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Only the “Right Of Adults To Cannabis” amendment can secure your RIGHT to possess, cultivate, and use cannabis in a manner similar to your 2nd amendment right to “keep and bear arms” … think about that for a minute.

Whether you agree or disagree with Americans right to gun ownership, the strength of this protected right is clear and viewed my many as absolute. Floridians For Freedom​ believes adults right to whole plant cannabis should be comparable and hopes you agree. Full Story »

Immunity For Cop Who Raided Wrong Home, Shot Man’s Dog As It Ran Away

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A Florida police officer responsible for killing a man’s dog after he entered the wrong apartment in a botched raid committed no rights violations and is entitled to immunity, a federal court has ruled.

According to a federal lawsuit, Officer Michael McBride was one of six Hollywood police officers and two Broward Sheriff’s deputies that were following up on a tip in January 2015 that a robbery suspect might be hiding in an apartment complex.

Unaware that a man inside, David Jimenez, went by the same nick name as the robbery suspect, the cops asked residents if they knew a man named “Flaco.” The officers never mentioned the real name of the man they were looking for, Francisco Quintana. Full Story »

Rogue Spider Causes Florida Woman to Crash her Car into a Pole

A 27-year-old Florida woman suffered only minor injuries when her car crashed into a pole Tuesday morning following a spider sighting.
A 27-year-old Florida woman suffered only minor injuries when her car crashed into a pole Tuesday morning following a spider sighting.

COOPER CITY, FL — A Florida woman’s Tuesday morning commute took an unusual turn when she happened to spot a hitchhiking spider perched atop a web above her head. When that spider decided to scale down its silk and land on her leg, things took a dangerous turn. Full Story »

Florida Man Who Blamed Big Penis For Girlfriend’s Death Acquitted

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Richard Henry Patterson, Broward County Sheriff’s Office

The Florida man who claimed his girlfriend choked to death during oral sex was found not guilty of second-degree murder Monday.

Richard Patterson, 65, of Margate, was acquitted of killing 60-year-old girlfriend Francisca Marquinez in 2015 after a week-long trial, according to the Sun Sentinel.

During the trial, his lawyers initially argued that Marquinez died accidentally while performing oral sex on him at her apartment.

To bolster their defense, Patterson’s lawyers filed a motion to show his penis to the jury.

But after a medical expert testified that choking during the sex act was unlikely, the defense reversed course on the theory. The judge never ruled on the request to put Patterson’s member on display in court.

“That’s not the way she died,” defense lawyer Ken Padowitz said. “But that’s the way Richard Patterson thought she died.”

Instead, the defense argued that there was no way of knowing how she died. Medical examiners never determined the cause of death because Marquinez’s body was too decomposed.

“They still don’t know how she died,” said Padowitz, according to the Sun Sentinel.

The jury spent five hours deliberating before reaching a verdict.

If Patterson had been convicted, he would have faced life in prison.

Source: nypost.com

Donald Lee Hicks rams his Confederate Flag van into black couple while shouting racial slurs

A man is accused of trying to use his Confederate flag-decorated van to take a parking space from an African-American couple.

Donald Lee Hicks was taken to Broward jail. His bond was set at $40,000, $20,000 for each count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The weapon, a 1997 Dodge van, bore the Georgia battle flag (commonly called a “Confederate flag”) on its front as Hicks rolled up to a parking spot Saturday morning at 65 N. Beach Rd. in Dania Beach. Full Story »

Florida Man robs bank with a Spatula

Brandon Stepherson

Police arrested a 33-year-old Broward County man after they say he robbed a Wells Fargo and committed a home invasion armed with a spatula.

Brandon Stepherson, of Hollywood, was arrested on an unarmed robbery charge by the Fort Myers Police Department and armed home invasion count by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities nabbed by K-9 units 24 minutes after they say he robbed the Wells Fargo at 9250 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday outside the house where the home invasion occurred.

Brandon Stepherson, who robbed a bank with a spatula

A man at the home told investigators that went inside the Old Hickory Boulevard house after smoking on the back porch when he found Stepherson standing in his kitchen, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report.

He said that Stepherson demanded the keys to the car parked out front, but the man said he didn’t have the keys.

Stepherson started pulling keys off the hook on the wall before he “armed himself with a plastic spatula and used a set of keys as a weapon (between his knuckles,)” the report said.

Stepherson then said to the man: “I don’t want to hurt you, give me the keys to the car,” the report said.

The men started yelling at each other and Stepherson tackled him to the ground. Another man in the house joined in on the fight and Stepherson ran out of the home, one of the men flagged down an officer, who arrested Stepherson.

Between the charges from the two different agencies, Stepherson is being held on a total of $350,000 bond.

The Florida Highway Patrol and FBI helped with the investigation.

Source:

https://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/florida/2015/10/30/florida-man-robs-bank-spatula/74876016/