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A community in mourning

Much of the news today will likely center on the memorial service for recently slain detectives Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth who were gunned down by fugitive Johnny Simms last Thursday morning in Liberty City.

Expect traffic anywhere near or on major routes to the American Airlines Arena to be heavy today. The service is scheduled to start at 11 AM and if the number of people that have already paid their respects at Vista Memorial Gardens is any indication, this community is definitely in mourning.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez who is facing a recall vote on March 15 is undoubtedly realizing a positive PR bump from the face time with the media because of this tragedy. He attempted to refute some of the comments made and questions posed about the tactics the officers used to serve the warrant on Simms that fateful day. He also indicated that Simms's mother and others in that household would be questioned further. We're obviously at the front end of the investigation of this shooting and let the chips fall where they may.

In the meantime, let's continue to show unity in the community and allow this feeling to remain and multiply among each and every one of us. Thank you to all law enforcement officers who protect and serve us every day.


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The change this city needs is from the top down. We need to recall Mayor Alvarez. Vote Tuesday March 15.

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