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Month: April 2018

When a Massage Becomes a Crime

DISCLAIMER: This blog was written to inform the general public of the recent events that have occurred at popular massage parlors around the country. The information presented was gathered from multiple legitimate news sources, linked throughout the blog and again at the end. According to an in-depth Buzzfeed investigation, as of November 2017, over 180 …

Volusia County Sheriff to Charge Parents Fines for Threats

Teenagers in one central Florida county have gone too far, according to a disgruntled sheriff. Sheriff Mike Chitwood of Volusia County has proposed issuing steep fines to parents of students who invent school shooting threats. He believes holding the parents accountable will put an end to their proliferation and force parents to be more involved …

It’s Time to Mandate Recorded Interrogations in Florida

The Black Lives Matter movement has shed light on police misconduct throughout America. As a society, we are more aware of the reality that police officers do not always uphold the law when conducting their duties to protect and serve their communities. Due to heightened skepticism of law enforcement procedures, many police departments have adopted …

Daycare Centers Should be Required to Use Video Surveillance

A simple Google News search of “daycare abuse in Florida” uncovers a stream of disturbing headlines describing individual instances of child abuse throughout the state. It’s enough to make any working parent second-guess her decision to place her children in daycare, even though she took the time to find a clean, reputable, and effective facility …

Alternative Sanctions Program for Felony Probation Violations

Defendants often have difficulty abiding by the specific probation conditions; yet failing to do so can lead to more serious consequences, like going back to jail or prison. In some cases, a defendant may even face a more severe sentence than he would have endured had probation not been a part of the original sentence. …

Teen Auto Theft Spirals Out of Control in Pinellas County

Teens in Pinellas County have brought the notorious game Grand Theft Auto into the third-dimension. An epidemic of underage kids strikes every night, stealing cars and going for joy rides. In the process, they destroy the cars they steal, risk their lives, and endanger others. On occasion, they die in the process. The issue has …

First Gun Restrictions in Florida in More Than 20 Years

The country’s deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook continues to draw national attention over a month later. The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which took the lives of 17 people in Parkland, Florida occurred on Valentine’s Day, yet has not faded from our news. Though previous shootings have taken more lives, Marjory Stoneman …

Things to Know for a Successful Truck Accident Claim

Large commercial trucks often crowd Florida’s major highways and city streets. From delivery trucks to gasoline tanker trucks, these heavy vehicles often pose a risk to drivers of passenger vehicles. Large trucks typically weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds, whereas today’s standard car weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. When a large truck strikes a passenger vehicle, …

How the Media Vilified the Pulse Shooter’s Wife

Two years after the Pulse shooting massacre, the shooter’s wife – Noor Salman – was found not guilty of aiding and abetting her husband. This came as a shock to many in the Orlando community who sought justice for the friends and family members they lost at Pulse. What many fail to realize, however, are …

8-Year-Old Boy Killed by Pickup Truck in Central Florida

Orlando police investigated an accident involving a pickup truck driver and an eight-year-old boy on a bicycle. The truck driver struck and killed the boy on a Wednesday afternoon near Conway Road and Michigan Street. The driver stopped and collaborated with law enforcement. It is unclear whether he faces charges at this time. The accident …

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