Rep. Randy Fine Responds After Brevard Schools Board Member Jennifer Jenkins Files Injunction
By Space Coast Daily // November 4, 2021
court hearing is scheduled for Friday
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – State Representative Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) issued a press release in response to Brevard Public Schools board member Jennifer Jenkins’ injunction against Fine filed last week in the 18th Circuit Court of Florida for “cyberstalking” and “harassment” on social media, which has caused Jenkins “emotional distress.”
A court hearing is scheduled for Friday, and to see Jenkins’ petition for injunction for protection against stalking violence, CLICK HERE, and you can see Fine’s response in its entirety here:
This week, while I was in Tallahassee working for the people of Brevard County, I learned that Brevard School Board Member Jennifer Jenkins has requested a “restraining order” against me, banning me from discussing her acts as a School Board Member.
This may sound like a joke, but it is not. Her request is attached.
Ms. Jenkins’ request is historic, and not in a good way. It is something you would expect out of an elected official in Cuba or North Korea – not in the United States of America.
America was literally founded because the public could not adequately get redress of grievances against it. Because the then-colonists were seen as subjects and not citizens.
That is the world Jennifer Jenkins wishes to return us to — as her subjects.
Ms. Jenkins is literally abusing the criminal justice system to attempt to silence dissenting speech because it causes her “emotional distress.”
I have news for Ms. Jenkins – when she chose to become an elected official, she gave up the rights of a private citizen. Her constituents – including me – have the right to criticize her. We have the right to do so loudly. We have the right to dislike the way she comports herself in office.
No one made Ms. Jenkins violate Florida Law in leading the push for an illegal mask mandate.
No one made Ms. Jenkins demand students be masked while refusing to do so herself.
No one made Ms. Jenkins take to national media where she has trashed both myself and Governor DeSantis by name – and then turn around and call herself a victim when she is criticized.
And no one made Ms. Jenkins refuse to take the call of Dr. Jeffrey Steel, when he called her upset that her policy had led to his seven-year-old daughter with Down’s Syndrome having a mask tied around her face for six weeks with a nylon rope.
Well, perhaps one person made her do that – her lover, Robert Burns, whose private home she was at for hours instead of being at her office on both days that Dr. Steel attempted to call her.
So I have news for Ms. Jenkins. If my – and thousands of others’ legitimate criticism of her as an elected official who has broken the law and engaged in rank hypocrisy causes her emotional distress, there is a solution.
Because Ms. Jenkins’ demand is dangerous and is un-American.
And if that is not bad enough, Ms. Jenkins has asked the Court to ban me from being involved in my own son’s education. She has demanded I be banned from his school – that I not even be able to drop him off and pick him up.
This is what Jennifer Jenkins thinks of parents.
I have news for her, it won’t work. My First Amendment rights will not be abridged. By anyone. And no one is going to stop me from being involved in my son’s education. No one.
I am glad that the criminal justice system is involved in this, because I suspect this is not going to work out how Ms. Jenkins hoped.
Filing false criminal complaints is itself criminal.
And for this, and the child abuse she imposed on Sofia and every other Brevard County Student under her care – including my own son – I will hold her accountable.
Her day of reckoning is coming.
Jenkins represents District 3 on the Brevard Public Schools board and was elected in November 2020. Fine was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives from the 53rd District in 2016.
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