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Save Southern Heritage files legal memo to stop Hillsborough Confederate monument move

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A group hoping to stop Hillsborough County from moving a Confederate monument from Tampa to a Brandon cemetery is attempting to prove legal standing in a challenge to the statue’s removal. Save Southern Heritage, Veterans’ Monument of America and five other individuals filed a 45-page memorandum Monday to Hillsborough Circuit Judge Rex Barbas.

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Save Southern Heritage has until Monday to prove standing in Confederate monument case

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Save Southern Heritage Florida, Veterans Monuments of America and five other individuals who filed a lawsuit last week challenging the planned removal of a Confederate monument in Hillsborough County have until this Monday to prove they have legal standing to bring any action against the county. Circuit Court Judge Rex Martin Barbas informed the plaintiffs last Wednesday that they have until Monday to: 1) show why they have standing to bring any action; 2) answer how they intend to show…

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Tampa town hall meeting on race brings out raw emotions

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Two nights after Baltimore burned in anger at the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man who died in police custody there, mass demonstrations were held in cities like Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Denver; New York City; and Minneapolis on Wednesday night. No such protests occurred in the Tampa Bay area, but Baltimore was very much on the minds of the overflow crowd that crammed into a conference room at the Ferguson Law Center in Tampa. The subject was the…

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