REFLECTION raises several questions about the disgraceful performance in Dinner Key Auditorium last Saturday night.
The huge hall is public property. It’s owners are the taxpayers of the City of Miami. They have a right to insist that the auditorium not be used by individuals who would foment disorder or engage in obscene conduct before an audience including thousands of teenagers.
Those who handle the renting of the auditorium must have had had an idea what the performance would be like because they ordered the promoters to hire 30 off duty policemen to maintain order.
As we understand it from an eyewitness arresting the offender on the stage could have touched off a riot. Still, we cannot see why some of the policemen did not make the arrest after the end of the show. They saw and heard laws being broken, and could so testify.
By contrast, an off duty bailiff working at a jai-alai front on Tuesday night spotted and convicted a swindler and enlisted the aid of a lawmen to make the arrest.
It seems to us that these two incidents cast light on the always ticklish role of off duty police working for private employers.