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Gina
08-29-2012, 01:48 PM
Link (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/08/republican-national-convention-protests-romneyville-arrests/1#.UD5VJcGPUbB)

TAMPA -- Tampa expected 15,000 protesters for the Republican National Convention. So far, the city has seen no more than "a couple thousand," Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor told reporters this morning.

Those protests have resulted in exactly three arrests, two of whom "showed a desire to get arrested," the police chief said. The other was a protester-on-protester attack in the so-called "Romneyville" encampment, Tampa television station WTSP reports.

"There aren't nearly the number of demonstrators we expected," Castor said. "This isn't over yet. We have some large events that are still scheduled, demonstrations."

One reason could be Hurricane Isaac, which forced some bus companies to cancel planned charters of protesters into Tampa Bay.

"Does it make you worry that it's almost too quiet?" a reporter asked the police chief.

"Yes," she said. "Yes."

With nearly 4,000 police helping from about 50 local, state and federal agencies providing security for the event, police have protesters vastly outnumbered. But Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said he's comfortable with all that police visibility. "I'd rather over-prepare and over-train and over-display a massive show of strength on the streets," than have something go wrong, he said.

Castor also said there are no incidents attributable to hard-partying delegates. "Everyone has behaved themselves at all of the after-parties," she said.
I bet the DUmmies are disappointed. Or are they too lazy to do that too?

LukeEDay
08-29-2012, 04:32 PM
Link (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/08/republican-national-convention-protests-romneyville-arrests/1#.UD5VJcGPUbB)

I bet the DUmmies are disappointed. Or are they too lazy to do that too?

I thought the Black Panthers were going to be there with their foots in the throats of Republicans?

Zathras
08-31-2012, 08:39 AM
Man what a protest flop.....3 convention related arrests? That's all????? No riots? No tear gas? Man, what a disappointment.

Come on lefties, you need to step up your game next week and provide us with entertainment outside of the BS fest that will be the Dem convention.

FlaGator
08-31-2012, 08:56 AM
Man what a protest flop.....3 convention related arrests? That's all????? No riots? No tear gas? Man, what a disappointment.

Come on lefties, you need to step up your game next week and provide us with entertainment outside of the BS fest that will be the Dem convention.

They might be saving it all for the Democratic Convention, ala 1968...

Bailey
08-31-2012, 09:18 AM
I was hoping for some good old fashion head bashing by police, alas I hope they do some at the democratic convention. :evil-grin:

LukeEDay
08-31-2012, 10:26 AM
They might be saving it all for the Democratic Convention, ala 1968...

My thoughts also.



I was hoping for some good old fashion head bashing by police, alas I hope they do some at the democratic convention. :evil-grin:

I was hoping the same thing, and all we got was cops handing free lunches and drinks to the protesters. You won't see that at the DNC Convention.

Bailey
08-31-2012, 10:28 AM
My thoughts also.




I was hoping the same thing, and all we got was cops handing free lunches and drinks to the protesters. You won't see that at the DNC Convention.

Ya why do they tend to fight people that agree with them? Like in 68?

LukeEDay
08-31-2012, 10:31 AM
Ya why do they tend to fight people that agree with them? Like in 68?

Because they are stupid.

NJCardFan
08-31-2012, 12:56 PM
I only saw 1 Code Pink idiot being thrown out during Ryan's speech but that was it. Funny thing, you won't see any conservative trying to disrupt the Dem convention.