Aug 19-23, 1972
PUBLIC INFORMATION UNIT
Saturday, August 19, 1972
9:30 a.m. Joe Grimm reported that Sen. Robert Dole
S.W. 56 Street West from Miller Drive (9:30-9:45) re:
knocking on doors
"get out the vote." 1,000 Pro-Nixon young people will
him. Requested traffic control help from P.S.D.
contacted Sgt. Dolan, West District, S.M.P.D. and C.G.P.D. -
showed up "QRU" at 10:15 a.m. per Sgt. Dolan.
App. 2 p.m. Approximately 35-40 V.V.A.W. persons
from Ft. Lauderdale set up camp for the night in Greynolds
(overnight camping has been approved by the County) QRU.
6 p.m. Dough Taggerty, Sgt.
6 p.m. - 6 a.m. - Everything is QRU
Sunday, August 20, 1972
9:45 a.m. Capt. Clifton called from East Greynolds
Camping VVAW people will break camp between 10-11 a.m. and
U.S. #1 to 79 Street, march East across causeway. They
lunch at Indian Creek Park and meet Scott Camile and 250
mortorcade at approximately 2 p.m.
10:20 a.m. 65 VVAW & three vehicles moving out of
Greynolds Park East (one hit by car?)
11:00 a.m. Washington Avenue and 14 Street - Political Rally
for School Board (75-100)
11:00 a.m. Paul Janosky, Officer, called "10"
Fontainebleau with Task Force - QRU
11:50 a.m. Recruit Sheryl Corcoran called - First
arrive at 11:56 a.m. 2,000 Pro-Nixon Republicans on hand for
arrival. Mr. Page will stay until the crowd breaks.
12:55 p.m. Recruit Sheryl Corcoran called - Airport
QRU - Agnew arrives. 2,000 to 3,000 people at Airport.
12:55 p.m. VVAW Parade now East on 79 Street across
the Bay - QRU
1:00 p.m. Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - QRU at
2:20 p.m. Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - QRU at
Fontainebleau - 534-0730
2:15 p.m. Lincoln Road and Meridian - 1,000
Unidentified group - QRU at 2:15
:20 p.m. Indian Beach Park - 70 VVAW's - QRU at 2:20
2:30 p.m. On the Southside of Convention Hall - 450
Zippies, Etc. QRU
2:30 p.m. 200 to 450 Zippies etc. - East side of
2:40 p.m. South on I-95 - 40 Volkswagons, one Bus -
QRU at 2:40
2:52 p.m. Julia Tuttle & Alton Road - F.H.P.
Reports 55-60 cars-Direction South Convention Hall - Active
3:03 p.m. South from Doral on Collins - 70 VVAW's
marching - active at 3:03
3:25 p.m. Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - All QRU
4:18 p.m. Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - All QRU
5:00 p.m. Officer Chantlos reported 20 more cars for
VVAW caravan just went through Golden Glades Interchange.
6:00 p.m. Sgt. Doug Taggerty
5:45 p.m. Sgt. Ellis Smith reports VVAW's marching
Creek to Flamingo Park, South on Collins West on 40 Street
and South on
Sheridan to Flamingo Park. (40-45 demonstrators)
5:45 p.m. Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - All QRU
6:15 p.m. Convention site - 17 Street and Washington
Avenue - 150 VVAW's and four vehicles.
S.D.S. enroute to Fontainebleau Hotel
7:05 p.m. Recruit Ralph Hernandez - 1,000-2,000
demonstrators South entrance of Fontainebleau Hotel.
7:06 p.m. Communications reported 400-500 S.D.S. were
burning American Flag.
7:45 p.m. Officer Paul Janosky reports 1,500
disorderly demonstrators threatening to storm Fontainebleau
7:51 p.m. Recruit Ralph Hernandez reports F.H.P. moved
S.D.S.'s West to far side of street from hotel.
