Newsflash: Herald Tribune Tom Lyons and ACLU Michael Barfield Security Cameras Focus on Newtown Because That’s Where the Majority of Sarasota Crimes Originate.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

COP HATERS TOM LYONS AND MICHAEL BARFIELD UNITE IN SARASOTATo make a point in a low-key way — with no press conference and lawsuit threat or anything of that sort — the American Civil Liberties Union just sent me a map. The map, with a few words attached, shows all the locations of outdoor security cameras maintained by the Sarasota Police Department. Each camera is represented by a red flag. Thirty-five of the 43 cameras are in Newtown. That means they will almost exclusively help bust black people. Those cameras are a stationary, electronic equivalent to police stops based on racial profiling, the ACLU (mouthpiece Michael Barfield) says.

Newsflash: Herald Tribune Tom Lyons and ACLU Michael Barfield Security Cameras Focus on Newtown Because That’s Where the Majority of Sarasota Crimes Originate. There were 800 plus crimes in the Newtown Section of Sarasota Fl between October 9th, 2014 and today April 7th, 2015. In 2010 Newtown accounted for 43 per cent of Sarasota’s armed robberies and 83 per cent of its murders. See RECENT Sarasota County Sheriff’s Crime Mapping for Newtown section of Sarasota Fl, CLICK HERE. Young British pals Cooper and Kouzaris murders in Newtown gave the Sarasota Fl a international black eye.

James Cooper and James Kouzaris

SARASOTA FL: It’s an easy-going place where visitors and locals mingle in the cluster of bars and restaurants after lazy days spent basking on the city’s 35 miles of white Gulf Coast beaches. In a city which considers itself to be Florida’s cultural capital this is also the entertainment centre, home to most of Sarasota’s art galleries and theatres. Above all it’s a safe district where the most police have to deal with is the occasional outbreak of rowdiness, fuelled by a few too many beers combined with the region’s legendary all-year-round sunshine. Head directly north through Sarasota’s grid-patterned streets, however, and the atmosphere changes for the worse. First there’s the city’s business centre, then the offices give way to smart homes. After a mile and- a-half you’ll reach Newtown. It’s a neighbourhood that is never mentioned in the glossy tourist brochures that lure 41,000 Britons to Sarasota every year. By day the atmosphere is unwelcoming, at night it’s downright dangerous and considered a no-go area for outsiders. In 2010 Newtown accounted for 43 per cent of Sarasota’s armed robberies and 83 per cent of its murders. In these streets university pals Mr Cooper, 25, and Mr Kouzaris, 24, were gunned down after straying into the crime ridden public housing project. Apparently victims of a robbery, they died in a hail of bullets as they fled for their lives in the early hours of Saturday. Shawn Tyson, a dysfunctional teenager from Newtown who reportedly has the street nickname Young Savage tattooed across his chest, has been convicted with the killing of the two Britons.
Gunned down: James Kouzaris, 24, from Northampton (right) and James Cooper, 25, from Warwickshire, were murdered during a holiday in Florida with family and friends
Newtown is a district that one man in Sarasota knows better than most. Bill Warner is a veteran private investigator who has called this area his patch for almost 20 years. “It’s horrible,” Bill Warner says. “At any time of day there are drug deals being done and guys acting as spotters on the look out for police. There is a lot of crime and it’s not a nice place to be. You don’t go there at night, period. If I have to do surveillance work in Newtown I always carry a weapon.” Bill Warner has his own theory, that the friends may have been the victims of a honey-trap, deliberately lured there by women. Police have traced two women seen on CCTV talking for 37 minutes to the Britons in Smokin’ Joe’s bar in the hours leading up to the shootings. Detectives stress they are not suspects but there’s still a gap between that time and the men leaving the downtown area. Bill Warner says: “In my opinion this was a set-up. They were enticed there and the motive was robbery. Earlier in the bars around Main Street they were going from table to table talking to women. The kid the police have charged is just a goon, a high school dropout. He is not the brains of this operation. They probably got shot because they ran or resisted.

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