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Hillsborough State Attorney hopeful Andrew Warren releases community engagement proposal

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Hillsborough State Attorney candidate Andrew Warren has released a community engagement proposal that he says is aimed at rebuilding trust between the public and the State Attorney’s Office. “The cornerstone of any public institution is trust.  Nowhere is that more important than in a public prosecutor working for the taxpayers” Warren said in a statement.  “As a Department of Justice prosecutor going after some of the worst fraudsters in the country, I fought for taxpayers every day.  Voters deserve that same…

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Jane Castor mostly unrepentant as she goes before Tampa City Council on “biking while black” controversy

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Accompanied by three burly members of the Police Benevolent Association, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor went before the City Council this morning for nearly an hour, discussing the issues around the disproportionate number of citations written against black citizens in the city that were exposed in a Tampa Bay Times story last weekend. The charges have prompted Castor and Mayor Bob Buckhorn to call on the Department of Justice to review the department’s performance regarding the citations. But as she…

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Winners & Losers from yesterday’s election

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Forget about Bill Foster winning and Kathleen Ford losing, there were plenty of other Winners and Losers who emerged from the St. Petersburg Mayoral Election. Here’s a running list of who really won and who really, really lost. Winners The Architects, the Maestros, or whatever they call campaign managers nowadays: Johnny Bardine, Steve Lipinski and Darden Rice. Bardine, Jim Kennedy’s man on the ground, saved a campaign that had been floundering, Lipinski, Steve Kornell’s campaign manager, has put together a…

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