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xouper wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 10:08 pm
someone on the internet wrote:An elderly man in Florida had owned a large property for several years. He had a pond in one of the lower acres that had been fixed up for swimming and he also had some picnic tables placed there in the shade of the fruit trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond to look it over, as he hadn’t been there for a while. He grabbed a large bucket to bring some fruit back with him.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. When he got around the trees and bushes, he saw it was a group of young women skinny dipping in his pond.

He called out so that they could see he was there. When they saw him, they started shrieking and moved to the deep end.

One of them shouted at the old man, “We’re not coming out until you leave!”

The old man frowned and said, “Now, I didn’t come here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond.”

Holding up the bucket and smiling, he said, “I’m just here to feed the alligator.”
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  • ‘This Is About a Woman’s Right to Win’: Female Activist Praises DeSantis for Defending Girls’ Sports
    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2021/0 ... ls-sports/
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act into law on Tuesday and said the state is committed to protecting girls and women from the left’s efforts to allow biological males who “identify” as women to compete against biological females.

    . . . Florida is the eighth state to pass laws restricting sports participation to assigned birth gender, not gender identitiy.

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Florida girl and boy, armed with AK-47, in shootout with deputies

Two children in Florida ran away from a group home, broke into a house and engaged in a shootout with law enforcement officers responding to the scene, authorities said on Wednesday.

A 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl found guns inside a home they broke into in Enterprise, Florida, and fired on sheriff's deputies, the Volusia County sheriff's office said in a statement.

The girl was shot and wounded after she pointed a shotgun at deputies.

"The 12-year-old boy, armed with an AK-47, finally put down his weapon shortly thereafter and was not injured," the sheriff's statement said.
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Unspecified charges against the children are pending, according to the sheriff's department.

The children had run away from Florida United Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise on Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff's department said.

A few hours later, they broke into a home. Passersby reported hearing glass breaking at the home, and alerted the deputies.

The officers surrounded the home. At that point gunfire erupted from the house, the sheriff's statement said. The home contained a handgun, a shotgun and the AK-47, along with a large amount of ammunition.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/florid ... 021-06-02/
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A Florida dad threw his infant at a deputy after a high-speed chase, sheriff's office says

A Florida man faces aggravated child abuse and other charges after hurling his infant at a deputy near the end of a high-speed chase, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said.
The 32-year-old suspect is seen being tackled by law enforcement as a deputy cradles a baby in a sky-blue outfit, according to video released this week by the sheriff's office.
Deputy Jacob Curby told CNN affiliate WPEC the suspect -- who law enforcement identified as John Henry James III -- left his car carrying his baby after the pursuit the evening of May 26 and "just turned around, no regard, not a little toss" and "overhand threw this two-month-old at me from about six feet away."
Curby caught the baby, who was unhurt, the station reported. The sheriff's office said deputies were "able to relocate the baby to safety."
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/05/us/f ... index.html

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Florida's largest county OKs plan after spike in gun deaths

Florida’s largest county is advancing a nearly $8 million plan to reduce gun violence after a recent uptick in shootings

MIAMI -- Florida's largest county is moving forward after a recent spike in shootings with a nearly $8 million plan to reduce gun violence, seeking to focus on jobs for troubled teens and added funding for law enforcement.

Miami-Dade commissioners unanimously approved Mayor Daniella Levine Cava's proposal at a meeting Tuesday, which followed an uptick in gun violence that began Memorial Day weekend.

“This recent wave of tragic violence is absolutely unacceptable," Levine Cava said after the meeting. “This community has demanded an immediate response to protect public safety, and we are responding.”

The "Peace and Prosperity Plan" is being funded by a naming-rights deal made earlier this year with FTX, a trading platform for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, for the county-owned arena where the Miami Heat play. FTX Arena had previously been called American Airlines Arena.

Most of the money is to go to a program that focuses on teenagers already in the juvenile-justice system by providing summer camps, counseling and paying jobs. Funds are also going toward surveillance cameras, license-plate readers and additional police to monitor social media for threats that could lead to shootings.

Last week, Miami-Dade police launched “Operation Summer Heat” as an effort to crack down on gun violence. The 12-week program involves an increased police presence, with 17 strike teams tasked with shutting down illegally run businesses, which officials say attract violent crime.

Early Tuesday morning, a man and woman riding in a car were killed in a drive-by shooting in Miami-Dade. A drive-by shooting early Sunday at a graduation party left three dead. Another shooting on Friday in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood killed one person and injured six others. A bloody Memorial Day weekend saw three people killed and 20 wounded in a still-unsolved mass shooting at a banquet hall.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/flo ... s-78161340