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St. Pete police chief to discuss public safety

ST. PETERSBURG -- Police Chief Charles "Chuck" Harmon will talk about crime and punishment during a luncheon at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club at noon Thursday.

Here's the announcement from the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club:

"The City of St. Petersburg has plenty of the former these days, but what of the latter? Military-style assault weapons freely accessible by common criminals, open season on convenience store owners, young children in their homes losing their innocent lives, drug and prostitution deals happening openly on the streets. While every economic downturn in history has had its attendant spike in crimes associated with economic distress, many citizens of the City feel more unsafe than ever. Yet as at least one Mayoral candidate calls for his job, the City's Police Chief, Charles "Chuck" Harmon, would cite statistics to show many crimes are down from earlier years. Who is right? Who is safe? Why do so many crimes go unreported, or if reported, unpunished? Missing this program with the City's top cop would be a crime!"

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:53am]


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