Tampa Police Chief

Posted on January 2, 2013


Jane Castor, Tampa’s Police Chief, got props from the mainstream media for presiding over a peaceful Republican National Convention in 2012. Working closely together with NGOs and pacifist-inclined protesters, she made sure that no negative incidents that could have disrupted the Convention or given the city a bad image took place. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the protest was “Less anarchy, more parade.” Castor herself gloated that she “needed a box of beads. It was actually a festive atmosphere.” The good results for police, the Republicans, the city government, and Democratic politicians or high-paid NGO directors who don’t want to be associated with street fighting or revolutionary social movements can be attributed to the pacifist protesters who gladly worked hand in hand with the cops.

Tampa police dialogue with peaceful protesters

Tampa police dialogue with peaceful protesters