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Nearly 11 years ago, disaffected residents, disenfranchised business owners, and a community of believers came together to form the city that is Miami Gardens. Bound by the idea that government closer to us would be more responsive, our founding Mothers created a city of 110,000 people in an effort to make real a dream that had been too long deferred. Over the last decade, we have had successes and shortcomings; failures and triumphs, but through it all, the true spirit of Miami Gardens’ Residents remain.
Goals include increased safety and better police-citizen relations
Since mid-summer, Miami Gardens has had more than its share of violence, including an 11-day period during which time 10 people were shot. Readers may recall our lead story in October which asked if, based on recent data, it was appropriate to refer to the mostly-Black City as “South Florida’s murder capital?” Now with a recent lawsuit filed by a local store owner along with several of his customers and employees who allege harassment and racial profiling by Miami Gardens police, both the City and its recently-elected mayor, Oliver Gilbert, find themselves with a severely damaged image.
Miami Gardens police employ citizen patrol as murders surge
Last Monday evening, a barrage of bullets was unleashed from a shopping center alley in Miami Gardens. And once again, an innocent 13-year-old girl, sitting on the back patio of her home in the 20400 block of Northwest Second Court, was shot.
Mayor, commission approve $20K fund to elicit community “tips”
Residents of Miami Gardens are in an uproar — angry and frustrated by a recent wave of shootings and deaths that have rocked the relatively young City to its core.