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    What did happen to the Uhuru charter school?

    It seemed to fade away.

    http://cltampa.com/tampa/will-pinellas-accept-an-uhuru-charter-school/Content?oid=2030160#.Vdk8evlViko
  2. Thread: Community Partners

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    The Chief is doing a great job

    Some very favorable news coverage of SPPD is in today's St. Pete Tribune.

    http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/st-pete-chiefs-walk-talk-patrols-building-community-goodwill-20150201/

    The Chief and...
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    Tribute for Officer Kondek

    Please join Reggie Roundtree & Dave Wills as they host the Tribute for Officer Kondek on Saturday, Feb 28. So far, the music schedule is. . .

    • The Black Honkeys
    • Greg Billings Band...
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    Deadly violence on MLK Day

    The city came to sponsor an event on MLK Day known as "After the Parade". While not in the budget and not publicized, this street party on MLK Street South has built a following in the tens of...
  5. Thread: Community Partners

    by Tom
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    Maybe these traffic stops kept him from...

    Maybe these traffic stops kept him from committing more felonies and going back to prison.
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    Give IUPA a closer look. Any Union is as strong...

    Give IUPA a closer look. Any Union is as strong as you make it. One advantage of IUPA is a connection with other local unions through the AFL-CIO. You will meet and learn from other employees with...
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    link...

    link http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/08/23/st-pete-protesters-rally-around-mike-brown-shooting/14503285/
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    More poor reporting on Uhurus

    "St. Pete protesters rally around Mike Brown shooting" was the news story.


    Chanel 10 reported on the Uhurus this Saturday. They equated the Ferguson killing with every black criminal shot by...
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    Re: Tensions high between black and white officers?

    Mar 14 ?@MarkPuente
    Brk news: Asst #StPete PC Luke Williams say audit of promotion process isn't needed. He disagrees with mayor. http://bit.ly/1cZixXc
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    Re: PBA / FOP who’s your daddy

    Good leaders like Alex Sink fight to protect pensions and benefits. Don't be distracted by propaganda.
  11. Thread: Not so F.A.S.T.

    by Tom
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    Re: Not so F.A.S.T.

    They want to take responsibility but believe law enforcement authorities who give them a load of BS.

    Update on FAST:...
  12. Thread: Not so F.A.S.T.

    by Tom
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    Re: Not so F.A.S.T.

    F.A.S.T. has good intentions but is misguided. They demand that someone come in to the hood to clean up drug hot spots but F.A.S.T. won't do anything to mobilize hundreds of inner city church members...
  13. Thread: Happy MLK Day

    by Tom
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    Re: Happy MLK Day

    How much does the city spend on the "After the Parade" event?

    How many officers are working MLK Street?
  14. Re: Vote Sink for integrity

    Well said!
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    Re: Press conference to support accused criminals

    Go Davis served Mayor Rick Baker so if you don't like what Go did maybe you should criticize the boss. They just want to distract you while they grab your tax money at city hall.

    Baker is in the...
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    Re: Press conference to support accused criminals

    Two dozen knuckleheads don't represent thousands of southside residents. Being a racist prevents you from seeing that, you are not much different than the Uhurus.
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    St. Pete activists claim brutality

    South St. Pete activists claim brutality on part of St. Pete & Pinellas County officers

    Two reporters came to opposite conclusions.

    At a news conference the family of 32-year-old Anthony...
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    Press conference to support accused criminals

    South St. Pete activists claim brutality on part of St. Pete & Pinellas County officers

    Two reporters came to opposite conclusions.

    At a news conference the family of 32-year-old Anthony...
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    Re: Rick Kriseman for Mayor?

    Well said!
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    Re: Rick Kriseman for Mayor?

    So another Foster guy can't defend Foster. Why is the Foster team not able to rebut a single point?
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    Re: Rick Kriseman for Mayor?

    Here's the Times story- http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/st-petersburg-mayor-wins-endorsement-from-police-and-fire-union/2114842

    And more comments-
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    Re: Rick Kriseman for Mayor?

    I posted 10 criticisms of Bill Foster. You have nothing to say about that, do you?
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    Re: Rick Kriseman for Mayor?

    Kriseman would be my second choice after Ford.

    Unions caved in early by endorsing Foster and will lose some public support....
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    Re: Who is responsible for tent slashing?

