Month: August 2017

Public Health and Safety Complaint Lodged Against Forced Homeless Encampment

Recopied from Florida Action Committee Public Health and Safety Complaint Lodged Against Forced Homeless Encampment by Florida Action Committee FAC has reported a public health and safety concern to the Broward and Miami-Dade County Health Departments, the Florida Department of Health, the US Department of Health and Human Services and OSHA. The letter, which can be […]

Notes from Federal Sentencing Seminar

Notes from Federal Sentencing Seminar by Florida Action Committee The following are notes from The Twenty-Sixth Annual National Seminar on Federal Sentencing sponsored by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, (www.NACDL.org) The Criminal Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, and the Criminal Justice Section of The American […]

Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality?

Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality? by Florida Action Committee | The following are excerpts from this article. Offenders convicted of sex crimes are now singled out for surveillance and restrictions far more punitive than those who commit other types of crime. More than 800,000 Americans are now registered sex offenders. Tracking them has created a booming surveillance industry. Studies have found that rates in […]

Male Teacher at Oakleaf High (Florida) arrested on sex charge

Male Teacher at Oakleaf High (Florida) arrested on sex charge A 25-year-old teacher at Oakleaf High School faces a sex charge after he was arrested Tuesday amid an investigation into inappropriate text messages reported by a student’s parent, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities interviewed the girl, whose age was not listed, and […]

Threats to arrest convicted sex offenders at City Union Mission prompt federal lawsuit

Recopied from Florida Action Committee Threats to arrest convicted sex offenders at City Union Mission prompt federal lawsuit The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is targeting some sex offenders for arrest at the City Union Mission because it sits near a park, according to a federal lawsuit alleging that the practice violates the charity’s constitutionally protected […]

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