NBC argues that it shouldn’t be a crime to punch someone in the face, or drive while intoxicated. Because racism an sheeit. They declare that we should decriminalize all non-violent misdemeanors. Just so we are clear, the following are all non-violent misdemeanors under Florida law:
- Disorderly conduct
- Driving under the Influence (DUI)
- Driving on a Suspended License (DWLS)
- Petty theft
- Possession of Marijuana
- Theft of property
- Reckless Driving
- Harassing Phone Calls
- Luring or enticing a child under 12 into a vehicle or structure
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
- Open carry of a weapon or firearm
- CCW holder carrying a firearm into a prohibited location
- Brandishing a weapon or firearm
- Leaving an unsecured firearm within reach of a minor
- Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, within a residential area, or over a road
- Use of a firearm while intoxicated
- Throwing a bomb or other destructive device
- Furnishing weapons to minors
This will actually result in more felony convictions, because many of these misdemeanors are used in plea deals to allow criminals charged with felonies to plead guilty to misdemeanors. If those are off the table, then the felony is the only option remaining.
Chris Mallory · March 9, 2021 at 9:05 pm
Quite a few of those shouldn’t be against the law to begin with and should be considered unconstitutional. Others should be felonies. “Disorderly Conduct” is abused by cops to charge anyone who doesn’t bow down to them, should not be a crime unless there is a victim other than the cop.
joe · March 10, 2021 at 8:20 pm
there are times when disorderly conduct arrests come in handy…abused or not, there are a few “laws” that if they weren’t available, would allow a real pos to be let go…
Allen · March 10, 2021 at 4:21 pm
I’d be fine with any of those that didn’t victimize someone.
Especially carrying without a permit.
Jonathan · March 11, 2021 at 10:40 am
I am for almost anything that reduces the number of crimes and ways that cops can hassle police.
Having said that, I’d like to have a reasoned discussion of what changes are made, not sweeping arbitrary changes…
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