The state of Florida faces a number of serious problems. For example, the state child welfare system is something worse than a total disaster. Not only does it lose track of kids who then vanish, leave kids in dangerous homes, and cut off health care for poor kids with no alternatives but the state also runs a series of ‘boot camps’ for ‘young offenders’ in which state employees are encouraged to beat up children. We don’t know how many they have killed in the process, but we do know that the latest fatality happened to be captured on a video that sounds totally repulsive. Personally, I don’t have the stomach to watch it. (The autopsy, by the way, appears to have been phonied up by a local ME with an expired medical license who also has a record of botching autopsies. He said the death, shortly after the beating, was due to ‘natural causes’. Did I mention the victim was black?)
So what’s the Florida legislature worrying about? Why, the state pie of course! Should it be pecan or key lime? The battle lines are drawn!