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Uhurus oppose Pinellas Schools plan for assault rifles for school police listen

09/26/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Uhurus, Chimurenga Waller, Pinellas County Schools, War, weapons, guns, police


A plan by the Pinellas County School District to acquire assault rifles for campus police is coming under fire from the black community.

Friday morning the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement held a press conference in front of the Pinellas County School Board building to criticize further weaponizing schools.

Afterward, WMNF spoke by phone with their local president, Chimurenga Waller.

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Survivalists Prepare for the End Times

12/17/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity--- I'm Rob Lorei. We're going to talk about the massacre in Connecticut last Friday when we open the phones in a few minutes. But first-- The British Newspaper, The Daily Mail is reporting the mother of Newtown killer Adam Lanza was a survivalist who trained her son to shoot and had been stockpiling weapons and food in anticipation of an apocalypse.

Nancy Lanza began hoarding food and water because she feared the ongoing financial crisis was going to...

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Tampa Police Captain Dugan meets with weapons vendor Safariland

11/22/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tampa Police Captain Brian Dugan met with weapons and law enforcement equipment vendor Safariland Tuesday November 22. Andrea Davis is a spokesperson for Tampa Police, and she said that Safariland arranged the appointment. Occupy Tampa protesters say they saw him at Moxies sandwich shop with several company ...

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Tampa Police Department considers several tools for 2012 RNC protesters listen

10/12/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week the St. Petersburg Times reported the Tampa Police Department was considering a range of security measures for next year’s Republican National Convention. But the [police have backed away from one part of that inventory, unmanned aerial surveillance aircraft](


Draper Laboratory opens at USF Tampa listen

10/26/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The University of South Florida, Tampa is one new home of Draper Laboratory. With some of Hillsborough County’s elite in attendance, a red ribbon ceremony was held this afternoon to welcome Draper to their new location on the USF Campus.

Draper Laboratory was welcomed by USF President Judy Genshaft today at its ceremonial opening. At its new location, Draper will be conducting bio-medical research that Genshaft described as a perfect fit for the university.

Among the many Hillsboro...

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