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70 y/o Beaten, stripped and jailed trying to cash $600 check at credit union (Original Post) live love laugh Feb 2023 OP
Florida? No Surprise. SoCalDavidS Feb 2023 #1
Rodney King EYESORE 9001 Feb 2023 #2
Are You Really Wanting To Compare FL to CA? SoCalDavidS Feb 2023 #15
This message was self-deleted by its author EYESORE 9001 Feb 2023 #19
Hey, hey, hey SCDS - we Floridians... rubbersole Feb 2023 #20
Hey! We beat you guys in 2020.... paleotn Feb 2023 #23
Your two term governor is a fascist. Don't go there. paleotn Feb 2023 #22
I'm not from Florida EYESORE 9001 Feb 2023 #24
haven't been keeping up with the news, have you? CatWoman Feb 2023 #28
black. . .woman. They don't even hide it anymore. Grady Judd's Polk County. AZLD4Candidate Feb 2023 #7
We are severely flawed Woodswalker Feb 2023 #3
Black? No surprise. joshdawg Feb 2023 #4
Stay away from the police they are not your friend. The Jungle 1 Feb 2023 #5
The police CALLERS are complicit. live love laugh Feb 2023 #8
Glad to see your post. It's time they get some serious scrutiny. You are so right. Judi Lynn Feb 2023 #17
Thanks Judi Lynn I love your informative posts too. live love laugh Feb 2023 #27
I've been around cops most of my life and multigraincracker Feb 2023 #9
In Chicago... ProfessorGAC Feb 2023 #14
As a Union supporter, I feel most POAs multigraincracker Feb 2023 #16
My Dad Was A Teamster, Truck Driver ProfessorGAC Feb 2023 #18
... 2naSalit Feb 2023 #6
Video of the day. multigraincracker Feb 2023 #10
Wtf?! Beyond disgusting. Hedious! Shocked, but not so surprised. electric_blue68 Feb 2023 #11
Facepalm of the day. lambchopp59 Feb 2023 #12
Don't bank with Mid Florida Credit Union Farmer-Rick Feb 2023 #13
Florida is Facist now. A preview of what a national DeSantis regime would look like. Tommymac Feb 2023 #21
One of my best friends lives in the Tampa area Duppers Feb 2023 #25
I sure hope there is some sort of action being pursued against the police too n/t Silent3 Feb 2023 #26

SoCalDavidS

(9,998 posts)
15. Are You Really Wanting To Compare FL to CA?
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 09:41 AM
Feb 2023

CA voted for Biden & Hillary by wider margins than any state in country.

And Rodney King beating was 32 years ago.

FL is a joke.

Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #15)

rubbersole

(6,096 posts)
20. Hey, hey, hey SCDS - we Floridians...
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 10:26 AM
Feb 2023

..resemble that remark. And while we're at it - we're also tired of being referred to as America's penis. Simply because of our geographic shape. According to the great philosopher Patton Oswald - Maine is America's penis. Florida is America's saggy ball sack. I think it should be on our license plates. Instead of "Sunshine State" it should say "Saggy Sack State". A catchy tourist magnet. No?

paleotn

(17,650 posts)
23. Hey! We beat you guys in 2020....
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 10:41 AM
Feb 2023

Granted, VT has the population of about 5 city blocks of LA, but still.

paleotn

(17,650 posts)
22. Your two term governor is a fascist. Don't go there.
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 10:36 AM
Feb 2023

First election win, shame on him. Re-election? Shame on Florida. The second time around, Floridians knew exactly what they were getting into and apparently the majority of Florida voters like it.

EYESORE 9001

(25,663 posts)
24. I'm not from Florida
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 01:10 PM
Feb 2023

but it’s still insulting to those Floridians who didn’t vote for the fascist. Democrats in Florida know the situation. They don’t need to have their noses rubbed in it every time something happens in the state. It goes for any other place you choose. It contributes to overall negativity.

CatWoman

(79,257 posts)
28. haven't been keeping up with the news, have you?
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 11:55 PM
Feb 2023

something deplorable is ALWAYS taking place in Florida.

 

Woodswalker

(549 posts)
3. We are severely flawed
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 08:24 AM
Feb 2023

This does not happen in Europe no matter what your nationality is. European authorities wouldn't even do this to an American wearing a Maga Hat

 

The Jungle 1

(4,552 posts)
5. Stay away from the police they are not your friend.
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 08:40 AM
Feb 2023

Police are not trying to help you. They will do anything the rich man or corporate Americas tells them to do.

live love laugh

(12,798 posts)
8. The police CALLERS are complicit.
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 09:11 AM
Feb 2023

In places like FL they know that police are more likely to “overreact”.

multigraincracker

(32,234 posts)
9. I've been around cops most of my life and
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 09:14 AM
Feb 2023

there are some decent ones, but I really think most are cut from the same cloth as most criminals. There is a gang mentality that goes with it. Mess with one of us and you mess with all of us. I really feel bad for the really good ones and many have been run out or over by the gang thing.
It all hinges on the top cop running the department. They either allow it or look the other way. There some that make it clear "not in my department" or you'll be out of here. Police chiefs in cities are appointed by mayors that you elect. Sheriffs must run for that office. It is up to us vote.

ProfessorGAC

(63,641 posts)
14. In Chicago...
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 09:35 AM
Feb 2023

...the biggest problem is Cantanzara, the union chief.
He was a rotten to the core officer & his union "leadership" has ruined a lot of potentially good coos.

multigraincracker

(32,234 posts)
16. As a Union supporter, I feel most POAs
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 09:50 AM
Feb 2023

are gang enforcers. There has to be a cure, I haven't figured it out yet.

There are some unions that hold members responsible for their actions. They control who is hired and fired. You get kicked out of the union for crummy work because they have bargain for high wages based on out comes. Screw up and get kick out by the union. Not sure if that might work for cops. The only thing more important than the gang is money.

ProfessorGAC

(63,641 posts)
18. My Dad Was A Teamster, Truck Driver
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 10:07 AM
Feb 2023

So, I'm a union supporter too.
But, cop unions are an exception for me. They seem to hamstring self-regulation.

electric_blue68

(14,273 posts)
11. Wtf?! Beyond disgusting. Hedious! Shocked, but not so surprised.
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 09:18 AM
Feb 2023

Rhetorical; what's the matter with these people(?!!!!) - but we already know the answer - racism, probably sexism as well.

Just... Infuriating!

Farmer-Rick

(9,896 posts)
13. Don't bank with Mid Florida Credit Union
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 09:32 AM
Feb 2023

If you complain about their lousy service, they will throw you in jail. I guess they are the bank for Nazis.

Tommymac

(7,263 posts)
21. Florida is Facist now. A preview of what a national DeSantis regime would look like.
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 10:27 AM
Feb 2023

The good people down there need to take a lesson from the French citizenry and get out in the streets to protest.

Shameful.

Duppers

(28,068 posts)
25. One of my best friends lives in the Tampa area
Sun Feb 12, 2023, 02:25 PM
Feb 2023

And says everyone surrounding her is a Rethug and knows only one sane, informed person. Not likely these Fux viewers will protest...but, yes, they should.

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