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Tampa police find 'suspicious' bricks, pipes on rooftop just days before Republican convention
AP ^ | 8/21/2012 | TAMARA LUSH

Posted on 08/22/2012 11:18:50 AM PDT by Joe Brower

Tampa police find 'suspicious' bricks, pipes on rooftop just days before Republican convention
TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press
August 21, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa police said Tuesday that they confiscated pipes, bricks and other "suspicious" items from the rooftop of a downtown building located about a mile from where next week's Republican National Convention will be held.

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said she believes the items were put there by protesters for use during RNC demonstrations. She added that some RNC-related graffiti was also found at the building, but wouldn't elaborate.

"It is disconcerting but it's not surprising," she said. "This is normally how things proceed leading up to a large event."

Tampa will host the RNC at a downtown stadium from Aug. 27-30.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: election2012; fl; florida; liberalintolerance; liberalviolence; rnc

1 posted on 08/22/2012 11:19:02 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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To: Joe Brower

was it put there by those sensitive, caring liberals?


2 posted on 08/22/2012 11:21:30 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Joe Brower

Still not clear on what differentiates ‘suspicious’ rooftop debris from ‘normal/unsuspicious’ rooftop debris...


3 posted on 08/22/2012 11:22:17 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
These primitive 'weapons caches' were on the TV news today -- looks like the "Occupiers" have been prepping. The sites were marked with spray-painted images of Guy Fawkes.

These tactics mirror what the OWS orcs pulled in San Francisco last May.

Be careful out there, folks.

Florida Freeper

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4 posted on 08/22/2012 11:22:24 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

I’m gonna guess that what makes them “suspicious” is there location.

I wonder if they found any suspicious grenades, as opposed to the regular kind.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 11:22:36 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Joe Brower

My two cents..

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D4x603jW3TB4%26sns%3Dfb&sns=fb&v=4x603jW3TB4&gl=US


6 posted on 08/22/2012 11:24:36 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Uncle Ike; cuban leaf
This has been seen before, and recently:

Bricks, pipes thrown from occupied SF building

7 posted on 08/22/2012 11:25:28 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

Half the streets in Tampa are brick cobblestone. There are plenty of weapons the morons will use.

The city spent many hundreds of thousands of dollars planting palm trees and flowers down Ashley Drive then on the right as you pass the museums, it looks like Stalag 17 with 8 foot high barriers and fences to keep out the scum. What a shame.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 11:27:45 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: goseminoles
I think the storm will steer away from the convention, and then all the media hacks will be yukking it up about how it was all the hot air from Romney & Ryan that blew it away...
9 posted on 08/22/2012 11:28:22 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

FYI- the grafitti was a weird looking Dracula dude with “99” next to him..


10 posted on 08/22/2012 11:28:50 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Joe Brower

Have you seen the latest forecast???? Im just across the bridge.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 11:31:56 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
The image is of Guy Fawkes. Here is a pic from a local news outlet:


12 posted on 08/22/2012 11:33:07 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

Don’t be blamin’ those liberals! They just don’t know what a rectangular rock-like thinga-ma-jig was and as for that long tubular thing, they just never seen a crack pipe that big.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 11:35:02 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Joe Brower

I remember that.

It’s kinda funny that the folks who placed this stuff didn’t think the area within a 20 block radius of this place will be scrubbed clean enough to eat off of.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 11:36:44 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Joe Brower
This has been seen before...

Yes it has.

In Chicago, in 1968.

And it did not work out well, neither for the anarchists, nor the Democrats.

Bring it, OWS.

Put your stink on Obama.

15 posted on 08/22/2012 11:38:32 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: goseminoles
"Have you seen the latest forecast?"

I have. I was joking, but as I mentioned on another thread, at this time of the year the weather folks can't say for sure what's going to happen from one day to the next, much less a week.

If Isaac does happen by, maybe then all the hand-wringers around here will stop whining about the drought. We will see.

16 posted on 08/22/2012 11:40:01 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

The also found roofing nails that could be used as weapons, as well as tar shingles that can choke a man to death. And if you disassemble the roof fan, you have six machetes that can decapitate someone.

And don’t forget the pigeon poop. Stuff is deadly. Clearly planted there.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 11:40:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: cuban leaf

The cops should’ve staked it out and grab `em as they stockpile or whatever.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 11:40:46 AM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Joe Brower

Thanks. I didn’t know who that dude was..


19 posted on 08/22/2012 11:41:49 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Uhhh... yeah. Right. You’ve got it all figured out.


