Tag Archives: felon rights restoration

Cloudy Germany trusts solar; sunny Florida “blind trusts” natural gas

Gov. Scott had stake in pipeline firm whose $3 billion venture he and his appointees backed – Florida – MiamiHerald.com “The Legislature makes it easy for officials to get away with conflicts of interest through loopholes in the ethics code,” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rick Scott’s third strike on racism?

Not a Gentleman, but Still an Officer… State Attorney Protects Prosecutor’s Offensive Remarks about Sonia Sotomayor | Dímelo Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis, a prosecutor from Orlando, wrote a series of offensive posts on his Facebook page where he accused … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FL isn’t “arbitrarily” prosecuting children as adults. It’s deliberate. And it’s Jim Crow.

US: Florida Arbitrarily Prosecuting Children as Adults | Human Rights Watch (Tallahassee) – Every year, the state of Florida arbitrarily and unfairly prosecutes hundreds of children as adults, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. If convicted, these … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q. Why does Florida try so many teens as adults? A. Jim Crow.

Governor Rick Scott destroyed predecessor Charlie Crist’s inexpensive and just semi-automated felon rights restoration process for one reason only – to keep persons of color ineligible to vote. It now takes a minimum of five years to even begin the … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Florida’s Jim Crow felon rights restoration process is too serious to spin

The Front Burner: Felons rights restoration – OrlandoSentinel.com In March 2011, during their first meeting as the Clemency Board, Attorney General Pam Bondi urged Gov. Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to adopt arguably … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All the Nooz that’s fit to spit … Tampa Bay Times

On prisons, no legislative power play – Tampa Bay Times The Scott administration complains that blocking the statewide privatization of prison health care and forcing the state to keep providing that care will cost the state $90 million. Too bad. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All the Nooz that’s fit to spit … Cox Media Group/Palm Beach Post

Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason… | http://www.palmbeachpost.com “The people that worked in Tallahassee felt that early voting was bad, ” Crist said. “And I heard about it after I signed the executive order expanding it. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment