The Miami Mirror
- Name: David Arthur Walters
My name is David Arthur Walters. I am an independent journalist.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Miami Dade Ethics Commission Dead Wrong on Sunshine and Lobbying
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Recollecting Professor Rummel in Waging War to Make Peace
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Complaint in Federal Court alleges damage from Miami Beach Culture of Corruption
Enrique Norten's South Beach Spite Building
Monday, September 08, 2014
South Beach Tennis Center Under Dogged New Management
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Who Tows Illegally Parked Miami Beach Tow Trucks?
Tremont Tow truck drivers frequently park their trucks in pedestrian and bicycle lanes, and in absolutely no parking or commercial parking zones marked by signs and illegal curbs, when they are not on official business, in order to have lunch and chat on phones. Many instances have been reported to city officials, but nothing has been done about it because, as was said by a member of the parking and traffic committee, "Who will tow them? They are protected by the police who need them." Sometimes those protectors are also parked in no parking areas in order to have lunch. Well, the police own the streets, and, as far as I am concerned, a police city would be nice provided the laws are fair and are evenly enforced, which is often not the case. Everyone knows I am pro-cops, and one IA director said I would be a good IA investigator, so I do not have many friends.
After I took a photo of the Tremont Tow driver blocking the pedestrian lane at the relatively dangerous intersection by Vita Life on Meridian Avenue and Sixth Street, nearly a dozen police cars showed up and parked around the health food store and café. Maybe it was a Vita Life Police Convention. My dad, a former military police officer, used to tell me, whenever cops came whizzing by with sirens blasting, "They're on the way to lunch."
Or maybe they were responding to another murder or whatever in the hood. As far as I am concerned, the more cops around the neighborhood the better. Maybe their chief from Colorado will dare to have a word with Russell Galbut. I do not know if Galbut was the driver of the truck that I photographed, as I did not get that close because many cars were whizzing by one way or the other, some of them against the lights. However, I understand he has an interest in the company along with half the real estate on the beach including parking lots where people had better pay to park instead of getting towed.