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Why isn’t the Times writing about Tom Coehlo’s connection to Deveron Gibbons?

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How is it that the Palm Beach Post can write a story about a politician’s prominent supporter and fundraiser getting into trouble… …yet the St. Petersburg Times has not written about the connection between Deveron Gibbons and Tom Coehlo, a prominent supporter and fundraiser of Gibbons arrested for, well, being a con man. Instead of researching the Coehlo-Gibbons connection, Times editor Heather Uriquedes greenlights this story: The Suncoast Police Benevolent Association held a Fourth of July barbecue on Saturday for…

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It’s called ‘juking the stats’

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When Disraeli said “there are lies, damn lies and statistics,” he must have been referring to police reports because if there is one set of statistics that are just damn lies, it’s the bullshit the St. Petersburg Police Department feeds us about crime being up or down. – Supposedly, crime is down in St. Petersburg, at least it is according to the statistics offered by Police Chief Chuck Harmon. Even though robberties and burglaries are up, the overall violent crime…

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