Sunday, December 04, 2022

In Andrew Warren suspension trial, Gov. DeSantis officials answer: What does ‘woke’ mean? (Florida Politics)

Flori-DUH's angry spoiled brat Boy Governor, RONALD DION DeSANTIS, is a disgrace to the human race.  Schooled at Yale and Harvard, DeSANTIS hates America -- he wants to silence free speech.  Nsty man.  Glad that Andrew Warren got answers from these rough beasts with the DeSANTIS maladministration. From Florida Politics: 

In Andrew Warren suspension trial, Gov. DeSantis officials answer: What does ‘woke’ mean?

By Gray Rohrer, 

December 3, 2022
'It's a slang term for activism, progressive activism.'

What does “woke” mean?

It’s a question liberals and progressives often would like to ask Republicans, whose ubiquitous use of the term “woke” — a phrase originally used by progressives to signify an awareness of racial and economic injustices endemic to U.S. society — has turned the word into a four-letter pejorative.

During the three-day trial this week challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis’ suspension of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, attorneys for Warren were able to put that question to aides for DeSantis, who called Florida the place where “woke goes to die” in his victory speech after being reelected last month.

Jean-Jacques Cabou, Warren’s attorney, noted DeSantis referred to Warren in his announcement of the suspension as a “woke ideologue” who “masqueraded” as a prosecutor. Then he asked some DeSantis officials what “woke” means to them.

Taryn Fenske, DeSantis’ Communications Director said “woke” was a “slang term for activism … progressive activism” and a general belief in systemic injustices in the country.

Ryan Newman, DeSantis’ General Counsel, echoed the part about systemic injustices, specifically regarding the criminal justice system.

“To me it means someone who believes that there are systemic injustices in the criminal justice system and on that basis they can decline to fully enforce and uphold the law,” Newman said.

Asked what “woke” means more generally, Newman said “it would be the belief there are systemic injustices in American society and the need to address them.”

Newman added that DeSantis doesn’t believe there are systemic injustices in the U.S. He also emphasized he believed Warren’s “wokeism” led him to sign the pledge not to prosecute abortion crimes, the primary factor that led to his suspension.

Using “prosecutorial discretion” to not prosecute an entire class of crimes is a “fundamental misunderstanding” of how a prosecutor’s discretion can be used, Newman said. And that pledge meant that DeSantis had to suspend Warren because DeSantis must ensure the law is enforced.

The trial over Warren’s suspension ended Thursday, and U.S. Judge Robert Hinklesaid he will likely take at least two weeks to render a decision in the case. Warren has asked the court to reinstate him because the suspension violated his First Amendment rights.

Gray Rohrer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

DeSanctimonious said after the hurricane that older homes from the 70's and 80's weren't built as well as they are today so that's why so much damage. Well by all means collect some gd taxes and help everyone with upgrades man! God knows Florida has lived off crumbs from tourists for the last 40 years while the FGOP barks it up with their empty suit cronies. That's a good point he made. Why are so many people living in old ramshackle structures if the Florida economy has been so successful? Hell, why isn't DeSanctimonious rich if Florida has done so well? Because it hasn't! People retire here or just shit and get! These Republicans full of shit.