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(Care2)   Tampa jails releasing criminals into the community in order to make cells available for those who might dare protest the GOP convention   (care2.com) divider line 534
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2012-08-26 12:16:59 AM  
priorities.
 
2012-08-26 12:20:06 AM  
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2012-08-26 12:21:52 AM  
"To the agitators and anarchists who want only to bring a dark cloud to this event..."

I think Isaac's got the dark cloud part covered already.
 
2012-08-26 12:28:42 AM  
Now, now, noiw, subby, you have SUCH bad suspicions about the GOP's ulterior motives.

In reality, these are the people that the God fearing Police Forces are going to use to justify ketteling and then "dispersing" the "subversives", so that we won't have to make an example out of "Real Americans".

I'd hate to be stuck in Tampa, in any case.
 
2012-08-26 12:29:20 AM  
Sounds like Monday will be one big fun frolic in Tampa.
 
2012-08-26 12:40:15 AM  
the agitators and anarchists who want only to bring a dark cloud to this event

Racist.
 
2012-08-26 12:44:48 AM  

Atypical Person Reading Fark: Sounds like Monday will be one big fun frolic in Tampa.


One can only hope.
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2012-08-26 12:46:27 AM  
Because Florida legitimately wants to help people.
 
2012-08-26 12:49:06 AM  
Or to free up space for all the Republicans caught soliciting prostitutes (male or otherwise).
 
2012-08-26 12:51:48 AM  
I really hope this is exaggeration or something taken out of context.
 
2012-08-26 12:52:41 AM  

kmmontandon: Or to free up space for all the Republicans caught soliciting prostitutes (male or otherwise).


Nah. They'd never see the inside of a jail cell.
 
2012-08-26 12:53:12 AM  
By Monday night, it will be hard to tell the visitors from the parolees anyway.

/they don't keep records of anything in Florida
 
2012-08-26 12:53:27 AM  
What could possibly go AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HE'S STABBING ME!!!!!
 
2012-08-26 12:59:08 AM  
FTFA: If only the police were directing their efforts toward the criminals inside of the convention rather than the protesters calling for justice outside...

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2012-08-26 01:06:51 AM  

SilentStrider: kmmontandon: Or to free up space for all the Republicans caught soliciting prostitutes (male or otherwise).

Nah. They'd never see the inside of a jail cell.


Too bad for them. Then the buttsex would be free!
 
2012-08-26 01:18:56 AM  
Just how bad of a person am I for kinda hoping a RNC delegate has a crime committed upon them because of this?
 
2012-08-26 01:23:56 AM  

GAT_00: Just how bad of a person am I for kinda hoping a RNC delegate has a crime committed upon them because of this?


the hurricane hits. a couple of high ranking GOP types stumble out into the storm, get lost and mixed up in the crowd with a bunch of protesters. the cops sweep 'em all up and put them all in the same jail cell. due to power outages and storm related chaos...identities are not verified for three weeks. the Republicans are left in general population, to experience the full extent of their preferred form of merciless justice.

I wonder how they handle it?
 
2012-08-26 01:25:25 AM  
How republican of them.

Will they at least give the protesters a Freedom Cage twenty blocks away in which to demonstrate?
 
2012-08-26 01:29:23 AM  

brianbankerus: How republican of them.

Will they at least give the protesters a Freedom Cage twenty blocks away in which to demonstrate?


I'm pretty sure the cops will suspend the bill of rights for the duration of the hurricane. Because um...danger and stuff.
 
2012-08-26 01:40:22 AM  
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"People of Tampa! This is your liberation!"
 
2012-08-26 01:40:23 AM  

Weaver95: brianbankerus: How republican of them.

Will they at least give the protesters a Freedom Cage twenty blocks away in which to demonstrate?

I'm pretty sure the cops will suspend the bill of rights for the duration of the hurricane. Because um...danger and stuff.


Right, it's a state of emergency. Doesn't matter, nobody gives the protesters any screen time anyhow. They're too busy airing the uncut speech of Ann Romney.
 
2012-08-26 01:50:59 AM  

GAT_00: Just how bad of a person am I for kinda hoping a RNC delegate has a crime committed upon them because of this?


Probably not worse than usual. You're already a bad person.
 
