The Miami Model

The Miami model — tactics employed by police during demonstrations in Miami, Florida relating to the negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) trade agreement in November 2003. State Attorney Kathy Fernandez Rundle responded to allegations of police brutality by saying “The police were very professional, very controlled… I think we have a model here for the rest of the world to emulate in the future when these sort of events take place.”