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Michael Buchanan is a practicing criminal defense attorney in Gainesville, Florida, with more than 25 years experience defending people accused of criminal misconduct. He is a former president of the Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Read detailed professional biography here.
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December 16, 1773, The Sons Of Liberty Dump Crates Of Tea Into Boston Harbor - Today in Crime History
On this date, December 16, in the year 1773, members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dumped crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act and its provisions for taxation of tea. This act of criminal misconduct would become known as the “Boston Tea Party.” The incident remains an iconic act of civil disobedience, albeit criminal, and political protesters often refer to it.