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Police: suspicious items found on rooftop prior to RNC convention
My Fox/Tampa Bay ^ | 8/21/12 | MyFox/Tampa Bay

Posted on 08/21/2012 12:27:38 PM PDT by penelopesire

Police: Suspicious items found on rooftop prior to RNC

Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:03 PM CDT Updated: Aug 21, 2012 1:03 PM CDT  

Chief Castor takes questions about Friday's find. TAMPA (FOX 13) - Tampa police say they've confiscated suspicious items from a rooftop in Tampa in the buildup to the Republican National Convention.

The items included bricks and pipes, which were found along with anarchist-style graffiti Friday evening atop a business at 1000 North Florida Ave., which is at the corner of Florida Avenue and Tyler Street.

"We are appreciative that the business owner called us," TPD Chief Jane Castor said this afternoon. 

"Finding those items for us was not a surprise," she added.  "We are just pleased to see the communications process worked the way it did."

Stay with FOX 13 for more updates.


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KEYWORDS: 2012gopconvention; 2012rncconvention; electionviolence; gop2012; rnc; tampaconvention; tamperingintampa
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Hmmmmm....sounds like the OWS punks are gearing up for some violence.
1 posted on 08/21/2012 12:27:42 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: penelopesire

Pelosi’s people


2 posted on 08/21/2012 12:34:49 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Biden’s brain


3 posted on 08/21/2012 12:36:18 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Doogle

[just going for the trifecta...]

Reid’s rhetoric


4 posted on 08/21/2012 12:37:57 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: penelopesire

Was that ever in question?


5 posted on 08/21/2012 12:42:27 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: penelopesire

Similar reason why it’s foolish for Republicans to have bumper stickers on their cars. Vandalism. Funny how it never goes the other way. Demwits can put all kinds of stupid drivel on their bumpers but Republicans won’t vandalize. Maybe it’s because we feel so sorry for their stupidity.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 12:44:59 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: C210N
Biden’s brain

Too small to cause any real damage.

7 posted on 08/21/2012 12:45:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: penelopesire

ER—aren’t we the side that believes in the 2A?

Just sayin’.........


8 posted on 08/21/2012 12:47:33 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: ponygirl

No but this stuff flying off the roof of a building could kill someone. Wonder if they planned on making pipe bombs with the PVC?

Literally...heads up!


9 posted on 08/21/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: basil

I would humbly suggest we keep our powder dry. Let them show the country how vile they are. Of course be careful and ready to respond should your life be put in danger.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 12:52:10 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: crosshairs

I have always put signs in yard but probably will not this year. Not with Holder’s people threatening everyone. It is not worth it but NOTHING will keep me from the polls in nov.....NOTHING!!!


11 posted on 08/21/2012 12:55:54 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

I talked to an FBI agent who was involved with the Superbowl prep here in Indy this February.

The level (and cost) of the effort is absolutely impressive.
I’m sure political conventions get the same type of coverage.

As my Dad used to snark, “nothing’s too good for the taxpayers”


12 posted on 08/21/2012 12:56:30 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: crosshairs
Similar reason why it’s foolish for Republicans to have bumper stickers on their cars. Vandalism. Funny how it never goes the other way. Demwits can put all kinds of stupid drivel on their bumpers but Republicans won’t vandalize. Maybe it’s because we feel so sorry for their stupidity.

Actually, it goes a lot farther than that... I don't remember a single "hate crime" against a leftist that wasn't actually faked by that very leftist to garner sympathy and "prove" they're oppressed.

Mark

13 posted on 08/21/2012 12:56:45 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: penelopesire

You wouldn’t believe the security here. Behavior analysis software within 2 miles etc. Closing of ports and roads. Boarding up windows on city windows. Crazy stuff here..


14 posted on 08/21/2012 12:57:17 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: penelopesire

I know this is not a laughing matter, but it did make chuckle. The idiots who stashed the “suspicious” items must not have thought it through all the way.

It’s the Republican National Convention. So it might as well be a meeting of the National Rifle Association. Bricks and pipes against 4500 gun-toting bitter-clingers.

Yeah. Right.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 12:57:25 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: penelopesire

Militant Democarts were convicted in 2008 of plotting to firebomb the RNC convention and to kidnap delegates. The story was never reported nationally.

Additionally, a turncoat in the GOP gave a Code Pink figure a ringside seat at the GOP convention where she then interrupted McCain’s acceptance speech. Expect more of the same crap this election cycle with scant attention from the partisan press.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 1:03:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: goseminoles

Good. Sounds like they are going to need it. Is the mayor in Tampa dem or republican? That could make a big difference.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: crosshairs
Similar reason why it’s foolish for Republicans to have bumper stickers on their cars.

And isn't that a shame.

I'm concerned even here in solid red South Carolina. At least for this election. I pray better days are coming.

In the mean time, I'm with you. Better to be anonymous than to get my truck torn up by some knuckle dragging left-tard.

18 posted on 08/21/2012 1:05:23 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: crosshairs

I had a McCain sticker on my bumper in 2008. Before it got torn off I had a neighbor stand at her door and yell: Obama, Obama, Obama in my direction. No stickers this time around. I don’t think they persuade anyone to vote one way or another anyway.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 1:05:44 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: a fool in paradise

I remember the bomb plot. One of the perps was from Austin I think.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 1:06:05 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

Big Dem. But we are talking $ and reputation. This find was just on the local news. Press conference ahead. Looks like they were going to throw bricks and pipes off the roof.


