"They're here to cause trouble," said Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee. "We will not tolerate it. Other peaceful protesters are welcome, but not people causing inciting a riot, and that's what they tried to do." Law enforcement sources tell 10 News that they heard rumors that the "Black Bloc" would be used to storm the Bank of America or a parking garage as protesters demonstrated during the march.
The police presence in the 'Tampa Combat Zone' was overwhelming on Tuesday, whatever the black bloc protesters did the cops were right on them. Something is up though with a guy who appears to be an organizer with the Black Bloc protesters that have been at Freedom Park 2101 W. Main Street Tampa since at last Tuesday 8/21/2012, see map CLICK HERE.
PHOTO ABOVE ALLEYWAY NEXT TO MAIN STREET GROCERY TAMPA FL
I first noticed what appeared to be two guys from 'out of town' at Freedom Park on W. Main St Tampa Fl on Tuesday August 21st. When I first spotted these dudes they were in the alleyway behind the notorious Main Street Grocery owned by indicted, arrested and jailed Tony Khawaja. The mystery man appears to be about 30 years old, he has black hair and beard, he always wears dark glasses, he appears to be about 5' 10" tall and about 160 lbs, he appears to be an organizer.
PHOTO ABOVE CORNER OF N ALBANY AND W CHESTNUT ST TAMPA FL
On Tuesday August 28th, 2012 at 1:58 pm I was again at Freedom Park where I spotted the dark hair mystery man and his pal, a pasty white and pale male with long red hair (he ain't from here), this time the two them were walking away from Freedom Park on N. Albany Ave, this was very odd as there was a unscheduled impromptu march to downtown Tampa that was to start at 2:00 pm.
I followed the dark hair mystery man and his pal as they walked up N. Albany To W. Chestnut St to an old run down house in the 2100 block of W. Chestnut St. The dark hair mystery man was carrying a rather large fanny pack type black bag with a big red cross on it, the dark hair mystery man was not one of the protesters 'street medics'.
The dark hair mystery man and his pal went into the house in the 2100 block of W. Chestnut St., they were inside for about 5 minutes they came out and the fanny pack type black bag with a big red cross on it seemed somewhat stuffed and pushed out.
PHOTO ABOVE W MAIN STREET TAMPA FL
The dark hair mystery man and his pal returned to Freedom Park just as the march was leaving for downtown Tampa, I followed and as I followed the group in the march they were all followed by various law enforcement undercover SUV vehicles. As we headed on W. Main Street towards the Univ of Tampa I pulled along side one of the undercover SUV's and motioned to the officer in the passenger seat to pull down his window, he did and I told him that two guys had made a quick stop at what appears to be a safe house on W. Chestnut St just before the march and the police officer said, "yeah we know who they are and we saw it"!
PHOTO ABOVE N. TAMPA AVE TAMPA FL AUGUST 28TH, 2012
The marchers today from Freedom Park went past the Univ of Tampa across the bridge to Romneyville where they linked up with more like minded people and then headed down N Tampa Ave towards the RNC Convention Center. The dark hair mystery man was not one of the protesters 'street medics' as he was now leading the march with a black bandanna covering his face and wearing dark sun glasses, the protester 'street medics' were bringing up the rear.
PHOTO ABOVE N TAMPA AVE TAMPA FL AUGUST 28TH, 2012
Sheriff Gee reiterated the fact that peaceful protesters are welcomed on the city streets, but tactics like "Black Bloc" would be shut down immediately. Sheriff Gee was part of the bike patrols today and assisted in keeping the peace. He wanted to be "part of the action," he says. He patrolled the streets, alongside his deputies and handed out water to those who needed it.
PHOTO ABOVE DOWNTOWN TAMPA AUGUST 28TH, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. — Police officers in riot gear broke up a scuffle outside the Republican National Convention on Tuesday between anti-GOP protesters and Kansas-based church members who often picket soldiers’ funerals. Authorities later arrested a man who was staying at a makeshift camp for protesters known as “Romneyville” for allegedly breaking the jaw of a fellow camper. Dante M. Sea, 24, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery Tuesday after he hit 60-year-old Eddie Thomas and broke Thomas’ jaw, police said. Thomas was staying in a shed in back of a military surplus store and Sea was sleeping in a tent on the same property, located in “Romneyville.”
Dante M. Sea, DOB 4/24/1988, the Occupy thug who broke the jaw of the 60 year old man at the Romneyville tent city has a prior arrest in Hillsborough County for Felony AGGRAVATED BATTERY GREAT BODILY HARM July 2011. Dante Sea's current charges are FELONY BATTERY and POSSESSION OF CANNABIS, looks like Romneyville is a real fun place to hang out, if your a thug.
Now my radar is way up on these two unknown 'black bloc' subjects, the dark hair mystery man and his pal, the a pasty white and pale male with long red hair, something ain't right with all of this. The house in the 2100 block of W. Chestnut St. is linked to the arrests of 3 individuals in the last 8 months who appear to have no connection to one another, yet all of them used the same address on their Hillsborough County Jail booking info, odd?
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com