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Florida’s governor wants you to go to work sick

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott is the latest Republican to block any initiatives in his state to enact paid sick leave for workers As attempts to dehumanize the workplace go, few could be more sadistic than forcing workers to come to work sick, but that’s precisely what the Florida legislature and…

Florida man catches self on fire siphoning gasoline with a vacuum cleaner

A man in Florida caught himself on fire and exploded his garage over the weekend when he attempted to use a vacuum to siphon gasoline from a vehicle. Palm Bay police told Florida Today that Michael Mirabel was attempting to retrieve some gasoline from a disabled Volkswagen Passat in his…

Homeless man bites off Florida man’s ear in sudden attack

A homeless man in Florida was arrested last Thursday and accused of assaulting a complete stranger, biting a portion of the unfortunate man’s ear off in the process. The incident occurred at a grocery store in Immokalee, Florida, according to CBS News. The victim, Rotilio Carranza, claimed he was eating…

ACLU condemns prosecution of Florida teen over lesbian relationship

In a statement released Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida condemned the statutory rape prosecution of 18-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt. “The facts as we understand them suggest that the state is prosecuting Kaitlyn for engaging in behavior that is both fairly innocuous and extremely common,” the organization said. Kaitlyn…

LSD-tripping Florida man claims to be God and asks police to cut off his penis

A 19-year-old Florida man, who said he had taken psychedelic drugs, was arrested after telling police that he was God and then allegedly assaulting an officer. Police in Gainesville were called to Campus Club Apartments at around 1 a.m. on Saturday by residents who said they witnessed Michael Joseph Silecchia…

Florida police arrest state’s biggest alleged distributor of child pornography

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers arrested 51-year-old John Shearen of Leesberg, Florida on Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. According to Orlando’s WFTV Channel 9, police found Shearen to be in possession of between 500,000 and 1 million full-length pornographic films featuring minor children. Police…

Dog shoots Florida man with ‘unloaded’ gun

Police in Sebring, Florida say a man told them that his dog accidentally shot him in the leg with a gun that he thought was unloaded. Gregory Dale Lanier of Frostproof was riding in his truck on Feb. 23 when the dog knocked his 9mm handgun onto the floor of…

Florida man arrested for ‘molesting a manatee’

Florida resident Ryan William Waterman, 21, faces charges stemming from “molesting a manatee,” due to the state’s protection laws that make interacting with the endangered species illegal. The Fort Pierce man published photos this week of himself and two children playing with a manatee calf laying near a shoreline, according…

Scantily clad Florida stuntman causes $10K in DUI damage

A 51-year-old Florida stuntman drunkenly crashed his pickup truck into three cars, light poles and a parking meter in downtown Orlando early Wednesday morning while wearing a white cropped top and short-shorts ensemble that left startlingly little to the imagination. According Central Florida’s WFTV Channel 9, Grady Bishop of Winter…

Florida Dreamers fear plans for immigration reform are ‘just words’

For young undocumented immigrants separated from their deported parents, real change comes only with legislation Jose-Antonio Machado Soza wakes every morning and yearns to tell his mother about what he is going to do at school that day or which friends he will be seeing that night. But Melba Soza…

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