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Month: August 2012

Florida Supreme Court Tackles Life Sentences for Juveniles

Sentencing for juvenile crimes is a hot-button issue in Florida and one that is overdue for some resolution. In May 2010 the United States Supreme Court ruled in Graham v. Florida, holding that juveniles who have not killed a person may not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Over 75 juvenile inmates in Florida …

Orlando Police Department Updates Vehicles in the Fight Against DUIs

The Orlando Police Department (OPD) has released a statement on the effectiveness of the DUI Enforcement Team. In 2011, under the oversight of the team, law enforcement personnel made close to 4,500 traffic stops at checkpoints and through patrols. In addition, police affected almost 300 arrests in Orlando. In light of this, the OPD has …

OC Sheriff Accused of Under-Reporting Thefts

A lawsuit has brought forth allegations that the Orange County Sheriff has released incorrect crime data when he reported fewer burglaries than those that actually occurred. The under-reporting was especially an issue at hotels near Disney World. The lawsuit implies that the OC Sheriff’s actions were based on an attempt to be politically correct and …

Mandatory Minimums and Private Prisons in Florida: Part Two

In a previous post, we discussed the idea that reforming mandatory minimums, rather than privatizing the prison system, is likely the best solution for over incarceration and prison overcrowding in Florida. First, we noted that mandatory minimum sentences provide unnecessarily harsh consequences for crimes that do not always warrant prison time. Additionally, we discussed the significant financial …

Mandatory Minimums and Private Prisons in Florida: Part One

Earlier this year, Florida barely escaped a dangerous push to privatize 29 prisons in the state. The legislation aimed at privatizing prisons was introduced, in part, to address the serious overcrowding in Florida’s prisons. This significantly dangerous overcrowding can partially be attributed to Florida’s severe mandatory minimum sentencing laws. The number of prisoners incarcerated in …

Residents want Cluster Buster Ordinance that Targets Sex Offenders in Orlando

In Orlando, some Florida property owners are not content with the particular location of their home. One man residing in western Orlando has now learned that there are more than 50 sex offenders all living in his community. With 53 convicted sex offenders just 1/4 mile from his home, his concern has become quite vocal. In some instances, …

State Court Ruling Jeopardizes Millions of Dollars in Fines

Many drivers throughout the state of Florida have gone to their mailboxes and received an unwelcome surprise – a ticket for running a red light with their image captured on film. The resulting fines have resulted in millions of dollars in income across the state. In 2010, a law was passed permitting the cameras. This …

Orlando Cop Car Cameras, But Now Garbage Truck Cameras?

Orlando is in the process of spending $200,000 to install video cameras in 75 city garbage trucks in an effort to reduce accidents and insurance costs. These cameras have been operating on the trucks for free since January, and city officials believe they are already making a difference. The cameras, mounted on the dashboard of …

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