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Chuck Harmon at Tiger Bay

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Crime and Punishment – The City of St. Pete has plenty of the former these days, but what of the latter? Military-style assault weapons freely accessible by common criminals, open season on convenience store owners, young children in their homes losing their innocent lives, drug and prostitution deals happening openly on the streets. While every economic downturn in history has had its attendant spike in crimes associated with economic distress, many citizens of the City feel more unsafe than ever. Yet as at least one Mayoral candidate calls for his job, the City’s Police Chief, Charles “Chuck” Harmon, would cite statistics to show many crimes are down from earlier years. Who is right? Who is safe? Why do so many crimes go unreported, or if reported unpunished? Missing this program with the City’s top cop would be a crime!

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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