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Mitch Perry Report for 9.4.15 — Sam Rashid is not backing down

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It was famed actor, celebrity and humanitarian George Clooney who once said that he doesn’t tweet. “Just because, I like to have a drink at night. I could easily say something stupid, and I also don’t think you need to be that available.” But there are lots of folks who just can’t help expressing themselves via the tools of modern technology. Like Sam Rashid. The GOP activist from East Hillsborough County has been busted for the second time this year for using inappropriate language on…

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Tampa activists blast Bob Buckhorn’s version of a police Civilian Review Board

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If it were up to Bob Buckhorn, there wouldn’t be a police Civilian Review Board (CRB). The mayor signed an executive order creating such a board late last week, after activists and later City Council Chairman Frank Reddick began calling for such an agency in the wake of the report by the Tampa Bay Times in April that the Tampa Police Department was disproportionately citing blacks for bicycle infractions. However, those same citizens who were calling for its creation are criticizing what the…

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