8:23 p.m. Officer Janosky reports P.S.D. units have
8:26 p.m. Mr. Page reports - F.H.P. possibly making 50
9:10 p.m. 100 Gay Libs candle light parade enroute to
Convention Hall, from Flamingo Park
9:36 p.m. Washington & 17 Street - 150 Gay Libs -
same as above - Convention Center - Bed down at 10:30 p.m.
6: a.m. Officer Ed Thompson
Monday, August 21, 1972
2:55 p.m. Recruit Sheryl Corcoran called - All QRU
2:00 p.m. 12-15 National Socialists on bus from Ft.
Lums at N.W. 125 Street and W. Dixie Hwy. for lunch.
restaurant a fight broke out with some Jewish people,
and sent bus on its way. Capt. Clifton, Station #1,
Smith advised at 2:10 p.m. that the bus and the socialists
Station 1 and that they were going to be escorted back to
County and told to stay there after OCB talks with them -
2:30 p.m. Convention Site and Flamingo Park - V.V.A.W.
persons moving from Flamingo Park, East on 15 Street from
Gates 4 & 5 on 17 Street and Washington Avenue.
Miami Beach Sr. High School - This is the location of 750
3:20 p.m. At School
3:15 p.m. Washington Avenue and 20 Street - 100
Pro-Nixon people - Active at 3:15
3:28 p.m. Roof of Miami Beach Senior High - 2 Demos on
roof unidentified turned American flag upside down - Active
4:10 p.m. North on Jefferson - 200 Zippies or Hippies
enroute to the Convention Hall - Active at 4:10
4:30 p.m. Washington and 17 Street North Demo site -
4:30 p.m. East bound from Meridian North on Collins -
300 people unidentified - Active Women's Lib
4:48 p.m. North Demonstration Site - VVAW 500-600
Active at 4:48
5:00 p.m. West on Dade - 200 Zippies - Active at 5
5:10 p.m. Officer Paul Janosky at Vizcaya (371-3531
Ext. 211) Task force just arrived Captain Pletcher (854-3531
5:20 p.m. 188 Street and Washington Avenue - 150 - 200
S.D.S. - Active at 5:20 p.m.
5:24 p.m. Burdines Parking lot - 50-60 Cubans - Active
6:00 p.m. Sgt. Doug Taggerty
6:00 p.m. Changing of Guard
6:10 p.m. Orange Bowl - Four large buses, 30 vehicles
to Burdines transporting Cubans.
6:17 p.m. Car on Fire
6:30 p.m. 550 Cubans at Burdines parking lot.
6:45 p.m. 1,000 Cubans at Burdines parking lot.
----0 p.m. Cubans and Zippies - 17 Stret and
7:05 p.m. Cubans marching North on Washington, 1,000.
7:11 p.m. First element of Cubans at Convention Site
7:20 p.m. Flamingo Park - 300 Yippies North to
7:30 p.m. Flamingo Park - 400-500 George Jackson
7:36 p.m. East on 15 Street - George Jackson Group.
7:45 p.m. Group up to 1,300 people.
7:55 p.m. 700 Cubans following George Jackson Group
8:55 p.m. Zippies returned to Flamingo Park to recruit
9:00 p.m. Gates 4 & 5 - 17 Street and Washington
Avenue Attica Group (Raining heavy)
9:20 p.m. South from Gate #5 - 500 protestors
10:08 p.m. 1,200 miscellaneous groups - Washington and
10:26 p.m. 1,000 demonstrators - 17 Street and
10:50 p.m. 800 miscellaneous groups - 11:11 breaking
up heading south, 11:35 arriving at park - clear
11:23 p.m. 30 - 50 demons. blocking gate 9X
- 125 sitting in the street at 17 Street and Pennsylvania
11:32 p.m. clear
11:35 p.m. Convention Hall clear - Convention
6:00 a.m. Officer Ed Thompson
Tuesday, August 22, 1972
10:10 a.m. 300 demonstrators North on Washington
Avenue to Fontainebleau Hotel (S.D.S.)
