Miami cops beat 85-year-old lady turned ninja assassin

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 for Miami New Times. This week, Luke lets Miami Police officers know there are bigger threats to their safety than 85-year-old grandmothers.

Don't let Hazel Mays's age and weak bones fool you. The little old lady is a menace to society, according to Miami Police. On June 27, she was walking near her house in west Coconut Grove when she allegedly refused to walk around yellow tape that arson investigators had put up around the scene of a fire. So they moved in to arrest her for disobeying a lawful command.

That's when cops claim the 85-year-old African American, who is hard of hearing, turned into a ninja assassin. In her arrest affidavit, a Miami officer contends Mays pulled his shoulder and reached for his gun. He also reports that Mays swung her arms and legs while she was on the ground.

He doesn't explain how she was upended.

Mays was arrested on felony charges of resisting arrest with violence, battery on a police officer, and depriving an officer of his gun. The cops also threw in misdemeanor charges for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence. A judge dropped the three felonies during her bail hearing.

Following her release from county jail, Mays told a WPLG-TV (Channel 10) reporter that she did not fight back. She scoffed at the accusation she tried to disarm a police officer. "Anyone should know, weak as I am, what I am going to do with his gun?" Mays complained on camera. She added that the cops also slammed her 52-year-old daughter to the ground.

You can't be too careful with old folk even ones like Mays who have no prior arrests. Miami is a dangerous place. If I were the cops, I'd also be careful of: Scouts. Don't let their cuteness fool you. Girl Scouts are a threat to anybody with a sweet tooth.

I'd also be wary of my cocker spaniel, Rusty. He has a problem with authority. Just the other day he almost tore the mailman's leg off.

Marc Sarnoff, Coconut Grove's district commissioner, has made it publicly known he owns at least ten guns. So you better watch out for him, too.

Seriously, what happened to Mays shows a lack of leadership in the Miami Police Department. It is further proof that Chief Miguel Exposito must go. At the very least, the cops who arrested Mays should be on desk duty pending an internal affairs investigation into their irrational misconduct. These officers do a disservice to the policemen and women who are dedicated to serving the community.

Instead, Exposito condones treating African-Americans like animals. He's lucky Mays didn't become the ninth black person to be killed by cops since he took over. Exposito needs to be held accountable.

 
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305DadeCounty
305DadeCounty

FUCK METRO-DADE POLICE,FUCK CITY OF MIAMI POLICE, FUCK CITY OF HIALEAH POLICE, AND A SPECIAL MOTHERFUCK TO ALL THE GANG UNIT MIAMI-DADE POLICE OUTFITS. all police do is harass and beat people down. i been fucked with by the same hialeah cop three times one day and all under the same reasons cuz he thought i was selling drugs just cuz im a young latin male who lives in the south east side of hialeah.i get harassed by hialeah and city of miami police on a daily basis and im tired of that bullshit. when those two cops got killed in liberty city man hialeah police was not fucking around when they came at you them boys had guns drawn out before they even approached you and god forbid you talk back to them if your black or latino, them bitch ass niggas got a dirty trick they call "the phonebook", thats where they take you to a back street and put a phonebook over your face or where ever they want to hit you and punch that area as hard as they can cuz you feel all the impact but it does not leave fist marks. those pussy ass niggas have done that shit to me twice already. and what happens when you try to complain, the city officials never do a god damn thing cuz a chico got a record and they dont give a fuck about what we got to say. thats why every time a cop dies in miami its a reason for celebration. like trick daddy said Niggas who out on bond On the run Got 10 years on paroleSince you can't say it dog I'ma say it for ya'llMotherfuck the po-po'sFuck the judge and CEO'sFuck the DA and PO'sFuck the family of the victim Witness that's snitchin ass hoes nigga

represent 305 DADE-COUNTY till i die. Miami bound chico smoking weed getting high. middle fingers to the law saying fuck yall. gangster crazy never lazy G´d up from the feet up. Hialeah, Lil Havana,John Doe,Liberty City and every hood in Dade County keep it real.

Nancydrew3873
Nancydrew3873

people shouldnt be fooled with a persons age, life has showed me that some elderly people are very aggressive and think they are above everything. i dont think city of miami cops are looking to for trouble if you obey them than thats that!!! as for those 9 black people that were killed when a cop tells you to put your arms up than you better listen dumbass. or else you are going to get hurt or even killed whether you are black,hispanic, or white etc. people think they are above the law!

