Miami is ripe for a riot

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Miami is ripe for a riot.

I don't say this lightly either.  But in light of recent riots around the country and the slow pushing out of Blacks in the inner city by greedy developers can only lead to one thing.  However, riots need a trigger and it's just a matter of time before some racist, corrupt cop kills another Black man in Miami this time.  

In case you haven't heard this has happened before in the 1980s and it wasn't pretty.  The Liberty City and Overtown were in flames.  Sadly, nothing has changed for these people here.  These two areas remain largely the same today in terms of economic opportunity and development. Now, however, developers are slowly spilling into these two predominantly Black neighborhoods and buying up property so that they can continue their condo building spree. The newest player is a developer who wants to build a condo strictly for rich folks' cars.  You heard me right, cars.  But in order to do this this part of Miami has to be gentrified much like Wynwood has.  

And should this happen it would be a disaster for the city.  Tourism and development would come to a rapid halt. Before this happens maybe the city should take a step back and look into what they can do to help these people and make their lives a little better instead of handing out building permits like Halloween candy.  It is sad that you could be driving through one of Miami's richest areas and within seconds end up on the other side of the street in one of the city's poorest.  The dividing line is usually a street or highway, but you wouldn't know that unless you live here or spend time there like me.  

Is there a solution?  I'm by no means an expert, but I can tell you this; There has to be something better for these distressed neighborhoods than an endless series of McDonald's and liquor stores.  Somebody, the city included, has to invest in these areas before the crap hits the fan with another killing by a cop.  Let's be smart Miami and nip this one in the bud. 

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Morris Massre


Comments (3)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Friday morning Morris Massre -

I sure hope things calm down in Miami as well as for the rest of the country.  We are living in some dangerous times and I worry for what our grand kiddos are in for.

Sep 23, 2016 12:02 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I think you are very much off base here. I also think its amusing that you are calling the developers greedy that supply you with product to sell. You work for a broker with LUXURY in its name:


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Sep 23, 2016 12:18 AM
Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

You are entitled to your opinion Marco, but sarcasm is something I don't appreciate, especially from one of my so called peers.  The fact that you are selling Miami Beach tells me that you are in bed with the developers themselves selling overpriced condos and driving up prices so that the average Joe can't even afford to live in Miami or Miami Beach anymore.  Greedy is exactly what is going on there.  You just refuse to accept it because you're just as blinded by greed.  And by the way, just because I work for a small company with luxury in the title doesn't mean that is what I sell.  In fact, I work mostly with the middle class, but you wouldn't know who that is.

Sep 23, 2016 12:31 AM