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No Place for Buccaneers

Tampa's waterways will be well protected by boats like these for the RNC. Photo credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class(SW) David Danals (RELEASED)

Tampa is ramping up security efforts as the Republican National Convention approaches. From August 27 to 30, some of the nation’s most powerful and influential people are convening on the Florida city heretofore best known for having ridiculously good-looking women.

The Tampa waterways will be chock full of federal and local lawmen alike. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department alone has a 70-knot, 40-foot Intrepid with three machine-gun mounts, so just imagine what the feds have? Bad guys be warned, Tampa ain’t messing around.

Oh, and PS, I’m headed to Tampa for an upcoming story so keep your eyes peeled for that in the magazine.

PPS Tampa is sneaky—one of the most underrated cities in the country for my money.