Nick Navarro Put Me In Jail and Put People To Work
Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special edition, Luke remembers the man who had him arrested for singing obscene lyrics.
Made-For-TV-Sheriff. Nick brought Hollywood to south Florida. He practically invented reality television by having the Broward County
Sherriff's Office featured on the show Cops. Being on the
front page of the Miami Herald or the lead story on the
evening news was Nick's thing. That's his legacy.
Some people didn't agree with Nick's tactics such as cooking up crack cocaine for undercover stings, but he was definitely at the forefront of law enforcement. A lot of cops in Broward County owe their carreers to him. He doubled the police force during his tenure, putting a lot of people to work, especially African Americans and Cuban Americans in a county that was predominantly Anglo at the time he took over.
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