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Judd makes case against medical marijuana proposal
The Ledger
Legalize medical marijuana and you might think marijuana-related arrests would decrease. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd disagrees. "As it's written," Judd told a room of more than 40, "it has a loophole big enough to sail a battleship through." He also talked about how, in California, it is easy to acquire marijuana for recreational use through lenient medical marijuana legislation.
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Drug abuse costs employers about $81 billion per year
EHS Today
Drug use, abuse or addiction among employees and their family members can cause expensive problems for business and industry. These problems range from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft and low employee morale, to an increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers' compensation costs.
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Crossing county lines to commit a felony to bring an additional charge?
The Associated Press via The Republic
Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says criminals often travel into from county to county — including his — targeting residents who live near interstates. A new bill would tack on an additional charge to those who cross county lines to commit a felonious act.
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Seminole County Sheriff's Office arrests 26 in child sex sting
Seminole Chronicle
Combining forces with 16 central Florida law enforcement agencies, Seminole County sheriff officials announced an effort they called "Operation SafeNet." Within the operation, deputies posed as children between the ages of 11 and 14 and sparked communication with the men on the Internet via chats, emails and even over the phone in some cases.
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Florida sheriff: Voodoo helped guide drug ring
Orlando Sentinel via Officer
"Through their investigation, detectives and agents learned the organized methamphetamine crime ring was responsible for the distribution of large amounts of methamphetamine in Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Seminole counties," the Polk County Sheriff's Office stated in a report.
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Florida Special Olympics torch run begins in Century
NorthEscambia.com
Law enforcement officers from over 300 Florida agencies — police departments, sheriffs' offices, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Customs, Air Force police and Marine patrol — all participate in the statewide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida.
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Managing surroundings can lessen chances of being target of crime
The Tampa Tribune
"The goal of the course would be for people to never look at their environment the same way again," said Pasco County sheriff's Lt. Troy Fergueson, who has taught the course throughout Florida and other states. To “not take subtleties for granted but learn how to use the built environment as well as the social environment around a community, around a neighborhood, around a business to control human behavior [and] limit crime potential."
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Task force puts drug trafficking ring out of business
WCTV-TV
U.S. Attorney Pamela C. Marsh praised the Drug Enforcement Administration, the ATF, the office of Homeland Security Investigations, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, the Tallahassee Police Department and the Perry Police Department for their hard work, dedication and expertise in the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of this case.
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Sheriff's office receives grant for enhanced DUI enforcement in Destin
The Destin Log
This program will be called the "Drive Sober in Destin" campaign and will run through September. The campaign will utilize an increase in manpower by deputies who have received advanced DUI enforcement training.

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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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Iowa police arrest Florida man for the murder of local resident
KTIV-TV
Iowa investigators worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Clay County Sheriff's Office in locating and interviewing 54-year-old John Green. Green has been charged with first degree murder of a Mark Koster of Sac City, Iowa.
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Are free speech and public safety at odds in the Internet age?
By Liz Murphy
The rapid pace at which technology is evolving is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Social platforms connect people in real-time around the world on our computers, while cellphones and "smart" watches function seamlessly as phones, fitness devices and music players. But with every device or piece of social technology we create, we are continually reminded that our ability to innovate often outpaces our ability to create laws that protect public safety — often with tragic consequences. In the cases of cyberbullying and revenge porn, is it possible to prioritize free speech and public safety equally in the Internet age?
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