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City Council candidate: 21 arrests do not disqualify me from holding office
Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 11, 2014 | Mark Schlueb,

Posted on 01/11/2014 2:13:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

"....Regina Hill, 48, said she has no plans to drop her political campaign for a council seat, despite a history of arrests for drug offenses, multiple DUIs and other charges. In fact, she said her checkered past makes her more qualified to represent District 5, which still struggles with high levels of crime, unemployment and homelessness.

"...I've walked in their shoes," Hill said. "I've overcome those obstacles and I know what they go through."....

......Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show that Hill began racking up arrests a week after she turned 18 in 1983. She was last arrested in 2009, on a contempt of court charge.

During that 26-year span, she was charged with an array of offenses. In 1989, at age 23, she was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell. Records show she received a four-month jail sentence and three years probation, with credit for time already served.

Hill also had six arrests for driving under the influence between 1997 and 2006.

Other arrests include passing bad checks in 1994, to which she pleaded no contest and was ordered to pay restitution; and marijuana possession in 2005, to which she pleaded no contest and was ordered to perform community service.

Florida is one of three states that strips those with felony convictions of the right to vote, serve on juries — or hold public office. Most of the charges Hill faced were misdemeanors, but two were felonies: the cocaine conviction and a 1995 fraud arrest for using a false name to obtain a driver's license.

State records show that Hill applied to have her civil rights restored, and the request was granted in 2008 by the Florida Parole Commission's Office of Executive Clemency. That cleared the way for her current City Council campaign.......

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fl; fldistrict5; government; reginahill
I wonder what her juvenile record included.
1 posted on 01/11/2014 2:13:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Probably a lot of stuff. But, she’s ‘entitled’ and by some means she got a pardon from the Governor (probably as one of Holder’s people, a little pushing from the DoJ, too).


2 posted on 01/11/2014 2:16:31 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

The word I hate the most (used constantly) is DESERVES.

It must poll well.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 2:17:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Of course. The word implies actually having done something substantive to warrant the ‘gift’ (what they call ‘rightful due’).


4 posted on 01/11/2014 2:18:43 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

At a glance, she looks better than the incumbent she’s trying to oust. Also, I believe seat is in Alcee Hasting’s district..so if being an impeached judge isn’t a disqualifier for a House seat, well....


5 posted on 01/11/2014 2:20:42 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Without even clicking the link I’m just going to ask....

How black is she?


6 posted on 01/11/2014 2:23:09 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

She’s diverse.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 2:30:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have always thought that a good preacher most likely did some sinning on his way to the light. In this woman’s case, she should be able to feel their pain when the price of coke goes up and the availability of heroin goes down. She is definitely a qualified Dem.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 2:31:23 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

They need someone who will direct them on a better path, not one that walks the same path.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 2:40:55 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

10 posted on 01/11/2014 2:45:47 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here’s the thing. You go off to Birmingham or Memphis (two areas that I am somewhat familiar with). You have a city council, and regular elections.

There are vast neighborhoods in both cities....where there just isn’t anyone with incentive, clean lifestyle, or competence to run for city council from those neighborhoods.

So you go to the second level of potential candidates...usually nutcases, naive religious folks who are easily swayed by just about anyone, or some guy who spent four months in the Army before getting kicked out.

Then you come to the third group....all those folks with drug records, and various arrests.

This is how Detroit got itself deep into issues. The same can be said now for Chicago. I can probably name forty cities where this is a regular problem. It’s no longer voting and electing the best of the best....it’s finding the best of the worst, and just plain accepting that. The Greeks would be shocked at the vast fall or stumble taken in our brand of democracy.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 2:59:47 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

City Council candidate: 21 arrests do not disqualify me from holding office
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YEAH C’mon...

the magic number is 22...


12 posted on 01/11/2014 3:11:33 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Florida is one of three states that strips those with felony convictions of the right to vote, serve on juries — or hold public office.”

All 50 states allow felons to vote, including Florida, most with the only provision being that they have served their time. Florida is among the strictest:

Florida - On Mar. 9, 2011 the Florida rules of Executive Clemency were toughened. Automatic restoration of civil rights and the ability to vote will no longer be granted for any offenses. All individuals convicted of any felony will now have to apply for executive clemency after a five year waiting period. Individuals who are convicted, or who have previously been convicted, of certain felonies such as murder, assault, child abuse, drug trafficking, arson, etc. are subject to a seven year waiting period and a clemency board hearing to determine whether or not the ability to vote will be restored.

