Monthly Archives: February 2012

By the book

Don’t know why, but every time something goes wrong or badly in law enforcement, it seems as if the justification was that it went by the book and so all parties are absolved. Never once have I seen or heard … Continue reading

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Emergency room holds no mental-health solutions

Mental health issues that require medications can be a stumbling block for those coming out of prison. More often than not, a person coming out of prison will have a 30 day supply of medications. They will also have an … Continue reading

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Beyond college rankings

A choice of schools for those getting out of prison is critical. It seems as if the ones that offer the most attractive admissions are sometimes the ones with the lowest rankings and graduation rates. “…The popular college rankings focus … Continue reading

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SFC program puts GED students on path to success

 This is a most relevant and critical article for those women coming out of prison with General Educational Development (GED) diplomas that want to enter college. Never realized the dropout rate for those with GEDs was so high. It is … Continue reading

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Criminalizing politics is too easy

Back in the day, probably the two most uncanny observers of politics were Mark Twain and cowboy philosopher Will Rogers. “Mark Twain quipped in the 1870s. “We have the best government that money can buy”  “Will Rogers observed half a … Continue reading

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City votes to tear down, rebuild police station for $11 million

This is an interesting proposition on two counts. The first is that Gainesville is a college town where the economic engines are education, medicine and government. In a city of 125,000 residents living in an area of about 62 square … Continue reading

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State Employee Drug Test Bills Moving in Florida

 Not so sure what is going on in Tallahassee but it seems as if they could use some anti-psychotic medications. They are on a maniac role of bad decisions based on some poorly thought out positions. They just got their … Continue reading

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