a.m. - 22nd and Collins same group burned an American Flag.
a.m. - Blocking traffic - smae group
10:25 a.m. Fontainebleau Hotel - 130 demons - Active -
at 10:25-11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. Doral Hotel - 40 Pro-war - Active at 10:30-11:30
12 noon Rickenbacker Causeway to Key Biscayne - One
bus load - Nazi Party - Active 12 noon Still active at 2:05
12:25 p.m. 18 Str 12:55 p.m. 16 Street and
Collins - 250 S.D.S. people breaking windows pulling down
eet and Meridian - 150-200 unidentified group - Active at
12:40 p.m. Nazi's bus arrived at Key Biscayne.
1:05 p.m. Washington and Lincoln - S.D.S. (250)
1:05 p.m. Unidentified groups from 15 Street to 22
Street between Collins and Meridian acts of vandalism.
1:15 p.m. 750 VVAW leaving Flamingo Park North on
Meridian, Active at 2:45
1:30 p.m. North on Collins to Fontainebleau (Same
1:30 p.m. Washington and 20 Street - 150 Zippies
jumping on cars
causing general disturbance - banner on fire causing a lot
1:50 p.m. F.H.P. arresting all violators Re:
Washington and 20 Street
2:00 p.m. Two bus loads of prisoners - 22 and
2:05 p.m. Key Biscayne - Nazi Party - Active at 2:05
2:05 p.m. 22 Street & Washington FHP requests two
more vans - active at 2:20
2:25 p.m. Fontainebleau - 75 unidentified peaceful -
Active at 2:25 p.m.
2:30 p.m. Mr Page called - he is at the Convention
Command Post, Officer Janosky is at the Airport.
3:00 p.m. Fontainebleau - 75 VVAW - Active at 3:00
3:07 p.m. FHP requested 5 vans - active at 3:07 p.m.
3:26 p.m. 58 Street and Collins - 100 Blacks
(non-militant ) Active at 3:26 p.m.
35 p.m. North from Fontainebleau - 30
Blacks Pro-Nixon carrying American Flag.
3:45 p.m. Per request of Command Post attention News
Advise motorist to avoid N.W. 36 Street in the vicinity of
to extremely heavy traffic conditions.
3:56 p.m. President Nixon arrives
4:25 p.m. South on Collins - VVAW (150-175) Active at
4:53 p.m. For information: Arrested 167 Adults males,
females, 8 juvenile males and two juvenile females Total of
36 were released by court, 22 bonded, one to Youth Hall, one
5:05 p.m. VVAW cleared Fontainebleau completely.
5:30 p.m. Officer Paul Janosky at Key Biscayne
Elementary - 361-5418
6:00 p.m. Doug Taggerty, Sergeant
5:38 p.m. Street without Joy march - leaving
- 500 subjects. 17 Street and Meridian - VVAW merged
etc. 1,000 demons.
6:22 p.m. 17 Street and Meridian - All groups merged -
3,000 moving East on 17 Street from Meridian enroute to
6:27 p.m. Same group moving North on Washington Avenue
6:30 p.m. Abdala Group - Burdines Parking lot leaving
Flamingo Park - 50 Attica Brigade.
6:45 p.m. Gate 2X (20 Street and Washington Avenue)
400-500 demons. moving elephant up to fence.
6:50 p.m. 100 Attica Brigade equipped with gas masks
walkie talkies and medics. Demos trying to force gate.
7:03 p.m. 2,600-3,000 demons lying in the street
(Meridian and 18 Street and 19 Street) blocking one lane of
7:21 p.m. Pro-Nixon group being opposed by Anti-Nixon
group - 20 Street and Washington Avenue.