20 posted on 08/22/2012 11:43:20 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

In a right to carry state like Florida - if someone threatened a law-abiding citizen with a brick or a pipe or even menacing them, would “Stand Your Ground” apply?

Srlsy - message to OWSies - you have to be out of your minds to threaten people in an area of the country where civillians can meet force with force.

This isn’t NYC.

Them OWSies are a bit scrambled in the noggin.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 11:44:54 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: Joe Brower

Not unusual to find caches of improvised weapons created by the leftists/socialists/anarchists.

Hopefully they don’t have any of this.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2878906/posts


22 posted on 08/22/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Joe Brower
Of course they overlooked all of the suspicious people carrying suspicious objects roaming about around the convention center.
23 posted on 08/22/2012 11:47:34 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
and since all of those things can cause great bodily harm or death when tossed from the rooftop the use of deadly force by a few well placed snipers will be authorized.
Then no one will have to guess who these butthead morons are/were.
24 posted on 08/22/2012 11:47:59 AM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: Joe Brower
Lower right corner - dekko - Basically 'dekh' means to look and when you say 'dekho' its asking someone to take a look.
25 posted on 08/22/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: NCDave

—The cops should’ve staked it out and grab `em as they stockpile or whatever.—

I firmly agree.


26 posted on 08/22/2012 11:51:04 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Joe Brower

99, if those are nines, is “parent stopped watching/left the room”.


27 posted on 08/22/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
I've never heard of him before, but 'dekko', from what was described on the TV newscast, is some 'local artist' who has been affiliated with the Tampa 'Occupy' movement.
28 posted on 08/22/2012 11:53:11 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower
***...she believes the items were put there by protesters for use during RNC demonstrations.****

Back in the 1960s, police knew a “spontaneous” race riot was coming by the appearance of piles of rocks and bottles on rooftops.

29 posted on 08/22/2012 1:35:23 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Joe Brower

The Leftists in this nation will resort to anything... Who are the REAL threat to this nation? TEA Party folks, or Leftist hate groups?

According to Obama’s folks...


30 posted on 08/22/2012 1:42:38 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: NCDave

“The cops should’ve staked it out and grab `em as they stockpile or whatever.”

Grabbed them, hell. Throw them off the roof. Throwing a pipe or brick into a crowd is deadly. Judge and jury them on the spot.


31 posted on 08/22/2012 1:59:13 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Throwing a pipe or brick into a crowd is deadly.

Pipes and bricks are used for making pipe bombs...Maybe Homeland Paranoid Insecurity should STOP looking for some fantasy 'right wing lone wolf' and start looking for some real left wing killers.

32 posted on 08/22/2012 2:04:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: Joe Brower

There are reports out that an event is being staged. False flag if you want to call it that. Everyone should be aware.


33 posted on 08/22/2012 3:17:54 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Joe Brower

Seems like some information was left out of the telling in the article.


34 posted on 08/22/2012 6:11:44 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: tutstar; philman_36

Do you gents have any additional information on this?


35 posted on 08/23/2012 3:53:51 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

No, Joe, I don’t. Want me to go foraging?


36 posted on 08/23/2012 4:14:42 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Joe Brower
Cached page...@Seems my art got some publicity here in tampa fl. rnc vs occupy 2012
37 posted on 08/23/2012 4:18:12 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Joe Brower
Pretty much the same, so far.
Possible RNC safety threat: Graffiti, stock-pile of bricks found near Tampa's RNC zone
Now, the Tampa Police department is searching for whoever trespassed onto the rooftop.
38 posted on 08/23/2012 4:39:44 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Joe Brower
Another cached page...@Street Art: By Dekko and Boof
39 posted on 08/23/2012 4:55:37 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Joe Brower
see keywords at link and images at third link.
40 posted on 08/23/2012 4:57:49 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Joe Brower
Yeah, here ya go...@you need to see the keywords, I'm not posting them.
Talent doesn't indicate intelligence.
41 posted on 08/23/2012 5:07:55 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Joe Brower

Got to run. Errands to do.


42 posted on 08/23/2012 5:09:22 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
Great detective work there, philman_36. Who knows what the real story is here.

Bottom line -- it's better to assume the worst when it comes to these miscreants.

43 posted on 08/23/2012 6:14:49 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower
Who knows what the real story is here.
If this is followed up on we might get to hear it.

At minimum is a trespass charge.

44 posted on 08/23/2012 7:56:04 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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