Tampa Authorities Empty Jail In Anticipation Of Mass Arrests At GOP Convention

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    By Adam Peck

    Thousands of Republicans from around the country will descend upon Tampa, Florida next week for the Republican National Convention, and if recent history is any guide, so too will hundreds of protesters.

    To prepare, Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee has ordered the Orient Road Jail, a 1,700 bed prison in Tampa, emptied, relocating some inmates to another nearby prison and releasing others on bond. The entire facility has been transformed into a one-stop booking, detention, and bond-issuance center capable of handling large numbers of arrests, which begs the question: will Tampa police keep demonstrators on a short leash?

    Sheriff Gee says no, but also indicated in a letter posted on a county website that his department would have very little tolerance for anything more than chanting and holding up signs:

    To the agitators and anarchists who want only to bring a dark cloud to this event, let me be clear: criminal activity and civil disturbances will not be tolerated and enforcement actions will be swift.​

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    It comes as no surprise that Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee is a Republican.
     
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    Getting ready to lock up the Ron Paul delegates when they try to nominate Paul from the floor.
     
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    I guess you decided this needed it's own thread, after you already posted it elsewhere. So be it... same response.

    Given the propensity for libtard protestors to get violent, this seems like a prudent move.
     
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    I am sooo looking forward to the National Republican Rape Convention (NRRC). Remember to put the kids to bed early. It could get ugly...

    If Republican women get raped and knocked up at the NRRC, will they be required give birth to potentially "extraordinary" human beings?
     
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    That potential prob is already taken care of: Clinton will be at the Dem affair.....
     
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    What ever happened with all the illegal mass arrests from the 2004 Republican Convention in New York? Did some "snatched" people make a "fortune" suing the city?
     
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    Tampa officials obviously heard about the nude swimming in Israel.
     

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