Prior to the Mar. 9, 2011 rule change some individuals convicted of nonviolent felonies were re-enfranchised automatically by the Clemency Board upon completion of their full sentence, including payment of fines and fees.

http://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=286


13 posted on 01/11/2014 3:46:59 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A few nose and lip rings and she could be Dennis Rodman’s sister.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 3:50:07 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Repeal The 17th

OMG...she’s BLACK!!! How unusual.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 3:50:47 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

From what I have seen blacks in the inner cities don’t care if their politicians are crooked, stupid, or insane as long as they are black.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 3:52:32 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The article avoids party affiliation so... she’s a RAT!


17 posted on 01/11/2014 4:06:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“Regina Hill, 48, said she has no plans to drop her political campaign for a council seat, despite a history of arrests for drug offenses, multiple DUIs and other charges. In fact, she said her checkered past makes her more qualified”....

Hell, she should be running for Senator or Congress, sounds like she would fit right in.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 4:12:46 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: pepsionice

I’ve often said about Congressional Reps like Cynthia McKinney, Sheila Jackson Lee, and similar - it’s not the fact that people as crazy as they are exist that scares me, it is that there are entire Congressional Districts full of people that will repeatedly vote them into office, and do it by wide margins. THAT scares me.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 4:26:27 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The biggest difference between Regina Hill and most of 535 members of the US Congress is; When she got caught she did not have enough power to get it covered up.


20 posted on 01/11/2014 4:29:36 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: txrefugee

That outfit’s covering a lot of tats.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 4:32:25 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...and the tyrannical regime of legally enhanced, criminal, cliffsnotes negros marches on.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 4:36:57 AM PST by exPBRrat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If I were a voter, I’d have to consider her. Heck, we know more about her than Obama and he was elected Demander In Chief twice.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 4:45:41 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: pepsionice

Here’s a nice story that exemplifies and backs up your generalized assertions:

Detroit City Council President Leaving Strip Club Caught w/Drugs in Car after Fleeing Cops, Blames Racism
http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/detroit-city-council-president-returning-from-strip-club-caught-wdrugs-in-car-after-fleeing-cops-blames-racism/


24 posted on 01/11/2014 4:52:18 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Progov

She does!!!!!


25 posted on 01/11/2014 4:54:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Perfect for politics in the the Obama era. The mental patients have escaped their padded cells and are running the asylum.


26 posted on 01/11/2014 4:56:59 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Amongst her people those arrests are badges of courage and qualifications for office.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 5:15:15 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Another friggin’ community organizer.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 5:15:56 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: FreedomPoster

He was “campaigning” at a strip club. Detroit.


29 posted on 01/11/2014 5:37:50 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Repeal The 17th

Does Sly Stone know about this ?


30 posted on 01/11/2014 5:40:51 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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You guessed right, again.


31 posted on 01/11/2014 5:45:56 AM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She’s a shoo-in now! This is de rigueur for any modern politician!

(OK, I’m being a little puckish about it.)


32 posted on 01/11/2014 6:04:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Tupelo

She’s an honest crook. She might be better than the dishonest crooks.


33 posted on 01/11/2014 6:05:14 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Uncle Chip

In an ironic way I concur. How else do you prove that you really fought The Man?


34 posted on 01/11/2014 6:06:06 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Uncle Chip

[In an ironic way I concur. How else do you prove that you really fought The Man?]

Though I’d say that STUPID things, like driving drunk, aren’t really fighting The Man. They’re fighting common sense and The Man just happens to be there to make sure the common sense is remembered. Civil disobedience just isn’t what it used to be!


35 posted on 01/11/2014 6:07:40 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Real Cynic No More
"Florida is one of three states that strips those with felony convictions of the right to vote, serve on juries — or hold public office. Most of the charges Hill faced were misdemeanors, but two were felonies: the cocaine conviction and a 1995 fraud arrest for using a false name to obtain a driver's license.

State records show that Hill applied to have her civil rights restored, and the request was granted in 2008 by the Florida Parole Commission's Office of Executive Clemency. That cleared the way for her current City Council campaign.

Hill said she is working hard for her community, and that is how voters should judge her. "

I believe if you are a convicted felon or on government subsidies or subsistence, your right to vote should be taken away. This is what perpetuates the current slide into chaos we are seeing today...

36 posted on 01/11/2014 6:40:03 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She needs to move to the District of Criminals and run for mayor.


37 posted on 01/11/2014 7:01:28 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Another tragic case of high self-esteem for no apparent reason.
38 posted on 01/11/2014 7:16:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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“...Hill also had six arrests for driving under the influence between 1997 and 2006...”

That should get her the MADD vote. /S

39 posted on 01/11/2014 9:12:14 AM PST by az_gila
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