Shouts were exchanged between Councilman Michael Blynn and Mayor Andre Pierre Tuesday night as the North Miami city council prepared to vote on a controversial garbage pickup ordinance.
The ordinance, which came before the council on first reading, had already sparked controversy: The mayor's nephew, Ricardo Brutus, was arrested in March for allegedly accepting a $4,000 from a local businessman to ensure the ordinance was successful .
When Blynn, who opposed the ordinance, brought up the mayor's nephew, Pierre responded with a jab his own:
"What happens if I say your daughter is a prostitute?" Pierre shouted at Blynn.
The mayor's comment drew a sharp rebuke from Blynn's wife, who shouted at him from the podium.
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