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Sheriff grateful for support after death of Sgt. Mike Wilson
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sgt. Ingrid Sebastian of the Charlotte Sheriff's Office said: "We sometimes forget that there is a whole world of considerate and caring people out there that support us and the job we do. While those people don't always understand the why and how of our job, they quietly continue to back us up, trusting in us and our agency to do the right thing."
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Florida's pension fund gains $10 billion in value
Tampa Bay Business Journal
The Florida Retirement System pension plan grew by 13 percent during the last fiscal year to reach a value of $132 billion. That double-digit growth through the end of June added almost $10 billion to the pension plan's value.
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Experts: Thousands of children fall prey to trafficking
The Tampa Tribune
A recent nationwide crackdown by the FBI on child sex trafficking yielded 159 arrests and freed 105 children — nearly all girls between 13- and 17-years-old — but experts say that was only the tip of the iceberg.
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Leon county takes home big win at FSEA state championships
WTXL-TV
Sheriff Larry Campbell said: "I am happy to congratulate our Explorers. We are very proud of them. They have expressed an interest in the law enforcement field and they are becoming role models for our community."
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Florida sheriffs unanimously support 'Stand Your Ground' law
The Huffington Post
"The right to self-defense is well established in law. The Florida sheriffs confirmed this position by voting unanimously at the 2013 Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference to support the 'Stand Your Ground' law, as it is currently written," FSA President and Polk county Sheriff Grady Judd said in an official statement.
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Parker new top cop at Eastern Florida State College
Space Coast Daily
"Jack Parker is among the most respected and distinguished law enforcement officials in Florida and has devoted his life to protecting the residents of Brevard county," said Dr. Jim Richey, president of Eastern Florida State College.
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Man convicted of running pill-mill ring from Ohio to Florida
The Columbus Dispatch
In Franklin county, Ohio, assistant prosecutors argued in court that Ruben J. Rhodes used a fraudulent Florida identification to be prescribed the pills in Miami, then brought them back to Ohio. Detectives from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Division of Police testified that Rhodes admitted his conduct to them.
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Florida sheriffs unanimously support 'Stand Your Ground' law
The Huffington Post
"The right to self-defense is well established in law. The Florida Sheriffs confirmed this position by voting unanimously, at the 2013 Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference, to support the 'Stand Your Ground law' as it is currently written," FSA President and Polk county Sheriff Grady Judd said in an official statement.

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Social media and the police
By Brandon Elliott
Today, nearly everyone is actively part of some form of online social media, and police officers are no exception. Generally, police officers that take part in social media are smart about what they post and say online. We all know by now that the Internet can become an open record that anyone can see.

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Warrantless cellphone tracking is upheld
The New York Times
In a significant victory for law enforcement, a federal appeals court said that government authorities could extract historical location data directly from telecommunications carriers without a search warrant. This is the first ruling that squarely addresses the constitutionality of warrantless searches of historical location data stored by cellphone service providers.

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Judge: New York's 'stop-and-frisk' practice is unconstitutional
Reuters
Judge Shira Scheindlin called the "stop-and-frisk" practice employed by the New York Police Department "indirect racial profiling." It targeted racially defined groups, resulting in the disproportionate and discriminatory stopping of tens of thousands of blacks and Hispanics while the city highest officials "turned a blind eye," Scheindlin said.
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On-the-spot translation technology in over 180 languages
Malden Patch
A city as diverse as Malden, Mass., can call for special precautions to ensure swift communications in an emergency. Thanks to new technology obtained by the city, first responders and some government departments will have access to a mobile, live interpretation service called "Enabling Language Service Anywhere."
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Washington, DC: National Law Enforcement Officers Museum moves forward
Washington Business Journal
A new museum in Washington, D.C. takes years — sometimes decades — to get from planning to ribbon cutting. The National Law Enforcement Officers Museum is one critical step closer to that phase, 13 years after it was first authorized by Congress.
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