ABLACKMANDIDIT.COM
ABLACKMANDIDIT.COM

I believe in Law Enforcement and respect the Law, but trust me, It would be safe to say that the average IQ of a Police Officer in the South Florida Law Enforcement is is well below 50. What kind of mentality would beat up an old lady or fire 120 rounds into a car into a man at the steering wheel. "Think" about it!50

Tom Stedham
Tom Stedham

I cannot imagine a situation under which an old lady should be manhandled like this... I don't agree with Luke on many things, but seriously... FELONY CHARGES OF BATTERY? It's an old lady!! I would be embarrassed as hell if I actually filed criminal charges against an 85-yr old...

I'd love to see the arrest report, get the cop's name and find out more about him... Is he a big guy? What does he weigh? Is he in shape? Are there any previous complaints against him?

Why the hell would he file such ridiculous charges?

Thomas
Thomas

No one is above the law, not even a psychotic old woman. God bless police officers. And shame on those who try to put the blame on police officers who are just doing their jobs, it is people like you who make people like this old woman try to test police officers and try to make them lose their jobs. At the end of the day order and honesty stays strong over disorder and dishonesty.

El_Bananero
El_Bananero

Agree! Everyone knows that you cannot cross yellow tape. She got what she deserved regardless of her age.

Annette
Annette

Could have not been my grandmother! pick on some one of your own age Mr.Police Officer give me a date an time and i would show you much respect! and far as u slam ducking the 52 year old daughter she should have whipped your mother fucking ass i would have. Remember just email me back with the time and place and i will met you no matter how far. no respect for the Miami Dade police officers are there department.

Captlu
Captlu

ANNETTE, I REALLY GOT LOTS OF SOAPS TO WASH YOUR DIRTY MOUTH, ARE YOU A LADY? I DONT THINK SO.

Eric Oriol
Eric Oriol

Luke,,,If Black preachers have turned into pimps and not justice seekers like Martin Luther King,it is up to you to take the lead.We should organize a march with the little old lady and show those cops that ,as a community,we will not stand for such behavior quietly........NO JUSTICE,NO PEACE....

Elia
Elia

I am a Caucasian-American who lives in the Grove, and I agree completely that this is outrageous. Even if she did attempt to take his gun, even if she did resist arrest, this level of response is clearly uncalled for.

I would like to think that the police are there to give every person within their jurisdiction the maximum amount of protection possible, with the highest level of professionalism and discretion.

However: every time I see a cop, they are parked somewhere, not doing their job, talking on a private cell phone to some girl they met and "hit on" while on duty. If not talking to some girl, they're taking free food or other perks from the local business owners basically, a protection fee (Nice store you got here, sure would be a shame if a crime happened and we couldn't show up in time, huh?).

Then, the one time they have to be bothered to actually do their jobs by guarding a crime scene, they over-react and escalate the use of force to preposterous levels. Was this lady that sneaky and quick as to wrest your gun away, Officer? Or were you too busy kickin it to some girl on the phone and not even paying attention to the residents you were needlessly harassing?

Name the time and place, and I'll be there to march.

Eric Oriol
Eric Oriol

I just called the Coconut grove police department to verify this story and it did happen.The cop asked me if i was present and i told him this was not the issue.An 85 year old woman should not get assaulted by a bunch of coward thugs dressed in uniform.I will bet anything that most of the people taking up for the cops do not have the balls to call a police station to ask for any information.Miami is so full of faggots(no disrespect to gays),it's pathetic.All those macho men are good for only one thing;Beating up on women ,even if they are 85 year old.

Buddydolljr
Buddydolljr

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Buddydolljr
Buddydolljr

realy so if its not nice you wont print it /what ever hapened to fredom of speach ?

Good Ol' Miamian
Good Ol' Miamian

No one knows if any of this is even true. People are quick to bash cops because they dont want to follow the law or rules but I am pretty sure she did something for him to arrerst her.

milidoch
milidoch

The lady is hard of hearing! She did not hear the police orders. They assumed that because she did not obey their orders she was being defiant.

Jason33189
Jason33189

nobody gives a shit what dumbfuck uncle luke has to say anymore. Yahoo - please drop him

AlexR
AlexR

The 95% of bad cops that exist ruin it for the 5% of "good" cops that exist dammit!

