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RIP Chief Witt

Former Hollywood Police Chief Richard Witt, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in March, died Monday.

He was one of the good cops but was fired by the political machine for trying to turn around the corrupt, befouled Hollywood PD and get rid of what he privately called the "goombah" criminal culture in the ranks. If Mayor Mara Giulianti had listened to him, there never would have been headlines like this.

Read the Sun-Sentinel obit here.

(Also, the Sentinel comments have gone haywire.)

After the jump: Corral Speaks

Cat305/Miami SunPost columnist Rebecca Wakefield interviews the Miami Herald's Oscar Corral. Nothing earth-shattering, but I think the Pulp is contractually obligated to post it.

While you're at it, check out Stuck On The Palmetto's take, which includes the expected Babalu reaction.

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