Surveillance Cameras, New Laws, Security Fences, and 3500 Police in Place for …


The 2012 Republican National Convention is being hold in Tampa, Florida from Aug 27th by 30th. The entirety of downtown Tampa will be within a RNC confidence perimeter. There will be demonstrations, rallies, and marches function via a week. Hysterical corporate media reports — fed by releases from law coercion authorities — advise of threats from “outlaws and anarchists” including targeting Tampa Bay area bridges with IEDs. Local officials have set adult confidence cameras via a city, set aside 1,700 beds during a internal jail, combined a video justice complement for initial hearings and put additional shifts of open defenders on call to fast routine “troublemakers”. On a other hand, city officials are environment adult 575 unstable toilets, dual misting stations, and providing bottled H2O for demonstrators pang from Florida’s summer heat. The city will also have workers on palm to give puncture medical care.

In expectation of hosting a RNC, Tampa politicians upheld a new law banning countless items, including gas masks or identical inclination designed to filter all atmosphere breathed by a wearer in an try to strengthen a respiratory tract and/or face opposite vitriolic or noxious gasses or other materials; H2O guns, super-soakers, and H2O cannons; atmosphere rifles, atmosphere pistols, paintball rifles, explosives, blustering caps, switchblades, hatchets, axes, BB guns, particle guns, handle shots, blackjacks, steel knuckles, nun chucks, mace, ax handles, crowbars, hammers, shovels or any bar or bludgeon; rope, chain, string, chubby wire, cable, line, tape, or any other element of a identical nature, carrying tensile strength larger than 30 pounds and length larger than 6 feet; containers filled with urine, fecal matter, blood or any other corporeal fluid; and most more. Poles for criticism signs and flags are criminialized if they are some-more than 2 inches far-reaching and 1/4 in. thick. Large puppets are taboo if their tools fit into several of a taboo object categories. Guns, however, are allowed, if we have a lift permit.

Tampa has commissioned dozens of high-def CCTV cameras in allege of a 2012 RNC. About 90 high-definition cameras have been commissioned around a downtown area and a wireless network to bond a cameras. Sixty-three of a cameras have pan/tilt/zoom capabilities that means that they can be remotely directed and a wizz is 20x optical. Thirty-one fixed-point cameras have been installed, mostly to watch a Tampa Police Department and a parking garage. Videos will be stored for 4 years. The cameras started recording on Aug 5th, 2012, and will record by Sep 1st during minimum. It’s not famous if a city will keep examination afterwards.

To tip it off, Tropical charge Isaac is relocating into a Gulf of Mexico and is approaching to pass Tampa to a west late Monday and Tuesday.


August 26th report:
Eve of 2012 RNC: Disruptions and Marches Begin, Convention Delayed Due to Storm, 8/26/12: photos


August 25th reports:
2012 RNC: Fear Mongering, Undercover Cops, and a Corporate Media |
Lead-Up to 2012 RNC: Anarchists, IEDs, Guy Fawkes, Feces, Drones a Tampa Police State


Read More:
Press Release to Tampa RNC Law Enforcement |
When Republicans, Hurricanes and Anarchists Collide: a entrance snowstorm in Tampa Bay |
RNC in Tampa: What not to bring! |
Tampa prepares for best and misfortune |
Tampa is examination we during a 2012 RNC |
Occupy Tampa’s Official Statement Regarding a RNC |
Earth First! organisation calls for eco-action during RNC in Tampa |
Statement on a Police Misconduct in West Tampa on a Evening of 8/17/2012


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For More Information:
March on a RNC |
Occupy a RNC |
Occupy Tampa


See Also:

Obama vs. Romney: a Close Election! You gotta be kidding! |
How Ryan’s votes in Congress exhibit expected Romney-Ryan process direction


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2008 RNC |
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