Tag Archives: felon rights restoration

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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All the Nooz that’s fit to spit … McClatchey Company/Miami Herald

Fred Grimm: Vote suppression in Florida? The numbers don’t lie – Fred Grimm – MiamiHerald.com So Greer and Crist, grinders of their respective axes, both have certain credibility issues. But there something else to consider. Objective reality. Votes were suppressed. … Continue reading

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Needling Needelman, redux

Wobblier than usual – rife with run-on sentences (and likely many other faults I’ll find later) – but a counterattack nonetheless, complete with gauntlet throw-down … “Don’t outsource your response yet again, Mr. Needelman. Author your own. Your subordinates aren’t … Continue reading

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The case for ex-felon voting rights restoration | Gainesville.com

“March 2011, during their first meeting as the Clemency Board and at the urging of Attorney General Pam Bondi, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida’s three Cabinet members voted unanimously to implement arguably the most restrictive criteria in the nation for … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Ex-Felons Vote? washingtonpost.com

“As frank as I can be,” he said, “we’re opposed to [restoring voting rights] because felons don’t tend to vote Republican.” via Why Cant Ex-Felons Vote? washingtonpost.com. The 2004 WaPo article goes on to say, “According to one convincing study … Continue reading

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Protecting the messenger …

Long story short – Hey, Scari Hari!!  If you’re gonna be dirty, be dirty.  But don’t mire others in your muck that have to do your bidding to get a paycheck. If Ms. Ballard is a mucker in her own … Continue reading

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