Courthouse security is a nightmare anywhere. But, this situation in Tampa is going to get out of control. Here’s the problem. There is not enough space or staff as it is right now. Now the Sherrif is going to “beef up” security? All this is going to do it make it even harder to get to court. Judges have no patience for litigants that are late to court, and I have even seen some judges issue warrants for people and arrest them for being late when they were stuck in the security line. (Remember, the judges have their own entrance . . . ).
I have made friends with many of the guards in the last 15 years. They do a great job. But now we have deputies and/or some new company’s guards who don’t know anyone, or the area, or the building . . . in short, why the hell fix something that isn’t broken?
Thanks to the county commission for taking the dollar into consideration above anything else. Saving $300K a year is not worth the headache and inconvenience this is going to cause. But I guess that’s what you have to do when you are NOT GOING TO SUE KEVIN WHITE FOR WHAT HE COST THIS COUNTY! Why not take that $300K out of his paycheck, or sue him, and leave the courthouse alone?