    I don't think it's fair to continue to blame officers or the police department for a decision made at city hall. This incident generated lots of anger aimed at cops. Most people didn't look at all...
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    Who is responsible for tent slashing?

    The Times published a story today about a hard working police officer who earned several big promotions. Buried in that story is brief mention of the infamous tent slashing incident that was captured...
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    Re: Bill Foster Pushes Tax Break for Felon

    I don't know about all that but now he is applying keen insights to help us get the most from our budget. Besides your past disagreement with him to find any thing wrong with his article? Do you...
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    Re: Bill Foster Pushes Tax Break for Felon

    St. Petersburg budget shortfall includes money spent on RNC party at the Trop
    By Mark Puente, Times Staff Writer

    ...
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    Re: Bill Foster Pushes Tax Break for Felon

    Is Bill Foster Flip-Flopping?
    by Gene "Doc" Webb


    http://oldnortheast.patch.com/blog_posts/is-bill-foster-flip-flopping?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001

    Please sign the petition-...
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    Re: Bill Foster Pushes Tax Break for Felon

    Foster's Flat Tax proposal has generated more and more opposition while he's so far deflected criticism to firefighters, police and their unions.

    Monday's editorial points to this.


    Actually...
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    Re: Bill Foster Pushes Tax Break for Felon

    Update here: http://www.pennyforpinellas.net/2012/08/stop-unfair-st.html
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    Re: Bill Foster Pushes Tax Break for Felon

    What will happen to union contracts if the courts throw out $10 million in new revenue because the state constitution exempts homesteads from property taxes?
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    Re: Bill Foster Pushes Tax Break for Felon

    Fire readiness fee will cost DeBartolo Capital $2,375 while a 1 mil increase would cost $115,800.00. He will save about 98% of his tax bill thanks to Foster.
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    Bill Foster Pushes Tax Break for Felon

    Yesterday city council voted for the new Foster Fire Tax after the mayor made a personal plea for his most important constituent, Eddie DeBartolo.

    It seems the mayor would like support from public...
  34. Re: PBA newsletter sends a profane message to the governor

    Thanks Bro for a story worth the read. My favorite comment was by forchass22



    Funny but very true. Scott knows he should be in prison for Medicare fraud.
  35. Re: Meet the Uhurus, an honest investigation from Philly

    The trouble is innocent people get hurt when they stir up trouble. Uhuru organizers stir up teenagers but stay a safe distance back to enjoy the mayhem.

    Better to tell the truth about them and...
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    Private Prisons not "Smart on Crime"

    Private-prisons lobby for their own interests-imprisoning more people and keeping them in jail longer-and not ours.
    The result may be more crime as poorly run prisons allow gangs to grow and...
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    Private Prisons not "Smart on Crime"

    Private-prisons lobby for their own interests-imprisoning more people and keeping them in jail longer-and not ours.
    The result may be more crime as poorly run prisons allow gangs to grow and...
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    Private Prisons not "Smart on Crime"

    Private-prisons lobby for their own interests-imprisoning more people and keeping them in jail longer-and not ours.
    The result may be more crime as poorly run prisons allow gangs to grow and...
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    Private Prisons not "Smart on Crime"

    Private-prisons lobby for their own interests-imprisoning more people and keeping them in jail longer-and not ours.
    The result may be more crime as poorly run prisons allow gangs to grow and...
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    Re: The Teamsters goals with FL DOC

    What are "The Teamsters goals with FL DOC?" Here is your answer.



    Join, pay your dues, participate and help set the agenda. Then start working with other unions to push back against Rick...
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    Prison Privatization as Political Payback

    By: Lee A. Saunders, Fire Dog Lake

    http://my.firedoglake.com/leesaunders/2011/06/14/prison-privatization-as-political-payback/
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    Prison Privatization as Political Payback

    By: Lee A. Saunders, Fire Dog Lake

    http://my.firedoglake.com/leesaunders/2011/06/14/prison-privatization-as-political-payback/
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    Prison Privatization as Political Payback

    By: Lee A. Saunders, Fire Dog Lake

    http://my.firedoglake.com/leesaunders/2011/06/14/prison-privatization-as-political-payback/
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    Sign the petition to recall Rick Scott.

    I was at the opening Rays game and the protest was big.

