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Ken Welch: Sheriff not at fault for drowning deaths of 3 teen girls

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Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch took a field trip Friday to the cemetery pond where three teenage girls drowned in a stolen car. The drowning happened about 3:50 a.m. March 31. The girls, who were being followed by Pinellas sheriff’s deputies, turned into Royal Palm North Cemetery, 2600 Gandy Blvd. and drove into a pond. Deputies said they were unable to reach the car to get the teens out. But some community activists have charged deputies never made an effort…

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Activists protest ‘police murder’ at Pinellas Courthouse over death of 3 teen girls

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A small group of activists gathered at the Pinellas County Courthouse Friday afternoon to protest the deaths of three black teenage girls who drowned last month in a stolen car. The mixed-race group shouted slogans that included “Jail the killer cops!” and demanded reparations for the girls and other African-American teens that, they said, died at the hands of murderous police. They also demanded that the black community have control of the police. They threatened to shut St. Petersburg down…

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