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To Catch a Predator Sting – Operation Guardian Angel in North Port FL

North Port Police Operation Guardian Angel – The North Port Police department working in conjunction with several other agencies arrested 11 people who were willing to and did travel to have sexual relations with a minor. internet sex crimes and traveling to meet a minor charges in sarasotaThese operations have been heavily supported but a recent investigation by News 10 revealed that some of the tactics previously employed were questionable.

The investigation revealed that many of the persons arrested were minding their own business and specifically looking for adults when they were contacted by law enforcement. The story alleges that law enforcement performs a bait and switch by advertising in adult sites then once they hook the person they switch the bait.…

New Bail Payment Options in Sarasota County

A new bail payment processing procedure effective April 16, 2014 could help Sarasota residents who have been granted bail avoid spending unnecessary time in prison. Under the new policy, bail payments of up to $750 can be made via GovPayNet using credit, debit or prepaid cards. Prior to Wednesday morning, individuals who were granted bail were sometimes forced to spend the night or weekend in jail if the banks were not open and cash was not accessible at the time of their arrest. This was especially true on holidays.

Not only were events like this heartbreaking for inmates who might have wished to spend the holidays at home, but the unnecessary incarceration of inmates who simply couldn’t access bail money due to timing issues was an incredible burden on Sarasota taxpayers as well.…

Florida Voters Will Get to Determine if Marijuana Should be Legal for Medical Purposes

On January 28, 2014 the Florida Supreme Court determined that Florida voters will have the opportunity to determine whether Marijuana should be legal for medicinal purposes.  In its opinion the Court determined that the Medicinal Marijuana in Floridaproposed language of the constitutional amendment was not misleading, therefore allowing Florida citizens to vote on whether marijuana use should be legal for individuals that need it for treatment of their pain.

For the last several years many states have passed legislation that allows their citizens to be prescribed marijuana for medicinal purposes.  This major shift of thinking allows citizens, especially those suffering from horrendous pain, to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.  If sixty percent of the citizens agree that marijuana should be legal, then Florida would be the 21st state to decriminalize its use for medicinal purposes.…

“Bieber Fever” Increases as Details of the Pop Star’s DUI Arrest Continue to Filter In

After suffering some serious PR bumps in the road over the past year, Justin Bieber, the 19 year-old pop singer, hasJustin Bieber Drunk Driving Arrest seemingly just run into a veritable wall of trouble. While initially charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving on an expired license from Georgia, more charges could be pending. According to Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez, Bieber was booked into a Miami jail after being stopped at 4:10 a.m. and failing  field sobriety tests. Bieber’s arrest report states his face was flushed, his eyes were bloodshot and there was a distinct odor of alcohol on his breath.…

Do’s and Don’ts for the 2014 Gasparilla Pirate Fest & Parade

Due to a number of complaints from local Tampa residents, officials for the annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest have changed some of the rules regarding what is allowed—and what isn’t. Being unaware of these rules will not gasparilla 2014 pirate festallow you to avoid a ticket, so read the following and take it to heart before going out on January 25th, to enjoy the myriad of exciting events at the Gasparilla Pirate Fest.

Resist the urge to engage in any of the following behaviors during the Gasparilla Festival, Invasion, Brunch or Parade in order to avoid marring your day and possibly having to deal with a ticket or even an arrest:

  1. If you are under 21, you know it is illegal for you to drink alcoholic beverages.

Your Guide to Partying Safely at the 2014 Gasparilla Pirate Fest

It’s time to party hearty at the upcoming annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest, and Tampa residents are gearing up for the excitement. The festivities take place on January 25th, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. when the Gasparilla FL: Buccaneers 2012 GasparillaPirate Fest Street Festival welcomes visitors and ending as the last weary pirate gives up the ghost around 10:00 p.m. The activities throughout the day include the exciting Parade of Pirates beginning at 2:00 p.m., the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the Gasparilla Invasion, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Well over 300,000 people in the Tampa area attend this exhilarating, annual event, and while good times are had by all, it is prudent to pay attention to some simple rules regarding underage drinking, public intoxication and open containers.…

All You Need to Know Regarding Tickets, Parking, Docking and Fees for Gasparilla 2014

The 2014 annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest is fast-approaching; the Gasparilla Chidlren’s Parade and Piratechnic Extravaganza is this coming Saturday, January 18th. The next Saturday, January 25th, brings a return of all the 2014 gasparilla paradeGasparilla events, beloved by residents and visitors alike. The Gasparilla Pirate Fest Street Festival and the Invasion Brunch both kick off at 10:00 a.m; the exciting Gasparilla Invasion begins at 11:30 a.m. at the south end of Hillsborough Bay, and the eagerly-anticipated Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates begins at 2:00 p.m. Due to the number of people who attend these events (over 300,000), planning ahead can save you disappointment.…

The Annual Tampa Gasparilla Pirate Fest—Who, Why, What and Where

Once again it is time for the much-anticipated, annual 2014 Tampa Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Tampa residents as well as visitors to the area are in for a treat as the events kick off on January 25th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. If you are new to the area, you may be wondering just what the Gasparilla Pirate Fest is all about. Here’s the scoop:

Who is Gasparilla?

Over half a million people gather in Tampa Florida to celebrate the exploits of the pirate Jose Gaspar, an 18th century Spanish pirate. Although stories about Gaspar abound, it is generally thought that Jose was born in Spain in the 1760’s to an upper-class family.…

Partridge Family Star David Cassidy Gets another DUI

The former teen star David Cassidy, most known for his leading role on popular seventies sitcom The Partridge Family, has been racking up some points on his driver’s license over the past few years and his behavior has not gone unnoticed. The squeaky clean image of the now retired actor could be permanently tarnished as a result of his wild driving. His most recent clash with law enforcement equates to a February court date where he will be forced to defend his sobriety or lack there of.

Seventies sitcom fans aren’t nearly as forgiving as the fans of today’s hit shows who watch their Disney, Nickelodeon, Mickey Mouse Club characters get taken away in handcuffs on a regular basis.…

Upcoming Event Schedule for the 2014 Gasparilla Pirate Fest

The annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest is nearly upon us, starting on January 25th, 2014. Just as in past years, Tampa will offer a host of fun activities in honor of the Pirate Fest, including the Gasparilla parade. If you have lived in gasparilla-2014-pirate-ship-gasparilla-paradethe Tampa area for any length of time, you are probably well-aware of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival as well as the great events surrounding it; if you are new to the area, hang on to your hat and get ready for an exciting, fun-filled weekend. An unforgettable pirate-themed parade will delight you, while live music, fun activities for children, the Gasparilla Invasion brunch—as well as many more exciting activities—will complete your Gasparilla experience.…

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