    If you want the right to recall Scott and any other state officials that deserve this please sign the petition.
    ...
  45. Re: Your Florida Chamber of Commerce working for you?

    If that Florida Chamber of Commerce ad makes you mad (and it should!), see how we are fighting back:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89f4F5uwqzY FEA-sponsored TV ad


    ...
  46. We've got to lead by example,'' said Haridopolos

    That's an incredible video. at 2 minutes 15 seconds Mike Haridopolos says "Lets reward the best teachers with higher pay". His boss Mark Wilson of the Florida Chamber says "Putting teachers first...
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    Re: Rick Baker's new book--from TBO

    After leaving his job as mayor Baker was given a job at USF for $200K per year. Apparently he was given enough free time to write this book.

    Rick Scott says we need a 5% tax on public employees...
  48. Re: Companion to John Thrasher's union dues bill moves forward

    Good to know this about Hooper. He is one of the few republicans who seem to be friends of working people. If more people get out on the street maybe he and a few others will fight hard enough for...
  49. Re: Thrasher's union dues bill; Is Ed Hooper a friend or foe?

    Is Ed Hooper a friend or foe? Perhaps he has good intentions for police and firefighters but his bill would work to divide and destroy the labor movement. Maybe some think the destruction of the...
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    Re: Florida House bill would raise retirement age...

    Republicans have thought this out and their answer is to eliminate seniority so the most valuable officers go first and the inexperienced rookies can do "the same job" for much lower pay. They...
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    March 18th, 22nd, 25th, 29th, April 4th, stand for labor

    Mark your calendars for these future events scheduled to combat the anti-worker attitude and legislation moving through the 2011 Florida Legislative Session, make sure your union is represented:

    ...
  52. DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED TO PENSION TAX- HB1405

    HOUSE REPUBLICAN PENSION TAX CLEARS SUBCOMMITTEE; DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED



    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- In committee Thursday night, House Democratic Caucus members voted in opposition to a...
  53. DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED TO PENSION TAX- HB1405

    HOUSE REPUBLICAN PENSION TAX CLEARS SUBCOMMITTEE; DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED



    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- In committee Thursday night, House Democratic Caucus members voted in opposition to a...
  54. DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED TO PENSION TAX- HB1405

    HOUSE REPUBLICAN PENSION TAX CLEARS SUBCOMMITTEE; DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED



    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- In committee Thursday night, House Democratic Caucus members voted in opposition to a...
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    DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED TO PENSION TAX- HB1405

    HOUSE REPUBLICAN PENSION TAX CLEARS SUBCOMMITTEE; DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED



    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- In committee Thursday night, House Democratic Caucus members voted in opposition to a...
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    DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED TO PENSION TAX- HB1405

    DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED TO PENSION TAX- HB1405



    HOUSE REPUBLICAN PENSION TAX CLEARS SUBCOMMITTEE; DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED



    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- In committee Thursday night, House...
  57. DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED TO PENSION TAX- HB1405

    HOUSE REPUBLICAN PENSION TAX CLEARS SUBCOMMITTEE; DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED



    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- In committee Thursday night, House Democratic Caucus members voted in opposition to a...
  58. DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED TO PENSION TAX- HB1405

    HOUSE REPUBLICAN PENSION TAX CLEARS SUBCOMMITTEE; DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OPPOSED



    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- In committee Thursday night, House Democratic Caucus members voted in opposition to a...
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    Re: FPF Session Legislative Report - March 7-11

    Divide and conquer only works when we fall for it. Wisconsin police and fire did not fall for it and instead stood together with teachers and other workers. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tried to...
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    Re: Florida Law Makers Take Aim At Busting Unions

    Unions mount mild but steady protest against stream of anti-union bills
    Mary Ellen Klas, St. Pete Times/Miami Herald

    As Republican lawmakers continue a steady drip of legislation aimed at...
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    Re: What are Uhuru's really about?

    They are really about collecting lots of "charitable donations" that send the Waller family on fabulous vacations in Europe and Africa every year.


