The Mayor - now making policy for the County Commission -- gutting our sanctuary status, would not let protesters in to the County Commission Building.
|This IS NOT A VIDEO GO TO THIS LINK TO SEE IT The people are shouting: "Let us in!"|
|Protesters in Frustration --- Sitting in front of Door|
|Locked out of County Hall Protesters hold signs to the locked doors. Inside everything was on lockdown.|
Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald wrote:
Political blowback erupted Friday against Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez for requiring local jails to detain immigrants in the country illegally at the behest of the federal government, effectively abandoning Miami-Dade’s stance as a “sanctuary” county.
Immigration advocates descended on County Hall, staging a protest — called on short notice — of more than 100 people that forced police officers to close off the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center in downtown Miami to keep the demonstrators out. - Snip -
The political drama reached a crescendo when U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat running for Democratic National Committee chairman who happened to be in town, joined the protest and then the failed effort to enter County Hall.
“Sanctuary cities promote public safety,” Ellison told a crowd of protesters barred from going inside County Hall. “Look, Miami. You’re not alone. We believe in what you’re doing.”
Ellison then made the first of two attempts to enter the building that serves as headquarters for the largest local government in Florida.
“This is a public facility, right?” Ellison said as he approached the building's west entrance. A county security guard turned him away. Ellison walked with a band of about 20 protesters up the escalators to the southern entrance, but they were blocked by a metal security fence used to shutter the lobby at night.
County police stood silently on the other side as the congressman addressed them.
“You work for the people of Miami-Dade County,” Ellison told police officers guarding the gate. “Not the federal government.”
Citizens Charter? shove it up Gimenez's ass as he can't read or understand it. Here is what it says in the first line:
This government has been created to protect the governed, not the governing. In order to provide the public with full and accurate information, to promote efficient administrative management, to make government more accountable, and to insure to all persons fair and equitable treatment...
Mayor Gimenez, you are the governing. We, outside, are the governed. The spineless Marco Rubio supports Mayor Carlos Gimenez on the gutting of Sanctuary for Miami Dade County people.