2012-08-26 02:40:08 AM  
I just captured some video of the RNC's keynote speaker for this year, and posted it to youtube for you FARKers to enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9bPV0iN0nE
 
2012-08-26 03:24:31 AM  

Weaver95: I really hope this is exaggeration or something taken out of context.


The inmates held at one jail have been moved to other jails in the same county (there is more than one jail in Hillsborough county). No sentenced inmates have been released on bond, that is simply not legal. The article is wrong.

There have been no arrests related to the RNC in Hillsborough county, There have been two tangentially related in Pinellas county - you can see the RNC bookings at a special link on the jail's website.

The Hillsborough county jail website may also be queried as well here.

The jail has added more staff, and increased medical staff to more rapidly process persons arrested into and out of the jail. As most crimes will be very minor additional seats in the waiting room, as well as additional telephones have been added so those arrested need not go to a cell, but arrange their release in the waiting room to get them home as quickly as possible.

Another local news station noted that if they have the same number of arrests the person arrested could be processed into and out of the jail in just 20 minutes. All misdemeanors have scheduled bonds as do many felonies. In Pinellas there is a similar bond schedule, and they have streamlined their ROR procedures down to a few hours.

As an example of the efficiency of the jail before these upgrades were implement look at the processing of a Occupy Tampa protester who was arrested in January. She was booked at about 10:30PM and out just before 3AM, not too bad - 5 hours. These upgrades should improve that and get people back to what they want to be doing rather than sitting in jail. (she had 1 count dropped, and entered a deferred prosecution program for the second and successfully completed it without a conviction record.)

The public defender has all hands on deck to help those arrested immediately upon their entry into the jail. The Clerk of the Court is also moving staff temporarily to the jail and advisory and arraignments will be handled virtually around the clock.

A less hyperbolic article may be found at a local television station, BayNews9.

Remember, the jail does not arrest anyone, they simply process those arrested and their goal is to get those who can be released out as quickly as possible.
 
2012-08-26 03:27:16 AM  

SilentStrider: kmmontandon: Or to free up space for all the Republicans caught soliciting prostitutes (male or otherwise).

Nah. They'd never see the inside of a jail cell.


If anyone solicits another to commit a crime and it is witnessed by police (an on-view or probable cause arrest) they will most certainly be taken to jail. The police had a sweep of prostitutes last week in preparation. If anyone, delegate or not, breaks the law they will be arrested. No get out of jail free cards for anyone. Tampa's mayor is a Democrat and the police chief is as well ( and her domestic partner is too). They are as no nonsense on crime as any Republican.
 
2012-08-26 03:29:16 AM  
On the other hand, all the petty criminals they're releasing will be free to prey on the delegates, so they've got going for them. Which is nice.
 
2012-08-26 05:23:23 AM  
feckingmorons: If anyone solicits another to commit a crime and it is witnessed by police (an on-view or probable cause arrest) they will most certainly be taken to jail. The police had a sweep of prostitutes last week in preparation. If anyone, delegate or not, breaks the law they will be arrested. No get out of jail free cards for anyone. Tampa's mayor is a Democrat and the police chief is as well ( and her domestic partner is too). They are as no nonsense on crime as any Republican.

Well, and it's not a crime - so let's not pretend I'm saying that, I'm just curious how many M4M postings are going go pop up suddenly on the local Craigslist site when the convention gets into full swing.

Gawker did a story on the last one on how they suddenly had hundreds of those ads, and a sudden surge in people using certain apps designed to find a quick gay hook-up at your hotel.

/not that it would suprise me to find a bunch of closeted gay republicans.
 
2012-08-26 06:28:07 AM  
RELEASE BARBABAS!!
 
2012-08-26 06:33:24 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Atypical Person Reading Fark: Sounds like Monday will be one big fun frolic in Tampa.

One can only hope.
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Lootie, my man! Where ya' been?
 
2012-08-26 06:35:07 AM  

GAT_00: Just how bad of a person am I for kinda hoping a RNC delegate has a crime committed upon them because of this?


About as bad as it makes me, I guess, as I feel the same...
 
