The next time you hear about how Sarasota is the art capital of Florida, or the south, or the entire world, all of which one hears (but only in Sarasota), consider this:
31 ONLINE PREDATORS.
Count 'em, 31 sexual predators caught seeking to seduce, solicit, or entice a child to commit sex acts.
Thirty-one -- in just 6 days of one Sheriff operation.
Here's the Wall of Shame.
Not that they look like they are capable of much shame. Sarasota wants your business, wants you to move here, wants you to think it's just the best thing since sliced child.
Of course Sarasota can't have all the glory. It shares some of this lice with other bungholes -- Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Bradenton, and even California.
Long may they fester.