Guest
Guest

Any cop who doesn't have the compassion or at the very least people skills to deal with an 85 year old woman shouldn't be a cop. PERIOD. I've tried to support police but these miami clowns give all police a bad name, seriously, the only thing missing in this story is a tazer. This cop needs to be fired, he obviously has no people skills and doesn't understand the INTENT of his job's requirements.

harry nutzack
harry nutzack

ANY cop that feels an unarmed 85 year old woman is a threat of any type, needs a transfer to the rubber gun squad

Jstacy1999
Jstacy1999

I don't know how old you are, but maybe when your mother is 85 you will understand because I am sure you would appreciate some tolerance for her should she "step out of line". But, since it could take many years before you parents are that age since your tolerance level seems to be that of a very young person, I suggest you try visiting a senors center so you can get to know some elderly people. You might realize that at 85, you really don't have the capacity to be a threat to anyone.

carlos
carlos

By the grammar used by some of the posters here, I can tell that the education level is at best 9th grade or lower. I guess then that Lebron's mom was right in slapping the officer in Miami Beach a few months ago and that if a black elder gets out of line, our Police has to let them slide otherwise Uncle Puke will again pen another racist worthless column. This rag(New Times) seems to like the idea of a "Gansta" stirring up hatred for our law enforcement community. And if this Glockidpa is a cop, I'm the reverend Jesse Jackson.

IjutPolice
IjutPolice

wow, you bitch about people's grammar and you can't even get it right...

" our Police has to let them slide otherwise...." should read our police HAVE to let them slide otherwise..."

you sir, are an IJUT.

carlos
carlos

How long did it take you to come up with that fuckhead?

Or should I have said...Fuckhead, how long did it take you to come up with that?

D5crimson
D5crimson

Carlos...earn a citizenship. THEN, you can have the right to comment on what happens in American communities. Because honestly, latin immigrants(cubans) account for 63% of crimes and 88% of corruption in Miami Dade county. Once again EARN a right to live in our country first, before you spew out at American citizens.

carlos
carlos

D5crimson: I not only earned a Citizenship by serving 6 years in the Army, my father earned his by doing two tours in Vietnam and 22 years in the Army as a Huey pilot. Latin immigrants? Surely you jest! Uneducated American Citizens come in all colors and ethnic origins.Stupid people abound in this country as can be seen by how you replied to my post.Grow up and stop blaming everyone else for your shortcomings. What country did you or your ancestors immigrate from? Or are you an American Indian? STFU and do something usefull with your life.

carlos
carlos

God almighty Uncle Puke! You are one stupid racist bitch!! Dude, go on with your porn business and give it up!! all you want to do is stirr up racial tensions in our city. Why were these innocent blacks shot? Were the just picnicking in a park? Were they just going about their business? Were they just singled out because of their color? Were they just leaving church? Newsflash asshole!!!! Pay your child support!!! You should be arrested for being a deadbeat father. Or is it that those women really dont know who their babies father is??

Ndn_nfl
Ndn_nfl

Ok folks,,,you are really proving "uncle lukes" point about racism in south florida, and judging by these comments the cops aren't the only ones with that problem. Lets PLEASE be REAL about this. The woman is 85 years OLD! How many of you know someone that is 85? My mom is that age and she breaks a bone practically if you touch her! In the last year she broke her hip - hip replacement surgery,,,then a month ago she fell against a cabnet and broke her arm. OLD PEOPLE ARE FRAGILE AS GLASS And BTW their aren't as fast in the mental department either! No one will EVER convince me that the cops acted appropriately,,,black, white or purple with pink polka dots, no one should ever treat an elderly person that way!

Sandra Tey
Sandra Tey

Has it occurred to anybody that she was lying afterwards just to substantiate her idiotic behavior while using her age as a crutch? Another reason why Exposito should go? C'mon Luke, you are way better than that.

I know a handful of 80-something year old men and ladies who can hold their own and give police a run for their money. I bet this sweet, little, innocent lady can too! The judge dropped the charges after this lady learned her lesson; OBEY A LAWFUL COMMAND. Police don't give these lawful commands to throw their weight around. They have to control a scene and they have a job to do. NOBODY is above that, not even a senior citizen.

