Tourists are rarely prosecuted in Miami Beach, but homeless get two-thirds of prosecutions

Few tourists have been arrested and prosecuted for drinking in public or for other nuisance crimes in Miami Beach. Instead, the majority of the cases have involved homeless people.
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Few tourists have been arrested and prosecuted for drinking in public or for other nuisance crimes in Miami Beach. Instead, the majority of the cases have involved homeless people.

Kyra Gurney lives in Miami Beach and covers the island for the Miami Herald. She attended Columbia University and Colorado College and grew up in New Mexico.

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