August 21st, 2012 TAMPA -- The bricks, pipes and anarchist-style graffiti found days before the Republican National Convention on a downtown rooftop were a concern but not alarming to Police Chief Jane Castor. Although police called the findings "suspicious," Castor said it was the type of discovery expected with the highly charged GOP gathering coming to town.
"Finding those items for us was not a surprise," Castor said. "This is historically how these things proceed before a large political event such as the RNC." The 6,000-square-foot building, on the northwest corner of Florida Avenue and Tyler Street, isn't far from the newly opened Floridan Palace Hotel where national media members were rumored to be among the guests. The graffiti included the numeral "99" and an image of a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, see photo above, similar to those warn by Occupy protesters last year.
August 15th, 2012. ANONYMOUS THREAT VIDEO: Message 2 RNC Activists FBI, TPD and PI Bill Warner, see new Youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcMZN3k9b4Y. I must have hit a nerve with the dirtbags at ANONYMOUS aka Black Bloc as they have posted a Youtube video dedicated to me, the FBI, the TPD and the RNC at Tampa warning everyone that “We are not terrorists but we are not pacifists” and “Let us band together and knock down the walls of the clean zone for it violates our constitution“. The gist of the Tampa RNC threat is more visual than anything with threats against law enforcement, at 4:45 into the video the 'ANONYMOUS' computer generated voice mentions, ‘Mainstream Media and people like private eye Bill Warner”.
August 21st 2102 FOX 13 NEWS TAMPA, BRICKS ON THE ROOF: "We are appreciative that the business owner called us," Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said Tuesday afternoon. "Finding those items for us was not a surprise," she added. "We are just pleased to see the communications process worked the way it did."
Bill Warner is a private investigator who tracks and researches radical groups all over the world. He says the stockpile is a sign of trouble ahead. "These are tactics terrorists use in the Middle East. They will hide bricks in piles in buildings and so forth. They will move into the area start their little protests. Then they will find their pile of bricks and pipes and start busting out windows," Warner said.
Castor said what's most important is making sure none of the items is used to harm anyone during the RNC. For months, FOX 13 has been reporting about the Black Bloc, an anarchist group that causes chaos and havoc around the world. The FBI has labeled them domestic terrorists who are against government, corporate America, and law enforcement.
Recently cyber hackers known as Anonymous sent out a call to action for Black Blockers to unite at the RNC, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcMZN3k9b4Y. Their message to Chief Castor and the media was simple, they're coming to Tampa to fight for what they say are their rights.
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