    Every thing else is just a means to an end. An...
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    Re: Uroo March

    Participating in their march only makes them seem important. Its usually a bad idea to protest hate groups because on their own these tiny groups struggle to get a few dozen people out and thus...
  63. Changing the FL Retirement System – Fiscally Irresponsible

    Changing the Florida Retirement System – the Single Most Fiscally Irresponsible Mistake the Legislature Can Make

    Many local and state workers including teachers, clerks, police officers,...
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    Tell Rick Scott that you support your union & pension

    While the gov is charging ahead with plans to kill all public sector unions and pensions there is one more week before the legislature meets and a chance to get him to reconsider.

    I don't blame...
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    Uhuru says its "refreshing" to see cops murdered

    "Facts are facts" posted some startling information. But what can you do about it? Chief Harmon can't do much about this incitement as long as the first amendment gives us all freedom of speech. ...
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    Re: School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Besides paying state taxes to support this group it does not have much impact on you.

    They have been a disruptive force in the past and would like to be again in the future. They have tried to...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a killer who murdered 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a murderer who killed 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a murderer who killed 4 Oakland...
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    School of Hate: Uhuru Charter School

    Your tax dollars may once again go to work building the Uhuru Movement.

    Florida taxpayers have funded this violent hate group that led the demonstration last year to honor a murderer who killed 4...
  80. Thread: Condolences

    by Tom
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    Re: Condolences and an apology for the Uhuru gang

    My condolences go out to the Officers and their families, for their loss, GOD Bless you all.

    I also offer an apology, for as Florida taxpayers we have funded this violent hate group that led the...
  81. Re: Meet the Uhurus, an honest investigation from Philly

    Members of your agency are hooked up with them?[/quote]

    This quote is bogus. Rick Scott's people tell lies but offer no evidence for this ridiculous claim about Alex Sink.

    I don't know who in...
  82. Re: Uhuru school on track to spend your tax money

    "More power to them" says County Commissioner Susan Latvala in support of a taxpayer funded school to be run by the Uhuru Movement.

    That was said two years ago as the leaders of the African...
  83. Re: Don't let Rick Scott mess with your pension

    Bringing new hires in without a pension is the beginning of the end for every body else's pension. You want to let Scott split the union. That is exactly what will happen when new members have...
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    Re: Paris Avenue- “Break the Silence"

    Another summer program reached hundreds of students with the message that they need to "Speak Up, Speak Now". Kids are learning to give information to police to protect themselves and their...
  85. Re: Florida PBA and Fraternal Order of Police endorse Alex Sink

    Thank you for posting this endorsement for Alex Sink and Rod Smith and giving us facts to study before we vote. Sink and Smith have a solid record while Scott is the opposite. His involvement in...
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    Re: Paris Avenue- “Break the Silence"-Community Celebration

    Please come on by this Saturday at noon and enjoy some music and lunch. A lot of work is now being done on several homes on and near Paris Avenue. Residents can see real change.

    We tell them...
  87. Thread: Legislative Alert

    by Tom
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    Re: Legislative Alert

    Please call your representative immediately. The Legislature will adjourn on
    April 30 so there is no time for a letter.

    Here is a legislative updates regarding SB 610 and HB 417 which will gut ...
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    Re: SPEAK UP OR LOSE YOUR RIGHTS!!

    Please read this and call your representative immediately. The Legislature will adjourn on
    April 30 so there is no time for a letter, call immediately. A basic message that you can put in your...
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    Re: ALERT, IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED ON SB610

    Please read this and call your representative immediately. The Legislature will adjourn on
    April 30 so there is no time for a letter, call immediately. A basic message that you can put in your...
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    Re: Paris Avenue- “Break the Silence"

    We don't have the luxury of waiting for a new administration. We can't save the world but we do what we can to save the kids from the few blocks in our area.

    Over the last 5 years SPPD has: ...
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    Re: Paris Avenue - “Break the Silence"

    Today's St. Pete Times has discovered that there is a lot of shooting in South St. Pete. http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/crimes-with-guns-all-too-frequent/1085023

    They don't say...
  92. Thread: Paris Avenue

    by Tom
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    Re: Paris Avenue-Break the Silence

    Today's St. Pete Times has discovered that there is a lot of shooting in South St. Pete. http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/crimes-with-guns-all-too-frequent/1085023

    They don't say...
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    Re: Paris Avenue- “Break the Silence"

    Today's St. Pete Times has discovered that there is a lot of shooting in South St. Pete. http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/crimes-with-guns-all-too-frequent/1085023

