Tampa Jail Cleared To House RNC Protesters
Inmates moved to make room for demonstrators
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Police in Tampa have cleared inmates out of the Orient Road Jail in preparation for “a mass amount” of arrests of protesters at next week’s Republican National Convention.
“In an unprecedented move, Hillsborough County jail officials announced one facility is completely cleared and essentially reconstructed just for the Republican National Convention,” reports ABC Action News.
Metal detectors, temporary court rooms, and medical facilities with doctors present have all been set up in readiness for an influx of detainees.
“We’ll take their fingerprints and photographs. We’ll also collect property,” said Colonel Jim Previtera. “There are three scenarios, inmates will either get bonded out, go before a judge who will be stationed at Falkenberg Road Jail with a video feed into Orient Road Jail, or they’ll be released.”
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have released a bulletin warning of the threat posed by violent anarchists who may use explosives devices to cause havoc during the event.