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FLA House Speaker Crisafulli Kills State Counterterrorism Measure Known as Andy’s Law
Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 10 Mar 16 | Christopher W. Holton

Posted on 03/10/2016 1:55:03 PM PST by LSUfan

State legislation known as “Andy’s Law” stiffens criminal penalties for terrorism and material support for terrorism.

It is needed on the state level because our bureaucratized counterterrorism apparatus on the federal level is routinely reluctant to bring terrorism charges in cases that are clearly terrorism. The law also creates a civil cause of action empowering victims of terrorism to sue in state court those who provide material support and aid those who commit acts of terrorism. Andy’s Law has already passed into law in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, North Carolina and Tennessee.

It is called Andy’s Law after Private Andy Long, who was gunned down on June 1, 2009 by a Jihadist named Abdulhakim Muhammed outside an Army Recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas, as reported in the documentary, “Losing Our Sons.”

One state in which Andy’s Law will not be passed into law in 2016 evidently is Florida.

That’s because the state’s House Speaker, Steve Crisafulli, killed the Andy’s Law bill that was authored by Senator Joe Negron and Representative Mike Hill.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; US: Florida; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: jihad; jihadintheusa; rino; terrorism

1 posted on 03/10/2016 1:55:03 PM PST by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan
Never, never, ever vote for a law that is named for a poster victim. Regardless of a given proposal's merit, this cheap device is used to discourage and shame the critical scrutiny that is necessary free people to preserve their liberty. "But we're doing it for Andy!" No, you're not doing it for Andy. You're doing it for the state and you must defend and justify every single word of it. Nay, indeed.
2 posted on 03/10/2016 2:25:59 PM PST by Always A Marine
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To: LSUfan

House Speaker, Steve Crisafulli, wants muslim votes the next time he runs.

3 posted on 03/10/2016 2:28:20 PM PST by MarvinStinson
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To: Always A Marine

What an intellectually lazy viewpoint.

4 posted on 03/10/2016 2:46:05 PM PST by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan
What an intellectually lazy viewpoint.

What is intellectually lazy is lawmakers hiding the incremental increases of government power behind the dead bodies of victims as a means to shut off any meaningful debate. Wise men once counseled that "individual cases make for bad law" but today's feminized society wants a new law to fix every new ill. Our nation is suffocating under the crushing weight of too many laws and doesn't need a single new one until scores of existing statutes are erased from the books. That's not lazy; that's a principled defense of free society.

5 posted on 03/10/2016 7:05:55 PM PST by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine; LSUfan

I agree with LSUfan that withholding support for a good law because of its name is intellectually lazy. Furthermore, I think defending your assertion by calling a law that punishes support for terrorism at the state level an “incremental increases of government power” is intellectually crippled, especially in light of or central government’s reluctance to recognize, much less aggressively prosecute, those who promote and support Islamic jihad. There is no more proper role of government than prosecuting Islamic terror when the federal government systematically refused to do it.

6 posted on 03/12/2016 7:43:47 AM PST by elfman2
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To: elfman2
There are no criminal components of "terrorism" that are not already punishable as existing crimes, so why is there a rush for new laws to combat terrorism? I would urge extreme caution over such new laws, and ask Freepers to consider not just who are the terorists today - but who might be labeled "terrorists" tomorrow. Naming laws after sympathetic victims is camouflage and cover from rational scrutiny. Stop feeling and think!

The current scare over "terrorism" in our "homeland" is a useful tool of tyrants in waiting. If this were not so, we would simply deport dangerous foreigners and stop admitting new ones. That could be done in a month, but is not even discussed. Why not? Rather than correct the problem we are intentionally creating, we are building the framework for a police state that threatens the freedom of American citizens whom it purports to protect.

7 posted on 03/12/2016 2:23:58 PM PST by Always A Marine
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