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Month: May 2013

How Aware Do People Have to be of Sexual Predators?

The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office recently instituted a policy of placing large red signs outside of the homes of people who have been designated as sexual predators under Florida law. Under the law a sexual predator is a person who has been convicted of either a first degree felony which is sexual nature, or more than one …

Will Law Enforcement Soon Use Breath Tests for Drug Use?

Breath test devices are notoriously unreliable. They are consistently challenged in court cases involving individuals suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). Even so, American law enforcement officials may soon embrace a newly created breath device that allegedly detects a dozen different kinds of controlled substance use. If so, breath test challenges could soon become …

US States Attempting to Lower Head Count in Jails

More people are in jails and prisons in the United States than in any other country in the world. As our prisons start to fill up, lawmakers have to start making decisions that lower the overall number of incarcerated individuals to a reasonable number, while keeping the general public out of harms way. Lawmakers in …

Recent Prostitution Sting Nabs 91 in central Florida

After users responded to ads on a website that allegedly connected prostitutes with johns, almost 100 people were arrested, including a 21-year-old man on his honeymoon in Orlando who left his wife at the plush resort. Authorities are conducting a further criminal probe into the website to determine the nature of their business. A sheriff’s …

BAC on Its Way to .05 to be Over Legal Limit

The National Transportation Safety Board in Washington has taken a new look at the DUI limits, and made a recommendation to the states that the BAC limit be lowered to .05. Since 2009, the legal limit has been .08, which legally determined the sobriety level for someone driving a vehicle. Law enforcement arrests those driving at …

Death of Unborn Child Warrants a Separate Criminal Charge

A bill making the death of an unborn child a separate crime from an offense against the mother has passed the Florida House. H.B.759 passed on a vote of 74-43 on Thursday and includes the provision that criminal charges would apply even if the perpetrator did not know the woman was pregnant. A similar bill has …

Florida Makes Funeral Protesting a Crime

The state of Florida has decided to take a strong stand on the protests that have sprung up against protesters making political statements at funerals; the protests have been a particular problem at the funerals of members of the armed forces and have taken place across the U.S. In response the Florida State Legislature has …

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