Miami According to Brooklyn: One Reason the Miami Beach Police Suck

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I think I'm gonna talk about the Miami Beach Police and how they just worry about the petty shit and don't see the big picture. Like yesterday, I'm driving down West Avenue and get pulled over because my taillight's out, and then I get harassed because I have very visible tattoos. One guy came up to me with almost his gun drawn, and the other guy was on the other side of the car, and I was trying to explain that I had just sent away fro my new registration. The police officers didn't want to hear about that, and was very short and aggressive with me. I was just sitting in the car like alright, man, no big deal.

But I'm sure if I was one of those attractive models we have here in South Beach, I'm sure I would have been treated differently. If I had my fake tits hanging out, I probably just would have gotten a warning. But I'm not a woman, and the fact that I have all these tattoos doesn't help my cause, because people are still so narrow-minded. If the officer had looked at my driving record he would have seen it was clean -- I don't get into trouble, I haven't had a traffic ticket in over 10 years. But this guy just really wanted to bust my balls.

That's pretty much the way it works around here. It's who you know or who you blow. That's shitty, but that's honestly the way it is.  I'm not complaining that what I did wasn't wrong, because obviously, I didn't have all my documentation so I was in the wrong. But I definitely didn't deserve to get three tickets -- that was overkill, I think. If you look at somebody's driving record, and you see that they've never gotten in trouble, why don't the police just let an honest citizen go? But they can't bother to pull up that screen on the laptop in the car that my tax dollars and your tax dollars pay for. But they take the opportunity instead to show how small their penises are, and that's what they do.

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