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Without private funding, Confederate statue won’t be moved

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The topsy-turvy saga regarding a Confederate monument in Tampa took yet another turn Wednesday when Hillsborough County Commissioners voted that the monument will stay in front of the courthouse annex unless the private sector raises $140,000 in the next 30 days.

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Hillsborough Commissioners hope workshops can enhance relations between law enforcement and the public

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Unlike Ferguson, Baltimore or, most recently, Milwaukee, the Tampa/Hillsborough County community hasn’t had to contend with civil unrest due to a police shooting. Aware such an incident can literally happen overnight, however, the Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday approved a program that would attempt to enhance relations between law enforcement and the community over the next year. Fred Hearns, a former longtime official with the city of Tampa’s Community Affairs Department, is heading up the program, called the Community Law Enforcement Workshop…

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