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July 28, 2017

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More Florida Noise

Perceived public pressure and police “crackdowns” have always been synchronized.

The great patrons of police overtime in the 70s and 80s were “outlaw biker gangs” who almost routinely, to quote the Miami Herald’s Fred Grimm shot bikers from other “gangs…and their bodies dismembered and their girlfriends gang-raped, then forced into prostitution. If the women objected, they were beaten savagely.” Are you outraged yet?

In 1996 Bob Dole, hoping to turn California Republican, journeyed to a section of Redondo Beach the locals used to call “Felony Flats,” noticed there was a local clique called “North Side Redondo,” and invented the gang injunction on the spot – on camera, of course.

About nine this morning, Pacific Time, President Chuckles tweeted, “Departing for Long Island now. An area under siege from #MS13 gang members. We will not rest until #MS13 is eradicated.” One never knows with the special case that is Trump, but if Kellyanne Conway can just keep the leader of the free world preoccupied for the next few hours, a report or two about the gang menace will lead the network evening news tonight.


Also this week the public in Florida is being encouraged to demand that police do something about the public menace that is the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Police keep handing stories to Jarrod Holbrook, the fledgling biker authority at WFTS in Tampa.

Earlier this week Holbrook reported: “The I-Team found there’s been a recent string of violence among local motorcycle clubs. Law enforcement classifies some of those clubs as criminal gangs and criminal enterprises. Florida law enforcement agencies including right here in Tampa Bay are on high alert.”

Two days later police handed Holbrook a story about the shooting of James Costa. Costa has been reported to be the president of the Outlaws St. Petersburg Chapter. Costa is also a retired Hillsborough County Fire Rescue medic and Captain. Long ago, Costa may have committed an assault but other than that he has no criminal record. In May 2016, Holbrook singled Costa out for attention on television because he belonged to a motorcycle club. Holbrook also singled out a man named Clint Walker who also worked for Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, who was Costa’s friend and was a member of the Outlaws when his name first came up. Walker had been involved in a bar fight in Key West.

Breaking! Exclusive!

Holbrook’s most recent report about Costa and Walker aired Wednesday night. Costa, wearing his Outlaws cut, was shot off his motorcycle as he rode the Tamiami Trail near Valroy Road south of Tampa. “The shooting comes just two days after the I-Team uncovered a rise in local violence between motorcycle clubs,” Holbrook bragged.

Then, citing what could only have been police, Holbrook said, “sources tell us Clint Walker, a Hillsborough county firefighter and paramedic, responded to the scene after Costa was shot.”

“Sources say when deputies tried to take Costa’s leather Outlaws vest, he refused to give it to them, and instead gave it to Walker.”

According to Holbrook, “Hillsborough Fire Rescue spokespeople… will review if Walker broke any policies by taking the Outlaws vest.”


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8 Responses to “More Florida Noise”

  1. Frequent Flyer Says:

    Florida is Spahn Ranch without the acid.

  2. RWB Says:

    Love the video piece, with the PD saying that the Outlaws are trying to establish their dominance. Never heard they didn’t have it or lost it in West Central Florida…

  3. david Says:

    The people’s perception, is a misconception, because of media deception.

  4. panamaa Says:

    Rebel says: President Chuckles……… LMFAO.. That’s fucking great Rebel…

  5. Phuquehed Says:

    Just another ‘mouth’ reading for the pigs. Rope. Tree. Holbrook and WFTS.

  6. David Torres Says:

    President Chuckles?

  7. rocco151 Says:

    Although I’m not from Florida ,I would assume that one cannot make Captain in any Fire /Medic Department in any jurisdiction in the U.S. by being an inferior employee and especially one who works long enough to retire and earn a pension from same employment. The fact that Mr. Costa didn’t want to give anything of value such as a vest…or a wallet or jewelry for that matter to a stranger doesn’t strike me as odd but prudent actually !

    The fact that his friend who probably has been in dangerous situations “on the job” with him and was trusted with his valuables is between these two friends . My question is is Mr. Costa okay after being shot off of his bike ! If these guys were ordinary citizens and not 1% club members the story would have been framed as a tragedy not as a reason to question their character as civil servants as one professional comes to the aid of a friend who lays bleeding on the highway !

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