Tampa -- Inside, a packed house. Outside, protesters. Inside, an agenda of common ground. Outside, an agenda of indignance.
"We never hear this kind of language coming from city officials in the way African youth are always under attack," said one protester.
Inside, Commissioner Les Miller, Sheriff David Gee, and black leaders met to find solutions to the violence that rocked the Florida State Fair, and law enforcement put the bad behavior on display.
"You can see the crowd here moving toward a big fight. This vendor is actually trying to protect himself. Throwing trash cans, throwing pieces of the booths. You'll see here they throw a big panel from one of the booths," said Col. Jim Previtera of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
One by one, deputies recalled how mobs of teenagers trampled people in the midway, gangs squared off, property was destroyed, and even an innocent teenager became a target.
"You gotta look at this real close. It came off social media. This is the girl on the ground in the blue being beaten by the crowd and being stomped on," said Previtera.
For law enforcement, enough is enough, and black leaders agreed, offering advice on how to make things better. Sheriff Gee will meet with the NAACP on Thursday.
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