The Grapevine – Florida Man

You’ve probably heard of Florida Man. He’s yesterday’s big-time meme. In this episode, we set the man (and his could-be cinematic universe) aside to talk about the state that created a legendary figure. Is Florida really that weird?

Sources

  • How Florida’s Proud Open Government Laws Lead to the Shame of “Florida Man” News Stories from the Miami New Times
  • Florida’s renowned Sunshine Laws took another 12 hits from the Legislature this year from the Miami Herald
  • Florida’s FOIA Laws from the National Freedom of Information Coalition
  • Florida State Statutes, Chapter 119
  • Obtaining Police Information from the LAPD
  • Tutorial: Police Records from journalism.berkeley.edu
  • SFPD alters policy on information / Department makes getting arrest data more of a chore from SFGate
  • Public Information Act from the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Uniform Crime Reporting from the FBI
  • Atlanta | Season 2 Episode 1
  • Florida man attacked ATM from Fox 5 Atlanta
  • Weather Balloon Helped Florida Man Make Suicide Look Like Homicide: Cops from Inside Edition

Music

  • “Jazz Mango” by Joey Pecoraro

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