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The bad, the ugly and the downright horrible – a roundup of today-in-DCF news

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Guns, children, neglect, animal abuse, human trafficking and forced prostitution. These aren’t the beautiful, cliché, sundown-on-the-beach Florida stories, but in an attempt to raise public consciousness about these issues we at Florida Politics bring you today’s ‘DCF Files.’ *** On Monday, the Palm Beach Post published a story citing chilling figures from the Florida Department of Children and Families — in an annual human trafficking dossier, fiscal year 2015-2016 — in which 1,892 reports of human trafficking were recorded during the period. It…

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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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Doesn’t the PCS have something better to do?

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Pinellas County deputies arrested eight women on charges including prostitution and nudity at Vegas Showgirls near Derby Lane in St. Petersburg Friday night. The sting happened about 9 p.m. at 10750 Gandy Boulevard.  Ahhh, Vegas. It used to be one of my spots, especially after a night at Derby. But now that I have changed my wayward ways, I have yet to be back there, although now I feel like I should stop by as a show of support. Speaking…

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