WHY IS IT ALWAYS FUCKING FLORIDA?!
Election drama? Florida! Hurricane? Florida! Bath salt zombies eating people’s faces? Florida!
Is there something you want to tell us, Florida?
I actually know this.
Florida has some sort of legal thing going on where the media has full, unrestricted access to stuff like arrest and court records across the country.
That means Florida is basically low-hanging fruit everyone source as an all-access pass to.
Thats…actually really interesting.
AFIAK we hear so much about Florida because they have laws regaurding arrest records that make their legal cases an open book to everyone and easy to report on.
It’s called the Sunshine Law. It means you get the full details of the domestic disturbance where someone tried to weaponize a cat. While in another state would just say there was a domestic disturbance in the report the press can look at.
I think the purpose was for police transparency or something. The result is the reporters will find ones that amuse them to report matter of factly.
so what your saying is every state has florida man cases, we just hear about it more from florida.
shit that makes sense.
Yeah, Florida public reports are A LOT more detailed than most other states so it’s easy for news sources to find the juicy stuff.
That’s actually really fascinating.
And certainly gives an actual reason for Fark to have the Florida tag beyond “all the crazies live there”