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St Petersburg Police Slash Tents of the Homeless
Tampa Tribune ^ | Jan 20, 2007 | Steve Thompsom & Rod Challenger

Posted on 01/20/2007 10:12:26 AM PST by meg88

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To: meg88
How long does it take that most liberal paper, the
St. Pewtersburg Times to open the doors and grant these people shelter to protect them from cops destroying tents.
51 posted on 01/20/2007 1:00:13 PM PST by hermgem (The same)
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To: GOP Poet
I hope they are taxed like the rest of us, especially for their housing/land.

Bwaaahahahahahaaha!

The "village" is on public property.

The group living there is essentially organized as an HOA, with bylaws the residents/'members' must sign & agree to abide by.

The whole thing is registered as a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization.

Taxes? We only need YOUR stinkin' taxes!

52 posted on 01/20/2007 1:05:01 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: dawn53
From the Rev.'s Bio: the groups he is affiliated with

He is a member in the following organizations: NAADAC, Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign, Critical Resistance, Every Church a Peace Church, League of Revolutionaries for a New America, St. Pete. For Peace, Food Not Bombs, Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless, Homeless Legal Defense Fund, Pinellas County Juvenile Justice Council, St. Pete. Task Force on Homelessness, and the St. Petersburg Ministerial Association

When does he have time to preach to, and pastor, his congregation? LOL...I know the answer.

Al Sharptongue & Jesse Jackass share the same "pulpit".

53 posted on 01/20/2007 1:13:04 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: SIDENET

There will be no homeless again when Hillary takes over. ;^)


54 posted on 01/20/2007 1:15:14 PM PST by tioga
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Great for the enviornment


55 posted on 01/20/2007 1:16:21 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: spunkets

Your reply begs a question....how do you know there was no specific statutory authority?


56 posted on 01/20/2007 1:27:38 PM PST by tenthirteen
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To: agooga
We should eat the homeless.

P.J. thinks otherwise. :))

57 posted on 01/20/2007 1:53:17 PM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: tenthirteen
"how do you know there was no specific statutory authority?"

The stolen and destroyed property is tents. Notice there were no drug arrests and no claims that the tents were confiscated as fruits of the drug trade. What was claimed was, they did it to get rid of the homeless men.

58 posted on 01/20/2007 1:59:44 PM PST by spunkets
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To: mtbopfuyn
I would have thought it was already pretty well marinated and seasoned. Although I have heard if it's not drinking wine, then you shouldn't use it in cooking.

Some say that, but I believe in using a good vinegar soak to remove some of that wild game taste and rancid urine odor.
59 posted on 01/20/2007 2:17:53 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: dawn53
The Rev. Bruce Wright sounds like he was ordained by the same folks that gave us Rev. Sharpton and Rev. Jackson.
60 posted on 01/20/2007 2:21:01 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I totally agree with you. I was being VERY sarcastic.


61 posted on 01/20/2007 3:38:49 PM PST by Fresh Wind (All we are sa-a-a-ying, is give Beast a chance.)
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To: spunkets

OK, that being what you say it is, but I think the city has a right to confiscate any structure/material that is deemed to be a hazard to the community. In that these folks were smoking and cooking (by fire) within these tents, and the Fire marshall advised them to vacate for safety reasons, then I think it is NOT unreasonable to come in and destroy those structures. Municipalities condemn and knock down homes all the time. Why would one think this is different?


62 posted on 01/20/2007 4:22:45 PM PST by tenthirteen
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To: tenthirteen
"I think the city has a right to confiscate any structure/material that is deemed to be a hazard to the community."

A tent is a hazard?

I think the theft as destruction was criminal. There's nothing wrong with having a fire in the tent. The frie marshal should have just made a rule, or had the police enforce an existing rule, which would have been with a ticket. They should have been arrested if there was a problem.

"Municipalities condemn and knock down homes all the time."

After due process of law and compensation has been given. They don't do that by making up their own rules!

63 posted on 01/20/2007 5:22:36 PM PST by spunkets
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To: meg88

Hallelujah! I'm a bum,
Hallelujah bum again!
Hallelujah! give us a handout
To revive us again.


64 posted on 01/20/2007 5:30:20 PM PST by LibKill (ENOUGH! Take the warning labels off everything and let Saint Darwin do his job.)
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To: spunkets

A tent which has an open fire with a person in it is always a hazard. But then you cannot possibly be uneducated enough not to know that. Or can you?


65 posted on 01/20/2007 7:02:20 PM PST by tenthirteen
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To: tenthirteen
"A tent which has an open fire with a person in it is always a hazard."

No. I do it all the time.

"But then you cannot possibly be uneducated enough not to know that. Or can you?"

Bite me.

66 posted on 01/20/2007 7:10:23 PM PST by spunkets
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To: meg88

The Russian police have some interesting methods..they may no longer be the Soviet Union, but somebody forgot to tell them that.


67 posted on 01/21/2007 1:32:23 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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