Close Manatee County strip clubs by quiting patronage

June 26, 2014 

Detective Jerome Diamond of the Manatee County Homicide Investigative Unit testifies Thursday regarding videotaped evidence from the DaVinci's Nightclub showing different camera angles of the murder of Natividad Faudoa. Javier Aguilar is on trial for the shooting death of Faudoa in May 2012.TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald

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Strip clubs have become a scourge in Bradenton that we should not tolerate any longer.

Manatee County has been suing since 2005 in an effort to abolish current and future establishments. They increase crime, lower property values, and do little to stimulate the local economy.

The fastest way to shut them down is to spend money elsewhere.

There are many other entertainment options throughout the Tampa bay area. Together we can put an end to local area strip clubs once and for all.

Richard Sapp

Bradenton

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