Prosecutor Suspended by DeSantis for Incompetence Also Violently Anti-Gun

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- If you looked at State Attorney Andrew Warren’s social media, you might assume he worked for Giffords, Brady or Everytown, not the people of Hillsborough Country, Florida. Warren is an anti-gun zealot.

In post after post on Twitter and Facebook, he railed against the Second Amendment, gun owners and Florida laws dedicated to keeping us safe.

On Florida’s Stand Your Ground law: “As we said then, this law protects violent criminals & wastes resources by taking officers off the street and making us try cases twice – and has nothing to do with responsible gun ownership. And it’s slowed down the system, delaying justice for victims and their families.”

On Constitutional Carry: “Don’t let them fool you. This is ‘permitless carry’ – zero limits on who can carry concealed – and has nothing to do w/ the Constitution. This makes our neighborhoods less safe, and law enforcement doesn’t want it. You can’t claim to support cops while supporting this. No sane person thinks the 2nd Amendment protects owning a nuclear weapon, which means we recognize the Constitution clearly permits reasonable regulations on right to bear arms. The only issue is whether it’s reasonable to require permits to conceal – and it definitely is.”

On Modern Sporting Rifles: “Another mass shooting using a military-style assault rifle that has no place in our society. Another opportunity for us to do something. Another inevitable disappointment by our elected ‘leaders.’ And another difficult conversation with my children about their safety.”

On Florida’s preemption statute: “Who in Tallahassee is more hypocritical – extreme pro-lifers who oppose common sense gun laws that save lives, or so-called conservatives who profess local control but routinely bind cities & counties from solving local problems?”

Things changed yesterday when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an order suspending Warren for “incompetence and willful defiance of his duties as a state attorney.”

DeSantis said Warren had put himself “above the law” by choosing which laws he would and wouldn’t prosecute.

Warren had signed public statements promising not to enforce restrictions limiting abortion or transgender treatments. In 2020, he declined to prosecute 67 people who were arrested during violent anti-police protests.

Warren described his suspension as a “political stunt” by DeSantis, and he accused the governor of “using his office to further his own political ambition.”

Warren was escorted from his office Thursday afternoon. He’s already been scrubbed from his official website. Now, it’s up to the state senate to decide whether to make the suspension permanent.

The tone and topics of Warren’s social media posts have also changed. He is no longer fixated on guns, gun rights or gun owners. Now, he’s fixated on blasting DeSantis and getting his job back.

“Just because the governor violates your rights, it doesn’t mean they don’t exist,” Warren tweeted yesterday.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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Ope

Fl Gov.desantis had been under pressure to join TEXAS Gov.Greg Abbott and Arizona Doug Ducy in sending illegal wetbacks out of Florida to DC,NYC,and Delaware. He initially agreed but has since changed his mind. Said he might if it crosses his deck !

Bubba

Great article.
These DA’s and Prosecutor’s need to go.
Put him on the bus to CA or New York.
They like these guys. He can sit next to Adams.

Ope

Bubba,you got that right!

Russn8r

Agreeing with yourself again.

3%er

DeSantis is the man !

Boom

He was “worried” about ‘having to have’ a talk with his kids (scary ppl like him have kids) about modern sporting rifles…now he has to have a talk with his kids about being fired… It’s so crazy how these looney tune marxists are always lashing out at “conservatives”, accusing them of doing all the very things of which are usually the mainstays of the mentally (demo-marxists) ill… Or, gaslight one person in particular, and accuses them of doing the very same thing that the accusing person is doing… Such as, in this case; him saying Desantis is using their office… Read more »

swmft

you accuse others of what you are doing to hide what you do. fbi is great for that steal from people when a judge forbade them from touching content of safe deposit boxes, nothing but organized criminals ,
and this pos anti gun in gun country he needs to move to comifornia

MICHAEL J

Why didn’t the state attorney general handle this task? Removing crooked politicians and bureaucrats are usually not an everyday occurrence, but certainly a welcomed one. Hopefully this will catch on. This would never happen on the left coast since a corrupt governor would never remove his fellow corrupt officials.

Laddyboy

CORRECT! These “permanent practicing politicians” have a LOT OF DIRT on their fellow communist members. SOOOOOooooo, referencing the monkeys, – “I know NOTHING, I see NOTHING, I heard NOTHING, I tell NOTHING” is the modus-operandi of these CABAL MEMBERS!

john

Suspend hearing then fire Warren Ron Desantis is proving when it come to politics his policies are where the argument ends.

