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Good idea or bad to have police wearing body cameras? Tampa cops may soon have this technology.
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I think its good as long as it can't be turned off or away when they start beating people up like the "cops" show does. They turn camera to ground when the cop is about to attack. 
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There's probably a special place for people who steal from veterans. But thankfully this veteran got his motorcycle back. 
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Well, this must be deflating for the Crist campaign.
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That's too bad, because decals on a racecar are exactly how NASCAR fans choose a governor.
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Seminole County mom and blogger Lynne Rigby touched a nerve when she wrote a letter explaining why she's fed up with public schools. We spoke with her by Skype to talk about the enormous reaction to her letter.

Read her letter here: http://tbtim.es/3yf
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She put her youngest 2 children in private school and still left her older 3 to fester in the education she denounces? I was looking for something really profound here. 😐
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The 55-year-old who had attacked and pulled a gun on Evan Rees on the side of I-4 was Thomas Pettis, an off-duty Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office homicide detective.
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+Dan Farrell We matter more than the political class wants us to realize. I heard, for example, a U.S. Senator from Arizona (not Reed, Reid or Read) telling the people helping the Bundy's to stop what they are doing. The problem I have with this is that the U.S. Senator is suppose to take his direction from We The People not the other way around. Or when Mr. Obama call himself a leader, when he is merely a representative. It is the use of language like this that allows people holding positions of public trust to begin to abuse the trust.
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A pretty strong editorial from our staff. What are your thoughts on this topic?
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+Tommy Chamberlain you give us too much credit
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Watch: This is about the most unbelievably cool video of fireworks we've ever seen. The music is fantastic.
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Watch: Outdoors guru Terry Tomalin shows you one of the area's best places to paddleboard and swim.
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ICYMI: The jury of eight men and four women, most of them parents themselves, found her guilty of first-degree murder and rejected her attorneys' insanity defense. With her eyes red from crying throughout the trial, Schenecker received the mandatory life sentence impassively, before the bailiffs shackled her arms and legs.
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In this video, shot on a cell phone by a teenage bystander inside a car, former Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office homicide detective Thomas Pettis can be seen pulling a gun during a fight on the side of I-4. Pettis was charged with misdemeanor battery for punching a Sebring schoolteacher during the altercation, but prosecutors opted not to charge Pettis with aggravated assault with a firearm, determining that he pulled the gun in self-defense. 
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This 'officer' was a complete coward. Sworn to "Protect and Serve", this bully with a firearm let his real character show. 

I wonder how many people have been abused in his custody throughout his career? I wonder how many homicide cases he unethically and immorally swayed as a detective?

Every single thing he ever did as a cop should be weighed against this video.

You swear to protect the public? You better mean it.
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Right now: Chat with @PolitiFact fact-checkers about health care, the Fla. gov’s race and more! #politifacthangout #Florida  
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