According to Florida’s Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, cops nabbed author Phillip R. Greaves II in Colorado. Greaves had sent a signed copy of his controversial book from Colorado to Florida, and Polk County detectives got all sorts of grossed out and decided to bring Greaves to justice.
Sheriff Judd—who presumably read the book—told Fox News that it was written “specifically to teach people how to molest and rape children.” He also shone a virtuous light on Florida as the only state in the nation with the power to “do” something:
There may be nothing the other 49 states can do but there is something Florida can do. We can prosecute [Phillip Greaves] for this manifesto.
Florida has an excellent reputation with child pornography and sexual abuse.
- Republican state representative Mark Foley was forced to resign his post in 2006 after investigators uncovered sexually explicit text messages sent to teenage boys, including statements that he’d like to see a 17-year-old’s “package” and would love to take a boy’s T-shirt and gym shorts and “slip them off.”
- Former Daytona Beach city commissioner Mike Shallow was busted for lascivious conduct in a Sears restroom at a mall in 2007. Shallow used similar attention-grabbing tactics as former Idaho senator Larry Craig—another Republican—such as the Toe-Tap and the Wide-Stance.
- Before becoming an outspoken anti-abortionist (for the Republican party, natch), Howard Scott Heldreth was arrested and convicted for raping a child in Florida.
- Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. “Republican Marty”) was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
Anyway, that’s beside the point.