Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lets take our blinders off

My only regret is that there is no mention of the kids that get caught up in the same traps as these battered women doing life sentences. They live in an insular world and when their mommies and families don’t … Continue reading

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Balance of Power (?)

Not sure what to make of this distortion of the balance of power but it is hard to believe that the legislature can trump a decision of a court in a jury settlement. Would love to see a business try … Continue reading

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Twisted Ethics

 Here is a state whose wife was given a gift of $500,000 by a contractor when her husband was a county commissioner. Now, now one gives that kind of money to the wife of an elected official without some kind … Continue reading

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Rule could cost child support debtors only income

” Thousands of poor and disabled men stand to lose their only income next year because of a change in government policy that will allow states to seize every dollar of federal benefits from people who owe back child support…..The … Continue reading

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Florida legislature has proposal for increasing grade point averages for Bright Future Scholarships

  It appears that the Florida Legislature is on track to increase the GPA required to obtain and renew Bright Futures Scholarships. Those coming out of prison that are planning to attend college and have been away from school for … Continue reading

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The first in what will likely be a series of post mortems on prison privatization fiasco

 Don’t know why I should be surprised by anything in this article but was caught off guard by the mention of bail bondsmen as part of the prison industrial complex. The fact that the bill went down with a vote … Continue reading

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Big brother and the law of unintended consequences

 Never thought the Supreme Court ruling on GPS tracking devices would create such a wave of actions. Parts of it are almost humorous and it means the law enforcement community will have to go back to good old detective work. … Continue reading

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