7:24 p.m. Gate 2X (20 Street and Washington) 2,000
plan to encircle complex and meet back at Gate 2X (elephant
7:30 p.m. Traffic jam on Meridian (18 & 19
7:35 p.m. 20 Street and Washington - demonstrators
burning American Flag and other items.
p.m. Sgt. Ellis E. Smith advises demons. numbered at 75)
7:55 p.m. Demos throwing tear gas bombs.
8:19 p.m. Demos trying to crash Gate #5
8:25 p.m. Gate 7X - 1,000 demos vandalizing area.
8:40 p.m. Demos harrassing delegates
8:43 p.m. Demos assaulting delegates Gates 5 &
6. PSD -
Meridian 9X - One arrest for disorderly conduct, per Recruit
Corcoran and Mr. Ralph Page at 9 p.m.
9:02 p.m. South on Washington - Gate #5 - car hit
demo. Unknown number of injuries.
9:10 p.m. One injured
9:25 p.m. All QRU
9:35 p.m. North Demo. area -group gathering (Jane
9:43 p.m. Estimate crowd of 500
9:43 p.m. Gate 5 – VVAW leaving area
10:01 p.m. VVAW arriving at park
10:02 p.m. 500-700 demos at park concert -
11:29 p.m. All QRU
11:30 p.m. South of Convention Hall - 1,000 demos. led
by Jane Fonda. At 11:40 only 500 demos.
11:49 p.m. Convention Center
1:03 a.m. All QRU
6:00 a.m. Officer Ed Thompson
Wednesday, August 23, 1972
10:23 a.m. S.E. Section of Flamingo Park - VVAW
holding rally - Active at 10:23
11:40 a.m. 13 Street and Meridian - 25 Blacks peaceful
- Active - 11:40 a.m.
11:45 a.m. 17 Street and Pennsylvania - Nazi leader
arrested - 11:45 a.m. - Active
12 noon Flamingo Park - Blacks armed with knives,
small arms, clubs.
12:05 p.m. Mr. Page called - Him and Recruit Sheryl
at the Convention Hall. Officer Janosky and Recruit
Hernandez are at the Key.
1:00 p.m. Mr. Page called - Capt. Pletcher's Task
Force will move
to the Beach. Officer Janosky and Recruit Ralph
Hernandez will go
1:30 p.m. All areas QRU
4:17 p.m. Recruit Sheryl Corcoran called - All QRU
3:55 p.m. Dade and Washington - 35 demos. -
Active - 3:55 p.m.
4:18 p.m. North on Meridian and Pennsylvania - All
park marching north on Meridian - Active at 4:20 p.m. (500)
Flamingo to Convention site (500) - All groups active.
4:30 p.m. Recruit Ralph Hernandez called.
and him are with Capt. Pletcher's Task Force. Radio
Meridian and Lincoln.
4:38 p.m. Large group of demonstrators (VVAW) Meridian
and 18 Street.
4:41 p.m. 17 Street and Meridian - 17 Street and Alton
VVAW demo. soaking toilet tissue in gasoline, may set buses
4:41 p.m. 23 Street and Liberty - 20 demonstrators -
4:45 p.m. 17 Street and Alton Road - 35 Zippies -
4:34 p.m. 18 Street and Meridian - VVAW (35) have gas masks
5:00 p.m. North on Meridian - 300-400 - Active
5:00 p.m. Flamingo - 250 demonstrators - Active at
5:00 p.m. Park from 21 Street (Collins Park) - 50
sticks and bottles - need more police unit - Active at 5:02
5:03 p.m. 20 Street and Park - 50 Demo's turning over
Volkswagon - Active
5:03 p.m. 21 Street and Washington - group slashing
tires - Active
5:10 p.m. Gate 12 - Demo's trying to infiltrate
between buses - Active
5:11 p.m. 19 Street and Washington - Demo's moved
barricades and let traffic through - Active
5:11 p.m. Front of Convention Hall - Building Dike -
5:14 p.m. Park Avenue and 20 Street - Two County
over - Eastern on a "3" - Active 5:14 p.m. Officer
Hernandez, Recruit, called - Motormen were driving down the
street and a garbage can was thrown which caused motors to
down. Hartman hit with a pipe. Active at 5:20
5:14 p.m. 17 Street and Collins - Dumpsters dumped -Sgt.
