Members of the Miami Beach Black Host Committee
will meet with Mayor David Dermer and Police Chief Donald Delucca, to address
their concerns about the police’s admission that they monitor rappers.
The Committee was created by the Mayor to help
foster a relationship between the city’s black residents and visitors.
The meeting with the Mayor is scheduled for today,
while the meeting with Police Chief Donald Delucca will take place next week.
A story that ran in the Miami Herald this week
featured the police detailing their plans and tactics to monitor rappers.
The police claimed that "a lot, if not most
rappers belonged to a gang."
The committee is fearful that the police tactics
will eventually deteriorate the city’s relationship with its black citizens.
After years of denial, the New York Police Department
admitted to meeting with South Florida police to address "rap violence."
The NYPD has already trained officers in major
cities such as Los Angeles and Atlanta.