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ed wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 5:42 pm
True. but some us us do it without that hysterical tinge.
Hormone replacement treatment does that to a girl. :)
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Port Richey’s Police Chief Is Gone. Was It Retirement Or Revenge?

The police chief says he was forced to retire by City Manager Vince Lupo in an effort to protect the mayor. There are allegations that Lupo abused his power and silenced police whistleblowers. There are also accusations of misbehavior by Mayor Scott Tremblay, including an incident where city police officers said they saw him driving a golf cart while intoxicated.

It is the latest chapter of political strife and dysfunction in a city well known for it. Last year’s chapter was the most dramatic yet, with two mayors jailed amid accusations of attempted murder and conspiracy. Then Tremblay came on board and vowed to rehabilitate the city’s image. Months later, against the backdrop of the pandemic, city hall is back at it.

The central characters in this latest conflict played supporting roles in last year’s scandals. Lupo was tight with former mayor Dale Massad, who awaits trial on charges of attempted murder, accused of firing at the SWAT team that stormed his house in 2019.

DeCanio’s agency helped investigate Massad for the unlicensed practice of medicine, which led to the SWAT raid. Then Massad’s successor as mayor was arrested after both were caught on a jail phone call plotting to intimidate a Port Richey officer involved in the investigation.

Now DeCanio wonders if he was removed as payback for the Massad investigation — or to protect Tremblay.

“What,” the chief said, “do they think I’m the mayor-shredder?”
https://lris.com/2020/05/05/port-richey ... r-revenge/

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Coronavirus: As Florida re-opens, COVID-19 data chief gets sidelined and researchers cry foul

Late last Friday, the architect and manager of Florida's COVID-19 dashboard — praised by White House officials for its accessibility — announced that she had been removed from her post, causing outcry from independent researchers now worried about government censorship.

The dashboard has been a one-stop shop for researchers, the media and the public to access and download tables of COVID-19 cases, testing and death data to analyze freely. It had been widely hailed as a shining example of transparency and accessibility.

But over the last few weeks it had "crashed" and gone offline; data has gone missing without explanation and access to the underlying data sheets has become increasingly difficult.

The site was created by a team of Florida Department of Health data scientists and public health officers headed by Rebekah Jones. She announced last week her removal as of May 5 in a heartfelt farewell note emailed to researchers and other members of the public who had signed up to receive updates on the data portal.

Citing "reasons beyond my division’s control," Jones said her office is no longer managing the dashboard, is no longer involved in publication, fixing errors or answering questions "in any shape or form."

She warned that she does not know what the new team's intentions are for data access, including "what data they are now restricting."

"I understand, appreciate, and even share your concern about all the dramatic changes that have occurred and those that are yet to come," she wrote.

"As a word of caution, I would not expect the new team to continue the same level of accessibility and transparency that I made central to the process during the first two months. After all, my commitment to both is largely (arguably entirely) the reason I am no longer managing it."

Jones signed off, "It was great working with you guys. Good luck, and stay safe."
https://eu.floridatoday.com/story/news/ ... 212398002/

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Florida cop claims Burger King put dirt on his food — investigation reveals it was seasoning
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Federal judge: Florida can’t stop poor felons from voting

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against a Florida law limiting the scope of Amendment 4, a 2018 ballot measure allowing most felons to vote. He called the law, which he mostly struck down, a “pay-to-vote system”

TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge ruled Sunday that it is unconstitutional to prevent felons in Florida from voting because they can’t afford to pay back court fees, fines and restitution to victims, striking down parts of a law passed by Republican lawmakers and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last year.

Calling the law a “pay-to-vote system,” U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle’s 125-page ruling declares that court fees are a tax, and it creates a new process for determining whether felons are eligible to vote.

"This order holds that the State can condition voting on payment of fines and restitution that a person is able to pay but cannot condition voting on payment of amounts a person is unable to pay,” Hinkle wrote.
https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politi ... om-voting/ for details.

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Passed the Sarasota protesters
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Two white chicks, one black chick one black dude.

Generic signs. BLM.

I did not engage.

Sorrowful sorta protest but very floridian.
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And an empty baby stroller. ?

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Not sure about that.
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How can you tell they are protesters? Were they shouting something?
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Signs. BLM, Your Silence is Approval or something. Remember William Floyd etc etc.
Actually not "etc etc" there were three signs as I outlined above.
Actually not "outlined" that is what they said, no more no less.
Why you busting my chopsAbdul?

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Of course you know your protestoers.

Not busting your chops at all, just wanting to picture it better. 8)
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Florida awesomeness -- they arrest people like this.

Police: Florida woman arrested for assaulting officers, inciting riot, supplying rocks during protests
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Tampa woman was arrested on numerous charges by city police after she allegedly helped stoke the mayhem that followed a protest May 30.

The Tampa Police Department said 31-year-old Erica Schmidt had advertised that she had rocks and encouraged other protesters to hurl them at law enforcement officers during the protests that took place along Fowler Avenue and at University Square Mall, which later turned violent.

According to police, on Saturday, officers responded to an apartment located at 11727 12th Street and found a silver Hyundai Elantra, which matched the same car Schmidt was seen standing next to during the protests.

Schmidt admitted to being present at the riots and that she and her boyfriend brought rocks to the riot, according to the arrest report. She also told officers the riot got violent to the point where her vehicle was damaged and she was beat up by fellow rioters, TPD said.

She was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, throwing a deadly missile, rioting/inciting a riot and unlawful assembly. Her bond is set at $32,250.
Mugshot at link. White and very Floridian looking.
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What happen to boyfriend?

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solely wrote:
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What happen to boyfriend?
I;m guessing he got away.
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Rob Lister wrote:
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And an empty baby stroller. ?
Cinematographic reference.

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From May:
Federal judge guts Florida law requiring felons to pay fines before they can vote

A federal judge has gutted a Florida state law requiring felons to pay all court fines and fees before they can register to vote, clearing the way for thousands of Floridians to register in time for the November presidential election.

Republican lawmakers and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) pushed the measure after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 to expand voting rights to felons who have completed “all terms of their sentence including probation and parole.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... story.html

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Nope won't fly. That's a poll tax, which is unconstitutional.

Whereas one may oppose laws permitting felons to vote (a recent development and most states still do not have this), there is nothing in the constitution restricting a state's right to expand the franchise. Only constitutional prohibitions against certain kinds of limiting the franchise.
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