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North Miami keeps it classy: Mayor apologizes for prostitution remark yelled at councilman

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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