    They don't say...
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    Re: Break the Silence-The Paris Avenue Naming

    Today's St. Pete Times has discovered that there is a lot of shooting in South St. Pete. http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/crimes-with-guns-all-too-frequent/1085023

    They don't say...
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    “Break the Silence"

    The Paris Avenue naming will honor the life of a young murder victim and highlight the Paris Project to “Break the Silence". This Silence among witnesses to crime (the "no snitch" rule) allows...
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    “Break the Silence"

    The Paris Avenue naming will honor the life of a young murder victim and highlight the Paris Project to “Break the Silence". This Silence among witnesses to crime (the "no snitch" rule) allows...
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    “Break the Silence"

    The Paris Avenue naming will honor the life of a young murder victim and highlight the Paris Project to “Break the Silence". This Silence among witnesses to crime (the "no snitch" rule) allows...
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    “Break the Silence"

    The Paris Avenue naming will honor the life of a young murder victim and highlight the Paris Project to “Break the Silence". This Silence among witnesses to crime (the "no snitch" rule) allows...
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    Re: Paris Avenue - “Break the Silence"

    The majority of criminals who plague South St. Pete drug holes are white.

    Drug sales and prostitution require a buyer as well as a seller. South St. Pete drug sellers are mostly black while the...
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    Break the Silence-The Paris Avenue Naming

    The Paris Avenue naming will honor the life of a young murder victim and highlight the Paris Project to “Break the Silence". This Silence among witnesses to crime (the "no snitch" rule) allows...
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    Paris Avenue - “Break the Silence"

    The Paris Avenue naming will honor the life of a young murder victim and highlight the Paris Project to “Break the Silence". This Silence among witnesses to crime (the "no snitch" rule) allows...
  102. Thread: Paris Avenue

    by Tom
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    Paris Avenue

    Paris Avenue naming- “Break the Silence"
    The Paris Avenue naming will honor the life of a young murder victim and highlight the Paris Project to “Break the Silence". This Silence among witnesses to...
  103. Thread: Police cuts again?

    by Tom
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    Re: Police cuts again?

    The Pier management is considering cutting 3-7 percent. I went to the town hall meeting and asked that the city consider cutting 100% of the annual subsidy by closing it either permanently or...
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    Paris Avenue- “Break the Silence"

    The Paris Avenue naming will honor the life of a young murder victim and highlight the Paris Project to “Break the Silence". This Silence among witnesses to crime (the "no snitch" rule) allows...
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    Support Janet Clark

    Who says the word "hoodlum" is racist? I had never thought of it as a racist word until the Times suggested it. I don't believe that Janet Clark meant to offend anyone but the young criminals who...
  106. Replies
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    Re: Typical southside behavior

    That's right. We need some clear thinking to help this school restore itself. Not name calling.
    Most kids at JHop want to learn and belong to something. When the school board let gangs and bullies...
  107. Replies
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    Re: No, not typical southside behavior

    This school had a good principal who insisted on discipline. She was fired and soon everything fell apart.

    A parent volunteer told me that teachers were required to be out in the halls and...
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    Conversation between a Democrat and a Republican...?

    A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her
    altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse
    me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him...
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    Re: Put a Muzzle on Him!!

    How far do you think that will go? How many additional officers will that give? She pulled that from her azz as she does most other things....that's just one example.[/quote]

    If you have a...
  110. Replies
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    Re: Put a Muzzle on Him!!

    Funny how the chief comes out against Wagman who says we need more officers and Ford who wants a tougher stand against crime.
    Foster and Gibbons? The administration has no problem with them.
    ...
  111. Replies
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    Re: Put a Muzzle on Him!!

    I was at that forum. I was surprised that a candidate would be so honest with us. In this case the truth is painful to accept but we need to know. Too many residents blame the police department for...
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    Re: Gibbons Playing Dirty, but tells the truth

    Gibbons may or may not know what his associates at Amscot are doing to help him by hurting Foster. But the postcards tell the truth. If you say the truth makes Foster look bad, then, why do you like...
  113. Meet the Uhurus, an honest investigation from Philly

    Meet the real Uhurus


    Local media present the myth of the Uhuru movement as "black activists" who work to improve conditions for black residents and protect citizens from an abusive police...
  114. Thread: Mayor's race

    by Tom
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    Vote for Ford for Mayor

    I plan to vote for Ford as I did 8 years ago. But I am open minded and as a union member I weigh carefully the union endorsement.

