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Tom Scarritt Serves as Master of Ceremonies for SLC Banquet
Tampa lawyer Tom Scarritt served as Master of Ceremonies for the Fortieth Anniversary Southern Legal Counsel Banquet held on October 21, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Morris Dees, the founder of Southern Poverty Legal Center, was the keynote speaker...
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Best Voice in the Monument Debacle

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Best Voice in the Monument Debacle
No, not Tom Skerritt — that’s the rugged-hero movie guy from Top Gun and Steel Magnolias. This is Tom Scarritt, Tampa lawyer and activist and real-life hero guy: the man who led the crusade to take down the Civil War monument in Tampa and...
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With the Confederate Statue Now Moved, Tom Scarritt Looks Back with Pride
While most people were focusing on getting their power restored and cleaning up debris after Hurricane Irma barreled through the region, a maintenance crew hired by Hillsborough County physically removed the controversial 106-year-old Confederate monument that has stood in front of the county courthouse...
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Carlton: People Ponied Up to Move the Confederate Statue. Now, How Do We Spend the Extra Money?
So what do you do with more than 30 grand in goodwill from your friends and neighbors, the happy result of citizens doing the job of their elected officials? In our own messy contribution to a conversation going on across America, Hillsborough County commissioners last month tied themselves in knots over moving a divisive Confederate soldier monument from outside a public courthouse to...
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Tom Scarritt's Speech at St. Pete Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville Victims
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280K Needed to Move Tampa Confederate Memorial
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Statue Goal: Done Deal

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Statue Goal: Done Deal
Hillsborough County commissioners gave an ultimatum to the people who want a Confederate monument moved from downtown Tampa: Raise half the money yourselves or it stays. You have 30 days. It took 24 hours. A campaign to relocate the statue topped $180,000 by Thursday afternoon, well past the $140,000 goal, confirmed Tom Scarritt, the Tampa lawyer who organized the...
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The violence in Charlottesville, Va., crystallized for much of the nation the danger of refusing to address painful symbols of the past. But not so in Hillsborough County, where the County Commission on Wednesday reversed itself yet again and left open the possibility of leaving a Confederate monument outside the downtown courthouse. This was a monumental display of cowardice by four Republicans indifferent to the need for moral leadership in this...
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Fundraising for Moving Hillsborough Confederate Monument Spikes
The private fundraising website created to pay to move a Confederate monument in Hillsborough County saw a surge of contributions over the past 48 hours, but still has only raised a total of $7,025, far short of its $100,000 goal. Most of the contributions came in after the racially-motivated violence Saturday in Charlottesville...
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Funds for Statue Relocation

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