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Old 03-16-2020, 12:55 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/...id-19/2205741/

"We can't have the kinds of crowds we've had, the kinds of gatherings," Gelber said. "I walked down Ocean Drive yesterday and what I saw was incredibly disturbing, it wasn't just the typical large gatherings of people, but it was young people who believe they're invincible and probably don't really think of this in any way as a health crisis."
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Exactly part of the problem: some of the young people don't think it is an issue still..... They need to buckle down and get serious. Things a more than way out of control because they should have done a country wide curfew months ago!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Free State of Florida
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Why was Mayor Gelber there walking amongst the crowd of people? Doesn't that make him guilty too? He's an older man, why would he jeopardize his own health like that being around a crowded sidewalk of younger potential covid-19 carriers? Why not view the scene safely from a car? This story doesn't pass muster to me. He could see it all just as clearly from a car driving along Ocean Drive.

Why hadn't restrictions already been put into place, and released to the media, to prevent all the people from coming there in the 1st place? Did the Mayor fail to take proper precautions?

Was Miami Beach Mayor Gelber was slow to act, & is now trying to reverse course? Or, perhaps, he didn't want to cut off the inflow of tourist cash during Spring break, and tee off local businesses, so he let the crowds come down? Maybe, the potential tax revenues were too attractive to turn away?

Now, Gelber likely realizes people could die from his decision, so he's doing a 180 to avoid legal exposure, and the national media. A little too late Mr. Mayor...in my opinon the courts would find him to be negligent, but I'm hoping it wont come to that, and no toursits there die of the Coronavirus as a result of the Mayor's failure to act swiftly.

I think the light shed onto Miami Beach when Miami Beach officials gave Andrew Gillum a "get out of jail free" card when he was found drunk out of his mind in a hotel room containing Meth & a male hooker, has Mayor Gelber on edge, & feeling the heat of the national media.

I see the two story's as being inter-connected due to the exposure in the media. Both story's have made the media in the past few days.

Any one of us goes directly to jail, and "doesn't pass Go" in Gillum's circumstance. Is there a legal double standard in Miami Beach Mr. Mayor? Is this 1 politician shielding another politician from the law? IMHO, it sure looks that way.

I suggest that the local residents there, in Miami Beach, call in the FBI to get to the bottom of this potential legal malpractice. There are way too many unanswered questions here in BOTH these related story's.

A potential covid-19 death occurring right after the unprosecuted Gillum crime scene could be disasterous to the city of Miami Beach, & the Mayor's reputation.

It's my opinion that Mayor Gelber failed to prevent crowds from coming to Miami Beach during a national health emergency, and failed to uphold the law in the Gillum case!
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:41 AM
 
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Was Miami Beach Mayor Gelber was slow to act, & is now trying to reverse course? Or, perhaps, he didn't want to cut off the inflow of tourist cash during Spring break, and tee off local businesses, so he let the crowds come down? Maybe, the potential tax revenues were too attractive to turn away?

Now, Gelber likely realizes people could die from his decision, so he's doing a 180 to avoid legal exposure, and the national media. A little too late Mr. Mayor...in my opinon the courts would find him to be negligent, but I'm hoping it wont come to that, and no toursits there die of the Coronavirus as a result of the Mayor's failure to act swiftly.

I don't want to have a debate on two threads lol, but what about that personal responsibility thing you and others always preach when it comes to finances?

If someone goes to a crowded place despite constant warnings NOT to do so, how is that the government's fault if they get sick? I could drive 45 minutes to the beach right now or go to one of the minor Orlando attractions that are still open. If I get sick, that is 100% on me. It would be foolish for me to say that it is the Orange County mayor's fault that I got sick because I went to the Orlando Eye or whatever it is called now and was in the same enclosure with an infected stranger for 30 minutes.
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