    To the Foster supporters out there please give a few reasons why...
  115. Thread: Council Candidates

    by Tom
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    1,447

    Help elect Joe Smith

    Joe Smith stands out in so many ways. We need a good honest thoughtful person on council. He deserves our support, donations, phone calls, letters to the editor, knocking on doors, etc.

    The...
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    It could all be a false rumor

    Da real story says

    If any one has first hand knowledge I invite you to post it here or contact the Times.

    I don't want to be spreading a false rumor but my source seemed certain of the facts. ...
  117. Replies
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    Did Deveron Gibbons threaten a St. Pete officer?

    Did Deveron Gibbons threaten to fire a St. Pete officer?

    What I heard was that he was stopped for speeding this week and told the officer "when I'm mayor I'll have you fired".
  118. Re: St. Petersburg Candidate Forum-Tuesday, July 14, 6pm

    To Seeing is Believing, you can join the majority in not voting if you really don't like the choices. I understand the frustration with our ballot choices in state and national elections but our...
  119. Re: St. Petersburg Candidate Forum-Tuesday, July 14, 6pm

    Ford vs. Foster or Gibbons

    Seeing is Believing says:


    Actually Ford has a good track record for getting things done and is the only candidate to release detailed plans. Criticize her if you...
  120. Re: St. Petersburg Candidate Forum-Tuesday, July 14, 6pm

    Ford is wise not to promise to fire Chief Harmon or any one else. She should keep her options open as a new mayor and review all top positions. As the leader in the only publicly available poll...
  121. Re: St. Petersburg Candidate Forum-Tuesday, July 14, 6pm

    "Loose cannon"? Why would you say that? These anonymous comments add nothing to the debate. Do you have a reason for saying this or is it just to boost another candidate?

    Ford has had a good...
  122. Replies
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    St. Petersburg Candidate Forum-July 14, 6pm

    St. Petersburg City Council & Mayoral Candidate Forum
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 6:00 to 10:00 PM
    Mirror Lake Lyceum, 737 – 3rd Ave. North, St. Petersburg

    **Open to interested union members and...
  123. St. Petersburg Candidate Forum-Tuesday, July 14, 6pm

    St. Petersburg City Council & Mayoral Candidate Forum
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 6:00 to 10:00 PM
    Mirror Lake Lyceum, 737 – 3rd Ave., North, St. Petersburg

    **Open to interested union members and...
  124. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
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    Re: Do Something!

    You choose which union will represent you. When you actively participate you make it stronger. I am well served by the UAW. I like having a strong union with a lot of clout.

    We represent...
  125. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    2
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    1,136

    Re: Do Something!

    We don't control the wasted money spent by the city. Funding for crazy things like the Uhuru community center came from politicians like Rick Baker and Bill Young. The Dome and extra roads to...
  126. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
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    Re: Do Something!

    Having stronger support from residents of high crime areas does make a big difference but does not substitute for adequate funding.

    When lots of community organizations have a realistic picture of...
  127. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
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    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  128. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    2
    Views
    963

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  129. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    782

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  130. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    2
    Views
    932

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  131. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    609

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  132. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
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    531

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  133. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    972

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  134. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    4,705

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  135. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    6
    Views
    916

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  136. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    657

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  137. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    578

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  138. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    2
    Views
    1,136

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  139. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    496

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  140. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    4
    Views
    1,749

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  141. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    634

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  142. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    806

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  143. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    744

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  144. Thread: Do Something!

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    825

    Do Something!

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  145. Thread: Do Something

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
    Views
    385

    Do Something

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  146. Thread: DO SOMETHING

    by Tom
    Replies
    0
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    592

    DO SOMETHING

    UAW Local 3056 deputies: 'We're there because we care'

    Gwynne Marie Cobb writes in Solidarity


    The July/August issue will be on line soon at this link: http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/index.php...
  147. Replies
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    Obama respects firefighter's picket line

    America's mayors chose to hold their conference where they would cross the firefighter picket line but Obama stood in solidarity with union members. Hooray for Obama! :D



    -- Anne Lindberg,...
  148. The Momentum is Ours! Finally some good news for workers

    HJR 1013 and SJR 1908 Update

    Thanks to all of your hard work and determination, state legislators decided to forego their anti-worker campaign and focus on the real problems facing Floridians. ...
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    Crime Watch has an excellent safety record.