21 posted on 08/21/2012 1:09:14 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: penelopesire

I was just talking to my neighbor (Tampa PD officer) and he says they’ve had extensive training to work the convention along with coordination from other state/fed agencies. He’ll be working 12 days straight and says they’ll all be ready for anything...hope so.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 1:11:46 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: penelopesire

I guess the gig is up.

Bad plan, or a media stunt?

I pick the media.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 1:12:36 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: JPG

Thanks for the first hand report. Praying that it all goes off without a hitch or violent OWS dudes crapping on police cars....lol.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 1:18:26 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

“We are appreciative that the business owner called us,”

That was sweet to rat out the informant!


25 posted on 08/21/2012 1:19:10 PM PDT by conservativesister
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To: penelopesire

Oh of course!

Be alert, and be prepared.

Stay armed, be safe.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:50 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: penelopesire

Yes, at least one was from Austin.

Some of the people were caught on tape saying they didn’t care if they were to kill a cop firebombing his car.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: penelopesire
Suspicious items at the GOP Convention:

- a pocket Constitution,
- The Declaration of Independence,
- text of a politician's Oath of Office,
- a Gadsden Flag...

28 posted on 08/21/2012 1:25:45 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: penelopesire
Is the mayor in Tampa dem or republican? That could make a big difference.

The City of Tampa is hard core, big spending, liberal democrat from the Mayor on down.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 1:32:28 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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I plan to put bumper stickers on my car.

At MJ designs, and other crafts stores, for a nominal fee, you can purchase a rolled magnetic sheet. It’s called: Adhes.A.Mag.

You stick your bumper sticker to that sheet, and cut out around it. That way, your sticker adheres to the car by magnet. When you’re parking in an “iffy” parking lot or neighborhood, take the bumper stickers off and put them in your trunk.

It’s very easy to do.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:25 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: All

I plan to put bumper stickers on my car.

At MJ designs, and other crafts stores, for a nominal fee, you can purchase a rolled magnetic sheet. It’s called: Adhes.A.Mag.

You stick your bumper sticker to that sheet, and cut out around it. That way, your sticker adheres to the car by magnet. When you’re parking in an “iffy” parking lot or neighborhood, take the bumper stickers off and put them in your trunk.

It’s very easy to do.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 1:34:25 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: penelopesire

Sounds like New Black Panthers.They said they would cause trouble.Bunch of punks.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 1:35:52 PM PDT by ohiobushman (Only in N.Y.C can u buy beer by the case,liquor by the gallon,but be a criminal buying a soda!)
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To: Iron Munro

That doesn’t bode well IMHO.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 1:36:19 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: basil

Thanks. I will look into that.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 1:37:36 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

Some with bumper stickers. Conservatives/Republicans very rarely put them out because of the “peaceful” liberals and their vandalism.


35 posted on 08/21/2012 1:43:34 PM PDT by matt04
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To: penelopesire

Bricks and pipes could probably be found on most big buildings in most cites. If this is the best they can do there are no real worries.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 1:47:00 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Iron Munro

The latest deficit figure coming out of the well run City of Tampa: $30,000,000.

Typical Democrats, spend more than you take in.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 1:47:54 PM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: penelopesire

Oh joy, 2 blocks from where I work.


38 posted on 08/21/2012 1:48:52 PM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: ohiobushman

No, they go for in-your-face type confrontations.


39 posted on 08/21/2012 1:52:40 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: crosshairs

It’s because we respect private property.


40 posted on 08/21/2012 1:54:31 PM PDT by Henry V
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To: JPG

you guys ready for the hurricane?


41 posted on 08/21/2012 1:57:59 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: penelopesire

Here we are dealing with half wits, and concerned about losing.

We be in deep doo doo folks.


42 posted on 08/21/2012 2:03:29 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: CJ Wolf

10-4


43 posted on 08/21/2012 2:03:38 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: penelopesire

Hmmm. A brick. Pipes and anarchist-related graffiti. Gee. This is a toughy alright.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 2:12:58 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: penelopesire
Well, I don't like wishing bad weather on anybody, 'cept maybe the rioters; but it looks like (currently) TS Isaac is planning on possible arrival in Tampa area in time for Convention Day 1.

That may help to dampen the OWS/Code Pinko/Anarchist/RCP/WCW/other lefty nutcases' riot plans.

45 posted on 08/21/2012 2:22:20 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: penelopesire
Soros-funded Marxists to “Occupy the RNC"
46 posted on 08/21/2012 2:24:37 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: onemiddleamerican

Good point.


47 posted on 08/21/2012 2:29:07 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: 109ACS
The latest deficit figure coming out of the well run City of Tampa: $30,000,000.

Typical Democrats, spend more than you take in.

But they "rilly, rilly" need those bicycle lanes and a new park for the Exploding Chicken sculpture. They figure the conservatives' great-grandkids can pay it back with inflated dollars.


48 posted on 08/21/2012 2:30:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: penelopesire

I have always put signs in yard but probably will not this year. Not with Holder’s people threatening everyone. It is not worth it but NOTHING will keep me from the polls in nov.....NOTHING!!


Before placing sign in yard, find a source of poison ivey. Wearing gloves, crush several leaves between your palms. Smear the liquid all around the outer edges of the sign. (about a 4 inch border).

They’ll still get your sign. But you get the last laugh.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 2:58:12 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: basil

Don’t put ir on a painted surface (for long, anyway).. it will scratch the paint, especially if there is any dust :p


50 posted on 08/21/2012 3:02:35 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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