Skip to comments.FLA House Speaker Crisafulli Kills State Counterterrorism Measure Known as Andy’s Law
Posted on 03/10/2016 1:55:03 PM PST by LSUfan
State legislation known as Andys 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. Andys Law has already passed into law in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, North Carolina and Tennessee.
It is called Andys 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 Andys Law will not be passed into law in 2016 evidently is Florida.
Thats because the states House Speaker, Steve Crisafulli, killed the Andys Law bill that was authored by Senator Joe Negron and Representative Mike Hill.
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House Speaker, Steve Crisafulli, wants muslim votes the next time he runs.
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.
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 governments 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.
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.