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Bob Buckhorn blocked me on Twitter

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Bob Buckhorn blocked me on Twitter. Or one of his staffers with access to his social media did. Or he told them to. In any case, I can’t view any of Buckhorn’s tweets. A while back I wrote some fairly antagonistic stories about Tampa’s commander-in-chief. In early June when a 14-year old was gunned down in broad daylight, Buckhorn was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times basically blaming the victim for his own death. I called him out on it.…

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Whistleblower suit against nonprofit housing group claims improper business dealings

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A former employee of the Tampa Bay Community Development Corp. is suing his former employer for losses after he was fired. Christopher Brooks was an attorney and vice president for TBCDC up until he was terminated for bringing up what he describes as violations of federal and state laws and regulations. Brooks is seeking compensation under Florida’s Whistleblower statute. According to lawsuit documents, Brooks was told he was being groomed for president by former president Robert Kinney and then-chairman David…

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