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Nathan Dimoff, 23, of Ft. Myers stands on a small column in front of the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa while yelling, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” with other Ferguson protestors on Tuesday. On Monday evening, it was announced that a grand jury declined to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed, black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, in the St. Louis suburb. [EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times]

Local protests raise issue of police relations with black communities

Peaceful protests unfolded Tuesday in the Tampa Bay region's two largest cities, a reaction to the grand jury decision in St. Louis that also brought response from top officials. In St. Petersburg, police Chief Tony Holloway said he welcomed a public conversation about how his department patrols black communities.  …