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On third night, Scott meets with protesters in his office

by John Kennedy | July 18th, 2013

Gov. Scott with protesters

Gov. Rick Scott made a hastily arranged return trip to the Capitol late Thursday to meet with protesters gathered for a third day outside his office.

In a 45-minute meeting with seven leaders of Dream Defenders and other groups, Scott said he understood their concerns. He also said he planned to declare Sunday a statewide unity day in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict.

But during the meeting that began shortly after 9 p.m., Scott said he would not go along with the demand for a special session to
repeal Florida’s stand your ground law. Scott said he believed in the law.

The governor also said the protesters should work within the system in getting their views across at the legislative session beginning next spring.

“Each of you has a representative, each of you has a senator,” Scott said. “I’d sit down with each one. That’s how the process works.”

He concluded saying, “I appreciate you and I look forward to seeing you again.”

Phillip Agnew, executive director of Dream Defenders, said it was good the governor agreed to the meeting. But he said the group has no intention of leaving the Capitol until a special session is called.

“We plan on being here for some time, or until you will act,” Agnew told Scott.

 

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38 Responses to “On third night, Scott meets with protesters in his office”

  1. Dave Johnson Says:

    Governor Scott you have to be just dumber than dirt.

  2. V Says:

    Scott’s a POS……..pure and simple. This case would have never even come to trial if he hadn’t jumped in and politicized it.

    It’s over and justice was served.

    Blacks only want SYG repealed because they’re scared to death that an armed people will interfere with their major source of income; mugging, home invasion and burglary

  3. Ian Says:

    These losers need to get a job.

  4. bito63 Says:

    These morons want to repeal SYG laws becouse God forbid that they try to assult and rob someone who can actually defend demselves, They wan`t people to be unarmed and easy prey, Well, I don`t see that happenig,They will think about it twice before they rob or assault someone, Knowing they will get what they deserve.

  5. CarryOn Says:

    Don’t repeal SYG. It’s a great law for the new armed forces. Smart “morons” or “losers” should just learn to play the game. Get your properly registered firearm. Get rid of those stolen guns. Felons need not apply. Get your concealed carry permit, then wait for something to happen. If they burst in your home, white or black or purple, blow them away, you’re covered. If they reach into your car, blow them away, you’re covered. Otherwise if conflict starts in the open, don’t retreat and no warning shots please. That just shows you didn’t think deadly force was necessary. Just wait till you see the whites of their eyes – or let them get a few hits in – and blow them away.

    If the “wrong” people start getting killed and the “wrong” people start getting cleared, you will see the law changed very quickly. No protests, just money talking.

    I’m not totally against SYG. No one wants to be robbed and violated by any thug, and you don’t want be arrested because you didn’t run first. I don’t want to see any innocents killed. But there is a reason why the NRA pushed these laws…

  6. Toni Says:

    Didn’t take Scott very long to get back to pandering the minorities. In the last 48 hours we have had at least 4 or more blacks shot by other blacks and yet that’s a-okay! Why aren’t they marching in the streets and demanding an end to black on black crime?

  7. Carrie Says:

    And on the third day, “Boycott Florida Went Viral sending shiver through the pocketbooks of very conservative Florian who has a stake in the tourist industry.

    In other news – nothing gets a republican’s attention like the loss of a dollar bill – any dollar bill!

  8. Carrie Says:

    bito63 -everyone with common sense is a moron?

    Let me guess – the fruit don’t fall far from the center of your tree – rightie?

  9. nemo Says:

    These idiots are still bitchen about the Martin/Zimmerman trial. It didn’t work out as they hoped, so let’s protest. No buttholes…get a job instead.

  10. Hitlery is TRASH! Says:

    You liberal pukes can go jump off a bridge..

    No one is changing anything for you–The world doesn’t revolve around what your whims are..No one is changing the right to self defense because some rabid two bit punk got what he asked for!

  11. Jupiter Guy Says:

    I’m curious what everyone would be saying if the kid had taken the gun away and killed zimmerman, and then claimed self defense.

  12. todd Says:

    I agree with Jupiter Guy. Martin attacked Zimmerman, which proved to be a fatal error. Nothing more.

  13. BERNIE Says:

    Blacks and liberals boycotting Florida?? ..Oh Lord..you have answered my prayers.

  14. Mike Says:

    Sold my home in Boynton Beach yesterday and heading out of Florida. Moving back to civilization, culture and far away from the insanity of conservative politics. It was a real learning experience……….

