Hey, Miami. Losing Lebron James is the least of your problems. You are about to lose hundreds of police officers. Proposed budget cuts from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez could see Miami Dade Police Department cutting "about 250 police officers" - This is from an already undermanned, underpaid, and overworked police force.
John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association, said, "If the mayor's not going to provide security, then my recommendation, as an experienced law enforcement officer for nearly 40 years, is either buy yourself an attack dog, put bars on your windows and doors and get yourself some firearms because you're going to have to protect yourselves. We won't be able to."
Its a harsh warning designed to scare up support for a better budget proposal from the Mayor, but its a warning people should be listening to anyways. MDPD isnt unique in the fact that they only have the manpower to respond to crimes already committed. Whether anyone is coming or not, you are always the first responder in defense of your life. I urge everyone to take that responsibility seriously.
Do you live in this area? Are you already armed? If not, does this make you consider getting a gun?