Judge strikes down Florida law mandating drug tests for welfare

A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican who campaigned on a promise to expand drug testing, said he would appeal the ruling.

The law took effect in July 2011 and required parents to undergo and pay for urine tests for illegal drugs when they applied for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal-state program that helps poor people with children pay for food, shelter and necessities.

The testing fee of $25 to $45 was to be repaid by the state if the test came back negative, but applicants who tested positive would have been barred from receiving benefits for a year.

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JD, your are sooooooooo right.

Well, hell folks, if they take away their WELFARE DOLLARS that you and I pay, how are they going to afford their drugs.  No concern for the food on the table for the illegitimate babies.....just don't take away their drug money!!!!!  Sounds reasonable.  What do you bet this thug on the bench is a democrat?????

He is in the muslim commie bastards pocket.  If he is right then why do a lot of us have to pee in a jar a few times a year and randumly to keep our jobs.  

I wish that congress would take a drug test.  If you are on drugs and that is the most likely reason why you are not working. If your normal you'll vote for the republicans so keep them messed up. That's why the democrats are pushing for legalizing Marrajuana.

31 years in the Navy and I was peeing in the bottle right up until the time I retired. Many communities require their firefighters and policemen to do the same. I see no reason why those accepting taxpayer dollars shouldn't have to do the same. The judge is a douche.

Do hope it is repealed. We need accountability from the people we are trying to help get on their feet. No need to support someone's drug habit!!!

In order to SERVE your country you have to be tested routinely but those who STEAL from the institution of which we serve you get a free pass?  Definitely demoncat logic at work here...guaranteed. I don't even have to look any deeper to confirm it.  

I would do it another way. You can volunteer to take the drug test and if you pass you get welfare if you can prove you are a citizen.

Verrry good! I wish I'd thought of that. I like the way you think.

Perfect, Barry!

What about the violations of our 4th amend rights at the airport by the DHS gestapho?

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized". Its time for restoration.

There we go with the liberal judges...funny how they revere our Constitution as gospel...except with any issue presented by, or for, conservatives. Liberal courts/judges, are accessories to crime...all forms of crime. They have aided and abetted every form of social-decline we are witnessing...the plunge will continue until the left lose power.

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Pay-Back !!! Pedophile Who Assaulted Nearly 200 Kids Stabbed To Death In Prison

A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.

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