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  1. Regarding HIV, you could only be charged if you knew were HIV+ and engaged in sexual activity with someone without informing them or intentionally attempt to infect someone via bodily fluids (ex. spitting, dousing someone with fluids, etc.). Generally these laws have been HIV or STD specific and do not apply to other diseases.
  2. Once again you are misunderstanding Florida law. Openly displaying a firearm in Florida, except for limited acts around legal transportation, hunting, camping, and target shooting. FL 790.053 Except as otherwise provided by law and in subsection (2), it is unlawful for any person to openly carry on or about his or her person any firearm or electric weapon or device. It is not a violation of this section for a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm as provided in s. 790.06(1), and who is lawfully carrying a firearm in a concealed manner, to briefly and openly display the firearm to the ordinary sight of another person, unless the firearm is intentionally displayed in an angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense. A person may openly carry, for purposes of lawful self-defense: (a) A self-defense chemical spray. (b) A nonlethal stun gun or dart-firing stun gun or other nonlethal electric weapon or device that is designed solely for defensive purposes. Any person violating this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775 ----------- The person in your example would likely be correctly cited for brandishing in Florida and Michigan, depending on the exact nature of the obscenities and if threatening behavior occurred. The person in Florida could be charged absent any threats or similar behaviors under 790.053. Brandishing and illegal exhibition are separate and distinct charges.
  3. Based on past protests by groups of PoC carrying firearms, yes. I can't recall any armed protestors being fired upon by law enforcement in any state.
  4. Michigan brandishing statute: 750.234e Brandishing firearm in public; applicability; violation as misdemeanor; penalty. Sec. 234e. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person shall not willfully and knowingly brandish a firearm in public. (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to either of the following: (a) A peace officer lawfully performing his or her duties as a peace officer. (b) A person lawfully acting in self-defense or defense of another under the self-defense act, 2006 PA 309, MCL 780.971 to 780.974. (3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or a fine of not more than $100.00, or both. Florida brandishing statute: 790.10 Improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms.—If any person having or carrying any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or other weapon shall, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit the same in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. ----------------------------- Due to Michigan having an open carry statute, simply having a firearm visible is not considered a threat. In Florida there till must be something beyond the weapon being visible for the crime of brandishing to occur. You are applying a personal definition of a threat (visible firearm) that would not correctly lead to a charge of brandishing in either state. In Michigan, had the protesters made direct threats in reference to the firearms, pointed them, or done something more than simply carry them, they could be charged with brandishing. In Florida these same protesters would also not be charged with brandishing, but would (correctly) be charged with illegal open carry.
  5. My point is that armed protesters appear to be treated consistently regardless of race. The protesters in Michigan were treated correctly according to Michigan law, and there is no evidence that other protest groups would have been treated differently, despite frequent claims to the contrary.
  6. Fact: non-violent protesters generally face no issues with the police in the U.S., regardless of color.
  7. Oh, so we are going with unnamed consequences? Okay, chief.
  8. The second video was at a protest regarding Sandra Bland. Hard to argue nothing was being demanded. I just showed multiple videos with POC carrying weapons at protests. EXACT same consequences as whites carrying guns at protests. Unless you can show where armed POC protestors were treated differently then I consider your point refuted.
  9. FWIW "brandishing" has a specific legal meaning and is illegal in Michigan. I am not sure of any state where someone simply seeing a firearm = brandishing, as there generally has to be intent to commit the act.
  10. Shenanigans. The claims above were that any non-white group protesting while armed would be met with violence. You are moving the goal posts when the facts don't match your narrative. And the point of bringing up something from 2015? 1.) it happened (and has happened since - see other videos I posted) 2.) the act of bringing guns to protests isn't new. Open carry laws allow this to go on, and radical groups take advantage of it. It may shatter your world view to find out that it's not only whites doing this foolishness, but here we sit.
  11. Legally open carry is open carry, and as far as I can tell Michigan doesn't restrict open carry in all public buildings. As far as the rest of your post, I suggest you review the video below. Standing off with police officers and chanting "oink, oink, bang, bang" would seem comparable, right? (Should be noted the covered faces in Michigan is required right now, but you know that.)
  12. Of course the "protesting with guns" foolishness by any party could be cleared up by ending open carry laws, which sadly won't happen in some states. Fortunately there are many states where this behavior is illegal.
  13. While I think carrying guns at a protest is ridiculous, I wish this tired trope of "only white men" could get away with it would go away. Firearms at protests is not new, and isn't just done by white militias. It's time for it to end but we need to be honest about it.
  14. If other states aren't doing the same in less than 4 weeks it will be too late. The simple reality is that you cannot shut down large segments of the economy for extended periods. It simply isn't sustainable. And it isn't like the laughable comparisons to a wartime economy where other production comes into play.
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