  15. Steve-O Says:

    The teen was suspended from school three times
    He was on suspension when he was shot in February, after officials caught him with a ‘marijuana pipe’ and a baggie with drug residue
    Trayvon was kicked out of school in October for graffiti after he was allegedly caught with a ‘burglary tool’ and a bag full of women’s jewelry
    Officials also suspended him once for skipping school and tardiness.
    Once again,….. you play by the sword, you die by the sword. He made his choices, and now he be gone. He spent the last 4 minutes of his life scoping out places to steal from, like he learned in Miami before his momma sent him packing back to his daddy who was “uninvolved”. Sorry, but the truth is the truth.

  16. Frank Says:

    Luthor is more than happy to offer “talk to your representative” and the polls as ways of changing the system; with long lines at he polls, voting is expensive for people on hourly wages and inexpensive for the comfortable who live in constant fear, ginned up by Fox News.

  17. sorry american Says:

    Scott, put something in that empty sack,that you have between your legs.

  18. Tea Lady Says:

    Thank you, Governor Scott, for sticking up for Democracy against $pecial intere$t groups!

    We The People voted! And We voted for lower taxes, less $pending, and Stand Your Ground!

    And now is the time to focus on more important items of Governor Scott’s election mandate, such as ending that Big Government Boondoggle, Citizen’s Insurance! And providing further Tax Relief to our Job Creators!

  19. Jupiter Guy Says:

    tea lady, if he was against special interest groups wouldn’t he be against taking money from the Koch brothers? They’re about as special interest as you can get.

  20. 2cents Says:

    These protesters were told how the system works. They can achieve what they are asking for IF they do it in the correct way. Then they refuse and still want what they want? It doesn’t work that way people.You have to work for what you want, it doesn’t just get handed to you. Good luck with that!

  21. islandtime Says:

    I’ve never had a job that would let me take off that much time to protest. Must be nice.

  22. colton Says:

    I have a request for several of those who have added comments here: Please provide an address to which your white robes can be sent so you can physically demonstrate what you belief.

    Tea Lady, in case you haven’t noticed, even your leaders have given up on the “job creators” B.S. to try to push their right wing views. Trickle down doesn’t work now and never has.

  23. ROSE ANN LEE BRIGHT Says:

    ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!! WE HAVE LAWS AND WE HAVE JURIES!!!! NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN BECAUSE THIS TRAYVON MARTIN IS DEAD, NOW OUR LAWS DON’T WORK????
    NO ONE TALKS ABOUT ALL THE BLACKS KILLING WHITE PEOPLE1!!! I’M DONE WITH IT AND IF THE MEDIA CONTINUES WITH THIS WITCHHUNT, THEN NO MORE TV IN THIS HOUSE.
    THE JURY SPOKE AND THAT IS IT AND THAT GOES FOR HOLDER ALSO WITH THIS CIVIL RIGHTS CRAP!!!!

  24. Tea Lady Says:

    @ROSE ANN, Amen!! Stand Your Ground is here to stay!!

    Let us all turn our attention to more important items of Our election mandate, such as ending that Big Government Boondoggle, Citizen’s Insurance! And providing further Tax Relief to our Job Creators!

    Join The Tea Party!! We won’t lecture you about civil rights!!

  25. Media Ginning up stories Says:

    Keep ginning up the jury’s verdict in the Zimmerman case.

    Keep ginning up the negative stories on Governor Scott.

    And see the voter backlash in the election of 2014.

  26. Frank Says:

    Well, I regret to inform Rose Ann Lee Bright that there are times when the justice system doesn’t work. If this is news, she should go to Wikipedia and search on Pitts and Lee. It took a governor’s action to correct the system.

  27. Diana Says:

    I cannot believe there are really this many racist folks replying in the Palm Beach Post to this article. It causes me to believe the NRA lobbyists are paying someone to write many of the comments seen here and around the internet.I stand with these young people and hope the legislature will listen to them…special session or not. I wrote to my Representative and Senator earlier this week.

  28. Ted the Nimble Says:

    I want to be a full time protestor. Does anyone know what it pays?

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    Phillip Agnew, executive director of Dream Defenders, said it was good the governor agreed to the meeting. But he said the group has no intention of leaving the Capitol until a special session is called.

    “We plan on being here for some time, or until you will act,” Agnew told Scott.

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