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Times’ editorial compares targeted bike citations to homicides in Tampa

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The Tampa Bay Times is not backing down on its investigative report showing Tampa Police actively target individuals for minor bike thefts. The report uncovered citations issued to bike rule-violators overwhelmingly went to minority riders in low-income areas. The report documented personal stories from people in communities like East Tampa and West Tampa near North Boulevard Homes. One person had his bike confiscated because he couldn’t produce a receipt showing he had purchased it. I don’t ride my bike with…

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