Best Of 2011

Best Questionable Decision Made by a Local Mayor: Razing the Lacy House

A day after St. Petersburg tragically lost its first police officers in the line of duty in over 30 years in a shootout with Hydra Lacy Jr., Mayor Bill Foster ordered the St. Pete Police Department to bulldoze Lacy’s home, leading a former New Jersey SWAT commander to tell the St. Petersburg Times that a “a crime scene of this magnitude being destroyed by a mayor is unheard of and the police chief should have stopped him.”