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  1. You be the prosecutor: what sentence will you recommend for convicted "sex on beach" couple?Read the original story

    19 hrs ago | Sentencing Law and Policy

    Regular readers may recall this post from earlier this month, titled "Imprisonment for 15 years for sex on the beach?!?! Really?!?!,"which covered the possibilityof one member of an indecent couple in Florida facing amandatory 15-yearprison sentence forshoreline dirty dancing with his girlfriend. But this follow-up post reported that State Attorney Ed Brodsky indicated that "he will not seek the maximum possible punishment - 15 years in prison - for the couple convicted of having sex in public on Bradenton Beach."

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  2. Ousted Bradenton Beach Mayor: I'll Be BackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | News Talk Florida

    Ousted Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon says he will run in November to regain the post he lost in Tuesday's recall election. Shearon lost by a dozen votes to winner Jack Clarke in a special election sparked by complaints about Shearon's leadership.

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  3. Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor seeks 'pathway to healing and unity'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Jack Clarke said from his office in city hall that Mayor Bill Shearon is "temperamentally unsuited for this job." Islander Photo: Ed Scott Jack Clarke has resigned from his office as commissioner and his position as vice mayor to run for mayor of Bradenton Beach effective with the May 19 election.

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  4. AMI turtle talks move to Annie SilverRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring will hold its weekly Tuesday Turtle Talks at 11 a.m. beginning in June at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. The talks will cover the lifecycle of turtles, what beachgoers can do to help and offer turtle artifacts to view.

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  5. AMI Moose renovation drags, taxes administratorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Ernie Casali, administrator of Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge No. 2188, looks over the newly constructed lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, April 29. A soft opening likely will held in June.

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  6. Cast-n-Cage ordered from Bradenton Beach pier May 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Cast-n-Cage owner Roland Pena poses in November 2014 with a new sign at the entrance to the restaurant. Islander File Photo Bradenton Beach officials announced May 12 they gave Cast-n-Cage Restaurant owner Roland Pena through May 31 to vacate the Historic Bridge Street Pier.

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  7. Key shopping centers welcome new businesses With St. Armands Circle...Read the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | YourObserver

    With St. Armands Circle directly to the south of Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria businesses to the north, some might think Longboat isn't a good spot to shop. But new businesses popping up in three popular Key plazas - Whitney Beach Plaza, the Centre Shoppes and the Shoppes of Bay Isles - prove the Key has some great options for shoppers.

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  8. Cell tower mishap concerns marina ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Bradenton Beach Marina owners Allan Bazzy and son Mike Bazzy meet May 5 on their property near the Bradenton Beach cell tower. Islander Photo: Ed Scott Bradenton Beach Marina was a hub of activity May 5. Pedestrians were walking along the sidewalk that passes through the marina.

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  9. Bradenton Beach mayor: Improvement continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... Bill Shearon delineated his administration's successes through his "State of the City" address. Elected as Bradenton Beach mayor in November 2013, Shearon has been the subject of a lawsuit, forfeiture of office proceedings and now faces the May 19 ...

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  10. Mayor's supporter calls Clarke out for election sign errorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Jack Clarke's "Do you know Jack" campaign sign is displayed May 8 on Bridge Street. Supporters of his opponent on the recall ballot pointed out the sign does not meet the requirements set forth by the state.

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  11. With recall looming, Bradenton Beach mayor speaks outRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon spoke to the The Islander from his home, saying he hopes for a favorable result in the May 19 recall election so "this will all be over with and we can start out fresh." Islander Photo: Ed Scott Facing a May 19 recall election, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon sat down in his Gulf Drive home to discuss the mayor's situation with The Islander.

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  12. Judge denies injunction for recall ballotRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge denied May 5 a temporary injunction requested by a Bradenton Beach resident seeking to keep Jack Clarke's name off the city ballot before the May 19 election. John Metz, a retired attorney, had asked Judge Gilbert Smith to grant the injunction because, he said, Clarke who holds the Ward 1 commission seat and serves as vice mayor, failed to properly follow the state's resign-to-run law.

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  13. Bradenton Beach mayoral candidates spar at voter forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    The meeting room was semi-filled May 6 to hear Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, right, and Vice Mayor Jack Clarke, left, debate questions posed May 6 by League of Women Voters of Manatee County. LWV of Manatee County board member Ashley Brown, center left, and president Rosalie Shaffer conducted the forum.

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  14. Bradenton Beach mayoral recall: How we got hereRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Bradenton Beach voters will be asked Tuesday, May 19, to determine whether Mayor Bill Shearon should retain his seat or be recalled. Voters will have an opportunity on the same ballot to choose whether Shearon or Vice Mayor Jack Clarke should fill the remainder of Shearon's term, should the recall vote not go the mayor's way.

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  15. Bradenton Beach wins pier restaurant eviction caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    An illuminated sign on the Historic Bridge Street Pier welcomes visitors, but troubles have plagued the city's restaurant tenants. Islander Photo: Ed Scott A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge ruled May 7 that the city of Bradenton Beach may evict the Cast-n-Cage Restaurant from the Historic Bridge Street Pier.

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  16. Court can use reason in sex-on-beach caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | The Miami Herald

    You can see it on YouTube in all its dubious glory, a couple appearing to couple on their towel on the sugary sands of busy Bradenton Beach. What a shocked beach-goer's cellphone captured Elissa Alvarez and Jose Caballero doing in broad daylight that balmy Sunday last July definitely makes them unlikely martyrs for a legal system gone astray.

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  17. Florida prosecutor says he will not seek 15-year prison terms for sex-on-beach convictionsRead the original story

    Sunday May 10 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    As noted in this recent post , "Imprisonment for 15 years for sex on the beach?!?! Really?!?!," at least one member of an indecent couple in Florida seemed to be facing an indecent prison sentence for some shoreline dirty dancing. But this local article , headlined "State attorney won't seek 15-year prison sentences for Bradenton Beach sex-on-the-beach couple," now suggests that prosecutors are going to be seeking a much less extreme sanction for these miscreants.

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  18. 15 Years for Sex on the Beach? Let's Think about That for a MinuteRead the original story

    Saturday May 9 | Sunshine State News

    For a variety of reasons -- and, I promise, none of them is because I like a good, salacious news story -- a jury trial in Bradenton captured my attention this week. Elissa Alvarez, 20, and Jose Caballero, 40, were tried and convicted of having sex in public on Bradenton Beach, July 20, 2014.

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  19. Fabiola Santiago: Prosecutors went overboard in beach-sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | The Miami Herald

    That's one of the reasons I don't buy that the overzealous prosecution of a couple for allegedly having sex on Ana Maria Island's public Bradenton Beach was only about punishing a disturbing display of sexuality in front of beach-going families. Consider how the fate of Elissa Alvarez, 20, and Jose Caballero, 40, might have unfolded had the couple been Jill and Jack, soccer mom and golfing dad who got a little carried away with "intense cuddling."

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  20. Ice bucket idiot? 5 craziest crimes of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | USA Today

    ... after this: Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 20, were found guilty Monday of copulating on Florida's Bradenton Beach, and now they face up to 15 years behind bars. Video caught the couple's "lewd and lascivious behavior" last year, and ...

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