By Ashley Harrell
When people who are not from Florida think about Florida, they think Disney World. They think sunburnt half-wits who can’t understand a ballot. They think weird news, like a guy getting arrested for trying to trade a live alligator for beer. They don’t often think hard about why so much weird news comes out of the nation’s southeastern tip, but here’s one interesting reason: Since 1909, Florida has had strict laws that declare nearly all government documents — including police reports — public records.