    Its common for people to warn us gangsters will shoot but that's pretty much a myth. A widely believed myth. Sure, they shoot each other all the time but they haven't yet hurt one of our members....
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    crime watch

    Bartlett Park Crime Watch

    Bartlett Park Crime Watch is accepting applications for a Citizen's Patrol Training Class and invites volunteers to join our patrol.

    Crime Watch is using this...
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    Uhuru offer: $1,500 to police who break 'code of silence'

    Just when things were going so well we have this absurd "offer". This "No Snitchin'", crack dealers best friend, movement is back and the press is pretending its news.

    I wondered what the 6 ...
  152. Re: STOP THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE'S ATTACK ON OUR RIGHTS!

    This link is to the list of Representatives and their votes on the so called Save Our Secret Ballot that passed the house yesterday. This misleading name is a distraction from the effort to lower...
  153. Replies
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    Southside residents march to support SPPD

    A revolution has come to south St. Pete. Hundreds came out for 2 marches in 2 weeks to "Stop the Madness". Families of homicide victims are demanding residents start reporting crime instead of...
  154. STOP THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE'S ATTACK ON OUR RIGHTS!

    The Florida Legislature is currently considering two Joint Resolutions that will place a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution that will block the major provision of the Employee Free Choice...
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    What about the 4 murdered Oakland cops?

    You guys are more concerned about what African Americans choose to call themselves than about a local movement that is trying to make a hero out of a cop killer and rapist.

    At least you let us...
  156. Replies
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    Re: Uhuru parade to honor murderer Lovelle Mixon

    Its hard to believe that these strange people could celebrate a cop killer. In their cult like world this must be normal.

    The Uhuru blog in Philly is backtracking and making excuses for this...
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    Re: Uhuru Charter School, some background information

    I looked up some old newspaper stories about Doug to refresh my memory. In the years after the '96 riots he was hired to run a city funded University of South Florida Urban Initiative that was...
  158. Replies
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    Re: Uhuru Charter School Opening Soon?

    Thanks for those comments.
    Ben, I think you underestimate the potential of this group to influence life here in south St. Pete. You say "the Uhurus are still a small club of idiots in St...
  159. Replies
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    Uhuru Charter School Opening Soon?

    Monday's St. Pete Times will have news of a new job for Doug Tuthill running the Florida private school subsidy program.

    In this story Ron Matus looks at Tuthills role as an educator over ten...
  160. Thread: Crime on 34th st

    by Tom
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    1,275

    Support the 34th Street Federation

    I have been out on the citizens patrol with the 34th Street Federation and I know they make a difference. We see a constant flow of drugs, prostitution and dangerous criminals. The patrol disrupts...
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    Times sinks back down to helping thugs incite violence

    Take a look at the times web site today.

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/pinellas/

    At the top of the page is a photo of protestors accusing the police of murder. No context. No explanation of how...
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    CONA Agenda - Wednesday June 18 Meeting

    Crime in St. Pete is on the CONA Agenda for the June 18 Meeting.
    Elected officials and candidates will be there so this is a great chance to make your voice heard.

    CONA Agenda -Wednesday June 18...
  163. In today's Parade: Would You Pay More for Police?

    Parade Intelligence Report - Government Watch - Would You Pay More for Police?

    St. Pete likes to blame recruiting problems on the national climate described in this article. This is part of the...
  164. Replies
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    Lets Focus on the Problem

    Lets Focus on the Problem

    Public Citizen made a valuable observation on the Bay News 9 "report" that was more a promotion of the Uhurus.

    We have a right to demand that the media look for the...
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    The Times may be hearing the public

    Today's editorial was a departure from their usual job of merely reprinting Uhuru press releases. Some criticism of the reckless incitement of violence (with the complicity of the media) and the...
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    "we will congratulate him for protecting the...