Dick Dengler advised.
5:24 p.m. Washington Avenue and 20 Street - Blocking
20 Street W/sandbags - Active
5:25 p.m. Michigan Avenue and Canal - VVAW 40-50
swimming in canal - Active
5:28 p.m. Washington and 19 Street - Limosine
with rocks and bleeding badly. Active at 5:28 - Four
ambulance on scene.
5:31 p.m. Pinetree between 26 and 30 Street - Request
two prisoner vans - Active
5:40 p.m. 19 Street and Meridian - demo's grouping
(100) - Active
5:35 p.m. Collins and Indian Creek - VVAW (300-500)
probable destination Fontainebleau Active at 5:42 p.m.
5:45 p.m. Above entry - still active - throwing rocks
and causing general disturbance.
5:50 p.m. 18 Street and Washington - Group of
surrounded by demo's - Active at 5:50. Got inside the
fence - QRU
at 5:55 p.m.
5:58 p.m. 300-500 VVAW's destination Fontainebleau -
5:58 p.m. 30 Street and Collins - Demo's sitting down
- FHP have group surrounded - Request van - Active
6:00 p.m. Sgt. Doug Taggerty
6:00 p.m. From 30 Street and Collins - 150 demo's
running South - Active 6 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Park and 20 Street - Demo's blocking traffic
6:05 p.m. 20 Hippies throwing junk and rocks in the
road in Fontainebleau area.
6:13 p.m. 20 Street and Collins - Demos slashing
MBPD requesting more units. Request made for two more
6:19 p.m. Park & 23 Street - MPD motorman being
attacked by demos.
6:29 p.m. Dade Boulevard
6:30 p.m. Per Recruit Ralph Hernandez at Capt.
Post, two motormen (PSD) Edward C. Hartman and Stutz (Park
20 Street, MB) Heard on radio that a woman needed help -
in her car by hippies. They responded - on the way
dumpsters were thrown in thir path. Officer Hartman
hit with a
metal pipe in left shoulder. Two other hippies pushed
over. Arrest made by MBPD.
6:30 p.m. Continued - Officer McGrory (PSD) sent over
help. His motor was hit by a woman in a car ($50
who pushed Hartman was booked at City of Miami Beach.
name unknown at this time. Hartman is in a Miami Beach
exact location unknown. Stutz is supposedly in good
6:35 p.m. Per Recruit Sheryl Corcoran - arrest are
being made by FHP at 23 Street and Collins Avenue.
6:40 p.m. Per Sgt. Ellis Smith - demo's vandalizing
cars all around South Beach - sporadic.
6:45 p.m. 80 males and 37 females arrested and they
are on their way to County Jail.
6:47 p.m. 17 Street and James - Police gasing the area
- demo's seen placing yellow objects around the building.
6:55 p.m. Per Lt. Wells - Officer Hartman is at South
Shore Hospital, Miami Beach, and is being released.
6:56 p.m. Washington and Lincoln - 25 Zippies using
mace on pedestrians.
7:04 p.m. 17 Street and Washington Avenue - 500
demo's blocking traffic on Washington Avenue.
7:10 p.m. 1,000-1,500 S.D.S. West on 17 Street from
7:10 p.m. Gate #9 - 17 Street between Meridian and
Washington - throwing rocks - request assistance from PSD.
7:11 p.m. Per Recruit Ralph Hernandez - 6 W/M's
7:16 p.m. 18 Street and James - gas being used by
7:18 p.m. Gate 9X - Captain Senk, PSD at gate 9X - Per
Recruit Sheryl Corcoran - PSD moved demo's West on
7:21 p.m. Gate 12X, Meridian Avenue - Demo's
attempting to turn over bus barricades.
