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Month: April 2013

Florida to Act on Orders of Execution More Quickly

Sometimes when legislators are facing dramatic budget cuts, they make smart choices that ultimately benefit their constituents while saving money at the same time. Unfortunately, at other times legislators either use the excuse of budget cuts to pass controversial and harmful legislative agendas or simply look in the wrong places for the answers. Florida is …

Cyber Thieves Targeting Infrastructure

Although it may seem as if cyber fraud is already rampant online, cybercriminals are coming up with new and even more malevolent ways to attack people online in exchange for greater pay-offs. Over the last couple of months many cyber thieves have started to target elements of website infrastructure such as hosting services, domain naming services, and …

Parramore Residents Push For More Cameras to Deter Crime

A neighborhood led drive is happening to prevent crime in one of Orlando’s local neighborhoods that is inundated with crime. More than a few hundred of the inhabitants of Parramore have put their signature on a petition requesting police to place additional cameras on the roads where they live because they trust that where there is …

Celebrity Arrest Round Up

As the award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested on April 19 for disorderly conduct in Georgia, she supposedly told the officer who arrested her that he would be on the national news. However, that didn’t seem to deter the state trooper from taking her and her husband, who was accused of drunk driving, into custody. …

How to Avoid Consensual Police Encounters

In today’s society, average citizens are finding themselves in “consensual conversations” with police officers that are leading to more trouble then they initially thought would happen. Due to the fact that police officers carry guns, handcuffs, are seen as authority figures, and ultimately have the power to arrest you, many people appear to be intimidated …

Tips For Preventing Home Burglary

According to crime statistics, the most violent crime for residents in Central Florida are victims of residential burglary. Compared to Orlando having 24 murders, police have investigated over 3,000 home burglaries in 2012 alone. Police still receive and respond to approximately 7 calls a day for home burglaries. For residents who want to make their home undesirable and …

Florida Finally Follows Suit With Texting and Driving Legislation

While Florida is a fairly Liberal state in most areas, as of April 2013, Florida was one of the last five states in the country to have any effective legislature against texting while driving. Sen. Nancy Detert, Republican representative from Venice, FL has been trying to have this bill on texting from mobile devices while …

State Effectively Targets Prescription Drug Trade

The prescription drug epidemic escalated across the nation about 10 years ago. Sometimes called “hillbilly heroin” – people began prescription drug use to satisfy old drug habits or to start new ones. The epidemic reached to Florida where the startling statistics shocked many. Physicians bought record numbers of one of the prescriptions, oxycodone. Since then, …

“Taser Happy” Officers No Longer Under Watchful Eye

For six years, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has been under the watchful eye of the U.S. Department of Justice for their handling of Tasers. The U.S. DOJ announced on April 2 that they were ending their oversight of the OC Sheriff’s Office because they complied with the U.S. DOJ directives. In Jan. 2007, the …

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