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Uhuru leader’s sons arrested, accused of running drug house in St. Petersburg

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From Jamal Thalji: Police said they raided a home Tuesday night and arrested four men on charges that they were running a drug house and selling marijuana in the neighborhood. Two of the men are the sons of local activist Omali Yeshitela, police said. Those two were identified by police as Weusi Africa Waller, 29, and Mwamba Bandele Yeshitela, 25. Their father is the 68-year-old founder of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement and a former candidate for mayor of St.…

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Uhuru leader’s sons arrested, accused of running drug house in St. Petersburg

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From Jamal Thalji: Police said they raided a home Tuesday night and arrested four men on charges that they were running a drug house and selling marijuana in the neighborhood. Two of the men are the sons of local activist Omali Yeshitela, police said. Those two were identified by police as Weusi Africa Waller, 29, and Mwamba Bandele Yeshitela, 25. Their father is the 68-year-old founder of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement and a former candidate for mayor of St.…

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Charlie Crist signs Darryl Rouson’s anti-bong bill

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A bill signed by Governor Crist will make it illegal in Florida to sell the drug paraphernalia in most head shops. The bill prohibits the sale of the items by businesses that don’t make at least 75 percent of their money from tobacco sales or make over 25 percent from sale of the prohibited items. Violators could face up to a year in jail. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Darryl Rouson, would go into effect July 1. “I’ve been fighting the…

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Charlie Crist signs Darryl Rouson’s anti-bong bill

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A bill signed by Governor Crist will make it illegal in Florida to sell the drug paraphernalia in most head shops. The bill prohibits the sale of the items by businesses that don’t make at least 75 percent of their money from tobacco sales or make over 25 percent from sale of the prohibited items. Violators could face up to a year in jail. The bill, sponsored by Re. Darryl Rouson, would go into effect July 1. “I’ve been fighting the pipe…

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Potheads launch video attack against Darryl Rouson

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For passing a bill that would ban drug paraphernalia, Darryl Rouson is now being targeted by marijuana use advocates. I’m not going to post the video here, because it’s overwhelmingly offensive. But you can watch it here.

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Should Democrats Be Rooting for Charlie Crist?

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From Nate Silver: Florida Governor Charlie Crist will reportedly announce tomorrow that he is running for the United States Senate. At first glance this move — which would have surprised until we began to hear credible chatter about it from Republican insiders earlier this month — would seem like a real recruiting coup for the GOP. In contrast to most governors, Crist retains strong approval ratings; he is well ahead, moreover, of prospective Democratic opponents in early horse race polling.…

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FSU’s Preston Parker arrested on DUI

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Florida State University wide receiver Preston Parker was released Saturday from the Leon County Jail after posting bail of $500. Tallahassee police arrested Parker on Saturday morning at the McDonald’s on West Tennessee Street after officers said they found him passed out in his red Dodge Charger. – Breath-test results showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.054, which is below the legal limit in Florida of 0.08. A urine test was presumptive positive for marijuana. The test will be analyzed by…

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