7:23 p.m. Gate 6X - One demonstrator injured -
requested ambulance - QRU
7:30 p.m. From 17 Street North on Washington - Police
making sweep per Chief Lougheed.
7:31 p.m. Per Central District - Hartman was
transported to the
Station, he is going, he is suffering from internal
7:32 p.m. 2,000 S.D.S. at 19 Street and Collins Avenue
- Police request Aid.
7:33 p.m. Double Deck parking lot - Washington and 17
Street - 2,000 demonstrators. Police using gas.
7:44 p.m. 17 Street and Washington - Limosine being
surrounded by demonstrators.
7:47 p.m. 18 Street and Washington - PSD motorman
inhaled a large
dose of gas, he was taken to the hospital - Sgt. Ronald
7:55 p.m. 18 Street and Washington - demo's being
pushed North on Washington Avenue by gas and police line.
8:03 p.m. 17 Street and Meridian - 50 demo's blocking
8:07 p.m. Rear of the Convention Hall - reference
white Ford. Request all units stay clear - bomb advise
8:15 p.m. Lincoln Road Mall - 75 demo's running South
"trashing" 200 blocking.
8:17 p.m. Reference white Ford - pickup truck -
Request units stay clear.
8:47 p.m. 100 trashing - Leaving Park - moving North
on Meridian - PSD trying to stop them.
8:54 p.m. Tear gas being used - unknown if is a police
officer or a demonstrator.
9:00 p.m. Washington & 17 Street - 450-500
demonstrators, moving out (No)
9:03 p.m. Flamingo Park - demo's being contained in
park by tear gas.
9:10 p.m. East on 20 Street gas being used on 450-500
demo's (See 9:00 p.m.)
9:21 p.m. Demo's at 22 Street and Collins
9:30 p.m. West of Meridian - 200 Blocking traffic
9:34 p.m. 19 Street and Washington Avenue - Fire plug
open - street blocked - gas QRU at 9:57 p.m.
9:40 p.m. 450-500 demo's arriving at Doral
9:45 p.m. 19 Street and Washington - demos vandalizing
9:51 p.m. Per Mr. Page: Nothing much happening - only
small isolated groups.
9:52 p.m. Meridian and Lincoln Road - fragmented hand
left by a W/M, QRU at 9:57 p.m. Change to: Tear gas -
9:55 p.m. Doral - five vans requested for 450-500
10:00 p.m. North on Collins, 44 Street - 500
to the Doral. Requesting five additional vans.
10:07 p.m. Washington - 17 to Lincoln - 150-200 demo's
throwing rocks - heavy gas.
10:12 p.m. Doral - 900-1,000 predicted arrests.
10:22 p.m. Washington - 17 Street to Lincoln - demo's
10:30 p.m. 1,000 at Doral - 10 vans requested.
10:32 p.m. Washington - 14 to Lincoln - Rock throwing,
10:32 p.m. Small groups - North from Park
10:34 p.m. 19 Street and Collins - 150-200 Zippies
10:39 p.m. East on 11 Street from Park - 200 with
10:45 p.m. 1,000 demonstrators - Doral - arrests in
10:55 p.m. 250 arrests made.
10:39 p.m. North on Collins - 300 Demo's with clubs
11:25 p.m. Meridian and 17 Street - 20 Zippies
11:35 p.m. Julia Tuttle and A. Godfrey Road - 200-250
11:35 p.m. Indian Creek and 41 Street - 200 blocking
11:55 p.m. Per Chuck Reynolds, PIO, MPD: 200 being
arrested at Doral; 110 females at City Jail
12:10 a.m. QRU at Doral Beach
12:32 a.m. 670-680 arrests estimated by Dade County
12:32 a.m. 15th and Meridian - MPD making arrests.
6:00 a.m. Officer Ed Thompson
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