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Old 09-26-2013, 06:15 AM
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When my home was being foreclosed on, some of the resources that 211 offered did charge per night for shelter. So, if we lost our home, and were homeless, we would be screwed. Basically. Nice laws.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:18 AM
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I mean, if my husband stopped drinking and we confessed to Christ, there would be help, but if not, and if there were no family or friends to fall back on, we would be in a heap of trouble.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:32 PM
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As we all know, shooting and killing a teenager is self-defense in Florida so long as the teenager is black and might be thinking about cooking up a batch of purple drank.

However, firing a warning shot into a wall when your crazed, violent spouse is charging you threatening murder is not self-defense in Florida, so long as you're female and black.


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A three-judge panel of Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal apparently doesn't know the law very well, since they've gone and ordered a new trial. The ruling was based on a breathtakingly muttonheaded blunder in the trial court's jury instructions.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:49 AM
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I heard about that case. When I saw a story on it on Youtube, I essentially stated that the woman didn't meet the racial requirement for Stand Your Ground to be an effective defense. If she were white, she never would've been charged most likely.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:45 PM
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Naked Florida man fatally shot by passing motorist after having clothes stolen | The Raw Story

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:18 AM
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I'm sure he has totally *reasonable* reasons for going out of his way to shoot a clearly unarmed naked guy. Probably looked at him funny and the cops were like 'Yeah you had to shoot him! Enjoy the rest of your day sir.'
It's a bit sad when I'm impressed that the paper didn't speculate on what possible new designer drug he must have been on to be out running naked.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:50 AM
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I think it's obvious. I mean, who else but a naked (black) man has something to hide? Why else would a (black) man be naked in the street if he's not trying to distract decent honest gun carrying (white) Americans from whatever he's really hiding (just not on his person or in his clothes). It's just plain as day if you ask me.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:10 AM
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Not only is it plain as day, it is also right there in black and white.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:19 AM
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I'm sure he has totally *reasonable* reasons for going out of his way to shoot a clearly unarmed naked guy.
Ahem.

AHEM.

Did you even read the article?

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Hollywood police said that somewhere along the less than 10-mile journey back to his home, a passing motorist stopped to investigate why a nude man was running down the street. Police believed that a conflict with the motorist resulted in Cherry being fatally shot.
Clearly, Cherry was not unarmed. He was armed with the street. We Americans have a Constitutional right to stand our ground, particularly when our ground is being used as a weapon against us.

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Old 10-18-2013, 07:43 PM
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And let's not forget the very real possibility -- likelihood, even -- that the naked fellow was a particularly explosive ejaculatator, rendering him armed in any meaningful sense of the word independent of his possession, custody and control of a dangerous street.

Duke Laguerre is a goddamn hero. One can only lament the fact that so many others candy-assedly passed the naked guy without shooting him.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:11 AM
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Orlando Police Arrest Activists for Handing Out Food

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It's too late to impeach Obama. Our only recourse now is to arrest the motherfucker and string 'im up. So says Joshua Black, Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives.

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Old 01-21-2014, 10:30 PM
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NRA Helpfully Writes Florida’s Exciting New Warning Shots Bill, What Could Go Wrong?

Florida State Attorney Does Not Believe In Fancy Book Learning, First Amendment (yes this is the same lady as "prosecuted" george zimmerman and also persecuted that other lady who just fired a warning shot)

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each of these could have gone in other thrads as well but i'm too pissed off at my home state for coherency right now
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I expect the ability, nay obligation as an american citizen, to wave your gun around and fire warning shots at other people waving their guns and the continued militarization of the police are going to collide in some interesting ways in Florida.
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At family reunions we stand in a circle and fire shots straight in the air. Last one still in the circle wins. Compared to that this law seems dumb.
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Speed trap is dirtiest little town in America - CNN.com
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Innocents Lost: Preserving families but losing children | MiamiHerald.com

Just fair warning that this story includes a lot of graphic accounts of child abuse and death.
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New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line | ThinkProgress
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I don't think that rule will stand due to violations of the ADA. Nice try though.
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Comic book supervillain Rick "Voldemort" Scott has a double-digit deficit in his fight against presumptive Democratic nominee Charlie Crist. Some of this is no doubt due to Scott's well-documented history as a serial grifter and/or Lex Luthor/Gollum lookalike, and some of it is due to the fact that medical marijuana being on the ballot is likely to increase youth turnout, but a lot more of it probably has to do with the fact that Crist isn't running from Obamacare, and is doing a capable job defending the president's record.
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Neptune Beach wants to ban cursing

Are they fucking serious?

To be fair, the police say this would be discretionary and would be used if cursing incites a fight. But we all know how discretionary laws actually work out in practice.
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You know that City Council workshop is going to be like when little kids put their heads together and compile a comprehensive list of all the swears they know.
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Whatever they come up with definitely won't be as good as this list.


edit: actually this was the routine I meant to link, although the other one's good too

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You know who else banned curse words?

No, not Hitler (unless he did), Vladimir Putin. You want to live in Soviet Roosha? I didn't think so.
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