Ope

If Gov Desantis can suspend /fire elected officials in Florida for dereliction and non enforcement of crimes why the hell is Nikki Fried still employed by the state of Florida?

Russn8r

DeSantis can’t suspend Nikki Fried Brain she’s ELECTED. Warren was NOT elected.

Ope

As usual you’re wrong again ! Warren WAS elected moron!

Russn8r

You’re right for once, moron! KUDOS, TEX!

Here’s why: FL Constitution

~Art 4 §21(a) gov may suspend state or county officers not subject to impeachment, for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform, or felony.

~Art 3 §17 Impeachment (a) cabinet members are liable to impeachment.

AG Commish is a cabinet mem. Can’t suspend.

You’re welcome!

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Russn8r

BTW when’s TEXAS Gov ABBOTT gonna call spcl session to ban child sex surgery & make vote fraud a felony again?

Kills Child Sex Surgery Ban
https://texasscorecard.com/podcasts/how-burrows-phelan-abbott-killed-a-ban-on-sex-change-surgeries-in-texas-episode-140

$250k from sex-change mills
https://nationalfile.com/texas-abbott-patrick-house-speaker-received-250k-from-clinic-that-chemically-castrates-transgender-kids/

Cut illegal voting from a 20yr hard-time felony to a misdemeanor. Says he wants it felony again, denies special session. ALL KABUKI

archmark

Abbott’s a bottom-feeding RINO, pure & simple…

john

Please we know “Warren” is a deficient name calling is not nice.

swmft

we have a real nice bunch of spoiled children ,down voting a truth we should all follow…keep a civil tongue facts are what they are point out errors and give references where possible …..and as for most abbott is a camalion changes his collars as needed to stay in power he is a danger to conservative ideals

3%er

Warren was elected twice.

john

She won the 2018 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture election, narrowly defeating state representative Matt Caldwell by less than 7,000 votes out of over eight million votes cast, a margin of 0.08%.
Democratic that narrowly won sounds like a voter or election issue .Fraud is now that partys motto.

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swmft

would not surprise me all it would take is withhold ballots from davie or other conservative part of a county to get numbers when it is that close, and that has happened in florida in the past, when obummer was elected boxes from 3 precincts were later found behind filing cabinets un opened black supervisor of elections was not jailed ballots were destroyed not counted

Knute Knute

“Warren had signed public statements promising not to enforce restrictions limiting abortion or transgender treatments. In 2020, he declined to prosecute 67 people who were arrested during violent anti-police protests.” So was he not clearly putting himself “above the law” … “by choosing which laws he would and wouldn’t prosecute” even back in 2020? Obviously so. So why is he only being suspended now, years later? Is it perhaps indeed a political stunt, and as soon as the heat dies down a bit Florida will hire him right back… probably even paying him retroactively for all the work he DIDN’T… Read more »

Arny

That or who sues the State for a nice fat check. And still get his job back. lol

swmft

you can win in court state may choose never to pay. not like suing individual or company . there are hundreds of unpaid verdicts against states and federal government many for legitimate grievances people wrongfully imprisoned land taken under eminent domain that they gave a dollar for that was worth into the millions

swmft

or a prudent move collecting all proof to get him gone, it is harder to remove trash than you would think….I …the big I have rights! …what about all the actual victims of the riots..lost property work …it is for the people to decide who deserves leniency not so woke pos…that is why we have juries so society can make choices

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Knute Knute

But in this case this AG publically ANNOUNCED his intention to not do his job, all the way back in 2020! Do you really believe that it takes 2 years to copy down a public statement made by a public official? That only takes SECONDS, not years. Nobody with a brain believes that. It smells like excuses rather than reasons.

Laddyboy

Multiple PROOF documents are needed! Not just one.

Knute Knute

So you contend that MULTIPLE documents are required before any become legal evidence of wrongdoing? So exactly how many documents are required before, in your opinion, evidence magically turns into “proof”?? Two? Twelve? Fifty? How many? Frankly, I think you don’t even know what “proof” is, because it doesn’t actually exist. Evidence objectively exists, but proof is just a judgement call. Proof is subjective, subject to opinions and consensus and twisting around. Evidence is objective, and NOT subject to somebody’s interpretation or twisting… which is called “spin”. In this particular case. there is no way to “spin” Andrew Warren’s public… Read more »

Wild Bill

I think that he means multiple documents are needed to be convincing.

