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City Council candidate: 21 arrests do not disqualify me from holding office
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1-23-14 | Mark Schlueb

Posted on 01/23/2014 2:47:19 AM PST by kingattax

A candidate for Orlando City Council has a rap sheet that includes 21 arrests, records show.

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.

Regina Hill, candidate for District 5 Orlando City Council

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1 posted on 01/23/2014 2:47:19 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Arrests or convictions? Two entirely different things. And if convictions, misdemeanors or felonies?


2 posted on 01/23/2014 2:49:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: kingattax

The ultimate liberal resume enhancer!


3 posted on 01/23/2014 3:18:03 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: kingattax

btt


4 posted on 01/23/2014 3:21:49 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: kingattax

Usually...the District 5 council person goes to jail while in office...not before in office

This gal can say “Been there, done that”


5 posted on 01/23/2014 3:46:58 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now I’m not one to suggest reading the article so please don’t take this the wrong way. But that info is in the second sentence.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 3:59:49 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

It says “arrests” in the second sentence, does it not?


7 posted on 01/23/2014 4:03:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: ImNotLying

I don’t think she should drop out. Let the voters decide. Would I vote for her? Well it would depend on if she was convicted of anything and what those convictions were. She also can say “that 21 arrests do not disqualify me from holding office” all day long. It is not her decision but the voters.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 4:04:50 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

also says multiple DUIs


9 posted on 01/23/2014 4:13:17 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

You or I could be arrested for multiple crimes, doesn’t mean we were convicted. See “George Zimmerman” as Exhibit A for the difference.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 4:17:16 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: kingattax

How many arrests do her constituents have? This may be an enhancement.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 4:18:08 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I broke down and read the article. There are multiple convictions on her record. She managed to get her voting rights restored and has “changed”.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 4:19:18 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: napscoordinator

Oh she is not going to drop out! In Orlando she will be a shoo-in.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 4:19:20 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Arrests or convictions?

21 arrests. I'm sure she was completely innocent in every case.

14 posted on 01/23/2014 4:20:30 AM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: ImNotLying

Oh she is not going to drop out! In Orlando she will be a shoo-in.

The voters will decide which is the best way to go here.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 4:21:01 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Rocky

I didn’t say that. Here in the United States, we don’t conflate arrests with convictions, or at least, we’re not supposed to. Right?


16 posted on 01/23/2014 4:22:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Still, maybe it’s just me, but I’m not voting for someone who has 21 arrests for drugs and DUI.


17 posted on 01/23/2014 4:25:34 AM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Rocky

I would probably not vote for her, either. That wasn’t my point.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 4:26:51 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: napscoordinator

“The voters will decide which is the best way to go here.”

Well of course they will, and she will be elected. And her first order of business will be to crack down on that nasty police department and the officers who arrested her umpteen times.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 4:27:05 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Republican?????? ps...do i really have to note sarcasm?
20 posted on 01/23/2014 4:30:49 AM PST by zavvone
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To: ImNotLying

lol. That is probably true. The police station better get out their and start getting people to vote for the other person in the race whoever that may be. Nothing like a woman scorned…..lol.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 4:32:02 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: kingattax

She looks like Dennis Rodman.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 5:12:34 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Rocky

I don’t think you’re her target demographic...


23 posted on 01/23/2014 5:46:59 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: kingattax

She’s close...22 would.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 5:57:10 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: kingattax

Well if Rob Ford can be a mayor....


25 posted on 01/23/2014 5:58:32 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: kingattax
Mizz Hill, meet Mr. Barry:

Democracy at its finest; perfect representatives of their constituencies.

26 posted on 01/23/2014 6:05:34 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: kingattax

What the heck...give her a shot.

She couldn’t be any worse than any of the other politicians in office.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 6:13:11 AM PST by moovova
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To: kingattax

Hell, send this one straight to Congress, where she’ll fit right in.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 11:19:23 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Kozak
I don’t think you’re her target demographic.

That's the nicest thing anyone has said to me all day.

29 posted on 01/23/2014 4:04:27 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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