This story I think might be the poster story to represent Miami. It is that stupid.
The story in a nutshell is that on July 7th 2015 a young rich white woman/girl was strolling through the Wynwood area of Miami with a friend along Northwest 26th Street and Third Avenue when she was approached by a 15 year old black male who tried to steal the young woman’s Louis Vuitton purse worth $1,400. The young woman refused to let go of her purse and video captured her being dragged all over the parking lot like a rag doll in a Doberman’s grasp before the black guy jumped in a waiting car and fled, without the purse. Local media played the video all day and all night to boost their ratings.
The real story? Glad that you asked. Wynwood is a fancy high end artsy district built in the middle of one of Miami’s worse slums. Shopping, fine food, art galleries, clubs. Yet, you walk one block out of this district and you have areas the police hesitate to enter. But the social rules in Miami is to hype the area as a new hip place to be seen. No one tells unsuspecting tourist that you need to exercise caution as you carefully enter and leave the “green zone”,
So, that is the first thing that irks me. Instead of addressing real problems such as lack of education, gangs, poverty, unemployment, etc., we just agree to ignore it. If we say something enough times it becomes true, right?
A $1,400 purse!!!!??? What the hell? People a few bocks from Wynwood don’t earn that much in six months, and over one third of the world has little food and water, and this young white girl is walking about with a $1,400 purse!!?? Why? What does a $1,400 purse do?
There are so many shades of stupidity involved in this story that I just can’t grasp them all.
But the video is still online with local media and will be for many days to come.
Just my 2 cents, your mileage may vary.