BEWARE A FRIENDLY GUY WITH A SALES PITCH

I am sitting here shaking my head and beating myself up for failure to do due diligence when approached by a representative by the name of Travis Lipp to change my credit card processing.

I was happy with the system I was using but always willing to upgrade to make my business […]

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Harvard Finds Florida Among Most Politically Corrupt States In U.S.

Harvard Law School’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics is out with a fascinating new report measuring legal and illegal corruption in American states, and Florida does not fare particularly well.

The deep dive is here, but here’s the short take:

Illegal corruption is “moderately common” in Florida’s executive branch. Illegal corruption is […]

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Kids For Cash Scheme Exposes Horrors of For-Profit Prisons:

Joe Wright Activist Post

The fact that the United States leads the world in prison population is becoming common knowledge. Somewhat lesser known is the direct connection between corporate prisons and incarceration rates. There is no starker example of this than Louisiana which leads the world in for-profit prisons and, just coincidentally, happens […]

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Orphaned By Deportation

18-year-old activist fights to bring mother back to US CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Associated Press

MIAMI – He remembers the moment so clearly, the last time he saw his mother on American soil.

Associated Press- Melba Soza greets her son Jose as he arrives in Spain. “I was afraid you would have lost […]

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FDLE Chemist Accused Of Tampering With Evidence In 35 Counties

Former Pensacola crime laboratory chemist  Joseph Graves

 

 

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) –The Florida Department of Law Enforcement ordering a statewide review of crime lab drug evidence after a state crime lab chemist was relieved of duty for allegedly stealing drugs.

Jerry Bailey, the head of FDLE, made the announcement Saturday morning in Tallahassee.  […]

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Lawsuits Allege Private Prison Company Covered Up Youth Sex Abuse

 

A pair of recent lawsuits against a private youth prison operator in Florida amplify claims that the company, Youth Services International, has frequently covered up reports that staff sexually abused young people held inside its facilities.

According to a suit filed in October in federal court, the top administrator at one YSI […]

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Florida Senator Pushes For Abusive Youth Prison Company To Face Hearing

A top lawmaker in Florida is calling for a legislative hearing on abuses at the state’s juvenile prisons run by the troubled for-profit contractor Youth Services International.

Darren Soto, one of the leading Democrats in the Florida Senate, sent letters Tuesday to fellow lawmakers and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which oversees […]

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Congress Working Less Than 1/3 Of Year In 2014, Getting Full Salary

(Source:AP)

WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – How would you like a job where you can work less than a third of the year and still make $174,000 with full benefits?

Turns out, all you have to do is get elected to Congress.

House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the Congressional schedule for 2014 and […]

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Lutheran Services And DCF Problems In Lee County Florida

By Marian Scirrotto https://www.facebook.com/marian.scirrotto

7-13-13

We have a serious problem… We have 2 teenage girls that have ran away from DCF in Lee County, The mother is frantic.. They were calling her and letting her know they were safe until the Lee County Sheriff Office got involved today and the mother called and […]

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