Knute Knute

Then why did he not bother to say so, but just ignore the questions instead? Sounds more like an attempt to hide the obvious truth to me. Don’t YOU think that a document signed by a public official, announcing his intention to refuse to do his job, is prima facia evidence? The only supportikng documents that might help build an even more aittight case, are follow on documents showing that Mr. Warren did indeed refuse to do his job, just as he announced that he would. As an Esquire yourself, you recognize the strength of this case, yes? OFC, whether… Read more »

Wild Bill

My apologies, I was merely guessing.

Knute Knute

No apology needed. This is what debate is all about. The ability of two(or more than 2) people to disagree on a certain point, and yet remain civil, and still respect opinions that they might disagree with. In this case it means that I had that same guess from the beginning of this, but disregarded it since what Laddyboy actually said was: “Multiple PROOF documents are needed! Not just one.” That is patently INcorrect, since many cases are based upon only one document, or one eyewitness statement. So it should be obvious that “Multiple PROOF documents” are NOT “needed” in… Read more »

Wild Bill

Thank you. Getting beyond Laddy’s comment for a moment. One document would satisfy the burden of production, but multiple documents may help meet the burden of persuasion. Both are a swirl of equal but unproportioned elements of “proof”.

Knute Knute

Since ammoland’s word host dislikes my first response to you, my new post is only a question. How many documents are required then?

Knute Knute

I forgot about Russ’s workaround! Here i my actual response: So you contend that MULTIPLE documents are required before any become legal evidence of wrongdoing? So exactly how many documents are required before, in your opinion, evidence magically turns into “proof”?? Two? Twelve? Fifty? How many? Frankly, I think you don’t even know what “proof” is, because it doesn’t actually exist. Evidence objectively exists, but proof is just a judgement call. Proof is subjective, subject to opinions and consensus and twisting around. Evidence is objective, and NOT subject to somebody’s interpretation or twisting… which is called “spin”. In this particular… Read more »

Knute Knute

BTW, I note that, at least in this one case, Russ’s workaround of editing a comment after it has been accepted, failed. The first two sentences posted, but then when the rest was added in a later edit, it too met the censors holdup. There’s one less workaround that one can no longer rely upon.

Russn8r

The workaround is not for the same comment. You have to start a new comment or reply, with just a few words, then edit & add the rest in.

The system will then let you post what you wanted to that is “Awaiting for approval”. The censored comment may or may not ever show up. I usually edit the censored comment to say something like:

” ‘Awaiting for approval’ for no rational reason”, delete the rest of the original content, and save.

That way it the censored content never gets duplicated.

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Knute Knute

That is what I tried. The first of that comment was only: “I forgot about Russ’s workaround! Here i my actual response:” Then, in a second step, I edited that comment, by adding back in the words that were considered by the algo to be so bad the first time around. But it caught them again, just as it did the first time. That comment, too, was held for manual approval. Both comments were eventually approved, which is why you will see two exactly the same, except for the first line. But if the workaround still steadfastly forbids the words… Read more »

Russn8r

Huh. That workaround has never failed me. Maybe try more incremental. I don’t know. Or…Maybe you’re OVER THE TARGET!

Knute Knute

That is what I was thinking. I’m used to being the most censored man in any room. YT hasn’t allowed me to comment on a video there for many years now. It’s SOP. “The truth goes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is actively opposed. Third, it is accepted as self evident.” – somebody or other Yep. That’s the way it works all right. Sheeple will only accept the truth after many battles, and many losses. They have to throw up a tremendous amount of flak first, and then be dragged to the obvious facts… kicking and… Read more »

Knute Knute

I also note us being followed around by the same 6 sock puppets! Except for one where you got 7. Beat me by one again 🙁
🙂 This one means I’m not really sad that you get more downvotes than me. So long as someone is over the target, it’s all good! 🙂

Russn8r

You may still be ahead. They may dread your retaliation more than mine. Also, they try to divide & conquer.

