Delegates, be very careful in the police state of Tampa. Ordinances attached.Submitted by flybeech on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 11:56
Delegates, family of delegates and visitors to Tampa are encouraged to very carefully read the new ordinance in order to protect yourselves from revenue-generating police. During the convention, it is a crime to possess tape, light bulbs, any container containing any liquid, solid or gas, a piece of wood, a jack handle in your trunk, any sharp object and many other items considered otherwise normal. Also, should your group assemble into a unit larger than 50 people and you do not have the required permit, you are committing a crime. The police can determine on the spot if you are guilty and the prosecutor will sort out your intent at a later date. The penalties for violating any of the items under this ordinance are punishable with a fine of $500 and/or 60 days in jail. My guess is the City of Tampa wants your $500 more than they want to put you in jail. The lady I spoke to asked if I had ever heard of 9/11 and all these measures are completely justified and necessary, in order to keep us safe.