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Thousands of Republicans from around the country will descend upon Tampa, Florida next week for the Republican National Convention, and if recent history is any guide, so too will hundreds of protesters.
To prepare, Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee has ordered the Orient Road Jail, a 1,700 bed prison in Tampa, emptied, relocating some inmates to another nearby prison and releasing others on bond. The entire facility has been transformed into a one-stop booking, detention, and bond-issuance center capable of handling large numbers of arrests, which begs the question: will Tampa police keep demonstrators on a short leash?
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
reply to post by freakjive
Seems the detention industry is readying itself for an income event.
Notice how they bonded out “criminals” to make way for protestors? Let me guess who butters this Sherrif’s bread. Private prison industries have profited in the killing and incarceration of my people. Just ask the corrupt Sheriff Joe Arpaio who has made fun of the mysterious Mexican deaths in his prison. Latino Veteran Marty Atencio was killed in Arpaio’s prison and we can no longer turn a blind eye to the mysterious deaths in the prison system and how the prison systems like CCA has profited from the incarceration of my people with the help of government funding.
To the agitators and anarchists who want only to bring a dark cloud to this event, let me be clear: criminal activity and civil disturbances will not be tolerated and enforcement actions will be swift.
There will be arrests. The question is how many. We are prepared to handle any number of RNC-related arrests through our Orient Road Jail. We are committed to due process and the rule of law regarding RNC-related arrests. We have procedures and policies in place to ensure an orderly and lawful process for anyone arrested.