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What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: December 06, 2017 03:34PM
Previous sign language debacle: [forums.macresource.com]

Tampa serial killer sign language debacle: [www.abcactionnews.com]


TAMPA, Fla. -- A huge arrest was made in the Seminole Heights homicides case on Nov. 28, but many in the deaf community were left in the dark thanks to a phony interpreter.

"She was standing there twisting her hands back and forth. I could tell automatically that interpreters don't do that," said Betti Bonni, a certified deaf interpreter.

Derlyn Roberts showed up at Tampa Police on that night, but as Chief Dugan spoke about the capture of a serial killer suspect, those in the deaf community could tell the interpreter wasn't making any sense.

"Most of the time it just looked like she was signing but not using actual signs," said USF professor Rachelle Settambrino. "When she was spelling words out, she wasn't spelling anything at all. They were just gibberish more than anything."

Monica Hoffa's mother, whose daughter was one of the victims, was at the presser relying on that interpreter.

"I know the deaf mother of one of the victims' of the serial killer, she was standing there. She was standing right there and the interpreter was signing in a way that was incomprehensible," Bonni said.

A spokesperson for TPD says he didn't do his due diligence, and did not question Roberts when she showed up as an ASL interpreter.




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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 06, 2017 03:51PM
Another career is required...

[www.telegraph.co.uk]
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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 06, 2017 03:52PM
....I saw the sign......and it opened up my mind....I saw the sign.....



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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: December 06, 2017 04:20PM
Ugh, I guess they don't expect to ever get caught being a fake ASL translator?
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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: December 06, 2017 04:52PM
That's not even in the top 1,000 list of Florida's problems. From one of my old stomping grounds in America's Wang:

[www.nwfdailynews.com]
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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: December 06, 2017 05:06PM
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Will Collier
That's not even in the top 1,000 list of Florida's problems. From one of my old stomping grounds in America's Wang:

[www.nwfdailynews.com]

Fake news, that bottle isn't even open.
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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 06, 2017 05:14PM
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mikebw
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Will Collier
That's not even in the top 1,000 list of Florida's problems. From one of my old stomping grounds in America's Wang:

[www.nwfdailynews.com]

Fake news, that bottle isn't even open.

That bottle was one for the road.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: December 06, 2017 05:24PM
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mikebw
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Will Collier
That's not even in the top 1,000 list of Florida's problems. From one of my old stomping grounds in America's Wang:

[www.nwfdailynews.com]

Fake news, that bottle isn't even open.

Trust me man, if you'd ever been to Cash's, you'd know that a possum drinking bourbon in there is ENTIRELY believable.
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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: December 06, 2017 06:43PM




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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: December 06, 2017 06:51PM
There's a subreddit dedicated to Florida Man mentions in the news alone:

[www.reddit.com]
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Re: What's with Florida and bad sign language interpreters for big news events?
Posted by: bwicklander
Date: December 06, 2017 09:02PM
to answer your question - Florida doesn't have any (strong) laws put into place to make sure an interpreter is credentialed. People don't understand it's crucial to have quality interpreting services by credentialed interpreters. The Deaf community has a right to equal access of communication. Awareness to the issue is slowly changing for the better. Please google "issues Deaf people face" for more information.

And Interpreters interpret spoken languages...

translators interpret written language....
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