Enough cop bashing Luke; you are exacerbating the problem. The problem lies in our communities. How about doing a piece/article on how to focus on that?

Guest
Guest

Couldn't have said it better myself...thank you Sandra. The majority of the problems would be solved if the people actually listened to the police. When they give a command listen! Avoid problems - whether you're black, white, male, female, 85 or 8.

Msharpe2011
Msharpe2011

How do we know the cop is not 60 years old? Let's stop rushing to judgement like the new times does. We were not there

Brad Canelo
Brad Canelo

Yeah mein, I'd wish to see any cop lay a hand on my mom...I will behead 'em & his cop buddies & we will all go to HELL together!!!

carlos
carlos

Brad, next time you need a cop, call Uncle Puke.

Working_Man
Working_Man

85, 25, Deaf, Dumb or Blonde, she should have known better than to cross a Police Line.

denpaul1
denpaul1

Respect is earned.When you ignore rules of society you get no respect.Murder,rape,robbery etc are rampit in the black communities and doing as you please gets you no respect.

mabella
mabella

Why does the Miami News give this RACIST a venue?Seems like every time a criminal with a rap sheet as long as Lukes' BS gets taken out, his "MAMA' spelled grandmother says he was a good boy.Learn from Bill Cosby and do your community a favor. When 13% of the population commits 87% of the crime they are the problem.Don't blame it on oppression .... the Vietnamese, Koreans and other minorities are going to Harvard and Yale on scholarships wile growing up in underprivileged neighborhoods too.Maybe its father like you who don't pay child support that create the problem. I say make the parent legally and financially responsible for their children's actions!!!

Ooops.... your in trouble Luke

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

Post the REPORT next time, so your readers can form an opinion rather than taking your typical anti white, anti police slant as gospel.

Teresa Keys
Teresa Keys

Knowing Mrs. Mays as a person just losing her husband of 50 plus years and being a outstanding citizen of the city of coconut grove; This shows that it isn't just the crimanal history of an individual or age factor for blacks as a whole it is just the lack of respect for the Black Race; This is such a henious act on the part of Miami Police Department and it needs to stop this is proof that hate, dislike, and animosity is still spreading like wildfire in the BLACK COMMUNITY.

angelika33
angelika33

Mrs Keys; Everybody has to respect the Law if you do not follows what is requested then the consecuenses are no going to be nice. Miami police Officers black and white are sick and tire of the situatiion we have to respect them not kill them and if this is the example that Mrs Mays is giving to her community and her family and kids i do not respect her she got what she deserves.

Twinutter
Twinutter

So it's okay to beat her then, despite her offense was mild and even ridiculous? It's not like she shot at the police. This isn't about race nor should it be. Police brutality is rampant now and they are not charged with the proper punishment either. Regardless of what she did, beating someone and throwing them to the ground is unjustifiable all because she walked within the yellow tape.

Glockidpa
Glockidpa

I'm a police officer in miami-dade county, i never thought i would agree with you Luke. I don't know the whole story but my common sense tells me the 85 year old lady is not capable of doing the things the officer claims she did. I apologize on behalf of law enforcement, not all of us are the same. In fact, most of us are well educated, dedicated professionals. I hope your readers realize the difference between hard working dedicated cops and retards.

carlos
carlos

We do realize the difference. You're an idiot.

carlos
carlos

You're a police officer? You can't spell or capitalize your comments. How did you get hired when you obviously are uneducated. Get a life dirtbag. You're no cop.

angelika33
angelika33

Sir Are you a Police Officer? are you aware of the crimes and violent behaviors of our people in Miami ?please the Police Officer did not act alone she did not respect the Police Officers we have to learn to apprecited the efforts that the Policemen are doing for us it does not mater if she is 85 or a 100 years old the fact is that she is a very bad example for young people and the hate against Police Offices is growing is not fair,you are risking you life out there to protect us and we should appreciated it and respect your job.

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

Did you personally read the police report? Or are you basing your apology on the racist slant of this article?

carlos
carlos

Billy Ray, this is no cop. Probably Uncle Pukes illegitimate son who has a 6th grade education. As I posted, if he's a cop I'm Jesse Jackson.

Whatskrackin
Whatskrackin

So that means you have no IQ if you are on here posting comments, go somewhere else!

 
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