2012-08-26 06:35:24 AM  
This is bullshiat- if the convention were in Denver I'd show up to protest but not necessarily in line with the Occupy people. I'd like to protest the fact that the Republican party has gone batshiat insane and no longer represent the values of true conservatives.

Fark Romney and the other idiots they considered nominating this year.
 
2012-08-26 06:38:23 AM  
Nah, it's to free up space for all those family values Real Americans trying to pay for some man on man action.
 
2012-08-26 06:45:12 AM  
I don't think people really listen to what you have to say when you protest

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2012-08-26 06:46:12 AM  
But now they're free to vote democrat.

/I'm a lefty/libertarian
//Gobama!
 
2012-08-26 07:11:13 AM  
Protesters should remember that you can stand your ground and have no responsibility to retreat. You can shoot to kill if you think your life is threatened.
 
2012-08-26 07:15:14 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Protesters should remember that you can stand your ground and have no responsibility to retreat. You can shoot to kill if you think your life is threatened.


Oh yeah.. one more reason to stay clear of the area.
 
2012-08-26 07:16:51 AM  
If I went I would have a sign with

FREE PUSSY RIOT

on it.
 
2012-08-26 07:20:03 AM  
oh and for those keeping score...the police quashing dissent is an actual first amendment violation.
 
2012-08-26 07:22:18 AM  
Hobodeluxe: Protesters should remember that you can stand your ground and have no responsibility to retreat. You can shoot to kill if you think your life is threatened.

Since we're not talking about the NYPD, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say they're probably better armed, and have better aim.

And, as the NYPD has proven, bystanders are fair game.
 
2012-08-26 07:23:45 AM  
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2012-08-26 07:25:19 AM  

BronyMedic: Hobodeluxe: Protesters should remember that you can stand your ground and have no responsibility to retreat. You can shoot to kill if you think your life is threatened.

Since we're not talking about the NYPD, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say they're probably better armed, and have better aim.

And, as the NYPD has proven, bystanders are fair game.


it was a sarcastic joke. I was merely pointing out how stupid the law was.
 
2012-08-26 07:26:17 AM  
Cover charges will be used to keep protesters in custody while the RNC is functioning. Long processing time, individual movement with the system, and other legal tricks will ensure the troublemakers (besides the delegates) will be kept far away from the convention and out of media coverage. Months later, the courts will drop charges against most of the arrested- leaving the citizens to pay damages.

The are three forms of government- 1040 Long,1040 Short and 1040 EZ.
 
2012-08-26 07:26:36 AM  
Myth: People are going to be put in prison simply for calmly and rationally protesting the GOP!

Reality: People are going to be put in jail for being disruptive and intentionally provoking incidents so they can whine about them later.
 
2012-08-26 07:27:03 AM  
This is how America will be if republicans win. They want to complete the Bush plan of stripping away your rights and turning the U.S. into a police state.
 
2012-08-26 07:29:16 AM  
This...is NOT satire? Oh jeez. *facepalm*
 
2012-08-26 07:29:51 AM  
You people. You scream that you want more government, and now that you are getting more government you're sobbing hysterically.
 
2012-08-26 07:29:55 AM  
what would be funny though is that if the protesters were outfitted with every legal piece of armor and weaponry available to private citizens courtesy of the NRA

could you imagine the cops reaction to thousands of people with AR15s,gas masks,body armor,gas grenades and such? Now that might get a discussion going.
 
2012-08-26 07:33:51 AM  

GAT_00: Just how bad of a person am I for kinda hoping a RNC delegate has a crime committed upon them because of this?


That makes you normal for a liberal.
 
2012-08-26 07:37:52 AM  

feckingmorons: Weaver95: I really hope this is exaggeration or something taken out of context.

The inmates held at one jail have been moved to other jails in the same county (there is more than one jail in Hillsborough county). No sentenced inmates have been released on bond, that is simply not legal. The article is wrong.

[snip]


Thank you for this.

/Web journalism, how does it work?
 
2012-08-26 07:38:26 AM  

DrBenway: On the other hand, all the petty criminals they're releasing will be free to prey on the delegates, so they've got going for them. Which is nice.


If OWS people are there, they prey on each other. Rapes, killings, drugs, public pooping, and all the other stuff the left is known for will be on full display. They won't bother the delegates too much if they fear those people are armed.
 
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