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FL: Comprehensive ‘Florida First Step Act’ Excludes Registrants

Sen. Jeff Brandes is spearheading the state’s criminal justice reform initiative. SB 642 is his 10th justice reform-related bill pre-filed for the upcoming Florida session. Full Article

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  1. Eric

    This just has to be discrimination. How can they do a blanket law without consideration of the severity of the offense or the person risk of reoffending, yet all other criminals get the benefits. This is no different than having a sign on the door that says “No XYZ’s Allowed.”

    • Robert Curtis

      There is a underlying problems I haven’t seen addressed. We as registered citizens lack MAN|Y of society rights even in many situations we are indeed at a level less than an illegal alien yet we unlike an illegal alien still pay taxes. We in truth represent a class that has no real representation yet are required to pay taxes to a gov’t that mandates us not to be represented. That being the case a strong argument could be made that we should NOT pay taxes. They put us on a punitive list placing us and our families in harms way and are excluded from owning a firearm or CCW as protection for ourselves and our families…So we pay taxes for what????

      • NPS

        Sorry to burst your bubble, but illegal immigrants DO pay taxes. Even if they have an illegally obtained SSN, their paychecks are still subjected to taxes. They pay sales tax in all their purchases. They pay a gas tax each time they fill up their vehicles. Their rent payment goes to the property owner who still has to pay a property tax and does so with the rent check. Utilities and mobile phone plans include additional taxes. I know it’s human nature to pick on someone considered weaker and that is looked down on, and in your case, you choose the undocumented/out-of-status immigrant. Just come out and say it. You hate immigrants.

        • Tired of this

          I think you completely missed his point. Why should we be required to pay taxes to a system that oppresses us, a system in which we have no voice? This is something I have thought about too.

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