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  • Looking for rebuttal to 'Fact checking the 12th Circuit’s “final response”' article (racism debate)

    06/03/2020 3:27:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 3rd June 2020 | Ennis85
    I'm just currently in a debate with someone online over the alleged mistreatment of minorities by the Florida justice system who originally citied this article dating back to 2017 as evidence for such a claim "Bias on the Bench" In response I citied the rebuttal by the 12th Circuit themselves. He then citied another article that "facts checks" that response called 'Fact checking the 12th Circuit’s “final response”'. I looked at the 12th Circuit's Judical site for their response but I could not find one. I was just wondering if anyone knows if there ever was another...
  • Florida Gov. DeSantis announces bars, gyms can reopen as most of state enters Phase 2 coronavirus recovery

    06/03/2020 2:11:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that most of the state can enter Phase 2 of its coronavirus reopening, which further eases restrictions on gyms, bars and movie theaters, among other businesses. “I'm pleased to announce that the Original Phase 1 Florida counties (all except Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach) may enter Phase 2 effective Friday, June 5, 2020,” DeSantis tweeted early Wednesday afternoon. Reopening businesses must still adhere to state health guidelines on social distancing and sanitization, which vary somewhat for each sector.
  • West Palm Beach Mayor Bans Guns, Ammo Sales in Response to Rioters

    06/03/2020 9:06:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 6/3/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    West Palm Beach Florida Mayor Keith James declared a 72-hour State of Local Emergency on May 31, 2020, in response to riotous protests and the declaration includes a ban on gun and ammunition sales throughout the city. The declaration is published online begins by positing there “has been an act of violence or a flagrant and substantial defiance of, or resistance to, a lawful exercise of public authority.” It continues by maintaining there is further risk of acts of violence and/or defiance of authority, including “widespread disobedience of the law, and substantial injury to persons or to property; all of...
  • 2 Saggy-Pants Thugs Carjack ‘Helpless’ Florida Woman — Big Mistake

    06/02/2020 5:07:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 81 replies
    Tap Haps ^ | 6/2/20
    A shocking story has emerged out of Clearwater, Florida, where two saggy-pants-wearing thugs carjacked a woman and her son in the parking lot of a Bank of America. The story went viral after the fed-up “helpless” woman they targeted turned the tables on them. The punks definitely realized their big mistake too late. A Clearwater, Florida, woman shot two thieves attempting to carjack her, resulting in the death of one of the suspects and a second-degree murder charge for the other. Now, many people are applauding her efforts to protect herself, her son, and her property from a couple of...
  • Marco Rubio challenged to list the domestic terror groups on the right he says are ‘committing acts of violence & looting’

    05/31/2020 5:52:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 31, 2020 | Greg P.
    Various domestic terror groups on BOTH far left & right are instigating & committing acts of violence & looting. They are stealing the focus away from the murder of Mr. Floyd & the legitimate problems it revealed. — Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 31, 2020 Rep. Paul Gosar doesn’t agree: I don’t agree with this equivocation. There is no evidence of “right wing” groups involved in any of this. It’s all Antifa and BLM and the like. — Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar)
  • Florida Sheriff Urges Citizens to 'Blow' Looters 'Back Out the House With Their Guns'

    06/02/2020 9:09:41 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 44 replies
    NN ^ | 06-02-20 | Jay Greenberg
    A Florida sheriff has sent a warning to would-be looters and home intruders by urging citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights by firing upon anyone attempting to pillage their homes.“The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a press briefing Monday following heated protests in the Lakeland area, Fox 13 reported.
  • Anti-Trump GOP group slams president over race relations in new TV ad (Lincoln Project)

    06/01/2020 8:26:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 01 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election is running a scathing new TV commercial on Monday that targets the president over his comments and record on race relations. The spot from the Lincoln Project – which comes amid a wave of racial protests and violence – is titled "Flag of Treason" and highlights people carrying and waving Confederate flags at Trump rallies and other political events. The group says they’re spending a half-million dollars to run the ad on broadcast and cable television this week in the key general election battleground states of Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,...
  • What is Marco Rubio Doing?

    06/01/2020 9:44:31 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Marco Rubio, the Florida RINO Senator who unfortunately was picked by Mitch McConnell to become the acting Chairman of the corrupt Senate Intelligence Committee, went out of his way to contradict the public position of the President of the United States and U.S. Attorney General on Sunday. Rubio took to his twitter feed to utter this pre-written message: Marco Rubio âś” @marcorubio Various domestic terror groups on BOTH far left & right are instigating & committing acts of violence & looting. They are stealing the focus away from the murder of Mr. Floyd & the legitimate problems it revealed. Embedded...
  • Twitter restricts tweet from Gaetz for glorifying violence

    06/01/2020 7:00:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 01 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Twitter has restricted a Monday tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), saying it glorifies violence, a move that comes after also cracking down on some of President Trump's tweets last week. The Florida lawmaker and vocal Trump ally tweeted in response to Trump’s Sunday announcement on Twitter that anti-facist activists, or antifa, would be formally designated as a terrorist organization. “Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?” Gaetz posted. Twitter restricted the tweet, preventing it from being liked, replied to or retweeted. Before the social media...
  • Polk County FL Sheriff encourages criminals NOT to come into his County.

