Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cronyism and Corruption

Cronyism and Corruption Sunday, July 30, 2006 Kinloch C. Walpole (last) Corruption in government is a re-current theme in American politics. The bedrock of the current scandals plaguing Florida government was laid in the halls of Washington politics with the … Continue reading

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The 20th Anniversary of get-tough-on-crime

The 20th Anniversary of get-tough-on-crime Kinloch C. Walpole April 22, 2007 Twenty years of America’s “get-tough-on-crime” philosophy is unraveling the fabric of our society and in the process creating more crime than it sought to combat. Get-tough-on-crime started with the … Continue reading

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Ex-prison chief to plead guilty to receiving bribe

James Crosby plead guilty to accepting kick backs in federal court. What did not happen was that the state of Florida as in the Frankie Valdes case, proved incapable, was unwilling or refused to prosecute the secretary of the Department … Continue reading

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Mob Rule and Vigilante Justice

Mob Rule and Vigilante Justice Kinloch C. Walpole August 15, 2007 On July 17, 1999, inmate Frankie Valdes was murdered inside Florida State Prison by self appointed vigilantes from the criminal justice community. The autopsy showed he had 22 broken … Continue reading

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Legislature fails to act on statewide grand jury study

MAY 21, 2011 What grand jury? Florida Legislature fails to pass ‘essential’ ethics reform Steve Bousquet’s Saturday column: Reform is essential to remedy the perception that those in leadership roles fail to set a noble example of service and are … Continue reading

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Attorney General on Statewide Grand Jury Investigation

This is the announcement made by the Attorney General on the results of the Statewide Grand Jury Investigation: Statewide Grand Jury Makes Anti-Corruption Recommendations in First Interim Report The Office of Statewide Prosecution today released the first Interim Report of … Continue reading

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Welfare and drug testing

TALLAHASSEE — People applying for welfare benefits must pay for drug testing under a bill Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Tuesday. If they pass, they’ll be reimbursed for the cost of the test. If they don’t, they won’t receive … Continue reading

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