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The devastation that's really happening in Colorado
The Weekly Standard
President Barack Obama recently visited Denver, was offered marijuana, and laughed. His administration made possible the open marketing and use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state by directing that federal law not be enforced. … To get the ballot amendment passed, promises were made to the residents of Colorado. The marijuana market would be tightly monitored, and strictly regulated, "from seed to sale."
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Florida's effective policies: Pill mill crackdown pays off
The Ledger
Florida, once labeled "the pill mill capital of the country," has shown that it's ready to relinquish that title. A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that changes in Florida policies and law enforcement have led to what appears to be "the first documented substantial decline in drug overdose mortality in any state during the past 10 years."
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Theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests
CNN
Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World. Inside his rented house in a suburban Orlando neighborhood filled with children, he sits in a folding chair in a nearly empty room, wires dangling in the corner where his computer used to be connected. Now, he can't be online or near children. "Anyone that works around children, whether it's a church, in the nursery, or whether it's Disney or any of our other theme parks, we should be able to give a polygraph examination to them," said Sheriff Grady Judd.
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The challenge and meaning of leadership
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As I presented each student with the class challenge coin, it occurred to me that they understood the challenge of leadership better than most. In fact, while in the class they had accepted a leadership challenge presented by the first class to support the kids at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch (FSYR).
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Marijuana edibles experiment shows urgency for parents to have the 'edibles talk' with kids
KMGH-TV
New laws have created greater access to marijuana edibles for Colorado children, so CALL7 investigators wanted to put Denver-area kids to the test. Would they know the difference between their favorite sweet and a look-a-like infused with marijuana?
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Teen honored by Nassau County Sheriff
WJXT-TV
Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper awarded a local teen as the "Top Female Cadet" for her hard work and dedication to the Northeast Florida Camp Cadet program.
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Sheriff's mapping tool lets you search crime in your neighborhood
Orlando Sentinel
Why was there a sheriff's helicopter hovering over my neighborhood? Why were deputies putting up crime-scene tape down my street? Those answers are now at your fingertips and just a few clicks away. The Broward Sheriff's Office is making the information available for more than a dozen cities and towns it serves. … "Engaging the public is key to crime prevention," sheriff's spokeswoman Gina Carter said.
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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office targets dangerous intersections for walkers, cyclists
Sun Sentinel
Jaywalkers beware. Failing to cross the street properly could land you a ticket. And motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians face the same fate. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office over the next two months is targeting intersections in Palm Beach County that have a high number of pedestrian and bike crashes, hoping that a slap on the wrist can get people to change bad habits that can turn deadly.
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Kids have fun, get up-close view of law, officers at sheriffs' camp
The Palm Beach Post
Instead of having kids go off to camp, Harmony in the Streets, a program which caters to kids age 6 to 12, holds camps in neighborhoods and community centers to make them more accessible. Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches director of camping services Cori Welbes said, "We bring this free camp to kids all over Florida who wouldn't get to attend a camp otherwise."
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The devastation that's really happening in Colorado
The Weekly Standard
The marijuana market would be tightly monitored, and strictly regulated, "from seed to sale." There were assurances of no underage youth involvement, no blatant advertising to kids, no interstate trafficking, or black-market criminal cartels running operations. All transactions would be regulated, controlled, and assessed.

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Brevard Sheriff's basketball team takes silver in national event
Florida Today
The Enforcers won their first five games beating LAPD's blue team to play in the gold medal game against LAPD's red team.

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Sheriff of quiet Florida town acquires military-style tank to protect officers' 'safety'
New Times Broward Palm Beach
Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson says it's needed to protect the safety of his officers.

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Operation Got Milk busts major baby formula theft ring in Central Florida
ClickOrlando.com
The Orange County Sheriff's Office said an investigation began in 2012 when it was discovered that thieves were stealing large amounts of baby formula from grocery stores in the Central Florida area.
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Attorney General Bondi's Weekly Briefing
The Florida Attorney General's Office
This week, I announced four appointments to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. This council was created through legislation passed and signed into law earlier this year to further combat human trafficking in Florida. Members will include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, legislators and experts in the fields of health, education and social services.
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How do we change police culture to save the lives of fellow officers?
By Mark Bond
As a profession, we openly talk about officer safety, yet we refuse to talk about the No. 1 killer of police officers: law enforcement suicide. Law enforcement suicide is real, yet the police culture continues to ignore the facts. What makes us afraid to talk about a real problem? Why do we not have stronger leadership on this issue?
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