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New St. Pete police chief promises to crack down on drug crimes listen

07/28/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Saint Peterburg, chief of police, Rick Kriseman, drugs, neighborhood crime watch, Prostitution, St Pete, Anthony Holloway


Cracking down on drug related crimes will be a major focus of St Petersburg’s new chief of police, Anthony Holloway. Saturday at the St. Petersburg History Museum Anthony Holloway made himself available at informal meet and greet with the public. Both residents and public officials gathered to express their concerns and hopes to the new police chief.

The dust has settled on the drama surrounding the appointment of a new chief of police. Saint Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman has brought Ant...

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Outreach group to drop the F-bomb -- friend -- to reduce human sex trafficking of kids listen

06/08/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Tags: Human Trafficking, sex trafficking, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Prostitution, 2-1-1

A local group is trying to get kids out of human sex trafficking. The Crisis Center of Tampa bay launched a campaign Monday called “Drop the F-bomb.” The F stands for friends and will teach teens the signs and dangers of human sex-trafficking. David Braughton is the president and CEO of the group. He spoke to WMNF about the campaign.

"Our mission at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is to insure that no one faces crisis alone and so we're always looking out into the community for where are t...

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Tampa City Council passes impound fee on prostitution and drug charges listen

12/15/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council passed an ordinance Thursday morning they hope will reduce prostitution and drug slinging in neighborhoods. The so-called John ordinance allows police to impound vehicles used in those crimes. The fee to get the car back will be $500.

During the first reading early this month, Council member [Mary Mulhern](


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