Friday, January 30, 2015

The Random Pixels Quote of the Day

Miami Herald, page 1A, Jan. 30, 2015.


de·pend·ence - (1) the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else. (2) reliance on someone or something for financial support.


The Random Pixels Quote of the Day comes to us from today's page one story by Miami Herald reporters David Smiley and Chuck Rabin. The story talks about Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's plans to demolish the crime-plagued Liberty Square public housing project, aka the Pork and Beans.

“The revitalization of Liberty Square is a $74 million commitment to transform this public housing project and create jobs in Liberty City,” Gimenez spokesman Michael Hernandez said Thursday. “The work is also necessary to address high rates of poverty and crime in the area.”

Smiley and Rabin also quote long-time resident Waltermae Martin, who has lived in the Liberty Square projects since 1973.

After more than four decades of living in a tiny, taxpayer-subsidized apartment with a bathtub “you wouldn’t bathe your dog in,” Ms. Martin has decided she's had enough, telling the Herald: “This is a racket place, just gone to the dogs. This place ain’t no good to be living in. I don’t care what this deal is. I want out.”

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