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Medical marijuana easy to get under proposed Florida law, sheriff says
Tampa Bay Times
"Authors of the amendment have included a truck-sized loophole in the definition of debilitating diseases, which changes the word disease into 'condition.' And what constitutes a valid 'condition?' " Judd wrote. "Any condition where the 'use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks' of someone who claimed to be sick. This means people who alleged minor ailments such as muscle spasms, neck pain, back pain and even menstrual cramps have qualified for government-sanctioned pot-smoking."
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Sheriff gives results of Operation Safe Families
Tampa Bay Newspapers
"Domestic violence impacts the lives of countless families and innocent children. Besides the immediate physical pain and emotional trauma often caused by domestic violence, I am greatly concerned because it is a cyclical behavior that harms the growth and development of the next generation—our children. While the formal task force known as Operation Safe Families has ended, citizens should rest assured knowing that no matter what day it is, the sheriffs of Florida will continue working to combat domestic violence," Gualtieri said.
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Sheriff Rutherford comes out against 'warning shots' bill
WOKV-FM
"It's gonna make prosecution much more difficult," he says. "I think what will happen is the dopers and the people who are carrying guns illegally out there on the street are gonna start pulling them more often. And when the police get there they’re gonna say, 'Well, I was defending myself.' And that’s a problem."
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Sheriff defends charging teen girls in Florida bullying case
Fox News
Grady Judd stands by handling of case, maintains that girls bullied victim.
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Gov. Scott coy on lieutenant governor pick
WOGX-TV
Gov. Scott speaks about why he could pick Sheriff Eslinger. "The Sheriff is a wonderful person. He's done a great job as Sheriff. He cares about our state. He's a statewide leader."
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Washington County BOCC emergency service moving under Sheriff's Department
Foster Folly News
In a 3-2 vote Nov. 19 the Washington County Board of County Commissioners agreed to place the emergency response personnel in the county (EMS, Fire Departments and 911 Office) under the direction of the Sheriff's Department.
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3 deserving students awarded Florida Sheriff's Association Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship
FSA
The Florida Sheriffs Association Memorial Scholarship serves as a lasting tribute to the vision and commitment of the Florida Sheriffs Association, its members, and the sheriffs of the state of Florida. Ryan Menard, Daniel Stachnik and Melissa Ochoa were the three recipients chosen by the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s Scholarship Committee.
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US Sheriffs getting armored vehicles left over from Iraq
The Associated Press via Fox News
At the height of the war in Iraq, the 18-ton armored vehicles were worth $500,000. Now the U.S. Department of Defense is giving these military fighting vehicles to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, under a national military surplus program.

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Florida marijuana amendment proposal flawed, bad impacts
Bradenton Herald
The Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition agrees with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi that the political committee People United for Medical Marijuana's proposed initiative petition being spearheaded by attorney John Morgan to amend the Florida Constitution is seriously flawed and would have a profoundly negative impact on the state of Florida.

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Medical marijuana push is a sham
The Ledger
If you thought the medical-marijuana initiative was intended to truly help those debilitated by serious diseases, think again. If that were the case, the authors of the amendment would not have included a truck-sized loophole in the definition of debilitating diseases qualifying a person to legally smoke pot.

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Highlands County to be among first counties for new program aimed at protecting children
Highlands Today
One of the reasons for starting the program in Highlands County earlier than most other counties is that Highlands County has a successful system where deputies from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office detectives and Department of Children and Family Services investigators work together well, Jacobo said.
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10 arrested in Walton County after undercover sex sting
WMBB-TV
It's this predatory act that sparked action from the Walton County Sheriff's Office, taking down 10 men in a multi-agency Internet sex sting. The WCSO dubbed it "Operation Turkey Hunt" and investigators call these men "sick in the head."
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