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Pinellas Sheriff should step down, says black activist coalition

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Accusing Pinellas County deputies of “murdering” three teenage girls who drowned in a stolen car last month, a coalition of black activists have called for Sheriff Bob Gualtieri’s resignation and an investigation into the incident. “They killed those girls. … They murdered them,” Omali Yeshitela told a roomful of reporters and community supporters. “Bob Gualtieri has to go. He has got to go.” Yeshitela also called for criminal charges to be brought against the deputies who were involved. He is…

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