    06/01/2020 2:48:01 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 31 replies
    Fox 13 Tampa ^ | 06/01/20 | Twitter
    FLORIDA SHERIFF: "The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns. — And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I'm highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns."
  • Polk County Sheriff Warns Rioters: Don't Take This into Neighborhoods. People Own Guns Here

    06/01/2020 2:55:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 01, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    Polk County Sheriff Warns Rioters: Don't Take This into Neighborhoods. People Own Guns Here. George Floyd died at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. It was tragic, avoidable, and the use of force was totally absurd. He was arrested for the nonviolent crime of using false documents. He was handcuffed and subdued. Why did Officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on the back of his neck for nearly ten minutes? Floyd died as a result. He could be heard crying that he could no longer breathe. Chauvin was fired and brought up on third-degree murder and manslaughter charges. The three...
  • Sheriff Grady Judd extends curfew, warns rumored neighborhood rioters that residents are armed

    06/01/2020 2:14:49 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 24 replies
    WFLA ^ | 6/1/2020 | by: WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
    Judd ended his address by speaking on a possible threat they’ve seen referenced on social media that suggests riot activity may start trickling into residential neighborhoods. “I would tell them, if you value your life, you probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County,” Judd said. “Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be inside their homes tonight with their guns loaded. And if you try to break into their homes tonight and try to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out...
  • Marco Rubio Blames Violence, Looting on 'Domestic Terror Groups' - 'Far Left and Right'

    06/01/2020 9:53:47 AM PDT · by rintintin · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2020 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said ongoing violence and looting are being perpetrated by “domestic terror groups” of both left-wing and right-wing political orientations. He took to Twitter on Sunday to share his comments.
  • My First Gun

    06/01/2020 8:47:23 AM PDT · by Sharkfish · 95 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/1/20 | Sharkfish
    Forgive the vanity post (my first ever) but I need advice from Freepers. I have never owned any firearm other than a shotgun for duck hunting. I feel a real need now to own a gun. I'm looking for insight into the type of handgun I should research and test. Remember, it's for a newbie. I intend on getting a Florida concealed carry permit and undergoing training.
  • Cleanup, curfew and injuries following unrest in Florida

    05/31/2020 10:46:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Click Orlando,com via AP ^ | 5-31-2020 | Mike Schneider
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Deputies were recovering from injuries, nightly curfews were issued and the cleanup of smashed store windows began Sunday around Florida after a night of unrest throughout the state's cities that followed protests in response to the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said an unnamed deputy was either stabbed or slashed in the neck and was taken to a hospital for treatment Saturday evening. A sheriff's office spokeswoman wouldn't comment on the deputy's condition Sunday...
  • Woman Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting was Sister of Terror Suspect

    05/31/2020 9:42:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies ^ | May 29, 2020 | SPECTRUM NEWS STAFF AND DAVE JORDAN
    Two Temple Terrace Police officers were involved in the confrontation outside City Hall Friday and are now under investigation. One of the officers was the target of a knife-wielding woman, while the other came to his aid. The confrontation was caught on surveillance video. In the video, the officer can be seen approaching the woman, who was seated on a bench. She then draws the large knife and lunges at the officer, swinging the knife at him as he backs away. The confrontation then moves out of view of the camera. That's when the officer shot the woman, later identified...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio says 'foreign adversaries' stoking social media furor

    05/30/2020 11:43:59 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 30 May 2020 | Jane C. Timm
    Acting Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., claimed on Saturday night there were social media posts about the protests linked to at least three “foreign adversaries.” Tonight seeing VERY heavy social media activity on #protests & counter reactions from social media accounts linked to at least 3 foreign adversaries. They didn’t create these divisions. But they are actively stoking & promoting violence & confrontation from multiple angles.
  • Tampa Rally Turns Violent, Gas Station Torched, Stores Looted

    05/30/2020 10:44:39 PM PDT · by ocrp1982 · 18 replies
    Patch ^ | S'Ann Lawrence White
    A rally in north Tampa turned violent when protesters torched a gas station, looted stores and launched bottle rockets toward police.
  • Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis

    05/30/2020 6:16:22 PM PDT · by massmike · 38 replies ^ | 05/30/2020 | Jason Lange, Trevor Hunnicutt
    Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city’s police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer. At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis. Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Reuters that the...
  • Gaetz warns 'big tech will steal this election from Donald Trump and the American people' without action

    05/28/2020 8:37:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 May 2020 | Charles Creitz
    House Judiciary Committee Member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday that it is clear to him "big tech" will try to prevent President Trump from being reelected in November. Gaetz claimed that tech companies "buy off" members of Congress in order to maintain special privileges that local newspapers and television stations do not have. "That's why the president's executive order is one very important next step," he said. "If we just wait around, big tech will steal this election from Donald Trump and the American people." "In 2016 we won three Rust Belt states by one [percentage] point...