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Judd says, 'Do away with medical marijuana amendment'
WTVT-TV
"It is, without a doubt, the wolf in sheep's clothing," Sheriff Grady Judd told the audience and the six-member panel. "They're taking advantage of the heartstrings of the people of the State of Florida. It's a fraud, and it's fiction in the way it's written," Judd said, even bringing diagrams with him that he said show how teenage usage is up in states that passed similar laws. "This is all about having easier access for everyone."
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Florida police bust 25 suspected pedophiles in 1-week covert sting
The Daily Caller
Members of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office arrested a total of 25 residents who traveled to the same Manatee residence over the course of one week with the goal of soliciting sex with a minor, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
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Legislators moving to fix flaws in Florida's sexual predator laws
WJCT-Radio
Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford said the law needs to be changed so when a sex offender is released into the community, that person is still under state oversight. "The law will create a split sentence where he will do his prison time, do any civil commitment time and then when he gets out of civil commitment, that is when his probationary time will start," Rutherford said. "So they will no longer be able to come back to a community without community supervision."
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Medical marijuana debate at University of Tampa draws hundreds
WFTS-TV
"The pro-pot folks are really just carrying around this bag of smoke trying to make the public think it's medicine and it simply is not," said Dr. Eric Voth, chairman of the Institute of Global Drug Policy.
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Behind the Badge Blog No. 9: The Difference Deputies Make in Our Lives
FSA
So you might ask yourself why these officers take such risks. Why do their families knowing the dangers support them in their duties? It’s certainly not the pay (there are many jobs that pay a great deal more). It’s not the great work hours (most work shift work for years). It’s not the great respect they generally receive from the average citizen when enforcing the law. So what motivates them?
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Sheriff Wayne Ivey on business travel safety
Space Coast Daily
One of the best ways to avoid hazards while traveling is to properly plan you trip from beginning to end. By planning the trip in advance, travelers can make every effort to travel safely and eliminate potential risks that are often overlooked.
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Escambia Sheriff's Office K-9 unit went from dog house to top dog
Pensacola News Journal
In more than 400 hours of training, the dogs learn a range of skills from obedience and tracking to locating bombs, people and narcotics. Potts said that in the past year alone, the K-9 unit has located more than 134 people, 400 narcotics stashes and 20 firearms.
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Deputies bust 5 marijuana grow houses in Lehigh Acres
WINK-TV
The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a tip through Crime Stoppers lead them to investigate 26 possible grow house addresses in Lehigh Acres. The sheriff's office says the grow houses were dismantled and eight people were arrested.
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FJJA February 2014 Newsletter
FSA
Did you know that according to the Florida DCF, young women aging out of the foster care system and/or entering the juvenile justice system are at considerably higher risk than their peers at becoming involved in a human trafficking?
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12 busted: Drugs, guns targeted in Central Florida mail probe
Orlando Sentinel
During the operation, 20 parcels were inspected and an assortment of drugs were recovered, including cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, prescription medication, and materials to make synthetic drugs.

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Sheriff's office mourns after Orange County deputy killed
WFTV-TV
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is mourning over the loss of Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, who was fatally shot recently while investigating vehicle burglaries. "Last night we lost a hero. But a family grieves the loss of a husband, father, a son, a brother.”

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Warrant roundup nets more than 300 arrests in Pasco, Pinellas
Tampa Bay Times
"The bad guys don't know jurisdictional boundaries," said Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, "and the message is the cops don't know jurisdictional boundaries either."

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Houston County Sheriff's Office preps for Spring Break
WDHN-TV
"We seem to find a lot of extra recreational drugs taken with them as well too so we are aware of that situation especially if they're going to be drinking and driving so they may be also using that recreational material to also get them down to Panama City which is driving under the influence of an intoxicant controlled substance which is just as dangerous," said Gonzalez.
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