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Chuck Harmon at Tiger Bay

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Crime and Punishment – The City of St. Pete has plenty of the former these days, but what of the latter? Military-style assault weapons freely accessible by common criminals, open season on convenience store owners, young children in their homes losing their innocent lives, drug and prostitution deals happening openly on the streets. While every economic downturn in history has had its attendant spike in crimes associated with economic distress, many citizens of the City feel more unsafe than ever.…

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Is this Tiger Bay announcement just a little too over the top, even for its standards?

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Yesterday, I received this reminder of Tiger Bay’s program on May 28, when St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon steps into the Tiger’s Den: The City of St. Petersburg has plenty of the former these days, but what of the latter? Military-style assault weapons freely accessible by common criminals, open season on convenience store owners, young children in their homes losing their innocent lives, drug and prostitution deals happening openly on the streets. While every economic downturn in history has…

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