    "we will congratulate him for protecting the community"
    We need to do this. These officers are doing a tough job keeping teens from hurting each other.
    During the past few years several young...
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    St. Pete Times

    Dinosaur said:

    Its worth a try. We have a long way to go to get balanced coverage of this group. For two days the Times has kept the Uhurus on top of their Pinellas web page....
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    Joe citizen wrote:

    Good points Joe, but a look at the Times web site shows them putting the Uhurus right at the top of their page. The headline reads "Uhurus: Teen was unarmed, 'murdered' by police".
    There must be...
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    Reach out to your brothers and sisters in the labor movement

    Things are looking tough for public employees. Your friends in organized labor are ready to give support. Let other unions, neighborhoods and civic groups hear your side of the story.

    Police and...
  170. Act Now: Public Safety Officers Deserve a Voice at Work

    As the first on the scene during local and national emergencies, public safety officers deserve the right to speak out and be heard at work.

    Still, tens of thousands of our nation’s firefighters...
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    Charles McKenzie is the best choice for Dist. 55

    I know all three candidates and Charles McKenzie is my choice for Dist. 55.

    When an outstanding public servant like Charles McKenzie comes forward I am proud to support him. He has raised the...
  172. 30 days in jail for shooting Chicago police officer

    Hard to believe.

    This is why we need groups like Courtwatch to demand the maximum sentence and to hold judges accountable.
  173. Thread: Baywalk Manifesto!

    by Tom
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    Howard Troxler

  174. Thread: Baywalk Manifesto!

    by Tom
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    5,515

    southside residents respect the law and support our officers

    I have lived most of my life in south St. Pete. I have seen a small minority give our community a bad name. I live a few blocks from the corner of Newton and MLK, which is the subject of discussion...
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    The International Museum is an interesting story.

    I lost this link un the last post:
    http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/blurbex/2007/12/21/yet-another-bailout-by-mayor-baker-and-the-st-pete-times/
  176. Replies
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    The International Museum is an interesting story.

    ita alot of smoke is looking at all the money that goes out the door for the benefit of a few special people.


    We need to get a handle on this wasteful spending so that we can pay our city...
  177. Thread: Baywalk Manifesto!

    by Tom
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    5,515

    How much responsibility should we assign to Mel Sembler?

    This is a privately owned mall.

    I read many thoughtful comments here on the need for a better response from SPPD. OK, but the management also needs to get their act together. Maybe a lawsuit...
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    Thanks for telling the truth

    The Uhurus have a lot of friends in city and county government and at the universities. These techies are working hard to help the poor and build a better world by building the movement. They have...
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    Thanks for sending in your comments.

    We could use some luck but this does work.

    This is not an alternative to law enforcement but rather another additional strategy.

    The march worked on my block in South St. Pete when we did it...
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    Help spread the word: Anti drug march is back.

    You are invited this Friday to : UP WITH HOPE-North Greenwood March


    http://newsouthstpete.blogspot.com/2007/11/up-with-hope-north-greenwood-march.html
  181. Replies
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    help spread the word: Anti drug march

    You are invited this Friday to : UP WITH HOPE-North Greenwood March

    http://newsouthstpete.blogspot.com/2007/11/up-with-hope-north-greenwood-march.html
  182. You are invited this Friday to : UP WITH HOPE-North Greenwoo

    You are invited this Friday to : UP WITH HOPE-North Greenwood March


    http://newsouthstpete.blogspot.com/2007/11/up-with-hope-north-greenwood-march.html
  183. Anti drug march -please participate and help spread the word

    You are invited this Friday to : UP WITH HOPE-North Greenwood March.

    http://newsouthstpete.blogspot.com/2007/11/up-with-hope-north-greenwood-march.html
  184. Anti drug march -please participate and help spread the word

    You are invited this Friday to : UP WITH HOPE-North Greenwood March

    http://newsouthstpete.blogspot.com/2007/11/up-with-hope-north-greenwood-march.html
  185. Thread: Uhurus

    by Tom
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    1,786

    Should city council give our tax money to the Uhurus?

    This may seem like a crazy question but strange things have been happening here in St. Pete.

    Concerned Citizen has posed some important questions. A brief overview on city funding is found in New...
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    We Southside residents support our police department!

    If you spend a little time in our part of town you will find that not many consider the Uhurus leaders of anything.

    The media present them as spokesman for the 25,000 who live here. This is...
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    Thanks for posting the link, there are more comments.

    Bartlett Park blog:

    http://bartlettpark.blogspot.com/2007/09/quality-of-life-corrodes.html
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