The Florida Roundup
3:22 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Were Miami Beach Police Wrong To Taser Graffiti Artist Israel Hernandez?

On The Florida Roundup, a week after a fatal tasering by Miami Beach Police, graffiti artist Israel Hernandez is buried. Michael E. Miller of the Miami New Times, who broke the story about Hernandez’s death, will talk about police conduct and the safety of tasers.  

Governor Rick Scott wants Georgia to stop taking so much water. He and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) visited Apalachicola this week to point out damage to the area’s oyster harvest caused by Georgia’s taking of water that could be replenishing the bay there.  

The funeral for 18 year-old Israel Hernandez Llach took place this Wednesday, but questions remain whether Miami Beach police acted appropriately when they apprehended him.
Credit Al Diaz / Miami Herald Staff

Farther south, a swollen Lake Okeechobee prompts the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to open flood-gates, leading to toxic algae blooms in the St. Lucie River.   

Both events have put the focus on water and environmental policies in the state. The Miami Herald’s Curtis Morgan and Bloomberg News’ Tolu Olorunnipa explain.

Plus Hannah Sampson of the Miami Herald and Joe Brancatelli of the Business Journal explain why, for the first time in over a decade, the federal government is opposing a merger, in this case between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. 

And we’ll find out why some Miami residents are unhappy about the prospects of the city’s first Walmart.

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