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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Violent Sexual Predators Held Indefinitely – For A Profit

Posted: Jun 09, 2015 8:46 PM EST Updated: Jun 09, 2015 8:46 PM EST Andrea Praegitzer, NBC-2 6/9/15 — ARCADIA, FLa. — There’s only one place in the entire country where violent sexual predators are committed indefinitely that is run by a for-profit company.

It’s in Arcadia, Florida – on the outskirts of town, […]

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CALIFORNIA STATE AUDITOR: FORENSIC AUDIT JUDGE DALE WELLS RIVERSIDE SUPERIOR COURT

 

Petitioning Governor Jerry Brown

Elena Blank

 

Judge Dale Wells, has victimized children by retaliating against parents, predominantly mothers, in the Riverside Superior Court, in the United States. Judge Wells trademark is to issue non noticed expartes, declare mothers an immediate flight risk and remove their young children from them causing […]

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Mike Gatto Leads Fight To Protect Children, Calls For Audit Of Counties’ Child Protective Services

 

(From left) Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) met with baby Sammy and his parents, Alex and Anna Nikolayev, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), and Slavic Community Leader Florin Ciuriuc last week at the California State Capitol.

Assembly Appropriations Committee Chairman demands answers following the murder of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez and seizure […]

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Deported Parents Face Hurdles To Reunite With U.S. Citizen Children

http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/2013/jun/10/deported-parents-face-hurdles-reunite-us-citizen-c/

 

SAN DIEGO — On a hot Monday afternoon in Tijuana, Daniel Bribiescas is taking a new client, 24-year-old Tania Velasquez, to the local office of Mexico’s child welfare agency.

Bribiescas is a lawyer who works for the Madre Asunta shelter for migrant women and children. His job is to help deportees piece […]

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“Power Tends To Corrupt, And Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.” Lord Acton

California Statesman: A We Are 1776 Column

By Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks, California)

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”- Lord Acton

There are few cases that show the truth in this proverb as clearly as when Child Protective Services (CPS) tears a baby from his loving mother’s arms without a […]

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California auditor: 1,000 state-licensed facilities match sex offenders’ addresses

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The California state auditor has found that more than 1,000 state-licensed facilities — including more than 600 for kids — matched addresses in the sex-offender registry, saying oversight mechanisms lag behind state requirements.

The state Department of Social Services “cites the lack of resources as the primary reason why it has not implemented […]

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A NATIONAL REPORT CARD ON LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ABUSED & NEGLECTED CHILDREN

A NATIONAL REPORT CARD ON LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ABUSED & NEGLECTED CHILDREN

GRADES AT A GLANCE-how did your state score ?

Alabama 73 C                       Missouri 61

Alaska 71 C                           Montana 79 C

Arizona 63 D   […]

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