We don’t take pleasure in other’s tragedy or believe in kicking someone when they are down, so this post should not be taken the wrong way.
Given the challenges we’ve had in Seminole and Brevard Counties with their outrageous proximity ordinances, it’ll be interesting to see what becomes of one of their Assistant State Attorneys who is responsible for prosecuting these ordinances. Will he get off with a diversion program or light sentence or is his life over?
We know that according to Bureau of Justice Statistics, within 5 years of release, 82.1% of property offenders were arrested for a new crime, compared to 76.9% of drug offenders, 73.6% of public order offenders, and 71.3% of violent offenders.
It should also be noted that by the time they are seniors, almost 70 percent of high school students will have tried alcohol and half will have taken an illegal drug.(Johnston, L.D.; O’Malley, P.M.; Bachman, J.G.; and Schulenberg, J.E. Monitoring the Future National Results on Adolescent Drug Use: Overview of Key Findings, 2013. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2013.)
Given the fact that the recidivism rate of drug offenders is frightening and high, we MUST serve the County’s compelling interest to promote, protect and improve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the County, particularly children, by prohibiting drug offenders from living or entering into certain areas where children are known to regularly congregate.
We MUST pass a law that provides that no drug offender shall enter into or remain within the 1,000-foot buffer zone surrounding any school, daycare center, park or playground!
For more information on the arrested prosecutor, visit: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/03/brevard-county-sheriffs-deputies-arrest-brevardseminole-state-attorneys-office-employee-on-drug-charges/