Weekly Update 2021-05-25 Ref#152

  Dear Members and Advocates, You know a scenario has played out far too often when a Federal Appellate Court decision begins with the words, “This is another of those cases…” Before a case gets to a Circuit Court of Appeals it had to have gone through the...

Weekly Update 2021-05-21 Ref#151

Dear Members and Advocates, I felt nauseous the second I read the headline. “Florida sex offender tries to abduct 11-year-old girl at bus stop” was the title of the article in the NY Post. The story began, “An 11-year-old girl fought off a knife-wielding would-be...

Weekly Update 2021-05-11 Ref#150

Dear Members and Advocates, What makes school zones “safe” for children? Residency restrictions and proximity ordinances preventing persons required to register as sex offenders from living or even entering within thousands of feet of a school somehow create the...

Weekly Update 2021-04-29 Ref#148

Dear Members and Advocates, Senate Bill 234 has passed through the Florida Legislature and is now on its way to Governor DeSantis for signature. This Bill was the primary focus of our Legislative Committee this session and over the course of the last few months...

Weekly Update 2021-04-21 Ref#147

Dear Members and Advocates, Yesterday, a jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. It was the culmination of deliberation that lasted a couple of days, a trial that lasted a few weeks, and a prosecution...

Weekly Update 2021-04-15 Ref#145

Dear Members and Advocates, I’d like to think we accomplished something big last week. The language that we were so concerned about in Senator Book’s Bill, SB 234; “A day includes any part of a calendar day” might be gone! I say “might” because you never know what...

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