocent victims in the future. Mayor Regalado has to be the WORST and most corrupt mayor in American history!
Hey Tony! I hope they never pull one of your children in the wrong neighborhood... Then You wil see first hand what it feels like... Your comments smell like KKK...
It's really a matter of perspective and yours is that of the Black variety...If you look at the cold hard facts its easy to see why our police officers are always on the defensive when pulling certain types of people over. While there are criminals in every city, some sectors are much more volatile and pose a much greater threat to citizens and police alike...I say, shoot first ask questions later...the odds they will shoot an "upstanding" citizen are much lower than removing yet another undesirable off our streets. Frankly speaking Luke, some people don't deserve to share the air that we breathe.
I agree, shot first and ask questions later? This is so wrong!If a Police Officer is very scared then he should wear a vest, take cover, aim his gun (finger of the trigger, please!), asked the person to "come out in the open" and take it from there.Police Officers are Public Servants, too bad some of them (a few bad apples) treat Citizens like garbage, they need proper training to treat everyone with respect and I mean everyone because there is a lot of people that have “arrest records” because they screwed up in the past but have now paid their dues and are now living their lives with good morals.
Since you are unable to write properly, I will do it for you (and translate for the educated masses who might be reading this article):
Marc Sarnoff is an ass, and always has been. He's like a little boy pulling on his mother's clothes while his thumb is in his mouth. His whining is ridiculous and I wish he'd stand up like a man, get some facts straight, and make choices that will do good for the people he represents. He's in the pocket of his campaign contributors and is completely out of touch. .
See? It isn't that hard really. Maybe you should stop worrying about other people and focus on making yourself better and improving the skills that you have. (writing and communication not being one of them)