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Pam Bondi files challenge to Florida medical marijuana initiative
Reuters via The Huffington Post
"But if the amendment passed, Florida law would allow marijuana in limitless situations," Attorney General Pam Bondi wrote. "Any physician could approve marijuana for seemingly any reason to seemingly any person, of any age — including those without any 'debilitating disease.' So long as a physician held the opinion that the drug use 'would likely outweigh' the risks, Florida would be powerless to stop it."
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FDA urging a tighter rein on painkillers
The New York Times
"These are very difficult trade-offs that our society has to make," said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "The reason we approve these drugs is for people in pain. But we can’t ignore the epidemic on the other side."
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BSO to hold prescription take back event, Shred-A-Thon
The Associated Press via Miami Herald
The Broward Sheriff's Office will be holding a Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet prescription drug take back event on Saturday in Dania Beach. It's free to attend. The prescription drug take back program allows participants to turn in unused or expired prescription medication to receive a $5 gift card.
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Chemical cocktails the main killers in Polk County drug deaths
The Ledger
Last year, 4,944 people died statewide with one or more prescription drug in their system. And the majority of those deaths involved multiple drugs, according to the report. "They're taking a whole pharmacy of stuff," Stephen Nelson, Polk County medical examiner, said.
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Sedwick case could hasten statewide crackdown on cyberbullying
The News Service of Florida via WJCT-TV
Sheriff Grady Judd, who is president of the Florida Sheriffs Association, is calling for other types of penalties for cyberbullying. That includes counseling and anti-bullying classes, anger management classes through the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and — perhaps most daunting for youths — the loss of access to cellphones.
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Florida lawmakers may have to tackle Internet cafes again
Sun Sentinel
Internet cafe operators argued they were legal under the sweepstakes law that allowed, for example, McDonald's to run its popular Monopoly giveaways.
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Transporter plates allow lawful movement of nonregistered vehicles
Florida Sheriffs Association
Have you seen an orange license plate with "Transporter" on it? While a vehicle with a transporter plate is not registered, the plate must display a valid decal. The driver of a vehicle with a transporter plate must be able to show proof of insurance during a traffic stop.
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National Missing Children's Day Awards
Missing and Exploited Children's Program
Each year the United States Department of Justice, through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, recognizes the efforts of individuals, organizations and agencies that have made a significant contribution to protecting children during the prior calendar year.
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Broward to hold law enforcement trust fund workshop
The Associated Press via Naples Daily News
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said he and the agency look forward to helping organizations become more successful in serving the community.
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FSA Blog: Halloween safety tips
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Just as you open the door, you realize your neighborhood has once again been invaded by hundreds of munchkins, goblins and little monsters all looking for a treat — and you forgot it's Halloween. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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6 Florida sheriffs' offices receive COPS hiring grants
Florida Sheriffs Association
"The COPS Office is pleased to assist local law enforcement agencies throughout the country address their most critical public safety issues," said Joshua Ederheimer, acting director of the COPS Office.

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Is BlueLine Connect the future of law enforcement collaboration?
By Liz Murphy
David Riker, president and chief operating officer of Bratton Technologies, kept hearing one thing from all levels of law enforcement: "Our biggest issue is that we can’t find each other. We don’t have the tools we need to collaborate." To address this, the Bratton Technologies team recently unveiled a new professional network exclusively for law enforcement: BlueLine Connect. And it's already off to a running start. Within 48 hours of BlueLine's launch at this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia, the network had 1,300 registered users.
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2014 National Missing Children's Day poster contest
Missing and Exploited Children's Program
The annual contest creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement and other child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with children, parents and guardians, and to promote child safety.
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