Knute Knute

Here is an even more clear example. The deputy director for climate and environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Jane Lubchenco. has been sanctioned and barred from the The National Academy of Sciences for; “clear violations of the fundamental tenets of research”.Yet she still keeps her leadership post as a ‘scientist’, which she is clearly not, having been kicked out. So haw nmany MORE times must she get bounced before getting fired for incompetence so bad that she can’t even be accredited as a scientist any more? Twelve? Fifty? A thousand? How much crookedness is… Read more »

Wild Bill

I had never even heard of Jane Lubchenco!
This getting kicked out of the National Academy of Sciences is a bomb shell!
Ok, pardon me for a while for leaving so abruptly, but I have to go research this

Knute Knute

And yet still gets to keep a job as a cheif government “authority” on science! Pretty F*^%@D up, huh? 🙂

Russn8r

Science FICTION

Knute Knute

If only it WERE fiction. Then it would be a horror story! Since its actually happening, it goes way beyond horror or tragedy. We are now deep into clown shoes insanity. These clowns have shoes so big they can’t even trip over them. They aren’t comically large… they’re just stupid. Which fits the dummies in charge just perfectly. IMO only, OFC… 🙂

Finnky

I think @Russn8r meant fiction masquerading as science while “science fiction” usually refers to fiction which purports to project a possible (or fantastical) future. Most seems to lean more toward fantasy, but some leans heavily on real science – none pretends to be anything more than fiction meant for amusement. People you are worse than actors wearing labcoats in advertisements. Despite their efforts to project image of medical professional, they do not actually claim such — and viewers all know better. Our government now claims scientific support regardless of who does or does not agree, and regardless of actual scientific… Read more »

Russn8r

That’s what I meant.

Fauci’s motto: Swallow The SciFi

He’ll have none of your non-compliance
Put down any attempt at defiance
Cause you’re Fauci’s serf
His cuddly butt-smurf
So kneel down and Swallow The Science!

Wild Bill

The Biden regime 🙁

Knute Knute

Not much different than the top Law Enforcement official in Florida refusing to enforce the ‘laws’ of the State of Florida though, is it? 🙂

Wild Bill

I’m thinking that there is a slight difference. Like the difference between malfeasance and nonfeasance. I could be wrong.

Knute Knute

That’s about what I was thinking too. Not much difference, just a subtle one. Like the difference between misinformation and disinformation. Subtle, but not unimportant either.

Ope

Knute,are you talking about Mark Glass with FDLE ? What laws didn’t he enforce ?

Knute Knute

I was talking about AG Warren, the subject of the above article.

Ope

Knute, Warren isn’t /wasn’t the top LE official in Florida.

Knute Knute

Acknowledged. I read that first line “State Attorney Andrew Warren”, and assumed that he was the State’s Attorney. I should have said: Top LE officer of Tallahassee County.
I stand corrected. Nice catch.

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Ope

Knute,Ashley Moody is the Florida Attorney General not Warren.

Russn8r

How many times can you Opevote yourself in 2 minutes, TEX? If you had any shame you’d be embarrassed.

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totbs

Nah, I think the Florida senate will affirm De Santis’ suspension and make it permanent. Truth be told, Warren should lose his ability to practice law anywhere.

swmft

shuold be on the west coast like the other loons , oh wait they just voted out someone just like warren for not doing their job .I agree bar should take the guys papers BUT they wont because most lawyers are leftists or we would not be fighting to retain our rights, the bard was right in order to form a perfect society you must kill all the lawyers

Russn8r

I see no evidence he’s gaming. He does 1 thing at a time – decisively. Warren was signing crap in ’21 too. DeSantis signed the abortion ban in Apr’22. Warren signed more crap in Jun’22 & Gov D had enough. I see no problem giving him a lot of hanging rope before smacking the horse’s ass. Next wokester’s crimes need not be so egregious.

~§7 (a) gov may suspend & fill the office for the period of suspension. Officer may before removal be reinstated by gov. (b) senate may remove or reinstate.

No way DeSantis or Senate reinstates.

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Laddyboy

This g.sorry syncophant is absolutely correct in this statement with one word which needs to be changed; “Just because the (governor should be – GOVERNMENT) violates your rights, it doesn’t mean they don’t exist,” This IGNORANCE is being done REPEATEDLY by the current ILLEGAL “handler” regime of J.Biden/K.Harris/N.Pelosi!

Wild Bill

That is an excellent point. The American people should do a nation-wide class action against the federal government for ATF violations of Civil Rights.

swmft

think about their double standard, wont prosecute criminals for crimes that are laws, yet prosecute people for things they dont like that are not laws…yes that is a title 18 violation