Sh*t happened 9/18/15: Buckhorn vs. City Council continues, crimestopping kiosk, Polk cops

Yesterday, bulleted: 

The tensions between Tampa's City Council and the mayor's office over Buckhorn's unilaterally imposed Citizens Review Board ratcheted up another notch. It won't be long before Tampa families are utterly divided, sitting sullenly and silently across the dining room table from each other, not talking for fear of starting an argument. Just kidding! Families don't talk or eat together anymore, what are you, a time traveler?

Tampa's housing foreclosure rate is down both month-over-month and year-over-year, but still remains the highest in the nation. It's not our fault. We're just trying to carve out a slice of the American Dream — unfortunately, in seems to be the slice that includes getting into the business of flipping homes, realizing we don't really have the skill sets needed to successfully flip homes, and abandoning the home-flipping business (and the homes themselves) to live in an apartment on Gandy Boulevard while our parents keep inviting us to come back home to Port Jefferson, Long Island.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay announced the implementation of the Community Pro-Tektor kiosk, a video screen to be installed in various locations showing mug shots and videos to the public in the hope of inspiring tips. Quick, somebody make a Pro-Tektor Kiosk Bingo app, with spaces for stuff like "Grainy White Dude in Ball Cap and Aviators at Bank Counter" and "14-year-old Joyrider."

And finally, Polk County deputies are kinda all over the place, with some of 'em busting a $5 million meth ring while others are firing a weapon during a domestic dispute. I believe the proper PR spin-word might be "versatile."

Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]