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Sex arrests: Former Orlando cop, 97 others charged undercover prostitution, sex slavery probe
Orlando Sentinel
"Human Trafficking is a serious problem in the Central Florida area. We have found that one of our best tools to find, arrest, and prosecute traffickers is to conduct undercover prostitution investigations," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement. "Prostitution is not a victimless crime."
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Criminal justice students honor fallen officers with specialty plate
The St. Petersburg Tribune
"They truly are my heroes because they stuck it out after getting the door slammed in their face over and over again," said Richard Cross, a government teacher. "It's been an incredibly hard-fought, emotional journey and I'm just so proud of them."
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Website launches to fight medical marijuana in Florida
Tampa Bay Times
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, president of the Florida Sheriffs' Association, said the proposed constitutional amendment is a stalking-horse for legalizing pot and enriching dope dealers. Judd notes that Floridians with various conditions would qualify, contending that even sleeping problems or stress might do the trick.
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Southwest Florida honors fallen heroes on Memorial Day
WBBH-TV
Hundreds of people across Southwest Florida gathered on Monday, May 26, to honor service men and women lost at war. The Lee County Sheriff's Office opened the ceremony with a 21-gun salute and helicopter flyover.
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BCSO's Nichelle King is 'Sheriff for a Day'
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey via Space Coast Daily
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says: I had the pleasure of spending the day on Friday, May 23, with Nichelle King of our Judicial Process Unit as part of our "Sheriff for a Day" program. (King) traveled with me throughout the day to numerous meetings, events and presentations so she could experience everything the office of sheriff is tasked with doing.
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Deputies bust drug house in Homosassa
WTSP-TV
"Operations like this continue to reinforce that intelligence led policing is making an impact in this community," said Sgt. Aidan Marshall after the scene was secured. "These suspects have been on our radar for a long time and we're optimistic that these new charges will lead to some serious time."
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Bradford County deputies challenge teen drivers
WJXT-TV
The northeast Florida area has seen a number of tragedies over the years. And with school about to let out and more teen drivers on the road, the Bradford County Sheriff's Office has teamed up with school officials to teach young people real-life skills — in real cars on a real course.
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Website launches to fight medical marijuana in Florida
Tampa Bay Times
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, president of the Florida Sheriffs' Association, said the proposed constitutional amendment is a stalking-horse for legalizing pot and enriching dope dealers. Judd notes that Floridians with various conditions would qualify, contending that even sleeping problems or stress might do the trick.

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Florida governor will veto bill to raise speed limits
Miami Herald
"I want everybody to stay safe, I don't want anybody to be injured," Scott said. "I think by doing this we are doing the right thing for our troopers and the right thing for law enforcement. I've been to too many law enforcement funerals."

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Marijuana: Baked brains
The Economist
The new research suggests that this is at least a shaky line to draw, as even modest recreational pot-smoking seems to set the brain on a path to addiction—and perhaps to other types of cognitive impairment found in earlier studies.

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Madison County Sheriff's Office warns about 'donut challenge'
WCTV-TV
"It's a violation of law. I mean, it's a criminal mischievous issue to address with the destruction of county property and it's also a crime to be reckless driving," Epp Richardson, chief deputy at the Madison County Sheriff's Office said.
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Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson recognized as part of Internet newspaper's 5th anniversary
Headline Surfer
As part of its fifth anniversary celebration, Headline Surfer salutes Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson for his selfless leadership and proven experience in the mission of serving and protecting the county's residents.
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Deputies start using Smartwater to catch burglars in Palm Beach County
Sun Sentinel
Deputies are turning to a spray to slow the flow of crime in Palm Beach County. It's called Smartwater CSI, and it's a high-tech liquid that the sheriff's office expects to deter burglars and catch the ones who continue to steal.
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BCSO K-9 Unit gets donation from Hoover Middle School
Space Coast Daily
"I would like to thank all the students who participated in the project, their teacher for allowing them to participate in such a meaningful effort and Hoover Middle School for encouraging their students to take part in helping others in their community," Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.
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    Base Amendment 2 vote on fact, not emotion (Ocala Star-Banner)
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Gov. Rick Scott awards Medal of Heroism to Deputy 1st Class Gregory Rittger (WCTV-TV)
Port Canaveral security operations to be taken over by sheriff's office (WFTV-TV)
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