Prison + Profit

It’s almost like arresting drug addicts and spending tax dollars to put them in overpriced storage containers only to release them later with no rehabilitation and with a record that denies them from having a good job doesn’t really work for society. Are humans actually so ignorant that they believe these efforts are effective? Or […] »

Florida Man shouts “I am God” and punches a cop in the head

Jacob Bortz
A Melbourne man was taken into custody early Sunday after police say he punched a Melbourne police officer in the side of the head. Police arrived at Radnor Drive and Central Boulevard in Melbourne around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and saw 19-year-old Jacob Bortz running around, flailing and shouting a female’s name in the street, according […] »

Florida police fatally shoot woman threatening suicide

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Authorities say a Florida police SWAT team shot and killed an armed woman who had been threatening suicide. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says a Sunrise Police SWAT team went to an apartment Friday where an armed woman had barricaded herself inside and was threatening to kill herself. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said in a […] »

Quota? Florida troopers told to write 2 citations an hour per shift

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A top official with the Florida Highway Patrol has told troopers they aren’t writing enough speeding tickets. The Tampa Bay Times reports Maj. Mark Welch of Troop H in Tallahassee told troopers under his command via email that “the patrol wants to see two citations each hour” adding that it’s not […] »

Winter Haven police officer arrested for sex with teenage girl

William Kenna
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A Winter Haven police officer has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 17-year-old girl. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 39-year-old Winter Haven police Officer William Kenna was arrested early Saturday after the department received a tip about the relationship. Winter Haven Police say officers found Kenna […] »

Florida Woman grabs deputy’s crotch, won’t let go

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CRESTVIEW – A woman who grabbed a deputy’s crotch and refused to let go was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and simple assault. The 35-year-old Crestview woman, whose house was too cluttered to allow officers to enter safely, also armed herself with a hammer before coming out of the house. Okaloosa County […] »

Pinellas County Deputy boasts online, “Nothing Like Almost Shooting Someone to Set Your Head Right”

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A Florida sheriff’s deputy is out of a job after a photo surfaced of him boasting about almost shooting someone to “set [his] head right.” The Snapchat photo, which was posted June 25, shows Deputy Austen Callus, 23, sitting in a vehicle in plain clothes. The caption read, “Nothing like almost shooting someone to set […] »