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July 2015 Archives

Caregiver may be accused of grave criminal acts

Florida residents are likely aware of the ongoing search for a two-year-old boy who was reported missing just days ago. The child was reportedly inside of a parked vehicle when someone stole that car and left the immediate area. The man who was caring for the boy at the time of the incident is now under suspicion concerning his disappearance, and could soon face charges for serious criminal acts.

Florida fishing dispute leads to violent crime charges

A former assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was recently arrested after an altercation with three boys. Police are still investigating the series of events that led the 48-year-old man to allegedly assault at least one boy, and additional charges could follow. The story is an example of how quickly a disagreement between parties can lead to an incident that results in violent crime charges.

Teen charged as an adult in violent crime case

When a minor is accused of a serious crime, the manner in which the situation is handled should include a high level of care and concern. Young people in Florida or elsewhere do not have the mental faculties required to make consistently good decisions, a fact that has been proved in many different medical and social studies. That said, when a young person is accused of a serious violent crime, society demands an appropriate response.

County to address marijuana possession with fines, not jail

As the nation struggles to reach a consensus on how to approach the use of marijuana, individual states have taken very different stances on the matter. In a recent decision, Florida's Miami-Dade County has made a commitment to stop treating the possession of marijuanas a serious crime, and instead issue simple fines for those caught carrying small volumes of the drug. For many who are advocates of the legalization of marijuana, the move is viewed as a victory of sorts.

College athlete facing violent crime charges

A quarterback for Florida State University has been arrested and charged with battery in connection with an incident that took place in a local bar. The young man has been suspended from the football team in the wake of those accusations, and now faces trial on violent crime charges. As of the time of this report, the only information released in the matter comes from the police report and statements made by a state attorney prosecuting the case.

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